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U.S. Soccer Selects Bennett Awards for 2018 Tournament of Nations

For the second consecutive year, U.S. Soccer used a custom award created by Bennett Awards to crown its Tournament of Nations champion. The Tournament of Nations is an international women’s soccer tournament, consisting of a series of friendly games between 4 different women’s national teams (WNT). The tournament is held in a round robin format, with each team playing the other teams one time. The tournament champion is decided by points: teams get 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. The 2018 tournament featured the national teams from the United States, Australia, Brazil and Japan. The U.S. WNT brought home the 2018 custom champion’s trophy, defeating Brazil 4-1 in its final match. Australia finished 2nd, followed by Brazil and Japan.

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The champion’s trophy used for this tournament was the same design originally created for last year’s inaugural tournament. Last year, Bennett Awards worked with U.S. Soccer to create a new, unique custom award design. The main sculpture of this trophy features 4 curving, intertwined spires, with each spire representing one of the four participating teams. At the top of the sculpture, the spires spiral toward each other and hold a globe. The sculpture award is cast in pewter, and then gold plated. The sculpture is mounted on a custom polygon-shaped hardwood base. Each side of the base features personalized engravings of the tournament logo and each of the four competing teams.

The 2018 tournament was held July 26 – August 2 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas.