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Megan Rapinoe, Rumi Utsugi named to Tournament of Nation rosters

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The two Seattle Reign players will suit up for the U.S. and Japan.

During the FIFA international break, four women's national teams will head to the West Coast for a three-match Tournament of Nations: Australia, Brazil, Japan, and the United States. Two Seattle Reign FC players — Megan Rapinoe and Rumi Utsugi — have been called up for this tournament.

How Seattle Reign players fared during the international break

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Four Reign FC players reported for international duty in Europe.

While some Seattle Reign FC players used the FIFA international break to get some well-earned rest and recovery time, others reported to their national teams. With the UEFA Women's Euro competition starting next month, this FIFA break offered a final tune-up for a number of European squads.

The Rest

Smith and Lavelle called up for USA friendlies in Europe

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Will Abby Smith get her first international cap?

Jill Ellis has named her 21-player USWNT roster for their upcoming June friendlies against Sweden and Norway.

GOALKEEPERS (2): Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Abby Smith (Boston Breakers)

DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Jaelene Hinkle (NC Courage), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash/Manchester City), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)

FORWARDS (5): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC), Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/Olympique Lyonnais), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit)

Rose Lavelle is in the lineup; given her most recent performances with the WNT and her current form in NWSL, it was almost a given she would be called in.

MLS All-Stars v Chelsea – TV Listings – MLS All-Star Game – 25 July 2012

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The 2012 MLS All-Star game features EPL side Chelsea taking on the MLS All-Stars. The Major League Soccer squad are looking to recover after losing for three years in a row to Everton (2009) and Manchester United (2010, 2011). Chelsea will have most of their players available except for Fernando Torres, who just joined the squad a few days ago.

Euro 2012 alternative team guide: Sweden

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OTP gives you the lowdown on all the Euro 2012 teams. 10 word description: Unfancied best runners-up in decent form. Need 'good' Zlatan. Coach: Erik Hamren The 54-year-old is well known in Scandinavian football having managed in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Since taking over from Lars Lagerback in 2009, he's given a very good account [.