Top of the morning to all my Tampa Bay Sports fans! What an exciting sports week its been here in the Bay area lately, and I got more good news a comin!  The U.S. Women’s national soccer team will take on South Korea in an exhibition match at Raymond James Stadium, November 8th.

Coming off a Gold medal performance at the Beijing Olympics this summer the squad is now embarking on an “Achieve Your Gold Tour” across the country to celebrate.  This will be the U.S. Women’s first appearance in Tampa since 1999 and their first ever at Raymond James Stadium.  Come see the star-filled gold medalists as they try to continue their tour’s undefeated streak alive.  Tickets are on sale to the public at ussoccer.com, by phone at 813-287-8844 and at all area Ticketmaster outlets.  The team roster includes:

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GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart (Bay Area), Hope Solo (St. Louis), Briana Scurry (Dayton, Minn.)

DEFENDERS (8): Rachel Buehler (Bay Area), Lori Chalupny (St. Louis), Stephanie Cox (Los Angeles), Marian Dalmy (Chicago Red Stars), Tina Ellertson (St. Louis), Kate Markgraf (Chicago Red Stars), Heather Mitts (Boston Breakers), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Shannon Boxx (Los Angeles), Carli Lloyd (Chicago Red Stars), Heather O'Reilly (Sky Blue FC), Lindsay Tarpley (Chicago Red Stars), Aly Wagner (Los Angeles), Kacey White (Sky Blue FC)

FORWARDS (2): Angela Hucles (Boston Breakers/Virginia Beach, Va.), Natasha Kai (Sky Blue FC)

This is a pretty stacked roster as always for the US team. Who is your favorite US  player?  Let me know as I am a big Hope Solo fan myself!

Josh Jones signing off!