“Bringing Lu back to Reign FC for the 2020 season was one of our most important objectives in the off-season,” said Reign FC CEO Bill Predmore in a team release. “She has been one of the most consistent, reliable, and accomplished defenders in the NWSL since its inception. Lu is a brilliant leader and truly great person. We are thrilled to have her back for the upcoming season.”
Barnes, a Reign original, will return for her eighth season of play, having made 149 appearances for the club to date.