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Rumi Utsugi named to Japan’s Tournament of Nations roster
Japan opens the Tournament of Nations vs. Brazil on July 27
Seattle Reign FC midfielder Rumi Utsugi will be competing in the upcoming Tournament of Nations (Photo credit: Andy Mead/isiphotos.com)
Seattle Reign FC midfielder Rumi Utsugi will be competing in the upcoming Tournament of Nations (Photo credit: Andy Mead/isiphotos.com)

Seattle Reign FC midfielder Rumi Utsugi has been named to Japan’s 23-woman roster for the upcoming Tournament of Nations.

Japan, Brazil, Australia and the United States will face each other from July 27-August 3 in the new tournament.

Utsugi has appeared in 10 matches for the Reign this season. She was the only NWSL player named to the roster.

Japan is currently ranked No. 6 in the world.

 

Japan’s Tournament of Nations Schedule:

 

July 27

Brazil vs. Japan

7 p.m. ET

CenturyLink Field  (Seattle, Washington)

 

July 30

Japan vs. Australia

5:15 p.m. ET

Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, California)

 

August 3

United States vs. Japan

10 p.m. ET, ESPN2

StubHub Center (Carson, California)

 

Full Roster:

 

Goalkeepers (3):

Saito Ayaka (Begalta Sendai Ladies), Ikeda Akiko (Urawa Reds Ladies), Yamashita Annudi (Nittele Beza)

 

Defenders (7):

Samejima Aya (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Nakamura Kaede (Albirex Niigata Women), Sakamoto Ribo (AC Nagano Parseiro Women), Takagi Hikari (Nojimasutera Kanagawa Sagamihara), Oya Ayumu (Ehime FC Ladies), Kitagawa Hikaru (Urawa Reds Ladies), Ichise Nana (Begarta Sendai Ladies)

 

Midfielders (8):

Sakaguchi Yumeho (Nittele Beza), Madoka Haji (Iga Football Club Kunoichi), Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign FC), Nakajima Tomomi (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Naomoto Hikaru (Urawa Reds Ladies), Nakamori Yu (Nittele Beresa), Sumida Yu (Nittele Beza), Hasegawa Yu (Nitere Beresa)

 

Forwards (5): Tomari Shiho (AC Nagano Parseiro Women), Suganawa Yuuki (Urawa Reds Ladies), Yokoyama Kumi (1. FFC Frankfurt), Tanaka Miyan (Nitere Beleza), Kuwana Fuwa (Nitere Beza)

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