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Emma Hayes names the 2024 U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team

Emma Hayes names the 2024 U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team

Chicago (June 26, 2024) – US women’s national team coach Emma Hayes has announced an 18-player roster plus four alternates for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Only eight players from the USA’s roster for the 2020 Olympics (which were held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic) are returning this summer. While 10 players who were members of the 2023 Women’s World Cup team in the United States of America were named to the final list for Paris.

Roster of the 2024 U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team by position (Caps/Goals):

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

Defenders (6): Tierna Davidson (New Jersey/New York Gotham; 58/3), Emily Fox (Arsenal, England; 49/1), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC; 32/0), Casey Krueger (Washington Spirit; 49/0), Jenna Negsonger (New Jersey/New York Gotham FC; 9/2), Emily Sonnett (New Jersey/New York Gotham FC; 91/2)

Midfielders (5): Corbin Albert (Paris Saint-Germain, France; 11/0), Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns; 17/1), Lindsay Horan (Olympique Lyonnais, France; 148/35), Rose Lavelle (New Jersey/New York Gotham; 100/24), Katarina Macario (Chelsea, England, 8/19)

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

Alternatives: Goalkeeper Gene Campbell, midfielder Hal Hirschfeldt, midfielder Croix Bethune and forward Len Williams.

“Being named to the Olympic squad is a huge privilege and honor and there is no denying that the process was very competitive among the players and that the selections were difficult, especially considering how hard everyone has worked over the past 10 months,” Hayes said.Choosing a roster of 18 players plus substitutes involves many considerations, but I am excited about the group we have selected and look forward to building on the work from the last camp as we head into the service matches and on to 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 come together for the first time on July 8 in New Jersey to prepare for a match against Mexico on July 13 (3:30 p.m. ET on TNT, truTV, Telemundo, Universo, Max, and Peacock) at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ in the Impact 99 Legacy Match, presented by New York Life. The U.S. will then head to the nation’s capital for the 2024 farewell match, 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 Peacock).

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At the 2024 Paris Olympics, the eighth Olympic Games to feature women’s soccer, the United States will open Group B matches on July 25 — one day before the opening ceremony — against Zambia (9 p.m. local time/3 p.m. ET) at Nice Stadium in Nice . . The Americans will next play Germany on July 28 (9 p.m. local time / 3 p.m. ET) in their second match in Marseille, then wrap up their group showdown against Australia on July 31 (7 p.m. local time / 1 p.m. ET), also in Marseille . Nice is located in southern France, about 600 miles from Paris near France’s borders with Monaco and Italy. Marseille is located 125 miles west of Nice, the second largest city in France.

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

Defenders Tierna Davidson, Emily Sonnett and Casey Kruger, midfielders Rose Lavelle and Katarina Macario and forward Mallory Swanson are making their second Olympic squad. Kruger and Macario were initially named as alternates for the 2020 Games, but when rosters expanded from 18 to 22 due to the pandemic, they were officially added to the squad. They each played a few minutes in one game. Swanson was not included on the 2021 Olympic roster, but he did compete at the 2016 Games in Brazil when he was 18.

The first-time Olympians are goalkeeper Casey Murphy, defenders Emily Fox, Naomi Girma, and Jenna Niggsunger, midfielders Corbin Albert and Sam Coffey and forwards Trinity Rodman, Sophia Smith, and Jayden Shaw. For Niggsunger, Albert, Coffey and Shaw, the 2024 Paris Olympics will be their first world championships at senior level.

Hayes also named four replacement players who will travel to France and train with the team for the duration of the Olympics: goalkeeper Gene Campbell, unselected midfielders Hal Hirschfeldt and Croix Bethune, and striker Len Williams. Campbell was also the alternate goaltender for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan before being moved to the active roster due to the Covid-19 roster expansion. Both Hirschfeldt and Bethune attended the first USWNT camp in June – which was also Hayes’ first camp – Bethune as a training player and Hirschfeldt as a member of the full roster, although she did not see action in either match against South Korea. Williams was a member of the 2020 United States Olympic Team and the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Team. She is by far the most experienced substitute with 63 caps and 18 goals in her career. Williams, the National Women’s Soccer League’s all-time leading scorer, scored a goal in the 2020 Olympics quarterfinals against the Netherlands.

