The annual SheBelieves Cup is again in america this February with Brazil, Canada, and Japan making the journey.
U.S. Soccer introduced on Friday that Vlatko Andonovski’s workforce will host the annual match at Exploria Stadium, GEODIS Park, and Toyota Stadium. The match will run from February 16-22 and can function 4 groups which might be at present within the high 12 of FIFA’s Ladies Rankings.
This would be the second slate of matches for the USWNT in 2023 following a two-match roadtrip in opposition to New Zealand. All 4 groups will participate in three matches apiece with February sixteenth, nineteenth, and twenty second being chosen as match days.
“The primary 5 video games of the 2023 schedule will all be in opposition to groups enjoying within the World Cup and we count on to verify a couple of extra matches in opposition to high opponents earlier than we go to New Zealand through the summer season,” stated Andonovski. “We love the SheBelieves Cup for the world class competitors it brings, the format that helps replicate group play at a World Cup and the general that means that it has for our workforce and ladies’s sports activities.
“Clearly, you get extra relaxation days in a World Cup, however managing a roster with three video games over seven days in opposition to groups with three very totally different kinds of play is admittedly good preparation for us as we proceed to develop as a workforce in direction of subsequent summer season,” he added.
The USWNT will open its three-match schedule on the sixteenth in opposition to Canada (7 p.m. ET) earlier than dealing with Japan (3:30 p.m. ET) on the nineteenth and Brazil on the twenty second (7 p.m. ET).
Brazil, Canada, and Japan have all clinched their berths into the 2023 FIFA Ladies’s World Cup.