Four Chicago Red Stars Called Up for U.S. National Team Duty
Posted by iamhannah on May 6, 2009
FOUR CHICAGO RED STARS CALLED UP FOR U.S. NATIONAL TEAM DUTY
Bridgeview, Ill. (May 6, 2009) – Four members of the Chicago Red Stars have been named to the U.S. Women’s National Team roster for a pair of games against Japan in May. The U.S. roster, announced today, includes Red Stars midfielders Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe and Lindsay Tarpley as well as defender Marian Dalmy.
Chicago’s four call-ups ties Boston for the most from any Women’s Professional Soccer team roster. The U.S. women will face Japan May 20th in Frisco, Texas, and again May 23rd in Sandy, Utah. The players will miss the Red Stars’ May 23rd game against Saint Louis.
The most-capped member of the Red Stars, Tarpley will look to build on her 117 international appearances during the matches. Tarpley, Lloyd and Rapinoe – the U.S. team’s leading scorer in 2009 – appeared in each of the Americans’ four games at the 2009 Algarve Cup.
Dalmy is among a handful of younger players that U.S. Head Coach Pia Sundhage said earned a call-up through outstanding play early in the WPS season. The 24 year-old defender is tied for the Red Stars team lead with a pair of assists. Dalmy missed most of the 2008 international season with a knee injury but does have 10 career caps, including a start in the third-place match at the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Courtesy of: Chicago Red Stars