Solo, Wambach on US training roster

Goalkeeper Hope Solo and star striker Abby Wambach are part of

the 28-player roster invited to training camp for the United States

as it prepares to play China.

The roster for the exhibition game on May 27 at PPL Park was

announced Wednesday by coach Pia Sundhage.

The U.S. team will train at Princeton, N.J., from May 10-25 for

the next-to-last domestic match before the London Olympics.

Sundhage will choose 18 players for the match with China. Other

World Cup veterans invited include defenders Rachel Buehler, Amy

LePeilbet, Heather Mitts and Christie Rampone; midfielders Shannon

Boxx, Carli Lloyd and Heather O’Reilly; and forwards Alex Morgan

and Lauren Cheney.

Rampone is by far the most experienced player on the roster with

256 international appearances for the United States.

The roster:

Goalkeepers: Nicole Barnhart, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris,

Jill Loyden, Hope Solo.

Defenders: Rachel Buehler, Stephanie Cox, Whitney Engen, Meghan

Klingenberg, Amy LePeilbet, Gina Lewandowski, Heather Mitts, Kelley

O’Hara, Christie Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn.

Midfielders: Shannon Boxx, Tobin Heath, Lori Lindsey, Carli

Lloyd, Kristie Mewis, Heather O’Reilly, Megan Rapinoe, Amy

Rodriguez, Keelin Winters.

Forwards: Lauren Cheney, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Abby

Wambach.