Christie Rampone open to fifth Olympics in 2016, age record

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U.S. soccer captain Christie Rampone isn’t ruling out a run for the Rio 2016 Olympics and a chance to become the oldest Olympic soccer player ever.

“If my body holds up I’ll be there,” she said, according to The Equalizer. “We’ll see how it goes.”

Rampone, who won her second World Cup on Sunday, is already the oldest U.S. Olympic women’s soccer player ever (37 at London 2012) and the only Olympic soccer player, man or woman, with four medals (three gold, one silver).

If she makes the team for Rio next year, at age 41, she will pass Brazilian Meg as the oldest Olympic soccer player ever, according to sports-reference.com.

But Rampone’s task is complicated by the fact that Olympic soccer rosters are 18 players, versus 23 for the just-completed World Cup.

In the World Cup, Rampone played a total of 14 minutes, sixth most among players listed as defenders on the U.S. roster. The U.S. listed six defenders on its 2012 Olympic roster.

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