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Megan Rapinoe back with US Women’s National Team

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She’ll return to the Reign in time for the season opener.

Megan Rapinoe celebrates her goal late in a match between the Reign and Thorns
She’s back!
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Seattle Reign midfielder Megan Rapinoe is back with the US Women’s national team. Jill Ellis called in Rapinoe for a pair of friendlies against Russia on April 6 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX and April 9 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX.

She is the lone Reign player called to the 24-player roster.

Rapinoe was last with the national team during their January camp and prior to that she was part of the roster for the 2016 Rio Olympics, though she clearly wasn’t fully healed from her torn ACL she suffered in December 2015.

She did make five appearances for the Reign last season where she scored one goal and assisted on one other.

Rapinoe will be back in time for the Reign’s season opening game against Sky Blue FC on Saturday April 15. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm PT.

Here’s the full roster by position:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)

DEFENDERS (6): Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash/Manchester City), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign)

FORWARDS (7): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/Olympique Lyonnais, FRA), Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (UCLA), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Lynn Williams (NC Courage)