U.S. Soccer

Five Things to Know About U-17 MNT Midfielder Blaine Ferri

A staple figure both on and off the field for the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team, Blaine Ferri made waves when he scored the all-important second-half ice breaker that led to the USA’s 4-3 victory against Mexico on April 26 at the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Panama City.  

As Ferri continues in pushing the U.S. towards the U-17 World Cup in India, here are five things you should know about the U-17 MNT and Solar Chelsea SC midfielder:

Get to Know Blaine

Blaine Ferri was born and raised in the Dallas suburb of Southlake, Texas. Ferri’s parents are Ray and Danielle and he also has two younger brothers: Drake (13) and Trey (11). Ferri’s soccer talents in part come from his father Ray, who is of Italian descent and played college soccer at Creighton before a short stint with the indoor Dallas Sidekicks in 1994.

When he is home, Ferri most enjoys visiting the Southlake Town Square and cheering on the Cowboys and Mavericks.

A soccer addict

Ferri started playing soccer when he was four years old. When the Grapevine Texas Parks & Recreation Soccer League was no longer challenging enough, Ray and Danielle signed Blaine up at the elite north Texas soccer club, Solar Chelsea SC, where he won the State Cup at the U-12 level and worked his way up to the club’s U-15/16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy side.

Ferri’s most memorable youth soccer moment came when he was five and scored directly off a corner kick while playing a league game in the Grapevine Texas Parks & Recreation Soccer League.

A multi-sport athlete

Growing up in Texas, Ferri excelled in both football and basketball at Dawson Middle School.

Ferri was a running back on the gridiron and scored 15 touchdowns during his eight grade year. On the court, he was pulling the strings as the school’s point guard as well as playing AAU basketball with the Texas Raptors.

Following eighth grade he put the two sports aside to focus solely on soccer.

U.S. Youth National Teams

U-17 MNT

Receiving his first call up to a U-15 Youth National Team camp in 2014, Ferri vividly remembers many of the 31 other campers, including current U-17 MNT teammates George Acosta, Chris Goslin, Tim Weah, Chris Durkin, Andrew Carleton, Jaylin Lindsey and his camp roommate, Chris Gloster.

Ferri has been a constant call up to every camp in his respective age group since 4, including the invitation to join U.S. Soccer’s Residency program in Jan. 2016. During his play in 2016, Ferri started 24 of 27 games, recording two goals and seven assists.

Ferri made his mark at the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship by recording a goal and assist against Mexico on April 26. His 51st minute strike from just outside the area broke the 2-2 halftime deadlock, handing the USA the momentum in the historic 4-3 win and a place in the tournament’s Classification Stage. In helping snap Mexico’s 25-match unbeaten streak in CONCACAF U-17 Championship play, the budding midfielder told ussoccer.com that the goalis his “greatest soccer moment to date”.

Have another look at the memorable goal (and celebration):

Family Time in Minnesota

Every summer since he can remember, Blaine and his family travel to his mother Danielle’s hometown of Perham, Minn., for a week-long vacation. Usually timing the trip around the Fourth of July to see the fireworks on the lake, the family also enjoys fishing, tubing, barbecuing and grilling s’mores by the campfire. 

The one entertainment spectacle that the family never misses out on is the Perham Chamber of Commerce’s International Turtle Races, where people from across the town, and world, converge to determine the world’s fastest turtle each week. The Ferri family has never won, but Blaine’s brother Trey once made it to the final round and although Blaine has gotten older, he still appreciates the nostalgia of the races.


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U-17 MNT Apr 29, 2017

U-17 WNT Downs Mexico 4-0 at Torneo Femminile delle Nazioni

FIUMICELLO, Italy (April 26, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team defeated Mexico 4-0 in its second game at the Torneo Femminile Delle Nazioni with Lia Godfrey scoring twice while Maya Doms and Kate Wiesner added single goals.

The win gives the USA four points from two games after its 1-1 tie with Slovenia on April 25. The Americans will finish group play against England on Friday, April 28 at ND Adria Miren in Miren, Slovenia, which is located just over the border with Italy.

The USA currently sits atop Group A and needs a win against England to secure first place in the group. The USA could also win the group with a tie depending on the Mexico-Slovenia result.

