Nike Friendlies and Winter Showcase expanded to include women's components

The 15th edition of the Nike International Friendlies and U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase have been expanded to include the first Women's Nike International Friendlies and a Winter Showcase for teams in the new Development Academy for girls.

The USA will take on U-17 men's counterparts from Brazil, England and Netherlands. The tournament will feature players born in the year 2002 or after who are eligible to represent their countries at the 2019 U-17 World Cup.

In the first Women's Nike International Friendlies, the U.S. U-20 women, who are preparing for 2018 U-20 World Cup qualifying, will face Brazil, England and Finland.

The tournaments will feature six doubleheaders at Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. The USA will play in the evening games on each match day.

The U-17 men will face England on Nov. 29, Netherlands on Dec. 1 and finish against Brazil on Dec. 3. The U-20 women will play England on Dec. 7, Finland on Dec. 9 and Brazil on Dec. 11.

Winter Showcase:
Boys (U-16/17, U-18/19) Nov. 30-Dec. 4;
Girls (U-15, U-16/17, U-18/19) Dec. 6-10.
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