For U.S. Women’s National Team, the Olympic Games will begin on Aug 3. – two days before the Opening Ceremony – and exactly one week from today.
Following its final send-off match in Kansas City on July 22, the WNT traveled to Washington D.C. for a brief training camp before hopping on a flight to Brazil.
Uniform Night - June 7th 6 PM - 9 PM
HFC ScrimmageFest - August 6th & 7th
Hershey Cup - August 13th & 14th
Frederick ScrimmageFest - August 20th & 21st
Gettysburg Clash - August 20th & 21st
Gettysburg BattleField Blast - August 27th & 28th
With preparations mostly completed and only some fine-tuning left to go, the U.S. is ready to embark on another Olympic journey and is hoping to earn its fourth consecutive gold medal – and fifth overall – while making history by becoming the first country to win a World Cup and an Olympic gold medal in back-to-back years.
Co-captain Becky Sauerbrunn will be playing in her second Olympic Games and fourth senior-level world championship. She won an Olympic gold medal in 2012, and helped lift the World Cup trophy in 2015, but she also experienced a crushing loss in 2011 after Japan defeated the USA in a penalty shootout at the Women’s World Cup in Germany. She has experienced the full range of emotions at a world championship and knows the significance of this competition in Brazil.
“I think coming so close in 2011 equally scarred and motivated us,” Sauerbrunn said. “It's tough to win a world championship. You prepare as much as you can and you have to hope for a little luck along the way. We fell just short of achieving our goal. [Read More]