With women’s soccer making waves over the last decade, it is no surprise that the SheBelieves Cup was founded in 2016 to further showcase women in sports.
The SheBelieves campaign was established to inspire young girls to chase their dreams. They believe the USWNT plays a positive role in showcasing that.
The tournament follows a unique structure by determining the winner based on points, not through a traditional elimination system. This year’s competition, held in Orlando, Fla., started on Feb. 18 and concluded on Feb. 24. The four teams who participated this year are Brazil, Argentina, Canada and the U.S.
On day one, Brazil outscored Argentina 4-1 and gained a decent lead in the standings. The U.S. squeezed by Canada with a 1-0 victory, putting the States in second.
On the second match day, Canada earned some points after beating Argentina 1-0, and the U.S. took the lead with a 2-0 win over Brazil.
On the final day of the competition, Brazil took home a comfortable 2-0 win over Canada while the U.S. had a dominating 6-0 win over Argentina. All scores and standings are reported on Fox Sports.
Megan Rapinoe led in overall goals with three and Lindsey Horan led in overall assists with four. Rose Lavelle was voted Most Valuable Player for the tournament. All three women play for the United States.
Brazil landed the second place position followed by Canada, then Argentina. The United States ultimately took home this year’s trophy with no goals scored against them. The U.S. isn’t new to success in the tournament, having won in 2016, 2018 and 2020, according to U.S. Soccer.