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U-17 WNT Sweeps Two-Game Set vs. Korea Republic with 7-0 Win

MOKPO, Korea Republic (Sept. 3, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team trounced their counterparts from the Korea Republic by a 7-0 score to sweep a two-game set that also included a 4-1 victory on Aug. 31. For the second match in a row, midfielder Ashley Sanchez notched a first-half hat trick while the USA also got goals from Taryn Torres, Alexa Spannstra, Kali Trevithick and Frankie Tagliaferri, all before 55 minutes had elapsed.

The USA got things going directly from the kickoff, winning a tackle in midfield to start an attack. The USA forced a few more turnovers before Torres latched on to a free ball in the left side of the box, powered toward goal and slammed a shot off the goalkeeper’s hand and inside the near post for a 1-0 lead with less than a minute gone.

One minute later the USA made it 2-0 when Sanchez eluded a defender on the top of the penalty area and shot across the ‘keeper into the lower left corner.

It was 3-0 after 10 minutes when Rachel Jones played Spaanstra behind the defense. Spaanstra easily rounded the goalkeeper to the left and slotted into the open net.

In the 14th minute, Civana Kuhlmann send a hard cross on the ground from the left side through the goal mouth to Sanchez, who slide to shoot at the far post off the hands of the ‘keeper and into the net. Sanchez made it 5-0 in the 25th minute, finishing a rebound of her own right-footed shot with a left-footed blast into the upper right corner from 19 yards out.

The first of two second half goals came in the 48th minute when Frankie Tagliaferri played a short pass to Trevithick deep inside the penalty box. Trevithick pulled off a nifty move, cutting the ball behind her own leg before finishing from six yards out.

Tagliaferri added the final goal on a long dribble that ended with a right-footed shot that snuck into the lower left corner from 18 yards out.

These were the first international matches for many players at the U-17 level and the squad will come together again in November for a training camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif. 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 players born on or after Jan. 1, 1999. Seventeen players on the roster are 1999s with three born in 2000.

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Korea Republic U-17 Women’s National Team
Date: September 3, 2013
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Mokpo International Football Center; Mokpo, South Korea
Weather: 73 degrees

Scoring Summary:             1              2              F            
USA                                        5              2              7
KOR                                        0              0              0             

USA – Taryn Torres                                                             1st Minute
USA – Ashley Sanchez                                                       2
USA – Alexa Spaanstra (Rachel Jones)                          10
USA – Ashley Sanchez (Civanna Kuhlmann)                                14         
USA – Ashley Sanchez                                                       25
USA – Kali Trevithick (Frankie Tagliaferri)                      48
USA – Frankie Tagliaferri                                                   54 

Lineups:
USA:
  12-Brooke Bollinger (1-Hillary Beall, 45); 7-Kiara Pickett (21-Sydney Zandi, 46), 10-Karina Rodriguez (3-Rachael Dorwart, 46), 16-Tara McKeown, 8-Izzy Rodriguez (2-Kerry Abello, 46); 19-Taryn Torres (capt.), 13-Jaelin Howell (5-Brooke Redington, 33), 11-Ashley Sanchez (18-Frankie Tagliaferri, 33); 14-Rachel Jones (20-Kali Trevithick, 33), 15-Civana Kuhlmann (4-Tess Boade, 46), 17-Alexa Spaanstra (9-Joanna Harber, 46)
Subs note used: None.

Head Coach: BJ Snow

KOR: 21-Kang Hyerim (18-Bang Mirae, 55); 3-Kong Dayeon, 19-Yang Hyeonji, 6-Lim Subin (5-Kim Damin, 57), 7-Yang Hyeonji (20-Koo Chaehyeon, 61), 8-Park Hyejeong, 9-Gwon Huiseon (23-Oh Jinju 61), 12-Park Hayan, 14-Kim Hyunjeong, 17-Kim Chaewon, 16-Ju Hyemi
Subs notes: 1-Jeon Minyeong, 2-Yoon Hyein, 4-Jung Seonguen, 10-Baek Yurim, 11-Im Sojeong, 13-Park Mideum, 15-Eom Keun Byeol, 22-Song Boram
Head Coach: Ha Keumjin
 

Stats Summary: USA / KOR
Shots: 12 / 3
Shots on Goal: 8 / 1
Saves: 1 / 1
Corner Kicks: 5 / 2
Fouls: 10 / 3

U-17 WNT Starts New Cycle at OTC

CHICAGO (June 11, 2014) – U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team head coach B.J. Snow has called up 30 players to the first training camp of the new cycle as this age group begins the long road to qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup that will be held in Jordan.

The age cut-off for the next U-17 Women’s World Cup is for players born on or after Jan. 1, 1999, and the majority of the players in this camp come from that birth year.

The camp will run from June 15-22 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, and will feature a 90-minute scrimmage on June 17 at 4 p.m. PT. Two more scrimmages will be held on June 21 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. PT.

