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Morgan and Boxx brought in for evaluation
by Paul Kennedy, June 2nd, 2014 4:29PM

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[USA WOMEN] Jill Ellis' first squad since being handed the permanent job of U.S. women's national team coach includes 26 players, all of whom will based in the NWSL this summer or play in college in the fall. The squad that will train in preparation for two games against France -- June 14 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa and June 19 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut -- includes Alex Morgan and Shannon Boxx, who have been brought in for evaluation.

"Two matches against such a high-level team will give us a picture of where we are," said Ellis in a statement. "Establishing how we want to play and integrating our philosophy is an important first step for a new coaching staff, but these types of matches will give us a wonderful opportunity to build on and keep testing out the player pool."

Morgan is still recovering from an ankle injury and her availability will only be determined pending an evaluation by the team's medical and performance staff. She has not appeared for the USA since November of 2013.

Boxx, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, has not played since March 2013. She is coming in to camp for training and evaluation only as she begins her comeback after having a daughter in late February.

Kristie Mewis is also back after she has recovered from an ankle injury.

Two players complete their European stays this weekend. Tobin Heath's Paris St. Germain will play in the French Cup final on Saturday against Lyon. Forward Sarah Hagen will complete her highly successful run with Bayern Munich this next day.

-- Out with injuries are midfielder Megan Rapinoe (foot) and defender Rachel Van Hollebeke (ankle).

U.S. Women's Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (7): Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Houston Dash), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian (Univ. of Virginia), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Kristie Mewis (Boston Breakers), Heather O'Reilly (Boston Breakers)
FORWARDS (7): Sarah Hagen (FC Kansas City), Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (WNY Flash)


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  1. James Madison
    commented on: June 3, 2014 at 8:12 p.m.
    Kelley O'Hara as a forward and not a defender? I thought that, until her injury, she "owned" the left back spot.

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