Just in time for arguably their biggest match of the season, the Seattle Reign have activated goalkeeper Hope Solo from the injury list. She will be eligible for selection in Saturday's match against the Portland Thorns.
"We are pleased with Hope's recovery. Her experience, knowledge and ability have given the players a much-needed boost," Reign FC Head Coach Laura Harvey said in a team release. "We are mindful of Hope's continued road to full match fitness, but we are happy to be getting her in and around the team and on the field again."
If Solo plays, it will be the first minutes the Reign have received from any of the three United States national team players they were allocated at the start of the year. Megan Rapinoe has just finished her season with Lyon in France and Amy Rodriguez is out for the year while she prepares to give birth to her first child.
The Reign are also missing defenders Kate Deines and Elli Reed, who are both out with sprained right ankles. Another defender, Jenny Ruiz, will miss the game while serving a suspension from a red card she picked up in their last game.
The Thorns, meanwhile, are led by the strike duo of Alex Morgan and Christine Sinclair. They have combined for seven goals in seven games.