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U.S. Soccer announces new women’s tournament

From March 3 through 9, U.S. Soccer will host an elite, four-team international tournament that will pit the U.S. women’s national team against England, France and Germany. Together, these four sides represent four of the top five ranked women’s national teams in the world. Top talents like Louisa Necib and Eugenie Le Sommer of France; Fara Williams, Steph Houghton and Laura Bassett of England and Anja Mittig and Dzsenifer Maroszan of Germany are just a few of the world’s best players expected to be on hand.

U.S. Soccer announces new women's tournament

USWNT will face off against England, France and Germany in new four-team tournament. Canada may have been the host for the 2015 Women’s World Cup, but U.S. Soccer is bringing some big-time international competition to North America for an encore.

From March 3 through 9, U.S. Soccer will host an elite, four-team international tournament that will pit the U.S. women’s national team against England, France and Germany. Together, these four sides represent four of the top five ranked women’s national teams in the world. Top talents like Louisa Necib and Eugenie Le Sommer of France; Fara Williams, Steph Houghton and Laura Bassett of England and Anja Mittig and Dzsenifer Maroszan of Germany are just a few of the world’s best players expected to be on hand.

The tournament, dubbed the SheBelieves Cup, will be held from March 3 through 9 in Nashville, Tampa and Boca Raton, Florida. It will give the U.S. women a chance to hone their game in anticipation of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, should the U.S. women qualify as expected in the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament Feb. 9-21 in Texas. […]

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