COPENHAGEN, Denmark (March 31, 2015) – The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team fell to Denmark's U-21 side 1-0 on Tuesday night at Lingby Stadion in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Andreas Cornelius gave the home side the lead in the 52nd minute after entering the pitch as a second-half substitute. Despite a strong final 40 minutes from the U.S., the team was unable to find the equalizer.
Denmark was the most dangerous side early on, but USA goalkeeper Charlie Horton and left back Juan Pablo Ocegueda were up to the task and kept the Danish at bay.
The USA's best chance came in the 51st minute when Luis Gil, wearing the captain's armband for the second straight match, displayed some nice moves to get past two defenders in the box before lifting a cross to the back post. Will Packwood jumped high and headed the ball down but Denmark’s goalkeeper, Frederik Ronnow, reacted quickly and was able to stop the shot right at the line.
On the next possession, Denmark’s Yussuf Yurary Poulsen made a nice pass from the right to just inside the top of the box, where Cornelius trapped it with his back to the goal, turned left, and shot past a diving Tyler Miller, who replaced Horton in the second half.
Miller, making his USA debut, came up with numerous saves to keep the USA within reach. In the 54th minute he stretched out fully to his right to bat a shot out of bounds. Later, he was able to stay on a free kick that changed direction after hitting the wall to make another save.
The U.S. began threatening with Zach Pfeffer, who twice combined with Khiry Shelton for good opportunities, but Denmark’s goalkeeper did his job; first with a fantastic diving save on a shot from 16 yards out, and then with a header from 12 yards out that went just wide.
A final chance to equalize came late in the game but Pfeffer’s attempt inside the six was cleared, and a rebound shot taken by Ariel Lassiter was saved by the goalkeeper.
-U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team Match Report-
Match: U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team vs. Denmark U-21 Men’s National Team
Date: March 31, 2015
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Lyngby Stadion, Copenhagen, Denmark
Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET (7 p.m. Local)
Weather: 38 degrees, rain
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 0 0
DEN 0 1 1
DEN – Andreas Cornelius (Yussuf Yurary Poulsen) 52nd minute
USA: 12-Charlie Horton (22-Tyler Miller, 46), 2- Juan Pablo Ocegueda (6-Christian Dean, 59), 4-Shane O’Neill, 5- William Packwood, 8-Benji Joya (16-Daniel Metzger, 74), 14-Fatai Alashe, 13-Khiry Shelton, 17-Jerome Kiesewetter (7-Ariel Lassiter, 74), 10-Luis Gil, 11-Alonso Hernandez (21-Zach Pfeffer, 59)
Substitutions Not Used: 15-Alfred Koroma Shams
Head coach: Andreas Herzog
DEN: 16-David Jenson (1-Frederik Ronnow, 46), 2-Alexander Scholz (13-Ryan Laursen, 66), 3-Frederik Sorensen (12-Patrick Banggaard, 46), 4-Jannik Vestergaard, 5-Patrick Da Silva, 6-Christian Norgaard (19-Jens Jonsson, 46), 7-Yussuf Yurary Poulsen, 8-Nicolaj Thomsen, 10-Rasmus Falk (15-Nicolai Poulsen, 79), 14-Lucas Andersen (18-Emil Berggren, 70), 20-Nicolai Brock-Madsen (9-Andreas Cornelius, 46)
Head coach: Jess Thorup
Stats Summary: USA / DEN
Shots: 8 / 12
Shots on Goal: 4 / 7
Saves: 6 / 4
Corner Kicks: 10 / 11
Fouls: 7 / 10
Offside: 0 / 0
USA – Alonso Hernandez (caution) 38th minute
DEN –Nicolai Brock-Madsen (caution) 43
DEN – Andreas Cornelius (caution) 52
USA – Oscar Sorto (caution) 88
USA – Luis Gil (caution) 90+3
Referee: Petur Reinert (FRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Regin Egholm (FRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan a Lioarenda (FRO)
Fourth Official: Kjaersgaard-Andersen (DEN)
CHICAGO (April 1, 2015) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team, under head coach B.J. Snow, will hold a training camp from April 6-13 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. Snow has called up 24 players for the event that will be held in conjunction with a U.S. U-16 Girls’ National Team camp.
The two teams will play each other twice during the week.
The U-17 camp features 19 players born 1999 and five born in 2000. The age cut-off for the next U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2016, which is currently scheduled to be played in Jordan, is for players born on or after Jan. 1, 1999.
