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Lilly returns to national team
by Paul Kennedy, March 9th, 2010 12:53AM
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[U.S. WOMEN] Kristine Lilly, the most capped player in the history of international soccer (men or women) with 342 games played, has been called up for the U.S. women's national team for the first time in 16 months. She is one of 24 players Pia Sundhage called in to attend a training camp prior to two matches against Mexico March 28 at Torero Stadium on the campus of the University of San Diego and March 31 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.

Lilly, who plays for the Boston Breakers, returns to the team for the first time since December 2008 when she came off the bench in two matches against China following the 2008 Olympics. Lilly, 38, had a daughter in July 2008

The squad also includes all 19 players from the Algarve Cup championship team and four uncapped players.

Three were first-round picks in the 2010 WPS Draft -- defender Brittany Taylor (sixth overall to Sky Blue FC) and forward Kelley O’Hara (third overall to FC Gold Pride) and defender Whitney Engen (fourth overall to the Chicago Red Stars), who gets her first call-up to the senior team. The fourth is rising University of California senior Alex Morgan, who was one of the stars of the U.S. team that won the 2008 Under-20 Women’s World Cup.

U.S. Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3):Nicole Barnhart (FC Gold Pride), Jill Loyden (Chicago Red Stars), Hope Solo (St. Louis Athletica)
DEFENDERS (8):Rachel Buehler (FC Gold Pride), Stephanie Cox (Boston Breakers), Whitney Engen (Chicago Red Stars), Amy LePeilbet (Boston Breakers), Heather Mitts (Philadelphia Independence), Meghan Schnur (Sky Blue FC), Brittany Taylor (Sky Blue FC), Cat Whitehill (Washington Freedom)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Yael Averbuch (Sky Blue FC), Shannon Boxx (St. Louis Athletica), Kristine Lilly (Boston Breakers), Lori Lindsey (Philadelphia Independence), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC), Heather O’Reilly (Sky Blue FC), Megan Rapinoe (Chicago Red Stars)
FORWARDS (6):Lauren Cheney (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (California), Casey Nogueira (Chicago Red Stars), Kelley O’Hara (FC Gold Pride), Amy Rodriguez (Philadelphia Independence), Abby Wambach (Washington Freedom)



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