The jury is still out on how successful the U.S. women’s national team was in 2021.
On one hand, head coach Vlatko Andonovski and company added to the trophy cabinet with the SheBelieves Cup but underachieved on the Olympic stage with a Bronze medal.
In all, the Americans finished with a 17W-2L-5D line and put up a whopping 76 goals in the last 12 months, leaving behind a handful that are worthy of rewatching.
The year offered everything from team legend Carli Lloyd signing off with the third-most goals all-time, to upcoming stars like Catarina Macario, Sophia Smith, and Andi Sullivan notching their first-ever.
Here we will take a look at the best goals on display from the USWNT, and with 76 to review, rest assured that we know there is plenty of room for debate.
Our final Top 10 takes into account the degree of difficulty of the goal, and the importance of the goal. There were some important goals that didn’t make the cut though, as we looked to ensure that some of the best actual finishes made it onto the list.
Here are SBI’s Top 10 USWNT Goals of 2021:
1. Megan Rapinoe vs. Australia
2. Christen Press vs. Brazil
3. Lindsey Horan vs. Mexico
4. Tobin Heath vs. Mexico
5. Catarina Macario vs Paraguay
6. Rose Lavelle vs Paraguay
7. Carli Lloyd vs Australia
8. Samantha Mewis vs Netherlands
9. Christen Press vs. Nigeria
10. Alex Morgan vs. Argentina
What did you think of the selections? Which USWNT goal was your favorite in 2021? Which goal didn’t make the list that you feel deserved to be included?