It has been nearly 9 years because the US ladies’s nationwide soccer crew final gained an Olympic gold medal. A roster of 18 ladies will try to convey the US again to the best podium within the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Within the “Ladies’s Soccer Match”, because the competitors on the Olympic Video games is formally referred to as, the USWNT and eleven different nations combat for a spot within the medal ranks.
The occasion begins with a spherical robin group stage on July 21. Eight groups qualify for the knockout rounds within the particular person eliminations, which go from the quarterfinals to the finals on August sixth in Tokyo (August fifth within the USA as a result of time distinction).
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Checklist of ladies’s Olympic soccer video games in USA
Beneath is the US ladies’s nationwide crew’s 18-man Olympic line-up, together with 4 substitutes who can exchange a participant within the squad as a consequence of damage at any time earlier than or in the course of the event.
|GK||Adrianna Franch||Portland Thorns FC||–|
|GK||Alyssa nearer||Chicago Crimson Stars||2016|
|DF||Abby Dahlkemper||Manchester Metropolis (GER)||–|
|DF||Tierna Davidson||Chicago Crimson Stars||–|
|DF||Crystal Dunn||Portland Thorns FC||2016|
|DF||Kelley O’Hara||Washington spirit||2012, 2016|
|DF||Becky Sauerbrunn||Portland Thorns FC||2012, 2016|
|DF||Emily Sonnet||Washington spirit||–|
|MF||Julie Ertz||Chicago Crimson Stars||2016|
|MF||Lindsey Horan||Portland Thorns FC||2016|
|MF||Rose Lavelle||OL domination||–|
|MF||Kristie Mewis||Houston Sprint||–|
|MF||Samantha Mewis||Braveness in North Carolina||–|
|FW||Tobin Heath||Unbound||2008, 2012, 2016|
|FW||Carli Lloyd||NJ / NY Gotham FC||2008, 2012, 2016|
|FW||Alex Morgan||Orlando satisfaction||2012, 2016|
|FW||Megan Rapinoe||OL domination||2012, 2016|
US Olympic Deputy Groups
The next 4 gamers will not be a part of the official US squad. If a participant from the official squad had to get replaced as a consequence of an damage earlier than or in the course of the event, he would come from this group. The 4 gamers will journey to Japan to coach with the US crew in case they’re referred to as in.
|place||Surname||Affiliation (nation)||Olympic Exp.|
|GK||Jane Campbell||Houston Sprint||–|
|DF||Casey Kruger||Chicago Crimson Stars||–|
|MF||Catarina Macario||Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)||–|
|FW||Lynn Williams||Braveness in North Carolina||–|
Who trains the USWNT?
Head coach Vlatko Andonovski (above), who leads the USWNT in its first main worldwide competitors, is accountable for choosing the squad.
He was employed as a USWNT coach in October 2019 and in his first 21 video games on the prime, the crew has set a formidable 20-0-1 mark, a file for the most effective begin by a head coach in USWNT historical past.
Andonovski, who was praised by the gamers for the detailed sport preparation of his staff, switched to the US crew after profitable teaching stays at two NWSL golf equipment: Kansas Metropolis and OL Reign.
USWNT on the Olympics
The US ladies gained gold in each Olympic event, except for the 2016 version in London, the place the USWNT was surprised by Sweden on penalties within the quarter-finals.
Since ladies’s soccer was first launched as an Olympic competitors in 1996, the US has gained a complete of 4 of the 5 finals and solely misplaced to Norway in 2000 with a sudden aim in time beyond regulation.
|12 months||Web page? ˅||USWNT end (endgame)|
|1996||Atlanta||Gold medal (2-1 win towards China)|
|2000||Sydney||Silver medal (3-2 loss to Norway)|
|2004||Athens||Gold medal (2-1 win towards Brazil)|
|2008||Beijing||Gold medal (1-Zero win towards Brazil)|
|2012||London||Gold medal (2-1 win towards Japan)|
|2016||Rio de Janeiro||QFs (1-1 vs. Sweden, 4-Three defeat in PKs)|
USWNT Olympics 2021
The USWNT is number one on the earth rankings and can compete towards three different groups within the group stage of the 2021 Olympic Video games in Tokyo: Sweden (No. 5 on the earth), Australia (No. 9) and New Zealand (No. 22).
There are three teams in complete on the ladies’s soccer event. The 2 finest groups mechanically attain the quarter-finals along with the 2 finest third-placed groups.
Group G schedule
|Wed, July 21||Sweden vs. United States||4:30 p.m. ET|
|Wed, July 21||Australia vs. New Zealand||7:30 p.m. ET|
|Sat, July 24th||Sweden vs. Australia||4:30 p.m. ET|
|Sat, July 24th||New Zealand vs. United States||7:30 p.m. ET|
|Tue, July 27th||New Zealand vs. Sweden||Four p.m. ET|
|Tue, July 27th||United States towards Australia||Four p.m. ET|