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The United States women’s national team confused some fans by wearing the names of famous people (other than themselves) on the back of their jerseys in their 2-2 draw with England in the 2019 SheBelieves Cup on March 2.

The name switch was one time event allowing players to pay tribute to a woman that has inspired them on and off the field.

The range of inspirational women was impressive with figures such as Mother Teresa to Beyonce to JK Rowling to former players.

No. – PLAYER – INSPIRATION
7 – Abby Dahlkemper – Jennifer Lawrence
12 – Tierna Davidson – Sally Ride
19 – Crystal Dunn – Serena Williams
8 – Julie Ertz – Carrie Underwood
22 – Emily Fox – Elena Delle Donne
21 – Adrianna Franch – Briana Scurry
18 – Ashlyn Harris – Cardi B
17 – Tobin Heath – Doris Burke
16 – Rose Lavelle – J.K. Rowling
10 – Carli Lloyd – Malala Yousafzai
20 – Jessica McDonald – Maya Angelou
3 – Samantha Mewis – Mia Hamm
13 – Alex Morgan – Abby Wambach
1 – Alyssa Naeher – Robin Roberts
*5 – Kelley O’Hara – Heather O’Reilly
23 – Christen Press – Sojourner Truth
11 – Mallory Pugh – Beyoncé
15 – Megan Rapinoe – Audre Lorde
4 – Becky Sauerbrunn – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
14 – Casey Short – Katie Sowers
2 – Emily Sonnett – Tina Fey
6 – Andi Sullivan – Jessica Mendoza
25 – McCall Zerboni – Mother Teresa

U.S. Soccer has the story on how players selected the woman that would join their Nike jersey name plate.

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