After previously being named as one of four alternates to the 2020 U.S. Olympic women's soccer national team (UWSNT), Chicago Red Stars defender Casey Krueger is now a full member of the United States' 22-player roster just as the team heads to Japan for the Olympics.
This comes after an announcement by the International Olympic Committee and confirmed by FIFA that participating countries now have the option of selecting 22 players for their squads but must choose a maximum of 18 players to suit up for each of the matches.
Before the change, the only way Krueger could have played in a match was if a player was removed from the previously announced 18-player roster due to an injury and she was added. Now she is eligible to be selected for the game-day roster for any of the Olympic matches.
Krueger joins fellow Red Stars Tierna Davidson, Alyssa Naeher and Julie Ertz on the UWSNT roster. Red Stars Head athletic trainer Emily Fortunato will also be joining the team as a part of the medical staff.