U.S. Soccer

2016 SheBelieves Cup

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Breaking Down the WNT’s Top 10 Goals of 2016

In 2016, the U.S. Women’s National Team scored 92 goals so choosing a Top 10 was not an easy task. We selected our "Top 10 Goals of 2016" based on the quality of the goal, the skill of the finish, the importance of the goal and a dash of sentimental value (#ThanksHAO). Tell us, which is your favorite WNT goal of 2016? Did your favorite make the list?

1. Alex Morgan vs. Germany (SheBelieves Cup; March 9): The game-tying goal brought the USA back into the game after an early strike from Germany’s Anja Mittag had given the European Champions the lead in the de facto SheBelieves Cup Final. Meghan Klingenberg evaded a defender near midfield and lofted a ball over the top of the German defense down the left side into the path of the sprinting Morgan. She let the ball bounce twice, as she muscled out a first defender, before deftly lifting it over Saskia Bartusiak with her left foot and ripping a right-footed shot into the net in two fluid steps. The importance of the goal, the level of difficulty and the skill and style with which she finished takes the top spot in 2016.

2. Carli Lloyd vs. Switzerland (International Friendly; Oct. 23): Lloyd has scored 96 goals in her career including quite a few spectacular strikes from distance, but it’s safe to say this should be among her best. While nothing may ever top her midfield shot in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final, this rocket against Switzerland comes close. Some swift interplay between Andi Sullivan, Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara resulted in Lloyd receiving a pass from O’Hara and advancing toward the Switzerland goal. Lloyd crushed a lightning bolt strike from 27 yards out for a finish that spurred FOX’s play-by-play announcer Glenn Davis to describe as “hit with no regard for humanity.” It was the equalizing to make it 1-1 in what would be a 5-1 U.S. victory.

3. Crystal Dunn vs. England (SheBelieves Cup; March 3): Dunn had a terrific year for the USA. She scored 14 goals, including her five-goal performance against Puerto Rico, and also scored her first Olympic goal. But it was her game-winning tally against England at the SheBelieves Cup that stood out. After a competitive first half between two of the top teams in the world, Dunn came in as a substitute in the second half. The goal came after Meghan Klingenberg did some nice work on the ball to the left of the penalty area and then slipped a pass between two England defenders for Dunn, who took two touches into the left corner of the box and then ripped a shot into the top right corner for an incredible finish in the 1-0 U.S. victory.

4. Christen Press vs. Costa Rica (Olympic Qualifying; Feb. 10): Press is a prodigious goal scorer. In 80 games with the WNT, she has scored 41 goals, which includes 12 in 2016. There was one however that stood tall amongst the rest as it required a high level of poise and skill. In the opening game of CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying, Tobin Heath found Press with a cross into the penalty area from the left side. With her back to the goal, and just outside the six-yard box, she settled the ball with the outside of her right foot away from a defender, spun around and finished into the roof of the net on the left side. Classy finish and classic Press.

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WNT Dec 2, 2016

USA Sweeps Through Inaugural SheBelieves Cup

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WNT's Magnificent March

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Three Players, 22 Goals: Alex Morgan

Only nine games deep into 2016, the U.S. Women’s National Team has already qualified for the Olympics, won the 2016 SheBelieves Cup, which featured four of the top five teams in the world, and compiled an unblemished 9-0-0 record while outscoring opponents 32-1. Three players have played major roles in the scoring output as forwards Alex Morgan and Crystal Dunn, and midfielder Carli Lloyd, Read more
WNT Mar 21, 2016

Morgan, Solo and the USA Sweep Awards at 2016 SheBelieves Cup

The U.S. Women’s National Team was crowned 2016 SheBelieves Cup champions on March 9 after a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Germany at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. The SheBelieves Cup, like most world-class competitions, featured low scoring matches where just one goal or one save could make difference between winning, tying or losing. This proved especially true for the USA in the case Read more
WNT Mar 11, 2016

Gallery: WNT Crowned 2016 SheBelieves Cup Champion

The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Germany 2-1 to win the 2016 SheBelieves Cup on Wednesday night at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. Down 1-0 in the first half after a 29th-minute goal from Germany’s Anja Mittag, the USA scored twice in the period to take the lead. Alex Morgan tallied in the 35th and Samantha Mewis scored the title-clenching goal six minutes later in her first Read more
WNT Mar 10, 2016

USA Defeats Germany 2-1 to Win 2016 SheBelieves Cup

BOCA RATON, Florida (March 9, 2016) – The U.S. Women’s National Team scored two goals in a span of six minutes to defeat Germany 2-1 and win the 2016 SheBelieves Cup in front of a record crowd of 13,501 at FAU Stadium. The USA finished atop the tournament standings with wins against three of the top five teams in the world. The crowd of 13,501 set a new record for an all-women&rsquo Read more
WNT Mar 9, 2016

