In eight days, the U.S. women begin their quest for a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal. The team also hopes to become the first to win a World Cup and an Olympic gold medal in back-to-back years.
The Americans’ first game is against New Zealand on Aug. 3.
Here are five oddities, curiosities, or (possibly) interesting facts about the U.S. roster:
Hope Solo should earn her 200th cap during the Olympics. (She has 197.) She would be the 11th U.S. player to reach that milestone and the first goalkeeper in international soccer history to do so.
Carli Lloyd is the leading scorer among active U.S. players with 87 goals. She’s sixth on the all-time U.S. list, behind Abby Wambach (184), Mia Hamm (158), Kristine Lilly (130), Michelle Akers (107) and Tiffeny Milbrett (100).
Alex Morgan is two places behind Carli Lloyd on the all-time scoring list, with 67 goals.
Mallory Pugh is the only amateur on the 18-woman U.S. roster. She will be a freshman this fall at UCLA. The other 17 play in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Alyssa Naeher is the least-capped player on the team, with six international appearances. (Backup goalkeepers tend not to see a lot of playing time on Team USA.) Allie Long has the second fewest caps, nine.