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Global Mar 21, 2019

Ali Krieger receives 1st U.S. WNT call-up since 2017

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Veteran defender Ali Krieger has earned her first call-up to the U.S. Women’s National Team since 2017.

The 34-year-old has been selected by head coach Jill Ellis for the team’s upcoming training camp ahead of two April friendlies, against Australia on April 4 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. (7 p.m. MT on FS1) and against Belgium on April 7 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles (6 p.m. PT on ESPN2).

Following these two matches, the USA will have only its three-game “Send-Off Series” in May remaining before departing for France.

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Krieger, a member of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) club Orlando Pride, enters the training camp with 98 career international caps. She could reach the 100-cap milestone if she plays in both of the team’s April friendlies.

A member of the USA’s 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Team and the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup championship squad, Krieger returns to the roster for the first time since the 2017 Tournament of Nations. She last played for the USA against Russia in April of 2017.

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