With less than two weeks to go before their upcoming match with Sweden, U.S. Olympic women’s soccer team players on Saturday (July 10) trained in southern Japan’s Miyazaki city.
Despite the one-year delay for the Games, three-time Olympian Kelly O’Hara said the feeling is “familiar” as the team now has a “laser focus” on the game ahead.
The U.S. team, which captured the last of their four Olympic gold medals at the 2012 London Games, will open Group G play on July 21, two days before the Opening Ceremony, against Sweden at Tokyo Stadium. No spectators will be allowed due to restrictions aimed at curbing further coronavirus infections.
In June head coach Vlatko Andonovski said the team was “balanced, with many players who can play several positions”.