Rosters: Olympic women's soccer

Sweden, which will face the USA in the group stage, became the latest team to name its squad for the Olympic women's soccer competition, which will be played July 21-Aug. 6 in Japan.

Nine of the 12 teams have named their 18-player squads.

Goalkeepers: Lydia Williams (Arsenal, England), Teagan Micah (Sandviken, Norway).
Defenders: Clare Polkinghorne (Vittsjo GIK, Sweden), Alanna Kennedy (Tottenham, England), Steph Catley (Arsenal, England), Ellie Carpenter (Lyon, France), Aivi Luik (Sevilla, Spain).
Midfielders: Elise Kellond-Knight (Hammarby, Sweden), Emily van Egmond (Unattached), Tameka Yallop (West Ham United, England), Chloe Logarzo  (Kansas City), Kyra Cooney-Cross (Melbourne Victory).
Forwards: Kyah Simon (PSV, Netherlands), Sam Kerr (Chelsea, England), Caitlin Foord (Arsenal, England), Hayley Raso (Everton, England), Emily Gielnik (Vittsjo GIK, Sweden), Mary Fowler (Montpellier, France).
Alternates: Mackenzie Arnold (West Ham United, England), Laura Brock (Guingamp, France), Charlotte Grant (Rosengard, Sweden), Courtney Nevin (Western Sydney Wanderers).

New Zealand
Goalkeepers: Erin Naylor (Unattached), Anna Leat (Future Ferns Domestic Programme), C. J. Bott (Valerenga, Norway).
Defenders: Meikayla Moore (Liverpool, England), Claudia Bunge (Melbourne Victory, Australia), Ali Riley (Orlando Pride), Abby Erceg (NC Courage), Anna Green (Lower Hutt City), Gabi Rennie (Indiana Univ.).
Midfielders: Katie Bowen (Kansas City), Daisy Cleverley (Georgetown Univ.), Olivia Chance (Brisbane Roar, Australia), Betsy Hassett (Stjarnan, Norway), Annalie Longo (Melbourne Victory, Australia),  Ria Percival (Tottenham, England), Emma Rolston (Unattached)
Forwards: Paige Satchell (Future Ferns Domestic Programme), Hannah Wilkinson (Unattached).
Alternates: Victoria Esson (Avaldsnes, Norway), Elizabeth Anton (Future Ferns Domestic Programme) Marissa van der Meer (Future Ferns Domestic Programme), Michaela Robertson (Lower Hutt City)

Goalkeepers: Jennifer Falk (Hacken), Hedvig Lindahl (Atletico Madrid, Spain).
Defenders: Jonna Andersson (Chelsea, England), Nathalie Bjorn (Rosengard), Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea, England), Hanna Glas  (Bayern Munich, Germany), Amanda Ilestedt (Bayern Munich, Germany), Emma Kullberg (Hacken).
Midfielders: Filippa Angeldal (Hacken), Hanna Bennison (Rosengard), Olivia Schough (Rosengard), Caroline Seger (Rosengard).
Forwards: Kosovare Asllani (Real Madrid, Spain), Stina Blackstenius (Hacken), Lina Hurtig (Juventus, Italy), Sofia Jakobsson (Real Madrid, Spain), Madelen Janogy (Hammarby), Fridolina Rolfo (Wolfsburg, Germany).
Alternates: Zecira Musovic (Chelsea, England), Julia Roddar (Washington Spirit), Anna Anvegard (Rosengard),  Rebecka Blomqvist (Wolfsburg (Wolfsburg, Germany).

Goalkeepers:  Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars).
Defenders: Abby Dahlkemper (Man. City, England), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit).
Midfielders: Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage).
Forwards: Tobin Heath (Man. United, England), Carli Lloyd (Gotham FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Man. United, England), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign).
Alternates: Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Casey Krueger (Chicago Red Stars), Catarina Macario (Lyon, France), Lynn Williams (NC Courage).

Goalkeepers: Stephanie Labbe (Rosengard, Sweden), Kailen Sheridan (Gotham FC).
Defenders: Kadeisha Buchanan (Lyon, France), Vanessa Gilles (Bordeaux, France) Shelina Zadorsky (Tottenham, England) Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash), Ashley Lawrence (Paris SG, France), Jayde Riviere (Univ. of Michigan).
Midfielders: Jessie Fleming (Chelsea, England), Julia Grosso (Univ. of Texas), Quinn (OL Reign), Desiree Scott (Kansas City).
Forwards: Janine Beckie (Man. City, England), Adriana Leon (West Ham United, England), Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash), Deanne Rose (Univ. of Florida), Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns), Evelyne Viens (Gotham FC).
Erin McLeod (Orlando Pride), Gabrielle Carle (Florida State Univ.), Sophie Schmidt (Houston Dash), Jordyn Huitema (Paris SG, France).



