By the Numbers: USA Wins 2018 SheBelieves Cup

The 2018 SheBelieves Cup came to an end on March 7 in Orlando, Fla., as the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated England, 1-0, in the final game of the tournament. Here we take a look at some interesting numbers.

The 2018 SheBelieves Cup came to an end on March 7 in Orlando, Fla., as the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated England, 1-0, in the final game of the tournament. The victory gave the USA its second championship in the three years the SheBelieves Cup has been contested. After only 11 and nine goals overall were scored in 2016 and 2017, respectively, this year broke a few tournament records.

1 Number of goals the USA allowed through three games in the tournament  
2 Number of SheBelieves Cup titles the USA has won (’16 and ’18)

2 Number of own goals scored by England (and a third took a deflection off defender Millie Bright, but was credited to
France’s Gaetene Thiney)

2 Players that scored for the USA (Mallory Pugh and Megan Rapinoe).
The third U.S. goal was an own goal, but Rapinoe sent in the cross that England knocked into its own net

The U.S. WNT won its second SheBelieves Cup title with a 1-0 victory against England on March 7 in Orlando.

3 Players on the USA roster who played all 270 minutes of the tournament: Alyssa Naeher, Abby Dahlkemper and

3    Total number of goals the USA scored in the tournament

3   Most goals scored in a half of a SheBelieves Cup game, by England in the 4-1 win vs. France on March 1

4   SheBelieves Cup record for most goals scored by one team in a single game set by ENG during their match vs. FRA 

4   Combined goals and assists for France’s Eugenie Le Sommer (2 goals, 2 assists)

U.S. WNT - Abby Dahlkemper
Eugenie Le Sommer (right) was the leading scorer for France at this year's tournament.

5             Most goals scored combined in a SheBelieves Cup match, achieved in England’s 4-1 win vs. France

6             Number of shots on goal the USA allowed over the three games (two vs. Germany, four vs. France, none vs. England) 

6             Number of different goalkeepers that played in the tournament
(ENG: Karen Bardsley, Siobhan Chamberlain; FRA: Karima Benameur, Sara Bouhaddi; GER: Almuth Schult; USA: Alyssa

7             Players on the USA roster that were in every starting lineup during the tournament: Naeher, Dahlkemper, Davidson, 
Pugh, Alex Morgan, Rapinoe and Lindsey Horan

9             Pugh’s career goals. She scored against France on March 4 and is currently fourth in goals scored before the age of 20
behind Cindy Parlow (15), Mia Hamm (14) and Christie Welsh (11). Pugh turns 20 on April 29, but could have two more
matches to try and move up a spot as the USA plays Mexico on April 5 and 8

10           Number of players that have played in all nine SheBelieves Cup games their country has contested (GER: Dzsenifer
Marozsan, Alexandra Popp, FRA: Le Sommer, ENG: Demi Stokes, Jill Scott, USA: Morgan Brian, Lindsey Horan, Pugh, Carli
Lloyd, Alex Morgan)

U.S. WNT - Mal Pugh
Mallory Pugh was one of two U.S. goal scorers in the tournament.

12             Number of players that scored in the tournament (ENG: Toni Duggan, Jill Scott, Jodie Taylor, Fran Kirby, Ellen White.
GER: Hasret Kayikc. FRA: Gaëtane Thiney, Amandine Henry, Eugénie Le Sommer, Valérie Gauvin. USA: Megan Rapinoe,
Mallory Pugh)

14             Naeher’s career shutouts after earning two during the tournament (vs. GER on March 1 and vs. ENG on March 7)

16             Number of goals scored overall in the 2018 SheBelieves Cup, the most ever. By comparison there were nine goals
scored in 2017 and 11 goals scored in 2016.

19             Age of the two teenagers on the U.S. team (Pugh and Davidson)

21             Players on the U.S. roster who saw action in the tournament (only the two back-up goalkeepers did not play)

23             Number of players in each squad’s rosters

25             Pugh hit 25 career starts vs. England on March 7, putting her in second all-time in starts before the age of 20 behind
only Tiffany Roberts (41).

U.S. WNT - Tierna Davidson
The youngest player on the U.S. roster was 19-year-old Tierna Davidson. She started all three games, playing every minute.

25.8          Average age of the U.S. roster

34             Number of goals that have been scored in all three years of SheBelieves Cups (ENG: 9, FRA: 10, GER: 7, USA: 8)

101           Number of total shots taken by all four teams combined in the tournament. There were 111 shots taken in 2017, and 84 
in 2016

250           Cap earned by Carli Lloyd against England on March 7, becoming the sixth U.S. woman to play 250 games for her