Lilly, Boxx on roster for Saturday's matchup

May 8, 2007

FRISCO, Texas -- Kristine Lilly, Abby Wambach and other stars of the U.S. team were selected to the roster for Saturday night's game against Canada. The American team, preparing for this year's World Cup in China, also will feature two-time World Cup veteran Kate Markgraf and midfield anchor Shannon Boxx. The match will mark the 39th meeting between the United States and Canada, tying Norway for the most games played against any opponent in U.S. women's national team history. Last year, the United States swept all three meetings with Canada. On the night before Mother's Day, the Americans will wear special pink jerseys to support and promote breast cancer awareness. Lilly, the team captain, has 121 career goals. She now plays forward after years in midfield, and joins the dangerous Wambach and midfielder Carli Lloyd as the top American attackers. The roster: Goalkeepers: Nicole Barnhart, Hope Solo. Defenders: Marian Dalmy, Stephanie Lopez, Kate Markgraf, Heather Mitts, Christie Rampone, Cat Whitehill. Midfielders: Shannon Boxx, Lori Chalupny, Carli Lloyd, Leslie Osborne, Aly Wagner. Forwards: Lauren Cheney, Kristine Lilly, Heather O'Reilly, Lindsay Tarpley, Abby Wambach.

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