The Black and White Collection is back, this time featuring some of the best photos from the U.S. Women's National Team's pre-SheBelieves Cup training camp in Orlando, Fla. The WNT spent the past week preparing for the tournament, which will run from March 1-7 and feature Germany, England, and France in what promises to be an exciting, top-level competition. Tickets for all three doubleheaders are on sale at ussoccer.com.Read more
Photos from the U.S. Women's National Team's last two training sessions in Orlando, Fla. this week. The WNT has officially concluded its training camp and now jets off to Philadelphia, Pa. to kick off the 2017 SheBelieves Cup, where they will face Germany, England and France within a seven-day span. The tournament will feature three doubleheaders in three different venues in the northeast. Tickets for all matches are on sale at ussoccer.com.Read more
Just a few short weeks away from the kickoff of the U.S. Men’s National Team’s March World Cup Qualifying camp, a smattering of domestic players began their competitive schedules as the Quarterfinals of the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League began at midweek.
While Sacha Kljestan, Luis Robles and New York Red Bulls played to a 1-1 draw with Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Tuesday night, the U.S. MNT’s FC Dallas trio of Kellyn Acosta, Matt Hedges and Walker Zimmerman led the club to a resounding 4-0 victory against Arabe Unido of Panama on Wednesday night.
Acosta himself stole the show, scoring two highlight reel strikes in the second half, lifting FCD to a comfortable four-goal advantage as they head to the second leg in Panama City on Wednesday.
WATCH: Acosta pushes FC Dallas past Arabe Unido
Earlier in the week, Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca toughed out a 0-0 draw at Saprissa, leaving all to play for in their second leg tie at Estadio Hidalgo on Tuesday. The result was the first of two clean sheets Gonzalez helped keep for Los Tuzos during the week as he put in another 90-minute shift in Pachuca’s 1-0 win vs. Veracruz on Saturday.
In fact, Gonzalez was one of six MNT defenders to help their clubs earn a shutout in the past week. Joining him were Hertha Berlin’s John Brooks (2-0 win vs. Eintracht Frankfurt), Nottingham Forest’s Eric Lichaj (0-0 draw vs. Wigan), Tijuana’s Michael Orozco (2-0 win vs. Monterrey), Fulham’s Tim Ream (2-0 win vs. Bristol City) and Newcastle United’s DeAndre Yedlin (2-0 win vs. Aston Villa).
- READ MORE: A History of U.S. MNT and WNT Kits
Finally, MNT defender Geoff Cameron took another step in his return from an MCL strain, playing the final eight minutes of Stoke City’s 4-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. The action was Cameron’s first since suffering the injury on Oct. 22, improving the veteran defender’s chances of being part of March’s World Cup Qualifying roster.
Check out the full rundown of how MNT players performed for their clubs during the past week:
Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas) – 90 minutes, 2 GOALS in 4-0 CONCACAF Champions League win vs. Arabe Unido (Feb. 23)
Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana) – 24- substitute minutes in 2-0 win vs. Monterrey (Feb. 24)
Jonathan Bornstein (Queretaro) – 90 minutes in 4-3 win vs. Pumas UNAM (Feb. 25)
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt) – 45 substitute minutes in 2-1 loss vs. Augsburg (Feb. 25)
John Brooks (Hertha Berlin) – 90 minutes in 2-0 win vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (Feb. 25)
Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) – 8 substitute minutes in 4-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur (Feb. 25)
Edgar Castillo (Monterrey) – 90 minutes in 2-0 win vs. Club Tijuana (Feb. 24)
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt) – 90 minutes in 2-0 loss at Hertha Berlin (Feb. 25)
Joe Corona (Club Tijuana) – 14 substitute minutes in 1-0 Copa MX win at Correcaminos UAT (Feb. 21); 90 minutes in 2-0 win vs. Monterrey (Feb. 24)
Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca) – 90 minutes in 1-0 win vs. Veracruz (Feb. 25)
Julian Green (Stuttgart) –20 substitute minutes in 2-0 win vs. Kaiserslautern (Feb. 26)
Matt Hedges (FC Dallas) – 90 minutes in 4-0 CONCACAF Champions League win vs. Arabe Unido (Feb. 23)
Emerson Hyndman (Rangers) – 90 minutes in 2-1 loss at Inverness (Feb. 24)
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) –17 substitute minutes in 4-2 UEFA Europa League win at Fiorentina; 90 minutes in 2-0 win at Ingolstadt (Feb. 26)
Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls) – 90 minutes in 1-1 CONCACAF Champions League draw (Feb. 22)
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) – 90 minutes in 0-0 draw at Wigan (Feb. 25)
