1. Rapinoe returns to help
Megan Rapinoe was still working on regaining her form and didn't go to the SheBelieves Cup in March. But she was recalled for the Russia series and should see action as midfielders Morgan Brian, Lindsey Horan and Tobin Heath are all out with injured.
2. Real Colorado teenagers in vogue.
With the injuries, U.S. coach Jill Ellis called up 17-year-old midfielder Jaelin Howell and 16-year-old forward Sophia Smith to the 23-player training camp roster. They both play for Real Colorado, the same club that produced 18-year-old Mallory Pugh, who is enrolled at UCLA. Whether Howell and Smith get playing time remains to be seen. Ellis will dress 18 players for each game.
3. Russia looks for first win over USA.
Russia has never beaten the USA in eight meetings and only once -- in 2000 -- even managed to come away with a draw.
Under head coach Elena Fomina, the first woman to coach the women's national team, Russia has qualified for Euro 2017, where it was drawn with defending champion Germany, Italy and Sweden. Russia plays its opener July 17 in Rotterdam.
GOALKEEPERS (3): 18-Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), 1-Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), 24-Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride).
DEFENDERS (6): 7-Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), 11-Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), 5-Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), 22-Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), 7-Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars).
MIDFIELDERS (6): 25-Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado), 16-Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), 10-Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash/Manchester City), 20-Allie Long (Portland Thorns), 3-Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign).
FORWARDS (8): 19-Crystal Dunn (Chelsea/ENG), 13-Alex Morgan (Lyon/FRA), 21-Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash), 23-Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), 2-Mallory Pugh (UCLA), 8-Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), 26-Sophia Smith (Real Colorado), 12-Lynn Williams (NC Courage).
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Tatiana Shcerbak (Kubanochka), 12-Alena Belyaeva (Chertanovo), 21-Iuliia Grichenko (CSKA).
DEFENDERS (6): 4-Tatiana Sheikina (Ryazan-VDV), 8-Daria Makarenko (Ryazan-VDV), 13-Anna Belomyttseva (Ryazan-VDV), 18-Elvira Ziiastinova (CSKA), 19-Ekaterina Morozova (Chertanovo), 22-Ksenia Kovalenko (CSKA).
MIDFIELDERS (7): 9-Anna Cholovyaga (CSKA), 10-Elena Terekhova (CSKA), 11-Ekaterina Sochneva (CSKA), 16-Anastasiia Pozdeeva (Zvezda-2005), 17-Ekaterina Pantiukhina (Zvezda-2005), 20-Margarita Chernomyrdina (Chertanovo), 23-Elena Morozova (Kubanochka).
FORWARDS (3): 2-Nelli Korovkina (Chertanovo), 6-Nadeshda Karpova (Chertanovo), 15-Elena Danilova (Ryazan-VDV).