Germany Bound: 2011 US Women’s World Cup Team

Heather O'Reilly....does another champion label await for the US's Kristine Lilly heir apparent...

Oh man, back on the bandwagon. Feels like the Italy match just happened. The Women’s World Cup coming up and the US’s team, steeped in youth and looking to splash above their experience grade.

Heather O’Reilly will be there. Kristine Lilly for the first time since the 1980’s will not.

Don't let the sultry image fool you. This vixen is deadly in front of the next. Ask Italy...

Striker Sydney Leroux was fence sitting and sadly won’t be there. While Alex Morgan‘s got her boarding pass before today and is primed to be the Chicharito to Abby Wambach’s Rooney. Might we add that Morgan’s is also a big Pauly D and Jersey Shore fan (let’s hope that’s a fad.)

Our lone commentary this morning?

Want more background on the US Women’s Team? That’s here. The ABC’s of the USWNT

More from the experts as well at the All White Kit.

Video: Alex Morgan gathers it and deposits it to put Italy to the sword right before the whistle.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup will run from June 26-July 17 in nine German cities. The Americans open their tournament on June 28 against Korea DPR in Dresden.

Your USA 2011 Women’s World Cup team is….

GOALKEEPERS: Nicole Barnhart (Philadelphia Independence), Jill Loyden (magicJack), Hope Solo (magicJack)

DEFENDERS: Rachel Buehler (Boston Breakers), Stephanie Cox (Boston Breakers), Ali Krieger (out of contract), Amy LePeilbet (Boston Breakers), Heather Mitts (Atlanta Beat), Christie Rampone (magicJack),  Becky Sauerbrunn (magicJack)

MIDFIELDERS:  Shannon Boxx (magicJack), Tobin Heath (Sky Blue FC),, Lori Lindsey (Philadelphia Independence), Carli Lloyd (Atlanta Beat), Heather O’Reilly (Sky Blue FC), Megan Rapinoe (Philadelphia Independence), Lindsay Tarpley (magicJack)

FORWARDS: Lauren Cheney (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Western New York Flash), Amy Rodriguez (Philadelphia Independence), Abby Wambach (magicJack)

No Yael Averbuch! No! No Sydney Leroux. No!

At least we got Tobin Heath.

8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by brian on 2011/05/09 at 9:26 AM

    as much as i hate when girls make the duck face she actually kinda pulls it off


  2. Posted by Matt C in Tampa on 2011/05/09 at 9:37 AM

    Let’s hope the England match was the worst they’ll play. Pathetic outing.


  3. Posted by Mud on 2011/05/09 at 10:03 AM

    yeah that England match was horrible. Lets hope we don’t see any of that in Germany.


  4. Posted by Paula on 2011/05/09 at 4:56 PM

    Wonder if Averbuch will still blog for NYT.

    I do wonder whether the U-20 WWC had something to do with Leroux getting left off the roster, in a “not ready from prime time” kinda way.


    • Posted by dth on 2011/05/09 at 9:17 PM

      Speaking of college stars…and speaking as someone with, like, zippo knowledge of the women’s game…but I do wonder why Christen Press never got a look.


      • Posted by matthewsf on 2011/05/09 at 9:23 PM

        I’ve seen Press play DTH. She’s good. Will be good. But she’s just not quite there yet. My opinion.


  5. Posted by Johninho on 2011/05/10 at 6:42 AM

    What happened to Natasha Kai?


  6. Posted by David on 2011/07/08 at 11:38 AM

    The excuse currently being used for Natasha’s absence is her shoulder surgery in fall 2009, funny though that this didn’t prevent her from recently scoring a hat trick for her new Philadelphia team at the expense of her old Sky Blue FC team. sadly it’s all about USSF politics and the ruling clique on that team.


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