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2018 SheBelieves Cup

Columbus OH | Harrison NJ | Orlando FL

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Making the Case: Megan Rapinoe, 2018 Female Player of the Year

On Nov. 20, U.S. Soccer announced the five nominees for 2018 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year. This year's nominees are midfielders Julie Ertz and Lindsey Horan; and forwards Tobin Heath, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe. Today we conclude our “Making the Case” series with our fifth nominee, Megan Rapinoe.

If 2017 was the year that brought us a post-ACL, fully-recovered Megan Rapinoe, then 2018 saw her take it to an even higher level. This year, she was consistently dangerous with both her goal-scoring and setting up teammates, while her creative and dynamic flank play was one of the keys to the USA’s success.

Rapinoe led the USA in assists with 12, tied for her career-high in a calendar year. Seven of Rapinoe’s assists were on Alex Morgan goals. She started all 17 matches she played, logging 1,214 minutes (good for sixth on the team) and had seven goals. Her combined goals and assists (19) were highest on the U.S. team for any player besides Morgan (21).

While she was a key figure in almost every game she featured in for the U.S. this past year, she had a game for the record books against Mexico on April 8. She scored one goal and notched four assists in the 6-2 victory in what was her 135th international appearance (she finished 2018 with 145). It was the first game of her career in which she had four assists. She joined Carli Lloyd as the only players during the last two years with a goal and 3+ assists in a match.

Rapinoe was a finalist for NWSL MVP in a year that saw her play 1,315 minutes over 16 games for the Seattle Reign as they finished third in the NWSL. She scored seven goals (tied for 10th in the league) and had six assists (tied for fourth) and was named to the NWSL Best XI.

She was one of 10 finalists for the 2018 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year and finished fourth in the voting, just one percentage point out of third, and she also won the 2018 ESPY for Best NWSL player. Rapinoe is also a nominee for the first France Football Women's Ballon d'Or.

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WNT Nov 30, 2018
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18 Numbers for the WNT in 2018

In a year that started with a training camp in Los Angeles followed by the first game of the schedule in San Diego and ended with a match in chilly Glasgow, Scotland, the U.S. Women’s National Team navigated 20 matches in 11 states and two countries to put together a year that will go down as one of the most successful in program history. Not only did the team achieve its most important g Read more
WNT Nov 19, 2018
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The Black & White Collection: Sights, Scenes and Moments of the 2018 SheBelieves Cup

Taking a look back the 2018 SheBelieves Cup. Read more
WNT Mar 22, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS: WNT Crowned 2018 SheBelieves Cup Champion After 1-0 Win vs. England

The U.S. WNT defeated England 1-0 in the final match of the 2018 SheBelieves Cup to claim a second SBC title in three years. Read more
WNT Mar 8, 2018
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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. 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
Tierna 
Davidson

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
Naeher)

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
country
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WNT Mar 8, 2018
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U.S. Soccer Announces 2018 SheBelieves Internship Program

CHICAGO (March 8, 2018) – U.S. Soccer, along with several of its partners, will launch an internship program in 2018 as part of the SheBelieves initiative. U.S. Soccer will provide four SheBelieves internships, Continental Tire will provide four, Northwestern Medical will provide one, Hisense will provide one and the National Women’s Soccer League Media will provide one. Interested stu Read more
WNT Mar 8, 2018

WNT Wins 2018 SheBelieves Cup with 1-0 Victory vs. England

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 7, 2018) – The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated England 1-0 in front of 12, 351 fans at Orlando City Stadium on Wednesday night to win its second SheBelieves Cup title in three years. A tight defensive affair in the opening minutes, the USA went on to out-shoot England 3-0 in the first half with the most dangerous chances coming late in the frame. In the 43rd mi Read more
WNT Mar 7, 2018
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France Defeats Germany 3-0 to Wrap Up 2018 SheBelieves Cup

