U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Vlatko Andonovski has named the 20 players who will represent the USA at the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament being held from Jan. 28-Feb. 9 in Texas and California. The USA opens the tournament, which will send its top two finishers to Japan, on Tuesday, Jan. 28 against Haiti. The USA will then face Panama on Friday, Jan. 31 before finishing Group A play against Costa Rica on Monday, Feb. 3. All the U.S. group matches will kick off at 7:30 p.m. CT. USWNT Open CONCACAF Qualifying For Olympic Berth
The U.S. will attempt to qualify for a seventh consecutive Olympic Games and win the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying event for the fifth consecutive time. Semifinal winners qualify for the Olympic tournament. CONCACAF website
Tue Jan 28, 7:30 pm – USA v Haiti, 4-0 win
Fri Jan 31, 7:30 pm – USA v Panama – 8-0 win
Mon Feb 3, 7:30 pm – USA v Costa Rica = 6-1 Win
Fri Feb 7, 9:00 pm – Semifinals: USA v Mexico = 4-0 Win
Sun Feb 9, 5:00 pm – Final: USA v Canada = 3-0 Win
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CONCACAF – USA vs Canada stats and key passes. USA in white, Canada in red.
Canada were in it until they weren't. Thought the scoreline flattered the USA a bit, but they were well deserving winners. pic.twitter.com/WirOVqQT58
— Chris Henderson (@chris_awk) February 10, 2020
Concacaf Tourney awards:
Golden Ball – Christen Press
Golden Boot – Jordyn Huitema (7)
Golden Glove – Steph Labbe
Fair Play (fewest yellows) – USA
— Keeper Notes (@keepernotes) February 10, 2020
Championship Sunday Lineup.
It's the TITULAR ROLE‼️
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) February 9, 2020
The #USWNT fought until the end, scoring three goals in the final 23 minutes to get the W vs. Haiti and earn all 3 points in Group A.
Back to work on Friday vs. Panama.
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) January 29, 2020
SO NICE you gotta watch 'em TWICE!
Tuesday morning highlights for you. pic.twitter.com/9zDTElYggs
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) February 4, 2020
After two wins, the #USWNT leads its group and has secured a spot in the semifinals on Feb. 7 in Los Angeles.
Before heading West however, the USA will close out Group A on Monday, Feb. 3 vs. Costa Rica.
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) February 1, 2020
The round-robin stage of the Olympic qualifying tournament will be conducted with three doubleheaders in each group. Group A will have doubleheaders at BBVA Stadium on Jan. 28, Jan. 31 and Feb. 3, while Group B – which features Canada, Mexico, Jamaica and first-time final qualifying round contestant St. Kitts and Nevis – will play doubleheaders at H-E-B Park on Jan. 29, Feb. 1 and Feb. 4. Canada and Jamaica both participated in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
The all-important semifinal matches will be on Friday, Feb. 7 at Dignity Health Sports Park, home of the LA Galaxy of MLS, with the winners qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Japan. The championship game on Sunday, Feb. 9 will also be at DHSP in Carson, California.
All 20 players selected were a part of the USA’s January training camp in Tampa, Florida that concluded two days ago. The roster features three goalkeepers (a requirement by tournament regulations) and 17 field players, which includes six defenders, five midfielders and six forwards, although many players on the roster can play more than one position.
U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM 2020 OLYMPIC QUALIFYING ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; CAPS/GOALS:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 3), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 24), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 57)
DEFENDERS (6): Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage; 53/0), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage; 96/24), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride; 104/1), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 125/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 171/0), Emily Sonnett (Orlando Pride; 40/0)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 95/19), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 78/12), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 38/10), Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage; 60/14), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 15/0)
FORWARDS (6): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 162/32), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 288/121), Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage; 14/2), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 130/51), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC; 160/50), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage; 21/6)
Eighteen of the 20 players chosen by Andonovski were on the USA’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup championship team and 13 players were on the USA’s roster for 2016 Olympic qualifying. Defenders Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara and Ali Krieger and forwards Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe and Tobin Heath were a part of the team that qualified for the 2012 Olympics. Heath and Lloyd are the only players on the roster who also participated in qualifying for the 2008 Olympics.
The two players on the roster who were not a part of the 2019 Women’s World Cup Team are forward Lynn Williams, who scored 12 goals in the NWSL last season (second in the NWSL) for the North Carolina Courage and has been playing in on loan in Australia for the Western Sydney Wanderers this off-season, and midfielder Andi Sullivan, who was the first pick in the 2018 NWSL Draft and had an excellent second pro season for the Washington Spirit in 2019.