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Spirit's Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger and Crystal Dunn to USWNT for Algarve Cup

The trio of Spirit teammates will be part of a first choice US team next month.

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The Washington Spirit's Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger and Crystal Dunn are all part of the United States Women's National Team that will be part of the Algarve Cup, to be held in Portugal beginning March 4.

Along with those players, coach Jill Ellis announced that recently suspended goalkeeper Hope Solo returns to the squad after seeing a 30 day suspension by the team. Additionally, Megan Rapinoe and Christie Rampone (both of whom were injured and missed the games which earned Harris her starts) were also named as part of the team.

The full list of players for the tournament (to be aired on Fox Sports 1) is below:


Goalkeepers: Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)

Defenders: Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Western NY Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland Thorns FC)

Midfielders: Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Heather O'Reilly (FC Kansas City), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)

Forwards: Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (Western NY Flash)