By FRANCO PANIZO
Steve Cherundolo hasn't played in a competitive match in over a month after suffering a shoulder injury, but Cherundolo aims to end that drought this weekend.
Cherundolo trained with the U.S. national team on Monday after being given the green light to return to practice by his club, Hannover 96. Cherundolo isn't among the players on the U.S. roster that will play against the Netherlands on Wednesday, but he is aiming to make his return to relegation-threatened Hannover when the club battles SC Freiburg on March 6.
Cherundolo will train with the U.S. again on Tuesday before returning to Hannover 96, which sits in 17th place in the Bundesliga.
Here are some more stories from Monday:
USWNT defeats Sweden 2-0, reaches cup final
The U.S. women's national team advanced to the Algarve Cup final after defeating Sweden 2-0. A pair of goals from second-half substitute Lauren Cheney paved the way for the victory. With the win, the U.S. women's national team, which is undefeated in the tournament, claimed Group B, and will play Group A winner Germany in the final.
MLS delays roster compliance date
Major League Soccer has delayed its roster compliance date, meaning that MLS teams won't have to make player cuts until a few more weeks. The decision to delay the clubs' cuts comes as discussions over related topics with the Players Union continue.
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