Houston Dash defender Meghan Klingenberg named to U.S. Women’s National Team roster

Klingenberg joins 19-player roster for Aug. 20 friendly vs. Switzerland

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Houston Dash defender Meghan Klingenberg has been called in to the U.S. Women’s National Team by head coach Jill Ellis for its upcoming international friendly against Switzerland, it was announced today. Klingenberg is one of 19 players named for the match.

The United States will face off against Switzerland on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. The sold-out match kicks off at 6:30 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on ussoccer.com.

Klingenberg, 25, has made 13 appearances for the senior national team, including six starts in 2014. The Pittsburgh native joined the Dash midway through their inaugural season after competing in the UEFA Women’s Champions League with Tyresö FF of Sweden, and has started six matches totaling 517 minutes in NWSL play. Klingenberg is one of five players on the roster who played collegiately at the University of North Carolina, 20 miles down the road from Cary.

Klingenberg will join the USWNT after the Dash’s NWSL season finale against the Boston Breakers at Harvard Stadium on Sunday. The match will be broadcast live on HoustonDashSoccer.com.

U.S. Women's National Team Roster by Position
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)