Becky Sauerbrunn joins teammate and friend Kelley O’Hara to discuss her historic career anchoring the USWNT defense. Becky and Kelley start by reflecting on the national team’s final match of 2020 against the Netherlands, before jumping back in time to re-trace Becky’s journey from being her older brothers’ guinea pig to becoming the first-ever president of the USWNT Players Association. Becky discusses what it means to be an introverted leader on a team full of extroverts, how she’s overcome the doubts of certain national team coaches, the work ethic that led her to win four NWSL Defender of the Year awards, and what made the 2019 World Cup a tournament like no other.


  • 2x World Cup Champion (2015, 2019)
  • Olympic gold medalist (2012)
  • 2x NWSL Champion (2014, 2015)
  • 4x NWSL Defender of the Year (2013, 2014, 2015, 2019)
  • 7x NWSL Best XI (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • USWNT Players Association President


  • The Journey: Becky Sauerbrunn (U.S. Soccer)
  • Becky Sauerbrunn might be the best center back on the planet, but she says she’s not satisfied yet (The Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Becky Sauerbrunn named first USWNTPA president (ESPN)