Every member of the 13-player roster took part in the team’s run to the World League Super Final. Ten of them are holdovers from the team that won gold at the most recent Pan American Games in 2019, and five return from the 2016 Rio Games. U.S. men have never won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in official competition; the team’s lone gold came in 1904 when water polo was still a demonstration sport. The U.S. men have won three silver medals since, most recently in 2008.
Here’s a closer look at the team trying to bring home a historic first Olympic gold medal.