The GIST: Sorry to the Mariners and the still-undefeated Sounders, but we have the Olympics on our mind.
⚽️OL Reign: To no surprise, Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle headline the U.S. Olympic squad. We’ll also see an OL Reign athlete on Team Canada: Quinn was named to their second Olympics and will be one of the few openly trans athletes to compete at the Games. Proud.
- The Reign’s match on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT against NJ/NY Gotham FC will likely be the last NWSL action for ’Pinoe and Rose before the USWNT Send-Off Series starts on July 1st. It’ll () be a hot one.
- Katie Lou Samuelson is also Tokyo-bound, but as part of the instead.
- Adding it all up, half of the Storm’s roster are Olympians: four Americans and . Yes, the defending WNBA champs are stacked, but we already knew that.
🏃♂️Track & Field: Ah, steeplechase, track & field’s closest cousin to . Allie Ostrander from the Seattle-based ’ pro team will race in the 3000m steeplechase final of the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials at 11:47 p.m. ET/8:47 p.m. PT tonight.