The most intriguing call-up for new U.S. women's coach Greg Ryan's first training camp? Tiffeny Milbrett. Once regarded by many as the best woman player in the world, Milbrett, 32, hadn't played for the U.S. since November '03 due to disagreements with former coach April Heinrichs. Says Milbrett, "As far as I knew, I'd have to send Greg my r�sum�." No need-- Ryan was well aware of Milbrett's 99 international goals. "I want to give her the chance to show she can continue to do that," says Ryan. "I wouldn't be bringing her back if I wasn't planning on giving her a shot for the 2007 World Cup."
Milbrett had been preparing for a coaching career, but her future on the sidelines may have to wait. "I'm excited to have this chance," she says. "I know there are no guarantees, but I've been waiting for this team's new direction for a long time."