Emma Hayes names 2024 U.S. Olympic women’s soccer team

CHICAGO (June 26, 2024) – United States women’s national team head coach Emma Hayes has named the roster of 18 players and four alternates for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Only eight players who were on the United States roster for the 2020 Olympics (which took place in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic) return this summer, while 10 players who were members of the U.S. team for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup were named. the final roster for Paris.

2024 United States women’s Olympic soccer team roster by position (caps/goals):

GOALKEEPERS (2): Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage; 19), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 104)

DEFENDERS (6): Tierna Davidson (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 58/3), Emily Fox (Arsenal FC, ENG; 49/1), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC; 32/0), Casey Krueger (Washington Spirit; 49/0) , Jenna Nighswonger (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 9/2), Emily Sonnett (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 91/2)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Korbin Albert (Paris Saint-Germain, FRA; 11/0), Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns FC; 17/1), Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 148/35), Rose Lavelle (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 100 /24), Catarina Macario (Chelsea FC, ENG; 19/8)

BEFORE (5):Crystal Dunn (New Jersey/New York Gotham FC; 147/25), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit; 38/7), Jaedyn Shaw (San Diego Wave FC; 14/7), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 48/19 ), Mallory Swanson (Chicago Red Stars; 92/34)

Substitutes: Goalkeeper Jane Campbell, midfielder Hal Hershfelt, midfielder Croix Bethune and forward Lynn Williams.

“Being part of an Olympic team is a huge privilege and honor and there is no denying that it was an extremely competitive process between the players and there were some tough choices, especially considering how everything the world has worked hard over the last 10 months,” Hayes said. .Choosing a squad of 18 players plus substitutes involved a lot of considerations, but I’m excited about the group we’ve selected and look forward to continuing the work from last camp as we head into the games. farewell, then towards France. These are great opportunities for us to continue to show the progress we are making.

The 2024 U.S. Women’s Olympic Soccer Team will meet for the first time on July 8 in New Jersey to face Mexico on July 13 (3:30 p.m. ET on TNT, truTV, Telemundo, Universo, Max and Peacock ) at Red Bull. Arena in Harrison, NJ during the Impact 99 Legacy Match, presented by New York Life. The United States will then travel to the nation’s capital for the 2024 send-off game, presented by Coca-Cola, on July 16 against Costa Rica at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. (7:30 p.m. ET on TNT, truTV, Universo, Max and Paon).

At the 2024 Paris Olympics, the eighth Olympics featuring women’s soccer, the United States will open Group B play on July 25 – one day before the opening ceremonies – against Zambia (9 p.m. local/3 p.m. ET) at the Stade de Nice in Nice. . The Americans will next face Germany on July 28 (9 p.m. local / 3 p.m. ET) at Stade de Marseille in their second match and complete group play against Australia on July 31 (7 p.m. local / 1 p.m. ET) , also in Marseille. Located in the south of France, Nice is almost 600 miles from Paris, near the French border with Monaco and Italy. Marseille, located 200 km west of Nice, is the second largest city in France.

Before this list was named, 19 USWNT players had previously been part of three or more Olympic teams. Add three-time Olympians Alyssa Naeher, Crystal Dunn and Lindsey Horan to that list.

Defenders Tierna Davidson, Emily Sonnett and Casey Krueger, midfielders Rose Lavelle and Catarina Macario and forward Mallory Swanson make their second Olympic team. Krueger and Macario were initially named as alternates for the 2020 Olympics, but when rosters were expanded from 18 to 22 due to the pandemic, they were officially added to the team. Each played a few minutes in a match. Swanson was not named to the Olympic roster in 2021, but competed in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil at the age of 18.

The new Olympians are goalkeeper Casey Murphy, defenders Emily Fox, Naomi Girma and Jenna Nighswonger, midfielders Korbin Albert and Sam Coffey and forwards Trinity Rodman, Sophia Smith and Jaedyn Shaw. For Nighswonger, Albert, Coffey and Shaw, the Paris 2024 Olympics will be their first senior world championships.

