USWNT 2021 Olympic Games roster: Alex Morgan and Carly Lloyd make headlines for the US women’s football team in Tokyo


Nearly nine years have passed since the US women’s football team won the Olympic gold medal last time. A team of 18 women will hope to return the United States to the top podium at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

The “Women’s Football Championship”, as an official event of the Olympic Games, will see USWNT and 11 other countries compete for a place on the medal table.

The tournament started on July 21st as a round-robin group stage. Eight teams are eligible to participate in the single-elimination rounds, from the quarter-finals to the finals in Tokyo on August 6 (in the United States on August 5 due to time differences).

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U.S. Olympic Women’s Football List

The following is a list of 18 US Women’s National Team Olympic players, including four substitute players who can replace players on the roster due to injuries before or at any time during the game.

position name club Olympic Exhibition
GK Adriana Frank Portland Thorns ——
GK Alyssa Neh Chicago Red Stars 2016
DF Abby Dalkemper Manchester City (ENG) ——
DF Tender Davidson Chicago Red Stars ——
DF Crystal Dunn Portland Thorns 2016
DF Kelly O’Hara Spirit of washington 2012, 2016
DF Becky Sauerbrunn Portland Thorns 2012, 2016
DF Emily Sonnett Spirit of washington ——
MF Julie Oz Chicago Red Stars 2016
MF Lindsay Holland Portland Thorns 2016
MF Rose Laver OL rule ——
MF Christie Mavis Houston Dash ——
MF Samantha Mayvis North Carolina Courage ——
firmware Tobin Heath independent 2008, 2012, 2016
firmware Carly Lloyd New Jersey/New York Gotham Football Club 2008, 2012, 2016
firmware Alex Morgan Orlando Pride 2012, 2016
firmware Christian Publishing House independent 2016
firmware Megan Rapinoe OL rule 2012, 2016

Substitute for the U.S. Olympic Team

The following four players are not part of the official US list. If a player on the official roster needs to be replaced due to injury before or during the game, they will be from that group. The four players will travel to Japan to train with the US team just in case.

position name Club (country) Olympic Exhibition
GK Jane Campbell Houston Dash ——
DF Casey Kruger Chicago Red Stars ——
MF Katarina Macario Lyon Olympic (FRA) ——
firmware Lynn Williams North Carolina Courage ——

Who coaches USWNT?

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The person responsible for selecting the team is head coach Vlatko Andonovski (pictured above), who led USWNT in his first major international game.

He was hired as a USWNT coach in October 2019. In the first 21 games he took the helm, the team achieved an impressive 20-0-1 score, setting the best start record for a coach in USWNT history. .

Andonovs was praised by the players for the meticulous preparation of the game by the staff. He joined the US team after successfully coaching at the two NWSL clubs, Kansas City and OL Reign.

USWNT at the Olympics

Except for the 2016 Olympics in London, the US women’s team won gold medals in every Olympics. In the quarter-final penalty shootout, USWNT was defeated by Sweden.

Since the first introduction of women’s football as an Olympic game in 1996, the United States has won four of the five finals it participated in, and only lost to Norway in 2000 due to a sudden death goal in overtime.

year location USWNT completed (final)
1996 Atlanta Gold medal (beating the Chinese team 2-1)
2000’s Sydney Silver medal (3-2 loss to Norway)
year 2004 Athens Gold medal (2-1 victory over Brazil)
Year 2008 Beijing Gold medal (1-0 victory over Brazil)
2012 London Gold Medal (2-1 victory over Japan)
2016 Rio de Janeiro QF (1-1 against Sweden, PK 4-3 lost)

USWNT 2021 Olympic Games schedule

USWNT ranks first in the world. At the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, it will compete with three other teams in the group stage: Sweden (ranked 5th in the world), Australia (ranked 9th) and New Zealand (ranked 9th). twenty two).

There are three teams in the women’s football match. The top two teams will automatically advance to the quarterfinals along with the two best third players.

Group G

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Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
new Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group G schedule

date game time
Wednesday, July 21 Sweden vs. United States 4:30 a.m. EDT
Wednesday, July 21 Australia vs. New Zealand 7:30 a.m. EDT
Saturday, July 24 Sweden vs Australia 4:30 a.m. EDT
Saturday, July 24 New Zealand vs New Zealand United States 7:30 a.m. EDT
Tuesday, July 27 New Zealand vs Sweden 4 a.m. EST
Tuesday, July 27 United States Against Australia 4 a.m. EST



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