USWNT Wins 2016 SheBelieves Cup

USWNT Wins 2016 SheBelieves Cup

Not wanting to rest of past accomplishments, the U.S. Women’s National Team capped off an impressive showing in the inaugural SheBelieves Cup with a thrilling, 2-1, come-from-behind victory against Germany on Wednesday night.

Playing against some of the world’s best, the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated FIFA ranked #5 England, 1-0, #3 France, 1-0, and now #2 ranked Germany.

With the Rio Olympics approaching the SheBelieves Cup is viewed as a warm-up for the U.S. Women’s National Team, who will be looking to take home a fourth consecutive gold medal.

Against Germany, the U.S. Women’s National Team saw themselves trailing for the first time this calendar year when Anja Mattag converted a shot through traffic after a poor turnover by the U.S.

That deficit didn’t last long, as Alex Morgan equalized just minutes later. A ball was played over the top and Morgan flicked the ball over the final German defender and volleyed a bouncing screamer into the back of the net. Five minutes after that Samantha Mewis caught a break when her shot took a deflection and knuckled into the net.

Morgan was the tournament’s top scorer with two goals and the U.S. Women outscored their opponents 4-1.

Up next for the U.S. is back-to-back friendlies against Colombia on April 6 in Connecticut and April 10 in Pennsylvania. The first match at the Olympics is August 3.