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.
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