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World Champion USWNT Hosts First Of Its Kind SheBelieves Cup

Kelley O'Hara SheBelieves Cup

The U.S. women have already qualified for this summer’s biggest soccer event but they aren’t waiting to take on their global competitors. This year, the USWNT is hosting the inaugural SheBelieves Cup March 3-9. Top international contenders Germany, France, and England will also participate.

#SheBelieves Movement

The women of the USWNT give an inspired performance every time they step onto the field. That’s why they want to inspire young girls to accomplish all of their goals, on and off the pitch. In addition to the SheBelieves Cup, U.S. Soccer will host a “Girls Fantasy Camp” in Nashville during the tournament for girls aged 13-15 in an effort to grow the sport.

The Roster

The official roster for the cup includes five Eastbay cover athletes: Kelley O’Hara, Becky Sauerbrunn, Morgan Brian, Heather O’Reilly, and Alex Morgan. See the full roster below:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)

DEFENDERS (9): Lauren Barnes (Seattle Reign FC), Whitney Engen (Boston Breakers), Jaelene Hinkle (Western New York Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (Western New York Flash), Heather O’Reilly (FC Kansas City)
FORWARDS (4): Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado)

The Schedule

March 3: Germany vs. France, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla. 5 pm ET
March 3: USA vs. England, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla. 7:30 pm ET
March 6: USA vs. France, Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn. 3 pm ET
March 6: Germany vs. England, Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn. 5:30 pm ET
March 9: France vs. England, FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla. 5 pm ET
March 9: USA vs. Germany, FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla. 7:30 pm ET

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