Lineup Notes: WNT Seeks 2016 SheBelieves Cup Title Against Germany

2016 SheBelieves Cup USA vs. Germany || March 9, 2016 FAU Stadium – Boca Raton, Fla. Live Broadcast: ESPN 3 Tonight’s U.S. WNT Starting XI vs. Germany: 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger, 6-Whitney Engen, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 7-Meghan Klingenberg; 3-Samantha Mewis, 14-Morgan Brian, 12-Christen Press, 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.), 16-Crystal Dunn; 13-Alex Morgan Subs: 2-Mallory Pugh, 5-Kelley O'Hara, Read more
WNT Mar 9, 2016

The Meaning Behind the SheBelieves Cup Trophy

The first iteration of every tournament requires the organizer to determine the format, participants, venues, and of course, the grand prize. The 2016 SheBelieves Cup not only allows U.S. fans the opportunity to watch the world’s top-ranked women’s national teams compete, but also leverages success stories from women in sports, business, arts and beyond, that inspire young generations Read more
WNT Mar 9, 2016

Highlights: Alex Morgan Lifts the USA Past France in First SheBelieves Cup

The #USWNT took on France in Nashville as part of the 2016 #SheBelieves Cup. Read more
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Match Preview: USA Faces Germany for SheBelieves Cup Title Tonight - 7:30 p.m. ET | ESPN3

The U.S. Women’s National Team will face Germany in the third and final match of the 2016 SheBelieves Cup, which will serve as a de facto championship game as both teams won their first two matches of the tournament. The USA needs to win to take the tournament title while Germany just needs a tie, as both teams are tied on points and goal difference, but Germany is ahead on the next tie-brea Read more
WNT Mar 8, 2016

Germany Secures 2-1 Comeback Win vs. England in SheBelieves Cup

NASHVILLE (March 6, 2016) – The Germany Women’s National Team came back from a goal down to defeat the England Women’s National Team 2-1, scoring twice in a seven-minute span near the end of the match to pull out the victory. Forward Toni Duggan staked England to an early 1-0 lead when she tallied in the 9th minute. The goal came off a free kick from Alex Greenwood that was clea Read more
WNT Mar 6, 2016

WNT Defeats France 1-0 at SheBelieves Cup on Stoppage Time Goal From Alex Morgan in Front of Record Crowd in Nashville

NASHVILLE (March 6, 2016) – A dramatic stoppage-time goal from Alex Morgan lifted the U.S. Women’s National Team past France 1-0 in front of a record crowd of 25,363 at Nissan Stadium. It was the USA’s second 1-0 win in its second match of the SheBelieves Cup after defeating England on March 3. The USA currently sits atop the tournament standings with six points. The crowd of 2 Read more
WNT Mar 6, 2016

Lineup Notes: WNT Continues SheBelieves Cup Against France

2016 SheBelieves Cup USA vs. France || March 6, 2016 Nissan Stadium – Nashville, Tennessee Live Broadcast: ESPN 3 Tonight’s U.S. WNT Starting XI vs. France: 1-Hope Solo; 5-Kelley O'Hara, 8-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (capt.), 7-Meghan Klingenberg; 14-Morgan Brian, 22-Lindsey Horan, 17-Tobin Heath, 10-Carli Lloyd, 2-Mallory Pugh; 13-Alex Morgan Subs: 3-Samantha Mewis, 6-Whitney E Read more
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Gallery: WNT Trains in Nashville Ahead of France Matchup

The U.S. WNT trained at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday evening ahead of its matchup with France on March 6 (2 p.m. CT; ESPN 3). The team also received a special visit from Internet sensation Doug The Pug, who is a big fan of the team and now, also an unofficial member of the U.S. backline.  Read more
WNT Mar 6, 2016

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
WNT vs Germany 2-1 W FAU Stadium; Boca Raton, Fla. 13,501 Morgan, Mewis
WNT vs France 1-0 W Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tenn. 25,363 Morgan
WNT vs England 1-0 W Raymond James Stadium; Tampa Bay, Fla. 13,027 Dunn

2016 SheBelieves Cup

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
D 5-5 Upland, Calif. Seattle Reign 0/0
M 5-7 St. Simons Island, Ga. Houston Dash 63/6
F 5-1 Rockville Centre, N.Y. Washington Spirit 45/18
D 5-8 Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. Boston Breakers 40/4
GK 5-9 Satellite Beach, Fla. Orlando Pride 11/0
M 5-6 Basking Ridge, N.J. Portland Thorns FC 128/18
D 5-4 Denver, Colo. Western New York Flash 8/0
M 5-9 Golden, Colo. Portland Thorns FC 30/3
D 5-7 Mesa, Ariz. Chicago Red Stars 45/8
D 5-2 Gibsonia, Pa. Portland Thorns FC 70/3
D 5-6 Dumfries, Va. Orlando Pride 96/1
M 5-8 Delran, N.J. Houston Dash 232/96
M 6-0 Hanson, Mass. Western New York Flash 18/4
F 5-7 Diamond Bar, Calif. Orlando Pride 120/73
GK 5-9 Bridgeport, Conn. Chicago Red Stars 10/0
D 5-5 Fayetteville, Ga. Sky Blue FC 91/2
M 5-5 East Brunswick, N.J. FC Kansas City 231/47
F 5-7 Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. Chicago Red Stars 80/41
F 5-5 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Real Colorado 17/4
D 5-7 St. Louis, Mo. FC Kansas City 119/0
GK 5-9 Richland, Wash. Seattle Reign FC 202/0
D 5-7 Marietta, Ga. Portland Thorns FC 12/0

2016 SheBelieves Cup

Lauren Barnes

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Upland, Calif.

