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Meet the 23: USA Women's World Cup team
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Meet the 23: USA Women's World Cup team

It's been 16 years since the U.S. women's national team won a World Cup. These are the 23 players and one manager who hope to put an end to that streak. 

Meet the U.S. women's national team, which kicks off its quest to capture the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada on June 8 and hopes to not finish until a July 5 match at Vancouver's BC Place. 

Led by veterans such as Abby Wambach, Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo, prolific forwards Alex Morgan, Sydney Leroux and Christen Press and up-and-coming talents in Morgan Brian and Julie Johnston, Jill Ellis's team faces a difficult group and an improving array of contenders around the world, but is still among the favorites to reach the sport's pinnacle.

Scroll below for exclusive player video interviews and images (and be sure to check out the SI cover images) for the 2015 USA Women's World Cup team (individual write-ups by Liviu Bird):

Goalkeepers | Defenders | Midfielders | Forwards | Coach

Goalkeepers

Hope Solo
No. 1
Height: 5'9"
Age: 33
Hometown: Richland, Washington
Club: Seattle Reign
Height: 5'9"
Age: 27
Hometown: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Club: Boston Breakers
Height: 5'9"
Age: 29
Hometown: Satellite Beach, Florida
Club: Washington Spirit

Defenders

Height: 5'6"
Age: 39
Hometown: Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Club: Sky Blue FC
Height: 5'7"
Age: 23
Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
Club: Chicago Red Stars
Height: 5'6"
Age: 30
Hometown: Dumfries, Virginia
Club: Washington Spirit
Height: 5'7"
Age: 29
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Club: FC Kansas City
Height: 5'8"
Age: 27
Hometown: Rolling Hills Estates, California
Club: Western NY Flash
Height: 5'4"
Age: 31
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Club: Chicago Red Stars
Height: 5'2"
Age: 26
Hometown: Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
Club: Houston Dash
Height: 5'5"
Age: 26
Hometown: Fayetteville, Georgia
Club: Sky Blue FC

Midfielders

Height: 5'8"
Age: 37
Hometown: Redondo Beach, California
Club: Chicago Red Stars
Height: 5'8"
Age: 32
Hometown: Delran, New Jersey
Club: Houston Dash
Height: 5'8"
Age: 27
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Club: FC Kansas City
Height: 5'6"
Age: 26
Hometown: Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Club: Portland Thorns
Height: 5'7"
Age: 22
Hometown: St. Simons Island, Georgia
Club: Houston Dash
Height: 5'7"
Age: 29
Hometown: Redding, California
Club: Seattle Reign
Height: 5'5"
Age: 30
Hometown: East Brunswick, New Jersey
Club: FC Kansas City

Forwards

Height: 5'7"
Age: 26
Hometown: Palos Verdes Estates, California
Club: Chicago Red Stars
Height: 5'7"
Age: 25
Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona
Club: Western NY Flash
Height: 5'4"
Age: 28
Hometown: Lake Forest, California
Club: FC Kansas City
Height: 5'7"
Age: 25
Hometown: Diamond Bar, California
Club: Portland Thorns
Height: 5'11"
Age: 35
Hometown: Rochester, New York
Club: Unattached

Coach

Age: 48
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Coach since: May 2014

 

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