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By DAN KARELL
Finally recovered from another shoulder surgery, Hope Solo has received a call back to the United States Women’s National Team.
Head coach Tom Sermanni called up Solo and 22 other players ahead of two upcoming friendly matches against South Korea. Megan Rapinoe also makes her return to the side after missing the action last Sunday in the 3-0 victory over Canada, while Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan were selected to star in their usual roles.
Solo, who hasn’t featured since February, will likely return to her place between the posts in one or both of the matches against South Korea. The first is on June 15 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts and the second is on June 20 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.
Here’s a look at the full USWNT squad for the upcoming friendlies:
U.S. Women’s National Team 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 (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 (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)