Club:
Seattle Reign

Morgan Brian

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
St. Simons Island, Ga.

Club:
Houston Dash

Crystal Dunn

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-1

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Club:
Washington Spirit

Whitney Engen

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.

Club:
Boston Breakers

Ashlyn Harris

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Satellite Beach, Fla.

Club:
Orlando Pride

Tobin Heath

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Basking Ridge, N.J.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Jaelene Hinkle

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Denver, Colo.

Club:
Western New York Flash

Lindsey Horan

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Golden, Colo.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Julie Johnston

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Meghan Klingenberg

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-2

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Gibsonia, Pa.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Ali Krieger

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Dumfries, Va.

Club:
Orlando Pride

Carli Lloyd

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Delran, N.J.

Club:
Houston Dash

Samantha Mewis

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-0

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Hanson, Mass.

Club:
Western New York Flash

Alex Morgan

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Diamond Bar, Calif.

Club:
Orlando Pride

Alyssa Naeher

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Bridgeport, Conn.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Kelley O'Hara

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Fayetteville, Ga.

Club:
Sky Blue FC

Heather O'Reilly

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
East Brunswick, N.J.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Christen Press

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Mallory Pugh

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Club:
Real Colorado

Becky Sauerbrunn

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Hope Solo

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Richland, Wash.

Club:
Seattle Reign FC

Emily Sonnett

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
United States  3 3 0 0 4 1 3 9
Germany  3 2 1 0 4 2 2 6
England
3 0
2 1
2
4 -2 1
France
3 0
2 1
0
2 -2 1

Group A

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
March 3, 2016 Germany vs. France
1-0
Raymond James Stadium; Tampa Bay, Fla.
March 3, 2016 United States vs. England
1-0
Raymond James Stadium; Tampa Bay, Fla.
March 6, 2016 United States vs. France
1-0
Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tenn.
March 6, 2016 Germany vs. England 3-2 Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tenn.
March 9, 2016 France vs. England
0-0
FAU Stadium; Boca Raton, Fla.
March 9, 2016 United States vs. Germany
2-1
FAU Stadium; Boca Raton, Fla.

Format: The winner of the tournament will be based on total points (three for a win, one for a tie), with the tie-breakers in order of: best goal difference then total goals scored, head-to-head record and finally, FIFA ranking.

U.S. Women's National Team - 2016 SheBelieves Cup Stats

Record: 3-0-0 

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Barnes, Lauren D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Brian, Morgan M 3 3 270 0 0 0 0/0
Dunn, Crystal F 3 1 90 1 0 2 0/0
Engen, Whitney D 3 1 92 0 0 0 0/0
Harris, Ashlyn  GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Heath, Tobin M 3 2 210 0 0 0 0/0
Hinkle, Jaelene  D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Horan, Lindsey M 3 2 176 0 0 0 0/0
Johnston, Julie D 3 1 102 0 0 0 0/0
Klingenberg, Meghan D 3 3 268 0 2 2 0/0
Krieger, Ali D 2 1 90 0 0 0 0/0
Lloyd, Carli M 3 3 270 0 0 0 0/0
Mewis, Sam  M 1 1 60 1 0 2 0/0
Morgan, Alex F 3 3 279 2 0 4 0/0
Naeher, Alyssa  GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
O'Hara, Kelley D 3 2 174 0 0 0 0/0
O'Reilly, Heather  M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Press, Christen F 3 1 94 0 0 0 0/0
Pugh, Mallory F 3 2 185 0 1 1 0/0
Sauerbrunn, Becky D 3 3 270 0 0 0 0/0
Solo, Hope GK 3 3 270 0 0 0 0/0
Sonnett, Emily D 1 1 90 0 0 0 0/0
Own Goal 0
Totals
3 3 270 4 3 11 0/0
Opponent Totals
3 3 270 1 1 3 5/0

2016 SheBelieves Cup Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Harris, Ashlyn  0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
Naeher, Alyssa  0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
Solo, Hope 3 3 270 4 1 2 0.33 3-0-0
Totals 3 3 270 4 1 2 0.33 3-0-0
Opponent Totals 3 3 270 1 4 0 1.33 0-3-0

Updated through March 10, 2016

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