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March 25, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Reign FC notes: Four players called up again to USWNT, Nahomi Kawasumi arrives

Here are some quick notes from Reign FC camp as the team continues its preparation for the second season in the National Women’s Soccer League:

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— First off, Japanese midfielder Nahomi Kawasumi has arrived and had her first practice with the team on Monday. The group is nearly at full strength (perhaps waiting for Hope Solo‘s return from a trip to Manchester City, a team you might remember had interest in the Richland native and UW product).

— Seattle will be hit hard by U.S. national team call-ups before the April 13 season opener at home against Boston. USWNT coach Tom Sermanni has called in Solo, Sydney Leroux, Megan Rapinoe and Stephanie Cox for friendlies April 6 and 10 against China. The Reign does benefit having a Sunday opener with many NWSL teams starting Saturday, April 12.

— If Solo plays both games for the U.S., she will become the 18th woman in U.S. Soccer history to reach 150 caps.

— Lastly, here is a recent interview with Reign coach Laura Harvey (be sure to check out the team’s YouTube page for many more interviews):

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