US keeper Solo has quad injury, hopes to play Fri



VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Goalkeeper Hope Solo is nursing a pulled quad as she tries to help the U.S. women’s national team qualify for the Olympics.

Solo was grabbing her right leg at times during the Americans’ 4-0 win over Mexico on Tuesday night. She said she became “a little worried” that she would have to leave the game, but she held on to play the entire 90 minutes.

Solo says she hopes she’ll be fine for Friday’s semifinal vs. Costa Rica that will determine whether the U.S. earns a berth to London.

Solo says she hurt the leg about three days ago. She said it was the result of the extra work she’s been putting in as she tries to get back into soccer shape after appearing on “Dancing With the Stars.”