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Injured Morgan to sit out Nashville match
February 12th, 2013 10:39PM

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TAGS:  scotland, women's national team


[USA-SCOTLAND] More than 12,000 tickets have been sold for Wednesday's USA-Scotland match at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. (streamed on ussoccer.com at 8 p.m. ET). Alex Morgan, who injured her ankle in Saturday's 4-1 win over Scotland on Saturday, will sit out the match, which concludes a two-game series to kick off the USA's 2013 season under new coach Tom Sermanni.

The majority of the team consists of players who will play in the new NWSL. Three players were recalled from Europe, including

Christen Press, who scored two goals in her international debut on Saturday, is one of three European-based players in the squad. Midfielder Megan Rapinoe, who is playing for European champion Lyon in France, did not play against Scotland on Saturday due to her late arrival but is in Sermanni's 18-player squad for the game in Nashville.

Sermanni named the following roster for the game in Nashville:

GOALKEEPERS (2): 21-Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC), 1-Hope Solo (Seattle Reign)
DEFENDERS (6): 19-Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns FC), 27-Crystal Dunn (University of North Carolina), 28-Whitney Engen (Liverpool FC), 11-Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), 5-Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), 3-Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC)
MIDFIELDERS (7): 7-Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), 12-Lauren Cheney (FC Kansas City), 17-Tobin Heath (Paris SG/FRA), 16-Lori Lindsey (Washington Spirit), 10-Carli Lloyd (Western NY Flash), 9-Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Lyon/FRA)
FORWARDS (3): 14-Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers), 22-Christen Press (Tyreso/SWE), 20-Abby Wambach (Western NY Flash)



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