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2018 SheBelieves Cup

Columbus OH | Harrison NJ | Orlando FL
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2018 SheBelieves Hero Contest Begins

CHICAGO (Jan. 9, 2018) – The U.S. Women’s National Team announces the start of its second annual SheBelieves Hero contest ahead of the 2018 SheBelieves Cup. The contest, which runs from Jan. 9 – Feb. 5, aims to find a girl between the ages of 13-17 who embodies the SheBelieves spirit.

Conceived and developed by U.S. Soccer and the Women’s National Team players, SheBelieves is a movement created to inspire and encourage girls and women of all ages to accomplish their goals and dreams, athletic or otherwise. The campaign was originally launched in the run-up to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup but has since evolved 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. 

Through dedication, teamwork, perseverance and success, the U.S. WNT players inspire new generations to be better and strive for the best.

A SheBelieves Hero is a leader in their community, a confident and passionate individual who empowers others around them and works to make a difference. 

If chosen as the 2018 SheBelieves Hero, you could win a trip for two (2) to the WNT’s SheBelieves Cup match in Harrison, NJ on March 4.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • To enter, upload a video to Twitter starting Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. CT and before 11:59 p.m. CT on Monday, Feb. 5, stating how you or the nominee embody the SheBelieves qualities and use the #SheBelievesHero hashtag.
  • All video entries must be submitted via Twitter using the #SheBelievesHero hashtag.
  • Entries will be judged by a panel of judges, and will be narrowed down to four (4) finalists. Entries will be ranked on the following criteria: (a) Unique entertainment value, (b) creativity, and (c) explanation as to why you/the nominee should be the SheBelieves Hero.
  • State the following information about yourself or your nominee: Full name, hometown and age.
  • The video submitter must be 13 years of age or older at the time of entry. If under the age of 18, the parent or guardian of the nominated individual and of the video submitter must have approved the nomination and submission of the video. The video submitter must nominate a living person whose age at the time of nomination is between 13 and 17 years of age.
  • Each post must contain at least 14 characters and no more than 280 in length and must be in English. Limit one Tweet/Post/Entry per Day per person/Twitter account.
  • The four entries will be shared on ussoccer.com and U.S. Soccer social media channels to allow the public to “vote” for their favorite submission by clicking “like” on Facebook, favoring/retweeting on Twitter and/or “liking” on Instagram. The post that receives the most interactions across the U.S. Soccer channels will be the winner and named the SheBelieves Hero.
  • The SheBelieves Hero Twitter Contest (“Contest”) is open only to individuals who are legal U.S. residents of one of the 48 continental United States or the District of Columbia.
  • By submitting your entry, you agree to abide by, and cause your nominee to abide by, the Contest Official Rules. Approximate retail value of the prize is $1,300. 
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WNT Jan 9, 2018

Five Things to Know About the 2018 SheBelieves Cup

From March 1-7, 2018, U.S. Soccer will host the third annual SheBelieves Cup, the most elite four-team international women’s soccer tournament of the year. The USA will once again welcome back women’s soccer powers Germany, France and England. Here are five things to know about the 2018 SheBelieves Cup.

The Best of the Best
Just like the last two years, the four participants in the SheBelieves Cup are among the top women’s soccer countries in the world, with the teams all sitting in the Top-10 of the current FIFA Women’s World Rankings. The USA, the reigning Women’s World Cup champions, is first. Germany, the reigning Olympic champion, is second. England is third and France is sixth.

Schedule Format and How to Watch
The tournament format will be the same as the last two years with the four teams participating in three doubleheader events at three different venues over a seven-day period.

The tournament begins with England opening against France on Thursday, March 1 at MAPFRE Stadium (4 p.m. ET), followed by the USA vs. Germany (7 p.m. ET on ESPN2) in a battle of the defending World Cup and Olympic champions. All the teams will then travel to New Jersey and Red Bull Arena where the USA will play the first match of the day on Sunday, March 4, taking on France (12 p.m. ET on ESPN2) followed by Germany vs. England (3 p.m. ET). The tournament will finish on Wednesday, March 7, at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Florida, as France takes on Germany (4 p.m. ET) followed by the tournament finale featuring the USA against England (7 p.m. ET on ESPNews).

