The 2018 Olympic champion U.S. women’s ice hockey team will be honored at halftime of the U.S.-France SheBelieves Cup match at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. Sunday.

A crowd of more than 22,000 fans is expected at the game, which kicks off at noon ET (ESPN2).

The honor will be part of a multiple-city tour across the country that will take the ice hockey team to Los Angeles, Tampa, Washington, D.C. and New York City for media opportunities and appearances before players return to their home markets.

The Americans are coming off a 3-2 shootout victory over Canada in the gold-medal game on Thursday, Feb. 22, in Gangneung, South Korea.

The win gave the U.S. its second gold medal in women’s ice hockey after claiming the first ice hockey gold medal at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. The U.S. has medaled in all six Olympic appearances, taking gold in 1998 and 2018, silver in 2002, 2010 and 2014 and bronze in 2006.

The U.S. women’s national team also has had its share of success at the Olympic Games, winning gold medals in 1996, 2004, 2008 and 2012 and a silver medal in 2000.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at