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Leesburg, VA., (06/23/21) – U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Vlatko Andonovski has named Spirit defenders Kelley O’Hara and Emily Sonnett to the roster for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The team will play two games against Mexico prior to leaving for Tokyo. Both matches will be played in Hartford, CT with the first being on July 1 (7 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1) and the second on July 5 (5 p.m. ET on ESPN). At the Olympics, the USWNT will kick off play on July 21 against Sweden (5:30 p.m. JST/4:30 a.m. EST). On July 24, the number one ranked team in the world will take on New Zealand (8:30 p.m. JST/7:30 a.m. EST). The USWNT will wrap up Group G play against Australia on July 27 (5:00 p.m. JST/4:00 a.m. EST).
This will be the third Olympics for O’Hara after appearing for the USWNT at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympics. In the most recent Summer Series, O’Hara appeared in two of the three matches, playing all 90 in the final match against Nigeria.
After being named an alternate for the 2016 Rio Olympics, Sonnett is headed to the Olympics as part of the full roster for the first time. At the Summer Series, Sonnett appeared in all three matches, starting one.