USWNT Olympic roster 2021: Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd headline USA ladies's soccer group for Tokyo
It has been practically 9 years because the U.S. ladies’s nationwide soccer group final received an Olympic gold medal. A squad of twenty-two ladies will look to get the USA again to the best podium on the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Video games.
The “Ladies’s Soccer Match,” because the competitors on the Olympics is formally recognized, will see the USWNT and 11 different nations battle it out for a spot on the medals stand.
The occasion kicks off with a round-robin group stage on July 21. Eight groups qualify for the single-elimination knockout rounds which begin with the quarterfinals by way of to the ultimate on Aug. 6 in Tokyo (Aug. 5 within the USA as a result of time distinction).
MORE: Full 2021 ladies’s Olympic soccer schedule
USA Olympic ladies’s soccer roster
Beneath is the 22-player U.S. ladies’s nationwide group Olympic roster.
On June 30 the ultimate Olympic rosters had been formally expanded to formally embrace the 4 alternates as a part of the principle participant roster. The Worldwide Olympic Committee allowed this one-time exception for the 4 alternates to be out there for choice forward of each match, offering groups elevated flexibility given the affect of the COVID-19 pandemic on aggressive match schedules, coaching and journey world wide. Previous to that call, the alternates had been solely out there as a everlasting substitute in case of an damage to somebody on the 18-player roster.
|1||Alyssa Naeher||GK||Chicago Purple Stars||2016|
|2||Crystal Dunn||DF||Portland Thorns FC||2016|
|3||Samantha Mewis||MF||North Carolina Braveness||—|
|4||Becky Sauerbrunn||DF||Portland Thorns FC||2012, 2016|
|5||Kelley O’Hara||DF||Washington Spirit||2012, 2016|
|6||Kristie Mewis||MF||Houston Sprint||—|
|7||Tobin Heath||FW||Unattached||2008, 2012, 2016|
|8||Julie Ertz||MF||Chicago Purple Stars||2016|
|9||Lindsey Horan||MF||Portland Thorns FC||2016|
|10||Carli Lloyd||FW||NJ/NY Gotham FC||2008, 2012, 2016|
|12||Tierna Davidson||DF||Chicago Purple Stars||—|
|13||Alex Morgan||FW||Orlando Pleasure||2012, 2016|
|14||Emily Sonnett||DF||Washington Spirit||—|
|15||Megan Rapinoe||FW||OL Reign||2012, 2016|
|16||Rose Lavelle||MF||OL Reign||—|
|17||Abby Dahlkemper||DF||Manchester Metropolis (ENG)||—|
|18||Adrianna Franch||GK||Portland Thorns FC||—|
|19||Catarina Macario||MF||Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)||—|
|20||Casey Quick Krueger||DF||Chicago Purple Stars||—|
|21||Lynn Williams||FW||North Carolina Braveness||—|
|22||Jane Campbell||GK||Houston Sprint||—|
Who coaches the USWNT?
The person chargeable for choosing the squad is head coach Vlatko Andonovski (above), who’s main the USWNT in his first main worldwide competitors.
He was employed as USWNT coach in October 2019 and in his first 21 matches on the helm the group has compiled a formidable 20-0-1 mark, setting a file for greatest begin for a head coach in USWNT historical past.
Andonovski, who has been praised by the gamers for his employees’s stage of detailed match preparation, joined the U.S. group after profitable teaching stints at two NWSL golf equipment: Kansas Metropolis and OL Reign.
USWNT on the Olympics
The U.S. ladies reached the gold-medal match in each Olympics match apart from the 2016 version in London, the place the USWNT was shocked by Sweden in a quarterfinal penalty-kick shootout.
Since ladies’s soccer was first launched as an Olympic competitors in 1996, the USA has received a complete of 4 of the 5 finals it has performed, dropping solely to Norway in 2000 on a sudden-death aim in additional time.
|12 months||Web site||USWNT End (Ultimate match)|
|1996||Atlanta||Gold Medal (2-1 win vs. China)|
|2000||Sydney||Silver Medal (3-2 loss vs. Norway)|
|2004||Athens||Gold Medal (2-1 win vs. Brazil)|
|2008||Beijing||Gold Medal (1-0 win vs. Brazil)|
|2012||London||Gold Medal (2-1 win vs. Japan)|
|2016||Rio de Janeiro||QFs (1-1 vs. Sweden, 4-3 loss in PKs)|
USWNT 2021 Olympics Schedule
The USWNT is ranked No. 1 on this planet and on the 2021 Tokyo Olympics it is going to compete towards three different groups within the group stage: Sweden (No. 5 on this planet), Australia (No. 9) and New Zealand (No. 22).
There are a complete of three teams within the ladies’s soccer match. The highest two groups routinely advance to the quarterfinals together with the 2 greatest third-place finishers.
Group G schedule
|Wed, July 21||Sweden vs. USA||4:30 am ET|
|Wed, July 21||Australia vs. New Zealand||7:30 am ET|
|Sat, July 24||Sweden vs. Australia||4:30 am ET|
|Sat, July 24||New Zealand vs. USA||7:30 am ET|
|Tues, July 27||New Zealand vs. Sweden||4 am ET|
|Tues, July 27||USA vs. Australia||4 am ET|