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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)

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.

U.S. U-17 WNT Opens 2014 at the National Training Center

CHICAGO (Jan. 6, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will begin its 2014 programing with a training camp running from Jan. 11-19 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif.

This group of U-17s, who were born in 1998 and 1997, will have just two events in 2014 before transitioning to the Under-18s and Unders-20s, after which the players born in 1999 and after will start their U-17 cycle under head coach B.J. Snow.

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 1999, are age-eligible for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

This training camp will serve as a preparation event for a four-team U-17 international tournament currently being finalized to be held at the U.S. Soccer's National Training Center at StubHub Center running from Feb. 1-10.

Snow has called in 24 players for this January camp, fifteen of which were on the U.S. team that failed to qualify for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup despite winning four games, tying one (which it lost in penalty kicks) and allowing just one goal at the qualifying tournament. The USA, which out-scored its opponents 24-1 over five games, lost in the semifinal round on a penalty kick shootout to Mexico, which ended up winning one game and tying four (in regulation) while triumphing in PK shootouts in both the semifinal and the championship game.

U.S. U-17 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Kat Hess (LA Premier; Newport Beach, Calif.) Samantha Leshnak (Ohio Elite; Liberty Township, Ohio)
DEFENDERS (8): Alana Cook (Match Fit Chelsea; Far Hills, N.J.), Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Springs, 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.), Ally Prisock (Legends FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Michelle Xiao (Gretna SC; Omaha, Neb.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission Kans.), 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.)
FORWARDS (9): Alissa Gorzak (Eclipse Select FC; Naperville, Ill.), Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Kelcie Hedge (Washington Premier; Post Falls, Idaho), Milan Moses (Pleasanton Rage; San Leandro, Calif.), 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.), Jennifer Westendorf (GSA; Montgomery, Ala.)

U.S. U-17 WNT Dominates Jamaica 8-0 to take Third-Place at CONCACAF Championship

  • 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.

Additional Notes:

  • 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-

Match: 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
Attendance: 2,000
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

Lineups:
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

JAM: 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 Planter, 8)
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

Misconduct Summary:
JAM – Sashine Smith (ejection)                     22nd minute

Officials:
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

U-17 WNT Falls in Penalties to Mexico in Semifinals of 2013 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship

  • U.S. Sees Two Penalties Saved in Shootout
  • Madison Haley Nets Equalizer in 27th Minute After U.S. Gives Up Fifth-Minute Goal
  • With the Defeat, Team Will Not Advance to the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup
  • USA Plays Loser of Jamaica and Canada in Third-Place Match of CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship on Saturday, Nov. 9; Match Kicks Off at 3 p.m. ET on FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (Nov. 7, 2013) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team fell to Mexico on penalty kicks (4-2) after the teams ended regulation tied 1-1 in the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship semifinal. The U.S. will face the loser of the other semifinal – either Canada or Jamaica – in the third-place match on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. ET at the Montego Bay Sports complex.

The loss means the United States will not advance to the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which will be held next year in Costa Rica.

After not surrendering a goal in an undefeated run through the group stage of the tournament, the U.S. U-17 WNT allowed Mexico forward Briana Woodall to score the opening goal of the semifinal in the fifth minute of the match. Madison Haley equalized for the USA in the 27th minute.

Despite dominating the run of play through the rest of the match, the U.S. was unable to make good on numerous chances against a Mexican team content to put numbers behind the ball and defend deep in their own territory. Per tournament regulations, no overtime was played and the match went right to penalty kicks where Mexico goalkeeper Emily Alvarado played the hero by saving a do-or-die penalty kick from U.S. defender Zoe Morse in the fourth round.

Mexico stunned the U.S. with an early opening goal as Monica Rodriguez sent a quick throw-in to Janae Gonzalez, whose looping cross found Woodall unmarked in the middle of the U.S. penalty area. The Mexico striker sent a header just beneath the crossbar and out of the reach of U.S. goalkeeper Lauren Rood. It was the first goal the USA has conceded at this year’s tournament.

Ten minutes later, Haley nearly tied the match after a powerful run took her through the heart of the Mexico defense, but Alvarado charged out to cut down the angle and forced Haley to roll her shot just wide of the left post. Haley went close again minutes later, but pushed a header just wide after Zoe Redei did well to gain the end line and sent in a cross.

Haley hauled the U.S. level in the 27th minute, tucking home her second goal of the tournament from the top of the six-yard box after Mallory Pugh sped past the Mexico defense on the left side and cut the ball back for her tailing strike partner.

Moments before halftime, the U.S. nearly went ahead when Haley nodded down a long ball for midfielder Anika Rodriguez at the back post, but her close-range shot was deflected by Alvarado across the goal mouth and just wide of the right post. Redei kept the ball in bounds and served it back into the box for Rodriguez who settled it for Haley, but the striker hit her shot wide.

Rood was rarely called into action for the U.S., but reacted well to save a Rebeca Bernal shot in the 58th minute after being penalized picking up the ball, putting it back on the ground and picking it up again, which handed Mexico an indirect free kick just outside the U.S. penalty area.

