World Cup champ Megan Rapinoe won’t play in SheBelieves Cup

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CHICAGO (AP) – Midfielder Megan Rapinoe has been left off the U.S. roster for a training camp ahead of the SheBelieves Cup tournament.

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Midfielder/forward Kealia Ohai also was not among the 25 players announced Wednesday by coach Jill Ellis. Ohai made her debut with the national team last year, appearing in three matches.

The 31-year-old Rapinoe is a veteran of the last two World Cups, but tore her right anterior cruciate ligament in December 2015 and didn’t return until the Olympics last August.

Four players on the roster have not played for the senior national team: goalkeeper Jane Campbell and midfielders Sarah Killion, Rose Lavelle and Brianna Pinto.

Carli Lloyd, the reigning FIFA Women’s Payer of the Year, and Alex Morgan, who is currently playing in France with Lyon, are among the veterans on the roster.

The team will train in Orlando, Florida, starting on Feb. 20. The U.S. plays Germany on March 1 at Chester, Pennsylvania; England three days later at Harrison, New Jersey, and France on March 7 at Washington, D.C.

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2/8/2017 1:07:34 PM (GMT -5:00)