Italy certainly sits atop Group B with a win and a tie, although it has scored just one goal with a 1-0 win against Germany and a 0-0 draw with France.

After group play, each team will play a placement game on Saturday, April 29, with the group winners playing for the championship, the second-place finishers playing for third, the third-place finishers playing for fifth and the fourth-place finishers playing for seventh.

The match consisted of 35-minute halves but the USA wasted no time getting on the board, scoring in just the first minute through Godfrey’s first international goal in her seventh U-17 cap.

The goal came just seconds into the match on a wild play as the USA sent a ball down the right wing and the Mexico goalkeeper came way out of her goal while attempting to clear, but instead collided with her own defender and a U.S. attacker about 35 yards from the net, causing both to go down in a heap.

The ball squirted loose to Doms who shot at the open net from just outside the penalty box on the right side. The ball rolled all the way across the goal, through the legs of a retreating and falling defender, and directly to the crashing Godfrey, who had an easy tap-in at the far post.

Doms doubled the lead in the ninth minute after Payton Linnehan worked her way free on the right wing and sent a hard cross on a line into the middle that was fumbled by the Mexico goalkeeper. Doms was first to the spill and bundled the ball into the net with her thigh for her first U-17 international goal.

Godfrey bagged her second to complete an incredible opening 13 minutes when the USA’s high pressure won a service from the Mexican goalkeeper and sent the ball back to the top of the penalty box. Doms won the ball there and played a short pass to Godfrey into the left side of the area. She finished calmly and crisply with her left foot into the lower right corner from 16 yards out.

The fourth goal came in the 46th minute after Godfrey was chopped down in the penalty area. Kate Wiesner brushed off some show-boating from the Mexico goalkeeper to blast her perfect shot into the upper corner. It was Wiesner’s first international goal in her 16th cap at the U-17 level. Both Wiesner and Godfrey are in their second U-17 WNT cycle and were members of the USA’s 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Team.

The Torneo delle Nazioni has been held for boys’ teams for the past 14 years (including this one), but this is just the second time it has been held for women’s teams.

The year’s competition is for players born in 2001 or later and features two groups of four teams each, with the USA in Group B along with Slovenia, England and Mexico. Group A features Italy, France, Germany and Belgium. The tournament is being staged at 15 different venues, nine in Italy and six in Slovenia.

The U.S. roster features 18 players born in 2001, which is the age cut-off year for the next FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, taking place in Uruguay.

Group A Standings

Team

GP

W

L

T

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

USA

2

1

0

1

4

5

1

+4

ENG

2

1

1

0

3

2

2

 0

MEX

2

1

1

0

3

3

5

-1

SLV

2

0

1

1

1

1

2

-2

Group A Results
April 25
USA 1, Slovenia 1
Mexico 2, England 1

April 26
USA 4, Mexico 0
England 1, Slovenia 0

April 28
USA vs. England
Slovenia vs. Mexico

Group B Standings

Team

GP

W

L

T

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

ITA

2

1

0

1

4

1

0

+1

BEL

2

1

1

0

3

2

2

 0

GER

2

1

0

1

3

2

2

 0

FRA

2

0

1

1

1

0

1

-1

Group B Results
April 24
Italy 0, France 0

April 25
Germany 2, Belgium 1

April 26
Italy 1, Germany 0
Belgium 1, France 0

April 28
Italy vs. Belgium
France vs. Germany

- U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. Under-17 WNT vs. Mexico U-17 WNT
Date: April 26, 2017
Competition: Torneo Femminile delle Nazioni
Venue: ASD Fiumicello; Fiumicello, Italy
Attendance: 100      
Weather: 53 degrees, rainy

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                             3          1          4
MEX                            0          0          0

USA –  Lia Godfrey (Maya Doms)                              1st minute                              
USA – Maya Doms (Payton Linnehan)                      9
USA – Lia Godfrey (Maya Doms)                              13
USA – Kate Wiesner (penalty kick)                            46

