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U.S. Soccer releases roster for 2013 Algarve Cup

Hope Solo and Nicole Barnhart
Hope Solo and Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper Hope Solo, left, is not on the 2013 Algarve Cup roster for the U.S. due to injury. Nicole Barnhart, right, is one of three goalkeepers who will vie for her starting spot in Portugal. (Photo Copyright: Patti Giobetti |

Tom Sermanni and U.S. Soccer announced the 23-woman roster for the 2013 Algarve Cup on Thursday. In Portugal, the United States will face Iceland, China and Sweden in Group B.

Of the 23 players, 17 are currently tied to NWSL clubs — including Tobin Heath and Megan Rapinoe, who are under contract in France until the season there is over. The most notable player missing from the roster is Hope Solo, who has a long-standing wrist injury that may require surgery.

Lindsey Horan is the only player on this roster that Sermanni did not call in for two recent friendlies against Scotland. Horan, 18, made waves earlier this season when she decided to bypass a college career in favor of signing with Paris Saint-Germain.

Here is the full roster:

U.S. Women’s National Team Training Camp Roster by Position –
Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Ashlyn Harris (Duisburg), Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC)
DEFENDERS (7): Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns FC), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina), Whitney Engen (Liverpool FC), 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 FC), Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Lauren Cheney (FC Kansas City), Tobin Heath (Paris Saint-Germain), Carli Lloyd (Western NY Flash), Kristie Mewis (FC Kansas City), Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Olympique Lyonnais)
FORWARDS (5): Lindsey Horan (Paris Saint-Germain), Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Tyresö FF), Abby Wambach (Western NY Flash)


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