2018 SHEBELIEVES CUP SCHEDULE

Date

Matches

Stadium

City

Kickoff

TV

March 1

England vs. France

MAPFRE Stadium

Columbus, Ohio

4 p.m. ET

March 1

USA vs. Germany

MAPFRE Stadium

Columbus, Ohio

7 p.m. ET 

ESPN2

March 4

USA vs. France

Red Bull Arena              

Harrison, N.J.   

12 p.m. ET

ESPN2

March 4

Germany vs. England

Red Bull Arena               

Harrison, N.J.    

3 p.m. ET 

March 7

France vs. Germany

Orlando City Stadium           

Orlando, Fla.

4 p.m. ET

March 7

USA vs. England

Orlando City Stadium           

Orlando, Fla.

7 p.m. ET 

ESPNews

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.

Slim Margins at Previous SheBelieves Cup
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.

In last year’s SheBelieve 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. That match was the first and thus far only game of the 12 contested in the two-year tournament history that has been decided by more than one goal.

The Best Players in the World
Probably the most exciting thing 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.



This includes not only the U.S. players, like 2015 and 2016 FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Carli Lloyd, or prolific goal scorer Alex Morgan, but also forward Eugenie Le Sommer and Wendy Renard of France; thundering Germany forward Alexandra Popp and superbly creative midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan and England defender Stephanie Houghton and attacking midfielder Fara Williams – all considered among the best in the world at their respective positions – just to name a few.
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WNT Dec 21, 2017

World Soccer Powers USA, Germany, England and France Set for 2018 SheBelieves Cup

CHICAGO (December 21, 2017) – U.S. Soccer will host the third annual SheBelieves Cup from March 1-7 as the USA takes on three of the world’s top teams in the most elite, four-team women’s international soccer tournament of the year.

Second-ranked Germany, third-ranked England and sixth-ranked France will once again join the top-ranked USA in a tournament that features international women’s soccer powers and dozens of the world’s best players in the six-game competition. The USA won the inaugural edition in 2016, while France won the 2017 tournament. As in the first two editions, the 2018 tournament will feature the four teams participating in three doubleheader events at three different venues over a seven-day period.

As usual for this tournament, all six games promise to be highly entertaining and competitive match-ups. The 2018 SheBelieves Cup kicks off with England opening against France on Thursday, March 1 at MAPFRE Stadium (4 p.m. ET), followed by the USA against Germany (7 p.m. ET on ESPN2) in a battle of the defending World Cup and Olympic champions. All the teams will then travel to New Jersey and Red Bull Arena where the USA will play the first match of the day on Sunday, March 4, taking on France (12 p.m. ET on ESPN2) followed by Germany vs. England (3 p.m. ET). The tournament will finish on Wednesday, March 7, at Orlando City Stadium as France takes on Germany (4 p.m. ET) followed by the tournament finale featuring the USA’s first visit to the home of the NWSL’s Orlando Pride to take on England (7 p.m. ET on ESPNews).

The winner of the tournament will be based on total points (three for a win, one for a tie), with the first tie-breaker being overall goal difference, followed by most total tournament goals scored, then head-to-head result and lastly, FIFA Ranking if necessary.

2018 SheBelieves Cup schedule

TICKETS
Tickets for all three doubleheaders go on sale to the public Thursday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. ET through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com. Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before the game, and other unique benefits) will be available only for the March 4 event at Red Bull Arena exclusively through ussoccer.com.

To receive notifications directly and for early ticket access, join U.S. Soccer’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat.

U.S. SOCCER MEMBERSHIP (INCLUDES EARLY ACCESS TO TICKETS)
For the opportunity to buy tickets before the general public or those on U.S. Soccer’s social media channels, fans should consider purchasing a U.S. Soccer Membership (only $55 for a one-year term at membership.ussoccer.com). New Members who join by Dec. 31, 2017, will have the opportunity to buy tickets for the 2018 SheBelieves Cup early, plus receive other benefits, like a Member-exclusive scarf and a ten-percent discount on purchases at store.ussoccer.com.

Coaches Circle and Presidents Circle members who support the U.S. Soccer Development Fund can receive individual customer support and concierge services for their ticketing needs. Contact circles@ussoccer.org for more information.

SHEBELIEVES CUP HISTORY
In last year’s 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. Full Results.

