USWNT headed to Atlanta to kick-off 2024 SheBelieves Cup

The US women’s national team heads down south to Atlanta, Georgia to kick-off the 2024 SheBelieves Cup on April 6 of next year.

The 2024 edition will be the ninth annual SheBelieves Cup and the opening games will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of MLS’ Atlanta United and the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.

Due to fixture congestion with the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup, the next installment of the Cup will look a little bit different. Along with the USWNT, three other nations that took part in the 2023 Women’s World Cup will compete in four games instead of six: two semifinals, a third place contest and the final.

While the semifinals will take place in Atlanta on April 6, the third place game and the final will take place on April 9 at a venue that will be announced next year.

“These are the first U.S. Soccer-controlled matches of the Olympic year for our Women’s National Team and we’re looking forward to a big turnout at one of the best stadiums in the world,” US Soccer president Cindy Cone said in a release.

“We’re also excited to play our first match in the Atlanta area since we announced the site of our new National Training Center. From my time playing there for the Atlanta Beat, I know what the support for soccer and for our National Teams in the southeast is like and these opening games of the SheBelieves Cup in Atlanta will be a perfect way to launch our spring run to the Olympics next summer.”

The 2023 SheBelieves Cup saw the USWNT win all three of games played, taking down Brazil in the final 2-1. Interim boss Twila Kilgore will remain on the touchline for the US for the tournament and will join Emma Hayes’ staff once the Chelsea head coach takes over in May 2024.

US Soccer announced back in September that Atlanta was chosen as the next headquarters for the Federation, with plans to build a state-of-the-art training center for all of their national teams in Fayette County, Georgia.

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