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 7, 2018) – France defeated Germany 3-0 in the final game for both teams at the 2018 SheBelieves Cup, getting a first half screamer from Amandine Henry and second-half scores from Eugenie Le Sommer and Valerie Gauvin that sealed the victory. France head coach Corinne Diacre started a predominately first-choice team while Germany head coach Steffi Jones chose to start sev Read more
WNT Mar 7, 2018

Lineup Notes: USA vs. England Clash in Orlando for 2018 SheBelieves Cup Title

USA vs. England Date: March 7, 2018 Venue: Orlando City Stadium; Orlando, Fla. Broadcast: ESPNews Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT Tonight’s Starting XI vs. England: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 16-Emily Sonnett, 17-Tierna Davidson, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 19-Crystal Dunn; 20-Allie Long, 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.), 9-Lindsey Horan; 11-Mallory Pugh, 13-Alex Morgan, 15-Megan Rapinoe Subs: 2-Casey Short, 3-Andi Sulli Read more
WNT Mar 7, 2018

Match Preview: USA and England Play for 2018 SheBelieves Cup Title | March 7 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPNEWS

The USA will head into the final match of the 2018 SheBelieves Cup needing a victory against England to win the tournament. The match marks the first visit for the U.S. Women to Orlando City Stadium and the tournament finale kicks off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPNews, ESPN3 and the ESPN App. Follow all the #USWNT action on Twitter using #SheBelievesCup, #SheBelieves and #USAvENG on @ussoccer_wnt and @u Read more
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Dunn Comes Home

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SheBelieves Cup: Five Things to Know About England

After wins in their first games of the 2018 SheBelieves Cup, and draws in their second, the U.S. WNT and England will meet on Wednesday, March 7 (7 p.m. ET; ESPNews) in Orlando with everything to play for in the final match of the tournament. READ: Five Things to Know About the 2018 SheBelieves Cup, Presented by Thorne England Women’s National Team Roster by Position: GOALKEEPER Read more
WNT Mar 5, 2018

Lineup Notes: USA Continues SheBelieves Cup vs. France

USA vs. France Date: March 4, 2018 Venue: Red Bull Arena; Harrison, New Jersey Broadcast: ESPN2 Kickoff: 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT Tonight’s Starting XI vs. France: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 22-Taylor Smith, 17-Tierna Davidson, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 5-Kelley O’Hara; 3-Andi Sullivan, 6-Morgan Brian, 9-Lindsey Horan, 11-Mallory Pugh, 13-Alex Morgan (capt.), 15-Megan Rapinoe Subs: 2-Casey Short, 8-Jul Read more
WNT Mar 4, 2018

SBC Hero Meets Her Heroes

WNT Mar 4, 2018

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
1-0 W Orlando City Stadium; Orlando, Fla. 12,351 Bardsley(og)
1-1 D Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J. 25,706 Pugh
1-0 W MAPFRE Stadium; Columbus, Ohio 14,591 Rapinoe

2018 SheBelieves Cup - March 1-7, 2018 - Columbus, Ohio | Harrison, N.J. | Orlando, Fla.

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 5-7 Menlo Park, Calif. NC Courage 30/0
D 5-10 Menlo Park, Calif. Chicago Red Stars 12/1
D 5-1 Rockville Centre, N.Y. NC Courage 75/24
M 5-7 Mesa, Ariz. Chicago Red Stars 73/18
GK 5-9 Satellite Beach, Fla. Orlando Pride 19/0
M 5-9 Golden, Colo. Portland Thorns FC 62/7
D 5-7 Boise, Idaho Chicago Red Stars 7/0
F 5-8 Delran, N.J. Sky Blue FC 265/105
M 5-8 Northport, N.Y. Seattle Reign 40/6
F 5-4 Chapin, S.C. Sky Blue FC 6/0
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
F 5-7 Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. Utah Royals FC 106/46
F 5-5 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Washington Spirit 43/12
F 5-7 Redding, Calif. Seattle Reign FC 145/41
D 5-7 Naperville, Ill. Chicago Red Stars 27/0
D 5-3 Fort Worth, Texas Washington Spirit 10/0
D 5-7 Marietta, Ga. Portland Thorns FC 26/0
M 5-7 Lorton, Va. Washington Spirit 11/0
F 5-7 Fresno, Calif. NC Courage 19/4

