USMNT, USWNT Olympic Teams learn group stage draws

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The U.S. men’s and women’s olympic national teams learned their group stage draws for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Marko Mitrovic’s squad was paired in Group A with France, New Zealand, and a playoff winner from either the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) or Confederation of African Football (CAF). The Americans will kick off their group stage schedule on July 24 before also playing on July 27 and 30 respectively.
Mitrovic’s roster will mainly feature players under the age of 23-years-old, with three players above that age allowed. Gianluca Busio, Cade Cowell, Jack McGlynn, and Esmir Bajraktarevic are among the players called in for upcoming international duty this month.
The USMNT are set to face Thierry Henry’s France this month in a pre-Olympic friendly before also taking on Guinea.
It marks the USMNT’s first Olympic involvement since 2008.
USWNT paired with Germany, Australia, playoff winner
New U.S. women’s national team head coach Emma Hayes will make her competitive international debut this summer in Paris.
The USWNT will square off with Germany, Australia, and a playoff winner from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Group B. Matches are scheduled for July 25, 28, and 31, FIFA announced.
Unlike the men’s tournament, which has roster restrictions, the women’s rosters do not have any restrictions on their rosters.
The USWNT have won gold at the Olympics on four different occasions, but are coming off a bronze medal showing in 2020.
Lindsey Horan, Sophia Smith, Rose Lavelle, and Trinity Rodman headline the USWNT’s leading stars heading into this summer’s competition.
The Americans are set for SheBelieves Cup involvement this April in Columbus, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia respectively.

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Publish date : 2024-03-20 21:41:28

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