By Jennifer Roback
The 18 women representing the United States at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been chosen.
It has been almost nine years since the US women's national team won an Olympic gold medal but this team is looking to bring the gold back to the states.
Adrianna Franch- Goalkeeper
Adrianna Franch, 30, is currently a member of the Portland Thorns Football Club as well as a member of the United States women's national team.
She currently holds the record for shut-outs at her alma mater Oklahoma State and has the sixth most shut outs in NCAA history with 36.
Alyssa Naeher- Goalkeeper
Alyssa Naeher, 33, is currently a member of the Chicago Red Stars and the United States nationals team.
In 2014, Naeher was the NWSL Goalkeeper of the year which earned her a spot to compete at the 2015 World Cup.
"There’s not much that’s actually black and white; everyone has their own style, their own way they play. We’re a team within a team and we are together 100 percent. We all feed off each other and inspire each other,” she said in her player profile on the US national team website.
Abby Dahlkemper- Defender
UCLA alum Abby Dehlkemper, 28, is a natural born leader and a member of both the Manchester City Women's Football Club and the United States national team.
Representing the US since 2010, Abby was a U-17 team captain and helped UCLA win a 2013 NCAA championship. In 2017, she was voted NWSL Defender of the year.
Tierna Davidson- Defender
Tierna Davidson, 22, is also a member of the Chicago Stars and the women's national team.
At just 20-years-old, Tierna was the youngest player on the 2019 USA World Cup team. After winning an NCAA championship at Stanford in 2017, she left school early to become the first-round draft pick for the Stars.
Crystal Dunn- Defender
Crystal Dunn, 28, is currently a member of the Portland Thorns football club.
With over 114 appearances and 24 goals, Crystal has won almost every award there is, including NY Gatorade Player of the Year, Hermann Trophy winner, Atlantic Coast Conference Defender and Player of the Year.
She also won an NCAA championship and a world title at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan.
Kelley O'Hara- Defender
Kelley O'Hara, 32, is a Stanford alum who is apart of the women's national team and the Washington Spirit.
She is an NCAA standout who won the Hermann Trophy and in her final season and scored 26 goals and 13 assists for one of the highest outputs in NCAA D1 history.
Becky Sauerbrunn- Defender
Portland Thorns and national team member Becky Sauerbrunn, 36, won the NWSL Defender of the Year award three years in a row with the Kansa City football club between 2013-2015.
Over the years, she has made 186 appearances with the national team, won two world cups, and has 7 assists.
Emily Sonnett- Defender
Emily Sonnett, 27, is a member of the Washington Spirit and the women's national team.
She is a UVA alum and was a first overall draft pick in the NWSL. 2019 was her first World Cup appearence and she has 4 assists throughout her 54 appearances with the nationals team.
Julie Ertz- Midfielder
Julie Ertz, 29, has been a standout throughout her time on the women's national team and with the Chicago Stars.
The 2015 NWSL Rookie of the Year has scored 20 goals in her 110 appearances with the national team and started the Ertz family foundation with her husband, Philadelphia Eagles tight end, Zach Ertz, that helps support children in sports and education.
“Sports helped me grow. Without them, I probably wouldn’t have been able to go to college. I couldn’t afford it. You never know how many opportunities come up through sports—they changed my life,” she said.
Lindsey Horan- Midfielder
Linsey Horan, 27, has been making history since she first graduated high school. She was the first female soccer player to skip college and go straight to the pros, playing for the Paris Saint-Germain team for four years before moving back to the states.
She is currently a member of the Portland Thorns football club and the nationals team. In her 96 appearances with the team, she has 20 goals and 33 assists.
Rose Lavelle- Midfield
Rose Lavelle, 26, is part of the Manchester City football club in England.
In her 55 appearances with the nationals team, she has 14 goals and 9 assists.
Kristie Mewis- Midfield
Kristie Mewis, 30, is part of the Houston Dash football club and a graduate of Boston College.
In her 24 appearances with the national team, she has scored 4 goals and has 3 assists.
Samantha Mewis- Midfield
Samantha Mewis, 28, is the younger sister of Kristie, a graduate of UCLA and player on the Western New York Flash.
During her junior year of college, she helped the Bruins win the 2013 national championship. When she went pro, she started in all 20 regular-season games and helped her team win the 2016 league championships the following year.
During her time on the national team, she has made 75 appearances and scored 22 goals with 8 assists.
Tobin Heath- Forward
Described as "the USA's most skillful player," Tobin Heath, 33, has had a successful career so far with the nationals team.
In 169 appearances, she has scored 33 goals, and has 44 assists.
Carli Lloyd- Forward
Member of the NJ/NC Gotham football club, Carli Lloyd, 38, is a player known to thrive under pressure.
In the 2015 World Cup final, with 26.7 million people watching, Lloyd scored three goals in 15 minutes, including one from half field,
In over 300 appearances with the nationals team, she has scored 125 goals with 63 assists.
Alex Morgan- Forward
Alex Morgan, 31, is a member of the Orlando Pride football club.
In 2011, she was the youngest player on the US World Cup roster at just 22-years-old, where she scored in the semi-final and final games.
Nicknamed "Baby Horse," teammates Megan Rapinoe has said she has now evolved into a "full-on stallion." In 178 appearances with the US national's team, she has scored 110 goals with 43 assists.
Christen Press- Forward
Christen Press, 32, is the 2010 Hermann Trophy winner and the all-time leading goal-scorer at Stanford University with 71 goals.
Before being drafted by the Utah Royals, Press took her skill to the Swedish league where she became the 2013 leading goal-scorer.
During her time on the national team, she has scored 61 goals in her 147 appearances with 42 assists.
Megan Rapinoe- Forward
Rounding out the Olympic roster is 35-year-old Megan Rapinoe.
Known for advocating for gender equality and equal pay among athletes, Rapinoe is a star on and off the field. In her 177 appearances with the nationals team, she has scored 59 goals with 69 assists.
She recently just signed with Victoria's Secret to become one of the faces of the company's rebrand.