As the 2022 SheBelieves Cup, presented by Visa heads into its final matchday on Wednesday, February 23 with New Zealand taking on the Czech Republic (5 p.m. CT on ESPN3) and the USA facing off against Iceland (8 p.m. CT on ESPN2 and PrendeTV), the competition for the Visa SheBelieves Cup MVP is intensifying.
For the third year in a row, Visa, the presenting sponsor of the SheBelieves Cup, will award the MVP trophy to the most outstanding player of the tournament. The award will be announced following the conclusion of the final match and with the input of a selection committee comprised of representatives from all four competing nations.
For the second year in a row, fans will also get the opportunity to vote for the Visa SheBelieves Cup MVP award using an online ballot to select among a list of finalists chosen by the committee. The fan vote will be incorporated into the overall determination of the 2022 Visa SheBelieves Cup MVP.
Spain attacker Alexia Putellas won the inaugural award in 2020 while to USA’s Rose Lavelle collected the honors in 2021.
This year’s selection committee is comprised of:
Jene Baclawski – Committee Chair
Baclawski is the head coach of the Saint Kitts and Nevis Women’s National Team, the technical director for the South Texas Youth Soccer Association, holder of a USSF “A” Coaching License and a U.S. Soccer Federation instructor for coaching license courses.
Carli Lloyd - USA
One of the most accomplished players in soccer history, Lloyd retired from professional soccer at the end of 2021, wrapping up an illustrious career with the USWNT in which she appeared for the USA 316 times, the second-most caps by any player in women’s soccer history. A two-time World Cup champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time FIFA World Player of the Year, Lloyd’s 134 goals rank third all-time in USWNT history.
Hana Výmolová – Czech Republic
Výmolová is the Czech Republic’s WNT Manager and a member of the Women´s Football Committee. She also serves as women’s section manager for AC Sparta Prague, the reigning champions of the top division of Czech women’s soccer.
Borghildur Sigurdardottir & Sigurdur – Iceland
Iceland’s committee duties will be split between Sigurdardottir, ISL Head of Women’s Football for the Federation and Sigurdur Poroarson, the WNT Team Manager.
Jenny Bindon – New Zealand
Bindon was a longtime member of the New Zealand Women’s National Team, making 77 international appearances for the Football Ferns from 2004 to 2014. As a goalkeeper, Bindon represented New Zealand at the 2007 and 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cups, as well as the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.