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Solo will rejoin team for first time since February
June 5th, 2013 5:20PM

TAGS:  americans abroad, college women, women's national team


[USA WOMEN] U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo will make her return to the U.S. national team for the first time since February after fully recovering from shoulder surgery for games against South Korea June 15 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., and June 20 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. Three European-based players -- Megan Rapinoe, Yael Averbuch and Meghan Klingenberg -- return after missing Sunday's game at Canada, while Morgan Brian of the University of Virginia joins the senior team.

Coach Tom Sermanni named 18 of the 21 players who trained in Canada for a week prior to the USA's 3-0 victory in Toronto.

The only players not called back were goalie Ashlyn Harris, defender Julie Johnston and midfielder Amber Brooks.

U.S. Women's Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign).
DEFENDERS (8): Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns FC), Crystal Dunn (Univ. of North Carolina), Whitney Engen (Liverpool), Meghan Klingenberg (Tyresö), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City).
MIDFIELDERS (8): Yael Averbuch (Göteborg), Morgan Brian (Univ. of Virginia), Lauren Cheney (FC Kansas City), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd (Western NY Flash), Kristie Mewis (FC Kansas City), Heather O'Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign).
FORWARDS (4): Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Tyresö), Abby Wambach (Western NY Flash).

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