Hope Solo was the last player off the field in Tuesday’s afternoon practice for the U.S. women’s national team, but that didn’t stop her from quickly checking in with The Equalizer.
This is Hope Solo’s first camp back with the national team since U.S. Soccer announced she would undergo wrist surgery in February. She’s already got 180 minutes with Seattle Reign FC under her belt, and while both were 1-0 losses, the team has certainly looked stronger with her on the field.
Solo’s cleared for play at the club and national level, but did acknowledge that she still needs to “get up to the speed of play. I noticed that with my Seattle team. It’s one thing catching shots technically, but then it’s runners in the box, it’s seeing things at a faster speed. I’m still getting all of that back.”
With Nicole Barnhart and Jill Loyden also in camp, there is a chance that Solo’s return to the starting eleven may not come in Foxboro on Saturday against South Korea. The national team has a second match against South Korea at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey on Thursday, June 20.
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