The 2023 World Cup ended far too soon for the United States women's national team. Fortunately for them, that's in the past, and they won't have to wait long for a chance to reassert themselves on the world stage.
Just one year separates the World Cup and the 2024 Olympics, which is great news for a USWNT group that will no doubt be motivated by their stunning last-16 exit in Australia and New Zealand. The program is very much feeling the ramifications of that exit, with Vlatko Andonovski's exit pushing the team into a new era, one that will begin without retired stars Megan Rapinoe and Julie Ertz.
No new coach has been named yet, but whoever takes over won't have a long runway to work with. They'll have just a few camps to get things together before the Olympics kick-off with a USWNT that should look pretty different compared to their World Cup squad.
Plenty of familiar faces will remain, of course, as you can't complete a total rebuild in a matter of months. However, the USWNT's young stars look ready to step up, with faces both new and familiar eager to make it onto the 18-player roster this summer.
With that mind, GOAL will be ranking each player's likelihood of making the roster all the way through to Paris 2024:
Previous update: September 26, 2023.