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Sermanni names roster for 2nd Scotland match

Tom Sermanni has named his 18-player US women’s national team roster for the team’s match against Scotland on Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn.

Abby Wambach can join elite company by earning her 200th cap on Thursday. Kristine Lilly tops the U.S. list with 352 appearances. Defender Christie Rampone was set for her 278th on Wednesday night, while the others include Hamm (275), Julie Foudy (272), Joy Fawcett (239), Tiffeny Milbrett (204) and Kate Markgraf (201).

On Saturday, the US beat Scotland 4-1 but lost Alex Morgan to injury before halftime.Morgan will not play on Wednesday. Hope Solo, however, is active after missing Saturday’s game with a minor calf strain.

Christen Press (who scored twice), Kristie Mewis and Julie Johnston each earned their first caps with the senior team on Saturday. Now Crystal Dunn, the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy winner, can earn her first cap on Wednesday.

Here is the full roster:

GOALKEEPERS (2): 21-Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC), 1-Hope Solo (Seattle Reign)
DEFENDERS (6): 19-Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns FC), 27-Crystal Dunn (UNC), 28-Whitney Engen (Liverpool FC), 11-Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), 5-Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), 3-Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC)
MIDFIELDERS (7): 7-Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), 12-Lauren Cheney (FC Kansas City), 17-Tobin Heath (Paris Saint-Germain), 16-Lori Lindsey (Washington Spirit), 10-Carli Lloyd (Western NY Flash), 9-Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Olympique Lyonnais)
FORWARDS (3): 14-Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers), 22-Christen Press (Tyresö FF), 20-Abby Wambach (Western NY Flash)


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