Orlando (Jan. 13, 2020) – Highlighted by the fifth annual SheBelieves Cup, Offered by Visa, U.S. Soccer will launch its most expansive SheBelieves marketing campaign in historical past this March in a number of cities throughout the USA to encourage, encourage and empower individuals to perform their targets. Exploria Stadium, residence to Orlando Metropolis SC of Main League Soccer and Orlando Pleasure of the Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League, will host the primary double-header of the event on March 5.
Members of the latest U.S. WNT roster embrace Orlando Pleasure captain and goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris, defender Ali Krieger, in addition to the latest addition to the staff in defender Emily Sonnett, who was not too long ago acquired in a commerce with the Portland Thorns. Pleasure ahead Alex Morgan stays sidelined because of being pregnant.
Tickets will go on sale to most people on Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. ET, nevertheless Orlando Metropolis and Orlando Pleasure Season Ticket Members could have entry to a sophisticated presale beginning Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. ET.
Impressed by the USWNT gamers, the #SheBelieves marketing campaign was launched within the run-up to the FIFA Girls’s World Cup 2015 however has since grown right into a particular bond between the staff and its followers, spreading its highly effective message of empowerment and believing in oneself.
The SheBelieves Cup is the showcase occasion for the marketing campaign and brings collectively lots of the world’s most proficient ladies soccer gamers to compete within the U.S., offering a stage to shine the highlight on position fashions (athletes and non-athletes alike) and showcase their accomplishments each on the sphere and in tradition at giant.
The 2020 SheBelieves Cup will happen from March 5-11 as three of the highest groups on the planet – England, Japan and Spain – be a part of the USA for essentially the most elite four-team worldwide event in ladies’s soccer. The format would be the similar because the earlier 4 years with the groups taking part in three doubleheader occasions at three totally different venues over a seven-day interval. All three of the USA’s matches shall be broadcast on the ESPN household of networks and in Spanish on TUDN.
2020 SHEBELIEVES CUP, PRESENTED BY VISA, SCHEDULE
Date Matches Stadium Metropolis Kickoff (TV)
Mar. 5 Spain vs. Japan Exploria Stadium Orlando, Fla. 4:15 p.m. ET
Mar. 5 USA vs. England Exploria Stadium Orlando, Fla. 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2, TUDN
Mar. 8 Japan vs. England Pink Bull Enviornment Harrison, N.J. 2:15 p.m. ET
Mar. 8 USA vs. Spain Pink Bull Enviornment Harrison, N.J. 5 p.m. ET on ESPN, TUDN
Mar. 11 England vs. Spain Toyota Stadium Frisco, Texas 4:15 p.m. CT
Mar. 11 USA vs. Japan Toyota Stadium Frisco, Texas 7 p.m. CT on ESPNews, TUDN
“U.S. Soccer does such an ideal job staging this event and it’s a world class occasion for the gamers and the followers,” mentioned U.S. Girls’s Nationwide Workforce head coach Vlatko Andonovski. “We sit up for welcoming these actually proficient groups to the USA and there’s nothing higher than going through gamers who drive you to be your finest with a view to achieve success, which is what we’ll get from England, Japan and Spain. There’s some nice historical past between these groups – some very latest historical past — and I do know all six video games shall be glorious shows to indicate why the ladies’s sport retains growing in reputation and competitiveness.”
The event will mark the USA’s first conferences with England and Spain since final summer time’s FIFA Girls’s World Cup 2019. The USA performed each international locations within the knockout rounds in France, defeating Spain within the Spherical of 16 and England within the Semifinal, each by 2-1 scores. The USA’s most up-to-date assembly with Japan was a 2-2 draw on the 2019 SheBelieves Cup. England, ranked sixth on the planet coming off its fourth-place end on the World Cup, has performed in every of the 4 earlier SheBelieves Cup tournaments. This would be the second look for 10th-ranked Japan, after taking part final yr, and the primary for 13th-ranked Spain. Each Japan and Spain made the Spherical of 16 in France.
Past the event, 2020 will see U.S. Soccer proceed to construct on the motion by bringing again various initiatives, together with the third annual SheBelieves Summit, offered by Deloitte, which shall be held on March 14 in Chicago; the SheBelieves Hero™, a contest to honor a person who embodies the SheBelieves spirit; the SheBelieves Internship Program; and, this Spring, U.S. Soccer will launch a brand new initiative known as the SheBelieves Academy, a digital toolkit that may assist empower communities of girls throughout the U.S. by means of a sequence of workshops.
2020 SHEBELIEVES CUP, PRESENTED VISA, FORMAT
The winner of the event shall be decided by complete factors (three for a win, one for a tie), with the primary tiebreaker being general purpose distinction, adopted by most complete targets scored, then head-to-head outcome and, lastly, Truthful Play Rating, if needed. The USA gained the inaugural SheBelieves Cup in 2016, France gained in 2017, the USA gained once more in 2018 and England took prime honors in 2019.
2020 SHEBELIEVES CUP, PRESENTED BY VISA, TICKETS
Tickets go on sale to the general public for all occasions on Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. ET by means of ussoccer.com. Teams of 20 or extra can order straight at ussoccer.com. SheBelieves Cup VIP Tickets (particular VIP packages that embrace a premium ticket, a event t-shirt, parking go, VIP entry to the sphere earlier than the match, and different distinctive advantages) are additionally obtainable completely by means of ussoccer.com. A ticket is legitimate for each matches of the doubleheader on the date bought.
As a proud supporter of the USWNT by means of 2023 and the presenting sponsor of the SheBelieves Cup, Visa will proceed its long-standing assist within the growth of girls’s soccer. The assist of U.S. Girls’s Soccer enhances Visa’s world funding in ladies’s soccer by means of partnerships with UEFA Girls’s Soccer and Visa’s longstanding partnership with FIFA, together with the FIFA Girls’s World Cup, FIFA U-17 Girls’s World Cup India 2020 and FIFA U-20 Girls’s World Cup Costa Rica/Panama 2020.