USWNT kick off their final game of the SheBelieves Cup
The GIST: With the global fight for equal pay marching on in the backdrop (and on their wrists), the USWNT kicks off their final game of the SheBelieves Cup tonight, and the trophy hangs in the balance.
Weekend recap: The world No. 1 red, white and blue lead the SheBelieves standings after taking down No. 11 Japan 1–0 on Sunday. Stop us if you heard this one before, but forward Mallory Swanson was the difference-maker, scoring her sixth goal in four games. That’ll do.
Tonight’s game: It all comes down to tonight’s 7 p.m. ET match vs. No. 9 Brazil, arguably the USWNT’s toughest opponent of the tournament. The Canarinha are sitting in third, but could steal the trophy from the three-time defending champs with a win and multiple goals.
- But it’ll be a tough task, especially if the Americans see the return of midfielder Rose Lavelle, who’ll be a game-time decision after sitting out the first two matches with an injury.
- Can the USWNT make it four straight SheBelieves? Or will Brazil’s creative midfielders craft up a masterpiece? Our eyes will be glued to HBO Max to find out.