New U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) head coach Tom Sermanni named his first-ever roster for training camp heading into the USA's two friendlies with Scotland on Feb. 9 in Jacksonville, Fla., and Feb. 13 in Nashville, Tenn.
Scotland is the native country of the new coach, who was appointed at the end of October to replace former head coach Pia Sundhage.
"For me, this period is really about observation and evaluation of some players who I know very well, some I've seen play only a bit and some who I will be seeing in a competitive environment for the first time," said Sermanni.
Sermanni included 17 of the 18 Olympic gold medal players on the roster. Included are forwards Abby Wambach, the 2012 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year, and Alex Morgan, the 2012 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year, who last year combined for 55 goals, tying a 21-year-old U.S. record for most goals by two players in a calendar year.
Defender Ali Krieger returns to the USWNT for the first time since she suffered a serious knee injury over a year ago and since has returned to the USA to play in the NWSL for the Washington Spirit in 2013.
Sermanni also called up 21-year-old midfielder Kristie Mewis, who was picked third overall in the NWSL College Draft by FC Kansas City and has yet to earn a cap.
The youngest player is 17-year-old goalkeeper Jane Campbell, 5'9, who was the starter for the USA at the 2012 Under-17 Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan. Campbell, who allowed just one goal in three matches at the World Cup and shut out eventual champion France, becomes the youngest goalkeeper called into the full National Team since an 18-year-old Hope Solo participated in her first training camp in 1999.
Six players on the roster are uncapped: GK Jane Campbell, D Crystal Dunn, GK Ashlyn Harris, M Kristie Mewis, F Christen Press and M Keelin Winters.
U.S. Women's National Team Training Camp Roster
GOALKEEPERS (5): Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Jane Campbell (Concorde Fire South), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (9): Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns FC), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina), Whitney Engen (Liverpool FC), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Heather Mitts (Boston Breakers), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Yael Averbuch (Göteborg FC), Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Lauren Cheney (FC Kansas City), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lori Lindsey (Washington Spirit), Carli Lloyd (Western NY Flash), Kristie Mewis (FC Kansas City), Heather O'Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC), Keelin Winters (Chicago Red Stars)
FORWARDS (5): Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Tyresö FF), Amy Rodriguez (Seattle Reign FC), Abby Wambach (Western NY Flash)