Press, Sauerbrunn and O'Hara Named to Olympic Qualifying Roster

UTAH ROYALS FC TRIO NAMED TO OLYMPIC QUALIFYING ROSTER

Press, Sauerbrunn, O’Hara Aim to Help USWNT Qualify for Seventh-Straight Olympic Games
 
SANDY, Utah – (Friday, January 17, 2019) – Following the conclusion of the annual-January camp, the Utah Royals FC trio of U.S. Women’s National Team veterans Christen PressKelley O’Hara and Becky Sauerbrunn, have been selected by Head Coach Vlatko Andonovski to represent the Red, White and Blue in their quest to qualify for the team’s seventh-straight Olympic Games. 

The USA opens the tournament, which will send its top two finishers to Japan, on Tuesday, January 28 against Haiti. The USA will then face Panama on Friday, January 31 before finishing Group A play against Costa Rica on Monday, February 3. All the U.S. group matches will kick off at 6:30 p.m. MT.

The team's round-robin matches will be played at BBVA Stadium in Houston, Texas. From there, the top two teams from each group will travel to Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California for the semifinal and championship match. The winners of each of the semifinal matches will automatically qualify for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. 

O’Hara and Sauerbrunn are each attempting to qualify for their third Olympics and win their second gold medal, having won the tournament in the 2012 when the Games were held in London. Meanwhile, Press is hoping to make the roster for her second Olympic Games. 

Across their USWNT careers, O’Hara has two goals and 17 assists in 125 appearances, Press has 51 goals and 31 assists in 130 matches and Sauerbrunn has seven assists in 171 appearances. 

Utah Royals FC season tickets are on sale now at UtahRoyalsFC.com or by calling 844.REAL.TIX. The club is preparing for the start of its third season in the National Women’s Soccer League. The club narrowly missed the postseason in each of its first two seasons and was second in the league in attendance during its first two seasons.
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