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Women's National Team

2019 SheBelieves Cup - Feb. 27 - March 5 - Chester, Pa., Nashville, Tampa

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
M 5-5 Freehold, N.J. Chicago Red Stars
D 5-7 Menlo Park, Calif. NC Courage
D 5-10 Menlo Park, Calif. Chicago Red Stars
D 5-1 Rockville Centre, N.Y. NC Courage
GK 5-9 Salina, Kan. Portland Thorns FC
GK 5-9 Satellite Beach, Fla. Orlando Pride
F 5-6 Basking Ridge, N.J. Portland Thorns FC
M 5-7 Mesa, Ariz. Chicago Red Stars
M 5-4 Cincinnati, Ohio Washington Spirit
F 5-8 Delran, N.J. Sky Blue FC
F 5-10 Glendale, Ariz. NC Courage
M 6-0 Hanson, Mass. NC Courage
F 5-7 Diamond Bar, Calif. Orlando Pride
GK 5-9 Stratford, Conn. Chicago Red Stars
D 5-5 Fayetteville, Ga. Utah Royals FC
F 5-7 Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. Utah Royals FC
F 5-5 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Washington Spirit
F 5-7 Redding, Calif. Seattle Reign FC
D 5-7 St. Louis, Mo. Utah Royals FC
D 5-7 Naperville, Ill. Chicago Red Stars
D 5-7 Marietta, Ga. Portland Thorns FC
M 5-7 Lorton, Va. Washington Spirit
M 5-4 Camarillo, Calif. NC Courage

2019 SheBelieves Cup - Feb. 27 - March 5 - Chester, Pa., Nashville, Tampa

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Freehold, N.J.

Club:Chicago Red Stars

Position:Defender

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Menlo Park, Calif.

Club:NC Courage

Position:Defender

Height:5-10

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Menlo Park, Calif.

Club:Chicago Red Stars

Position:Defender

Height:5-1

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Club:NC Courage

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-9

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Salina, Kan.

Club:Portland Thorns FC

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-9

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Satellite Beach, Fla.

Club:Orlando Pride

Position:Forward

Height:5-6

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Basking Ridge, N.J.

Club:Portland Thorns FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Mesa, Ariz.

Club:Chicago Red Stars

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-4

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Cincinnati, Ohio

Club:Washington Spirit

Position:Forward

Height:5-8

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Delran, N.J.

Club:Sky Blue FC

Position:Forward

Height:5-10

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Glendale, Ariz.

Club:NC Courage

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-0

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Hanson, Mass.

Club:NC Courage

Position:Forward

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Diamond Bar, Calif.

Club:Orlando Pride

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-9

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Stratford, Conn.

Club:Chicago Red Stars

Position:Defender

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Fayetteville, Ga.

Club:Utah Royals FC

Position:Forward

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Club:Utah Royals FC

Position:Forward

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Club:Washington Spirit

Position:Forward

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Redding, Calif.

Club:Seattle Reign FC

Position:Defender

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:St. Louis, Mo.

Club:Utah Royals FC

Position:Defender

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Naperville, Ill.

Club:Chicago Red Stars

Position:Defender

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Marietta, Ga.

Club:Portland Thorns FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Lorton, Va.

Club:Washington Spirit

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-4

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Camarillo, Calif.

Club:NC Courage

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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 tournament in the world. The 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 yeah, 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 19, 2019
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 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

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

U.S. Soccer and Deloitte Announce Multi-Year Sponsorship

CHICAGO (Feb. 7, 2019) – U.S. Soccer and Deloitte announced today a multi-year agreement for Deloitte to be the Official Professional Services Provider of the U.S. Soccer Federation and Foundational Sponsor of SheBelieves, beginning with the 2019 season, and running through 2021. As part of the agreement, Deloitte will be the title sponsor of the second annual U.S. Soccer SheBelieves Summit, Read more
WNT Feb 7, 2019

WNT Defeats Spain 1-0 in First Match Between Nations

ALICANTE, Spain (Jan. 22, 2019) – The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Spain 1-0 in the first international meeting between the two teams thanks to a second half goal created by a strong individual effort from halftime substitute Christen Press. The first 45 minutes began with both teams wrestling to impose their style on the match, but after a hard-charging opening 10 minutes from Read more
WNT Jan 22, 2019
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Lineup Notes: A New Challenge, USA Faces Spain in Alicante

