Datebook: U.S. women to host new international tourney

The USA will host Australia, Brazil and Japan July 27-Aug. 3 in a four-team women's tournament.

The Tournament of Nations, which will consist of three doubleheaders in Seattle (CenturyLink Field), San Diego (Qualcomm Stadium) and Carson, Calif. (StubHub Center), will be held every year there isn't a Women's World Cup or Olympics. The same four teams will play in 2018.

The Tournament of Nations follows the SheBelieves Cup, which was held in March at three East Coast venues.

"It's fantastic to play another tournament at home against some of the world's best teams in a year after the world championship cycle," said U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis, "and it shows U.S. Soccer's continuing dedication to growing the women's game. These are three talented teams that we haven't played in a while so we're looking forward to a summer tournament that will be extremely challenging and valuable for our players and entertaining for the fans."

There are no NWSL games schedule for the weekend of July 29-30, though games will played Aug. 4-5. Besides the USA, Australia, Brazil and Japan all have national team players competing in the NWSL.

2017 Tournament of Nations
July 27 in Seattle
Brazil vs. Japan, 4:15 p.m. PT
USA vs. Australia, 7 p.m. PT, ESPN
July 30 in San Diego
Japan vs. Australia, 2:15 p.m. PT
USA vs. Brazil, 5 p.m. PT, ESPN2
Aug. 3 in Carson, Calif.
Australia vs. Brazil, 4:15 p.m. PT
USA vs. Japan, 7 p.m. PT, ESPN2
11 comments about "Datebook: U.S. women to host new international tourney".
  1. Quarterback TD, May 11, 2017 at 9:10 a.m.

    so one should give up the beach, vacation, parties and beautiful outdoors activities for this ?? Why throw this during the height of summer is beyound me.. the only sport worth watching in summer is baseball other wise fuhgeddaboudit...

  2. Fajkus Rules, May 11, 2017 at 11:42 a.m.

    Stay on the beach, dude, if that's what important to you. Just because it is inconvenient to your self-focused schedule doesn't mean it is a bad time for everyone else. And if USSF is tyring to arrange these games when they can get most of the local youth players into atendance, that's actually a pretty good time given the lull there in between wrapup of the 16-17 Finals and the kickoff of 2017-18 play. And why don't you take your handle from another sport and go prove Mark Twain correct on a baseball or football web page? Someone who would rather watch baseball than soccer can't tell the difference between a cadaver and Alex Morgan.

  3. Quarterback TD replied, May 11, 2017 at 12:54 p.m.

    All that talk and you not saying anything.. no one is going to deviate from their schedule to attend this except few people with nothing to do like yourself..Baseball is totally different as it a summer pastime.. bottom line: you can say what you want and how you want..it will fail because of timining.. come back at end of summer and give me another dumb excuse- in the meantime GTFOH..

  4. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, May 11, 2017 at 1:51 p.m.

    I'm pretty confident all three of these games will draw huge crowds and probably sell out. Most likely you will no longer be posting here by the end of summer anyway unless the US U-20s are able to win the world cup.

  5. Quarterback TD replied, May 11, 2017 at 3:18 p.m.

    Gladly

  6. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, May 11, 2017 at 4:18 p.m.

    Red Bull Arena was sold out for the USWNT on a miserable cold day in early March. You mean to tell me that was only because there was no baseball on?

  7. Quarterback TD replied, May 11, 2017 at 4:38 p.m.

    Summer-- did you not do georgraphy in school ? Or I forgot you got pass grade 1 only so please use google...

  8. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, May 12, 2017 at 9:49 a.m.

    This is silly. There is great support for the USWNT wherever they go in the US and these will draw big crowds and possibly sell out.

  9. E Velazquez, May 11, 2017 at 5:52 p.m.

    Excellent opportunity for playing time for the new prospects. To be a national team player they should know how to kick with both feet. Also how to shoot the ball low just above the ground when they are in front of the goal. This was not seen in the last few games .And please do not bring past their prime tme players like morgan, Press and especially Rapino. We need a coach who can select players with desire to play and not any over rated old figures. May be we need A NEW COACH who can emphazise in modern soccer. Ms Ellis has not convinced us. What do you think?

  10. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, May 13, 2017 at 12:39 p.m.

    I think Jill Ellis won the world cup two years ago and therefore should be given the benefit of the doubt. This period of of the cycle is about experimenting and bringing in new players. Results are not particularly important. For example, she tried playing three in the back at the she believes cup and concluded that didn't work (it didn't). It's just about identifying the right players and tactics when the meaningful tournaments start in 2019 and 2020. Also, if the national team coach has to teach players how to shoot, we are in big trouble. I don't think that's the case.

  11. Bob Ashpole replied, May 14, 2017 at 1:49 p.m.

    E Velazquez, why are you making these comments? Surely you know that Morgan is 27 and Press is 28.

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