The Solheim Cup kicks off this Friday, September 23, in Ireland, and like the Ryder Cup, pits a solid American squad against a scrappy European team. The Americans have won the last three Cups and are hoping to make it four in a row for the first time in the tournament's history, but before all that, let's meet both teams.
Captain: Alison Nicholas -- The 18 time professional winner was the captain in 2009, and will return this season to coach the Europeans. Nicholas played in the Solheim Cup from 1990-2003, missing only the 2002 team.
Melissa Reid -- Only 24, Reid, a rookie at this event, has won three Ladies European Tour (LET) events in the last two years, including last week's Open de Espana.
Laura Davies -- The Solheim Cup has never been played without Davies battling the Americans, and that continues this year. Davies hasn't won on the LPGA since '01, but had five LET wins a year ago.
Suzann Pettersen -- A two-time winner this year on the LPGA, Pettersen has been named the one player none of the Americans want to face this weekend in Ireland.
Christel Boeljon -- Another rookie for the Europeans, Boeljon took home the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open earlier this season on the LET.
Maria Hjorth -- This will be Hjorth's fifth Solheim Cup on the heels of taking home her fifth LPGA win earlier this summer at the Avnet LPGA Classic.
Anna Nordqvist -- The '09 LPGA Championship winner will be playing in her third straight Solheim Cup.
Catriona Matthew -- Two years ago Matthew won her first major at the Women's British, and followed that up this season with a win at the Scottish Open. This will be the 42-year-old's sixth Solheim Cup.
Sophie Gustafson -- The 37-year-old has 28 professional wins under her belt, and finished third at the last major of the year in '11.
Azahara Munoz -- Munoz, the young Spaniard with a ton of game, has had a consistent season, making all four cuts in the LPGA majors.
Caroline Hedwall -- The young Swede is playing in her first Solheim Cup, but knows how to win, taking home three tournaments on the LET this season alone.
Karen Stupples -- The former Women's British winner has only played in one Cup, in '05, and didn't gain a point, but her experience on the pro circuit landed her one of the captain's picks.
Sandra Gal -- Another rookie for the Euros, Gal took home her first professional win earlier this season at the LPGA's Kia Classic.
Captain: Rosie Jones -- This will be her first time as captain of the Americans, but don't think she doesn't have Solheim experience; Jones has been around for all but one of these matches.
Cristie Kerr -- One of the most dominating figures on the LPGA, Kerr comes into the events not as hot as past years, failing to win an event for the first time since 2003.
Stacy Lewis -- A Solheim rookie, Lewis proved this year she is ready for the big stage, winning her first LPGA tournament and also her first major at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Morgan Pressel -- Pressel has been a big part of the last two wins for the Americans, and comes into the matches with only one top-10 in her last five starts.
Angel Stanford -- Always a solid player for the Americans, Stanford comes in with a two top-fours in her last three events on the LPGA.
Paula Creamer -- A monster in this event, Creamer has a 8-2-4 record at the Solheim Cup.
Michelle Wie -- Two years ago was the first time Wie played in this event, and she didn't disappoint, going 3-0-1 to help the Americans to another win.
Brittany Lincicome -- The American making her third start in this event has had a great season on tour, winning twice and finishing in the top-30 in all four majors.
Brittany Lang -- It's strange to think that Lang has still never won on the LPGA Tour, but she's still one of the most talented players in the game, and shows it in this event.
Julie Inkster -- The American answer to Davies, Inkster has played in eight Solheim Cup, this being her ninth, and isn't just one of the players, but also one of the Vice Captains for the Americans. Inkster Is 15-10-6 in her career at the Cup.
Christina Kim -- A huge help to the team, and to Wie, two years ago, Kim boasts a 5-2-1 record in the two Solheims she's played in.
Vicky Hurst -- A rookie captain's pick, Hurst has no wins in her career, but does hit the ball a long way and brings a very positive attitude to the team.
Ryann O'Toole -- Another rookie to this tournament without any wins, O'Toole is coming in missing three straight cuts in a row on tour, but finished ninth at the Women's U.S. Open.