3 Locals Make Olympic U.S. Women's Soccer Team
U.S. Women's Soccer team announces its final cuts, sending 18 to the London Olympics
Sydney Leroux #14 slides to score behind Maricruz Lemus #1 of Guatemala during the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament. The 2012 final roster was announced May 27, sending 18 to the 2012 Olympics.
Three locals have made the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team's final roster for the 2012 London Olympics.
Head coach Pia Sundhage announced the team Sunday, just hours before the team’s match against China.
Among the 18 players on the team are Lauren Cheney from Indianapolis, Shannon Boxx who played for the University of Notre Dame and Amy Lepeilbet from Crystal Lake who played for the Chicago Cobras.
This marks a return to the Olympics for Boxx and Cheney. Lepeilbet is one of just six on the team to make her Olympic debut.
The team will fight for its third consecutive gold medal after winning the 2004 Olympics in Athens and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
The U.S. team takes on Canada June 30 for the Olympic send-off match at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Tickets are on sale for $22 and nearly 10,000 tickets have already been sold.