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We officially know who will be representing the US women's soccer team at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The 18-player Olympic roster includes 17 athletes from the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup championship team, eleven of which also competed at the 2016 Games in Rio. This will be Carli Lloyd and Tobin Heath's fourth Olympic appearance, a feat that, until now, has only been accomplished once before in USWNT history, by former captain Christie Pearce Rampone.
Team USA has brought home a total of five Olympic medals, four of which are gold, since women's soccer was first played at the Olympics 25 years ago. They'll be looking to reclaim their rightful spot atop the podium this summer after a devastating loss to Sweden in 2016, during a quarterfinal match that ended in penalty kicks. If we know anything about the USWNT, it's that these athletes won't go down without a fight, and we can't wait to watch what Tokyo has in store. In the meantime, get to know the players, and be sure to bookmark their 2021 Olympic game schedule.
To learn more about all the Olympic hopefuls, visit TeamUSA.org. The Tokyo Olympics begin July 23 on NBC.