Savannah DeMelo earns first USWNT call-up, replaces Trinity Rodman

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Racing Louisville FC midfielder Savannah DeMelo earned her first U.S. women’s national soccer team call-up, replacing forward Trinity Rodman on the 23-player roster for the team’s September friendlies against Nigeria.

The move was announced Monday, with U.S. Soccer stating that Rodman will miss the camp due to a family commitment.

DeMelo was selected fourth overall by Racing Louisville in the 2022 NWSL draft and has had an impressive rookie campaign with the club. The 24-year-old has three goals and one assist in 17 regular season starts.

The midfielder represented the U.S. at the 2016 and 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, leading the team with four goals at the 2018 tournament.

The USWNT will face off against the Super Falcons on Sept. 3 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas, starting at 1 p.m. ET on Fox.  The teams’ second friendly will take place on Sept. 6 at Audi Field in Washington, D.C., and will air at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2.