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2005 National Team Updates
Information and news about Texas players (current, former or future) playing for their national teams.

USA National Team

Kelly Wilson has been named to the roster for the Algarve Cup, a tournament which will be played in Portugal, in March 2005.  This is Wilson's second call-up to the senior national team, her first was also for the Algarve Cup but several years ago.
USA WNT - 2005 Algarve Cup - US Soccer
Wilson to play for U.S. Women's National Team - TexasSports

These players had 303 total caps as the tournament started, unevenly distributed!

3 Mar 2005 - The team has arrived in Portugal, and is training in the cold and wet weather.  (Note that Kelly gets special mention in this article.)  The first game is against France on 9 Mar, 10:15 am CT.  All the U.S. matches can be followed live online with's MatchTracker.
U.S. Women Arrive in Portugal for Algarve Cup - US Soccer

9 Mar 2005 - USA defeats France 1-0 in the first game.  The U.S. team will face Finland on Friday, March 11, in its next Group B match (7:45 a.m. CT on's MatchTracker) needing to make up two goals on Denmark, which scored three unanswered goals to defeat Finland, 4-1, and sits atop the group with the USA in second place.
Welsh Provides U.S. Women With 1-0 Victory Over France in Algarve Cup Opener

11 Mar 2005 - Kelly Wilson gets another cap with the full national team, entering the game in the 81st minute against Finland.  The USA gets a 3-0 win, and will next face Denmark on Sunday, March 13, needing a win or draw for the group title and a place in the championship game against Germany.  Fans can follow the USA's match online at 7:45 a.m. CT on's MatchTracker.
U.S. Women Defeat Finland, 3-0, at Algarve Cup

13 Mar 2005 - USA defeats Denmark 4-0 to reach the championship game, where they will face Germany in the final on Tuesday, March 15 at 2:15 p.m. CT.  The game cam be followed on's MatchTracker.
U.S. WNT Rolls Over Denmark 4-0 to Advance to Algarve Cup Final - US Soccer

15 Mar 2005 - USA defeats Germany 1-0 to win the Algarve Cup.  The USA picked up a goal in the first half.  Germany seems to have controlled much of the second half, but are not able to even the score, thanks to solid defensive play by the USA.
U.S. Women Defeat Germany 1-0 to Win 2005 Algarve Cup - US Soccer
Photo Gallery: U.S. WNT 1 - Germany 0, Algarve Final - US Soccer
USA vs. Germany Recap (In German) -    Google Translation to English

2005 Algarve Cup Champions
Photo by Carlos Cunha/

USA U-21 and U-20 National Team

The U-19 national team has become the U-20 team as FIFA has tweaked the age requirements.  The (sort-of) new U-20 team and the U-21 team will join together for a 64 player training camp in Carson, CA from May 22 to May 28.  Several Longhorns are featured:  The U-20 squad features Stephanie Logterman, Kasey Moore as well as Kelsey Carpenter, while the U-21 team includes Kelly Schmedes (as Kelly Wilson is now known since her marriage.)

USA U-21 National Team

Kelly Schmedes was originally named to the U-21 team that would travel to compete for Sweden for the Nordic Cup, the top competition for U-21 women, during July 20-26.  Unfortunately, an ankle injury kept her off of the lineup.

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