Hailie Mace will replace Kelley O’Hara on the U.S. women’s national team roster for the pair of September friendlies against Nigeria, the team announced Wednesday.

O’Hara, 34, is dealing with a lingering hip injury, so Mace will slot in for the USWNT veteran.

Mace earns her first call-up since the 2018 Concacaf W Championship, in which she played one match against Panama. The 25-year-old also played in two friendlies in 2018 for three total caps.

The Kansas City Current defender has played close to 1,000 minutes across 12 matches for her NWSL club. The Current are riding an 11-match unbeaten streak and sit two points shy of the top spot in the standings.

Since helping the USWNT to the Concacaf title in July, O’Hara has not missed a minute for the Washington Spirit, playing the full 90 minutes in three matches. The most recent match came on Aug. 10.

The Spirit are in opposite form compared to the Current, as they have not won a match since May 1 and are on a 17-match winless streak. The club fired coach Kris Ward earlier this week and has not yet named an interim coach.

Even with O’Hara’s absence, five Spirit players have spots on the USWNT roster: goalkeeper Aubrey Kingsbury, midfielders Ashley Sanchez and Andi Sullivan and forwards Trinity Rodman and Ashley Hatch.

All eyes might be on the USWNT in Tokyo, but Kansas City and North Carolina are here to remind you there is still NWSL action to be had.

The two clubs announced a blockbuster trade this morning, with Kansas City sending Amy Rodriguez and $60,000 of allocation money to North Carolina in exchange for Kristen Hamilton, Hailie Mace and Katelyn Rowland.

The 2015 NWSL MVP, Rodriguez is an experienced forward, leading Kansas City as one of their top scorers with two of the club’s five goals this season. In her time with the Utah Royals she scored 15 goals in 47 matches and helped the former FC Kansas City win two championships. She can also do this:

In return, Kansas City will acquire significant depth in Hamilton, Mace and Rowland.

Hamilton has been a staple member of the Courage since 2014, when they were originally the Western New York Flash, helping to lead the club to their first ever NWSL championship in 2016. Since the club became the Courage, Hamilton has appeared in 67 matches, scoring 15 goals.

Mace and Rowland are also staple pieces that should bring additional depth to Kansas City. Mace has goal scoring abilities, including a brace against Racing Louisville FC in May, while Rowland has appeared in net 30 times for the Courage.

Both Hamilton and Rowland bring with them championship experience, having won two NWSL Championship titles, three NWSL Shields and a Women’s ICC Championship title.