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.

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.