ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The veteran-laden United States women’s national soccer team (USWNT) is very focussed on winning the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan in July.
Leading the way for the USWNT Olympic 18-player roster is 39-year-old Carli Lloyd who is set to become the U.S.’s oldest women’s soccer Olympian ever.
Lloyd, a two-time FIFA Player of the Year is the leader of the USWNT since she scored the winning goals for the U.S. in the gold-medal games at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
The USWNT wants to add the Olympics gold to their collection after they won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Other big-named players who made it to the USWNT roster are Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, and Kelley O’Hara.
The USWNT opens its Olympic campaign against Sweden on July 21, two days before the opening ceremony, and will play New Zealand (July 24) and Australia (July 27) in the other group-stage matches. Before heading to Japan, the team will play Mexico on July 1 and 5 in East Hartford, Connecticut.

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.