Rose Lavelle, who starred for Cincinnati United Premier and Mount Notre Dame High School, is returning to the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) to play for OL Reign, which acquired her rights in a trade with the Washington Spirit last year.
Lavelle, who turned 26 last week, will immediately join OL Reign as a U.S. allocated player, the team announced, and will train with the team beginning May 26. The team said Lavelle is expected to be available for selection in OL Reign’s match at Cheney Stadium against the Spirit on May 30.
In February, Lavelle scored the only goal in USWNT's 1-0 win against Canada in a SheBelieves Cup soccer match in Orlando.
In January, Lavelle scored her first goal of the Women's Soccer League regular season for Manchester City in a 4-0 win against West Ham United. She joined Manchester City last August.
The USWNT star also had a cow named after her. Forward Madison FC - the USL League One team in Madison, Wisconsin - held a fan contest to name a calf delivered by its team cow. Rose Cowbelle won.
Last November, Lavelle's goal in the 41st minute of USWNT's first match since March gave the team a 1-0 lead against the Netherlands in a 2-0 win.
Lavelle was in New York City for a ticker-tape parade to celebrate USWNT's FIFA Women's World Cup title when she tweeted that video of Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden hippo Fiona reminded Lavelle of her own halftime hydration routine.
Lavelle scored the team's second goal during USWNT's win in the final against the Netherlands, earning the Bronze Ball - given to the tournament's third-most outstanding player.
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