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Three Dash Players called up to USWNT for Friendly Against New Zealand

United States head coach Jill Ellis has called up Morgan Brian, Carli Lloyd and Megan Klingenberg for training camp and April 4 friendly against New Zealand.

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Houston Dash midfielders Morgan Brian, Carli Lloyd and defender Meghan Klingenberg have been called up to the U.S. Women's National Team, for an April 4 friendly against New Zealand, U.S. head coach Jill Ellis announced today.

The roster will feature the same 25 players that played in the Algarve Cup earlier this month. The team will train in Los Angeles for a week before departing to St. Louis for their first home match of the year against New Zealand.

After the match, all three players will join the Dash in preparation for their NWSL season opener against the Washington Spirit on April 10 at BBVA Compass Stadium.

The friendly against New Zealand marks the first of a four-match lead up to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup for the USWNT and concludes with three matches in May.
U.S. Women's National Team Roster By Position:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)

DEFENDERS (10): Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Western NY Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland Thorns FC)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan
Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Heather O'Reilly (FC Kansas City), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)

FORWARDS (5): Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (Unattached)