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U.S. U-17 WNT Defeat Germany U-17s 2-1 in Sunrise, Fla.

SUNRISE, Fla. (February 1, 2010) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team came from behind to score twice in a 10-minute span with midfielders Morgan Brian and Kaysie Clark trading goals and assists to defeat the German U-17 WNT by a 2-1 score in the first of three matches between the teams.

The match was played in rain and was impacted three times by lightning delays, each of which lasted about 10 minutes. The first came during warm-ups, the second about 30 seconds into the second half and the third with about nine minutes left. At that time, the match was abandoned due to the weather.

The USA had scored the winning goal just two minutes before the game was called as Morgan dribbled into the right corner of the box and rolled a pass into the middle for Clark. The U.S. midfielder collected the ball with her left foot and then touched it to the right before driving her shot low into the corner from 12 yards.

Germany had gone ahead 16 minutes into the game after U.S. goalkeeper Bryane Heaberline mishandled a bouncing ball on the slippery turf and Lena Petermann took advantage, depositing her shot into the left corner from 16 yards out.

The USA tied the game in the 70th minute when Kaili Torres dribbled down the right wing and crossed into the penalty area. Clark took it down and quickly passed to Brian, who shot crisply into the right corner from 10 yards out. It was Brian’s seventh goal in 11 U-17 international matches.

The U.S. U-17s have faced their German counterparts in February matches in Florida for the past few years. Last year, a younger U.S. team lost twice and tied one game against the Germans.

The USA is preparing for CONCACAF qualifying in Costa Rica in March, a tournament that will send two teams to the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Trinidad & Tobago.

Match: United States U-17 Women's National Team vs. Germany U-17 WNT
Date: Feb. 1, 2010
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Sunrise, Florida
Weather: 70 degrees, raining

Scoring Summary: 1     2     F
USA                         0     2     2
GER                         1     0     1

GER – Lena Petermann                  16th minute
USA – Morgan Brian (Kaysie Clark) 70
USA – Kaysie Clark (Morgan Brian) 79

USA: 1-Bryane Heaberline (18-Abby Smith, 46); 14-Jaelene Hinkle, 6-Abby Dahlkemper, 2-Olivia Brannon; 11-Isabel Farrell (5-Alex Doll, 59), 8-Clarissa Wedemeyer, 17-Morgan Brian, 4-Kaysie Clark, 7-Kaili Torres; 9-Lindsey Horan (19-Ashley Spivey, 75), 10-Havana Solaun (21-Ashley Meier)
Subs not used: 20-Annie Kunz, 16-Laura Liedle, Kylie McCarthy, Sarah Molina, 23-Katie Naughton, 15-Cassie Pecht, 3-Cari Roccaro, 24-Caroline Stanley
Head Coach: Kazbek Tambi

GER: 1-Friederike Abt; 2-Annabel Jager, 3-Luisa Wensing, 4-Kristin Demann (17-Nina Bruggemann, 46), 5-Jennifer Cramer; 6-Isabella Schmid (14-Clara Schone, 46), 7- Marie Pyko, 8-Jana Blessing, 9-Lena Petermann (18-Melanie Leupolz, 69); 10-Silvana Chojnowski (16-valentina Maceri, 75), 11-Lena Lotzen (13-Jacqueline De Backer, 67)
Subs not used: Meike Kamper, Claire Savin, Madita Giehl, Katharina Leiding, Jil Urbas, Anne Rheinheimer, Sarah Romert, Michelle Worner, Isabelle Knipp, Annika Schmidt, Selina Hunerfauth, Lena Schulte
Head Coach: Ralf Peter

Stats Summary: USA / GER
Shots: 14 / 3
Shots on Goal: 8 / 2
Saves: 1 / 6
Corner Kicks: 2 / 0
Fouls: 7 / 13
Offside: 3 / 1

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