USWNT Proclaims Olympic Roster for Tokyo Olympics – CBS Pittsburgh

(CBS Chicago)- With the American Football Federation Head coach Vratko Andnovsky unveiled a list of 18 USWNTs at this summer’s Olympic tournament on Wednesday. World Cup defending champions aim to regain the Olympic gold medal after the disappointing quarterfinals of the 2016 Rio Games.

The 18-player roster consists of 17 members of the 2019 World Cup-winning team, with Christie Mewis joining her sister Samantha as a newcomer to the group.

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“It’s been a long process to reach this point, longer than everyone thought, but we’ve gathered a lot of information about players over the past year and a half in training, club matches and international matches. “I am confident that we have selected the team that is most likely to succeed in Japan,” Andnovsky said in a statement.

Carli Lloyd and Tobin Heath have made their fourth Olympic appearance, connecting Christie Pearce with the most in USWNT history. Soon 39 years old, Lloyd will be the oldest American women’s soccer Olympic athlete to pass the Lampawn at that mark.

While Lloyd and Heath are playing for the fourth time in the Olympics, this year’s roster includes defenders Abby Dahlkemper, Thierna Davidson, Emily Sonnett, midfielder Samantha, Christie Mewis and Rose Lavelle. There are seven newly created Olympic athletes and goalkeeper Abby Anna Franche.

The complete list of US listings is as follows: Sandra Elera analyzed the location of the roster by location this morning.

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Goalkeeper (2): Adriana Franche (Portland Thorns FC), Alyssa Naehar (Chicago Red Stars)

Defender (6): Abby Dahlkemper (Manchester City / ENG), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit), Becky Sourbrunn (Portland Thorns) Thorns FC), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit)

Midfielder (5): Julie Elts (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash), Sam Mewis (North Carolina Courage)

Forward (5): Tobin Heath (Unattached), Carli Lloyd (NJ / NY Gotham FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Unattached), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign)

The team will have two send-off matches against Mexico on July 1st and 5th in Connecticut before leaving for Japan. Once there, US Olympic play begins on July 21, when the team meets Sweden, who knocked them out of the last Olympic tournament in 2016. Group play continues with a match between New Zealand (July 24) and Australia (July 27) before the possibility Knockout stage play.

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The United States has won medals in five of the six Olympic women’s soccer tournaments since it was first held in 1996. There are four gold medals (’96, ’04, ’08, ’12) and one silver medal (2000).

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