Lineups:
USA: 12-Lindsey Romig, 3-Kate Wiesner (17-Talia DellaPeruta, 55), 5-Leah Scarpelli, 6-Kennedy Wesley (capt.), 2-Makenna Morris, 14-Lia Godfrey, 11-Croix Bethune, 20-Hollyn Torres, 18-Payton Linnehan (10-Mia Fishel, 68), 15-Maya Doms, 16-Kalyssa Van Zanten (13-Sunshine Fontes, 53)
Subs not used: 1-Ruth Jones; 4-Tori Hansen, 7-Samantha Meza, 8-Astrid Wheeler, 19-Madison Mercado, 9-Jordan Canniff
Head Coach: Mark Carr

MEX: 1-Jaidy Campos, 2-Reyna Stubblefield, 3-Nicole Soto, 4-Karen Torres (14-Esmerelda Ortiz, 15), 5-Julieta Acosta, 6-Mariana Montelongo, 7-Fátima Beltrán (20-Tabata Valdes, 56), 8-Dania Jimenéz (capt.) (19-María Piñon, 65), 9-Vanessa Buso, 10-Alison Esquivel (18-Daniela Félix, 65), 11-Anette Mendoza (16-Noemí Flores, 56)
Subs not used: 12-Ana Vizcaíno, 13-Aolani Godoy, 15-Ximena Zárate, 17-Natalia Lira
Head Coach: Christopher Cuéllar

Statistical Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 14 / 4
Shots on Goal: 9 / 3
Saves: 3 / 5
Corner Kicks: 5 / 0
Fouls: 5 / 4
Offside: 1 / 0

Misconduct Summary: 
None

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U-17 WNT Apr 28, 2017

WNT on TV: Thorns Welcome Red Stars as Lifetime Returns to Portland

After broadcasting the opening game of the season, Lifetime returns to Portland in Week 3 as the Thorns welcome the Chicago Red Stars to Providence Park on Saturday. Additionally, the second leg of the UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinal takes place on Saturday with one of the two matches set to feature two veteran WNT players going against one another, and the winning team booking its place in the Final on June 1 in Cardiff, Wales.

Below are this weekend’s matchups and the U.S. Women’s National Team players to keep an eye on:

NWSL

Saturday, April 29

Portland Thorns vs. Chicago Red Stars – 4 p.m. ET (TV: Lifetime Game of the Week)
After dropping a close one to North Carolina last Saturday, Allie Long, Lindsey Horan, Meghan Klingenberg, Emily Sonnett and the Portland Thorns return to the bunker that is Providence Park on Saturday to welcome Christen Press, Alyssa Naeher, Julie Ertz and Casey Short in the Lifetime Game of the Week. Tobin Heath will miss the game as she continues to recover from a back injury.


Lindsey Horan

In 2016, the Red Stars were tied for the third-most road wins with four; however, Portland is on an eight-game unbeaten streak against Chicago and hold an all-time 4-1-6 record against the Windy City side. Portland has gone 2-0-2 in their last four home games against the Red Stars.

North Carolina Courage vs. Orlando Pride – 4 p.m. ET (go90.com)
The only team to have won its first two matches of the season, Sam Mewis, Lynn Williams and the North Carolina Courage aim to keep their spot atop the league standings when they face Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris and the Orlando Pride for the first time this year on Saturday afternoon at WakeMed Soccer Park.

North Carolina, formerly the Western New York Flash, and Orlando split their season series last year, with each team taking a 1-0 victory at home. Orlando struggled away from home last season, picking up only one road win, tied for the fewest in the NWSL, and scoring seven away goals. On the other hand, the Courage are the only team that has not conceded a goal this season, and have only allowed one shot on goal.

Boston Breakers vs. Seattle Reign – 7 p.m. ET (go90.com)
Saturday evening will feature a match between two teams coming off big wins at home. Rose Lavelle and the Boston Breakers will try to make it two consecutive home wins when they face their west coast visitors Megan Rapinoe and the Seattle Reign at Jordan Field. Lavelle recorded her first NWSL career assist at home, while Rapinoe scored an incredible volley for the second time in as many games this season. She is the only player league-wide to have more than one goal. Rapinoe also has the highest shot conversion rate of any player in the league (two goals from five shots on target).

Seattle is unbeaten in 10 all-time meetings with Boston (nine wins and one draw). The Reign have outscored the Breakers 24-8 over this streak, which includes four shutouts.

