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Krieger says she’ll be ready if called back by USWNT

Sam Kerr tallied one goal and one assist in Sky Blue's 2-1 win over the Orlando Pride.
 (photo copyright Katie Cahalin for The Equalizer)

Ali Krieger, working against Sam Kerr, says she'll be ready when Jill Ellis calls her again. (photo copyright Katie Cahalin for The Equalizer))

Ali Krieger, working against Sam Kerr, says she’ll be ready when Jill Ellis calls her again. (photo copyright Katie Cahalin for The Equalizer))

Ali Krieger said she was not specifically informed about being left off the United States roster for next month’s friendly matches in Europe and that she will be ready when called again.

“I’m always honored to play for my country and I will be prepared when she calls upon me again,” Krieger said following the Orlando Pride’s 2-1 loss to Sky Blue FC on Saturday night in New Jersey. “Every day I’m out here trying to get better and just control myself. That’s all I can do. I’m honored to put the red, white, and blue on and I will be prepared the next time (Jill Ellis) does call me.”

Krieger was frustrated on Saturday with the Pride’s inability to avoid the mistakes that cost them any points on a night they scored the first goal. But she said her current focus is on the Pride, who she is captaining in the absence of injured Ashlyn Harris.

“I’m focused on this team. I’m focused on the Orlando Pride and helping them succeed,” she said. “Once I’m called (by the USWNT) and I’m on the roster and wanted to go to camp, then I’ll be prepared and ready for that.”

The U.S. has matches June 8 in Sweden and June 11 in Norway. Ellis’s roster can be found here.

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