USWNT Bids a Heartfelt Farewell To Lauren Holiday, Shannon Boxx & Lori Chalupny


The USWNT completed a 2-game series against Brazil over the weekend as a part of their continuing Victory Tour from the 2015 World Cup Win. The series was bittersweet with new, talented players joining the squad and three of the team's most successful players finishing up their International careers. Shannon Boxx played her last game in Seattle, which ended in a 1-1 draw with Brazil. The match was Boxx's 195th cap, and she ends her career as a World Champion and a 3-time Olympic champion. 


The game on Sunday in Orlando proved more successful for the U.S., with Alex Morgan scoring early in the first half and newcomers Crystal Dunn and Stephanie McCaffrey sealing the win 3-1. This was the last match for Lauren Holiday and Lori Chalupny, who are both World Cup and Olympic champions with 133 and 106 caps respectively. Holiday reflected on her tremendous career before the game: 

Everyone’s goal on this team is to leave this game better than they found it. I think my generation of players has done that, and I’m incredibly proud how this team has handled all the ups and downs along the way, all the while being so dedicated to improving women’s sports overall. This will be the greatest job I’ll ever have and I’m absolutely honored to have been a part of this team and this tradition.