WNT - Rose Lavelle
Rose Lavelle

Washington Spirit vs. Houston Dash – 7 p.m. ET (go90.com)
The Spirit rescued a point last weekend after a 1-1 draw in Orlando, but will look to earn its first win of the season when it welcomes Kealia Ohai and the Houston Dash to Maryland SoccerPlex on Saturday evening. Houston is hoping to bounce back after its tough 5-1 loss to Seattle last weekend and earn its first road win of 2017. Morgan Brian is doubtful for the game as she continues to recover from a knee injury.

Washington will try to avoid a winless three-game start for the first time since 2014, when the Spirit went four matches without a victory. History may be in their favor however, as Washington is currently on a four-game winning streak against Houston and has outscored the Dash 7-2 in that time.

Sunday, April 30

Sky Blue FC vs. FC Kansas City – 6 p.m. ET (go90.com)

After 1-0 losses last weekend for both teams, Kelley O’Hara and Sky Blue FC will finally get its home opener this weekend and will welcome Becky Sauerbrunn, Sydney Leroux and FC Kansas City to New Jersey for a match between several WNT veterans. Sky Blue FC, will look for their first home win vs. FC Kansas City, while the visitors will lean on their 5-2-3 all-time record against SBFC.

ABROAD

Saturday, April 29

Olympique Lyonnais (FRA) vs. Manchester City (ENG) – 2:40 p.m. ET (Stream Live: ESPN3.com)
UEFA Women’s Champions League
The decisive second-leg of the semifinal series of the UEFA Women’s Champions League between Alex Morgan and Olympique Lyonnais and Carli Lloyd and Manchester City takes place on Saturday afternoon in Lyon. OL returns home after a huge 3-1 win in Manchester last weekend and has the advantage in this game with three away goals in its pocket. This means that City will need at least three goals to have a chance to advance to the UWCL Final in Cardiff on June 1. In the other semifinal, Paris Saint-Germain also returns home with a three goal-advantage against Barcelona and will look to secure its spot in the Final. Olympic Lyonnais is the current reigning UWCL title holder.

ESPN3 is slated to broadcast the match live at 2:40 p.m. ET. Authentication is required.

WNT - Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan
Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan

A NEW PLATFORM: go90.com

To watch live in the USA, you can go to go90.com and/or download the go90 app (free) on your mobile device or tablet via the App Store or Google Play. Users with go90 version 3.0 and later can cast live games from the go90 app to Airplay and Chromecast. No registration or authentication is required.

Matches will also be streamed live via nwslsoccer.com or the NWSL app (for users outside the U.S. only.)

The complete 2017 NWSL schedule is here. For more in-depth information and the latest news and updates about the NWSL schedule, matchups, records, etc., visit: www.nwslsoccer.com and follow them on Twitter @NWSL.

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WNT Apr 28, 2017

Jorge Villafaña Crece con USA y Santos Laguna

A veces lo único que un jugador necesita es una oportunidad. Nadie ha comprobado eso más que el zaguero izquierdo de la Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos, Jorge Villafaña, cuyo camino a la fama empezó al ganar el concurso de la Major League Soccer "Sueño" en el 2007 y realizando su sueño profesional con Chivas USA un año después.

Villafaña convirtió esa oportunidad en una larga estadía con el club angelino, convocatorias a las selecciones estadounidenses sub-20 y sub-23 y hasta a un campeonato de la M.L.S. con Portland Timbers en el 2015. Aun así, una convocatoria a la Selección Masculina lo había eludido hasta este pasado enero.

Al servir como segunda opción en el lado izquierdo de la defensa de Santos Laguna de la Liga MX, el jugador de 27 años fue cedido por su club para unirse a la concentración e impresionó al director técnico de la U.S. MNT Bruce Arena en partidos amistosos contra Serbia y Jamaica.

Lleno de confianza, Villafaña regresó a Torreón en donde siguió con su papel de aprendiz, jugando solamente en los partidos de la Copa MX de los Guerreros. Una lesión al titular Gerardo Arteaga le dio a "Sueño" su primera oportunidad en un partido de liga en la temporada actual, jugando los 90 minutos en el empate de 1-1 el 17 de marzo en Tijuana antes de los partidos de eliminatoria mundialista de EE.UU. contra Honduras y Panamá.