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The United States won its first Olympic gold medal in women’s soccer in 1996 in Atlanta, won silver in 2000 in Sydney and then won three consecutive golds, standing on the top of the podium in Athens, Greece in 2004, Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012. It fell in the quarterfinals on penalties in 2016 and took the bronze medal in 2021. The USWNT is 24W-4L-7D all-time in Olympic competition.

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

  • The Olympic roster is divided by position into two goalkeepers, six defenders, five midfielders and five forwards, but many of the players on the roster can play multiple positions for the USA.
  • The eight returning players from the 2020 Olympic team are goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, defenders Tierna Davidson, Casey Krueger and Emily Sonnett, midfielders Lindsay Horan, Rose Lavelle and Catarina Macario and forward Crystal Dunn.
  • Horan and Dunne have the most Olympic appearances in the tournament with 10 each. Horan, Dunne, Lavelle and Mallory Swanson each scored one goal at the Olympics. Swanson and Dunne scored at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, while Horan and Lavelle scored in Japan in 2021.
  • The average age of the 18-man roster is 26.8 years old, the fourth-youngest roster the United States has ever sent to the Olympics and the youngest since 2008. The average age of the 2020 Olympic team was 30.8 years old.
  • The U.S. Women’s National Team has competed in every women’s Olympic soccer tournament ever, and will make its eighth appearance ever this summer.
  • The roster averages 58 caps for each player heading into the two serve matches, and has 43 games of Olympic experience and four Olympic goals. The 2020 Olympic Team averaged 111 caps per player prior to the two service matches in July of 2021, and had a total of 77 Olympic appearances with 17 Olympic goals at the Tokyo Games.
  • Four of the 18 players on the Paris 2024 squad have more than 100 caps, led by Horan with 148 caps. Dan has 147 caps followed by Alyssa Naeher (104 caps) and Lavelle (100). There were nine players on the 2020 Olympic Team with more than 100 caps.
  • The least capped player on the list is Jenna Niggsunger, who played nine times for the United States. Corbin Albert has 11 caps.
  • At the 2020 Olympics, 22-year-old Davidson was the youngest player on the roster, a distinction she also held at the 2019 World Cup. The youngest player at these Olympics is 19-year-old Jaeden Shaw. She is the fifth-youngest player and fifth teenager ever named to the U.S. Olympic women’s soccer team. Cindy Barlow, Swanson, Tiffany Roberts and Heather O’Reilly are the only younger Olympians in USWNT history.
  • There are five players on the roster from California (Tierna Davidson, Naomi Girma, Nighsonger, Catarina Macario and Trinity Rodman) along with three from Colorado (Horan, Sophia Smith and Swanson) and two players who each hail from New York (Sam Coffey and Dunn). and Illinois (Albert and Casey Krueger).
  • Of the 16 field players on the list, only Girma, Albert and Krüger have yet to score an international goal.
  • Fourteen of the 18 players on the list played for the United States in the FIFA Women’s World Cup at the youth level.
  • There are 14 NFL players on the list and they belong to just six clubs: five from NJ/NY Gotham FC and two each from the Chicago Red Stars, Portland Thorns FC, San Diego Wave FC and Washington Spirit. Murphy is the only representative from the North Carolina Courage.
  • The other four players are competing for European clubs and two – Horan and Albert – will return to France where they play football for rivals Olympique Lyonnais and Paris Saint-Germain respectively. Macario (Chelsea) and Fox (Arsenal) play in the English Women’s Super League, although Macario made her international debut with Lyon in 2021 and won the Women’s Champions League with the perennial French powerhouse.
  • Alyssa Thompson, a member of the 2023 Women’s World Cup team, and defenders Kate Wiesner and Emily Sams will serve as practice players during the USA’s training camp in New Jersey prior to the match against Mexico on July 13. This is Sams’ first call-up to the national team. Senior team.
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