The U.S. women’s soccer team qualified for the Beijing Olympics by winning the CONCACAF Olympic Qualification Tournament, held April 2-13 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Head coach Pia Sundhage selected a 18-player Olympic roster on June 23.
Forward Abby Wambach was injured in a tune-up match on July 16, and replaced on the roster by Lauren Cheney.
The #1 goalkeeping option for the United States women’s soccer team going into Beijing, Hope Solo hopes to put the nightmare of 2007 behind her.
Second only to Kristine Lilly in career U.S. national team caps, team captain Christie Rampone looks to anchor the defense in Beijing.
An integral part of the gold medal-winning soccer team in Athens, midfielder Shannon Boxx brings trust and leadership to the women's national team.
Confident and highly skilled, Heather O'Reilly embraces the challenge of helping the U.S. team defend its Olympic gold in Beijing.
Carli Lloyd is a strong attacking midfielder who is able to deliver dead-on service through the air or on the ground.
A fixture at central defender for a decade, soccer mom Kate Markgraf provides leadership and experience for the U.S. women's national team.
Midfielder Lindsay Tarpley, who had a dream strike in the 2004 Olympic final, will look for a repeat performance in Beijing.
A goal-scoring machine in 2008, forward Natasha Kai is the first women's national team member to hail from Hawaii.
With her foot speed and flexibility, defender Lori Chalupny has often been compared to long-time national team captain Kristine Lilly.
Amy 'A-Rod' Rodriguez has returned from her studies at USC to become a key scoring option on the national team's front line.
A member of the gold medal winning team in Athens, the photogenic defender Heather Mitts comes back for her second Olympics.
One of the heroes of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament, goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart goes to Beijing as an able backup to Hope Solo.
A versatile player who can play in the midfield or up front, Angela Hucles looks for a second Olympic gold medal in Beijing.
One of three collegiate players on the U.S. roster, Lauren Cheney replaces the injured Abby Wambach on the front line.
A defender while playing in the youth national system, Tobin Heath has earned time at midfielder with the senior team.
A veteran of the 2004 Games and two World Cups, Aly Wagner can still bring it from her center midfield position.
Since earning her first national team cap in January 2008, Stanford-educated Rachel Buehler has blossomed on the U.S. back line.
Stephanie Cox was given a second chance after an unfortunate injury to a fellow defender, and she made the most of it.
Every volleyball team features one player wearing a different colored jersey: the libero, a defensive specialist adept at digging. The libero is not allowed to serve, spike the ball, or to rotate into one of the front-row positions.
In beach volleyball, the United States (five total medals) has won gold at each of the three Olympics in which the sport has been contested.
Sheila Taormina is a modern pentathlete and is the first female Olympic athlete to compete in three different sports. She previously competed in swimming ('96) and triathlon ('00 & '04).
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