Joining the U.S. and Germany at the tournament are world #3 France and #5 England, who face each other in the first match of tonight's doubleheader.
Lynn Williams scored in the 56th minute to give the United States the victory in the second match of a double-header in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The U.S. and Germany played a mostly even match in their opener in the SheBelieves Cup before a reported crowd of 16,318 at Talen Energy Stadium, until the breakthrough came in a barrage on Germany's goal.
The U.S. returns to the pitch Saturday against England at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.
England had taken a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute with a low blast from Jordan Nobbs. It was her second goal in her fifth worldwide appearance.
A conservative first half saw the teams reach the interval scoreless, but things opened up in the second half.
White's strike confirmed England's first victory over the USA since 2011
Portland Thorns players Tobin Heath, Allie Long, Lindsey Horan and Emily Sonnett are all with the USWNT and could feature in the game.
A goal by Lynn Williams lifted the USA women's national team to a 1-0 victory over Olympic champion Germany on Wednesday in the SheBelieves Cup opener for both nations.
US captain Carli Lloyd, who won the last two FIFA Women's Player of the Year awards, was held scoreless in a homecoming but created some unsafe chances in her first game in four months.
After that, the US controlled much of the match, coming up short on several attacks but nonetheless sealing the deal on the shutout. It was England's best-ever World Cup finish.
Germany's best chance came in the 12th minute, when Sara Däbritz pounded a shot that looked destined for the upper right 90, but US goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher made a diving save to clear the threat. Delran and Rutgers product Carli Lloyd, who has 96 career goals, wore the captain's armband against Germany. But in this year's edition, the USA will compete without any Seattle players, with Solo in national team limbo and the 31-year-old Megan Rapinoe left off of the roster. "It's going to test us. There is no better tournament than this".