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Defender Ali Krieger returns to the US women's national team

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Ali Krieger was between training sessions with the Orlando Pride on Tuesday afternoon when U.S. coach Jill Ellis texted her and asked whether she had time to talk.

Krieger informed Ellis she had one more practice, and she could speak in the evening.

Ellis had the news the 34-year-old defender had been hoping for: Krieger was back on the U.S. women's national team for the first time in nearly two years.