The American women’s goalkeeping throne has been held by Hope Solo for so long and so unquestioningly that it’s almost easy to forget there’s a raft of talented young prospects climbing up through the ranks.
Even now, a bevy of hugely impressive keepers are working their way up. And these are the top five.
Last week, we ran through the top five best U.S. boys prospects at every position based on a blend of current ability and future projections. You can find each of those articles below.
Today, with that series done and dusted, we officially move to the girls side of life. And we start with the top five goalkeepers.
A quick reminder — this series takes into account the top five young prospects currently eligible for a USYNT (read: U23 and down) who have yet to be capped by the full USWNT. Some of these players are pros, some are college keepers and some haven’t yet arrived from their club career. But all have the promise to one day earn a starting gig and wear the three-starred crest at a World Cup.
Here are the best of the best.