Here are some interesting facts and figures for the U.S. women’s national team, as provided by U.S. Soccer.
The roster averages 111 international caps per player and has a combined total of 77 Olympic appearances and 17 Olympic goals, courtesy of Lloyd (8), Alex Morgan (5), Megan Rapinoe (3) and Crystal Dunn (1). By comparison, at the time of roster announcement for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup roster, the squad averaged 80 caps per player. while the 2016 Olympic roster averaged 77 caps per player heading into the send-off matches with a total of 53 combined Olympic caps.
Nine of the 18 players on the roster for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have 100+ caps and every outfield player on the roster has at least 24 caps.
The average age of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team when the USA opens play on July 21 will be 30.8 years old.
At 22-years-old, Tierna Davidson is the youngest player on the roster, a distinction she also held at the 2019 World Cup. Davidson was born in September 1998, more than two years after the USA won the first-ever gold medal in women’s soccer at the 1996 Olympics.
The USA has scored in 71 consecutive matches and has averaged just more than three goals per game in that time. The run of 71 consecutive matches with a goal is the longest such streak in USWNT history and began following a 1-0 loss to Australia in the 2017 Tournament of Nations.
The USA is riding a 42-game unbeaten streak – 38 wins and four ties – which is the third-longest in USWNT history. The USA’s longest unbeaten streak spanned 51 matches from December 2004 to September 2007. Most recently, the USA had a 43-game unbeaten run that began in March 2012 and ran to March 2014, which could be matched with a positive result on July 1 vs. Mexico.
So far this year, 11 players have scored the USA’s 29 goals: Megan Rapinoe (7), Samantha Mewis (4), Alex Morgan (3), Christen Press (3), Lindsey Horan (2), Kristie Mewis (2), Margaret Purce (2), Carli Lloyd (2), Lynn Williams (2), Rose Lavelle, and Catarina Macario.
Twelve different players have also tallied an assist in 2021: Carli Lloyd (5), Lindsey Horan (4), Christen Press (4), Samantha Mewis (2), Rose Lavelle (2), Crystal Dunn, Ali Krieger, Megan Rapinoe, Emily Sonnett, Kristie Mewis, Casey Krueger and Alex Morgan.
Overall, 15 different players have been directly involved in at least one of the USWNT’s 29 goals in the 2021 calendar year.
Rapinoe leads the way with eight goal contributions (7 goals, 1 assist), while Lloyd (2 goals, 5 assists) and Press (3 goals, 4 assists) have each been involved in seven.
U.S. head coach Vlatko Andonovski is 20-0-1 in his first 21 games (two at the end of 2019, nine in 2020 and 10 so far in 2021), setting a record for best start for a head coach in USWNT history.