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Gina Lewandowski called up to United States Women's National Team for Japan friendlies

The Bayern Munich defender will get the opportunity to represent her country once again.

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Gina Lewandowski has been called back up to the United States Women's National Team ahead of two upcoming friendlies against Japan. This is the second time she has been named to the national team with head coach Jill Ellis targeting prep for the Rio Olympics.

While she is certainly on the outside looking in at a spot on the American Olympic team this summer, Lewandowski can still find her way into the squad. If she's able to put together a perfect camp, Lewandowski could force Ellis to reconsider her versatility in the Olympic squad.

The first match against Japan will take place on June 2 in Commerce City, Colorado, and the second match will be on June 5 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)

Defenders: Whitney Engen (Boston Breakers), Jaelene Hinkle (Western New York Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Gina Lewandowski (FC Bayern Munich), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC)

Midfielders: Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (Western New York Flash), Heather O'Reilly (FC Kansas City)

Forwards: Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado)