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NC Courage Players in March International Tournaments

Feb 28, 2017

Eight NC Courage players will be participating in international play this week. Here’s everything you need to know to support your team as they represent their respective countries!

US Women’s National Team- SheBelieves Cup

NC Courage Players:
Sam Mewis
Lynn Williams
Jessica McDonald

Last year, Mewis made history in the SheBelieves Cup as she scored the game-winning goal to defeat Germany on March 9, 2016. Mewis currently has 18 caps and four goals with the U.S. Women's National Team. Williams, last year's NWSL Golden Boot winner, had her first international cap on October 9, 2016 against Switzerland. McDonald also made her USWNT debut in 2016 and has one national cap. The trio will begin play in the SheBelieves Cup on Wednesday, March 1.

Schedule:

USA vs. Germany Talen Energy Stadium- Chester, Pa. March 1- 7 p.m. ET FS1
USA vs. England Red Bull Arena- Harrison, N.J March 4 - 5 p.m. ET FOX
USA vs. France RFK Stadium- Washington, D.C.  March 7- 7 p.m. ET FS1

 

Follow on Twitter: @ussoccer_wnt

Canada Women’s National Team- Algarve Cup, Portugal

NC Courage Player:
Sabrina D’Angelo

D’Angelo most recently appeared for Canada in the Bronze Medal Celebration Match on February 4 in which Canada defeated Mexico 3-2 in Vancouver. The Welland, Ontario native made her first appearance for the Canadian Women’s National Team on March 4, 2016 against Belgium in the Algarve Cup in Portugal. D’Angelo was also on Canada’s roster when the team won a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

Schedule:

Canada vs. Denmark Wednesday, March 1, 2017- 1:30 pm ET
Canada vs. Russia Friday, March 3- 10 a.m. ET
Canada vs. Portugal Monday, March 6- 2 p.m. ET

 

Finals Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Follow on Twitter: @CanadaSoccerEN

New Zealand Women’s National Team- Cyrpus Cup

NC Courage Player:
Abby Erceg

Erceg earned her first full international cap on November 14 against China at only 17 years old in 2006. She also played at the 2006 FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup that year. Overall, Erceg made 130 national appearances, while adding six goals. Earlier this month, Erceg announced that she will retire from international play with New Zealand. Read more about her outstanding international career here.

Schedule:

New Zealand vs. Scotland Wednesday, March 1- 6:30 am ET
New Zealand vs. Austria Friday, March 3- 7:30 am ET
New Zealand vs. Korea Republic Monday, March 6- 10:30 am ET

 

Finals Day: Thursday, March 9

Follow on Twitter: @NZ_Football

U23 USWNT- La Manga, Spain

NC Courage Players:
Samantha Witteman
Makenzy Doniak
Ashley Hatch

Witteman recently joined the NC Courage in a trade with the Orlando Pride in January. In her rookie NWSL season, she started in 12 out of 16 games played for the Orlando Pride in 2016. Doniak was a member of the U.S. team that won the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship in the Cayman Islands, but broke her hand 54 minutes into the first game and missed the rest of the tournament. Hatch was the NC Courage's first round selection (second overall) at the 2017 NWSL College Draft. The 22-year-old is one of seven players on the roster who have seen training time with the full U.S. Women’s National Team. She has one cap against Switzerland on Oct. 19, 2016, in Sandy, Utah. 

USA vs Japan Thursday, March 2
USA vs England Saturday, March 4
USA vs Norway Monday, March 6

 

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