Solo questionable for Costa Rica clash

Solo questionable for Costa Rica clash

U.S. Women's National Team

Solo questionable for Costa Rica clash



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The U.S. women's national team cruised through the Group Stage of Olympic qualifying and now just needs a win on Friday against Costa Rica to reach the Summer Games in London.

There's one problem: Hope Solo might not play.

The U.S. team's starting goalkeeper's status for the crucial match against Costa Rica is up in the air after she was in visible pain in the Americans' 4-0 win over Mexico on Tuesday. Solo has admitted to having tightness in her right quad, which has come as a result of her putting in extra work to get back into playing shape after a two-month cameo on Dancing with the Stars.

Even if Solo cannot suit up on Friday, backup Nicole Barnhart should be more than enough to help the Americans advance against a Costa Rican team that has never scored on nor beaten the U.S. team in seven all-time meetings.

What do you think of Solo possibly missing out on the match against Costa Rica? Think the Americans will win without her should she miss the game?

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