The co-captain of Team USA, Becky Sauerbrunn already has a pair of gold medals. She won gold with the U.S. in the London Olympics and led the team to win the 2015 FIFA World Cup. The University of Virginia graduate partnered with Julie Johnston to form a near impenetrable center back partnership at the World Cup, where the U.S. allowed just three goals in seven matches.
Defender of the Year in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) from 2013 to 2015, Sauerbrunn was the first player in history to win an NWSL award for three straight years. Sauerbrunn and Carli Lloyd were named co-captains in 2016 to lead Team USA to another gold medal.