U.S. U-17 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Hillary Beall (West Coast FC; Laguna Beach, Calif.), Brooke Bollinger (Space Coast United; Indialantic, Fla.), Lauren Brzykcy (SoCal Blues; San Clemente, Calif.), Anna Smith (Crossfire Premier; Issaquah, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (6): Caitlin Haislip (Eclipse Select; Munster, Ind.), Joanna Harber (Eastside FC; Bellevue, Wash.), Kai Henderson (Crossfire Premier; Mill Creek, Wash.), Karlie Paschall (Tennessee SC; Brentwood, Tenn.), Brooke Redington (SoCal Blues; Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Karina Rodriguez (SoCal Blues; Torrance, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Olufolasade Adamolekun (Lonestar SC; Spicewood, Texas), Alexa Ferreira (PDA; Warren, N.J.), Nicolette Hernandez (NSA Rockets; Naperville, Ill.), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Jillian Jennings (Match Fit Academy; Montclair, N.J.), Kiara Pickett (Camarrillo Eagles; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Isabel Rodriguez (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Ashley Sanchez (SoCal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Kali Trevithick (Crossfire Premier; Sammamish, Wash.)
FORWARDS (11): Theresa Boade (West Coast FC; Laguna Beach, Calif.), Rachael Dorwart (PA Classics; Mechanicsburg, Pa.), Simone Handy (Albion; Whittier, Calif.), Olivia Jones (Ahwatukee Foothills SC; Chandler, Ariz.), Civana Kuhlman (Colorado Rush, Littleton, Colo.), Kori Locksley (Freestate; Fort Washington, Md.), Tara McKeown (Eagles SC; Newbury Park, Calif.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.), Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colt Neck, N.J.), Emma Thomson (Sockers FC; Park Ridge, Ill.), Kelsey Turnbow (Crossfire Premier; Liberty Lake, Wash.)

Snow Starts New Cycle with U-15 Girls National Team

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.)

U.S. Soccer to Host Four-Team U-17 Women's Tournament at National Training Center in Carson, Calif., from Feb. 5-9

CHICAGO (Jan. 27, 2014) – U.S. Soccer will host the 2014 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational from Feb. 5-9 in Carson, Calif., and feature U-17 Women’s National Teams from the United States, China PR, Japan and New Zealand. All the matches will be staged on Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Each of the match days – Feb. 5, 7 and 9 – will feature a doubleheader with the USA playing the second game of the day. The winner of the competition will be based on total points with the first tiebreakers being overall goal differential and then total goals scored. Admission to the matches is free to the public, as is parking.

 

Date

Teams

Kickoff (PT)

Location (U.S. Soccer NTC at StubHub Center)

Wed., Feb. 5

Japan vs. New Zealand

3 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Wed., Feb. 5

USA vs. China PR

6 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Fri., Feb. 7

China PR vs. Japan

3 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Fri., Feb. 7

USA vs. New Zealand

6 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Sun., Feb. 9

New Zealand vs. China PR

1 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Sun., Feb. 9

USA vs. Japan

4 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

China, Japan and New Zealand have all qualified for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup taking place in March in Costa Rica. The young Americans had their World Cup dreams halted due to a penalty kick loss to Mexico in the semifinal of the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship, a tournament that saw the USA win four games and draw one (which went to penalties) while scoring 24 goals and allowing just one.

U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team head coach B.J. Snow has called in 24 players for the tournament, 17 of whom were on the USA’s qualifying team. Twenty of the players were born in 1997 or 1998, while four were born in 1999. This will be the last event for the ’97s and ’98s as U-17s before transitioning to the U-18s and U-20s. The ’99s will become the primary age group for the U-17s as they start preparations for qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Roster by Position
2014 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational

GOALKEEPERS (2)
: Kat Hess (LA Premier; Newport Beach, Calif.), Lauren Rood (Washington Timbers; Camas, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (8)
: Alana Cook (Match Fit Chelsea; Far Hills, N.J.), Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Spring, Md.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Oakwood SC; Coventry, Conn.), Tegan McGrady (MVLA SC; San Jose, Calif.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), Karlie Paschall (Tennessee SC; Brentwood, Tenn.), Michelle Xiao (Gretna SC; Omaha, Neb.)
MIDFIELDERS (7)
: Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission, Kan.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Chloe Castaneda (LA Premier; Encino, Calif.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township, N.J.), Anika Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), Ashley Sanchez (So Cal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Taryn Torres (Solar Chelsea SC; Frisco, Texas)
FORWARDS (7)
: Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Kelcie Hedge (Washington Premier; Post Falls, Idaho), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Leah Pruitt (West Coast FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select; Highland Park, Ill.), Maddy Schultz (Crossfire Premier; Edmonds, Wash.), Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colts Neck, N.J.)

Additional Notes:

  • Each team is allowed to name 24 players on its tournament roster but will be able to suit up just 21 for each of its three matches.
  • Teams will be allowed six total substitutions per game with no re-entry. In the second half of the matches, a team may stop the game a maximum of three times to make substitutions. During each of these stoppages, a team may make more than one substitution, up to the limit of the six total per match.
  • Players eligible for the 2014 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1997, which is the age cutoff for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
  • There will be no suspensions for accumulation of yellow cards during the tournament, but a player receiving a red card will have to sit out a minimum of one match.

The New 99ers

Fourteen-year-olds Civana Kuhlmann and Frankie Tagliaferri are living the dream as the two youngest players on the U.S. U-17 Women's National Team. On Oct. 31, 2013, against Trinidad & Tobago, Kuhlmann became the youngest player to score in international completion for the U.S. U-17s when she tallied in the first game of Women's World Cup qualifying in Montego Bay, Jamaica. And even though they were born in the same year the USA won the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, they have an impressive awareness and appreciation of the players that paved the way for the experience they are relishing in 2013.
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