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Carli Lloyd, Kailen Sheridan, and Evelyne Viens Named to National Teams for Tokyo Olympic Games

By Gotham FC, 06/23/21, 2:00PM EDT


HARRISON, N.J. (June 23, 2021) – NJ/NY Gotham FC of the National Women’s Soccer League announced today that Carli Lloyd, Kailen Sheridan, and Evelyne Viens were named to the 2020 Olympic Women’s Soccer rosters for the United States and Canada respectively.

With the call up, forward Carli Lloyd makes her fourth Olympic Team, tying former captain and 2021 National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee Christie Pearce for the most in USWNT history. Lloyd will turn 39 on July 16 just prior to the start of the Olympics, making her the oldest-ever U.S. Women’s Soccer Olympian.

Lloyd was recently called up to national duty during the June FIFA international window where she appeared in all three matches of the Summer Series. She scored her 125th goal in the opening minute of the match against Jamaica on June 13, making her the oldest player to score for the National Team. Days later in the final match against Nigeria, Lloyd added her 63rd career assist in 304 appearances.

The U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer team will play in a Send-Off Series presented by Visa against Mexico in East Hartford, Conn. on July 1 (7:00 p.m. ET on FS1) and July 5 (5:00 p.m. ET on ESPN) at Pratt and Whitney Stadium. Following the Send-Off Series, the U.S. will open Group G play on July 21 against Sweden at Tokyo Stadium.

U.S. Women’s Olympic Soccer Team Schedule

Monday, July 21

United States vs. Sweden – Tokyo Stadium; Tokyo, Japan, 4:30 a.m. ET

Thursday, July 24

New Zealand vs. United States – Saitama Stadium; Saitama, Japan, 7:30 a.m. ET

Sunday, July 27

United States vs. Australia – Ibaraki Kashima Stadium; Saitama, Japan, 1:00 a.m. ET

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan and forward Evelyne Viens were named to their first Olympic Team by Canada Soccer. Sheridan traveled as an alternate to the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.

Most recently, Sheridan and Viens were called into camp for two June international friendlies against the Czech Republic and Brazil in Cartagena, Spain. Sheridan earned her seventh clean sheet in 11 appearances for the National Team in a scoreless draw against Brazil on June 14. After earning her first call up in February 2021 for the SheBelieves Cup, Viens continues to see minutes under new Head Coach Bev Priestman. She appeared in both June matches and has now recorded two goals in just seven appearances.

The defending bronze medalists from the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games will begin Group E play on Monday, July 21 when the team faces host Japan at Sapporo Stadium.

Canada Women’s Olympic Soccer Team Schedule

Monday, July 21           

Japan vs. Canada – Sapporo Stadium; Sapporo, Japan, 6:30 a.m. ET

Thursday, July 24

Chile vs. Canada – Sapporo Stadium; Sapporo, Japan, 3:30 a.m. ET

Sunday, July 27

Canada vs. Great Britain – Kashima Stadium; Kashima, Japan, 7:00 a.m. ET


About NJ/NY Gotham FC:
Originally named Sky Blue FC, the Club underwent a major rebrand in April 2021 and officially changed its name to NJ/NY Gotham FC. Representing New Jersey and New York, the Club plays its National Women’s Soccer League home matches at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. The Club has been part of the NWSL since the league launched in 2013. Founded in 2007, Gotham FC originally debuted as Jersey Sky Blue in the W-League of United Soccer Leagues. The Club won its first trophy as Sky Blue FC in 2009 after winning the inaugural Women’s Professional Soccer championship. Most recently, Gotham FC played in the 2021 Challenge Cup Final against the Portland Thorns, the Club’s first ever championship appearance in NWSL competition.

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