Although the USA dominated the run of play throughout the remainder of regulation, the team was unable to put away a smattering of chances against a determined Mexico team that took every opportunity to take time off the clock.

In penalty kicks, Bernal shot and scored first for Mexico, but Taylor Racioppi saw her effort saved to put the U.S. behind early. Eva Gonzalez and Miriam Garcia of Mexico then traded goals with the USA’s Tegan McGrady and Pugh through the next two rounds.

In the fourth round of PKs, Rood was able to get her fingertips to Arlett Tovar’s shot, but it was not enough to keep the ball out. With Mexico leading 4-2, Morse had her penalty kick saved by Alvarado, sending Mexico through to the final of the tournament, as well as the 2014 FIFA Women’s Under-17 World Cup in Costa Rica.

Additional Notes:

  • This is the second time a U.S. Women’s National Team has failed to qualify for a FIFA Women’s World Cup. The first time came in 2010 when the USA went out in similar fashion, falling in penalty kicks to Canada in the semifinal after dominating the game and the first round of the tournament.
  • As Costa Rica is the U-17 Women’s World Cup host next year, CONCACAF got just two berths to the tournament in this cycle, thus qualifying only the semifinal winners.
  • All 20 players on the U.S. roster have played in the tournament.
  • The USA outscored its opposition 17-0 in the group stage of the tournament and has still yet to lose a match in this tournament.
  • Mexico’s goal was the first allowed by the USA in the CONCACAF U-17 qualifying tournament since July 27, 2008, in a 4-1 win against Costa Rica in the championship game of the tournament. It was just the third goal ever given up by the USA in this competition.
  • Mallory Pugh’s assist was her second of the tournament.
  • U.S. head coach B.J. Snow used three subs, all in the second half. Taylor Racioppi replaced Dorian Bailey in the 65th minute, Kelcie Hedge entered for Madison Haley in the 75th and Mia Gyau replaced Anika Rodriguez in the 83rd.
  • Defender Natalie Jacobs is the only U.S. player to play all 360 minutes of the tournament so far.
  • Racioppi received her second yellow card of the tournament in the 86th minute and will not be eligible for the third-place match.

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Mexico
Date: Nov. 7, 2013
Competition: CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship – Semifinal
Venue: Montego Bay Sports Complex; Montego Bay, Jamaica
Kickoff: 3 p.m. ET
Attendance: 1,200
Weather: 85 degrees, humid

Scoring Summary: 1  2  F  PK
USA                        1  0  1  2
MEX                        1  0  1  4

MEX – Briana Woodall (Janae Gonzalez)   5th minute
USA – Madison Haley (Mallory Pugh)       27

Penalty Summary:
MEX: Rebeca Bernal (goal), Eva Gonzalez (goal), Miriam Garcia (goal), Arlett Tovar (goal)
USA: Taylor Racioppi (saved), Tegan McGrady (goal), Mallory Pugh (goal), Zoe Morse (saved)

Lineups:
USA: 1-Lauren Rood; 10-Ellie Jean (capt.), 9-Zoe Morse, 6-Natalie Jacobs, 12-Tegan McGrady; 4-Marley Canales, 2-Dorian Bailey (14-Taylor Racioppi, 65), 15-Zoe Redei; 19-Anika Rodriguez (7-Mia Gyau, 83), 3-Madison Haley (8-Kelcie Hedge, 75), 17-Mallory Pugh
Subs Not Used: 5-Gabriella Carreiro, 11-Civana Kuhlmann, 13-Taylor Otto, 18-Kat Hess, 22-Maddy Schultz, 25-Frankie Tagliaferri
Head Coach: B.J. Snow

MEX: 1-Emily Alvarado; 2-Miriam García, 3-Vanessa Flores, 4-Rebeca Bernal, 13-Monica Rodriguez; 6-Eva Gonzalez, 8-Briana Woodall, 18-Belen Cruz, 9-Janae Gonzalez (5-Alma Martinez, 72); 10-Betzy Cuevas (14-Arlett Tovar, 46), 16-Cinthia Huerta (11-Montserrat Hernandez, 80)
Subs Not Used: 7-Aylin Villalobos, 12-Miriam Aguirre, 15-Jessica Moreno, 17-Natalia Villarreal, 19-Marianna Maldonado, 20-Jaqueline García
Head Coach: Leo Cuellar

Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 10 / 6
Shots on Goal: 4 / 3
Saves: 2 / 3
Corner Kicks: 11 / 2
Fouls: 11 / 8
Offside: 7 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Taylor Racioppi (caution)   86th minute

Officials:
Referee: Melissa Borjas (HON)
Assistant Referee 1: Nykasie Liverpool (GUY)
Assistant Referee 2: Neredia Diaz (CUB)
Fourth Official: Sheena Dickson (CAN)

Woman of the Match: Mallory Pugh

U-17 WNT vs. Trinidad & Tobago: Post-Match Quotes

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.”

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