CSN Mid-Atlantic's Sebastian Salazar is at the Rio Olympics covering the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team. He'll be sharing regular updates from Brazil via CSNmidatlantic.com and on Twitter (@SebiSalazarCSN) and Facebook (facebook.com/SebiSalazarCSN).
Olympic women's soccer kicks off tonight as the U.S. takes on New Zealand in Belo Horizante (6 p.m., NBCSN).
To preview the field in the Rio, CSN's Sebastian Salazar spoke with Washington Spirit midfielder Tori Huster and midfielder/defender Joanna Lohman. After all, no one knows women's soccer like the players themselves.
Huster and Lohman count five Olympians among their Spirit teammates: U.S. Women's National Team members Ali Krieger and Crystal Dunn, as well as Canadians Shelina Zadorsky, Diana Mathesonin and Stephanie Labbe.
NWSL competition also familiarizes them with other Olympians around the league, which will send 38 of its players to Rio in total.
Huster and Lohman started their analysis with a breakdown of the USWNT attackers.
Next, they discussed the American midfield and defense.
And last, but not least, the Spirit teammates shared their impressions of the rest of the Olympic field.