U.S. women’s soccer team begins training camp in Florida

U.S. women’s soccer team begins training camp in Florida

By Anne M. Peterson

U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe, seen here playing against Russia in April 2017, hasn't played since last March, having opted out of her club season with OL Reign of the National Women’s Soccer League’s Challenge Cup this fall. She was among 27 players invited to training camp this weekend in Orlando.

Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd have returned after missing most of last year as the U.S. women’s national team prepares to open training camp this weekend in Florida.

Coach Vlatko Andonovski on Wednesday announced the 27-player roster for the Orlando camp, which will be capped by a pair of exhibition matches against Colombia at the end of the month.

Alex Morgan, who said she has contracted the coronavirus, was among the players left off of the roster as the team prepares for the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

Rapinoe, the FIFA 2019 Player of the Year after helping the United States win its second consecutive World Cup, has not played for the national team since the SheBelieves Cup last March. She opted out of playing for her club team, OL Reign, in the National Women’s Soccer League’s Challenge Cup and fall series.

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