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Houston Dash defender Whitney Engen called up to U.S. women’s national…

Houston Dash defender Whitney Engen called up to U.S. women’s national team camp

Jan 6, 2014

Houston Dash defender Whitney Engen has been called into U.S. women’s national team training camp by head coach Tom Sermanni, it was announced today.

The camp, which will take place at the National Training Center in Carson, Calif., will run from Jan. 8-15. This is the final camp before the team’s opening match of 2014, on Jan. 31 against Canada at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas (8 p.m. CT; FOX Sports 1).

Engen, 26, has earned 10 caps for the U.S. women’s national team and has scored one goal. Engen currently plays for Swedish side Tyresö FF in Damallsvenskan but was allocated to the Dash earlier today for the 2014 NWSL season.

Sermanni called up a roster of 28 players for the camp. Engen was one of 25 players named today who attended the national team’s previous training camp in December. The Torrance, Calif., native appeared in eight international matches in 2013 for the United States.

U.S. Women's National Team Roster

GOALKEEPERS (5): Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)

DEFENDERS (9): Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns FC), Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina), Whitney Engen (Houston Dash), Meghan Klingenberg (Tyresö), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kristie Mewis(Boston Breakers), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)

MIDFIELDERS (9): Yael Averbuch (Washington Spirit), Morgan Brian (Virginia), Amber Brooks (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara), Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), Heather O'Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Lyon), Erika Tymrak (FC Kansas City)

FORWARDS (5): Sarah Hagen (Bayern Munich), Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Christen Press (Tyresö), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (WNY Flash)



The Houston Dash are a National Women’s Soccer League club that will begin play in April 2014 for the start of the league’s second season. The Dash are the first expansion club in the NWSL, joining the eight original members that launched the league in 2013. The NWSL is supported by the Canadian Soccer Association, Federation of Mexican Football and the United States Soccer Federation. It is the top-flight women’s professional soccer league in North America, featuring many of the top players from the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as talent from around the world. The 24-game regular season runs from April through August. The team trains at Houston Sports Park (HSP), the premier training facility in Southeast Texas, and plays at BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston. For more information, visit or call (713) 276-GOAL.