U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday that the United States Women’s National Team is coming back to Columbus, Ohio for the 2018 SheBelieves Cup. The USWNT returns to Ohio six months after defeating New Zealand 5-0 at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati.
In addition to the United States, fans will see second-ranked Germany, third-ranked England and sixth-ranked France on the pitch at MAPFRE Stadium. The tournament features the four teams participating in three doubleheader events at three different venues in a seven-day period.
The other host sights will be Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, and Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
The tournament was created by the women’s national team as a way to motivate and inspire young girls to accomplish their goals and dreams, athletic or otherwise.
The United States take on Germany March 1 at 7 p.m. ET and is part of a doubleheader that sees England and France kickoff the tournament at 4 p.m. ET. The USWNT make an eighth appearance at MAPFRE Stadium, and their first since they defeated Thailand 9-0 on Aug. 8, 2016.
The winner of the tournament will be determined by total points (three for a win, one for a tie) with the first tie-breaker being overall goal difference followed by most total tournament goals scored, head-to-head result and lastly FIFA Ranking if necessary.
Fans can purchase tickets through U.S. Soccer beginning on Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. EST.