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Chioma Ubogagu. Photo by Jim Shorin/ISIphotos.com.
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Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 02/26/2014
Five current Stanford players, two recruits, and three alums are among those involved in tournaments or camps with the women’s national soccer teams.

Junior forward Chioma Ubogagu is in Spain with the United States under-23 squad; sophomore Laura Liedle and freshmen Stephanie Amack, Maddie Bauer, Jane Campbell and incoming freshman Andi Sullivan are in Florida with the U.S. U-20s; incoming freshman Jaye Boissiere will be headed to Spain with the U.S. U-18s; Kelley O’Hara ’10 and Christen Press ’11 are in Portugal with the U.S. full national team; and Rachel Quon '13 will make her debut with the Canadian full national team.
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Ubogagu is among 20 players named to the U.S. U-23 team for the Six Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain.

The U.S., coached by former Stanford coach Steve Swanson, will play Japan on March 1, Sweden on March 3, and Norway on March 5.

Ubogagu is one of five who were part of the U.S. team that won the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Japan in 2012.
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Defenders Amack, Bauer, and Liedle, goalkeeper Campbell, and midfielder Sullivan are among 24 players called into the U.S. U-20 training camp in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. The camp began on Feb. 22 and continues through Sunday.

The U.S. plays China’s U-20s in a pair of matches, today and Saturday. The U.S. is coming off a dominant performance at the CONCACAF U-20 championship tournament in the Cayman Islands in January and is preparing for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada from Aug. 5-24.
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Boissiere, a midfielder who is among three to sign letters of intent to Stanford from the Mountain View/Los Altos Lightning club team, will travel to La Manga, Spain, with the U.S. U-18 team from March 3-13.

The U.S. will play in the 10 Nations Tournament, meeting U-19 teams from Sweden (March 8), Norway (March 10), and France (March 12).
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The full U.S. national team will play in Portugal’s Algarve Cup from March 5-12. The U.S. has won the event nine times. O’Hara and Press are among 24 named to the roster to travel to Portugal. The final squad will be 23.

The U.S. is in Group B, with matches against Japan on March 5 (4:45 a.m. PT), Sweden on March 7 (5:30 a.m. PT), and Denmark on March 10 (7:40 a.m. PT). Winners of each of the two main four-team groups play in the final March 12.

Press, the U.S. team’s leading scorer this year with three goals, has scored 11 times in her first 14 matches with the national team. She has led Tyreso FF of Sweden into the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League. Tyreso will play Neulengbach of Germany in two legs, on March 23 and March 30.

There is no live broadcasts of the U.S. matches, but action can be followed on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.


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Quon, a defender, joins Canada for the Cyprus Cup. Canada plays Finland on March 5, Italy on March 7, and England on March 10.

Quon plays in the National Women's Soccer League for the Chicago Red Stars. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Illinois, Quon has Canadian ties through her father, David, who was born in Saskatchewan.
Canada has won the Cyprus Cup three times, but not since 2011.

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