The United States has won all three editions of the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship and has captured the gold medal four of the five times women’s football has been played at the Olympic Games, including 2012.
It has registered a CWOQ-record 13 wins and set the mark in goals scored with 75. Only Canada approximates those numbers with 11 wins and 44 goals.
On the way to the 2012 CWOQ crown, the Americans went a perfect 5W-0D-0L, netting a remarkable 38 goals and conceding none.
The current FIFA Women’s World Cup champion will be contesting its first international tournament since the recent retirements of numerous key players, including forward Abby Wambach. The 35-year-old, who was named the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Player of the Year, completed her astonishing career with 252 caps and a world-record 184 goals.
Needless to say, despite the loss in personnel, the U.S. will still have plenty of firepower. Midfielder Carli Lloyd won Golden Ball honors at the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship and the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, while forwards Alex Morgan – the 2013 CONCACAF Women’s Player of the Year – and Sydney Leroux will make sure that the goals keep flowing.