USWNT coach Jill Ellis revealed the final 23-player squad for the 2018 SheBelieves Cup on Friday. The tournament will see the world’s No. 1-ranked side (the U.S.) host Germany (No. 2), England (No. 3) and France (No. 6) in a round-robin tournament across three cities — Columbus, Ohio, Harrison, New Jersey, and Orlando, Florida.
The NWSL draft took place today, and there was no shortage of drama.
The USWNT finished off 2017 with a commanding 3-1 victory over Canada in front of 17,690 at the Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California, with Julie Ertz, Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd scoring the goals for the States. Janine Beckie scored the lone goal for the Canadians.
Overall, the USWNT posted a record of 12 wins, three losses and one draw in 2017. Although they weren’t victorious at either the SheBelieves Cup or the Tournament of Nations, the U.S. finished the year on an eight-match unbeaten streak dating back to July 30.
Folks are extremely mad online about the nominations for FIFA's Best Women's Player Award. The reason for this is the three nominations are Lieke Martens, Carli Lloyd and Deyna Castellanos.
While the entire 2017 calendar for the USWNT is still unknown, it’s fair to say that the SheBelieves Cup will serve as their biggest and toughest competition of the year. With all four participating nations ranked in the top five of the FIFA Women’s World Rankings, the tournament will prove to be a marquee event.
UWSNT coach Jill Ellis released the 23-player roster for the Cup that will kick off on Wednesday, March 1 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Carli Lloyd just signed for a short-term stint with Manchester City. Rising star Crystal Dunn is leaving for Chelsea. And soccer rock star Alex Morgan is (temporarily) at French Club Lyon. While these might seem like isolated incidents, it's actually a pattern. More and more U.S. women's soccer stars are leaving the states, at least in the short term for Europe.