Sights: Matchday 2 of the 2018 SheBelieves Cup

The second matchday of the 2018 SheBelieves Cup ended in two draws: a 1-1 affair between the U.S. and France, and a 2-2 battle between England and Germany.

In the first of the two-parter, the U.S. opened up the scoring via a Mallory Pugh goal in the 35th minute. Pugh found the back of the net after the ball bounced out to her at the top of the box off a corner kick. France answered roughly three minutes later when Eugénie Le Sommer ran onto a gorgeous pass from Griedge Mbock Bathy and beat both defender and goalkeeper to equalize.

Germany’s Hasret Kayikçi opened the scoring in the 17th minute but England’s Ellen White answered a minute later in the day’s second match. An own goal by Millie Bright in the 51st minute put Germany up but it was White again in the 73rd to equalize for the Lionesses.

Heading into the final matchday, England sits atop the table due to goal differential with the U.S. in second, setting up a deciding contest for the cup between the teams in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday, March 7.

The 2018 Olympic champion U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team was honored at halftime of the USA-France match and members were on the field for pregame warm-ups.


All images by the terrific Monica Simoes.