The U.S. U-17s are coming off a victorious run at the 2015 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational in Carson, Calif. in February, where they defeated Mexico, Canada and Japan to take the tournament title. The USA defeated Japan for the championship by a 3-1 score on goals from Ashly Sanchez, Emina Ekic and Briana Pinto.
U.S. U-17 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Hillary Beall (West Coast FC; Laguna Beach, Calif.), Brooke Bollinger (Space Coast United Storm; Indialantic, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (8): Kerry Abello (Team Chicago; Aurora, Ill.), Sierra Enge (Carlsbad United; Cardiff, Calif.), Joanna Harber (Eastside FC; Bellevue, Wash.), Karlie Paschall (Tennessee SC; Brentwood, Tenn.), Kiara Pickett (Camarillo Eagles; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Isabel Rodriquez (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Karina Rodriquez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), Sydney Zandi (Penn Fusion; West Chester, Pa.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Chyanne Dennis (West Pines; Sunrise, Fla.), Rachael Dorwart (Penn Fusion; Mechanicsburg, Pa.), Emina Ekic (Javanon; Fairdale, Ky.), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Ashley Sanchez (So Cal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Taryn Torres (Solar Chelsea; Frisco, Texas), Olivia Wade (La Roca FC; Kaysville, Utah)
FORWARDS (6): Rachel Jones (Tophat; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Emily Knous (Legends FC; Long Beach, Calif.), Civana Kuhlmann (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.), Francesca Tagliaferri (PDA Arsenal, Colts Neck, N.J.), Jordan Taylor (Ohio Premier Eagles; Wadsworth, Ohio)
CHICAGO (April 1, 2015) – The Under-16 Girls’ National Team will hold a training camp from April 6-13 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., that will feature 24 players. The event will run in conjunction with a U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team camp.
The two teams will play each other twice during the week.
This will be the second camp of the year for the U-16 GNT. Camps for this age group represent and overall increase in programming for the USA’s youth national teams. All but one player on the roster was born in 2000.
The U-16s will be guided by new Women’s Development Coach Tricia Taliaferro who is U.S. Soccer’s main scout for the ’00 birth year. Her staff will include U.S. Soccer Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs, as well as Head Development Coach April Kater and newly hired Development Coaches Mark Carr and Jitka Klimkova, who are all focused on specific birth year scouting and guiding U.S. Soccer’s comprehensive Training Center schedule across the nation.
All of the players in this camp are age-eligible for the next FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2016, but the main birth year for that tournament is 1999s.
This age group is starting a two-year cycle before becoming the U-18s and then the U-20s with the goal of playing in the 2020 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup.
U.S. U-16 GNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Kat Asman (Concorde Fire; Roswell, Ga.), Hensley Hancuff (OFC; Edmond, Okla.), Mattison Interian (Arsenal FC; Pasadena, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (7): Maycee Bell (Sporting Blue Valley; Wichita, Kansas), Cameron Brooks (Lonestar SC; Round Rock, Texas), Naomi Girma (Central Valley Crossfire; San Jose, Calif.), Emily Gray (Penn Fusion; Sewell, N.J.), Alexandra Keohan (FC Stars of Massachusetts; Acton, Mass.), Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush; Albuquerque, N.M.), Kennedy Wesley (SoCal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.);
MIDFIELDERS (8): Coriana Dyke (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Kaya Frazier (Michigan Hawks; Rochester Hills, Mich.), Cassidy Lindley (Indiana Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Kylie Minamishin (Honolulu Bull; Mililani, Hawaii), Mackenzie Pluck (FC Bucks; North Wales, Pa.), Allison Schlegel (Colorado Storm; Parker, Colo.), Sydney Simmons (Solar Chelsea Soccer Academy; Van Alstyne, Texas), Kali Trevithick (San Diego Surf; Temecula, Calif.),
FORWARDS (6): Sophie Hirst (Crossfire Premier; Seattle, Wash), Catiana Lychywek (Solar Chelsea Soccer Club; Plano, Texas), Mary Kate McGuire (NEFC; Portsmouth, R.I.), Ashlynn Serepca (Charlotte Soccer Academy; Cornelius, N.C.), Olivia Wingate (FC Stars of Massachusetts; Wilmington, Mass.), Summer Yates (Pac NW; Pasco, Wash.)