CHICAGO — Goalkeeper Jill Loyden of Vineland was among 29 players selected Tuesday when Tom Sermanni announced his first roster since taking over as U.S. women’s soccer coach following Pia Sundhage’s resignation.

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Defender Ali Krieger is also returning for the first time since tearing knee ligaments a year ago.

The Americans will be preparing for exhibition games against Sermanni’s native Scotland on Feb. 9 in Jacksonville, Fla., and four days later in Nashville, Tenn.

Loyden is one of five goalkeepers along with Nicole Barnhart, Jane Campbell, Ashlyn Harris and Hope Solo.

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