USA Women’s Soccer Olympic Roster Includes Lloyd and Rapinoe
Rapinoe, coming off knee surgery, Lloyd make Olympic roster
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Megan Rapinoe, who is coming off December knee surgery, has been named to the national team roster for the Rio Games along with New Jersey's Carli Lloyd, who has scored in the gold-medal winning final for the United States in the last two Olympics.
Lloyd, who also scored three goals in 16 minutes to lead the United States to victory over Japan in the final at last summer's Women's World Cup, joins fellow three-time Olympians midfielder Tobin Heath and goalkeeper Hope Solo on the roster announced Tuesday.
The United States has won the last three Olympic gold medals. The team opens the tournament in Brazil against New Zealand on Aug. 3 at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte.