CUP alum and Cincinnati native Rose Lavelle returned to the Queen City with her US Women's National teammates to take part in the second of a two game friendly event with New Zealand. In front of a record crowd of more than 30,000 people, the USWNT defeated New Zealand 5-0. Lavelle started the match and played the first 30 minutes; it was a planned substitution as Lavelle is returning from being injured.
Lavelle was the #1 draft pick in the 2017 NWSL Draft and has been a mainstay with the USWNT team during the 2017 calendar year. She currently plays for the Boston Breakers in the NWSL.
Congrats Rose and thanks for coming home!