The USWNT tapped Ted Lasso to announce its highly-anticipated roster for the Tokyo Olympics

Megan Rapinoe
Megan Rapinoe. AP Photo/Francisco Seco

The US Women’s National Team’s highly-anticipated Olympics roster has finally dropped.

And the top-ranked team on the planet enlisted everybody’s favorite soccer coach to help announce the players picked to make the trip to Tokyo.

Jason Sudeikis took over the official USWNT Twitter account as Ted Lasso – the beloved character from the eponymous hit television show – to reveal the 18-person roster with his partner-in-crime, Coach Beard.

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Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso. Apple TV Plus

Together, the coaching pair discussed Rose Lavelle’s resemblence to Daisy from “Downton Abbey,” the perils of rewarding Megan Rapinoe with just one golden boot, and whether or not Alex Morgan’s Lasso-inspired National Women’s Soccer League goal celebration actually stemmed from a satellite camera at AFC Richmond practice.

Eventually, Lasso and Beard got through all 18 players and announced the alternates. They even had time to offer USWNT head coach Vlatko Andonovski some advice:

“Every time they kick the ball, it’s not coming at you,” Lasso said. “You don’t always have to duck.”

Check out the full clip below:

-U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 23, 2021