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2017 SheBelieves Cup

Chester PA, Harrison NJ, Washington D.C.

#SheBelievesHero

The U.S. Women’s National Team announced the launch of the #SheBelievesHero contest ahead of the 2017 SheBelieves Cup. The contest, which runs from Feb. 7-10, aims to find a girl between the ages of 13-17 who embodies the SheBelieves spirit. Read more
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Breaking Down the WNT's Top 10 Goals of 2017

1. Julie Ertz vs. Korea Republic (International Friendly; Oct. 19): Something everyone can agree on is that Julie Ertz was dangerous in the penalty area this year. All six of her goals came from set pieces, but her goal against Korea Republic on Oct. 19 had a little extra mustard on it as Ertz nutmegged the goalkeeper with a diving header. The goal came off a well-struck corner kick by Megan Rapinoe from the left side that flew towards the near post. The diving Ertz sent a low, skidding header through the legs of the goalkeeper. The celebration afterwards was equally as fun.

2. Megan Rapinoe vs. Brazil (Tournament of Nations; July 30): She had just assisted Christen Press on the goal that ignited the comeback, making the score 3-2 in favor of Brazil, but then Rapinoe took the reins, scoring one of the best goals of her career to tie the game, 3-3. She settled a well-placed lofted pass from Press with a perfect touch inside the penalty area and then, with Brazil goalkeeper Barbara cheating ever so slightly for the cross, blasted her shot from a stiff angle so hard towards the near post that Barbara couldn’t react in time. Her reaction and the reaction of her teammates (as well as the pumped-up crowd inside Qualcomm Stadium) showed just how big a goal it was. 

3. Alex Morgan vs. New Zealand (International Friendly; Sept. 15): This was another beauty from Alex Morgan. Sofia Huerta, playing in her first cap, sent a long cross from the right wing into the left side of the box, where Morgan brought it down with her left foot, evaded a closing defender and then ripped her shot into the roof of the net for her second goal of the yearIt was vintage Morgan.

4. Megan Rapinoe vs. Japan (Tournament of Nations; Aug. 3): Breaking ankles inside of the six-yard box is how Megan Rapinoe added her name to the scoring sheet. The goal came when Christen Press found space between two defenders to slip a beautiful pass to Rapinoe, who was cutting into the right side of the penalty box. Rapinoe latched onto the pass, faked a shot to force the Japanese defender into a slide and then hesitated long enough for the defender to move out of the way as she got to her feet. Rapinoe then had enough space to slot her shot into the lower left corner from close range. The goal was worthy of a classic Rapinoe celebration, and that’s exactly what she gave to the fans.

5. Christen Press vs. Korea Republic (International Friendly; Oct. 22): This much we know: Press can be lethal shooting from outside the 18-yard box. On a nice U.S. build-up through the midfield, Alex Morgan found Press with a threaded pass near the top of the penalty area. She squared up on a defender, made space for a shot with a quick move to her right and whipped the ball brilliantly into the upper right corner for her third goal of 2017.

6. Julie Ertz vs. Brazil (Tournament of Nations, July 30): After two goals in five minutes brought the USA back to life against Brazil, the game was now tied 3-3 at the 85-minute mark. Ertz completed the incredible comeback with her game-winning goal in the 89th. Rapinoe was once again involved in the goal, playing Kelley O’Hara down the right side on the overlap. O’Hara’s cross bounced off the sliding Carli Lloyd and back to Ertz, who blasted the loose ball into the back of the net from six yards out for the victory. It was Ertz’ first goal of 2017…. but it wouldn’t be her last.

7. Christen Press vs. Brazil (Tournament of Nations, July 30): After Brazil made it 3-1 in the 78th minute on well-placed free-kick goal, ESPN commentator Ian Darke was understandably gloomy about the USA’s prospects. “The U.S., surely sunk here….”, said Darke, but then something amazing happened. The USA scored three goals in nine minutes, starting with this Christen Press rocket. Megan Rapinoe slipped a perfectly weighted pass into the left side of the penalty box for Press, who collected, spun toward goal and smacked a right-footed shot into the upper left corner from 14 yards away to make it 3-2.

8. Alex Morgan vs. Canada (International Friendly; Nov. 9): Of her team-leading seven goals this year, one of Morgan’s best came against a familiar opponent: Canada. The play began when Casey Short did well to take advantage of some poor clearances by Canada and headed the ball back into the mixer. Morgan kept a U.S. attack alive by bravely heading the bouncing ball past a defender and then drilling a half-volley with her right foot between three Canada defenders. The shot bounced hard past the outstretched arm of Stephanie Labbé and into the lower right corner for a timely and stylish finish.

