The USA Women’s Soccer Team is ready to take on the fight in the Japan to win the Tokyo Olympic gold medal after their failure last time in Brazil.
The American squad is one of the strongest national team in this tournament, as they also won the 2019 World Cup. USNWT has a phenomenal history in Olympics, winning four gold medals and one silver medal. They won their last gold at London in 2012, but failed to repeat the feat at 2016 Rio Olympics, because of getting knocked out in the quarterfinals.
Touched down in Tokyo 🛬🇺🇸⚽️ pic.twitter.com/xW49WLgYnE
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 16, 2021
The squad looks really strong this year, filled with many great and veteran talents, and some also have the experience of playing in this grand tournament. The American team had achieved great heights under the guidance of coach Vlatko Andonovski. Let’s find out more about the squad and Tokyo Olympic:
USA Women’s National Team List for Tokyo Olympics
|Goalkeeper #1||Alyssa Naeher|
|Goalkeeper #18||Adrianna Franch|
|Goalkeeper #22||Jane Campbell|
|Defender #2||Crystal Dunn|
|Defender #4||Becky Sauerbrunn (C)|
|Defender #5||Kelley O’Hara|
|Defender #12||Tierna Davidson|
|Defender #14||Emily Sonnett|
|Defender #17||Abby Dahlkemper|
|Defender #20||Casey Krueger|
|Midfielder #3||Sam Mewis|
|Midfielder #6||Kristie Mewis|
|Midfielder #8||Julie Ertz|
|Midfielder #9||Lindsey Horan|
|Midfielder #19||Catarina Macario|
|Forward #7||Tobin Heath|
|Forward #10||Carli Lloyd|
|Forward #11||Christen Press|
|Forward #13||Alex Morgan|
|Forward #15||Megan Rapinoe|
Players to Watch in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The USA Women’s Soccer team can be called an all-star team because of so many high rated players in the squad, but still there are few who are above the rest and you have to look for them in the Tokyo Olympics.
Alex Morgan: The 32-year-old striker is one of the best forwards in the world and is a total goaling machine not only for her club Orlando Pride but also for her National Team.
Carli Lloyd: This American footballer might be the best player in the squad, because Lloyd is not only the most capped player in the team but also has the highest goal records. She was the striker behind the winning goals in both 2008 and 2012 Olympics, and thus, we can expect a similar performance from her.
Megan Rapinoe: Who doesn’t know the name of Megan Rapinoe, as the American super star is always in news because of her raising voice in supports of LGBTQ+ community. However, aside from her sexual views, she is also a key figure to bag many goals for USA National team.
Rose Lavelle: It might be the first Olympic for the midfielder, but she has the experience to play at high levels. She is known for her creativity and thus creating key passes for her teammates to score goals. As Lavelle showcased in the 2019 World Cup.
Becky Sauerbrunn: The 36-year-old is the toughest player in the world and is like a strong iron wall which is impossible to pass. The player can stay calm even in tire situation and thus she will lead the National Team in the grand tournament.
Tokyo Olympic Match Schedule of USA Women’s National Team
|July 21, 2021 (Time: 11:30 AM GMT, 7:30 AM ET, 12:30 PM BT, 5:00 PM IST)||New Zealand 🇳🇿 vs USA 🇺🇸||Saitama Stadium|
|July 27, 2021 (Time: 8:00 AM GMT, 4:00 AM ET, 9:00 AM BT, 1:30 PM IST)||USA 🇺🇸 vs Australia 🇦🇺||Ibaraki Kashima Stadium|
|July 30, 2021 (Time: TBA)||Quarterfinals||TBA|
|August 2, 2021 (Time: TBA)||Semifinals||TBA|
|August 5, 2021 (Time: TBA)||Bronze Medal Match||Ibaraki Kashima Stadium|
|August 6, 2021 (Time: TBA)||Gold Medal Match||Japan National Stadium|
The matches will take place in the outstanding soccer stadiums in Japanese cities like Tokyo, Kashima, Saitama, Yokohama and Rifu. However, the players will have to miss the crowd in the stadium because the Olympic authorities and Japanese Government decided to not allow fans in stadium to control the COVID-19 pandemic.
Training at golden hour?
Just *chef's kiss* 👌😘 pic.twitter.com/DFanzdJGvL
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 17, 2021
Even the American midfielder Rose Lavelle shared her views on playing in the absence of fans and that too in her maiden Olympic. Lavelle said, “Fans always make the game so much more fun, but we’ve kind of been playing like this for the past year now, so I don’t think it’s going to feel too foreign or different. It’s a bummer that they can’t be there, but we know that they’ll be supporting us from wherever they’re watching.”
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