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Five players to watch in USWNT vs. Germany SheBelieves Cup match

The Women’s National Teams for the United States, England, Germany and France are set to go up against each other in this year’s SheBelieves Cup. Before the USWNT is set to play Germany on March 1 at Talen Energy Stadium, here are a few players from both sides to keep an eye on.

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Crystal Dunn, F, United States

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While the big name players like Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan led the team in 2016 with 17 goals each, Dunn was right on their backs with 14 tallies. She also did it with less minutes. The forward managed to dish out eight assists, which tied her for second on the team.

Tobin Heath, M, United States

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Heath has collected 27 assists in 122 caps, which is good enough for 16th in USWNT history. She was a member of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup winning team and played in six of the seven matches, starting five. Heath also scored in the World Cup Final, knocking in the fifth goal in the 5-2 victory against Japan. 

Ashlyn Harris/Alyssa Naeher, GK, United States

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One of these women will be tasked with replacing Hope Solo, the USWNT starting goaltender for the past 10 years. Both of the keepers have experience, going a combined 8-0 in 2016 while only allowing three goals. Naeher played in six contests with five starts in 2016 while Harris played and started three.

Alexandra Popp, F, Germany

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Popp has netted a goal 35 times in just 77 games played with the German National Team. In the 2017 UEFA Women’s Championship, the forward had five goals and was named Footballer of the Year in Germany for 2016.

Almuth Schult, GK, Germany

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Schult was tasked with replacing goalkeeping mainstay Nadine Angerer after she retired at the end of the 2014-15 season. So far, there hasn’t been much of a letdown .Schult allowed just six goals in the 2016 Summer Olympics and helped lead Germany to their first gold medal.


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