Katie Chapman recalled by England for USA friendly

Chelsea's Katie Chapman
Chapman joined Chelsea Ladies in 2014 and has also played for Millwall, Fulham, Charlton, Arsenal and Chicago

England have included midfielder Katie Chapman in their 23-woman squad for the friendly with USA on 13 February.

Chapman, 32, has not played for England since 2010, and last year claimed she was dropped for wanting time off to look after her family.

Defender Anita Asante, who plays in Sweden, also returns.

Manchester City's injured pair Toni Duggan and Lucy Bronze have been left out while striker Kelly Smith announced her England retirement on Tuesday.

England women's head coach, Mark Sampson, said: "USA provide us with another opportunity to test ourselves against a top tier nation which, moving towards the World Cup, is exactly the type of challenge we need.

"With Kelly Smith's retirement and some regular players injured it also gives us the opportunity to look at some new possibilities."

England Women squad:

Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Siobhan Chamberlain (Arsenal), Carly Telford (Notts County).

Defenders: Anita Asante (FCR Malmo), Laura Bassett (Notts County), Gemma Bonner (Liverpool), Alex Greenwood (Notts County), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Casey Stoney (Arsenal), Demi Stokes (Manchester City).

Midfielders: Karen Carney (Birmingham City), Katie Chapman (Chelsea), Fran Kirby (Reading), Jade Moore (Birmingham City), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jo Potter (Birmingham City), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Liverpool).

Forwards: Eniola Aluko (Chelsea), Jess Clarke (Notts County), Lianne Sanderson (Arsenal), Jodie Taylor (Portland Thorns).

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