USWNT to play a SheBelieves Cup match in Nashville

Press release:

CHICAGO (December 6, 2018) – U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday afternoon that the U.S. Women’s National Team will return to Nashville as a part of it preparations for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In a 10-game build up to the World Cup dubbed “Countdown to the Cup,” the U.S. WNT will play England at Nissan Stadium on March 2, 2019 in the SheBelieves Cup.

Nashville SC Season Ticket Members will have exclusive presale access to tickets for the game.

A four-team round robin tournament, the 2019 SheBelieves Cup will include the U.S., England, Brazil and Japan, playing doubleheaders in three cities from February 27 through March 5. Brazil and Japan will open up the March 2 doubleheader at Nissan Stadium at 1 p.m. CT while the U.S. and England will play at 3:30 p.m.

“This schedule checks a lot of important boxes in our preparation for the World Cup,” said U.S. WNT head coach Jill Ellis. “We’ll get to experience a variety of teams in regard to their strengths and styles of play and almost all of countries will be in their World Cup preparation as well. We are playing tough games in Europe, which is vitally important, and also get to play quality opponents in front of our home fans at venues all across the USA. It will go fast, but these games will be a major factor in pushing us to be at our peak once we arrive in France next summer.”

The U.S. WNT is 3-0 all-time at Nissan Stadium, taking down Canada in 2004 and France in 2016 by identical 1-0 scores. The USA also beat Scotland 3-1 in 2013.

As a part of the SheBelieves Cup, U.S. Soccer will hold a Girls’ Fantasy Camp in Nashville from March 1-4. It will include training sessions with former Women’s National Team players, premium match tickets, behind-the-scenes access and more. The camp is open to girls born in 2005, 2006 and 2007. For more information, contact fantasycamp@ussoccer.org.

More soccer in Nashville is good, and more national team games in Nashville are even better!

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