Emma Hayes Names 2024 US Olympic Women’s Soccer Team

Chicago (June 26, 2024) – US Women’s National Team head coach Emma Hayes has named her 18-player roster and four alternates for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Eight players from the United States’ roster for the 2020 Olympics (which were played in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic) return this summer, while 10 players who were members of the United States’ 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup squad were named. The final list of Paris.

2024 US Olympic Women’s Soccer Team Roster (Caps/Goals):

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

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

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

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

Alternate: Goalkeeper Jane Campbell, midfielder Hal Hershfeld, midfielder Croix Bethune and forward Lynn Williams.

“It’s a great privilege and an honor to make the Olympic roster and there’s no denying it’s a very competitive process among athletes, especially considering how hard everyone has worked over the last 10 months,” Hayes said. .Picking the 18-man roster and the alternatives involved a lot of considerations, but I’m happy with the squad we’ve picked and I’m looking forward to moving on from the last camp to the send-off matches and then to France. These are great opportunities to continue to show the progress we are making.”

The 2024 U.S. Olympic women’s soccer team meets for the first time in New Jersey on July 8 and prepares to face Mexico at Red Bull on July 13 (3:30 p.m. ET on TNT, TrueTV, Telemundo, Universo, Max and Peacock). Arena in Harrison, NJ in the Impact 99 Legacy Match presented by New York Life. The 2024 Send-Off Match, presented by Coca-Cola, will see the United States travel to the nation’s capital against Costa Rica on July 16 at Audi Field in Washington, DC. and the peacock).

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At the 2024 Paris Olympics, the eighth Olympics to feature women’s soccer, the U.S. opens Group B play on July 25 — one day before the opening ceremony — against Zambia at the Stade de Nice in Nice (9 p.m. local / 3 p.m. ET). The Americans then play Germany on July 28 (9 p.m. local / 3 p.m. ET) at Stade de Marseille in Marseille and close out group play against Australia on July 31 (7 p.m. local / 1 p.m. ET), in Marseille. Located in the south of France, Nice is almost 600 miles from Paris, near France’s border with Monaco and Italy. Located 125 miles west of Nice, Marseille is France’s second largest city.

Before this list was named, 19 USWNT players had made three or more Olympic teams. Add three-time Olympians Alyssa Neiher, Krystal Dunn and Lindsay Horan to that list.

Defenders Tierna Davidson, Emily Sonnett and Casey Krueger, midfielders Rose Lavelle and Katerina Macario and forward Mallory Swanson have made their second Olympic teams. 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 named to the team. Each played a few minutes per match. Swanson did not make the Olympic roster in 2021, but played in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil as an 18-year-old.

Goalkeeper Casey Murphy, defenders Emily Fox, Naomi Kirma and Jenna Nicewanger, midfielders Corbin Albert and Sam Coffey and forwards Trinity Rodman, Sophia Smith and Jaidyn Shaw are all first-time Olympians. For Nighswonger, Albert, Coffey and Shaw, the 2024 Paris Olympics will be their first senior-level world championships.

Hayes named four substitutes, including goalkeeper Jane Campbell, who will travel to France and train with the team during the Olympics, uncapped midfielders Hal Hershfeld and Croix Bethune, and forward Lynn Williams. Campbell was the alternate goalkeeper for the 2020 Olympics in Japan before being transferred to the active roster due to the Covid-19 roster expansion. Both Hershfeld and Bethune entered the first USWNT camp in June — Hayes — Bethune as a practice player and Hershfeld a member of the full roster, though she did not see action in either match against Korea Republic. Williams was a member of the United States’ 2020 Olympic team and 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup team. He is the most experienced substitute with 63 caps and 18 career goals. Williams, the all-time leading scorer in the National Women’s Soccer League, scored in the 2020 Olympic quarterfinal against the Netherlands.

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The U.S. won its first Olympic gold medal for women’s soccer in Atlanta in 1996, silver in Sydney in 2000, then three straight golds in Athens, Greece in 2004, Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012. The U.S. fell in the quarterfinals in penalty kicks in 2016 and will earn a bronze medal in 2021. The USWNT is 24W-4L-7D all-time in Olympic competition.

2024 US Olympic Women’s Soccer Team Roster Notes:

  • The Olympic roster is divided into two goalkeepers, six defenders, five midfielders and five forwards, but many of the players on the roster can and will play at multiple positions for the United States.
  • The eight returning players from the 2020 Olympic team are goalkeeper Alyssa Neher, defenders Tierna Davidson, Casey Krueger and Emily Sonnett, midfielders Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle and Katerina Macario, and forward Crystal Dunn.
  • Horan and Dunn have the most Olympic appearances with 10 each. Horan, Dunn, Lavelle and Mallory Swanson have scored once in the Olympics. Swanson and Dunn scored at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, and Horan and Lavelle scored in Japan in 2021.
  • The average age of the 18-player squad is 26.8, making it the fourth-youngest roster the U.S. has ever sent to the Olympics and the youngest since 2008. The average age of the 2020 Olympic team is 30.8.
  • The U.S. Women’s National Team has competed in every Olympic women’s soccer tournament ever and will make its eighth appearance this summer.
  • An average of 58 caps per player heading into the two send-off matches includes an average of 43 matches of Olympic experience and four Olympic goals. The 2020 Olympic team had an average of 111 international caps per player heading into the two send-off matches in July 2021 and a total of 77 Olympic appearances with 17 Olympic goals entering the Tokyo Games.
  • Four of the 18 players on the roster for the 2024 Paris Olympics have 100+ caps, led by Horan with 148. Dunn has 147 international caps, joined by Alyssa Neyher (104 caps) and Lavelle (100). The 2020 Olympic team had nine players with more than 100 caps.
  • Jenna Nicewonger, who played nine times for the United States, is the lowest player on the list. Corbin Albert has 11 hats.
  • At the 2020 Olympics, 22-year-old Davidson also had a distinction at the 2019 World Cup. In this Olympics, the youngest player is 19-year-old Jaydeen Shah. She is the fifth-youngest player and the fifth youngest ever named to the US Olympic women’s soccer team. Cindy Parlow, Swanson, Tiffany Roberts and Heather O’Reilly are the only youngest Olympians in USWNT history.
  • Five players from California (Tierna Davidson, Naomi Kirma, Nicewonger, Katerina Macario and Trinity Rodman), 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).
  • Of the 16 field players on the list, only Kirma, Albert and Kruger have yet to score an international goal.
  • 14 of the 18 players on the roster have played for the United States at the youth level in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
  • The roster includes 14 NWSL players, who come from 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 garage.
  • Four other players are competing for European clubs, and two – Horan and Albert – will return to France, where they will play their club football for rivals Olympique Lyonnais and Paris Saint-Germain respectively. Macario (Chelsea FC) and Fox (Arsenal FC) ply their trade in England’s Women’s Super League, although Macario began her international career with Lyon in 2021 and won the UEFA Women’s Champions League title with the perennial French powers.
  • 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup squad member Alyssa Thompson and defenders Kate Wiesner and Emily Sams will serve as training players during the USA’s training camp in New Jersey ahead of the July 13 match against Mexico. This is Sams first call. Senior team.
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