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Sermanni names roster for South Korea games

Hope Solo makes her U.S. national team return later this month. (Copyright Patricia Giobetti |

Tom Sermanni named his roster for the June 15 and June 20 friendlies vs. South Korea, calling up 23 players for the pair of friendlies. The lone surprise is University of Virginia midfielder Morgan Brian.

The mid-June training camp marks the official return of goalkeeper Hope Solo, who has been out since early March after left wrist surgery. Solo played for Seattle on May 25 in a 1-0 loss.

Here’s the full roster called-in by Sermanni:

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)

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