Crystal Dunn will wear the name of Serena Williams on the back of her jersey. (Outfoxed Media Photo)
In connection with the SheBelieves theme, the U.S. women’s national team will wear the names of iconic and influential women on the back of their jerseys when the team faces England in Nashville, Tenn. Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX.
Each player selected the name of a woman who has inspired them in their pursuit of excellence on and off the field. The women range from historic to contemporary, hail from diverse backgrounds and champion a variety of causes.
The players will wear the following names on the back of their jerseys:
To find out more insight on how the players decided on their individual, check out this article on ussoccer.com.
The SheBelieves initiative originated in 2015 in the lead up to the Women’s World Cup with the USWNT celebrating women and encouraging the female leaders of tomorrow to unapologetically pursue their dreams, athletic and otherwise.
In the past four years, the SheBelieves initiative has evolved and grown into a special bond between the team and its fans, taking its powerful message of empowerment and that of believing in yourself into communities across the nation.
The U.S. opened the 2019 SheBelieves Cup with a 2-2 draw with Japan in Chester, Pa., Wednesday night while England defeated Brazil, 2-1, in the tournament’s first match of the day. With England in first place, the match in Nashville will be an important clash to determine the eventual champion