USA vs. SPAIN Date: Jan. 22, 2019 Venue: Estadio José Rico Pérez Broadcast: ESPN2, UDN Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. ET Starting XI vs. Spain: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 2-Emily Sonnett, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 19-Crystal Dunn; 8-Julie Ertz, 9-Lindsey Horan, 16-Rose Lavelle; 17-Tobin Heath, 13-Alex Morgan, 15-Megan Rapinoe (capt.) Subs: 3-Samantha Mewis, 10-Carli Lloyd, 11-Mallo Read more
WNT Jan 22, 2019
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PREVIEW: WNT & Spain Face Each Other for First Time in History | Tuesday, Jan. 22 | 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 & UDN

The USA is coming off a 3-1 loss to 2019 Women’s World Cup hosts France on January 19 in Le Havre and will now look to get back to its winning ways when it faces Spain on Jan. 22 at Estadio José Rico Perez in Alicante (2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 & UDN). Spain will also be in France this summer after qualifying for its second Women’s World Cup. A less than full-strength U.S. Read more
WNT Jan 21, 2019
US Soccer

Five Things to Know About Spain

On Tuesday, Jan. 22 (2:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2 & UDN), the U.S. WNT will take on Spain for the first time in team history. The match will be played in Alicante, located on the central east coast of Spain. Here are Five Things to Know about this rising women’s soccer nation. Spain Roster GOALKEEPERS (3): Lola Gallardo (Atlético de Madrid), Sandra Paños (FC Barcelona), Sun Qui&n Read more
WNT Jan 21, 2019

USA Drops 3-1 Result Away to World Cup Hosts France in First Game of 2019

LE HAVRE, France (Jan. 19, 2019) – The U.S. Women’s National Team opened its 10-game pre-2019 World Cup schedule with a 3-1 loss to tournament hosts, France at Stade Océane – one of the USA’s group stage venues for this summer’s competition – in front of raucous sold-out crowd of 23,000. France’s Kadidiatou Diani put the hosts on the board early wit Read more
WNT Jan 19, 2019

Lineup Notes: World Cup Year Begins vs. France in Le Havre

USA vs. FRANCE Date: Jan. 19, 2019 Venue: Stade Ocèane; Le Havre, France Broadcast: FS1, UDN Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. ET Starting XI vs. France: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 2-Emily Sonnett, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 26-Emily Fox; 6-Morgan Brian, 9-Lindsey Horan, 19-Crystal Dunn; 11-Mallory Pugh, 13-Alex Morgan (capt.), 23-Christen Press Subs: 3- Samantha Mewis, 10-Carli Lloyd, 12-T Read more
WNT Jan 19, 2019

Conditional Tickets Available for FIFA Women’s World Cup Knockout Round Via U.S. Soccer’s Allotment

CHICAGO (January 18, 2019) – FIFA has made a limited amount of conditional tickets for the knockout rounds of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 available to all 24 participating teams. Conditional tickets from U.S. Soccer’s allotment will only be distributed if the team advances to the specific round. U.S. Soccer has made its allotment of conditional tickets for the Round of Read more
WNT Jan 18, 2019

WNT Meets Real Life Heroes in Normandy

While in Normandy, France ahead of their matchup vs. France, members of the U.S. Women's National Team took advantage of a day off to take a trip to Omaha Beach - site of the Battle of Normandy and D-Day on June 6, 1944. There, they met Steve Melnikoff, Frank Devita, Greg Melikian and Pete Du Pre, four WWII veterans in their 90s who valiantly shared their stories, some laughs and also quite a few tears. It was a day of learning, of love and one full of pride. These heroes are part of an organization named The Greatest Generations Foundation, which is spearheaded by its founder Timothy Davis. For more information visit www.tggf.org. Read more
WNT Jan 18, 2019
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U.S. WNT Opens 2019 with Marquee Match-Up vs. France

With the calendar turning to 2019 and the World Cup just five months away, the countdown to France has officially begun. Since the end of the last Olympics, U.S. head coach Jill Ellis and her staff have spent the better part of two and half years evaluating players, and the 27 that traveled to Portugal for the “pre-season” training camp represent those who have shown the talent and Read more
WNT Jan 18, 2019
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