Sundhage names U.S. Olympic roster
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - United States Women's National Team head coach Pia Sundhage named her 18-player roster for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Sunday, and it will be led by captain Christie Rampone, who is making her record fourth appearance at the Olympics.
Midfielders Shannon Boxx and Heather O'Reilly and defender Heather Mitts will be playing in their third Olympic competition while Sundhage will be bringing 11 players total from the 2008 team that won the gold medal in Beijing, China four years ago.
The Americans have reached the gold medal game in every Olympic competition for women's soccer since 1996, winning gold in the inaugural event as well as the past two tournaments and finishing second in 2000.
The U.S. opens the competition in Group G against France before facing Colombia and Korea DPR.
U.S. Olympic Women's Soccer Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS: Nicole Barnhart, Hope Solo.
DEFENDERS: Rachel Buehler, Amy LePeilbet, Heather Mitts, Kelley O'Hara, Christie Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn.
MIDFIELDERS: Shannon Boxx, Lauren Cheney, Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd, Heather O'Reilly, Megan Rapinoe.
FORWARDS: Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Amy Rodriguez, Abby Wambach.
05/27 15:52:22 ET