Best Ever USA Football Players (Part 1)

In three short decades, the American women’s national team has been establishing itself as the most significant force in the sport. Some of the greatest players in the world have adorned the blue, white, and red.

Still, most importantly, individual talent has contributed to the team’s success at the international level.

Honorable Mentions

1. Carin Jennings-Gabarra

She managed to score over 55 goals in more than 115 appearances, but Carin attained her most shining moments in the World Cup in 1991. The forward successfully achieved the Golden Ball for the best player of the tournament, working to net a hat trick from the semifinal. Later, she got a gold medal with the team in 1996.

2. Brandi Chastain

The all-around Chastain offered an iconic moment in the USWNT history, ripping off the jersey after clinching the World Cup in 1999. She notched up to 30 goals and over 25 assists in more than 190 caps, contributing not just as a midfielder but a defender.

3. Alex Morgan

Among the USWNT players to get 100 international goals, she has found the net’s back at two Olympics and two World Cups. At the Games in 2012 ― from which her national team was back home with a gold medal ― she managed to net a winner within the semifinal’s 123rd minute against Canada.

4. Carla Overbeck

Following a great career at North Carolina, she made over 150 appearances for the country. The central defender was an essential member of the World Cup-winning teams in 1991 and 1999 ― opening the shootout in 1999 with a goal.

5. Megan Rapinoe

She enters the World Cup in 2019 with over 100 combined goals as well as assists. Plus, the winger has offered an outstanding service. The most memorable pass of hers was from the World Cup in 2011.