CHICAGO (March 2, 2015) – The U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team will begin its 2015 programming with a 36-player training camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., running from March 14-21.
The camp will be run by U.S. Soccer Women’s Development Coach Mark Carr, who has called up 31 players born in 2001 and five born in 2002. This age group will form the core of the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
U.S. U-15 GNT Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Ryan Campbell (So Cal Blues; Dana Point, Calif.), Julia Dohle (New York SC; Scarsdale, N.Y.), Marzia Josephson (TFCA Alliance; Cary, N.C.), Maciah Lipsey (Michigan Hawks; Southfield, Mich.)
DEFENDERS (12): Caroline Conti (Carolina Elite SA; Greenville, S.C.), Isabella D’Aquila (So Cal Blues; Orange, Calif.), Aliyah El-Naggar (Cincinnati United; Mason, Ohio), Alyssa Fleming (South Shore Select; Marshfield, Mass.), Julia Hannon (HBC SC; Massapequa, N.Y.), Tori Hansen (CASL; Raleigh, N.C.), Faith Hopper (Fullerton Rangers; Fullerton, Calif.), Paige Hopper (Fullerton Rangers; Fullerton, Calif.), Savannah Kessler (Legends FC; Murrieta, Calif.), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Natalia Staude (Tophat SC; Marietta, Ga.), Kate Wiesner (Slammers FC; Monrovia, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (12): Croix Bethune (Concorde Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.), Jordan Canniff (Richmond United; California, Md), Katelyn Duong (FC Portland; Portland, Ore.), Hannah Gallegos (Rio Rapids SC; Albuquerque, N.M.), Jillian Martinez (Lonestar SC; San Antonio, Texas), Taylour Mendoza (Mustang Fury; Pleasanton, Calif.), Madison Mercado (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Alexandra Palangi (Santa Barbara SC; Arroyo Grande, Calif.), Gabrielle Robinson (Braddock Road SC; Springfield, Va.), Leah Scarpelli (Match Fit Academy; Brick, N.J.), Hollyn Torres (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), MacKenzee Vance (Storm SA; Bluffton, S.C.)
FORWARDS (8): Sade Adamolekun (Lonestar SC; Spicewood, Texas), Vanessa Buso (Legends FC; Corona, Calif.), Lia Godfrey (Clay County SC; Fleming Island, Fla.), Samantha Meza (Dallas Kicks; Balch Springs, Texas), Nicole Payne (Concorde Fire; Birmingham, Ala.), Alexandra Russell (Albion Hurricanes FC; Katy, Texas), Hannah White (Tophat SC; Mableton, Ga.), Sarai Zedingil (Beach FC; Los Angeles, Calif.)
The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team resumes Group A play at the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship when it faces Trinidad & Tobago at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, March 2, at Estadio Francisco Morazán in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The game is live on FOX Sports 2 and Univision Deportes, and fans can follow on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt and @ussoccer_esp.
The USA took hold of first place in the group with a resounding 5-0 victory against Cuba on Feb. 27. Joe Gallardo led the way with three goals, while Hugo Arellano and Alejandro Zendejas each contributed a goal. The U-17 MNT’s plus-5 goal differential puts the team ahead of Guatemala (1-0-0, plus-3 goal differential) and host Honduras (1-0-0, plus-2 goal differential).
Trinidad & Tobago dropped its group opener 4-1 go Guatemala on Feb. 27. Keston Julien’s 45th-minute goal cut Guatemala’s lead to 2-1, but Guatemala responded in first-half stoppage time and padded its lead early in the second half.
Here is breakdown of the USA’s history against Trinidad & Tobago in this tournament:
- The USA has faced Trinidad & Tobago eight previous times in this tournament, which ties for the most games (along with Honduras) against the Group A opponents. The U.S. is 4-1-3 all-time.
- The first two meetings came at the 1983 CONCACAF U-16 Championship. The USA and Trinidad drew 1-1 in the opening round on Aug. 30, and then played to a scoreless draw through regulation in the title match on Sept. 3. The U.S. won the tournament title 5-3 in penalties.
- The U.S. earned a 4-0 win to open the preliminary round of the 1987 CONCACAF U-16 Championship on Feb. 15.
- At the 1988 CONCACAF U-16 Championship, the USA lost 1-0 to Trinidad on Nov. 20 to cap off the group stage, but made up for that result with a 1-0 U.S. win on Nov. 27 in the tournament’s final round in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
- At the 1991 CONCACAF U-16 Championship, the USA and Trinidad & Tobago drew 1-1 in the final round on March 31.
