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U.S. U-20 WNT Heads to Olympic Training Center as 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Prep Continues

CHICAGO (April 4, 2014) – U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team head coach Michelle French has called 25 players to a camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., running from April 13-20. It will be the USA’s third-to-last domestic camp before the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup takes place in Canada in August.

The USA will have a domestic camp in May at the OTC, followed by trip to Europe in June and then a final domestic training camp in July before heading to Canada where it will face Germany, Ghana and Brazil in Group B play. The 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup runs from Aug. 5-24 in Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal and Toronto.

French has called up most of the usual core of regulars, but is giving several players first looks as she continues to formulate the roster ahead of the World Cup. Forward Lindsey Horan, the USA’s only professional player who is currently playing her trade at Paris Saint-Germain in France, was not made available for the camp due to club commitments.

The U-20s will play two scrimmages on Saturday, April 19, against college teams, taking on UCLA at 12:30 p.m. PT followed by USC at 2:30 p.m. PT.

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 1994, are age-eligible for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4):
Jane Campbell (Stanford; Kennesaw, Ga.), Katelyn Rowland (UCLA; Vacaville, Calif.), Madalyn Schiffel (USF; Citrus Heights, Calif.), Morgan Stearns (Virginia; San Antonio, Texas)
DEFENDERS (8):
Brittany Basinger (Penn State; Purcellville, Va.), Maddie Bauer (Stanford; Newport Beach, Calif.), Christina Gibbons (Duke; Raleigh, N.C.), Laura Liedle (Stanford; San Diego, Calif.), Katie Naughton (Notre Dame; Elk Grove Village, Ill.), Kaleigh Riehl (BRYC; Fairfax Station, Va.) Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame; East Islip, N.Y.), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.)
MIDFIELDERS (6):
Morgan Andrews (Notre Dame; Milford, N.H.), Carlyn Baldwin (BRYC; Oakton, Va.), Rachel Hill (UConn; Rollinsford, N.H.), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Liz Slattery (Florida; Cincinnati, Ohio)
FORWARDS (7):
Makenzy Doniak (Virginia; Chino Hills, Calif.), Summer Green (North Carolina; Milford, Mich.), Darian Jenkins (UCLA; Riverton, Utah), Savannah Jordan (Florida; Fayetteville, Ga.), McKenzie Meehan (Boston College; Scituate, R.I.), Margaret Purce (Harvard; Silver Spring, Md.), Rebecca Rasmussen (Georgia; Golden, Colo.)

U.S. U-20 WNT Sweeps Two-Game Series against China PR with 5-1 Win in Florida

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (March 1, 2014) – Forward Lindsey Horan scored twice and 15-year-old Mallory Pugh added two more goals as the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team also benefited from a China PR own goal to win 5-1 in the second of two friendly matches at the USA’s training camp in Florida. The Americans won the first game 3-0 on the strength of two Horan goals and one from Margaret Purce.

On the day the USA and China were drawn into the same group at the upcoming 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada, the Chinese took an early lead, scoring in the 7th minute to go up 1-0.

The USA equalized in the 15th minute when center back Cari Roccaro played a long ball in behind the Chinese backline to Horan, who brought it down on her chest in the penalty box before striking a smart finish low into the lower left corner from 15 yards out.

The Americans had to wait until the 51st minute to take the lead, but it started a deluge of four goals in 26 minutes that put the game away.

The game-winner came off an out-swinging corner kick from Andi Sullivan. Her service from the left side found Horan, who sent a six-yard header between the goalkeeper and the player standing at the right post.

Less than five minutes later Pugh put a Chinese center back under high pressure and stripped the ball at the top of the penalty box. She took a single touch and struck a shot high into the upper right corner from 15 yards out.

Pugh made it 4-1 in the 71st minute off an assist from Summer Green, who attacked down the left flank and slipped the ball between two defenders. Pugh ran onto it and bounced her first-time shot low and hard into the lower left corner.

The goals were the first for Pugh at the U-20 level in just her second U-20 cap after being called up from the U.S. U-17 WNT. Horan, the USA’s only professional player, scored her 19th and 20th goals in her 21st U-20 cap.

The USA added a fifth goal in the 77th minute ball when a Chinese defender inadvertently knocked the ball into her own net trying to clear a cross on the ground.

The next training camp for the U.S. U-20s will take place the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., in mid-April as the young Americans continue preparations for the upcoming U-20 Women’s World Cup at which they will face Germany, Brazil and China PR in Group B play.