"Tuve una oportunidad de jugar contra Xolos antes de ir con la selección," Villafaña le dijo a ussoccer.com esta semana. "Me sentí bien, empatamos de visitante y después me fui con la Selección."

Una semana después, Villafaña debutó en una eliminatoria mundialista, trabajando duro en la victoria de 6-0 de EE.UU. contra Honduras. Cuatro días después, demostró una determinación similar en asegurar la banda izquierda para ayudar a EE.UU. a empatar 1-1 en Panamá.

"Los dos partidos me ayudaron mucho y me dieron mucha confianza regresando a Santos," continuó.

En su regreso a Torreón, mantuvo su titularidad.

Villafaña ha jugado los 90 minutos en cada uno de los últimos seis partidos de Santos Laguna, quien se mantiene en quinto lugar de la liga, ayudando al club a recopilar un registro de 3-0-3 y obtener 12 de los 24 puntos que han conseguido durante el torneo actual de Clausura. Esas tres victorias incluyen una victoria de 1-0 contra Pachuca, finalista de la CONCACAF Liga de Campeones 2016-17, el 9 de abril y una victoria de 2-1 este fin de semana pasado contra Club América. 

La racha también elevó a Santos del 11vo puesto hasta el quinto, con una oportunidad de clasificar a la Liguilla con una victoria en Chiapas el sábado. Al final, solamente dos puntos de sus últimos dos partidos serán suficiente.

Villafaña ha seguido en contacto con el cuerpo técnico de la U.S. MNT, quienes se mantienen positivos sobre su forma, y también dijo que el técnico de Santos José Manuel de la Torre había notado su desempeño con la selección estadounidenses; el ex director técnico de México elogió su progreso durante los últimos meses.

"Nos ha dicho a todos que sigamos trabajando porque nunca sabes cuándo va llegar to oportunidad. Siempre tenemos que estar listos y mi situación demuestra que la oportunidad está allí para el que la quiera tomar. Creo que he hecho eso."

Partidos Jugados en la Liga MX 2017 de Jorge Villafaña

Fecha

Resultado de Santos Laguna

Posición en la Liga

17 de marzo

1-1 D en Club Tijuana

11vo

2 de abril

1-0 V vs. Querétaro

8vo

9 de abril

1-0 V vs. Pachuca

5o

12 de abril

2-2 D vs. Monterrey

6o

15 de abril

1-1 E en Atlas

6o

23 de abril

2-1 V vs. Club América

5o

¿Y qué tal ser seleccionado estadounidense jugando en México? 

El defensa de la U.S. MNT dice que él y su compañero Néstor Araujo—quien es también defensa central para El Tri—han intercambiado algunas palabras amistosas antes de la próxima visita de EE.UU. al Estadio Azteca el 11 de junio en la eliminatoria mundialista, pero no hay animosidad debido al equipo que representa.

Al contrario, sus compañeros y la afición le han demostrado apoyo por su éxito internacional.

"La gente no me dice nada," dijo. "Mis compañeros están contentos que me llamen a la selección y que me va bien. Hasta fuera del equipo, la gente aquí no me molesta por eso. La gente de Torreón es a todo dar. Me apoyan, aunque juego para el gran rival de México."

 

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Espanol Apr 28, 2017

Five Things to Know About Mallory Pugh

Mallory Pugh, one of youngest and most exciting players in the U.S. Women’s National Team player pool, has quickly become a fan favorite and one of the top attacking players for the United States.  

Born on April 29, 1998 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Pugh is the youngest of two children. Her dad Horace ran track in high school and college, where he was an All-American at Western State in Colorado, while mom Karen ran cross country in high school and now runs, bikes, swims and does yoga. Her older sister Brianna, who also played soccer, was an All-Pac-12 honorable mention selection at the University of Oregon.  For Pugh, sports have always been part of her life, but her love for soccer has transcended the rest. 

Here are five things to know about the Colorado native:

Wait, Who's That?
In December of 2015 at the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Qualifying Tournament, Pugh scored seven goals in five games, which included a brace in three of them, and recorded four assists to help the USA win the tournament title and qualify for the U-20 Women’s World Cup. Her performance not only earned her the Golden Boot as the top scorer of the tournament and the Golden Ball as the best player, but it also earned her a call-up to the full WNT, a dream come true for the then 17-year-old. In fact, Pugh got the call from Ellis when she was still at the airport making her way back to Colorado following the tournament win in Honduras.


