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Photo Gallery: WNT Claims 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship Title

Photos from the U.S. Women's National Team's 6-0 win against Costa Rica to claim the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship title.

La Selección Femenina de EE.UU. vence a Costa Rica 6-0 para ganar el Campeonato Femenino CONCACAF 2014

CHESTER, Pensilvania (26 de octubre, 2014) - La Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos no se detuvo en el cierre del Campeonato Femenino CONCACAF 2014. La nominada a la Jugadora del Año de la FIFA Abby Wambach registró una tercia de goles en el primer tiempo y cuatro goles en total, y Estados Unidos se llevó una victoria de 6-0 contra Costa Rica en el partido por el título frente a 11,625 espectadores en PPL Park.

Carli Lloyd agregó un gol en el primer tiempo para aumentar su total a cinco goles en cinco partidos en el torneo, y Sydney Leroux anotó su primer gol de la competencia en el segundo tiempo.

Wambach registró la octava tercia de goles de su carrera internacional, y la lider de goléo ahora tiene 177 goles en 228 partidos. Con su cuarto gol, Wambach rompió el récord de la Selección Femenina de EE.UU. al anotar su gol No. 18 en partidos de eliminatoria mundialista, pasando el récord anterior de 17 impuesto por Michelle Akers.

Wambach anotó siete goles en cuatro partidos en el Campeonato Femenino CONCACAF para merecer el Botín de Oro. Lloyd recibió el Balón de Oro como la mejor jugadora del torneo, y además de sus cinco goles, Lloyd contribuyó cuatro pases a gol. Hope Solo recibió el Guante de Oro, con cuatro partidos sin conceder gol.

La Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos anotó 21 goles en el torneo, a comparación con cero de sus rivales.

Estados Unidos ganó el Campeonato Femenino CONCACAF por quinta vez. Las otras ocasiones fueron los eventos de 1991, 1994, 2002 y 2006. EE.UU. no participó en 1998 porque ya había clasificado a la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA 1999 al ser el anfitrión.

Estados Unidos y Costa Rica ya habían clasificado para la Copa Mundial Femenina 2015 en Canadá. Será la séptima participación consecutiva de EE.UU. en la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA, mientras que Costa Rica participará en el torneo por primera vez.

En el primer partido del día, México derrotó a Trinidad y Tobago 4-2 en tiempos extra para ganar el partido por tercer lugar y clasificar directamente a la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA 2015. México es el equipo No. 21 en clasificar.

Resumen de Goles:
USA - Abby Wambach (Morgan Brian), minuto 4:
EE.UU. amenazó varias veces durante esta secuencia, empezando con el tiro de esquina de Megan Rapinoe del lado derecho que eventualmente se convirtió en un intento de larga distancia de Meghan Klingenberg. El disparo de Klingenberg fue bloqueado por Diana Saenz de Costa Rica, pero no fue despejado lo suficiente y Brian alcanzó el balón en el lado izquierdo. La jugadora estadounidense más joven le envió el balón a Wambach al borde del área chica y la goleadora ejecutó uno dos su cabezazos clásicos. USA 1, CRC 0

USA - Carli Lloyd (Abby Wambach), minuto 17: El tiro de esquina de Rapinoe del lado derecho alcanzó a Wambach en el lado derecho del área grande. Al encontrarse demasiado lejos de la portería para amenazar con un disparo, Wambach cabeceó la pelota al área chica hacia Lloyd. Lloyd hábilmente cabeceó el balón al lado izquierdo de la portería y así anotó su quinto gol en cinco partidos del torneo. USA 2, CRC 0

USA - Abby Wambach (Carli Lloyd), minuto 35: Rapinoe mandó un pase para Lloyd en el lado izquierdo del área grande. Lloyd evadió a Carol Sánchez de Costa Rica para crear un poco de espacio y mandar la pelota al área chica en donde de nuevo fue Wambach quien cabeceó el balón adentro de la red. USA 3, CRC 0

