The Americans are still favorites, but France and Germany are close behind.
The group stage of the tournament began June 7 and will run through June 20, before going to the knockout rounds.
Of the 23 players selected, only five made the USWNT roster without previously playing in a major tournament.
The United States is vying for its fourth World Cup championship, which would set a record for the tournament.
We take a look at the national team's dominance on the World Cup stage and some of the key players that are approaching milestones.
We take a detailed look at the USA's journey through the CONCACAF Championship, which served as the qualifying tournament for the World Cup.
Lavelle suffered a hamstring injury during her second game with the USWNT and dealt with several setbacks as she recovered.
After representing the United States for 13-plus years, Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe find ways to teach and inspire the young stars.
Now that Rapinoe has 153 international appearances behind her, she said she has more capacity to mentor the younger players.