4. U.S. WOMEN: New mom Markgraf returns to action

Defender Kate Markgraf, veteran of the last two Women's World Cups and last two Olympic Games, returns to the U.S. nation team camp for the first time since giving birth to her son in July.

The 30-year-old Markgraf is part of Coach Greg Ryan's roster for the 24-player training camp from which he'll pick a squad of 18 for a Oct. 1 game against Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) on Sunday, Oct. 1 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

U.S. WOMEN'S NATION TEAM ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS:
Nicole Barnhart, Briana Scurry, Hope Solo;
DEFENDERS: Lori Chalupny, Keeley Dowling, Tina Frimpong, Amy LePeilbet, Stephanie Lopez, Kate Markgraf, Heather Mitts, Christie Rampone.
MIDFIELDERS: Angela Hucles, Carli Lloyd, Joanna Lohman, Marci Miller, Leslie Osborne, Aly Wagner;
FORWARDS: Danesha Adams, Natasha Kai, Megan Kakadelas, Kristine Lilly, Megan Rapinoe, Lindsay Tarpley, Abby Wambach.
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