The USA is hosting the sixth annual SheBelieves Cup from Feb. 18-24 as Canada, Brazil and Argentina join the USA for the tournament. The entirety of the tournament will be played at Orlando’s Exploria Stadium with the three doubleheaders taking place in a seven-day span. This will be the second appearance for Brazil at the SheBelieves Cup, after participating in 2019, and the first for Canada and Argentina. The pacing of the tournament mirrors that of the group stage of the Olympics, with two days rest between games.
|Feb. 18||3pm||Brazil vs. Argentina||3-0 W|
|Feb. 18||6pm||USA vs. Canada||1-0 W|
|Feb. 21||2pm||USA vs. Brazil||2-0 W|
|Feb. 21||5pm||Argentina vs. Canada||FS2/TUDN App. TUDN.tv|
|Feb. 24||3pm||Canada vs. Brazil||FS1/TUDN App. TUDN.tv|
|Feb. 24||6pm||USA vs. Argentina||FS1/TUDN|
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— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) February 19, 2021
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— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 21, 2021
Due to an injury, Canada will be without the services of talisman Christine Sinclair, one of the greatest players in the history of women’s soccer and the all-time leading international scorer in the history of the world with 186 goals.
The USA and Canada most recently met on Feb. 9, 2020, in final of the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament, a 3-0 win for the USA behind goals from Lynn Williams, Lindsey Horan and Megan Rapinoe. The Feb. 21 match against Brazil features the return of former USWNT head coach Pia Sundhage who is now at the helm for Brazil.
For more on the tournament, visit USsoccer.com
U.S. Women’s National Team 2021 SheBelieves Cup Roster by Position (Club; Caps/Goals):
The US continues to list Crystal Dunn as a defender despite her stated goal of playing forward, her position with her club team. In addition, Sam Mewis is out with an ankle injury suffered January 22nd in a WSL match with Manchester City. She continues her rehabilitation in England.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 4), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage; 0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 65)
DEFENDERS (8): Abby Dahlkemper (Manchester City, ENG; 63/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 27/1), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC; 107/24), Casey Krueger (Chicago Red Stars; 32/0), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit; 133/2), Margaret Purce (Sky Blue FC; 4/1), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 179/0), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit; 48/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 105/20), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 88/20), Jaelin Howell (Florida State; 1/0), Rose Lavelle (Manchester City, ENG; 48/13), Catarina Macario (Olympique Lyonnais, FRA; 2/1), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash; 18/3)
FORWARDS (6): Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 296/123), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 170/107), Christen Press (Manchester United, ENG; 139/58), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign; 170/54), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 1/0), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage; 31/10)