Join us for the The She Believes Cup at the Toffee Club in Portland, Oregon
The countdown to the 2019 Women’s World Cup has begun! Hosted in France between the 7th June and the 7th of July, this tournament will be a true highlight of the summer for us at the Toffee Club.
During the “Countdown to the Cup”, we will show a set of friendlies, set to prepare the teams for the World Cup. These include the annual She Believes Cup.
This invitational tournament, in its fourth year, sees four national teams (USA, England, Brazil and Japan) playing a round robin where teams get three points for a win, one for a draw and zero for a loss. The team with the most points will win the trophy.
Games will be played in three venues across the USA: Chester, Nashville and Tampa.
Here is what to watch for as the USA prepares for the World Cup in this edition of the She Believes Cup tournament:
· The USA will be facing three of the top teams going to the World Cup, and assuming that the USA will make it out of the group stage, there is a big possibility of facing these teams again.
· Defender Kelley O’Hara is making her return to the USA roster after undergoing ankle surgery. O’Hara is an essential part of the USA’s backline and it will be good to see her return to the pitch after surgery.
· This could be the last chance for players like Danielle Colaprico and McCall Zerboni to state their case and make the final cuts for the World Cup roster.
· Jill Ellis has been clear that Alyssa Naeher will be the #1 for the USA. With injury always being a possibility in major tournaments it will be interesting to see if Ellis gives other keepers a chance during this tournament.
Here are the upcoming of US United States National Soccer Team games:
Saturday 2nd March 1.30 PM USWNT vs England – Pub screens
Tuesday 5th March 5 PM USWNT vs Brazil – Pub screens
There is no doubt that with this being a World Cup year She Believes carries a lot more weight than it has in years past. So stay tuned to our events calendar, we have some exciting plans to make the 2019 a time to remember for women’s soccer.