She believes cup

2018 SheBelieves Cup coming to MAPFRE Stadium with England-France & USWNT-Germany

COLUMBUS – In conjunction with U.S. Soccer, MAPFRE Stadium today announced that it is set to host a SheBelieves Cup doubleheader for the United States Women’s National Team against Germany and England versus France on Thursday, March 1, 2018. England and France will play at 4 p.m. ET followed by the U.S.-Germany match at 7 p.m. ET.

The U.S.-Germany match is set to air on ESPN2.This is set to be the eighth match for the U.S. Women’s National Team at MAPFRE Stadium and the first since a 9-0 victory over Thailand on September 15, 2016.

The SheBelieves Cup, now in its third consecutive year, is a four-team invitational women's soccer round-robin style tournament held in the United States. The U.S. Women’s National Team won the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2016, while last year’s tournament was won by France.

Tickets for the doubleheader go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, January 11 through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Columbus Crew SC Season Ticket Members will receive information via email about a special pre-sale opportunity.

MAPFRE Stadium has played host to seven U.S. Women's National Team matches all-time, with the Stars & Stripes holding a record of 5-1-1 at the venue while outscoring opponents 29-6. The matches at MAPFRE Stadium include a 3-0 victory by the USWNT over North Korea in the Group Stage of the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup. Winners of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, the USWNT last played at MAPFRE Stadium on September 15, 2016, in a friendly against Thailand.

2018 SHEBELIEVES CUP SCHEDULE

Date

Matches

Stadium

City

Kickoff

TV

March 1

England vs. France

MAPFRE Stadium

Columbus, Ohio

4 p.m. ET

 

March 1

USA vs. Germany

MAPFRE Stadium

Columbus, Ohio

7 p.m. ET 

ESPN2

 

March 4

USA vs. France

Red Bull Arena                     

Harrison, N.J.    

12 p.m. ET

ESPN2

 

March 4

Germany vs. England

Red Bull Arena                       

Harrison, N.J.           

3 p.m. ET 

 

March 7

France vs. Germany

Orlando City Stadium

Orlando, Fla.

4 p.m. ET

 

March 7

USA vs. England

Orlando City Stadium         

Orlando, Fla.

7 p.m. ET  

ESPNews

The Major League Soccer regular season will kick off just days after the SheBelieves Cup matches in Columbus, with Crew SC opening their season on the road at Toronto FC on March 3, 2018. Following that 2017 Eastern Conference Championship rematch, Crew SC returns to MAPFRE Stadium to host the Montreal Impact on March 10, 2018. 

In 2017, Crew SC returned to the postseason for the third time in four years and reached the Eastern Conference Championship for the second time in four seasons under Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter. A complete 2018 Crew SC preseason schedule will be available in the near future. Additional information for purchasing single-match tickets for all Crew SC regular-season home matches will be released at a later date.

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