2018 SheBelieves Cup - March 1-7, 2018 - Columbus, Ohio | Harrison, N.J. | Orlando, Fla.

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

Abby Dahlkemper

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Menlo Park, Calif.

Club:
NC Courage

Tierna Davidson

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Menlo Park, Calif.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Crystal Dunn

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-1

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Club:
NC Courage

Julie Ertz

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Ashlyn Harris

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Satellite Beach, Fla.

Club:
Orlando Pride

Lindsey Horan

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Golden, Colo.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Sofia Huerta

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Boise, Idaho

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

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

Savannah McCaskill

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Chapin, S.C.

Club:
Sky Blue FC

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

Christen Press

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Club:
Utah Royals FC

Mallory Pugh

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Club:
Washington Spirit

Megan Rapinoe

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Redding, Calif.

Club:
Seattle Reign FC

Casey Short

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Taylor Smith

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

Club:
Washington Spirit

Emily Sonnett

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Andi Sullivan

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Lorton, Va.

Club:
Washington Spirit

Lynn Williams

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Fresno, Calif.

Club:
NC Courage

2018 SheBelieves Cup Standings

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
United States 3 2 0 1 3 1 2 7
England 3 1 1 1 6 4 2 4
France 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
Germany 3 0 2 1 2 6 -4 1

2018 SheBelieves Cup Schedule/Results

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
March 1 England vs. France 4-1 MAPFRE Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
March 1 United States vs. Germany 1-0 MAPFRE Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
March 4 United States vs. France
1-1 Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.
March 4 Germany vs. England
2-2 Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.
March 7 France vs. Germany
3-0 Orlando City Stadium; Orlando, Fla.
March 7 United States vs. England
1-0 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: 2-0-1 
Updated through March 7, 2018

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Y/R

Brian, Morgan M 2 1 115 0 0 0/0
Campbell, Jane GK 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Dahlkemper, Abby D 3 3 270 0
0 0/0
Davidson, Tierna D 3 3 270 0 0 0/0
Dunn, Crystal F 2 1 107 0 0 0/0
Ertz, Julie M 1 1 72 0 0 0/0
Harris, Ashlyn GK 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Horan, Lindsey M 2 2 135 0 0 0/0
Huerta, Sophia D 1 0 16 0 0 0/0
Lloyd, Carli M 3 2 172 0 0
0/0
Long, Allie M 2 1 75 0 0 0/0
McCaskill, Savannah F 3 0 73  0  0 0/0
Morgan, Alex F 3 3 269 0 1 0/0
Naeher, Alyssa GK 3 3 270 0
0 0/0
O'Hara, Kelley D 2 2 169 0
0 0/0
Press, Christen F 1 0 14 0 0 0/0
Pugh, Mallory M 3 3 251 1 0 0/0
Rapinoe, Megan F 3 3 211 1 0 0/0
Short, Casey D 1 0 48 0 0 0/0
Smith, Taylor D 2 2 134 0 0 0/0
Sonnett, Emily D 2 1 94 0 0
0/0
Sullivan, Andi M 1 1 73 0 0 0/0
Williams, Lynn F 3 0 47 0 0 0/0
Own Goal 1
Totals
3 3 270 3 1 0/0
Opponent Totals
3 3 270 1 1 5/0

2018 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
Naeher, Alyssa 3 3 270 3 1 2 0.33 2-0-1
Totals 3 3 270 3 1 2 0.33 2-0-1
Opponent Totals 3 3 270 1 3 0 1.00 0-2-1
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