- U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team v. China Under-20 WNT
Date:
March 1, 2014
Competition:
International Friendly
Venue:
Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Weather:
60 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                          1 4 5
CHN                          1 0 1

CHN – n/a 7th minute
USA – Lindsey Horan (Cari Rocarro) 15
USA – Lindsey Horan (Andi Sullivan) 51
USA – Mallory Pugh 56
USA – Mallory Pugh (Summer Green) 71
USA – Own Goal (CHN) 77

Lineups:
USA: 18-Katelyn Rowland (24-Jane Campbell, 46); 8-Andi Sullivan, 14-Cari Roccaro, 22-Katie Naughton (7-Maddie Bauer, 69), 11-Brittany Basinger (2-Laura Leidle, 61); 19-Stephanie Amack (5-Morgan Andrews, 46), 12-Rose Lavelle, 20-Mallory Pugh (23-Ashley Meier, 74); 16-Mallory Weber (9-Summer Green, 69) 15-Lindsey Horan, 17-Savannah Jordan (4-Margaret Purce, 74)
Subs not used: 1-Morgan Stearns, 6-Christina Gibbons, 10-Claire Wagner
, 21-Jaycie Johnson, 3-McKenzie Meehan
Head Coach: Michelle French

CHN: 1-Lu Feifei, 3-Zhong Xiudong, 15-Lyu Siqi, 2-Yao Lingwei (13-Li Mengwen, 46), 16- Zhao Xinzhai (11-Shi Tianlun, 46), 21- Tan Ruyin, 17-Zhu Beiyan (7-Liu Yanqui, 69) 18-Tang Jiali, 10-Song Duan, 8-Dong Jiabao,, 6-Jiang Tingting
Subs not used: 4-
Wang Xi, 5-Sun Shudan, 9-Zhang Chen, 12- Lo Xiang, 14-Wu Chengshu , 19-Xiao Yuyi, 20- Lv Yueyun, 22-Wang Xin, 23-Li Mengyu

Stats Summary: USA / CHN
Shots: 12/ 4
Shots on Goal: 11 / 3
Corner Kicks: 6 / 1
Fouls: n/a
Offside: 5/3
Saves: 2/6

Misconduct Summary:
None

U.S. U-20 WNT Defeats China PR 3-0 in First of Two Matches in Florida

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2014) – Forward Lindsey Horan scored twice and Harvard freshman Margaret Purce added another as the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team defeated China PR 3-0 in the first of two friendly matches during the USA’s training camp in Florida.

The USA opened the scoring in the 24th minute as midfielder Rachel Hill slipped a pass behind the China defense to Horan, who was making a diagonal run. Horan went one-on-one with the goalkeeper, touched it around her and rolled the ball into the net from six yards out.

The young Americans had to wait until the 76th minute to double the lead and it came off an assist from 15-year-old Mallory Pugh, who is in her first camp since getting called up from the U-17s. She won the ball at the top of the penalty box on the right side and took a long touch to the end line before whipping a cross low and hard into the middle. There was a bit of scramble before the ball popped out to Purce, who finished with pace to make it 2-0.

Horan clinched the match two minutes later when she headed the ball over the ‘keeper off a Stephanie Amack cross from the right wing.

Horan’s two goals upped her career total to 18 at the U-20 level in just 20 matches. Purce’s goal was her fifth in nine U-20 caps.

The teams will meet again on Sat., March 1, at 1 p.m. ET.

Match: U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team vs. China U-20 WNT
Date:
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Competition:
International Friendly
Venue:
Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Kickoff:
4 p.m. ET
Weather:
70 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 2 3
CHN 0 0 0

USA-Lindsey Horan (Rachel Hill) 24th minute
USA-Margaret Purce (Mallory Pugh) 76
USA-Lindsey Horan (Stephanie Amack) 78

Lineups:
USA: 18-Katelyn Rowland; 8-Andi Sullivan (2-Laura Liedle, 46), 14-Cari Roccaro, 22-Katie Naughton, 11-Brittany Basinger, 19-Stephanie Amack, 12-Rose Lavelle (20-Mallory Pugh, 46), 13-Rachel Hill (5-Morgan Andrews, 64), 9-Summer Green (4-Margaret Purce, 46), 15-Lindsey Horan, 17-Savannah Jordan (3-McKenzie Meehan, 64)
Subs not used: 1-Morgan Stearns, 6-Christina Gibbons, 7-Maddie Bauer, 10-Claire Wagner, 16-Mallory Weber, 21-Jaycie Johnson, 23-Ashley Meier, 24-Jane Campbell