Hayes also named four backup players who will travel to France and train with the team for the duration of the Olympics: goalkeeper Jane Campbell, uncapped midfielders Hal Hershfelt and Croix Bethune and striker Lynn Williams . Campbell was also the backup goalie for the 2020 Olympics in Japan before being moved to the active roster due to the Covid-19 list expansion. Hershfelt and Bethune participated in their first USWNT camp in June – which was also the first camp for Hayes – Bethune as a practice player and Hershfelt as a member of the full team, although she did not Didn’t appear in either match against Korea Republic. Williams was a member of the 2020 United States Olympic team and the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup squad. She is by far the most experienced substitute with 63 caps and 18 career goals. Williams, the National Women’s Soccer League’s all-time leading scorer, scored in the 2020 Olympic quarterfinal against the Netherlands.

The United States won the first Olympic women’s soccer gold medal in 1996 in Atlanta, then silver in 2000 in Sydney, then three consecutive gold medals, reaching the podium in Athens, Greece in 2004, in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012. fell in the quarterfinals on penalties in 2016 and won a bronze medal in 2021. The USWNT has a 24W-4D-7D all-time record in competition Olympic.

Notes on the 2024 U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team Roster:

  • The Olympic roster is divided by position into two goalkeepers, six defenders, five midfielders and five forwards, but many players on the roster can and have played multiple positions for the United States.
  • The eight returning players from the 2020 Olympic team are goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, defenders Tierna Davidson, Casey Krueger and Emily Sonnett, midfielders Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle and Catarina Macario and forward Crystal Dunn.
  • Horan and Dunn have the most Olympic tournament appearances with 10 each. Horan, Dunn, Lavelle and Mallory Swanson have all scored once in the Olympics. Swanson and Dunn scored in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil while Horan and Lavelle scored in Japan in 2021.
  • The 18-player squad has an average age of 26.8, which is the fourth youngest team the United States has ever sent to the Olympics and the youngest since 2008. The average age of the The 2020 Olympic team was 30.8 years old.
  • The United States women’s national team has appeared in every Olympic women’s soccer tournament ever held and will make its eighth appearance ever this summer.
  • The squad has an average of 58 selections per player before the two kick-off matches, totaling 43 matches of Olympic experience and four Olympic goals. The 2020 Olympic team averaged 111 international caps per player ahead of the two send-off matches in July 2021 and totaled 77 Olympic appearances with 17 Olympic goals ahead of the Tokyo Games.
  • Four of the 18 players on the Paris 2024 Olympic roster have more than 100 caps, led by Horan with 148. Dunn has 147 international caps, followed by Alyssa Naeher (104 caps) and Lavelle (100). There were nine players on the 2020 Olympic team with over 100 caps.
  • The least capped player on the list is Jenna Nighswonger, who has played nine times for the United States. Korbin Albert has 11 caps.
  • At the 2020 Olympics, Davidson, 22, was the youngest player on the roster, a distinction she also held at the 2019 World Cup. At these Olympics, the youngest player is Jaedyn Shaw, 19 years. She is the fifth youngest player and fifth teenager ever named to a U.S. Olympic women’s soccer team. Cindy Parlow, Swanson, Tiffany Roberts and Heather O’Reilly are the only young female Olympians in USWNT history.
  • There are five California players on the roster (Tierna Davidson, Naomi Girma, Nighswonger, Catarina Macario and Trinity Rodman), including three from Colorado (Horan, Sophia Smith and Swanson) and two players each from New York (Sam Coffey and Dunn ). and Illinois (Albert and Casey Krueger).
  • Among the 16 outfield players present, only Girma, Albert and Krueger have not yet scored an international goal.
  • Fourteen of the 18 players on the roster played for the United States at a FIFA Women’s World Cup at the youth level.
  • There are 14 NWSL players on the roster and they come from just six clubs: five from NJ/NY Gotham FC and two each from Chicago Red Stars, Portland Thorns FC, San Diego Wave FC and Washington Spirit. Murphy is the sole representative of the North Carolina Courage.
  • The other four players compete for European clubs and two – Horan and Albert – will return to France where they will play for rivals Olympique Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain respectively. Macario (Chelsea FC) and Fox (Arsenal FC) ply their trade in the English Women’s Super League, although Macario began her international career with Lyon in 2021 and won a UEFA Women’s Champions League title with the powerhouses. eternal French.
  • 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup squad member Alyssa Thompson, along with defenders Kate Wiesner and Emily Sams, will serve as coaches during the United States’ training camp in New Jersey ahead of the match against Mexico on July 13. senior team.

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