The U.S. Women’s National Team will look to claim the inaugural Tournament of Nations trophy this summer, but what is the Tournament of Nations? Who is playing? When and Where? Here are five things you should know ahead of this summer’s competition:
#ToN2017: Watch it on the ESPN Family of Networks
From July 27 to August 3, U.S. Soccer is set host its second four-team elite international tournament of the year as Australia, Brazil and Japan come to the USA for the inaugural Tournament of Nations. The event will take place in three venues along the west coast; CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Qualcomm Stadium San Diego and at StubHub Center in Carson, California. The round-robin tournament will feature three doubleheaders.
The USA is currently ranked first in the world, Japan is sixth, Australia is seventh and Brazil is eighth. U.S. Soccer is planning on hosting this tournament every summer during the years that do not feature a World Cup or Olympic Games. Next year’s tournament will feature the same four teams.
All six games will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks, with all non-USA games streaming live on ESPN3. Fans can also watch online on WatchESPN. You can also follow along on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt and Instagram ussoccer_wnt.