The Washington Post

No. 1 Alyssa Naeher


Goalkeeper | Age: 31

Hometown: Stratford, Conn.

Club: Chicago Red Stars

Internatio­nal appearance­s: 46

Shutouts: 25

The primary starter since late 2016, Hope Solo’s former understudy will start in a major tournament for the first time and attempt to step out of her predecesso­r’s large shadow. She is a solid shot-blocker and good with her feet, allowing the team to initiate attacks from the back.

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