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Andi Sullivan to return to USWNT for matches against South Korea

Andi Sullivan,12 is back with the USWNT for the first time since an ACL tear 11 months ago. (photo copyright Patricia Giobetti for The Equalizer)

Andi Sullivan has been called in to the United States national team for the first time since tearing her ACL last November. The Stanford senior will be joined by Chelsea’s Crystal Dunn and 20 NWSL players for friendly matches against South Korea on October 19 (New Orleans) and 22 (Cary, North Carolina.) There are no uncapped players in the group with Jane Campbell and Sofia Huerta both have a single cap.

Carli Lloyd is also back in the fold after her NWSL season was cut short when she sprained her ankle playing for the Dash against FC Kansas City on August 13. Lloyd was not called in for the New Zealand friendies. Rose Lavelle and Morgan Brian both played against New Zealand but neither appeared in NWSL play after that. Lavelle will be in camp rehabbing with the team, but is not part of the roster. Brian is not in the camp at all.

“South Korea is a team that is well positioned to qualify for the upcoming World Cup in France, a former world champion at the Under-17 level and a team that gave us a battle when we played them before the last World Cup,” USWNT head coach Jill Ellis said. “They fit perfectly into the mold of the kind of team we wanted to play this year and will be an excellent opponent for our group coming out of the NWSL season.”

The full U.S. camp roster is:

Goalkeepers (3): Jane Campbell, Ashlyn Harris, Alyssa Naeher
Defenders (7): Abby Dahlkemper, Julie Ertz, Sofia Huerta, Kelley O’Hara, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Taylor Smith
Midfielders (7): Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Samantha Mewis, Megan Rapinoe, Andi Sullivan
Forwards (5): Crystal Dunn, Alex Morgan, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Lynn Williams


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