USA win fourth consecutive SheBelieves Cup in international break by Michelle
Mallory Swanson scored the decisive goal as the United States won their fourth consecutive SheBelieves Cup with a 2-1 victory against Brazil on 23rd February 2023.
The win marks a turnaround in form for the US side after a poor end to 2022 when they suffered defeats in friendlies with England, Spain and Germany. They recorded three successive losses for the first time since 1993.
Their confidence will surely have returned during the SheBelieves Cup and they will have belief they can land an unprecedented third consecutive World Cup in Australia and New Zealand this summer.
“The whole time throughout the tournament, while we’re in camp, we’re talking about how it’s not just about this tournament it’s about preparation for the World Cup,” said head coach Vlatko Andonovski.
“The fact we were able to do well against such great opponents – all three of them, Canada, Japan and Brazil – is very motivating for us going forward because we believe we still have a few things to fix and get better.”
Victory over Brazil in Frisco, Texas, followed 2-0 and 1-0 wins against Canada and Japan respectively in the round-robin tournament.
Quotes courtesy of BBC.
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