Head Coach: Michelle French

CHN: CHN: 1-Lu Feifei, 12-Lo Xiang, 3-Zhong Xiudong, 4-Wang Xi (15-Lyu Siqi, 70), 2-Yao Lingwei (13-Li Mengwen , 55), 16-Zhao Xinzhai (11-Shi Tianlun, 87), 21- Tan Ruyin, 20-Lv Yueyun (14-Wu Chengshu, 33), 17- Zhu Beiyan, 18-Tang Jiali, 10- Song Duan (19-Xiao Yuyi,55)
Subs not used: 5-Sun Shudan, 6-Jiang Tingting , 7-Liu Yanqui, 8-Dong Jiabao, 9-Zhang Chen, 22-Wang Xin, 23-Li Mengyu

Stats Summary:
USA / CHN

Shots: 7 / 2
Shots on Goal: 6 / 0
Saves: 0 / 3
Corner Kicks: 6 / 0
Fouls: 4 / 9
Offside: n/a

Misconduct Summary:
None

U.S. U-17 WNT Defeats Japan 2-1 to Win U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational

CARSON, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team came from behind to defeat an extremely talented Japan team by a 2-1 score in its final match of the 2014 Women’s NTC Invitational, getting a 29th minute equalizer from midfielder Taylor Racioppi's penalty and then a game-winner from midfielder Mallory Pugh in the 80th minute.

It was Pugh’s fourth goal in three games of the tournament; in which the USA also defeated China 5-0 and New Zealand 2-0. China defeated New Zealand 5-1 in the third place match.

The Americans gave up a goal just five minutes into the game to Moeka Minami but battled back for the victory in a tightly contested match.

Racioppi set up both goals, first being brought down in the penalty area and then converting the spot kick herself. With just 10 minutes left, the midfielder set up Pugh, who slotted her shot into the right corner from just inside the penalty area.

The tournament saw the USA register three victories against countries that are headed to the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in March in Costa Rica. The young Americans were denied their berth due to a penalty kick loss to Mexico in the semifinal of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament.

This was last event as U-17s for players born 1997 and 1998 as they will now transition to the U-18s and U-20s. The ‘99s will then 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-17 WNT vs. Japan Match Report -

Match: United States U-17 Women's National Team vs. Japan
Date: Feb. 9, 2014
Competition: 2014 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational
Venue: GlennMooch” Myernick Field – U.S. Soccer National Training Center - Carson, Calif.
Kickoff: 4 p.m. PT
Weather: 60 degrees

Scoring Summary:     1          2          F         
USA                             1          1          2
JPN                              1          0          1

JPN – Moeka Minami                               5th minute
USA – Taylor Racioppi (penalty kick)         29                    
USA – Mallory Pugh (Taylor Racioppi)        80                       

Lineups:
USA:   18-Kat Hess; 10-Ellie Jean, 9-Zoe Morse, 6-Natalie Jacobs, 12-Tegan McGrady; 4-Marley Canales,14-Taylor Racioppi, 17-Mallory Pugh; 8-Kelcie Hedge (20-Leah Pruitt, 66), 3-Maddie Haley (2-Dorian Bailey, 74), 11-Michelle Xiao (7-Mia Gyau, 66)
Subs not used: Ashley Sanchez, Taryn Torres, Frankie Tagliaferri, Karlie Paschall, Zoe Redei, Anika Rodriguez, Maddy Schultz, Alana Cook, Chloe Castaneda, Lauren Rood
Head Coach: BJ Snow

JPN: 1-Natsumi Asano; 6-Shiho Matsubara (21-Mizuka Sato, 77), 13-Moeka Minami, 3-Nana Ichise, 9-Hikaru Kitagawa; 10-Hina Sugita, 5-Asato Miyagawa, 14-Yui Hasegawa; 4-Nishida Meika, 8-Rikako Kobayashi, 18-Fuka Nagano (20-Mizuki Saihara,60)
Subs not used: Yukiko Abe, Wakaho Kanda, Fumika Yamashita, Mamiko Matsumoto, Yo Tachibana, Maho Hashinuma, Fuka Kono, Aimi Kunitake
Head Coach: Asako Takakura

Stats Summary: USA / JPN                                
Shots: 6 / 7
Shots on Goal: 4 / 6
Saves: 5 / 2
Corner Kicks: 5 / 7
Fouls: 7 / 4
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
JPN – Nana Ichise          37th minute

Officials:
Referee: Juliana Duncan (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Amanda Ross (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Kathryn Nesbitt (USA)
Fourth Official: Adrienne McDonald (USA)

U.S. U-17 WNT Defeats New Zealand 2-0 at U-17 Women's NTC Invitational

CARSON, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team defeated New Zealand 2-0 in its second match of the 2014 Women’s NTC Invitational, getting a goal in each half from Mallory Pugh and Zoe Redei, respectively.

