USA-Costa Rica: Scorcher expected for final Rio tuneup

The USA plays its last game before it heads off to the Rio Olympics when it hosts Costa Rica Friday at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Temperatures are expected to be 95 degrees at kickoff (8 p.m. CT), in sharp contrast to Belo Horizonte, site of the USA's opening two games at the Olympics, where temperatures won't surpass 70 degrees Friday.

All 18 players selected to the U.S. team -- plus the four alternates -- are in Kansas City. One player who will not play is Megan Rapinoe, who is still recovering from a knee surgery that has kept her out of action for seven months.

The USA enters the game with a 13-0-1 record in 2016, earning 12 shutouts in the 14 games. Friday's game comes 12 days before the opening game of the Olympic women's soccer competition against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte.

While the USA is set in goal with Hope Solo in goal and Kelley O'Hara, Julie Johnston, Becky Sauerbrunn and Meghan Klingenberg along the backline, and Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan return in attacking roles, two positions in central midfield and two on the wings remain up for grabs.

Morgan Brian, who started at the 2015 Women's World Cup, Allie Long and Lindsey Horan are fighting for the central midfield jobs, while Tobin Heath, another starter in Canada a year ago, and 18-year-old Mallory Pugh appear to have the edge on the wings in competition with Christen Press, Crystal Dunn and Rapinoe.

U.S. Olympic Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): 18-Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), 1-Hope Solo (Seattle Reign)
DEFENDERS (6): 6-Whitney Engen (Boston Breakers), 8-Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), 7-Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns), 11-Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), 5-Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), 4- Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 14-Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), 17-Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns), 9-Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns), 10-Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), 3-Allie Long (Portland Thorns), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign)
FORWARDS (4): 16-Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), 13-Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), 12-Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars); 2-Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado)
Alternates: Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns), Samantha Mewis (WNY Flash), Heather O'Reilly (FC Kansas City)
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