The USWNT finished 2020 unbeaten after showing some convincing performances. They will have new challenges this 2021, including international friendlies, the SheBelieves Cup, and the 2020 Summer Olympics which was postponed for this summer. Here you will find the national team's schedule, dates and rivals.
The US female soccer side took part in the 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship and they ended up becoming the Champions with five wins out of five games. Additionally, they played only one international friendly last year. They faced the Netherlands on November 27, and they comfortably beat them 2-0.
This year, coach Andonovski and the players will finally face the challenges they have been preparing for in 2020: the postponed 2020 Summer Olympics set for July 21 to August 6, 2021. The draw is yet to be held so the match dates are yet to be announced. Check out the USWNT's schedule in 2021.
The USWNT in International Friendlies
The Us played two friendlies in January. Let's see how they fared.
USWNT 4-0 Colombia - January 18
The US women's national soccer team have faced Colombia's women's national football team in an international friendly at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando. Manchester City star Samantha Mewis scored all four goals.
USWNT 6-0 Colombia - January 22
Colombia have stayed in the United States for a while longer as the two sides clash offed again four days later at 7:00 PM (ET), at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando. The US won the game thanks to goals by Catarina Macario, Lynn Williams, Lindsey Horan, Margaret Purce, and a brace by Megan Rapinoe.
The USWNT at the SheBelieves Cup
The US participated in the sixth annual SheBelieves Cup, a four-team tournament held in Orlando. Check out their fixtures that led to their fourth SheBelieves Cup trophy.
USWNT 1-0 Canada - February 18
Andonovski's team opened the tournament against neighbors Canada at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando. They didn't use much of their power, so Rose Lavelle's strike proved to be the winning goal of the clash.
USWNT 2-0 Brazil - February 21
Next up, they faced Brazil three days later, again at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando. This time, the game ended in a 2-0 win of the US girls, thanks to goals by Christen Press and Megan Rapinoe.
USWNT 6-0 Argentina - February 24
The USWNT then came against Argentina in the final SheBelieves Cup game. hey were originally supposed to play against Japan, but it was Argentina who took their place, and little did Argentina know what they would be facing. The South American side suffered a difficult 6-0 defeat, as Megan Rapinoe netted a brace, with Carli Lloyd, Kristie Mewis, Alex Morgan, and Christen Press adding one each. Thus, the US won the SheBelieves Cup for the second consecutive time, fourth in total.
The USWNT at the 2020 Summer Olympics
The 2020 Summer Olympics may have kept their original name, but they have been postponed for July 21 to August 6, 2021, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Originally, they were to be held from July 22 to August 7, 2020.
The US female soccer players qualified directly for the 2020 Summer Olympics after finishing the winners of the 2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship with five triumphs in five matches. The dates have not been confirmed yet.
All that is known is that the Group stages and Quarter-finals will take place in July 2021, while the Semi-finals, the Bronze medal match, and the Gold medal match will be played in August. The final/Gold medal match will be played on August 6, 2021, at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.