Pugh captained the USA to the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Women's Qualifying Tournament title in Honduras.

Pugh joined the senior squad in Carson, California that January, and grinded out three weeks of intense training before traveling to San Diego for the USA’s inaugural match of 2016 against the Republic of Ireland on Jan. 23. Coming in for Alex Morgan in the 58th minute, Pugh made her U.S. WNT debut at 17 years, 8 months and 25 days, and thus became the youngest player to debut in the last 11 years of the WNT program. She also became the 19th player to score in her first cap when she added the fifth and final goal of the game in the 83rd minute, a header off an assist from Christen Press.

Breaking Through in 2016
Following that match, things continued to evolve for Pugh as her versatility and confidence began to grow. Pugh earned her second cap with the WNT on Feb. 10, coming in for Crystal Dunn in the second half of the USA’s Olympic Qualifying opening match against Costa Rica. With her appearance, she became the youngest player in WNT history to play in an Olympic Qualifying match at 17 years, 9 months and 12 days old. On Feb. 15, she earned her first start for the USA, playing 66 minutes against Puerto Rico and contributing with an assist, the first one of her international career.

Pugh played in 17 games with the senior team in 2016, and started 12 of them. She scored four goals and had seven assists, third most on the team behind Carli Lloyd (11), Crystal Dunn (8) and Tobin Heath (8).

Pugh missed the final six games of 2016 with the senior squad because it conflicted with a few U-20 training camps and the U-20 WWC in Papua New Guinea. 

Making Olympic History
When Pugh was named to the 18-player U.S. Women’s Soccer Olympic Roster on July 12, 2016, less than six months after making her WNT debut, she became the second youngest women’s soccer Olympian in U.S. history, and the only amateur player on the roster. Pugh featured in three of the four games the USA played in Brazil, starting two. Against Colombia on Aug. 9 in Manaus, Pugh, who came in as sub in the 33rd minute, became the youngest player in U.S. history to score at an Olympic Games when she tallied in the 60th minute of the match.

Crystal Dunn set up the goal with a blistering run down the left flank of Colombia’s defense before sending a low cross through the goal mouth that arrived at the feet of Pugh on the back right post. Pugh attempted a first-time shot but it hit teammate Christen Press and came right back to her. Pugh then dribbled laterally past three defenders to the center of the box and snapped a left-footed shot through a crowd of Colombia players into the back of the net. 


Pugh scored her first Olympic goal against Colombia on Aug. 9, becoming the youngest player in U.S. history to tally at an Olympic Games.

U-20 WNT Veteran
Although she is one of the less experienced players in the full National Team environment, Pugh is the leader and a veteran with the U-20s. She was a starter at the age of 16 in the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and captained the group to a fourth-place finish at the U-20 WWC in Papua New Guinea.


Mal Pugh scored the first of three goals in the USA's 3-1 win against New Zealand (Photo Credit: Getty Images/FIFA)

Pugh scored twice at the U-20 WWC. She scored the game-tying goal against Ghana in the group stage finale, and this gorgeous one against New Zealand in the USA 3-1 win.

Despite only being 18-years-old, the 2016 U-20 Women’s World Cup was the second one at the level for Pugh. As a 16-year-old, Pugh was the youngest player on the U.S. roster that fell short in a penalty shootout against Korea DPR in the quarterfinals of the 2014 U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada. She started all four games for the USA. Even more incredible is that Pugh is eligible for the 2018 U-20 World Cup, which would make her the first player in U.S. history to compete at three U-20 World Cups if she were to make that roster two years from now.

Mal… Pal.
Besides her soccer acumen, Pugh is a fun personality off the field. She likes to joke around, wants to learn how to surf and loves to sing. In fact, Pugh seems to be a very talented singer and has mastered various genres, as seen below.

Pugh's soccer career is still just getting started and she is certainly excited to have much more soccer to look forward to in her future. "2016 was an incredible year. There have been lots of us and downs but it’s been worth it. I’m excited for whatever comes next.”

If that means a few plays like the one below, then we certainly can't wait.


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WNT U-20 WNT Apr 28, 2017
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