For the first time since suffering a shoulder injury two months ago, Carli Lloyd is back with the United States women's national team.
Lloyd is one of 21 players who has been summoned to a training camp ahead of a June 2 game against Canada at BMO Field in Toronto (4:30 p.m., ESPNews).
Other big names in the squad include superstars Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Heather O'Reilly. Wambach is just three goals away from tying Mia Hamm as the all-time leading scorer in international women's soccer history.
There are two notable absences: midfielder Megan Rapinoe and goalkeeper Hope Solo.
Rapinoe has two big games coming up with her French club, Olympique Lyon: the UEFA Women's Champions League final on May 23 and the Coupe de France final on June 8. Lyon has already won the French league title, and is going for a treble of trophies this season.
Sermanni said he didn't want to disrupt Rapinoe's rhythm by bringing her across the Atlantic between those contests.
"We thought it best for all involved for her to stay in France to properly recover from the first [game] and prepare for the second without that international travel mixed in between," he said. "We wish Megan the best in her pursuit of what would be a tremendous achievement in winning the treble with Lyon, and we'll see her on the East Coast for the South Korea matches in mid-June."
Those games take place June 15 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. (7:00 p.m., ussoccer.com webcast) and June 20 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network)
Solo is still recovering from wrist surgery in early March. She'll be at the U.S. training camp, but she won't play in the Canada game.
That means Pottstown, Pa., native Nicole Barnhart or Vineland, N.J., native Jill Loyden could get the start. Loyden also got injured at the Algarve Cup, suffering a broken left hand. She has yet to resume playing for her NWSL team, Sky Blue FC.
Eighteen of the 21 players on the training camp roster will be named to the final roster for the Canada game.
The full squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers (3): Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC)
Defenders (8): Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina), Whitney Engen (Liverpool/England), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara University), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
Midfielders (6): Amber Brooks (Bayern Munich/Germany), Lauren Cheney (FC Kansas City), Tobin Heath (Paris Saint-Germain/France), Carli Lloyd (Western New York Flash), Kristie Mewis (FC Kansas City), Heather O'Reilly (Boston Breakers)