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PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
D 6'0'' 170 Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
GK 5' 11'' 180 Los Angeles, Calif.
D 6'3'' 183 Baltimore, Md.
D 6'1'' 175 Cedarburg, Wisc.
F 5'7'' 145 Thousand Oaks, Calif.
F 5'6'' 150 Santa Cruz, Calif.
F 6'3'' 205 Carlsbad, Calif.
D 6'0'' 165 Santa Ana, Calif.
F 5'9'' 170 Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
GK 6'1'' 178 San Marcos, Calif.

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Position:Defender

Height:6'0''

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5' 11''

Weight:180

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Los Angeles, Calif.

Position:Defender

Height:6'3''

Weight:183

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Baltimore, Md.

Position:Defender

Height:6'1''

Weight:175

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Cedarburg, Wisc.

Position:Forward

Height:5'7''

Weight:145

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Position:Forward

Height:5'6''

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Santa Cruz, Calif.

Position:Forward

Height:6'3''

Weight:205

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Carlsbad, Calif.

Position:Defender

Height:6'0''

Weight:165

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Santa Ana, Calif.

Position:Forward

Height:5'9''

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6'1''

Weight:178

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:San Marcos, Calif.

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US Soccer

Five Things to Know about the 2019 SheBelieves Cup

From Feb. 27 to March 5, U.S. Soccer will host the fourth annual SheBelieves Cup, one of the most elite four-team international women’s soccer tournaments in the world. The top-ranked USA will welcome women’s soccer powers Brazil (No. 10 in the FIFA Rankings), England (No. 4) and Japan (No. 8). Here are five things to know about the 2019 SheBelieves Cup.

France Bound: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Participants
This year, the SheBelieves Cup includes Brazil and Japan, two teams who have been part of the Tournament of Nations the past two years. They join England and the USA to make up an incredibly competitive field, as all four participants are not only among the top women’s soccer countries in the world, but more importantly, are all headed to France this summer for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. 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.

Schedule Format and How to Watch
The U.S. team begins its schedule on Wednesday, Feb. 27 against Japan at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. (7 p.m. ET on FS1). England will kick off the competition against Brazil (4p.m. ET on ussoccer.com) in the early game that day. All the teams will then travel to Nashville, Tenn. and Nissan Stadium where the USA will play England on Saturday, March 2 (3:30 p.m.CT on FOX), which will be preceded by Brazil vs. Japan (1p.m. CT on ussoccer.com). The tournament will finish on Tuesday, March 5, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. as Japan takes on England (5:15p.m. ET on ussoccer.com) followed by the tournament finale, featuring the USA against Brazil (8p.m. ET on FS1).

Date

Match-Up

Kickoff

Venue

TV

Feb. 27

England vs. Brazil

4 p.m. ET

Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, Pa.

ussoccer.com

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.

ussoccer.com

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.

ussoccer.com

March 5

USA vs. Brazil

8 p.m. ET

Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla.

FS1 , Fox Sports App

SheBelieves: Inspiring the Next Generation
Conceived and developed by the U.S. Women’s National Team players, SheBelieves is a movement to inspire young girls and women and encourage them to accomplish their goals and dreams, athletic or otherwise. The campaign was originally launched in the run-up to the 2015 Women’s World Cup but has since evolved and grown into a special bond between the team and its fans, taking its powerful message of empowerment and that of believing in yourself into communities across the nation. 

As one of the most popular women’s teams in the United States, the WNT is the prime example that dreams are attainable if you set your mind to it and go after what you want. Through dedication, teamwork, perseverance and success, the players in the U.S. team inspire new generations of young girls and women to be better and strive for better. They inspire them to believe.

SheBelieves Cup History
In the 2016 SheBelieves Cup, the USA defeated England and France by 1-0 scores and downed Germany, 2-1, in the de facto championship game to take the inaugural tournament title. Germany finished second, England was third and France was fourth. In fact, none of the games were decided by more than one goal with the results coming down to three 1-0 victories, two 2-1 victories and one 0-0 draw.

At the 2017 SheBelieves Cup, the USA defeated Germany 1-0 in the opening match on a goal from Lynn Williams, but fell to England 1-0 and France 3-0. France won the tournament, Germany was second, England third and the USA finished fourth. France defeated England 2-1, drew 0-0 with Germany and downed the USA, 3-0.

Last year, the USA took back the trophy, finishing ahead of England, France and Germany. This time, the teams scored 16 total goals and two games featured larger than one-goal margins with England beating France, 4-1, and France beating Germany, 3-0. The USA, in 2016, was the only team to win all three games in any of the previous SheBelieves Cups. 

 In the previous three editions, 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.

The Best Players in the World
Probably one of the most exciting things about the SheBelieves Cup, not only for teams and players but also for fans in the United States, is that the tournament provides the opportunity to watch some of the most talented women’s players on the planet.

WNT - Tobin Heath

This includes not only the U.S. players like prolific goal scorer Alex Morgan, or creative attackers like Megan Rapinoe and Tobin Heath, but also forward Eugenie Le Sommer and towering defender Wendy Renard of France; six-time FIFA Player of the Year Marta of Brazil and her strike partner Cristiane, veteran Japan players Rumi Utsugi of Reign FC and Saki Kumagai of two-time reigning UEFA Champions League winners Olympique Lyon, or England players like team leader Steph Houghton, veteran midfielder Jill Scott and Barcelona forward Toni Duggan.

