The GIST: We’re here for any and all reasons to fangirl over our US Women’s National Soccer team. And this year’s SheBelieves Cup is the perfect excuse.
The SheBelieves Cup?: Yes. Since 2016, the US has been hosting this annual tournament between some of the top teams in the world. And this year, we’ve invited No. 6 England, No. 10 Japan and No. 13 Spain to join in on the fun. The tournament kicks off today and runs until March 11th.
Cool. What’s it for?: The Cup is meant to help the women’s teams practice for major tournaments (think the Olympics or the World Cup) by mimicking the atmosphere of those events. From the traveling to the trophy awarded at the end, the exhibition is just as rigorous as any other international tournament they compete in. Intense, right?
And how’s our USWNT looking?: Always good. After winning the 2019 FIFA World Cup and the recent CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers, we’re not too concerned. And, to make matters better, we’ve previously won two Triwizard SheBelieves Cups, so we’re feeling pretty confident about this one.