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U-20 WNT Kicks Off 2019 with Three-Game Tournament in La Manga, Spain

CHICAGO (Feb. 19, 2019) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team will travel to La Manga, Spain from Feb. 24-March 6 to play its first three international matches of the year at the Women’s U-19 La Manga Tournament. It’s the U-20s’ second tournament after December’s Nike International Friendlies as the team continues in the early stages of the 2019-20 cycle w Read more
U-20 WNT Feb 19, 2019

Cindy Cone Voted New Vice President at 2019 U.S. Soccer AGM

CHICAGO (Feb. 16, 2019) – The U.S. Soccer Membership approved a range of appointments and proposals this weekend at the 2019 U.S. Soccer Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Scottsdale, Ariz. During the National Council Meeting, former U.S. Women’s National Team star Cindy Parlow Cone was elected Vice President, while technology executive Patti Hart was confirmed as an Independent Director Read more
WNT Feb 16, 2019
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USA Schedule Set for 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship

CHICAGO (Feb. 19, 2019) — The USA will face Canada, Barbados and Guatemala in Group F play at the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship from May 1-16 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Four teams from the tournament will advance to represent Concacaf at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru. Concacaf (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) conducted the final draw for the upcoming tournament today at its headquarters in Miami, Fla.

The U.S. will begin the tournament against Canada on May 2, take on Barbados on May 4 and finish group play versus Guatemala on May 6. After round-robin play, the top three teams in each group will advance to the 16-team knockout round from May 8-16, joined by four group winners from a preliminary qualifying round which will be played in March and April. The tournament’s four semifinalists will advance to October’s 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship

USA - Group F Schedule



Kickoff (ET)


May 2

USA vs. Canada


IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.

May 4

USA vs. Barbados


IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.

May 6

USA vs. Guatemala


IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.

The top four teams in the Concacaf U-17 rankings, Mexico, the USA, Honduras and Costa Rica were seeded for the draw. The full results of the championship draw are listed below:

Group E

Group F

Group G

Group H




Costa Rica





Trinidad and Tobago


El Salvador






Groups A, B, C and D will be contested as qualifying groups before the tournament proper begins on May 1, with each group winner advancing directly to the knockout round. Groups A and C will play March 16-25 and Groups B and D will follow from April 1-10, with all matches at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D


Dominican Republic


St. Kitts and Nevis


Antigua and Barbuda


Puerto RIco

Cayman Islands




U.S. Virgin Islands


St. Martin


St. Vincent and the Grenadines




IMG Academy is familiar territory for the U-17 MNT, who competes annually at the Nike International Friendlies in nearby Lakewood Ranch, Fla. and gathered in the area for a training camp last month.  IMG Academy was also home of the U.S. Soccer U-17 Residency Program from 1999 to 2017, an initiative that brought together the country’s best young players for full-time daily training with the U-17 MNT staff.

Six teams have already qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup thus far: host Peru, along with Australia, Japan, Korea Republic and Tajikistan, who qualified via the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship in Malaysia, as well as New Zealand from the 2018 OFC U-16 Championship in the Solomon Islands. The remaining 18 nations will qualify over the course of this year.  

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U-17 MNT Feb 19, 2019
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Four Finalists Selected in 2019 SheBelieves Hero Contest

CHICAGO (Feb. 19, 2018) – A panel of former U.S. WNT players has narrowed down the 2019 SheBelieves Hero contest to four finalists whose inspiring stories and determination made them stand out from the impressive field.

A SheBelieves Hero is a leader in their community, a confident and passionate individual who empowers others around her and actively works to make a difference.

We now need YOU to pick your favorite! Watch all four videos and vote for who you believe should be a SheBelieves Hero. The winner will be announced the week of Feb. 25.

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WNT Feb 19, 2019
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U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Announces Next A-Youth and B License Course Dates

CHICAGO (Feb. 15, 2019)—U.S. Soccer Coaching Education has determined the dates and locations for the next series of A-Youth and B License courses in 2019. Candidates can apply through the Digital Coaching Center. The application window will be from Thursday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. CT to Sunday, March 10 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Prospective candidates should review the application guidelines and Read more
Feb 15, 2019
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U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Announces 2019 C License Course Dates

CHICAGO (Feb. 12, 2019)—U.S. Soccer Coaching Education has determined the dates and locations for C License courses in 2019. The courses will be organized and hosted by U.S. Soccer members across the country. Potential candidates can register through the Digital Coaching Center. Applicants can directly contact the hosting member organization for more information. The C License course inclu Read more
Feb 12, 2019
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23 Players Named to 2019 SheBelieves Cup Roster

U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23-player roster for the 2019 SheBelieves Cup, which features the top-ranked USA, No. 4 England, No. 8 Japan and No. 10 Brazil.

