CHICAGO (April 14, 2014) – The U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team will come together for a training camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., from April 19-26 as head coach B.J. Snow has called up 36 players.
This age group will form the core of the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. The camp will be the last for this group at the U-15 age level before they transition to the U-17 level in June. To be eligible for the 2016 U-17 Women’s World Cup, players must be born on or after Jan. 1, 1999. The majority of players called up are 1999s, with four born in 2000 and one in 2001.
U.S. U-15 GNT Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Hillary Beall (West Coast FC; Laguna Beach, Calif.), Brooke Bollinger (Space Coast United; Melbourne, Fla.), Anna Smith (Crossfire Premier; Issaquah, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (11): Kerry Abello (Team Chicago; Aurora, Ill.), Caitlin Cosme (Albertson Soccer Club; New Hyde Park, N.Y.), Joanna Harber (Eastside FC; Bellevue, Wash.), Kai Henderson (Crossfire Premier; Mill Creek, Wash.), Karlie Paschall (Tennessee Soccer Club; Brentwood, Tenn.), Brooke Redington (SoCal Blues; Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Karina Rodriguez (SoCal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), Sophia Serafin (West Coast FC; Glendora, Calif.), Jenna Soriano (Maryland United FC; Columbia, Md.), Emma Thomson (Team Sockers FC; Park Ridge, Ill.), Sydney Zandi (Penn Fusion; West Chester, Pa.)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Emina Ekic (Javanon; Fairdale, Ky.), Ari Green (Maryland United FC; Bowie, Md.), Nicolette Hernandez (NSA Rockets; Naperville, Ill.), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Madison Lowe (Buffalo Soccer Academy; Webster, N.Y.), Casey Palmer (Matchfit Academy; Brick, N.J.), Ashley Sanchez (SoCal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Taryn Torres (Solar-Chelsea; Frisco, Texas), Kali Trevithick (Crossfire Premier; Redmond, Wash.) Jillian Wachira (PDA; Plainsboro, N.J.)
FORWARDS (12): Olufolasade Adamolekun (Lonstar SC; Spicewood, Texas), Rachael Dorwart (Penn Fusion; Mechanicsburg, Pa.), Olivia Jones (Ahwatukee Foothills SC; Chandler, Ariz.), Emily Knous (Legends FC; Long Beach, Calif.), Civana Kuhlmann (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Tara McKeown (Eagles; Newbury Park, Calif.), Taryn Ries (FC Portland; Portland, Ore.), Allison Schlegel (Colorado Storm; Parker, Colo.), Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colts Neck, N.J.), Riley Tanner (Grand Rapids Crew Jr’s; Caledonia, Mich.), Jordan Taylor (Ohio Premier Eagles; Wadsworth, Ohio), Kelsey Turnbow (Crossfire Premier; Liberty Lake, Wash.)
- Mallory Pugh, Taylor Otto and Madison Haley Each Score Twice
- Marley Canales and Civana Kuhlmann Add Single Goals
- USA Finishes Tournament Out-Scoring Opposition 26-1
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (Nov. 9, 2013) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team rebounded from a crushing penalty kick loss to Mexico in the semifinal of the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship with a dominating 8-0 victory against Jamaica to take third place in the tournament.
The shootout setback on Nov. 7 meant that the United States did not advance to the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, but the Americans finished the tournament in style and were ahead 4-0 before 28 minutes were gone in a match that saw the USA comprehensively dominate every facet of the game.
The young Americans needed less than two minutes to open the scoring as midfielder Mallory Pugh played a cross in from the right side on the ground and center-back Taylor Otto touched it home from close range for her first goal of the tournament.
The USA made it 2-0 in the 10th minute after a nice build-up ended with midfielder Anika Rodriguez striking a shot on the ground from 16 yards out. Jamaican goalkeeper Sanay Ricketts spilled the ball to her left and forward Madison Haley pounded her shot into the open net.
In the 22nd minute, Haley got free behind the Jamaican defense but defender Sashine Smith clipped her down from behind. Smith was eventually shown the red card for being the last defender and denying an obvious scoring opportunity. Pugh stepped up and nailed her penalty kick shot into the lower left corner to make it 3-0 in the 25th minute and Jamaica had to play a woman down for the remaining 65 minutes of the match.
