Carli Lloyd has played in 18 lifetime Olympic matches for the USWNT. (Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Network)
Here are some interesting notes and information about the U.S. women’s national team prior to their final group stage game Tuesday morning.
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Carli Lloyd has the most Olympic appearances on the roster with 18 and the most Olympic goals with eight. Tobin Heath, who along with Lloyd is competing in her fourth Olympics, has made 14 Olympic appearances.
Lloyd’s 18 career Olympic appearances rank second in USWNT history, trailing only Christie Pearce Rampone with 22 while Heath’s 14 Olympic appearances are tied with Shannon Boxx and Heather O’Reilly for ninth in USWNT history.
The USA’s 22-player roster averages 98 international caps per player and has a combined total of 109 Olympic appearances and 21 Olympic goals, courtesy of Lloyd (8), Alex Morgan (6), Megan Rapinoe (3), Crystal Dunn (1), Rose Lavelle (1), Lindsey Horan (1) and Christen Press (1). Lloyd and Morgan rank second and third, respectively, for the most Olympic goals scored in USWNT history, trailing only Abby Wambach, who scored nine goals combined at the 2004 and 2012 Olympics.
Nine players have made their Olympic made their Olympic debut for the USA during Tokyo 2020: Six on July 21 against Sweden – Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Rose Lavelle, Kristie Mewis, Samantha Mewis and Alyssa Naeher – and three more on July 24 against New Zealand – Emily Sonnett, Catarina Macario and Casey Krueger.
The average age of the 22 players on the Olympic Team roster is just under 30 years of age.
The USA has advanced out of its group in each of its six previous Olympic appearances, winning the group five times and finishing second at the inaugural games in 1996, though the USA would go on to win gold.
So far this year, 12 players have scored the USA’s 43 goals: Megan Rapinoe (7), Christen Press (6), Samantha Mewis (5), Alex Morgan (4), Lindsey Horan (4), Carli Lloyd (3), Kristie Mewis (2), Tobin Heath (2), Margaret Purce (2), Lynn Williams (2), Rose Lavelle (2) and Catarina Macario. Three of the USA’s 43 goals in 2021 have been own goals.
Sixteen different players have also tallied an assist in 2021: Carli Lloyd (6), Christen Press (5), Lindsey Horan (4), Samantha Mewis (3), Rose Lavelle (2), Megan Rapinoe (2), Kristie Mewis (2), Crystal Dunn (2), Julie Ertz (2), Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger, Emily Sonnett, Casey Krueger, Sophia Smith, Tierna Davidson and Tobin Heath.
Overall, 19 different players have been directly involved in at least one of the USWNT’s 43 goals in the 2021 calendar year.
Press (6 goals, 5 assists) leads way with 11 goal contributions followed by Rapinoe (7 goals, 2 assist) and Lloyd (3 goals, 6 assists) with nine goal contributions while and Samantha Mewis (5 goals, 3 assists) has been involved in eight.