All four teams will be participating in this summer’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. Brazil, Japan and the USA are three of the seven teams that have participated in each of the seven previous Women’s World Cup tournaments.

U.S. WNT 2019 SheBelieves Cup Roster (Caps/Goals)

GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 19/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 40/0)
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 32/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 14/1), Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 77/24), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 112/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 151/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 27/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 28/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars; 2/0), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 74/18), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 21/6), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 43/8), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit 11/0), McCall Zerboni (NC Courage; 8/0)
FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 143/25), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 266/105), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage; 5/1), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 155/98), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 108/47), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 45/13), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC; 146/41)

Both Abby Dahlkemper and Crystal Dunn have been named to the 2019 SheBelieves Cup roster.

“The SheBelieves Cup is a positive event in many ways, but it’s extremely valuable to get three challenging games against World Cup-bound teams in a short time span that can simulate navigating through group play,” said Ellis. “These are all teams that can go deep in the tournament this summer and provide the kind of tests we need as we continue to work to crystalize our lineup and our final roster for the World Cup.”

2019 SheBelieves Cup Schedule






Feb. 27

England vs. Brazil

4 p.m. ET

Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, Pa.


Feb. 27

USA vs. Japan

7 p.m. ET

Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, Pa.

FS1, Fox Sports App

March 2

Brazil vs. Japan

1 p.m. CT

Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tenn.


March 2

USA vs. England

3:30 p.m. CT

Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tenn.

FOX, Fox Sports App

March 5

Japan vs. England

5:15 p.m. ET

Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla.


March 5

USA vs. Brazil

8 p.m. ET

Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla.

FS1 , Fox Sports App


Tickets for all three doubleheaders are on sale through ussoccer.com. Groups of 20 or more can submit an online order form at ussoccer.com. SheBelieves Cup VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a tournament t-shirt & scarf, field-level access to watch warmups, and other unique benefits are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com for all three doubleheaders. Coaches Circle and Presidents Circle members supporting the U.S. Soccer Development Fund can receive individual customer support and concierge services for their ticketing needs. Contact circles@ussoccer.org for more information.

Additional Notes:

  • Fifteen of the players named were on last year’s SBC roster and nine players will be participating in their fourth SheBelieves Cup. All 23 players on the U.S. roster were with the WNT for its first two games of the year vs. France and Spain in January.
  • There will be a total of 27 players in the USA’s pre-tournament training camp that will be held in Tampa, Fla. Training with the USA during that period will be GK Jane Campbell, D Merritt Mathias, D Emily Fox and M Allie Long.
  • Midfielder Lindsey Horan was not available for selection due to a quadriceps injury.
  • The USA’s meetings with Japan and Brazil are the first since last summer’s Tournament of Nations when the USA downed Japan, 4-2, and Brazil, 4-1, on the way to claiming the tournament title.

The USA defeated Brazil, 4-1, in Bridgeview, Ill. on Aug. 2, 2018 to claim its second Tournament of Nations title.

  • The USA’s last meeting with England came during the 2018 SheBelieves Cup, a 1-0 victory.
  • The tournament format will be the same as the first three years. The winner will be based on total points (three for a win, one for a draw), with the first tie-breaker being overall goal difference, followed by goals scored, then head-to-head result. If teams are still tied, the next tie-breaker will be the Fair Play ranking. Each Team is allowed six substitutes per game.
  • In the previous three editions of this tournament, no individual player has scored more than two goals in a tournament. Four players have scored twice: Alex Morgan in 2016, Camille Abily of France in 2017, and Ellen White of England and Eugénie Le Sommer in 2018.
  • In 2018, the teams combined for 16 goals and two matches saw three-goal margins of victory with England beating France 4-1, and France beating Germany 3-0.
  • The 2018 SheBelieves Cup marked the debut of England head coach Phil Neville, the former Manchester United and Everton star and England National Team defender. In that SheBelieves Cup, England beat France, tied Germany and lost to the USA. Since then, England has gone 6-1-2 with the only loss coming to the USA’s Group F opponent Sweden, a 2-0 setback in November in Rotherham.
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WNT Feb 12, 2019