It took less than a minute for Pugh to score again. This time Rodriguez slipped a pass into the right side of the penalty box to forward Kelcie Hedge, who back-heeled a perfect pass to the onrushing Pugh, who powered her shot into the near post from 12 yards out.
Otto added her second goal of the game and the tournament off a corner kick from the right side that was taken by defender Tegan McCrady. Haley got the first head on the ball, sending her shot off the crossbar. The 5-10 Otto then outvjumped Haley for the rebound and looped a header over the goalkeeper, off the right post and into the net.
Haley added her second of the game in the 53rd minute after Pugh ran onto a pass that was slipped into the middle of the penalty area. She smoothly rounded the Jamaican goalkeeper to her right and then rolled a pass across the six-yard box for Haley to push into the open net.
Midfielder Marley Canales made in 7-0 in the 83rd minute after taking a short corner kick from Civana Kuhlmann. She dribbled into the left side of the penalty area and hit a shot through traffic that bounced off the inside of the right post and rolled over the goal line. It was the second goal of the tournament for Canales.
The USA scored its eighth and final goal in the 90th minute as right back Ellie Jean dribbled all the way to the end line before cutting a pass back into the seam for the 14-yeard-old Kulhman who spun her first-time shot into the lower left corner to cap off the USA’s tournament with a 26-1 goal difference.
- Mallory Pugh and Zoe Redei led the USA in scoring in the tournament with five goals each.
- Pugh also finished the tournament four assists, tied with Madison Haley for the team-high.
- Madison Haley finished the tournament with four goals and four assists.
- All 20 players on the U.S. roster played in the tournament.
- Twelve different players scored in the tournament for the USA.
- Eleven different players had assists.
- Defender Mia Gyau, forward Maddy Schultz and defender Zoe Morse were not able to be selected for the match due to illness.
- The USA was not shut out in any match during this U-17 cycle in 2013.
- U.S. head coach B.J. Snow used three subs, all in the second half. Civana Kuhlmann replaced Anika Rodriguez in the 54th minute, Frankie Tagliaferri replaced Madison Haley in the 56th and Gabby Carreiro came on for Mallory Pugh in the 77th.
- Fourteen-year-old Civana Kuhlman had two goals in the tournament.
- Defender Natalie Jacobs was the only U.S. player to play all 450 minutes of the tournament.
- Taylor Racioppi received her second yellow card of the tournament in the last match and was not eligible for the third-place game.
- The USA out-shot Jamaica by 41 shots, 40-1.
- The USA is 18-0-2 all-time in the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship.
-U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team Match Report-
U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Mexico
Date: Nov. 9, 2013
Competition: CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship – Third-Place Match
Venue: Montego Bay Sports Complex; Montego Bay, Jamaica
Kickoff: 3 p.m. ET
Weather: 82 degrees, humid
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 0 0
JAM 5 3 8
USA – Taylor Otto (Mallory Pugh) 2nd minute
USA – Madison Haley (Anika Rodriguez) 10
USA – Mallory Pugh (penalty kick) 25
USA – Mallory Pugh (Kelcie Hedge) 26
USA – Taylor Otto (Madison Haley) 40
USA – Madison Haley (Mallory Pugh) 53
USA – Marley Canales (Civana Kuhlmann) 83
USA – Civana Kulhman (Ellie Jean) 90
USA: 18-Kat Hess; 10-Ellie Jean (capt.), 6-Natalie Jacobs, 13-Taylor Otto, 12-Tegan McGrady; 4-Marley Canales, 2-Dorian Bailey, 17-Mallory Pugh (5-Gabriella Carreiro, 77); 8-Kelcie Hedge 3-Madison Haley (25-Frankie Tagliaferri, 56), 19-Anika Rodriguez (11-Civana Kuhlmann, 54)
Subs Not Used: 1-Lauren Rood, 9-Zoe Morse, 15-Zoe Redei
Suspended: 14-Taylor Racioppi
Head Coach: B.J. Snow
13-Sanay Ricketts; 2-Sashine Smith (ejected, 22), 4-Cachet Lue (20-Amoya Johnson-Craword 46), 5-Konya Plummer, 9-Asia Lee-Fatt, 10-Felicia Davidson,
11-Khadija Shaw (capt.), 12-Jorja Hughes, 14-Deneisha Blackwood, 19-Robyn-Anne Whittaker (16-Cheyenne Wakeland-Hart, 72), 21-Jessica Johnson (7-Petagay
