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Stengel earns senior call-up for April series vs. China

Katie Stengel (right) earned a call-up to the senior U.S. women's national team.

Tom Sermanni has named his 24-player roster for home matches against China on April 6 and April 10.

Lauren Holiday returns from personal time off to be with her husband, NBA player Jrue Holiday, who had leg surgery. Forward Katie Stengel joins the team after helping the U.S. U-23 team win the Six Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain. Stengel becomes the seventh player from the 2012 U-20 World Cup winning team to earn a call-up to the senior team. She decided to forego playing in the NWSL this year and signed with the USL W-League’s LA Blues.

Stengel’s senior season at Wake Forest was cut short due to blood clots.

Alex Morgan and Crystal Dunn still are not fully recovered from ankle injuries.

China and the U.S. will play on April 6 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. (5 p.m. ET on, and on April 10 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego (11 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network).

Here’s the full roster:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (9): Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), Whitney Engen (Tyresö), Meghan Klingenberg (Tyresö), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kristie Mewis (Boston Breakers), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Virginia), Tobin Heath (Pairs Saint-Germain), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), Samantha Mewis (UCLA), Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
FORWARDS (5): Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Christen Press (Tyresö), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Katie Stengel (LA Blues), Abby Wambach (WNY Flash)


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