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Rose Lavelle Called up to United States National Team for September Matches

September 9, 2021 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - OL Reign News Release

TACOMA, WA - OL Reign midfielder Rose Lavelle has been called up to the United States Women's National Team for the September FIFA international match window, where the team will play two friendly matches..

The U.S. WNT will take on Paraguay on Thursday, September 16 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio 4:30 p.m. PT on ESPN2. The team will take on Paraguay again on Tuesday, September 21 during the first-ever U.S. Soccer match at FC Cincinnati's newly opened TQL Stadium at 4:30 p.m. PT on FS1 and TUDN.

Lavelle last played with the U.S. WNT during the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo this summer, where the team earned a bronze medal. Lavelle scored the opening goal in the USA's win over New Zealand in the group stage of the tournament. The midfielder has 62 caps and has scored 15 goals and tallied nine assists for the United States.

Lavelle will return to her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio for the second game of the series. This will be the second time that she has played with the U.S. Women's National Team in Cincinnati, but her first time playing at TQL Stadium. Last time she played in her hometown was September 19, 2017, when the USA beat New Zealand 5-0.

September Match Schedule:

Thursday, September 16

USWNT vs. Paraguay - FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio - 4:30 p.m. PT, ESPN 2

Tuesday, September 21

USWNT vs. Paraguay - TQL Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio - 4:30 p.m. PT, FS1 and TUDN

U.S. Women's National Team Roster by Position - September matches vs. Paraguay:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Adrianna Franch (Kansas City NWSL)

DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (Houston Dash), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC), Casey Krueger (Chicago Red Stars), Kelley O'Hara (Washington Spirit), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Catarina Macario (Olympique Lyon, FRA), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)

FORWARDS (6): Tobin Heath (Arsenal, ENG), Carli Lloyd (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage)

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