The matches of the 2024 SheBelieves Cup will be the first of six domestic games the U.S. Women will play following the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup and leading into the 2024 Olympics in France.
“This is a tournament that features three teams already in the Olympics and Japan has a great chance to qualify, so coming off the Gold Cup, these are the exact kinds of games we need to evaluate players and continue to push our team as we prepare for France,” said U.S. interim head coach Twila Kilgore. “One great thing about the SheBelieves Cup is that it goes a long way in replicating the group stage at the Olympics, both in the short amount of rest you get between games while also facing teams with different styles of play during a group stage. The games will be great tests for all the teams and fun for the fans ahead of the Olympics.”
All three visiting teams feature multiple players who play in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Atlanta will host its first U.S. Soccer match since Fayette County was named as the future site of the recently announced U.S. Soccer National Training Center. The match in Atlanta will be USWNT’s first at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The U.S. Women did play twice at the now-demolished Georgia Dome, the most recent match coming in 2016.
The USWNT will be playing at Lower.com Field for just the second time, but the match will mark the USA’s 12th game in Columbus since first playing there in 1993 at Westerville North High School. The USA played nine games at the Historic Crew Stadium.
VISA SHEBELIEVES CUP MVP
For the fifth year in a row, Visa, the presenting partner of the SheBelieves Cup, will award the MVP trophy to the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. The award will be announced following the conclusion of the final match. Spain’s Alexia Putellas – the Ballon d’Or winner in both 2021 and 2022 -- won the inaugural award in 2020. The USA’s Rose Lavelle won the award in 2021, the USA’s Catarina Macario won it in 2022, and the USA’s Mallory Swanson took home the trophy in 2023, as voted on by a selection committee of former Women’s National Team players from each participating country. A new selection committee comprised of representatives from all competing nations will be announced for the 2024 SheBelieves Cup while fans will once again have the opportunity to vote for the Visa SheBelieves Cup MVP award recipient via online ballot to select among a list of finalists chosen by the committee. The fan vote will be incorporated into the overall determination of the 2024 Visa SheBelieves Cup MVP.
In an exciting new enhancement this year, U.S. Soccer will award $25,000 to women-owned small businesses from the same country as the National Team represented by the Visa SheBelieves Cup MVP, thanks to Visa’s continuing commitment to supporting women on and off the field.
Tickets purchased for each game date will be valid for both matches on that match day.
Tickets for the April 6 doubleheader at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta in Atlanta go on sale to the public TODAY. More than 19,000 tickets were sold during the presale.
The presale for the April 9 doubleheader at Lower.com Field in Columbus, Ohio will begin on Monday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. ET and run to Wednesday, Jan. 24.
The public on-sale date for the 2024 SheBelieves Cup matches in Columbus will begin on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. ET.
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