The U.S. Women’s National Team, which is riding a 23-game unbeaten streak, will face Haiti to open Group A on Jan. 28 at BBVA Stadium in Houston. This is the first step on the road to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The USA will then face Panama on Friday, Jan. 31, before finishing Group A play against Costa Rica on Monday, Feb. 3. All the U.S. group matches will kick off at 7:30 p.m. CT.
U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM 2020 OLYMPIC QUALIFYING ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; CAPS/GOALS):
GOALKEEPERS (3):12-Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 3), 18-Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 24), 1-Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 57)
DEFENDERS (6): 7-Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage; 53/0), 19-Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage; 96/24), 11-Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride; 104/1), 5-Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 125/2), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 171/0), 2-Emily Sonnett (Orlando Pride; 40/0)
MIDFIELDERS (5): 8-Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 95/19), 9-Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 78/12), 16-Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 38/10), 3-Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage; 60/14), 6-Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 15/0)
FORWARDS (6):17-Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 162/32), 10-Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 288/121), 14-Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage; 14/2), 20-Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 130/51), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC; 160/50), 13-Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage; 21/6)
OLYMPIC QUALIFYING FORMAT: All the matches in Group A of the Olympic Qualifying tournament will take place at BBVA Stadium and Group B will play H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas, home to the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros of the USL Championship. The round-robin stage of the tournament will be conducted with three doubleheaders in each group. Group A will have doubleheaders on Jan. 28, Jan. 31 and Feb. 3, while Group B – which features Canada, Mexico, Jamaica and first-time qualifier St. Kitts and Nevis – will play doubleheaders on Jan. 29, Feb. 1 and Feb. 4. Canada and Jamaica both participated in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The all-important semifinal matches will be on Friday, Feb. 7 at Dignity Health Sports Park, home of the Los Angeles Galaxy of MLS, with the winners qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Japan. The championship game on Sunday, Feb. 9 will also be at DHSP.