9. Allie Long vs. Russia (International Friendly; April 6): In classic Allie Long fashion, she scored on a header in the 70th minute (her second of the night) after Mallory Pugh crossed into the middle of the six-yard box. Long beat a pair of players with a powerful falling header for her fifth career goal (all of which had come on headers, although she did go on to score her sixth with her foot on Oct. 22) and her second multi-goal game for the USA, which coincidentally enough came exactly a year after her first (April 6, 2016, against Colombia in East Hartford, Connecticut).

10. Mallory Pugh vs. Japan (Tournament of Nations; Aug. 3): Pugh hadn’t scored for the WNT so far in 2017, and after suffering an injury during warmups on June 11 in Norway, she made her return to game action in the Tournament of Nations. Against Japan in the 60th minute, Pugh received a perfect ball from Taylor Smith and swiftly ran into the box, charging at the ‘keeper all alone before calmly finishing with a low shot. The classy finish by the 19-year-old showcased her decision-making as well as her growth over the last year. 

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WNT Dec 1, 2017
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WNT Donates Proceeds from Autographed 2017 SheBelieves Cup Jerseys to Benefit Girls Inc.

CHICAGO (March 31, 2017) – The U.S. Women’s National Team will autograph and donate authentic jerseys from the SheBelieves Cup tournament for an online auction to benefit Girls Inc., a national organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. Conceived and developed by the U.S. Women’s National Team players, SheBelieves is a Read more
WNT Mar 31, 2017

U.S. WNT Falls to France on Rainy Night in D.C.

France won the 2017 SheBelieves Cup with a 3-0 victory over the USA in front of more than 21,000 fans at the historic RFK Stadium, but the Americans had their chances on a rainy night in the nation's capitol. Read more
WNT Mar 13, 2017
US Soccer

Jill Ellis Q&A: Looking Back and Forward

Coming out of the 2017 SheBelieves Cup, and in advance of the next set of matches for the U.S. Women’s National Team against Russia in April, U.S. head coach Jill Ellis shares her thoughts on the team’s evolution, giving chances to young players, formations, and keeping focused on the big picture. ussoccer.com: Looking back at the SheBelieves Cup, what were the big picture points o Read more
WNT Mar 13, 2017

WNT vs. France: Highlights - March 7, 2017

The U.S. Women’s National Team fell to France 3-0 in its final game of the 2017 SheBelieves Cup at RFK Stadium. With the victory, France won the second edition of the tournament. Read more
WNT Mar 9, 2017
US Soccer

GALLERY: WNT Drops Last Match of 2017 SheBelieves Cup to France

Photos of the U.S. Women's National Team's 3-0 defeat against France on March 7 in the last match of the 2017 SheBelieves Cup. The match took place at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. in front of 21,638 fans. With the victory, France won the second edition of the tournament. Read more
WNT Mar 8, 2017
US Soccer

U.S. WNT Falls to France 3-0 in SheBelieves Cup Finale

WASHINGTON D.C. (March 7, 2017) – The U.S. Women’s National Team fell to France 3-0 in its final game of the 2017 SheBelieves Cup at RFK Stadium. With the victory, France won the second edition of the tournament. The game was played in rainy conditions which contributed to a fast-paced match that saw the teams combined for 25 shots, but it was France who was more clinical inside the Read more
WNT Mar 7, 2017
US Soccer

SheBelieves Cup Shines a Light on Strong Women

SheBelieves Cup is an elite tournament hosted by U.S. Soccer where four of the top five teams in the world compete in a round-robin format as they each look to be crowned SheBelieves Cup champions. The tournament however, also conveys a deeper message and represents a larger purpose. An extension of the #SheBelieves campaign, SheBelieves Cup is an event that brings together some of the best fem Read more
WNT Mar 7, 2017
US Soccer

Germany defeats England 1-0 with Brilliant Goal from Anja Mittag

WASHINGTON D.C. (March 7, 2017) – The German Women’s National Team concluded the 2017 SheBelieves Cup with a 1-0 victory against England in front of 11,208 fans at RFK Stadium. Despite already being out of title contention after a loss and a draw in its first two matches, Germany came out furiously in the first half and applied constant pressure with multiple attempts to break throug Read more
WNT Mar 7, 2017