Subs not used: 1-Lotteafa Clarke, 6-Melissa Hamilton, 8-Asheina Nelson, 15-Calletia Savizon, 17-Samantha Sanfilippo, 18-Camille Nurse,
Head Coach: Merron Gorden
Stats Summary: USA / JAM
Shots: 41 / 1
Shots on Goal: 19 / 1
Saves: 1 / 11
Corner Kicks: 10 / 0
Fouls: 4 / 7
Offside: 7 / 0
JAM – Sashine Smith (ejection) 22nd minute
Referee: Sheena Dickson (CAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Kimberly Moreira (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Elizabeth Aguilar (SLV)
Fourth Official: Melissa Borjas (HON)
Woman of the Match: Marley Canales
Post-Match Quote Sheet: U-17 WNT vs. Trinidad & Tobago
CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship – Group B
Oct. 31, 2013
U.S. U-17 WNT Head Coach B.J. Snow
On the first World Cup qualifying match for this group of players:
“I was really, really proud of our energy. I thought the spirit of the team was excellent going into the game and sometimes the spirit can get the best of you when you start a qualifying tournament especially, when there are 14-, 15- and 16-year-olds involved. I was pleased to see them push through, build the game and continue to be patient. When we got that first goal there was a big sigh of relief and then we could just play.”
On the match:
“The involvement of our team over 90 minutes was excellent. We were able to find spaces to penetrate, whether it was the width or inside to find those pockets. Overall, I was very pleased.”
On getting eight goals from seven different players:
“We’re very confident in all 20 players on this team for them to step in at any moment. We feel that a big quality of this team is the depth and not knowing who is going to step up is exciting for me as a coach. Overall, we had players that were able to put the ball in the back of the net, but we had some really solid performances from players all over the field.”
On giving the two 14-year-olds – Civana Kuhlman and Frankie Tagliaferri – on the roster time at the end of the match:
“I thought it was a really good opportunity to get the nerves out for the babies. To contribute as well as they did, with 'C' getting a goal, and Frankie being smooth as butter for that 10-15 minutes she was in, their confidence certainly has to increase. Overall, I was very, very pleased with all three subs that were able to come into the game. Maddy Schultz, I thought, was really dynamic and really changed the game.”
On getting a quality performance in the opening match of the tournament:
“Really what we were looking for (in the first game) was a solid performance. We knew we're going to have some difficulty breaking down a really organized Trinidad & Tobago team so any time you enter a qualifying tournament and get a result like this it’s a fantastic result for the team.”
On the team scoring some dynamic goals:
“We have quality in the team and it was good to see the execution from their preparation in the previous months. I think we left a couple out there and I think they were getting frustrated with that in the first half. For them to settle down a little bit and start to execute and not let the nerves get the best of them is what really turned the game around.”
U.S. U-17 WNT forward MADISON HALEY
On not scoring until the 32nd minute:
“We had a lot of chances in the first half inside the 18-year box that we didn’t capitalize on. We cleaned it up in the second half and you saw the result, five goals, so we’ll try to bring that intensity next game.”
On playing with intensity for 90 minutes:
“We kept picking each other up and encouraging each other all the way through it and that’s kind of the USA mentality.”
On the nerves of a first qualifying match for this group of players:
“I know I was nervous for one, but as a team we knew we were prepared to do this, so when we came out on the field, it was a little hectic for the first five minutes, then we calmed down and played our game.”
U.S. U-17 WNT forward MALLORY PUGH
On the match:
“I thought it was a really good performance. Trinidad & Tobago was tough. As a team, we overcome some early struggles and found the width, had some patience and towards the second half, we started to execute better and that’s when we finished our chances.”
On pre-game nerves:
“I had a lot of nerves, but I knew that the excitement would overcome the nerves and eventually it did.”
