U.S. women edge Germany in SheBelieves Cup

Lynn Wiiliams (#12) scored the USA's only goal in a win over visiting Germany in the SheBelieves Cup on March 1, 2017, in Chester, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Tony Quinn/isiphotos.com)

CHESTER, Pennsylvania -- The United States women’s national team opened its 2017 campaign with a 1-0 win over Germany in the SheBelieves Cup on Wednesday before 16,318 fans at Talen Energy Stadium.

The game’s only goal came 56th minute, when Lynn Williams scored after Christen Press' shot hit the crossbar and Tobin Heath's follow up was blocked by a German defender.

France defeated England, 2-1, in the opening match of the doubleheader.

The U.S. will next face England on March 4 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

SheBelieves Cup
March 1, 2017: Talen Energy Stadium – Chester, Pennsylvania (Att: 16,318)
USA-Germany 1-0 (0:0)
Lynn Williams 56’

USA: Alyssa Naeher; Becky Sauerbrunn, Allie Long, Casey Short, Crystal Dunn (Mallory Pugh 58’), Morgan Brian, Samantha Mewis, Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd, Lynn Williams (Alex Morgan 79’), Christen Press (Lindsey Horan 79’). Head Coach: Jill Ellis

Germany: Almuth Schult; Josephine Henning, Leonie Maier, Babett Peter, Alexandra Popp, Dzsenifer Marozsan, Anja Mittag (Mandy Islacker 74’), Sara Däbritz, Anna Blasse (Pauline Bremer 69’), Isabel Kerschowski (Felicitas Rauch 74’), Lena Petermann (Verena Faißt 45’). Head Coach: Steffi Jones

R: Carol Ann Chenard (Canada), AR1: Princess Brown (Jamaica), AR2: Stephanie Yee Sing (Jamaica), 4th: Cardella Samuels (Jamaica)