Hope Solo's return to US women's soccer 'completes our team'

Feb 22, 2015 4:09 PM by Ross Field

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - U.S. women's soccer defender Kelley O'Hara says goalkeeper Hope Solo's return from suspension "completes our team."

O'Hara, defender Christie Rampone and soccer superstar Abby Wambach are serving as honorary starters for the Daytona 500, meaning they will wave the green flag to start the "Great American Race" on Sunday.

The teammates welcomed back Solo, who was reinstated by U.S. Soccer on Saturday following a 30-day suspension. Solo is on the travel roster for next month's Algarve Cup in Portugal. The teams leaves later Sunday from nearby Orlando.

O'Hare kept in touch with Solo during her suspension, saying "I was extremely happy to hear how good she was doing. It's going to be great to have her back. She kind of completes our team, you know. It's not the same without here there."

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