U.S. U-17 WNT forward CIVANA KUHLMANN
On scoring her first international goal in her first international match:
“It was amazing. It was the best feeling ever. It just feels like all the hard work is paying off.”
On watching from the bench until she came on in the 73rd minute:
“We were playing great soccer and we were getting to the end line a lot. We just weren’t finishing too much in the beginning, but once we got going, we just started putting them away.”
On her emotions when B.J. Snow told her she was going into the match:
“When B.J. told me I was going in, he just told me to just go out there, get to the end line and get a goal for myself. Honestly, I thought I’d be more nervous, but as soon as I was about to go in, I was just ready.”
On her reaction after scoring:
“Pure adrenaline. I was so hyped. I ran straight at Maddy Haley and jumped on her.”
- Seven Different Players Score a Goal, Led by Mallory Pugh’s Brace
- U.S. Sits Atop Group With Canada as Both Teams Post Eight-Goal Victories
- USA Continues Group B Play Against Guatemala on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2GO
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (Oct. 31, 2013) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team opened play at the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship with a rousing 8-0 victory against Trinidad & Tobago as seven different players scored a goal to lead the USA to a comfortable win at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.
Mallory Pugh led the way with two goals, including the opening score in the 32nd minute that finally broke the T&T bunker, and a blistering strike in the 81st minute that put a stamp on the match. Anika Rodriguez and Marley Canales also tallied first-half goals. Forward Madison Haley, who also had three assists including on both of Pugh’s goal, 14-year-old Civana Kuhlmann and defenders Zoe Morse and Natalie Jacobs found the net in the second half.
“I was really, really proud of our energy,” U-17 WNT head coach B.J. Snow said. “I thought the spirit of the team was excellent going into the game and sometimes the spirit can get the best of you when you start a qualifying tournament especially, when there are 14-, 15- and 16-year-olds involved. I was pleased to see them push through, build the game and continue to be patient, and when we got that first goal there was a big sigh of relief and then we could just play.
“The involvement of our team over 90 minutes was excellent,” he said. “We were able to find spaces to penetrate, whether it was the width or inside to find those pockets. Overall, I was very pleased.”
In the other Group B match, Canada defeated Guatemala 8-0, so both the USA and its northern neighbor sit atop the group with three points and tied on goal differential.
The top two finishers in each group will qualify for the semifinals. The teams will cross over with the first-place team in Group A playing second in Group B and vice-versa, with the semifinal winners earning CONCACAF’s two berths to the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup being held next March in Costa Rica.
Guatemala is up next for the USA on Saturday, Nov. 2, in a match that can be seen live on FOX Soccer Plus and online at FOX Soccer 2GO at 7 p.m. ET. Fans can also follow on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt.
The USA dominated the match in the mid-80-degree heat with heavy possession while Trinidad often kept nine field players deep inside its own half. For more than 30 minutes, the U.S. found plenty of room down the flanks with some excellent ball movement, but either could not connect with a runner or shot right at T&T goalkeeper Nicolette Craig.
Pugh’s fancy bit of dribbling opened the flood gates for the young Americans as she ran onto a pass from Haley inside the penalty area, swiveled around Craig and slotted the ball home for a 1-0 lead.
Six minutes later, Rodriguez finished well as she laced home a rebound off of a Pugh shot that had struck the right post and rolled toward the top of the penalty area. Just three minutes before the break, Canales sent the USA into half with a 3-0 lead, as Haley poked the ball back at the top of the penalty area on the left side and she struck a left-footed shot that deflected off of a Trinidad defender and found the left corner of the net.
After setting up her teammates in the first half, Haley became the beneficiary to start the second with her first goal of the tournament. In the 52nd minute, Rodriguez powerfully dribbled into the left side of the box, gliding past a pair of Trinidad defenders before a rolling square pass to Haley, who took one quick touch and drilled the ball past Craig inside the left post for a 4-0 lead. Haley now has five international goals in six U-17 WNT matches.
Snow sent on the 14-year-old Kuhlmann on the 73rd minute and it took her less than eight minutes to find the net, stuffing her shot into the left corner after some nice work on the left flank from 61st minute substitute Maddy Schultz. It was Kuhlmann’s first international match at the U-17 level and of course her first goal. She is the youngest player ever to score for the U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team program in international competition.
