WNT Jul 24, 2012
The U.S. WNT held its final training before the 2012 Olympics today under sunny skies, and we are happy to report it was an extremely sharp practice and all players are fit and ready for selection.
The U.S. team is certainly ready to play after spending two weeks preparing in the UK, and a decent crowd is expected at Hampden Park tomorrow. Of course, fans back in the USA can watch at Noon ET on the NBC Sports Network. Fans can follow the match via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.
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Seven U.S. players are participating in their first Olympics. Seven players are participating in their second Olympics. Three players – Shannon Boxx, Heather O’Reilly and Heather Mitts – are participating in their third Olympics, while U.S. captain Christie Rampone is playing in her U.S. Soccer-record fourth Olympics.
Sydney Leroux is the only player on the U.S. roster who was not a member of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Team. Leroux is also the youngest player on the roster at age 22.
Five players on the U.S. roster have scored in an Olympics: Abby Wambach (4 goals in 2004), Carli Lloyd (2 goals in 2008), Heather O’Reilly (three goals over 2004 and 2008), Shannon Boxx (1 goal over 2004 and 2008) and Amy Rodriguez (1 goal in 2008).