Georgia natives Kelley O’Hara and Morgan Brian will compete for the U.S. women’s national soccer team in the Rio Olympics.
O’Hara, a defender from Fayetteville, and Brian, a midfielder from St. Simons, were two of the 18 players selected to try to defend the gold medal won in 2012 in London. This is Brian’s first time making an Olympics team.
The U.S. will play New Zealand on Aug. 3, followed by France on Aug. 6 and Colombia on Aug. 9.
The remaining roster:
Goalkeepers (2): Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
Defenders (6): Whitney Engen (Boston Breakers), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
Midfielders (6): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
Forwards (4): Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado).
Ratings. The Washington Post's Steven Goff tweeted Atlanta was among top-10 TV markets for the finals of the European championships in Paris on Sunday. Portugal defeated France 1-0 in the title game. The top 10 markets were: New York, Providence, Miami, San Diego, San Francisco, Atlanta, Raleigh, D.C., Hartford and Boston.