18 Side-By-Sides Of Players In ’08 And ’18 Show Changing Face Of The USWNT

The USWNT is heading towards a World Cup year with a mixture of youth and experience, as these 10-year side-by-side photos show.

The USWNT’s latest January training camp had players aged 19 through 35 in attendance, and that blend of youth and experience will hold true at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France (qualification secured, God willing). It only follows that these footballers were at very different stages in their respective careers back in the heady days of 2008.

Here’s 18 USWNT players as they were 10 years ago in 2008 versus now. It’s been a wild ride for some, and a measurement of resolute consistency for others.

Alex Morgan '08 vs. '18
Alex Morgan: Then vs Now
@julieertzfc | @ussoccer_wnt | Twitter

Alex Morgan '08 vs. '18

Megan Rapinoe '08 vs. '18
Megan Rapinoe
@julieertzfc | @FIFA_Events | Twitter

Megan Rapinoe '08 vs. '18

Crystal Dunn '08 vs. '18
Crystal Dunn
@TheNCCourage | Twitter

Crystal Dunn '08 vs. '18

Christen Press '08 vs. '18
Christen Press
@julieertzfc | @melisportphoto | Twitter

Christen Press '08 vs. '18

Carli Lloyd '08 vs. '18
Carli Lloyd
@CarliLloyd | Twitter

Carli Lloyd '08 vs. '18

Julie Ertz '08 vs. '18
Julie Ertz
@Sereno_Soccer | @USWNTADDICT17 | Twitter

Julie Ertz '08 vs. '18

Lindsey Horan '08 vs. '18
Lindsey Horan
@ColoradoRush | Twitter

Lindsey Horan '08 vs. '18

Meghan Klingenberg '08 vs. '18
Meghan Klingenberg
@julieertzfc | @nickk829 | Twitter

Meghan Klingenberg '08 vs. '18

Kelley O'Hara '08 vs. '18
Kelley O'Hara
@CarlitaS07 | Twitter

Kelley O'Hara '08 vs. '18

Alyssa Naeher '08 vs. '18
Alyssa Naeher
@ussoccer_wnt | Twitter

Alyssa Naeher '08 vs. '18

Ashlyn Harris '08 vs. '18
Ashlyn Harris
@Barra_Flozmin | Twitter

Ashlyn Harris '08 vs. '18

Becky Sauerbrunn '08 vs. '18
Becky Sauerbrunn
@EqualizerSoccer | Twitter

Becky Sauerbrunn '08 vs. '18

Morgan Brian '08 vs. '18
Morgan Brian
@willy_pasche | Twitter

Morgan Brian '08 vs. '18

Tobin Heath '08 vs. '18
Tobin Heath
@julieertz | @ussoccer_wnt | Twitter

Tobin Heath '08 vs. '18

Sydney Leroux '08 vs. '18
Sydney Leroux
@VisitKC | Twitter

Sydney Leroux '08 vs. '18

Ali Kreiger '08 vs. '18
Ali Kreiger
@almondetta | Twitter

Ali Kreiger '08 vs. '18

Sam Mewis '08 vs. '18
Sam Mewis
@WosoVisuals | Twitter

Sam Mewis '08 vs. '18

Allie Long '08 vs. '18
Allie Long
@WosoVisuals | Twitter

Allie Long '08 vs. '18