WNT Behind The Lens: 2019 In PhotosContinuing an end-of-year tradition, we asked U.S. Women’s National Team photographer Brad Smith to compile his 19 favorite photos of 2019.
In 2019, the U.S. WNT won its fourth World Cup title. I was fortunate to be on board for the entire journey and captured thousands of images. I’m pleased to share with you my favorite 19 from a year in which the team captures world glory. These images are a selection of moments - some action, some celebrations, some artistic, some historic - that span the year, and carry us forward into 2020. As always, see you on the sidelines!
January 16, 2019 - Emily Fox and Jane Campbell walk along Omaha Beach with veteran Frank DeVita during a visit to Normandy with the Greatest Generations Foundation.
April 4, 2019 - Megan Rapinoe debuts her iconic celebration during a match against Australia.
April 4, 2019 - Alex Morgan is presented with a jersey celebrating her scoring 100 goals for the USWNT.
May 16, 2019 - Ali Krieger leaps in the air after earning her 100th cap against New Zealand.
May 24, 2019 - Jill Ellis jumps into the arms of Adrianna Franch while celebrating a drill during training.
May 26, 2019. - Emily Sonnett channels her best Christiano Ronaldo during a ceremony to send off the time to France.
June 11, 2019 - Tobin Heath turns the corner during the match against Thailand.
June 24, 2019 - Rose Lavelle watches her cross fly over the shoulder of a Spain defender.
June 28, 2019 - Megan Rapinoe celebrates a goal against France.
July 2, 2019 - Alex Morgan celebrates during the World Cup semifinal against England.
July 7, 2019 - The bench erupts in celebration during the World Cup final in Lyon.
July 7, 2019 - Megan Rapinoe and Danielle van de Donk of the Netherlands fight for the ball during the World Cup final in Lyon.
July 7, 2019 - Christen Press walks into the World Cup post-game celebration party.
July 8, 2019 - Megan Rapinoe greets the media at the airport after winning the World Cup in France.
August 31, 2019 - Sam Mewis tries to win the tip against Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles.
September 3, 2019 - Sam Mewis takes a ball to the face during a friendly against Portugal in Minnesota.
October 3, 2019 - Jill Ellis speaks with Anthony Dicicco following the match where she broke his father’s record for most matches won by a head coach.
October 6, 2019 - Carli Lloyd celebrates her goal during a match against South Korea.
October 6, 2019 - Jill Ellis embraces staff members Dawn Scott and Graeme Abel at the end of her last match as head coach of the USWNT.