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Dash Defender Klingenberg gets USWNT call up

U.S. friendly against Switzerland set for Aug. 20

Dash defender Meghan Klingenberg will join the ranks of the USWNT after Houston's game against the Boston Breakers Sunday.
Dash defender Meghan Klingenberg will join the ranks of the USWNT after Houston's game against the Boston Breakers Sunday.

U.S. Women's National Team Head Coach Jill Ellis announced Tuesday Houston Dash defender Meghan Klingenberg would be among the 19 players on the U.S. roster for the team's upcoming friendly against Switzerland.

The match will take place Wednesday, Aug. 20 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. Kick off is set for 6:30 p.m. C.T. and will be broadcast on ussoccer.com. The match is sold out.

Klingenberg's career has included 13 appearances for the senior national team, which include six starts in 2014. The 25-year-old Pittsburgh native took up her spot in the Houston Dash defense midway through the 2014 season, when she completed her time with UEFA Women's Champion's League with Tyreso FF of Sweden. Klingenberg, a former University of North Carolina player, has six match starts with Houston and a total of 517 minutes of play in NWSL.

Klingenberg will join the U.S. Women's team after Houston's final NWSL season match against the Boston Breakers Sunday, Aug. 17. That match will be broadcast live on HoustonDashSoccer.com.

The complete roster of the U.S.'s Women's National Team Roster will be:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (6): Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Julie Johnston(Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Brian (Virginia), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Heather O'Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
FORWARDS (5): Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (WNY Flash)