USA - Abby Wambach (Carli Lloyd), minuto 41: Fue un gol casi idéntico al anterior. De nuevo fue un pase de Rapinoe que inició la secuencia para Lloyd en el lado izquierdo de la portería. Esta vez, Lloyd usó su pie derecho para el entregarle el balón a Wambach, quien lo cabeceó al lado derecho del marco. USA 4, CRC 0

USA - Abby Wambach (Sydney Leroux), minuto 71: Desde el medio campo, el pase por el puro centro del campo se fue entre dos defensas de Costa Rica y le llegó a Wambach en el lado derecho del área. Wambach reconoció que Dinnia Díaz había dejado su línea e inmediatamente lanzó un balón bombeado por arriba de los guantes de la portera costarricense y al lado izquierdo de la red. USA 5, CRC 0

USA - Sydney Leroux (Tobin Heath), minuto 73: Meghan Klingenberg le dejó el balón a Heath en el lado izquierdo del área, y la suplente mandó un pase cruzado al centro del área chica. Leroux, quien había estallado el balón en el poste varias veces durante el torneo, finalmente anotó con un cabezazo que hizo retumbar la red. USA 6, CRC 0 (FINAL)

En la Mira:

  • Christie Rampone, la jugadora con más partidos jugados a nivel mundial que aún está activa, jugó en su partido No. 301. Solamente tiene menos partidos que Kristine Lilly (352 partidos de 1987-2010) en la lista mundial.
  • Abby Wambach y Carli Lloyd jugaron en su partido No. 14 en partidos de eliminatoria mundialista. Están empatadas por el segundo lugar en la lista estadounidense por detrás de Lilly (17 partidos).

Próximamente:
La Selección se preparará para el Torneo Internacional de Brasilia del 10-21 de diciembre. EE.UU. abre el torneo contra RP China (10 de diciembre), seguido por Brasil (14 de diciembre) y Argentina (17 de diciembre) en la fase de grupos. La hora de inicio e información del estadio será anunciada en otra fecha.
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- Resumen de Juego de la Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos -

Encuentro: Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos vs. Costa Rica
Fecha: 26 de octubre, 2014
Torneo: Campeonato Femenino CONCACAF 2014; Final
Sede: PPL Park; Chester, Pensilvania
Inicio: 6 p.m. ET
Asistencia: 11,625
Clima: 63 grados, parcialmente nublado

Resumen de anotaciones:    1 2 F
USA                                     4 2 6
CRC                                     0 0 0

USA - Abby Wambach (Morgan Brian)                      minuto 4
USA - Carli Lloyd (Abby Wambach)                           17
USA - Abby Wambach (Carli Lloyd)                           35
USA - Abby Wambach (Carli Lloyd)                           41
USA - Abby Wambach (Sydney Leroux)                    71
USA - Sydney Leroux (Tobin Heath)                          73

Alineaciones:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 16-Meghan Klingenberg, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 11-Ali Krieger; 12-Lauren Holiday, 7-Morgan Brian (2-Sydney Leroux, 56), 10-Carli Lloyd; 14-Christen Press (9-Heather O'Reilly, 56), 20-Abby Wambach, 15-Megan Rapinoe (17-Tobin Heath, 57)
Suplentes No Utilizadas: 5-Kelley O'Hara, 6-Whitney Engen, 8-Amy Rodríguez, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 19-Julie Johnston
Directora Técnica: Jill Ellis

CRC: 1-Dinnia Díaz; 5-Diana Sáenz (9-Carolina Venegas, 46), 6-Carol Sánchez, 8-Daniela Cruz, 10-Shirley Cruz (capt.); 11-Raquel Rodríguez Cedeño, 12-Lixy Rodríguez (2-Gabriela Guillen, 76), 15-Cristin Granados, 16-Katherine Alvarado; 17-Daphnne Herrera, 20-Wendy Patricia Acosta (19-Fabiola Sánchez, 74)
Suplentes No Utilizadas: 3-Mariane Ugalde, 4-Mariana Benavidez, 7-Gloriana Villalobos, 13-Noelia Bermúdez, 14-Yesmi Rodríguez, 18-Yirlania Arroyo
Director Técnico: Avedissian Garabet

