Forwards Alex Morgan and Jaedyn Shaw, and defenders Naomi Girma and Abby Dahlkemper will join the U.S. roster for matches on April 6 and 9       

SAN DIEGO (March 26, 2024) – San Diego Wave FC today announced forwards Alex Morgan and Jaedyn Shaw, and defenders Naomi Girma and Abby Dahlkemper have been named to the USWNT Roster for the 2024 SheBelieves Cup. The tournament matches will take place on April 6 and 9 in Atlanta and Columbus, Ohio, respectively.

All four Wave players were part of the recent Concacaf W Gold Cup Final win earlier this month where Shaw led the team with four goals across all tournament play to earn herself the Golden Ball as MVP of the tournament. This is the 18-year-old’s first call up to a SheBelieves Cup.  

Morgan also added two goals throughout the Gold Cup, while Girma started in four of the six tournament matches, logging 390 minutes so far this year for the U.S., and playing a major role in the shutout victory over Brazil in the final. Dahlkemper also started in two of the tournament matches, including the 5-0 shutout win over the Dominican Republic.  

SheBelieves Cup Format

All four teams come into the tournament ranked in the top 10 in the world, all competed in last year’s SheBelieves Cup tournament and all four have qualified for the 2024 Olympics. Due to the change in FIFA competition windows and the staging of the Concacaf W Gold Cup in February and March, the format of the SheBelieves Cup also changes this year. While there will still be four participants, there will be four matches instead of the usual six and the teams will play Semifinals (April 6), a Third-Place Match and the Championship (April 9). The format will return to three doubleheaders in 2025.

In the Semifinals on April 6 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, the USA (#4) will face Japan (#7) at 12:30 p.m. ET (TNT, Universo, Max & Peacock) and Brazil (#10) will take on Canada (#9) at 3:30 p.m. ET (Universo, Max & Peacock).

The four nations will then travel to Columbus, Ohio with Field hosting the final two games of the tournament at 4 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. ET on April 9 as the Semifinal winners play in the Championship and the losers play in the Third-Place Match. The USA will play in the 7 p.m. ET time slot (TBS, Universo, Max & Peacock) whether it is playing in Championship or Third-Place Match, and the other game will be at 4 p.m. ET (TBS, Universo, Max & Peacock).

The full USWNT roster and more information can be found here

Following a league record sold-out home opener, the San Diego Wave will return to Snapdragon Stadium this Friday, March 29 to take on Seattle Reign FC at 7:00 p.m. PT. Tickets to the match can be found here and the contest will also be broadcast live on Prime Sports.