Hinkle recalled to USWNT after declining invite due to LGBTQ jerseys

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Jerome Miron
The defender refused a call-up last summer because the team was set to wear special kits for Pride Month.

Defender Jaelene Hinkle has been recalled to the U.S. women's national team, one year after declining a call-up because she did not want to wear the team's LGBTQ Pride Month jerseys.

In May, the 25-year-old confirmed she turned down a call-up last summer due to her religious views on LGBTQ issues

Hinkle said in May that she was unsure if she'd ever get another USWNT call, but manager Jill Ellis has given the North Carolina Courage defender a fresh opportunity with the national team. 

Hinkle is one of 25 players called up for the 2018 Tournament of Nations, with the roster set to be cut down to 23 before the tournament starts against Japan on July 26.

The U.S. will also face Australia on July 29 and Brazil on Aug. 2 as part of the four-team tournament. 

Full roster (club; caps/goals)

GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 16/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 29/0)

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DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 19/0), Tierna Davidson (Stanford; 8/0), Jaelene Hinkle (NC Courage; 8/0), Merritt Mathias (NC Courage; 1/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 139/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 21/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 17/0)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars; 75/6), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 61/15), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 51/5), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 8/2), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 254/100), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 36/7), Allie Long (Seattle Reign FC; 39/6), McCall Zerboni (NC Courage; 2/0)

FORWARDS (7): Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 64/23), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 133/19), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 142/86), Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash; 3/1), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 100/44), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 137/37), Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals FC; 131/30) 

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