The United States women’s national team is in its final stages of preparation for Olympic qualifying. Today, several players heading to camp shared their travel on social media.
✈️ to Dallas for Olympic qualification prep, tournament starts Feb. 10! #USWNT
— Becky Sauerbrunn (@beckysauerbrunn) February 2, 2016
Off to Texasss ✈️ #USWNT
— Lindsey Horan (@Lindseyhoran11) February 2, 2016
But the real question is, will Kelley O’Hara have enough boots for the tournament?
The Equalizer’s Jeff Kassouf also had a chance to interview U.S. head coach Jill Ellis to discuss the roster for qualifying.
On the men’s side, U.S. Soccer announced today that Brad Evans and Michael Orozco have left the team’s January camp. That move opens up an interesting question as to who will start at right back against Canada on Friday.
In the first match of this year’s January camp, Jozy Altidore scored a nice goal and picked up a smart “hockey” assist on the U.S.’s second tally. Still, his touch let him down on several other solid scoring opportunities.
Jozy Altidore had a decent game yesterday, but his touch let him down on three solid goal-scoring opportunities. pic.twitter.com/tJwce6OMmx
— John D. Halloran (@JohnDHalloran) February 2, 2016
Finally, at the youth level, U.S. Soccer announced that the U-23 men’s Olympic qualifier against Colombia will be held March 29 in Frisco, Texas. That match is the second leg of a winner-take-all playoff against the CONMEBOL nation for the final spot in the Rio Olympics.