Capped just three times before this year, Sauerbrunn has joined the U.S. mix with five starts in 2011. Her trip to Germany ended her WPS iron-woman streak—she had played every minute of every game for her club team since '09. Twitter @beckysauerbrunn
FORWARD / Age: 22 Caps: 5
A national-team newbie—she earned her first cap last year—O'Hara was a prolific scorer for U.S. youth squads and at Stanford, where she netted 26 goals and became the first Cardinal player to win the Hermann Trophy. Likes water on her cereal. Twitter @kohara19
DEFENDER / Age: 25 Caps: 59
A co-captain (with Christie Rampone), the Buehldozer has started all but one U.S. game over the past two seasons and can play in central defense or on either flank. Buehler is one of 27 members of her family to attend Stanford, where she was a three-year captain.
FORWARD / Age: 31 Caps: 157
With 118 goals, Wambach is third all time in scoring for the U.S. behind Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly, and she has the best strike rate in team history. She scored the overtime game-winner against Brazil in the 2004 Olympic gold medal match. Twitter @awambach_dc