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Four Portland Thorns named to US Women's National Team for Tokyo Olympics

Crystal Dunn, Lindsey Horan, Adrianna Franch and Becky Sauerbrunn were named to the roster.
Credit: AP Photo/Amanda Loman
Portland Thorn's Becky Sauerbrunn and Kelli Hubly celebrate their team's 2-0 win over OL Reign following an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Portland, Ore. Portland Thorns won 2-0.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Four members of the Portland Thorns FC are headed to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics.

The U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) roster was announced Wednesday. It includes Thorns midfielders Crystal Dunn and Lindsey Horan, goalkeeper Adrianna Franch and defender Becky Sauerbrunn.

Sauerbrunn will play in her third Olympics. Dunn and Horan were named to the Olympic roster for the second time, and Franch was named to the roster for the first time.

Thorns midfielder Christine Sinclair was named to the Canada Women’s National Team roster for the fourth time.

In group play at the Olympics, the USWNT will face Sweden, New Zealand and Australia. The quarterfinals are set for July 30 and the semifinals on Aug. 2. The bronze medal match will take place on Aug. 5 and the gold medal match on Aug. 6.

U.S. roster:

  • Goalkeepers: Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
  • Defenders: Abby Dahlkemper (Manchester City), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit)
  • Midfielders: Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage)
  • Forwards: Tobin Heath (unattached), Carli Lloyd (Gotham), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (unattached), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign)