U.S. Soccer

Women's National Team

2016 U.S. Women's Olympic Soccer Team

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
M 5-7 St. Simons Island, Ga. Houston Dash 53/4
F 5-1 Rockville Centre, N.Y. Washington Spirit 34/13
D 5-8 Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. Boston Breakers 36/4
M 5-6 Basking Ridge, N.J. Portland Thorns FC 118/15
F 5-9 Golden, Colo. Portland Thorns FC 19/3
D 5-7 Mesa, Ariz. Chicago Red Stars 39/8
D 5-2 Gibsonia, Pa. Portland Thorns FC 64/3
D 5-6 Dumfries, Va. Washington Spirit 90/1
M 5-8 Delran, N.J. Houston Dash 223/87
M 5-7 Northport, N.Y. Portland Thorns FC 9/2
F 5-7 Diamond Bar, Calif. Orlando Pride 111/67
GK 5-9 Bridgeport, Conn. Chicago Red Stars 6/0
D 5-5 Fayetteville, Ga. Sky Blue FC 81/2
F 5-7 Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. Chicago Red Stars 69/33
F 5-4 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Real Colorado 13/2
M 5-7 Redding, Calif. Seattle Reign FC 113/31
D 5-7 St. Louis, Mo. FC Kansas City 108/0
GK 5-9 Richland, Wash. Seattle Reign FC 197/0

2016 U.S. Women's Olympic Soccer Team

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
St. Simons Island, Ga.

Club:
Houston Dash

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-1

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Club:
Washington Spirit

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.

Club:
Boston Breakers

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Basking Ridge, N.J.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Golden, Colo.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-2

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Gibsonia, Pa.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Dumfries, Va.

Club:
Washington Spirit

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Delran, N.J.

Club:
Houston Dash

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Northport, N.Y.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Diamond Bar, Calif.

Club:
Orlando Pride

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Bridgeport, Conn.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Fayetteville, Ga.

Club:
Sky Blue FC

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Club:
Real Colorado

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Redding, Calif.

Club:
Seattle Reign FC

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Richland, Wash.

Club:
Seattle Reign FC

Lineup Notes: USA Faces Costa Rica in Final Match Before 2016 Olympics

USA vs. Costa Rica
July 22, 2016
Children’s Mercy Park
Kansas City, Kansas
Live Broadcast: ESPN & Univision Deportes

Tonight’s U.S. WNT Starting XI vs. Costa Rica: 1-Hope Solo; 5-Kelley O’Hara, 8-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 7-Meghan Klingenberg; 3-Allie Long, 9-Lindsey Horan, 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.); 2-Mallory Pugh, 13-Alex Morgan, 16-Crystal Dunn
Subs: 6-Whitney Engen, 11-Ali Krieger, 12-Christen Press, 14-Morgan Brian, 17-Tobin Heath, 18-Alyssa Naeher, 20-Sam Mewis

