U.S. women’s soc­cer will be in Nashville dur­ing 2019

The Commercial Appeal - - Business - Tommy Deas Nashville Ten­nessean USA TO­DAY NET­WORK - TEN­NESSEE

NASHVILLE — The top-ranked U.S. Women's Na­tional Team will play at Nis­san Sta­dium on March 2 as part of a soc­cer dou­ble­header that will fea­ture four teams ranked in the top eight in the world.

Nashville has been se­lected as a site for the 2019 SheBelieves Cup. The U.S. will play third-ranked Eng­land, and sev­enth-ranked Ja­pan will play eighth-ranked Brazil in the dou­ble­header. Last year's event took place in Columbus, Ohio; Har­ri­son, N.J.; and Or­lando.

This will mark the fourth ap­pear­ance by the U.S. women's team, which won the 2015 World Cup, at Nis­san Sta­dium. The fa­cil­ity hosted the 2016 SheBelieves Cup and drew a crowd of 25,353.

The event will be part of the lead-up to the 2019 Women's World Cup, which will be held in France.

The SheBelieves ini­tia­tive was started in 2015 by mem­bers of the U.S. Women's Na­tional Team. The U.S. Soc­cer web­site de­scribes it as "a move­ment to in­spire and en­cour­age girls and women of all ages to achieve their dreams," ath­letic or other­wise. Tick­ets will go on sale next week. Reach Tommy Deas at 615-259-8328 and on Twit­ter @tom­my­deas.

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