SheBelieves Cup To Conclude Tonight in Tampa

SheBelieves Cup To Conclude Tonight in Tampa

Championship Scenarios: Here are the championship scenarios heading into the final SheBelieves Cup matchday on Tuesday, March 5 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. 
  • If there is a winner in the England-Japan match, that team will win the tournament title.
  • If Japan draws with England and the USA fails to beat Brazil, Japan will win the tournament.
  • If England and Japan draw, the USA could take the tournament title IF it defeats Brazil AND comes out ahead of Japan on goal differential.
  • If England and Japan draw, 0-0, the USA would need to defeat Brazil 2-0, which would tie the USA in goal difference with Japan but put the USA head on the second tiebreaker, goals scored.
  • If England and Japan draw, 1-1, the USA would need to win 3-0 to take the title, tying Japan on goal difference, but moving ahead on the second tie-breaker, goals scored.
  • If England and Japan draw, 2-2, the USA would need to win 4-0 to take the title, trying Japan on goal difference, but moving ahead on the second tie-breaker, goals scored. 
 
USA vs. Brazil: The USA and Brazil have a long history dating back to 1986 when the teams met in just the eighth match played by the U.S. Women, a 2-1 U.S victory in Italy. The USA has played Brazil eight times since the start of 2012 and has a record of 5-1-2 over that span. The most recent meeting was at last summer’s Tournament of Nations where the USA needed a two-goal win to take the tournament title but fell behind 1-0 on a Tierna Davidson own goal. The USA roared back to scored four unanswered goals in front of a packed house in Bridgeview, Ill., with Rose Lavelle getting the equalizer and Julie Ertz putting the USA ahead off a brilliant assist from Tobin Heath. Heath then got the goal that would eventually win the tournament and Alex Morgan bagged a clincher.

 
100 Goals Watch: After scoring against Japan on Feb. 27 in Chester, Pa., Alex Morgan – the 2018 U.S. Soccer Player of the Year, now has 99 goals and at age 29 sits in sole possession of seventh place on the USA’s all-time goal-scoring list. She has scored 26 goals over her last 30 WNT matches through the end of 2017 and 2018 and into 2019. With her hat trick against Japan on July 26, 2018, the fourth of her career, Morgan is now tied with Michelle Akers in third place all-time in multi-goal games (26) behind Abby Wambach (45) and Mia Hamm (38). She has 22 career two-goal games. Morgan has scored against 28 different countries and in 11 different countries. Since the start of 2014, Alex Morgan has scored eight goals against Japan, tied for the most goals any WNT player has against any opponent in that time.


2019 SheBelieves Cup Standings

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

Japan

2

1

0

1

5

3

+2

4

England

2

1

0

1

4

3

+1

4

United States

2

0

0

2

4

4

0

2

Brazil

2

0

2

0

2

5

-3

0

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