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

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 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 (Tyresö), 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)