Great Britain
Goalkeepers: Ellie Roebuck (Man. City), Carly Telford (Chelsea).
Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Man. City), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Steph Houghton (Man. City), Demi Stokes (Man. City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal).
Midfielders: Sophie Ingle (Chelsea), Kim Little (Arsenal), Keira Walsh (Man. City), Jill Scott (Man. City), Caroline Weir (Man. City).
Forwards: Lauren Hemp (Man. City), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Nikita Parris (Lyon, France), Georgia Stanway (Man. City), Ellen White (Man. City).
Sandy MacIver (Everton), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Ella Toone (Man. United).

Goalkeepers: Sakiko Ikeda (Urawa Reds), Ayaka Yamashita (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza).
Defenders: Risa Shimizu (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza), Saori Takarada (Washington Spirit), Saki Kumagai (Lyon, France), Moeka Minami (Urawa Reds), Asato Miyagawa (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza), Nanami Kitamura (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza).
Midfielders: Hina Sugita (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Emi Nakajima (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Narumi Miura (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza), Jun Endo (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza), Yuzuho Shiokoshi (Urawa Reds), Yui Hasegawa (Milan, Italy)
Forwards: Yuika Sugasawa (Urawa Reds), Mana Iwabuchi (Arsenal, England), Mina Tanaka (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Yuka Momiki (OL Reign)
Chika Hirao (Albirex Niigata), Shiori Miyake (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Honoka Hayashi (AIK, Sweden), Momoka Kinoshita (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza)

Goalkeepers: Barbara (Avai), Leticia Izidoro (Benfica)
Defenders: Poliana (Corinthians), Erika (Corinthians), Tamires (Corinthians), Bruna Benites (Internacional), Rafaelle (Palmeiras), Jucinara (Levante)
Midfielders: Formiga (Sao Paulo), Duda (Sao Paulo), Julia Bianchi (Palmeiras), Marta (Orlando Pride), Debinha (NC Courage), Andressinha Corinthians), Adriana (Corinthians)
Forwards: Ludmila (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Bia Zaneratto (Palmeiras), Geyse (Madrid CFF, Spain).
Aline Reis (Granadilla, Spain), Leticia Santos (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany), Andressa Alves (Roma, Italy), Giovana (Barcelona, Spain).


Goalkeepers: Sari van Veenendaal (PSV), Lize Kop (Ajax)
Defenders: Kika van Es (FC Twente), Stefanie van der Gragt (Ajax), Merel van Dongen (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Aniek Nouwen (Chelsea, England), Lynn Wilms (FC Twente)
Midfielders: Dominique Janssen (Wolfsburg, Germany), Danielle van de Donk (Arsenal, England), Jackie Groenen (Man. United, England), Sherida Spitse (Ajax), Jill Roord (Wolfsburg, Germany), Victoria Pelova (Ajax)
Forwards: Lieke Martens (Barcelona, Spain), Shanice van de Sanden (Wolfsburg, Germany), Sisca Folkertsma (FC Twente), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal, England), Lineth Beerensteyn (Bayern Munich, Germany)
Loes Geurts (Hacken, Sweden), Anouk Dekker (Montpellier, France), Inessa Kaagman (Brighton & Hove Albion, England), Renate Jansen (FC Twente).


3 comments about "Rosters: Olympic women's soccer".
  1. Santiago 1314, June 30, 2021 at 12:46 p.m.

    Interesting; How few of the Non- North American teams have players in US League... We are about to find out,  if We are Still best at Developing Female Players or are we about to be Surpassed.???... My Guess is; Surpassed.... 9 month, Week-to-Week, Stable,  Training and Playing Environment; has got to be Better for the Players, Than US Summer Schedule, Constantly interrupted by World Cups/Olympics and Exhibition games.... Afterall; That is why we "Send" our Mens Players to Europe.( correct.???)

  2. Michael Taddonio replied, June 30, 2021 at 2:06 p.m.

          You have an excellent point. Other countries' women's programs have made outstanding progress in recent years. The USA is not the only outstanding women's team in the world. It is time for US Soccer to wise up about this and take steps to do something about it. More domestic development programs need to be established. 

  3. Michael MacFaden, June 30, 2021 at 5:18 p.m.

    Jesse did his best and he is a class person who did care for us Quakes fans and team but the results were clearly dismal starting with Almeyda's predecessor. So it was his time to go and he probably knew it. As a season ticket holder who remembers what a winning season feels like, 2011, its been a tough ride before Jesse cam and especially ever since. 

    Quakes give up great players (Ike Opara, Marco Urena, Nick Lima) and we get DPs that don't live up to that title (Vako, Innocent Emighara).  I trust Chris Leitch who did well enough last time he was caretaker will carry out the season and hopefully get things righted. Orlando 0-5 result a few weeks ago was eye-poppingly bad. Yuell I'm looking at you...

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