The United States Women's National Team has announced the roster for the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics. The USWNT will be striving to reach the gold medal podium for the fourth straight Olympic Games as well as defend their title as World's best after winning the 2015 World Cup. The USWNT open play against New Zealand on August 3rd at 6 PM ET.
2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team Roster by Position (Club):
GOALKEEPERS (2): Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (6): Whitney Engen (Boston Breakers), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
FORWARDS (4): Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado)
Heather O'Reilly, Ashlyn Harris, Emily Sonnet, and Samantha Mewis will serve as reserves and travel with the team to Rio.