• Kyodo News


Veteran midfielder Homare Sawa will return from the Washington Freedom to play for her former club NTV Beleza during the U.S. Women’s Professional Soccer league offseason, NTV said Friday.

The 30-year-old Sawa, who has scored three goals in 20 games for the Freedom, will rejoin NTV from Sept. 2 and is scheduled to return to the United States after the Japanese season ends Jan. 1.

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