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Netherlands Roster to Face USA

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Netherlands announced 23 players to face the USA on April 9 in the Hague. The Dutch have quite a bit experience on their roster, with 12 players owning 30 or more caps. The most capped player on the roster is former WPS player Daphne Koster, who has played 128 times for her country while scoring six goals.

On to the Netherlands

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After a thrilling, but somewhat disappointing 3-3 tie with Germany in front of a fantastic crowd in Offenbach, Germany on April 5, the U.S. team traveled to the Netherlands on Saturday, taking what turned out to be an almost six-hour bus ride (there's traffic everywhere in the world) northwest to The Hague.

No. 1 vs. No. 2 History

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When the U.S. Women's National Team faces Germany on April 5 in Offenbach, Germany (Kickoff 12:15 p.m. ET on ESPN3.com and ESPNW.com), it will mark the 11th all-time meeting between teams ranked #1 and #2 in the FIFA rankings at the time of the match. The USA has been involved in every one of them. Germany has been involved in 10of them -- three as the #1 team -- and Norway has been involved in just one.

Hagen, Brooks, Naeher to Train with WNT

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With the USA training in Germany, U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni will take the opportunity to take a look at three Germany-based players in forward Sarah Hagen and defender/midfielder Amber Brooks of Bayern Munich and goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher of Turbine Potsdam.

The trio will arrive into camp on April 1, train on April 2 and 3, and then return to their clubs.

WNT am Main

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The U.S. WNT has touched down in Frankfurt, Germany to prepare for its April 5 clash with Germany at Sparda Bank Hessen Stadium in Offenbach. The match will kick-off at 6:15 p.m. local / 12:15 p.m. ET and fans can watch the match -- presented by ESPNW -- streamed live on ESPN3, WatchESPN and ESPNW.

The USA trained for the first time in Frankfurt on the afternoon of March 30 in what the weather app said was 41 degrees, but it felt more like 31, maybe even 21.

Germany Names Roster for April 5 Clash in Offenbach

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Germany head coach Silvia Neid has named 23 players for the April 5 meeting with the United States in Offenbach, just outside of Frankfurt. The roster only features minor changes from the squad that faced the USA in the Algarve Cup Final on March 13, 2013, but the Germans were suffering from several injuries/illnesses that day and Frankfurt midfielder Kim Kulig and PSG midfielder Linda Bresonik did not play.

Sermanni Names Roster for Germany and Netherlands Matches

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Coming off a championship at the 2013 Algarve Cup in Portugal, U.S. Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni has named a 23-player roster that will travel to Germany and the Netherlands for friendly matches against two teams preparing for this summer's European Women's Championship.

After facing Germany in the Algarve Cup Final on March 13, the U.

U.S. Women Mark Five Years Atop FIFA Women's World Rankings

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The U.S. Women's National Team is once again the top team in the latest FIFA Women's World Rankings, marking exactly five years that the USA has held the #1 ranking.

The USA lead the way ahead of Germany, Japan, Brazil, France and Sweden. The only movement in the top ten saw England move up one place to tie with Canada in seventh following England's 1-0 victory against Canada in the championship game of the Cyprus Cup.

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Closed-Door vs. Denmark

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The USA's Sunday afternoon training session consisted of a closed-door scrimmage against Denmark, which is in Group A of the Algarve Cup along with Germany, Norway and Japan and like the Germans, Norwegians, Swedes and Icelanders, are preparing for the 2013 European Women's Championships this summer.

Algarve Training Ramps Up

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As the U.S. WNT gets acclimated to the time zone here in Portugal, training has proceeded well with everyone healthy and ready to compete for starting spots.

Since arriving in-country on Feb. 26, the U.S. team has had just one double-day of sessions so the once-a-day practices have been quite intense and physical.

18th Algarve Cup for U.S. Women

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The U.S. WNT has touched down in southern Portugal for the 20th edition of the Algarve Cup, of which the USA has attended 18. The Americans have won the tournament eight times, more than any other country, but have failed to take home the title nine times, which goes to show how difficult the Algarve Cup can be.

First Cappers

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Christen Press, Kristie Mewis and Julie Johnston got their first caps on Feb. 9 vs. Scotland

Three players got their first senior team caps against Scotland on Feb. 9 and got the traditional gift of a signed ball from their teammates (see above). Christen Press got two balls, one for her first-ever WNT goal as well!

Sermanni Names 18 for Scotland Match in Nashville, Tenn.

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Abby Wambach could get her 200th cap on Wednesday night against Scotland in Nashville, Tenn.

U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni has named the 18 players that will suit up against Scotland on Wed., Feb. 13 for the match at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. The match will kick off at 7 p.

Touch Down in Nashville

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A warm welcome to Nashville for Alex Morgan and her teammates

The U.S. WNT had a casual Sunday that started in Florida and ended in Nashville. A handful of players, mostly those that didn't play on Saturday, trained in the morning on Sunday and the team left for Tennessee in the afternoon, arriving in Nashville in plenty of time for dinner.