Matt Miazga (Vitesse) – 90 minutes in 3-1 win at Go Ahead Eagles (Feb. 26)
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt) – 90 minutes in 2-0 loss vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach (Feb. 25)
Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana) – 90 minutes in 2-0 win vs. Monterrey (Feb. 24)
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) – 8 substitute minutes in 3-0 win at Freiburg (Feb. 25)
Tim Ream (Fulham) – 90 minutes in 2-0 win at Bristol City (Feb. 22); 90 minutes in 2-2 draw at Cardiff City (Feb. 25)
Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls) – 90 minutes in 1-1 CONCACAF Champions League draw vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Feb. 22)
Danny Williams (Reading) – 90 minutes, in 1-0 loss at Huddersfield Town (Feb. 21); 90 minutes in 3-0 loss at Brighton (Feb. 25)
Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna) – 90 minutes in 5-0 Copa MX win at Coas de Tepic (Feb. 22)
William Yarbrough (Club Leon) – 90 minutes in 2-0 loss at Atlas (Feb. 25)
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United) – 90 minutes in 2-0 win vs. Aston Villa (Feb. 20); 90 minutes in 2-2 draw vs. Bristol City (Feb. 25)
Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas) – 90 minutes in 4-0 CONCACAF Champions League win vs. Arabe Unido (Feb. 23)
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur) – Not in 18 for 4-0 win vs. Stoke City (Feb. 25)
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) – In 18, DNP in 2-0 loss at Everton (Feb. 25)
Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough) – In 18, DNP in 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace (Feb. 25)
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge) – In 18, DNP in 5-0 win vs. Zulte-Waregem (Feb. 24)
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen) – In 18, DNP in 2-1 loss at Wolfsburg (Feb. 25)
Perry Kitchen (Hearts) – In 18, DNP in 2-0 loss at Partick Thistle (Feb. 25)
Bobby Wood (Hamburg) – In 18, DNP in 8-0 loss at Bayern Munich (Feb. 25)
CHICAGO (Feb. 25, 2017) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team drew 0-0 with the hosts to finish its trip to England with a 2-0-1 record.
The USA also defeated England, 3-1, on Feb. 19 and downed Norway 5-0 on Feb. 21. Sophia Smith scored five goals over the two matches and Summer Yates had two. All the matches featured 40-minute halves.
This group of players is at the start of a two-year cycle as U-18s before transitioning to U-20s in 2019, and will form the core of the group that will eventually attempt to qualify for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
The U-18 WNT will come together next for a domestic training camp in April.
-U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team Match Report-
Match: U-18 Women’s National Team vs. England
Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
Competition: Friendly Tournament
Venue: New Bucks Head Stadium; Wellington, England
Weather: 41 degrees; rainy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 0 0
ENG 0 0 0
USA: 1-Hensley Hancuff; 5-Maycee Bell, 3-Brianna Martinez, 23-Shae Holmes, 15-Sarah Piper, 16-Natalie Viggiano (6-Maddie Vergura, 70), 8-Cori Dyke (7-Jenna Nighswonger, 55), 10-Summer Yates, 13-Rachel Jones (11-Emily Vatne, 70), 19-Alexa Spaanstra, 9-Sophia Smith (capt.)
Subs Not Used: 4-Maddie Desiano, 14-Cassie Hiatt, 18-Kali Trevithick 21-Olivia Wingate, 22-Meagan McClelland, 24-Ashylnn Serepca
Head Coach: April Heinrichs
ENG: 1-Hannah Hampton; 3-Poppy Pattinson, 4-Aimee Palmer, 5-Esme Morgan, 6-Shannon Cooke, 8-Miri Taylor (16-Beth O’Donnell, 78), 9-Nicole Douglas, 11-Lauren Hemp (capt), 15-Grace Neville, 17-Emily Syme, 19-Gabby Ravenscroft (18-Hana Lalani, 78)
Subs Not Used: 2-Katherine Turner, 10-Amy Rodgers, 13-Lucy Thomas, 14-Olivia Smith, 19-Gabby Ravenscroft, 20-Sophia Pharoah, 21-Mia Cinque, 22-Emily Ramsey
Head Coach: John Griffiths
Stats Summary: USA / ENG
Shots: 12 / 8
Shots on Goal: 7 / 6
Saves: 6 / 7
Corner Kicks: 6 / 1
Fouls: 3 / 4
Offside: 1 / 2
Officials: Lee Hible
Referee: Thomas Cooke
Assistant Referee 1: Carl Henry
Assistant Referee 2: David Constable
Photos from the U.S. U-20 Men's National Team's 4-1 victory against St. Kitts and Nevis at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa in Tibás, Costa Rica. A brace from Sebastian Saucedo lead the way for the USA. The win, in the third and final game of Group B play of the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, gives the USA a second place finish and sets up second round classification stage matchups against Mexico and El Salvador. The U-20 MNT will face El Tri on Monday, Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. ET at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa and Los Cuscatlecos on Friday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica.Read more