Pugh made it 6-0 in the 81st minute with her blast from just inside the penalty area and then the Americans finished the scoring with two headers from its center-backs, both off Tegan McGrady corner kicks from the right side. The first came just a minute after Pugh’s second goal as Morse powered home her header and then Jacobs did her best Abby Wambach impression two minutes from time to cap the scoring.
With both the USA and Canada scoring eight times, goal difference in the second round of Group B games will take on added importance as Canada faces T&T and the USA takes on Guatemala.
- Pugh is the leading goal scorer on this U-17 WNT with eight career goals in only six games.
- The USA out-shot T&T 39-0 and had 16 corner kicks to T&Ts zero.
- This is the first major international tournament for this group of U-17 players.
- The age cut-off for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup is players born on or after Jan. 1, 1997. Twelve of the 20 players on the roster were born in 1997, six were born in 1998 and two in 1999.
- U-17 WNT head coach B.J. Snow went with a 4-3-3 formation that featured a front line of Taylor Racioppi, Madison Haley and Anika Rodriguez.
- Rodriguez and starting midfielder Marley Canales are tied for the team lead with eight U-17 WNT caps.
- Maddy Schultz entered the match in the 61st minute for Racioppi. It marked Schultz’s third-career international appearance with the U-17s.
- The USA’s two 14-year-olds both saw the pitch in the second half as Frankie Tagliaferri joined Kuhlmann on the field for the final eight minutes after she replaced Mallory Pugh. It was the third international appearance for Tagliaferri.
-U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team Match Report-
U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Trinidad & Tobago
Date: Oct. 31, 2013
Competition: CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship
Venue: Montego Bay Sports Complex; Montego Bay, Jamaica
Kickoff: 6 p.m. CT
Weather: 86 degrees, humid, partly cloudy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 3 5 8
TRI 0 0 0
USA – Mallory Pugh (Madison Haley) 32nd minute
USA – Anika Rodriguez (Mallory Pugh) 38
USA – Marley Canales (Madison Haley) 42
USA – Madison Haley (Anika Rodriguez) 52
USA – Civana Kuhlmann (Maddy Schultz) 76
USA – Mallory Pugh (Madison Haley) 81
USA – Zoe Morse (Tegan McGrady) 82
USA – Natalie Jacobs (Tegan McGrady) 88
USA: 1-Lauren Rood; 10-Ellie Jean (capt.), 9-Zoe Morse, 6-Natalie Jacobs, 12-Tegan McGrady; 2-Dorian Bailey, 4-Marley Canales, 17-Mallory Pugh (25-Frankie Tagliaferri, 83); 14-Taylor Racioppi (22-Maddy Schultz, 61), 3-Madison Haley, 19-Anika Rodriguez (11-Civana Kuhlmann, 73)
Substitutions Not Used: 5-Gabriella Carreiro, 7-Mia Gyau, 8-Kelcie Hedge, 13-Taylor Otto, 15-Zoe Redei, 18-Kat Hess
Head coach: B.J. Snow
21-Nicolette Craig; 2-Tamara Johnson, 3-Renee Mike, 4-Natisha John (19-Chelcy Ralph, 62), 5-Amaya Ellis, 7-Dennecia Prince, 8-Summer Arjoon, 9-Zoe Swift
(capt.) (10-Jahra Thomas, 90+3), 11-Eden Charles, 14-Chevonne John, 15-Corel Carmichael (17-Maya Matouk, 80)
Substitutions Not Used: 1-Rebecca Almandoz, 6-Abishai Guy, 12-Khaline Jacob, 13-Chelsea Frederick, 16-Kelsey Henry, 18-Jasandra Joseph
Head coach: Marlon Charles
Stats Summary: USA / TRI
Shots: 39 / 0
Shots on Goal: 16 / 0
Saves: 0 / 8
Corner Kicks: 16 / 0
Fouls: 11 / 7
Offside: 3 / 0
Referee: Gillian Martindale (BRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Kimberly Moreira (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Yajaira Astacio Pena (DOM)
Fourth Official: Cardella Samuels (JAM)
Woman of the Match: Mallory Pugh
Date of Birth
Apr 14, 1999