In the 2016 edition of the 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. None of the games were decided by more than one goal with three 1-0 victories, two 2-1 victories and one 0-0 draw. In both tournaments, there have been nine total goals scored over the six games. Full Results.

WHAT IS SHEBELIEVES
Conceived and developed by the U.S. WNT players, #SheBelieves is a movement to inspire young girls and encourage them to accomplish their goals and dreams, athletic or otherwise. The campaign launched in the run-up to the 2015 Women’s World Cup and has grown into a special bond between the team and its fans, spreading its powerful message of empowerment and believing in yourself. The SheBelieves Cup adds a showcase event to the campaign, which will continue to spread its positive message and brings together the world’s most elite female soccer players to compete in the U.S., providing a stage to shine the spotlight on positive female role models (athletes and non-athletes alike) and showcase their accomplishments both on the field and in culture at large.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • All three games for the USA mark the first meetings against England, France and Germany since last March.
  • Germany and England have begun the long qualifying process for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Germany sits atop Group 5 after four matches, but suffered a stunning 3-2 loss to Iceland in late October. England is in second place in Group 1 behind Wales, but has played three matches to Wales’ four. As host, France has an automatic berth to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
  • The USA is 21-4-7 all-time against Germany and 2-0-0 vs. West Germany in matches played in 1988 and 1990.
  • The USA is 17-2-2 all-time against France, with the two losses coming on Feb. 8, 2015, a 2-0 setback in Lorient, France, that kicked off the 2015 schedule and at last year’s SheBelieves Cup.
  • The USA played France twice in 2016, winning 1-0 each time, at the SheBelieves Cup in Nashville, Tenn., on a goal in second half stoppage time from Alex Morgan and then at the 2016 Olympics in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on a goal from Carli Lloyd.
  • The USA is 9-4-1 all-time against England. The last three games between the teams have been 1-0 results, the first two went the USA’s way, on Feb. 13, 2015, in Milton Keynes, England with the lone goal coming from a Morgan header and at the 2016 SheBelieves Cup in Tampa, Fla., on a brilliant goal from Crystal Dunn.
  • The USA is 2-1-1 all-time at Red Bull Arena. The USA fell 1-0 to England at the home of the New York Red Bulls last year, tied Korea Republic 0-0 in May of 2015 in the send-off match to that year’s Women’s World Cup and famously defeated them 5-0 on June 20, 2013, as Abby Wambach scored four goals in the first half to brake Mia Hamm’s all-time international scoring record. The USA’s first game at Red Bull Arena was a 1-0 win vs. Mexico in June of 2011.
  • The USA is 5-1-1 at MAPFRE Stadium (formerly Columbus Crew Stadium), dating back to a win over Korea Republic in 1999. The U.S. WNT has some positive history at the venue, having defeated North Korea 3-0 there in the 2003 FIFA WWC.
  • The U.S. WNT has never played at Orlando City Stadium, which opened in February of 2017.
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WNT Dec 21, 2017

Schedule

Date Time Matchup Venue Watch
7 PM ET MAPFRE Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
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ESPN2
12 PM ET Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.
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ESPN2
7 PM ET Orlando City Stadium; Orlando, Fla.
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ESPNews

Results

2018 SheBelieves Cup Standings

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
United States  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germany
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2018 SheBelieves Cup Schedule/Results

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
March 1 England vs. France 4 p.m. MAPFRE Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
March 1 United States vs. Germany 7 p.m. | ESPN2 MAPFRE Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
March 4 United States vs. France
12 p.m. | ESPN2 Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.
March 4 Germany vs. England
3 p.m. Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.
March 7 France vs. Germany
4 p.m. Orlando City Stadium; Orlando, Fla.
March 7 United States vs. England
7 p.m. | ESPNews Orlando City Stadium; Orlando, Fla.

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 - 2018 SheBelieves Cup Stats

Record: 0-0-0 
Updated through March 1, 2018

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Y/R


0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0
0 0/0
0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0
0 0 0 0 0 0/0
0 0 0 0 0 0/0
0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0
0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

 0  0 0  0  0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0
0 0/0
0 0 0 0
0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0
0 0 0 0 0 0/0
0 0 0 0 0
0/0
0 0 0 0 0 0/0

0 0 0 0 0 0/0







Own Goal 0
Totals
0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Opponent Totals
0 0 0 0 0 0/0

2018 SheBelieves Cup Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T


0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
Opponent Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
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