Rapinoe to miss France, England exhibitions

Jan 30, 2015 2:28 PM

CHICAGO (AP) - American defender Christie Rampone and midfielder Megan Rapinoe will miss the U.S. team's exhibition games at France and England next month along with suspended goalkeeper Hope Solo.

Rampone was omitted from roster announced Friday because of a back injury and Rapinoe because of a knee strain, the U.S. Soccer Federation said Friday.

Solo was suspended for 30 days on Jan. 21, a day after her husband, former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Solo was in the car when Stevens was pulled over in Manhattan Beach, California.

The games are preparation for the World Cup in June. All but one of the 24 players on the roster was at the team's January training camp in Carson, California. The addition is Washington midfielder Tori Huster, who has not played for the national team.

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