MEXICO CITY (July 25, 2014) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team tied the Mexico U-20 Women’s National Team 1-1 in the first of two friendly matches to be played at Mexico’s National Training Center in Mexico City.
Mexico, which is preparing for the upcoming 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada, took the lead just after halftime when University of Washington midfielder Amanda Perez headed home a corner kick.
The USA tied the match eight minutes later when Imani Dorsey played through ball to forward Zoe Redei who dribbled into the penalty area and finished smartly into the lower corner.
The USA’s lineup featured seven players who were key members of the last U-17 Women’s National Team cycle, including goal scorer Reidei. Goalkeeper Rose Chandler, who was named to the USA’s 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Team, went the whole way in the nets.
The teams will meet again on July 27.
U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team Match Report
Match: U.S. U-18 WNT vs. Mexico U-20 WNT
Date: July 25, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Centro de Alto Rendimiento de la FMF; Mexico City, Mexico
Weather: 74 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 1 1
MEX 0 1 1
MEX – Amanda Perez 48th minute
USA – Zoe Redei (11-Imani Dorsey) 56
USA: 1-Rose Chandler; 3-Gabby Matulich (capt.), 4-Niki Romero (22-Michaela Abam, 62), 5-Natalie Jacobs, 15-Ellie Jean; 17-Rebecca Rasmussen (23-Hana Kerner, 77), 16-Marley Canales (20-Sabrina Flores, 46), 6-Dorian Bailey (9-Emily Ogle, 46), 11-Imani Dorsey (21-Kelcie Hedge, 72); 13-Katie Cousins, 10-Madison Haley (7-Zoe Redei, 46)Subs not used: 2-Schuyler DeBree, 12-Michelle Xiao, 24-Casey Murphy
Head Coach: April Heinrichs
MEX: 1-Celcia Santiago (capt.); 15-Mariana Cadena (2-Mariel Gutierrez, 77), 5-Paulina Solis (4-Greta Espinoza, 57), 3-Estefania Fuentes, 13-Jaqueline Rodriguez (14-Clarissa Robles, 57); 17-Amanda Perez (18-Claudia Lopez, 60), 8-Nancy Antonio; 11-Fabiola Ibarra, 10-Carolina Jaramillo, 7-Jenny Chiu (16-Taylor Alvarado, 72); 24-Tanya Samarzich
Subs not used: 6-Karla Nieto, 9-Luz Duarte, 12-Emily Alvarado, 20-Ana Gabriela Paz, 21-Rebeca Bernal, 22-Vanessa Flores
Head Coach: Christopher Cuellar
Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 7 / 10
Shots on Goal: 3 / 3
Saves: 1 / 2
Corner Kicks: 0 / 6
Fouls: 6 / 2
Offside: 3 / 0
USA – Ellie Jean (Caution) 56th minute
CHICAGO (July 14, 2014) – U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team head coach April Heinrichs named a 20-player roster that will travel to Mexico City for an international training camp from July 22-28.
The camp will be the third U-18 WNT event of 2014 after the team first attended the Women’s U-19 La Manga tournament in Spain this past March and also gathered for a domestic training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, in early May.
The roster is made of players born in 1996 and 1997, many of whom will help form the core of the U-20 Women’s National Team that will attempt to qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in South Africa.
After the camp in Mexico City, the U-18 WNT will next gather in September for a domestic training camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California.
U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Rosemary Chandler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.), Casey Murphy (PDA Slammers; Bridgewater N.J.)
DEFENDERS (5): Schuyler DeBree (Fair Haven, N.J.; PDA Slammers), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Oakwood SC; Coventry, Conn.), Gabbie Matulich (MVLA Lightning; Los Gatos, Calif.), Niki Romero (North Carolina; Las Vegas, Nevada)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Michaela Abam (Texas Rush; Sugar Land, Texas), Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission, Kan.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Katie Cousins (Richmond Kickers; Lynchburg, Va.), Kelcie Hedge (Washington Premier FC; Post Falls, Idaho), Emily Ogle (Internationals SC; Strongsville, Ohio), Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township, N.J.)
FORWARDS (6): Imani Dorsey (Freestate United; Elkridge, Md.), Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Hana Kener (Upper Saddle River, N.J.; Match Fit Academy), Rebecca Rasmussen (Georgia; Golden, Colo.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select; Highland Park, Ill.), Michelle Xiao (Gretna SC; Omaha, Neb.)
CHICAGO (April 28, 2014) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will come together for a training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, running from May 11-18. U.S. Women’s National Teams Technical Director April Heinrichs has called up 24 players for the camp, the second of the year for this age group, which will run concurrently with a U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team camp.
This age group, born mostly in 1996 and 1997 (with one player, forward Madison Haley who was born in 1998) will form the core of the team that will attempt qualify for the 2016 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in South Africa. The age cut-off year for that tournament is players born on or after Jan. 1, 1996.
The roster includes two college players, Mikaela Harvery of Texas A&M and Rebecca Rasmussen of Georgia, and also features eight starters from the last cycle of U.S. Under-17s in defenders Ellie Jean, Natalie Jacobs and Tegan McGrady, midfielders Dorian Bailey, Marley Canales and Taylor Racioppi and forwards Zoe Redei and Haley.
U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Rosemary Chandler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.), Darien Dunham (CFC United; Cheshire, Conn.), Casey Murphy (PDA Slammers; Bridgewater, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (6): Madeline Elliston (OMA Elite Girl’s Academy; Omaha, Neb.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Oakwood SC; Coventry, Conn.), Gabrielle Matulich (MVLA; Los Gatos, Calif.), Tegan McGrady (MVLA; San Jose, Calif.), Dominique Romero (North Carolina; Las Vegas, Nev.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission, Kan.), Jaye Boissiere (MVLA; Los Altos Hills, Calif.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Katie Cousins (Richmond Kickers; Lynchburg, Va.), Mikaela Harvey (Texas A&M; Liberty Hill, Texas), Emily Ogle (Internationals SC; Strongsville, Ohio), Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township, N.J.), Jessica Vigna (PDA Slammers; Farmingdale, N.J.)
FORWARDS (7): Kayla Cappuzzo (Albertson Fury; Merrick, N.Y.), Imani Dorsey (Freestate United; Elkridge, Md.), Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Annie Kingman (PSC Union FC; Woodside, Calif.), Rebecca Rasmussen (Georgia; Golden, Colo.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select; Highland Park, Ill.), Michelle Xiao (Gretna SC; Omaha, Neb.)
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 -
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: Glenn “Mooch” 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
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
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
Referee: Katja Koroleva (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Amanda Ross (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Jennifer Garner (USA)
Fourth Official: Juliana Duncan (USA)