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Meet the 23 players on US squad at Women’s World Cup [VIDEO]

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Before we busy ourselves with watching all the action in Canada, let’s take some time to meet the 23 women who will be representing the United States for the 2015 Women’s World Cup in U.S. Soccer’s “One Nation. One Team. 23 Stories”. This unique group of women sit down in front of the camera to tell us where they come from, how they got to the National Team and some even show us their game faces.

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Abby Wambach
Abby Wambach was the youngest of seven children from Rochester, New York and shares the crushing defeat she suffered her senior year of high school and how it shaped her into the fierce competitor she is today.

Megan Rapinoe
As a twin and expert crawdad fisher, Megan Rapinoe shares the easiest way to catch crawdads as well as how she looks for her mom in big crowded games.

Morgan Brian
Morgan Brian is the youngest member of the USWNT and shares the story of being cut from the Olympic Development Program team.

Carli Lloyd
A native New Jerseyan, Carli Lloyd talks about growing up in a small town and how, despite traveling the world, New Jersey will always be her home.

Heather O’Reilly
Heather O’Reilly talks about her famous “game face”, it’s origins and the state of mind she enters when playing a big game.

Lauren Holiday
After going through open-heart surgery, Lauren Holiday became a determined and fierce competitor thanks in part to her brother. Beginning her national career at 17, Holiday has grown up with the team and looks forward to being a leader.

Hope Solo
Despite knowing early in her life that she wanted to be a professional soccer player, Hope Solo had no idea that she would become the legendary goal-keeper she is today and shares the struggles she went through to accept her role between the posts.

Sydney Leroux
After making a bet with her mom at the age of 14 for a tattoo if she scored 10 goals, Sydney Leroux shares her story of scoring 13 goals and earning her first tattoo.

Christie Rampone
The longtime captain and member of the USWNT, Christie Rampone shares what it was like to receive the unlikely Captain’s armband and how rising to the challenge made her a better player and leader.

Becky Sauerbrunn
A member of the USWNT’s “Nerd Squad” Becky Sauderbrunn shares stories of traveling with her teammates and how educated drives her.

Kelley O’Hara
A true Southerner growing up in Georgia, Kelley O’Hara shares how difficult it was for her to leave home, but how grateful she is that she had the unique experience of being on the USWNT youth teams.

Whitney Engen
Whitney Engen shares stories from her fun and entertaining childhood and how her competitive family shaped her into the player she is today.

Shannon Boxx
Getting ready to play in her fourth World Cup, Shannon Boxx shares how living with a serious autoimmune disease like Lupus has made her a better and stronger person.

Amy Rodriguez
Despite having her first child, and then being traded to a new club, Amy Rodriguez is ready to play and shares how these experiences motivated her even more to get back to the USWNT.

Lori Chalupny
Lori Chalupny might be shy, but she talks about traveling with the youth USWNT and how leaving St. Louis forced her out of her comfort zone and helped mold her into the competitor she is today.

Tobin Heath
A “free spirit”, Tobin Heath talks about how her personality shapes her game and how she feels she’s exactly where she’s supposed to be.

Meghan Klingenberg
“Kling” might be small but she is tough, with a third-degree blackbelt in taekwondo Kling is as comfortable with nunchucks as she is with a soccer ball.

Christen Press
Christen Press had a difficult journey as a professional soccer player, but she never let that take her away from her dreams – to play with the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Alex Morgan
Going from the youngest player on the 2011 World Cup roster to an experienced and confident player, Alex Morgan is ready to share her experiences and help add another star to the USWNT crest.

Ali Krieger
Overcoming multiple blood clots and a near death experience in college, Ali Krieger shares her tumultuous story and how it led her to a spot on the USWNT.

Alyssa Naeher
Alyssa Naeher shares the story of playing with her twin sister and how playing together helped shaped her as a competitor.

Julie Johnston
Growing up in Arizona, Julie Johnston talks about how her sister motivated her to become a not only a soccer player; but the best soccer player she could be.

Ashlyn Harris
Ashlyn Harris shares her story of how her tough childhood made her a tough player and never afraid to stand up for herself.

 

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