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Congrats to the U.S. WNT on Qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics


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The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Trinidad & Tobago Friday night in the semifinals of the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship to secure a berth to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

All 20 players who helped the U.S. advance to the final of the qualifying tournament and secure a trip to Rio grew up playing US Youth Soccer, with several playing in multiple competitive programs. The roster includes:

  • Three players who won US Youth Soccer National Championships
  • Five players who were US Youth Soccer National Finalists
  • Nine players who competed at the US Youth Soccer National Championships
  • 15 players whose teams advanced to US Youth Soccer Regional Championships
  • 20 players who participated in the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program
  • Three players whose teams played in the US Youth Soccer National League

U.S. WNT Roster | 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship
GOALKEEPERS (3): *^Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), *Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), *Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (7): *^Jaelene Hinkle (Western New York Flash), *^Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), *Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), *^Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), *^Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), *^Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), *^#Emily Sonnett (Univ. of Virginia)
MIDFIELDERS (5): *^#Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), *^Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), *^Lindsey Horan (PSG), *^Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), *^#Samantha Mewis (Western New York Flash)
FORWARDS (5): *^Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), *^Stephanie McCaffrey (Boston Breakers), *^Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), *^Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), *^Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado)

* US Youth Soccer ODP
^ US Youth Soccer NCS
# US Youth Soccer National League