  • The USA will start in a 4-3-3 formation, featuring Alex Morgan at striker with Crystal Dunn and Mallory Pugh on the wings, Allie Long and Lindsey Horan patrolling center midfield with Carli Lloyd as attacking midfielder. Kelley O’Hara is starting at right back, Meghan Klingenberg at left back with Becky Sauerbrunn and Julie Johnston in the middle.
  • Twenty-two players (18 members of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team + the four alternates) traveled to Kansas City, but only 18 will suit up tonight. The four players not suiting up today are: Megan Rapinoe, Heather O’Reilly, Emily Sonnett and Ashlyn Harris.
  • The backline of Solo, O’Hara, Sauerbrunn, Johnston and Klingenberg will take the field together for the eighth time in 2016.
  • Lloyd, who is returning to the starting lineup for the first time since April 10 against Colombia, will captain the USA. She missed the two games against Japan in June due to injury and came off the bench at halftime against South Africa in early July.
  • Lloyd earns her 224th cap and has scored 87 goals, including eight in 2016.
  • Eight players in tonight’s lineup also started against Costa Rica in the first meeting of the year between the teams on Feb. 10 in the opening game of 2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying. These players are: Solo, Johnston, Sauerbrunn, Klingenberg, Horan, Lloyd, Morgan and Dunn.
  • Morgan (2), Lloyd and Dunn found the back of the net in that meeting with Las Ticas to help the USA to a 5-0 victory. Press, who is on the bench tonight, also tallied.
  • Morgan scored her first of two goals against Costa Rica on Feb. 10 just 12 seconds into the match. It is the fastest goal scored in Olympic Qualifying history and U.S. history.
  • Morgan has 67 international goals, scoring a team-leading 11 in 14 games so far this year. She will make her 12th start of 2016 and earn her 112th cap.
  • Morgan's two goals on June 2 against Japan marked her 18th career multi-goal game.
  • The only other time Morgan has scored double-digit goals for the USA in a calendar year was in 2012, which, coincidently, also happened to be an Olympic year.
  • Goalkeeper Hope Solo comes into today’s match with 100 career shutouts. She became the first goalkeeper in soccer history to reach the 100 mark on July 9 against South Africa.
  • Solo also comes in with 150 wins and will earn her 198th cap tonight, only two away from reaching 200 caps and becoming the first goalkeeper in history to achieve that mark.  
  • Solo has 11 wins in 2016, 10 by shutout, and also has a good chance to surpass her high of 13 shutouts in a calendar year achieved in another Olympic year, 2008. Solo has earned shutouts against 29 different countries.
  • Dunn and Klingenberg will make their 15th appearance this year. Today marks Dunn’s 11th start and Klingenberg’s 14th.
  • Dunn has scored nine goals in 2016, second-best on the team, only behind Morgan.
  • Long will make her seventh career start and fifth of the year. She scored her first career goals against Colombia on April 6 in Hartford, Connecticut, tallying twice.
  • Johnston scored her first brace for the USA against Colombia on April 10 in Chester, Pennsylvania. She went on to score against Japan on June 5. She has eight international goals and will earn her 39th cap tonight.
  • Pugh, who is making her 14th appearance this year and 10th start, has scored two goals in 2016 and has a team-leading seven assists after providing the assist on Dunn’s game-winning goal against South Africa on July 9.
  • Horan earns her 11th start of the year and 14th appearance. She has scored two goals in 2016.
  • Sauerbrunn will be playing in front of fans very familiar with the U.S. co-captain as she plays professionally for the FC Kansas City in the NWSL.
Read more
WNT Jul 22, 2016

Match Preview: WNT Faces Costa Rica in Kansas City in Final Home Game Before Olympics

CHICAGO (July 22, 2016) – The U.S. Women’s National Team has just one final send-off match before departing for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. The USA will play Costa Rica on July 22 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas (8 p.m. CT on ESPN and Univision Deportes Network), a team it knows well from CONCACAF competitions. The USA is 13-0-1 in 2016, earning 12 shutouts while Read more
WNT Jul 22, 2016

WNT Trains Ahead Final Olympic Games Send-Off Match Against Costa Rica

The U.S. Women’s National Team trained in Kansas City on Thursday evening in preparation for its final send-off match against Costa Rica before the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. The USA vs. CRC game will kick off on Friday, July 22 at 8 p.m. CT (ESPN, UDN) at Children’s Mercy Park. The WNT were joined by Kodi, a 12-year-old girl battling neuroblastoma, and her family during the trainin Read more
WNT Jul 22, 2016

Five Things to Know About Costa Rica

The U.S. Women’s National Team will play one final game on home soil before departing for Brazil, taking on against Costa Rica on July 22 (8 p.m. CT; ESPN) at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Before the two teams take the field, here are five things to know about this familiar CONCACAF foe: We Meet Again The USA has faced Costa Rica more times than any other CONCACAF Read more
WNT Jul 22, 2016

New England Revolution, LA Galaxy to Host 2016 U.S. Open Cup Semifinals

CHICAGO (July 21, 2016) – The Draw to determine the Semifinal hosts and hosting priority for the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final took place Thursday morning at Soccer House in Chicago. The New England Revolution will host the Chicago Fire in the first Semifinal on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. ET, while the LA Galaxy will host FC Dallas in the second Semifinal on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10 p.m Read more
USOC Jul 21, 2016

All U.S. WNT Group Games at 2016 Rio Olympics Will Air on NBCSN

CHICAGO (July 21, 2016) – The broadcast schedule for the 2016 Olympic Games has been released and the Group G matches for the U.S. Women’s National Team will be available across a wide array of options, airing on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), NBC Universo and the Soccer Specialty Channel as well as on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. The women’s soccer competition will begin Read more
WNT Jul 21, 2016

