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.

Jersey Identify Pos. Membership Olympic Exp.
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
11 Christen Press FW Unattached 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?

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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

Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
USA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group G schedule

Date Match Time
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

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