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FC Gold Pride Sets Opening Day Roster

April 1, 2010 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - FC Gold Pride News Release


Hayward, CA (April 1, 2010) - FC Gold Pride officially announced the team's opening day roster of 18 today. Additionally, the team has filled three of its four available developmental positions.

The Pride returns eight players including defender Rachel Buehler, who will captain the Bay Area squad in their second WPS campaign. Returning with Buehler, is Canada's all-time leading goal scorer Christine Sinclair; US veteran striker Tiffeny Milbrett; US National Team goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart; defenders Kandace Wilson, Carrie Dew and Kristen Graczyk; and midfielder Kim Yokers.

The Pride boasts a roster filled with international talent, adding four-time FIFA World Player of the Year Marta, French star Camille Abily, Norway's most capped female player Solveig Gulbrandsen, and Canadian National Team mainstay Candace Chapman during the offseason.

The Pride emerged from the 2010 WPS Draft with several top collegiate players from a highly touted senior class, including 2009 MAC Hermann Trophy winner Kelley O'Hara; and All-Americans Ali Riley, Becky Edwards, Kaley Fountain, and Kiki Bosio. FC Gold Pride will open up the 2010 season on the road Sunday, April 11 against Saint Louis Athletica and will return to the Bay Area for the home opener Saturday, April 17 against the reigning WPS Champion Sky Blue FC. Kickoff for the team's home opener is scheduled for 7 PM at Castro Valley High School Athletic Stadium. For more information or to purchase tickets call 888-541-3511 or visit FCGoldPride.com. View Full Roster

2010 FC Gold Pride Roster (as of April 1, 2010)

# Name Pos Age Hometown Last Team

20 Camille Abily M 26 Rennes, FRA Los Angeles Sol

1 Nicole Barnhart GK 28 Gilbertsville, PA Stanford

11 Kiki Bosio F 22 Mission Viejo, CA Santa Clara

6 Ashley Bowyer (D) M 21 Aliso Viejo, CA Ohio State

4 Rachel Buehler D 24 Del Mar, CA Stanford

18 Brittany Cameron GK 23 Dublin, CA University of San Diego

5 Candace Chapman D 26 Ajax, Ontario Boston Breakers

19 Carrie Dew D/M 23 San Diego, CA Notre Dame

22 Becky Edwards M 21 Downingtown, PA Florida State

14 Kaley Fountain D 21 Austin, TX Wake Forest

13 Kristen Graczyk D 26 Albuquerque, NM UCONN

8 Solveig Gulbrandsen M 29 Oslo, NOR Stabæk FK

21 Erin Guthrie (D) GK 22 Sparta, NJ Rutgers

10 Marta F 24 Dois Riachos, BRA Los Angeles Sol

15 Tiffeny Milbrett F 37 Portland Vancouver White Caps

7 Kelley O'Hara F 21 Fayetteville, GA Stanford

3 Ali Riley D 22 Pacific Palisades, CA Stanford

12 Christine Sinclair F 26 Burnaby, BC Vancouver White Caps

16 Rosie Tantillo (D) M 25 San Diego, CA University of Southern California

9 Kandace Wilson D 25 Los Angeles, CA Cal State Fullerton

2 Kimberly Yokers M 27 Seattle, WA Cal Berkeley

(D) denotes developmental player

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