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WNT Feb 20, 2019
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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 with the goal of qualifying for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

The USA will face the Under-19 sides from Germany on March 1, France on March 3 and Sweden on March 7 in La Manga but the opponents will feature players from the same birth years as the U.S. team as it embarks on the first year of the new two-year cycle.

The 20-player U.S. roster is made up of 11 players born in 2000 (the age cut-off year for the next U-20 WWC), eight players born in 2001 and one in 2002. Nine players on the roster were a part of the USA’s 2018 FIFA U-17 WWC Team and three – defender Naomi Girma, midfielder Brianna Pinto and forward Alexa Spaanstra – were a part of the USA’s 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup roster and return for their second U-20 cycle.

The roster is a mixture of collegiate and youth club players, with seven already enrolled in college. Eight of the 13 youth club players on the roster currently play in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, including 2017-18 West Conference U-16/17 Player of the Year Sophia Jones. The team will be coached by Mark Carr, who helmed the USA through the last U-17 Women’s World Cup cycle.

The friendly competition will feature 14 countries. In addition to the USA and its three opponents, China, Denmark, England, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Scotland, Spain and Switzerland will also participate.

U.S. U-20 WNT Roster by Position – Women’s U-19 La Manga Tournament 2019:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Julia Dohle (New York City FC; Scarsdale, N.Y.), Hensley Hancuff (Villanova; Edmond, Okla.)    
DEFENDERS (6): Michela Agresti (FC Stars of Mass; Swampscott, Mass.), Maycee Bell (NC Courage; Wichita, Kan.), Naomi Girma (Stanford; San Jose, Calif.), Brianna Martinez (Notre Dame; Albuquerque, N.M.), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Natalia Staude (Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.), Coriana Dyke (Colorado Rapids; Littleton, Colo.), Emily Gray (Virginia Tech; Sewell, N.J.), Sophia Jones (San Jose Earthquakes; Menlo Park, Calif.), Brianna Pinto (North Carolina; Durham, N.C.). Sakura Yoshida (Reign Academy; Redmond, Wash.)
FORWARDS (6): Jordan Canniff (Washington Spirit Academy - Baltimore Armour; California, Md.), Isabella D'Aquila (So Cal Blues; Mission Viejo, Calif.), Samantha Meza (Solar Soccer Club; Dallas, Texas), Alexa Spaanstra (Virginia; Brighton, Mich.), Hannah Richardson (Sockers FC; Bartlett, Ill.), Summer Yates (Washington; Pasco, Wash.)


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U-20 WNT Feb 19, 2019
US Soccer

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

Date

Match-up

Kickoff (ET)

Venue

May 2

USA vs. Canada

TBD

IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.

May 4

USA vs. Barbados

TBD

IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.

May 6

USA vs. Guatemala

TBD

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

Mexico

USA

Honduras

Costa Rica

Jamaica

Canada

Haiti

Panama

Trinidad and Tobago

Guatemala

El Salvador

Suriname

Bermuda

Barbados

Guyana

Curaçao 

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

Nicaragua

Dominican Republic

Guadeloupe

St. Kitts and Nevis

Grenada

Antigua and Barbuda

Bahamas

Puerto RIco

Cayman Islands

Belieze

Aruba

Martinique

U.S. Virgin Islands

Dominica

St. Martin

Anguilla

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Montserrat

Bonaire

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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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US Soccer

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 Y Read more
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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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 se Read more
WNT Feb 12, 2019

U-23 WNT to Play in Thorns Spring Invitational for Third Straight Year

CHICAGO (Feb. 11, 2019) – For the third year in a row, the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team will take part in the Thorns Spring Invitational running from March 24-30 in Portland, Oregon. The U.S. will take on three NWSL teams during their pre-season preparation with all the games taking place at the University of Portland’s Merlo Field. This is the fourth year of the pre-se Read more
U-23 WNT Feb 11, 2019

U.S. Soccer Awards More Than $1,000,000 in 2019 Innovate to Grow Fund Grants

CHICAGO (Feb. 8, 2019) – In advance of the 2019 U.S. Soccer Annual General Meeting, the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors has approved more than $1,000,000 in 2019 Innovate to Grow Fund grants to 17 Federation members whose innovative programs show promise in building the sport of soccer at the grassroots level. The Innovate to Grow Fund was established in 2017 to help U.S. Soccer member organi Read more
Feb 8, 2019

U-18 WNT Kicks Off New Cycle in London with Two Matches Against England

CHICAGO (Feb. 6, 2019) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Teams will kick off its 2019 programming and a new cycle with a trip to England from Feb. 18-27. Tracey Kevins will coach the 20-player squad, which is made up of 14 players born in 2002, five players born in 2003 and one in 2004 in forward Allyson Sentnor, who saw quite a bit of action with the U.S. U-15 and U-16 GNTs over Read more
U-18 WNT Feb 8, 2019

U.S. Soccer Launches New Talent Scout License

CHICAGO (Feb. 6, 2019)—U.S. Soccer will kick off its new Talent Scout License program this week with the first meeting of the initial pilot course this week in Dallas, Texas. The course is designed to educate candidates to develop the competencies needed to complete the tasks of a Talent Scout: examining players, building and managing a network, reporting and self-development. “We&r Read more
Feb 6, 2019
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