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MAPFRE Stadium to Host SheBelieves Cup Doubleheader

December 22, 2017 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Columbus Crew SC News Release

MAPFRE STADIUM TO HOST SHEBELIEVES CUP DOUBLEHEADER FOR UNITED STATES-GERMANY AND ENGLAND-FRANCE MATCHES ON MARCH 1, 2018

United States-Germany match marks the eighth time U.S. Women's National Team Plays at MAPFRE Stadium, where it has an all-time record of 5-1-1

COLUMBUS - In conjunction with U.S. Soccer, MAPFRE Stadium today announced that it is set to host a SheBelieves Cup doubleheader for the United States Women's National Team against Germany and England versus France on Thursday, March 1, 2018. England and France will play at 4:00 p.m. ET followed by the U.S.-Germany match at 7:00 p.m. ET. The U.S.-Germany match is set to air on ESPN2. This is set to be the eighth match for the U.S. Women's National Team at MAPFRE Stadium and the first since a 9-0 victory over Thailand on August 8, 2016.

The SheBelieves Cup, now in its third consecutive year, is a four-team invitational women's soccer round-robin style tournament held in the United States. The U.S. Women's National Team won the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2016, while last year's tournament was won by France. A complete schedule of the tournament is below.

Tickets for the doubleheader go on sale to the public at 10:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, January 11 through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Columbus Crew SC Season Ticket Members will receive information via email about a special pre-sale opportunity.

MAPFRE Stadium has played host to seven U.S. Women's National Team matches all-time, with the Stars & Stripes holding a record of 5-1-1 at the venue while outscoring opponents 29-6. The matches at MAPFRE Stadium include a 3-0 victory by the USWNT over North Korea in the Group Stage of the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup. Winners of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, the USWNT last played at MAPFRE Stadium on August 8, 2016, in a friendly against Thailand.

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