Portland Thorns FC defender Midge Purce has been ruled out of the U.S. women’s national team friendlies against China PR due to a right ankle sprain she suffered during training, U.S. Soccer announced on Tuesday.
Purce, who has started every game for the Thorns this season, earned her second national team call-up in May. She was previously on the 2017 Tournament of Nations roster.
Purce has returned to the Portland to be further evaluated and begin her rehab process.
The Thorns won’t be back in NWSL action until June 16 due to the FIFA break. The USWNT are currently in Utah, preparing for their pair of games against China PR on Thursday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 12. The U.S. now has 24 players in camp, after adding Washington Spirit midfielder Rose Lavelle on June 3.