The USA’s victory, combined with Japan’s 0-0 draw with China in the first match of the day, sets up the Americans for a chance to win the tournament with a win or draw against Japan on Sunday, Feb. 9. The match kicks off at 4 p.m. PT at Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif. The first match featuring New Zealand and China kicks off at 1 p.m. PT.

The USA is currently in first place in the four-team tournament with six points and a plus-6 goal differential. Japan has four points from a win and a tie and a plus-5 goal differential. China has one point from a draw and a loss while New Zealand has lost both matches so far.

The USA opened the scoring in the 26th minute, as Pugh scored her third goal of the tournament and 14th of her U-17 international career. Midfielder Dorian Bailey played the ball from the left wing into the penalty area for midfielder Taylor Racioppi, who then found Pugh for a right-footed drive into the upper left corner.

The USA, which out-shot New Zealand 12-1 and did not allow a shot on goal, got the clincher in the 70th minute after 61st minute substitute Michelle Xiao won the ball from a Kiwi about 30 yards from the goal. She dribbled forward before slipping a pass to Redei who scored from inside the penalty area.

This will be the last event for the U-17 players born in 1997 and 1998, as they will then transition to the U-18s and U-20s. Players born in 1999 will then become the primary age group for the U-17s and begin preparations for qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

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

Match: United States U-17 Women's National Team vs. New Zealand U-17 Women’s National Team
Date:
February 7, 2014
Competition:
2014 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational
Venue:
GlennMooch” Myernick Field; U.S. Soccer National Training Center; Carson, Calif.
Kickoff:
6 p.m. PT
Weather:
57 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         1 1 2
NZL                         0 0 0

USA – Mallory Pugh (Taylor Racioppi) 26th minute
USA – Zoe Redei (Michelle Xiao) 70

Lineups:
USA:
1-Lauren Rood; 7-Mia Gyau, 13-Alana Cook, 9-Zoe Morse, 2-Dorian Bailey; 4-Marley Canales (25-Taryn Torres, 77), 14-Taylor Racioppi (12-Tegan McGrady, 61), 17- Mallory Pugh (20-Leah Pruitt, 77); 8-Kelcie Hedge (23-Ashley Sanchez, 61), 3-Maddie Haley (Zoe Redei, 61), 19-Anika Rodriguez (11-Michelle Xiao, 61)
Subs not used: Frankie Tagliaferri, Chloe Castaneda, Kat Hess, Ellie Jean, Natalie Jacobs, Karlie Paschall, Maddy Schultz

Head Coach: BJ Snow

NZL: 1-Emma Fulbrook; 12-Sophie Stewart Hobbs, 3-Hope Gilchrist, 4-Elisabeth Anton, 5-Hanna English; 8-Daisy Cleverley, (83-Lucy Stotter, 83), 15-Whitney Hepburn (6-Isabella Coombes, 70), 19-Tayla Christensen (16-Sarah Morton, 46); 13-Paige Satchell (11-Emily Oosterhof, 70), 10-Jade Parris, 17-Deven Jackson (18-Isabella Richards, 46),
Subs not used: Geena Gross, Martine Puketapu, Karin Ingram, Emily Hanrahan
Head Coach: jitka Klimkova

Stats Summary: USA / NZL
Shots: 12 / 1
Shots on Goal: 11 / 0
Saves: 0 / 9
Corner Kicks: 12 / 0
Fouls: 3 / 1
Offside: 1 /1

Misconduct Summary:

Officials:
Referee: Katja Koroleva (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Amanda Ross (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Jennifer Garner (USA)
Fourth Official: Juliana Duncan (USA)

U.S. U-17 WNT Off to Flying Start with 4-0 Win against China PR at NTC Invitational

CARSON, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team rolled to a comprehensive victory against China PR in its first match of the 2014 Women’s NTC Invitational, winning 4-0 as forward Kelcie Hedge and midfielder Mallory Pugh both scored twice.

