Women's World Cup stars head to North Carolina for International Champions Cup

The four teams vying for the International Champions Cup next week in Cary, North Carolina, include in their ranks more than three dozen players from the 2019 Women's World Cup.

Host Carolina Courage, the reigning NWSL champion that beat Lyon 1-0 in the 2018 ICC final in Miami, includes four members of the USA's World Cup winning team: Crystal Dunn, Abby Dahlkemper, Sam Mewis, Jessica McDonald.

Lyon, which has won the last four UEFA Champions League titles, has 15 players on its squad who played at the 2019 Women' World Cup, including recent England acquisitions Nikita Parris (from Manchester City) and Alex Greenwood (from Manchester United).

Manchester City, the defending FA Cup champion, signed England's Ellen White on the eve of the World Cup and South Korea's Lee Geum-min a week ahead of the ICC from Gyeongju KHNP.

Athletico Madrid, winner of the last three Primera Division titles, includes players from the 2019 World Cup teams of Spain, France, Brazil and Italy.

Lyon (15) -- Amandine Henry (pictured), Sarah Bouhaddi, Delphine Cascarino, Eugenie Le Somme, Amel Majri, Griedge Mbock Bathy, Wendie Renard (France); Dzsenifer Marozsan, Carolin Simon (Germany); Lucy Bronze, Alex Greenwood, Nikita Parris (England); Kadeisha Buchanan (Canada); Kadeisha Buchanan (Denmark); Saki Kumagai (Japan).

Manchester City (10) -- Steph Houghton (pictured), Karen Bardsley, Georgia Stanway, Demi Stokes, Keira Walsh, Jill Scott, Ellen White (England); Janine Beckie (Canada); Caroline Weir (Scotland); Lee Geum-min (South Korea).

North Carolina Courage (7) -- Crystal Dunn (pictured), Abby Dahlkemper, Sam Mewis, Jessica McDonald (USA); Debinha (Brazil), Stephanie Labbe (Canada); Abby Erceg (New Zealand).

Atletico Madrid (6) -- Amanda Sampedro (pictured), Dolores Gallardo, Silvia Meseguer (Spain); Ludmila (Brazil); Aissatou Tounkara (France), Elena Linari (Italy).

2019 Women's International Champions Cup
Wakemed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
Thursday, Aug. 15
Semifinals
Lyon-Atletico Madrid (5 pm ET)
North Carolina Courage-Manchester City (7:30 pm ET)
Sunday, Aug. 18
Third-place (5 pm ET)
Final (7:30 pm ET)

2018 Women's International Champions Cup
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
July 26
Semifinals
North Carolina Courage 2 Paris Saint-German 1
Goals: McDonald 19, Jenkins 84; own goal (Kurtz) 40.
Lyon 3 Manchester Ciy 0
Goals: Le Sommer, 4, 14, Hegerberg 17.

July 20
Third-place
Manchester City 2 Paris Saint-Germain 1.
Goals: Scott 41, Jans 45+4; Pekel 1)
Final
North Carolina Courage 1 Lyon 0.
Goal: O'Reilly 10

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