U.S. WNT Falls to England 1-0 in Second Match of 2017 SheBelieves Cup

The U.S. Women’s National Team continued play at the 2017 SheBelieves Cup dropping its second match, 1-0, against England in front of an electric sold-out crowd of 26,500 fans at a chilly Red Bull Arena. Read more
WNT Mar 7, 2017

Lineup Notes: U.S. WNT Takes on France With SheBelieves Cup Title on the Line

USA vs. France March 7, 2017 RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C. Broadcast: FS1, FOX Sports Go; 7 p.m. ET Tonight’s Starting XI vs. France: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 20-Allie Long, 7-Casey Short; 16-Rose Lavelle, 3-Samantha Mewis, 6-Morgan Brian, 17-Tobin Heath, 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.); 12-Lynn Williams, 23-Christen Press Subs: 2-Mallory Pugh, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 8-Julie Johnston, 9 Read more
WNT Mar 7, 2017

Five Things to Know About France

The U.S. WNT is set to take on France in the final game of the 2017 SheBelieves Cup on Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. ET on FS1 and FOX Sports GO. Heading into the important match that will decide the SheBelieves Cup, learn all about Les Bleus: At the 2017 SheBelieves Cup March 1 vs. England France pulled off a tremendous comeback in its first game of the SheBelieves Cup, giving up a goal to Engl Read more
WNT Mar 7, 2017

Preview: SheBelieves Cup | USA vs. France | March 7 | 7 p.m. ET on FS1

The U.S. Women’s National Team will conclude the 2017 SheBelieves Cup on Tuesday, March 7 (7 p.m. ET; FS1) against France at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.  France staged a dramatic come-from-behind 2-1 victory against England on March 1 and then survived in a 0-0 draw with Germany on March 4 in a game that saw France goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi save a first-half penalty kick from Mandy Read more
WNT Mar 6, 2017

GALLERY: WNT Falls 1-0 to England in Second Match of 2017 SheBelieves Cup

Photos from the U.S. Women's National Team's 1-0 loss to England in their second matchup of the 2017 SheBelieves Cup. The showdown took place at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, in front of an electric sold-out crowd of 26,500 fans. Former WNT captain Christie Rampone was honored pregame, and Rose Lavelle earned her first cap with the senior team. Next, the USA will head to Washington D.C. Read more
WNT Mar 5, 2017

A Sweet Debut for Rose Lavelle

The U.S. Women’s National Team and England played a highly competitive and combative match during the SheBelieves Cup on March 4 on a freezing night at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. The USA would fall to the Lionesses, 1-0, on an 89th minute goal from Ellen White that came off a goal mouth scramble following a corner kick. But despite the difficult result in front of a sellout cr Read more
WNT Mar 5, 2017

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
0-3 L RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C.
21,638 --
0-1 L Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.
26,500 (so) --
1-0 W Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, Pa.
16,318 Williams

2017 SheBelieves Cup - March 1-7 - Chester, PA, Harrison, N.J., Washington D.C.

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
M 5-7 St. Simons Island, Ga. Chicago Red Stars 81/6
GK 5-9 Kennesaw, Ga. Houston Dash 3/0
D 5-1 Rockville Centre, N.Y. NC Courage 75/24
GK 5-9 Satellite Beach, Fla. Orlando Pride 19/0
F 5-6 Basking Ridge, N.J. Portland Thorns FC 142/25
M 5-9 Golden, Colo. Portland Thorns FC 62/7
M 5-7 Mesa, Ariz. Chicago Red Stars 73/18
D 5-6 Dumfries, Va. Orlando Pride 98/1
M 5-4 Cincinnati, Ohio Washington Spirit 20/6
F 5-8 Delran, N.J. Sky Blue FC 265/105
M 5-8 Northport, N.Y. Seattle Reign 40/6
F 5-10 Glendale, Ariz. NC Courage 3/1
M 6-0 Hanson, Mass. NC Courage 41/8
F 5-7 Diamond Bar, Calif. Orlando Pride 153/98
GK 5-9 Stratford, Conn. Chicago Red Stars 38/0
D 5-5 Fayetteville, Ga. Utah Royals FC 112/2
M 5-5 Durham, N.C. NTH Tophat
F 5-5 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Washington Spirit 43/12
F 5-7 Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. Utah Royals FC 106/46
D 5-7 St. Louis, Mo. Utah Royals FC 149/0
D 5-7 Naperville, Ill. Chicago Red Stars 27/0
D 5-7 Marietta, Ga. Portland Thorns FC 26/0
F 5-7 Fresno, Calif. NC Courage 19/4

2017 SheBelieves Cup - March 1-7 - Chester, PA, Harrison, N.J., Washington D.C.

Morgan Brian

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
St. Simons Island, Ga.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Jane Campbell

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Kennesaw, Ga.

