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Fresh off a successful Olympic qualifying campaign, U.S. women's national team head coach Pia Sundhage has called up 28 players for its upcoming friendly against New Zealand.
Nineteen of the 20 players on the Olympic qualifying roster were summoned by Sundhage for the Americans' first game on home soil this year, including Alex Morgan, Hope Solo and Abby Wambach. The lone exception is defender Ali Krieger, who suffered tears in her MCL and ACL in her right knee during qualifying.
Here is the roster for the match which will take place on Feb. 11 at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas:
GOALKEEPERS: Nicole Barnhart, Ashlyn Harris, Jill Loyden, Hope Solo
DEFENDERS: Rachel Buehler, Stephanie Cox, Whitney Engen, Amy LePeilbet, Heather Mitts, Kelley O’Hara, Christie Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn
MIDFIELDERS: Yael Averbuch, Shannon Boxx, Tobin Heath, Meghan Klingenberg, Lori Lindsey, Carli Lloyd, Kristie Mewis, Christine Nairn, Heather O’Reilly, Megan Rapinoe, Amy Rodriguez, Keelin Winters
FORWARDS: Lauren Cheney, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach
What do you think of the roster Sundhage called in? Hoping to see Morgan start versus New Zealand? Think the Americans will win?
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