Here are some facts and figures of the U.S. women’s national team, which starts its Summer Series against Portugal in Houston Thursday night.
This information was provided by U.S. Soccer.
* The average age for this travel roster is 28 and the average caps per player is 76.
* Forward Carli Lloyd, who earned her historic 300th cap on April 10 vs. Sweden in Stockholm, is by far the most experienced player on the roster with 301 caps. Lloyd will be honored for the achievement prior to the USA’s June 16 match vs. Nigeria in Austin. The next most experienced player — defender Becky Sauerbrunn – is 117 caps behind her with 184. The other players on the roster with over 100 caps are forwards Alex Morgan (175), Megan Rapinoe (175), Christen Press (144), and defenders Kelley O’Hara (136) and Crystal Dunn (111).
* On the other end of the spectrum, ten players on this roster have 36 caps or fewer, though every player on the Summer Series roster has at least one cap.
* So far this year, 11 players have scored the USA’s 22 goals: Megan Rapinoe (7), Samantha Mewis (3), Alex Morgan (2), Kristie Mewis (2), Christen Press (2), Rose Lavelle, Lindsey Horan, Catarina Macario, Margaret Purce, Lynn Williams and Carli Lloyd.
* Twelve players also have tallied an assist this year: Carli Lloyd (4), Lindsey Horan (4), Christen Press, Crystal Dunn, Ali Krieger, Samantha Mewis, Megan Rapinoe, Emily Sonnett, Rose Lavelle, Kristie Mewis, Casey Krueger and Alex Morgan.
* U.S. head coach Vlatko Andonovski is 17-0-1 in his first 18 games (two at the end of 2019, nine in 2020 and seven so far in 2021), setting a record for best start for a head coach in USWNT history. In his 11 events as head coach, Andonovski has called up 57 players for training camp, all of them earning at least one cap. Andonovski has given 16 players their first senior team call-ups and, so far, five players their first senior team caps: Alana Cook, Margaret Purce, Sophia Smith, Jaelin Howell and Catarina Macario.