Rose Lavelle, the US soccer star. playing for the Washington Spirit this weekend because of the ill health threatened to release her before the end of the 7th World Women's Cup.
Chief Coach, Richie Burke, said Monday that Lavelle will have time to resort to and will not be in uniform against Houash Dash Saturday night at Maryland SoccerPlex. She will, however, attend fans of the game and the blessing.
Lavelle, 24, could return to the Women's Football Association's 24th July action at Sky Blue FC, New Jersey, Burke said.
Defender U. Mallory Pugh, a reserve at the World Cup, is likely to play for the Spirit on Saturday.
Lavelle stretched her physical boundaries in France, starting six seven games and overcoming the semifinal injury to achieve the second goal in the 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in the final. She won the bronze ball as the third best player in the competition.
In her second season with the Spirit after starting her career with Boston in 2017, she has a history of problems. Together with US national team tasks, there are only 12 NWSL game (six starters) appearing in the last 12 weeks.
"We had to put it in cotton wool," said Burke, to ensure that she would not suffer any obstacles before the opening of the University's training camp in early May.
At the World Cup, Lavelle did not play a full game until the final. She registered 57 minutes and scored twice in the openness against Thailand, she sat out with the other regulars against Chile, then she played 63, 89, 63 and 65 minutes.
In addition to the physical demands, Burke said that he had to be “conscious” of the emotional and psychological toll the competitors managed to win the four-week competition and the celebration.
“They're enough,” he said.
US women have a different situation than those of the men who won the World Cup as, unlike most of the men's leagues, the NWSL is in the summer. Male players who hit the World Cup usually receive several weeks off.
After winning the title, members of the Civil Service squad made a number of presentations, including at a boxing tape parade on Wednesday in New York. They went in particular ways late last week, and none of them were in NWSL games over the weekend.
Lavelle will return to the Spirit this week to evaluate him before traveling home to Cincinnati, where he will be honored at the half hour Thursday of the game MLS between FC Cincinnati and D.C. United. On Friday, Cincinnati city will honor her. She will then return to Washington and attend the Spirit's game.
Pugh, 21, took time off in Colorado and will return to the Spirit on Tuesday. In France, she appeared in the three group games (one start, one goal, one aid) but she did not play in the round games.
A US team will regroup for August 3 against Ireland in Pasadena, Calif., Forcing Lavelle and Pugh the game played by the Spirit to lose August 2 by a new North Carolina champion.
Meanwhile, the Spirit sent to the third Monday of the Australian World Cup by completing trade with Reign FC for Elise Kellond-Knight, midfielder defenders. Washington gave backup Sammy Jo Prudhomme backup goalkeeper.
Kellond-Knight, 28, fills into a remaining rookie, Tegan McGrady, who has a quadriceps injury.
In her third World Cup, Kellond-Knight scored directly from a corner kick against Norway in round 16. She made 109 appearances for Australia and played for clubs in Australia, Denmark, Japan, Germany and Sweden before She started with Seattle this year.
Other Aussies are the midfielder Spirit Chloe Logarzo and midfielder defender Amy Harrison.
Washington (5-3-3) is fourth in the nine team series, four points behind North Carolina front and the Thorns Portland.
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