The USWNT Is Ready For Rio

Are you?

Following all the hype and excitement from last summer’s Women’s World Cup Championship win, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team is still riding high. They dominated international competition in a series of exhibition games (known as “friendlies”) throughout the year, used their voices and platform to fight for equal pay, and inspired billions of young, female athletes in the process. And despite losing the talents, experience and leadership of Abby Wambach, as well as starter and fan-favorite, Megan Rapinoe, to an ACL injury, the team is ready to repeat their success in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

Curve spoke with Rapinoe a few weeks ago and she was still unsure if she was going to make it to Rio. But after the final roster was announced, Rapinoe’s name was on it. And she hasn’t been able to hide her excitement:

A Fullscreen docuseries called Keeping Score plans to follow Rapinoe, Hope Solo and Crystal Dunn throughout the duration of the Games, giving fans an inside look into their Rio experience. According to, the series plans to use self-shot footage from all three players, allowing for behind-the-scenes looks into their personal lives, interactions and training regiments.

Keeping Score will premier August 3 on the Fullscreen video app, which launched in April of this year. The 2016 Rio Olympics start August 5.

If the docuseries is as entertaining as Rapinoe’s Twitter feed, then we’re all in for a treat.

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