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Three Red Stars make Olympic women's soccer team
2021-06-23

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The United States Women's National Team (U.S. WNT) announced its 2020 Olympic team roster for the upcoming games in Tokyo.

Red Stars defender Tierna Davidson, midfielder Julie Ertz and goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher were selected as part of the 18-player roster. In addition, Red Stars defender Casey Krueger was named as an alternate.

According to USA Today, Carli Lloyd was also named to the team—making her the oldest U.S. woman to play in the Olympic soccer tournament, at age 39. Lloyd, along with Tobin Heath, are each headed to the Olympics for the fourth time, ESPN.com noted.

Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Kelley O'Hara are set to become three-time Olympians, while Crystal Dunn, Linsdey Horan, Ertz, Christen Press and Naeher are headed to Olympics for the second time.

The list of first-time Olympians includes Abby Dahlkemper, Davidson, Emily Sonnett, Samantha Mewis, Rose Lavelle, Adrianna Franch and Kristie Mewis.

The team includes 17 players who were part of the 2019 squad that won the FIFA Women's World Cup and will look to become the first team to ever win Olympic gold immediately after hoisting the World Cup.


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