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11 Reasons To Join Team America This Summer

The heart and soul of the U.S. Women's National Team are the women who play for it. See the U.S. Women's Soccer Team give it their all starting June 6 on FOX Sports 1.

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2. Hope Solo

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Hope grew from being "this tiny, skinny beanpole" and "a dorky kid with braces" to become "the best goalkeeper in the world." In the 2011 Women's World Cup, Hope was one of four players on the American team who played every minute of the game. She won the Golden Glove as the top goalkeeper of the Women's World Cup.

4. Sydney Leroux

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Sydney was raised in Canada, but when she moved to the United States as a teenager, she immediately made it her goal to join the U.S. Women’s National Team. Wanting her first tattoo at 14, she made a bet with her mom: If Sydney scored 10 goals at Nationals, she could get a tattoo. She did, and her mom agreed to her end of the deal. Sydney’s first tattoo was a soccer ball on her back.

6. Carli Lloyd

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Carli holds the Women's National Team scoring record for players who only play as midfielder. Despite such successes, Carli believes that training like you're an underdog is what leads to becoming the champion.

7. Tobin Heath

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She's been a member of the last three world championship squads and is one of Team USA's most dynamic dribblers. Tobin is very much a free spirit. Because of her crazy schedule, she says it didn’t make sense “to be paying rent somewhere.” So, in her off time, Tobin bounces from place to place to stay with “a warm community of family and friends” in between games.

8. Becky Sauerbrunn

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A proud member of Team USA's "Nerd Squad," Becky is a voracious reader and plans day trips in all the countries the team visits. She uses these trips to learn about the culture of a place and increase her understanding of the world. For Becky, "education is a continuing thing."

9. Kelley O'Hara

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Kelley went from being a person who never liked to leave home for long to becoming someone who traveled the world with the National team. The experience opened her eyes to what the rest of the world was like.

10. Ali Krieger

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In 2006, while playing in college, Ali broke her leg. Complications after her surgery led to a near-death experience for her. It was unclear if she could ever play on the professional level, or even play at all. Ali knows how fortunate she is to have come through that experience and become a member of the Women’s National Team. She intends to give it her all.

11. Julie Johnston

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Julie started playing soccer because her sister did, and she wanted to do everything her sister could do. It led to her having a soccer partner to practice with. When her elementary teacher asked the class to write down who they were, she wrote “soccer player.” She says she didn’t know what else to write. The game has been a part of her life for that long.

Watch the U.S. Women's National Team come together to represent the red, white, and blue, starting June 6 on FOX Sports 1.

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