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1. Reign FC has signed defender Taylor Smith, who is expected to miss the 2019 NWSL season while she recovers from an ACL tear suffered while playing for Newcastle Jets in Australia’s W-League in December 2018. Smith was undrafted out of UCLA but earned a spot on the U.S. national team for her play with the Western New York Flash in 2016 and North Carolina Courage in 2017 after the Flash moved to North Carolina. She was traded to the Washington Spirit in 2018 but lost her spot as a federation player after the season.

2. The U.S. under-23 women fell to Reign FC, 2-1, in their first game at the Thorns Spring Invitational in Portland. The lone U-23 goal was scored by UCLA's Ashley Sanchez on a pass from Stanford's Catarina Macario. The host Portland Thorns beat the Chicago Red Stars, 2-1, in Sunday's other game. The tournament at the University of Portland continues with doubleheaders on Wednesday and Saturday.

3. Jitka Klimkova, who coached the USA at the 2018 Under-20 Women's World Cup, has joined Internationals Soccer Club, a Cleveland area youth club with teams in the Development Academy and ECNL. The USA failed to get out of the first round at the U-20 World Cup for the first time after finishing group play with a 1-1-1 record. Klimkova has also coached in Australia, New Zealand and her native Czech Republic, where she represented her country internationally.
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