Kelley O’Hara is replacing the injured Lindsay Tarpley on the
U.S. roster for the Women’s World Cup in Germany.
O’Hara has made only five appearances for the U.S., but U.S.
coach Pia Sundhage said Wednesday the young midfielder is good in
the air, ”can take people on and hit good crosses.” O’Hara won
the 2009 Hermann Trophy as the nation’s top collegiate player,
scoring 26 goals and adding 13 assists in her senior season at
O’Hara scored 24 goals at the Under-20 level, and was part of
the U.S. team that finished fourth at the 2006 U-20 Women’s World
The Women’s World Cup will be played June 26-July 17 in nine
cities throughout Germany. The Americans open the tournament June
28 in Dresden against North Korea.