In the other match of the day, Japan defeated New Zealand 5-0 on goals from Rikako Kobayashi, Yui Hasegawa, Hina Sugita, Meika Nishida and Asato Miyagawa.

The USA, which out-shot China 18-2 and had seven corner kicks to the visitor’s zero, opened the scoring in the 13th minute, as forward Madison Haley raced down the right side and crossed on the ground. The ball skimmed off the foot of Hedge, hit midfielder Michelle Xiao in the foot and then bounced back to Hedge who finished smartly into the lower left corner from seven yards out for her third international goal.

Pugh, the USA’s leading scorer in this cycle, made it 2-0 just two minutes later after center-back Natalie Jacobs played a long pass into the left side of the penalty area for midfielder Taylor Racioppi, who took the ball to the end line before cutting it back into the middle. Pugh initially got the ball caught under her feet for a moment, but made up for it by smashing a right-footed shot into the roof of the net from 13 yards out.

Hedge got her second in the 34th minute after midfielder Marley Canales nutmegged a defender on the left wing before sending in a cross. Hedge made a nice run to score off a first-time half-volley with her left foot 11 yards out, rolling the ball into the lower left corner to make it 3-0 heading into halftime.

It didn’t stay that way for long as Pugh – the U.S. captain – scored her 13th international goal at the U-17 level in the first minute of the second half. This time it was Hedge who played the ball to Pugh inside the penalty area and she skillfully touched it around the goalkeeper before slotting home from eight yards for the final 4-0 margin.

The U.S. team defense did not allow a shot on goal.

The USA will face New Zealand on Friday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. PT, while China plays Japan in the first match at 3 p.m. PT. The young Americans finish the tournament on Sunday, Feb. 9, against Japan at 4 p. m. PT, preceded by New Zealand vs. China at 1 p.m. PT. All matches are free to the public and are being played on the Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

This will be the last U-17 event for players born in 1997 and 1998 as they will then transition to the U-18 and U-20 Women’s National Teams. The ’99-born players will then 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 Match Report -

Match: United States U-17 Women's National Team vs. China U-17 Women’s National Team
Date:
February 5, 2014
Competition:
2014 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational
Venue:
Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field; U.S. Soccer National Training Center; Carson, Calif.
Kickoff:
6 p.m. PT
Weather:
57 degrees, windy

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

USA – Kelcie Hedge (Michelle Xiao) 13th minute
USA – Mallory Pugh (Taylor Racioppi) 15
USA – Kelcie Hedge (Marley Canales) 34
USA – Mallory Pugh (Kelcie Hedge) 46

Lineups:
USA:
18-Kat Hess; 12-Tegan McGrady, 6-Natalie Jacobs, 9-Zoe Morse, 10-Ellie Jean; 14-Taylor Racioppi (2-Dorian Bailey, 63), 4-Marley Canales (16-Karlie Paschall, 82), 17-Mallory Pugh (19-Anika Rodriguez, 78); 11-Michelle Xiao (22-Maddy Schultz, 63), 3-Maddie Haley (15-Zoe Redei, 46), 8-Kelcie Hedge (20-Leah Pruitt, 78)
Subs not used: Ashley Sanchez, Taryn Torres, Frankie Tagliaferri, Mia Gyau, Alana Cook, Chloe Castaneda, Lauren Rood

Head Coach: BJ Snow

CHN: 1-Pan Jingying: 2-Tang Hui (16-Liu Yan, 46), 5-Yao Wei, 14-Wan Ruyi (4-Zhao Yuxin, 53), 3-Wang Ying; 6-Fan Yuqui, 9-Qin Manman, 7-Liu Jing (11-Xu Jiameng, 46); 17-Hu Yuanxin, (12-Wu Ye, 76) 24-Li Gong, 8-Cui Yuhan
Subs not used: Liu Jing, Wang Xueting, Liu Mengxue, Peng Shimeng, Li Jianghong, Dai Chenying, Xiao Jingfang, Ma Li, Chen Yuden, Gong Li, WuRiLiGe
Head Coach: Gao Hong

Stats Summary: USA / CHN
Shots: 18 / 2
Shots on Goal: 7 / 0
Saves: 0 / 3
Corner Kicks: 7 / 0
Fouls: 7 / 4
Offside: 0 / 0

Misconduct Summary: 

Officials:
Referee: Jasmine Peralta (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Eduardo Mariscal (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Kate Chapman (USA)
Fourth Official: Rebekah Friedrich (USA)

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