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US AGAINST THE WORLD
Capsules by JENNIFER MICHALSKI
June 27, 2011
Meet the women of Team USA, who this month will carry the Stars and Stripes into Germany intent on winning their first Cup final since their 1999 victory at the Rose Bowl
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June 27, 2011

Us Against The World

Meet the women of Team USA, who this month will carry the Stars and Stripes into Germany intent on winning their first Cup final since their 1999 victory at the Rose Bowl

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A versatile backliner who can play centrally or on the wings, the Arizona State alumna missed the 2007 World Cup and all of the '08 U.S. campaign with a torn left ACL. LePeilbet has since rebounded strongly, winning WPS Defender of the Year awards in 2009 and '10.

LAUREN CHENEY

FORWARD / Age: 23 Caps: 42

The alltime leading scorer at UCLA, Cheney was a last-minute addition to the 2008 Olympic team (for the injured Abby Wambach) and came on as a sub in each of the last three matches. Her wonder strike in stoppage time on June 5 salvaged a 1--0 victory over Mexico in the final tune-up for Germany.

LORI LINDSEY

MIDFIELDER / Age: 31 Caps: 22

Valued for her passing game, L-Squared earned her first cap in 2005 but waited five years to make her next appearance for the U.S. In 13 games in 2010, including six starts, Lindsey led the team in assists, and she could be a key contributor off the bench in Germany.

NICOLE BARNHART

GOALKEEPER / Age: 29 Caps: 39

Playing for the injured Hope Solo in 2010 and '11, she had a 14-4-2 record, including back-to-back shutouts in the two-game playoff against Italy to determine the final World Cup berth. Barnhart holds the Stanford career record for goals-against average, at .451.

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