The SheBelieves Cup 2021 kicks off Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
Fans can watch most of the competition’s games for free through a trial version of fuboTV
Here is the schedule for the SheBelieves Cup 2021, including start time (all Eastern time), TV channel and live streaming options:
Matchday 1 (Thursday, February 18)
- Brazil vs. Argentina, 4 p.m., Fox Sports 1 (fuboTV (free trial))
- USWNT vs. Canada, 7 pm, Fox Sports 1 / TUDN (fuboTV (free trial))
Matchday 2 (Sunday, February 21)
- USWNT vs. Brazil, 3:00 pm, Fox Sports 1 / TUDN (fuboTV (free trial))
- Argentina vs. Canada, 7 p.m.
Matchday 3 (Wednesday, February 24)
- Canada vs. Brazil, 4 p.m.
- USWNT vs. Argentina, 7pm, Fox Sports 1 / TUDN (fuboTV (free trial))
Alex Morgan is still adjusting to her career as a working mom – and that means those post-workout naps are giving way to daughter Charlie’s schedule.
Morgan has returned to the US national team in time for the upcoming SheBelieves Cup and this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo.
With Charlie in tow, of course.
“My life has definitely hit a 180. When we have a midday break between workouts or whatever it is, it’s not like, ‘Oh, let me lie down and watch TV and take a nap,’” she said. “I’m busy with Charlie all the time. I’m on her schedule and I absolutely love it, but it’s just completely different, for sure. “
Morgan didn’t play for the United States last year due to her pregnancy and Charlie’s birth. Then, after a stint in England, she fought the corona virus and missed January training camp.
After Charlie’s arrival last May, Morgan wanted to get training and playtime to get back in shape.
Opportunities were limited in the United States. Her National Women’s Soccer League team, the Orlando Pride, didn’t play in the league’s Challenge Cup tournament last summer, and the subsequent fall series was limited to just four games.
So she chose to go abroad to play for Tottenham and bring Charlie.
“It’s just so nice to have Charlie around and for her to get used to having lots of people around, and different people helping her or playing. And that she would just be around all these incredible women who are so strong, such an intense environment, ”said Morgan. She just brightens up the room. I think it is scamming everyone. “
Morgan played in five games, scoring two goals for Tottenham before returning to the United States. Once home, she, her daughter and husband, Servando Carrasco, all came with COVID-19. The diagnosis kept her out of a few games against Colombia last month.
She said she got quite sick.
“We were together for 10, 12, 14 days, recovering a bit and sleeping as much as we could. I held back a little fever for a few days, ”she said. “But when I came back and took the right steps to get my body back into shape, I started to feel really good after about three weeks. But it took a little, and it also took a lot of patience on my end. “
Morgan first drew attention at the 2011 World Cup as the youngest player on the US squad. She scored in the final, which Japan won on penalties. She was also part of the team that won the 2015 World Cup in Canada.
At the 2019 World Cup in France, she scored five goals in the opener against Thailand, before celebrating the winning goal against England in the semi-finals with brutal pantomime. The United States went on to take the title with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands.
In total, the 31-year-old forward has 107 career goals in 170 games for the United States.
Due to the pandemic and the fact that the Olympics have been delayed for a year, Morgan said she and her teammates will be rested and prepared to prepare for Tokyo should the Games take place.
The first is the SheBelieves Cup which starts next Thursday. Canada, Brazil, and Argentina are also participating in the round-robin tournament in Orlando, Florida.
“I think if there’s a silver lining to it, it’s that all of our bodies could probably have used the break we never would have gotten until retirement, if not for this pandemic. So for me I feel like it just sparked that passion for the game and I feel really excited every day when I go to practice, ”she said. “And now that I have Charlie I feel like I make the most of it when I go to training and I don’t want to give 90%, I want to make sure I give 100% every time I go to training, because that pulls me away from Charlie. So I definitely feel energized again. “
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)