U.S. defender Lori Chalupny will not play today against Japan in the USA’s second Group G match at the 2008 Olympics. Chalupny, who has a history of concussions, took a blow to the head against Norway in a collision with U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo and was replaced in the 15th minute. Due to her concussion history and after neurologic testing and evaluation, it was decided that she will not participate in this match, but will be revaluated for Tuesday’s match against New Zealand in Shenyang.
As the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States, U.S. Soccer has helped chart the course for the sport in the USA for more than 90 years. In this time, the Federation’s mission statement has been very simple and very clear: to make soccer, in all its forms, a preeminent sport in the United States and to continue the development of soccer at all recreational and competitive levels.