Club:
Houston Dash

Crystal Dunn

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-1

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Club:
NC Courage

Ashlyn Harris

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Satellite Beach, Fla.

Club:
Orlando Pride

Tobin Heath

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Basking Ridge, N.J.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Lindsey Horan

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Golden, Colo.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Julie Ertz

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Ali Krieger

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Dumfries, Va.

Club:
Orlando Pride

Rose Lavelle

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

Club:
Washington Spirit

Carli Lloyd

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Delran, N.J.

Club:
Sky Blue FC

Allie Long

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Northport, N.Y.

Club:
Seattle Reign

Jessica McDonald

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-10

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Glendale, Ariz.

Club:
NC Courage

Samantha Mewis

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-0

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Hanson, Mass.

Club:
NC Courage

Alex Morgan

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Diamond Bar, Calif.

Club:
Orlando Pride

Alyssa Naeher

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Stratford, Conn.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Kelley O'Hara

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Fayetteville, Ga.

Club:
Utah Royals FC

Brianna Pinto

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Durham, N.C.

Club:
NTH Tophat

Mallory Pugh

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Club:
Washington Spirit

Christen Press

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Club:
Utah Royals FC

Becky Sauerbrunn

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

Club:
Utah Royals FC

Casey Short

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Emily Sonnett

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Lynn Williams

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Fresno, Calif.

Club:
NC Courage

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
France  3 2 0 1 5 1
+4 7
Germany 3 1
1 1 1 1 0 4
England 3 1 2
0
2
3 -1 3
United States
3 1
2
0 1
4
-3
3

Group A

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
March 1 England vs. France 1-2 Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, Pa.
March 1 United States vs. Germany 1-0 W Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, Pa.
March 4 France vs. Germany 0-0 Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.
March 4 United States vs. England 0-1 L Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.
March 7 Germany vs. England 1-0 RFK Stadium; Washington D.C.
March 7 United States vs. France 0-3 L RFK Stadium; Washington D.C.

Format: The winner of the tournament will be based on total points (three for a win, one for a tie), with the tie-breakers in order of: best goal difference then total goals scored, head-to-head record and finally, FIFA ranking.

U.S. Women's National Team - 2017 SheBelieves Cup Stats

Record: 1-2-0 

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Y/R

Brian, Morgan M 3 2 173 0 0 0/0
Campbell, Jane GK 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Dunn, Crystal F 3 2 167 0
0 0/0
Harris, Ashlyn GK 1 1 90 0 0 0/0
Heath, Tobin M 3 2 194 0 0 0/0
Horan, Lindsey M 3 1 108 0 0 1/0
Johnston, Julie D 2 1 110 0 0 0/0
Krieger, Ali D 1 1 90 0 0 0/0
Lavelle, Rose M 2 2 135 0 0 0/0
Lloyd, Carli M 3 3 244 0 0
1/0
Long, Allie M 3 2 193 0 0 0/0
McDonald, Jessica F  0  0 0  0  0 0/0
Mewis, Samantha M 3 3 237 0 0 0/0
Morgan, Alex F 3 1 94 0
0 0/0
Naeher, Alyssa GK 2 2 180 0
0 1/0
O'Hara, Kelley D 1 0 12 0 0 0/0
Pinto, Brianna M 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Press, Christen F 3 2 151 0 0 0/0
Pugh, Mallory F 3 1 167 0 0 0/0
Sauerbrunn, Becky D 3 3 270 0 0 0/0
Short, Casey D 2 2 180 0 0
0/0
Sonnett, Emily D 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Williams, Lynn F 3 2 175 1 0 0/0







Own Goal 0
Totals
3 3 270 1 0 3/0
Opponent Totals
3 3 270 4 2 4/0

2017 SheBelieves Cup Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Campbell, Jane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
Harris, Ashlyn 1 1 90 0 1 0 1.00 0-1-0
Naeher, Alyssa 2 2 180 1 3 1 1.50 1-1-0
Totals 3 3 270 1 4 1 1.33 1-2-0
Opponent Totals 3 3 270 4 1 2 0.33 2-1-0

Updated through March 7, 2017

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