- The USA’s top offensive performance against Trinidad was at the 1994 CONCACAF U-16 Championship with a 5-3 victory on Nov. 5 in the group stage.
- The last time the U.S. and Trinidad & Tobago faced each other was at the 2007 CONCACAF U-17 Tournament, where the USA garnered a 3-0 victory on April 30. Alex Nimo scored twice, with Brek Shea assisting his second goal. Ellis McLoughlin contributed the other U.S. tally off of a Sheanon Williams assist.
A glimpse at the U.S. WNT's fifth day of training in Portugal ahead of the annual Algarve Cup. The USA takes on Norway on March 4 in its opening Group B match. The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and will also be available on FOX Sports Go. Fans can also follow U.S. Soccer's coverage on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt,@ussoccer_esp and Instagram @ussoccer_wnt.
CHICAGO (Feb, 28, 2015) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team made it two wins in a row at the Six Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain, defeating its counterpart from Norway, 2-0, on goals from forward Shea Groom and midfielder Danielle Colaprico.
The USA out-shot Norway 16-2, but didn’t get on the board until a few minutes before halftime. Midfielder Samantha Mewis, the only player on the U.S. roster with senior WNT caps, played a pass into Groom near the left side of the penalty box. Groom took a long touch inside to beat the defender and finished hard inside the near post.
Groom, a second round pick by FC Kansas City in the 2015 NWSL Draft, turned provider on the insurance goal. In the 70th minute she got to the end line and played a pass back across the face of the goal. Boston Breakers fourth-round draft pick Stephanie Verdoia made a perfect dummy run and the ball rolled to Colaprico, a Chicago Red Stars first-round pick, who finished from the top of the six-yard box. Stanford goalkeeper Jane Campbell picked up the shutout for the USA.
The USA was coming off a 1-0 victory against Japan on Feb. 26 and will try to make it a three-game sweep at this friendly tournament against England on March 2. After Mewis captained the side against Japan, defender Emily Sonnet wore the armband against Norway.
The 22-player U.S. squad features 14 professional players, including 13 who were taken in the recent 2015 NWSL Draft. The only one-year pro is Chicago Red Stars midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo.
- U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team Match Report -
Match: U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team vs. Norway U-23 Women’s National Team
Date: February 28, 2015
Competition: Six Nations Tournament
Venue: La Manga Football Centre; La Manga, Spain
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 1 2
NOR 0 0 0
USA - Shea Groom (Samantha Mewis) 42nd minute
USA - Danielle Colaprico (Shea Groom) 70
USA: 1-Jane Campbell; 17-Andi Sullivan, 13-Emily Sonnett (capt.), 23-Kristin Grubka, 4-Caprice Dydasco (7-Jaelene Hinkle, 46); 9-Rose Lavelle (16-Daphne Corboz, 78), 21-Lo’eau LoBonta, 14-Samantha Mewis (2-Danielle Colaprico, 46); 6-Shea Groom, 10-Stephanie Verdoia, 5-Makenzy Doniak (19-Cheyna Williams, 65)
Subs not used: 3-Vanessa DiBernardo, 8-Sarah Killion, 11-Stephanie McCaffrey, 15-Cari Roccaro, 18-Abby Smith, 20-Lynn Williams, 25-Abby Dahlkemper
Head Coach: Janet Rayfield
NOR: 1-Nora Neset Gjoen, 2-Cecilie Redisch Kvamme, 4-Stine Pettersen Reinas, 15-Maria Thorisdottir, 5-Nora Byon-Nilssen, 17-Maria Dybwad Brochmann (6-Tonje Pedersen, 61), 16-Anja Sonstevold, 10-Andrine Stolsmo Hegerberg, 7-Victoria Ludvigsen, 9-Melissa Bjanesoy, 8-Guro Reiten (19-Lisa Fjellstad Naalsund, 46)
Subs not used: 3-Ane Sund Walsoe, 11-Synne Skinnes Hansen, 12-Hilde Gunn Olsen, 13-Mali Lilleas Naess, 14-Ingrid Ostervold Stenevik, 18-Therese Asland, 12-Anniken Jerre
Stats Summary: USA / NOR
Shots: 16 / 2
Shots on Goal: 11 / 1
Saves: 1 / 9
Corner Kicks: 6 / 0
Fouls: 5 / 10
Offside: 1 / 2
Referee: J. Lavrenovaite
Assistant Referee 1: I. Siliuniene
Assistant Referee 2: V. Skiptitene