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Wednesday Roundup: Rachel Daly called up by England for World Cup qualifier

Also in today’s roundup, Ali Krieger ruled out 4-6 weeks due to MCL injury and Lyon’s Jessica Houara to undergo knee surgery

Rachel Daly, right, will be in camp with England ahead of an upcoming World Cup qualifier in June
(photo copyright EriMac Photo for The Equalizer)

Houston Dash forward Rachel Daly has been called up by England for a 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying match on June 8 against Russia in Moscow, as was announced by the FA today.

With the Dash this season, Daly leads the team with four goals. She’s also one goal away from tying her career high of five goals on a season that she hit last year. This past weekend, her two-goal effort in the Dash’s 3-2 win over the Washington Spirit was enough for NWSL Player of the Week honors. The Dash catapulted up to middle of the NWSL table (13 points) as they grabbed six points through their last two games to land themselves in fifth place on the table.

For England, Daly was one goal in 10 appearances. Most recently, she made two appearances in the 2018 SheBelieves Cup in March.

Ali Krieger out 4-6 weeks with MCL injury

Ali Krieger will miss 4-6 weeks after suffering an injury to her MCL on Saturday (photo copyright Hannah Di Lorenzo for The Equalizer)

Today, the Orlando Pride announced that defender Ali Krieger will miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a media collateral ligament (MCL) injury in her knee in this past weekend’s game.

Krieger’s injury came in the 66th minute of Orlando Pride’s 5-2 win over the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday. Her right knee was evaluated at Orlando Health. Before the injury, Krieger has played every minute since she first joined the club ahead of the 2017 NWSL season.

Lyon’s Houara-D’Hommeaux set to have knee surgery after injury last weekend

Lyon and France international Jessica Houara-D’Hommeaux announced via Twitter that will have to have knee surgery after an injury that occurred Sunday in the team’s 6-0 win over Rodez.

This is the defender’s second knee injury in the past few years. For Lyon, she appeared in 28 matches in the 2016-2017 season, but this year, only made four appearances before suffering another injury.

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