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Women who inspired players of US women's national soccer team

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 21: The USA team pose in jerseys honoring inspirational women, from back Row:- (L-R) Rose Levelle, (J. K. Rowling) Tobin Heath (Doris Burke), Abby Dahlkemper (Jennifer Lawrence), Alex Morgan (Abby Wambach), Kelley O'Hara (HOA - Heather O'Reilly), Megan Rapinoe (Audre Lorde), Adrianna French (Briana Scurry), Julie Ertz (Carrie Underwood), Mallory Pugh (Beyonce), Tierna Davidson (Sally Ride) and Crystal Dunn (Serena Williams) before the SheBelieves Cup match between The United States and England at Nissan Stadium on March 2, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. (Photo by Action Foto Sport/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The 2019 SheBelieves Cup match between U.S. and England, on March 2, saw the U.S. women's national soccer team honor some groundbreaking and influential women by wearing their names on the back of the jerseys. Let's take a look at the players, their customized jerseys and reasons for choosing the particular woman icon.

Started in 2015, SheBelieves is a movement that focuses on encouraging women to chase their dreams. This year, the SheBelieves Cup coincides with Women’s History Month, observed in March, making it a perfect time to celebrate iconic women from all walks of life.

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