10/11/2017 8:02:37 PM
CHICAGO (AP) Carli Lloyd is back with the U.S. women"s national team after sitting out a pair of games with a left ankle sprain.
U.S. coach Jill Ellis named 22 players, including Lloyd, to her roster in advance of two games against South Korea this month. The teams meet Oct. 19 in New Orleans and Oct. 22 in Cary, North Carolina.
Lloyd, the two-time FIFA World Player of the Year, missed a pair of U.S. exhibition wins over New Zealand last month. She sprained the ankle on Aug. 13 in a National Women"s Soccer League match between the Houston Dash and FC Kansas City.
Also returning to the U.S. roster is Stanford senior Andi Sullivan. She had ACL surgery in November.