New England Revolution, Chicago Fire, FC Dallas and LA Galaxy Progress to 2016 Open Cup Semifinals

CHICAGO (July 20, 2016) – Four MLS clubs, the New England Revolution, Chicago Fire, FC Dallas and LA Galaxy, were all victorious in Wednesday night’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal Round to advance to the tournament Semifinals to be held on August 9 and 10. The Revolution kicked off the night with a 4-2 penalty shootout win against 2015 Open Cup finalist Philadelphia Union foll Read more
USOC Jul 21, 2016

Pineda, Restrepo and the Strikers Aim to Continue Open Cup Run vs. Fire

The Quarterfinal Round of the U.S. Open Cup kicks off Wednesday with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers as the lone non-MLS representative left in the competition. The Division II NASL side, which has provided plenty of drama on what is already the club’s longest Cup run, travels to Bridgeview, Ill., with the view of taking down another MLS side as they take on four-time tournament champions Chica Read more
USOC Jul 19, 2016

Game Notes: USOC Quarterfinals Feature Regional Rivalries and a Final Underdog

The Quarterfinals of the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup take place in four venues across the United States on Wednesday, July 20. Seven MLS sides are joined by the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League (NASL) as teams make their bids to reach the Semifinals, which will be held on August 9-10. All four of Wednesday’s Quarterfinals will be broadcast live on U.S. Soccer&r Read more
USOC Jul 19, 2016

Friedel Names 22-Player Roster For 2016 COTIF Tournament

CHICAGO (July 18, 2016) - U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team head coach Brad Friedel called in 22 players for the 33rd International U-20 Men’s COTIF Tournament, set to take place July 20-Aug. 5 in Valencia, Spain. The U-19’s will return to Spain for the first time since competing in the Copa del Atlantico Tournament in Las Palmas in early February. The 22-player roster will inclu Read more
U-19 MNT Jul 18, 2016

MNT Weekend Rewind: MLS and Liga MX Continue Summer Action

We start the MNT Rewind by going back to last Wednesday when a reeling Seattle Sounders FC side ran out 5-0 winners against Western Conference leading FC Dallas at CenturyLink Field. MNT forward Clint Dempsey converted a fifth minute penalty kick to make it 1-0, before sliding teammate Jordan Morris in down the right side to take the score to 3-0 in the 22nd minute. Though they were out to a 3-0 l Read more
MNT Jul 18, 2016

U.S. Soccer Unveils WNT Animated, Presented by Ritz

CHICAGO (July 18, 2016) – As the anticipation and excitement continues to build for the 2016 Olympic Games where the U.S. Women’s National Team will look to repeat as gold medalists, U.S. Soccer has released a new video series titled “WNT Animated, Presented by Ritz.” The videos feature the 18 players and personalities of the 2016 Olympic Team, highlighting one-of-a-kind st Read more
WNT Jul 18, 2016

U-18 WNT Draws England 2-2 to Finish Training in Burton Upon Trent

BURTON UPON TRENT, England (July 15, 2016) – The U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team drew 2-2 with England in the second of two matches against their English counterparts during a training camp being held at St. Georges Park, the sprawling official training center for the England Football Association located about 130 miles north of London. The back-and-forth match saw the USA take the le Read more
U-18 WNT Jul 15, 2016

MNT on TV: Cascadia Cup Clash Highlights the Slate of Weekend Matches

The U.S. MNT’s Liga MX contingent gets back in action as the Mexican top-flight kicks off its Apertura season. Meanwhile back home, the MNT in MLS players try to help their clubs round in to form as the league moves into the second half of its season. On Friday night, Michael Orozco and Paul Arriola help initiate  the Liga MX campaign as Club Tijuana hosts Morelia (10 p.m. ET – A Read more
MNT Jul 15, 2016

Gallery: WNT Defeats South Africa 1-0

Hope Solo became the first goalkeeper in international history to earn 100 international shutouts as the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated South Africa, 1-0 in the first meeting between the two teams. The crowd of 19,272 fans at Soldier Field also saw Solo earn her 150th career win and Crystal Dunn bag the game-winner in the 35thminute. The U.S. WNT returns to action for its final Olympic Read more
WNT Jul 14, 2016
×