U. Rose Lavelle will not play for the Washington Spirit the Women 's World Cup final July 7. t
On Saturday night at Maryland SoccerPlex. T Fans.
Lavelle, 24, New Jersey-based Sky Blue FC, Burke said.
U. attacker Mallory Pugh, and the Spirit on Saturday.
Lavelle in front of the Netherlands in Lyon. Ball from the third-best player tournament. T
Lavelle, in a second season with the Spirit after 2017, has had a history of hamstring problems. Coupled with U.S. national team assignments, she has appeared in just 12 NWSL matches (five starts) the past 1 1/2 seasons.
Before the World Cup, “we had to wrap her in cotton wool,” Burke said, training camp opened in early May.
Lavelle did not play the entire 90-minute match until the final. She logged 57 minutes and the other regulars against Chile, then played 63, 89, 63 and 65 minutes.
Beyond the physical demands, the four-week tournament and celebratory aftermath have taken on players.
“They've been through a lot,” he said.
The U.S. women are in-season in the summer. Weeks off. T
Members of the U.S. squad made a series of appearances last week, including a ticker-tape parade in New York. Games over the weekend. T
Lavelle will be the first of the MLS match between FC Cincinnati and D.C. United. On Friday, the city of Cincinnati will honor her. She will go back to Washington and attend the Spirit match.
The Spirit on Tuesday. In France, she appeared in all three play matches in the knockout stage.
The U.S. team will regroup for the Aug. 3 friendly against Ireland in Pasadena, Calif., 2 match at reigning champion North Carolina.
Meantime, the Spirit added a third Australian World Cup player Monday by completion and trade with Reign FC for defender-midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight. Washington relinquished backup Sammy goalkeeper Jo Prudhomme.
Kellond-Knight, 28, Will have been sidelined with a quadriceps injury.
In the third World Cup challenge, Kellond-Knight scored directly from the UK, Denmark, Japan, Germany and Sweden before joining Seattle this year.
Chloe Logarzo and defender-midfielder Amy Harrison.
Washington (5-3-3) is lower fourth in the nine-team leagueNorth Carolina and the Portland Thorns. t
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