Resumen estadístico: USA / CRC
Tiros: 21 / 2
Tiros al arco: 14 / 0
Atajadas: 0 / 8
Tiros de esquina: 8 / 2
Faltas: 18 / 6
Fueras de lugar: 1 / 2

Resumen de penalidades:
USA - Megan Rapinoe (amonestación)          minuto 27
USA - Lauren Holiday (amonestación)           60

Árbitros:
Árbitro: Lucila Venegas (MEX)
Árbitro Asistente 1: Mayte Chávez (MEX)
Árbitro Asistente 2: Emperatriz Ayala (SLV)
Cuarto Oficial: Maurees Skeete (GUY)

Jugadora del Partido Budweiser: Abby Wambach

 

WNT Rolls Past Costa Rica 6-0 to Win 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship Crown

CHESTER, Pennsylvania (Oct. 26, 2014) – The U.S. Women’s National Team held nothing back in closing out the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship. FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year nominee Abby Wambach recorded a first-half hat trick and four goals in all, and the USA rolled to a 6-0 victory against Costa Rica in the title match before 11,625 spectators at PPL Park. 

Carli Lloyd added a first-half goal to up her total to five goals in five tournament matches, and Sydney Leroux tallied her first goal of the competition in the second half. 

Wambach recorded the eighth hat trick of her international career, and the all-time goal scoring leader now has 177 goals in 228 matches. With her fourth goal, Wambach broke the U.S. WNT record with her 18th goal in World Cup qualifying matches, surpassing the mark of 17 set by Michelle Akers. 

Wambach scored seven goals in four games at the CONCACAF Women’s Championship to earn the Golden Boot. Lloyd won the Golden Ball as the tournament’s top player; and in addition to her five goals, Lloyd contributed four assists. Hope Solo was the Golden Glove winner, posting four shutouts. 

As a team, the U.S. outscored its opposition 21-0 in the tournament. 

The USA won the CONCACAF Women’s Championship for the fifth time. The WNT previously won the tournament in 1991, 1994, 2002 and 2006. The USA did not participate in the 1998 event because the team was already entered in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup at the host nation. 

As finalists, the U.S. and Costa Rica had already qualified for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. It will mark the USA’s seventh consecutive appearance in the Women’s World Cup, while Costa Rica is making its first appearance. 

Earlier in the day, Mexico defeated Trinidad & Tobago 4-2 in overtime to win the third-place game and automatic qualification to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Mexico is the 21st team to qualify. 

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Abby Wambach (Morgan Brian), 4th minute: The USA threatened a couple times during this sequence, starting with Megan Rapinoe’s low, driven corner kick from the right side that eventually led to a long-distance shot from Meghan Klingenberg. Klingenberg’s strike was blocked by Costa Rica’s Diana Saenz, but not cleared far enough away as Brian collected on the left side. The USA’s youngest player  crossed to Wambach at the edge of the six-yard box and the all-time goal scoring leader finished with a snapped header. USA 1, CRC 0 (SEE GOAL)

USA – Carli Lloyd (Abby Wambach), 17th minute: Rapinoe’s corner kick from the left side reached Wambach on the right side of the box. Because she was too far from the goal to threaten the net with a shot, Wambach nodded the ball to the edge of the six-yard box toward Lloyd. Lloyd deftly flicked a header inside the left of the frame for her fifth goal in five tournament games. USA 2, CRC 0 (SEE GOAL)

USA – Abby Wambach (Carli Lloyd), 35th minute: Rapinoe played a through ball to Lloyd on the left side of the box. Lloyd eluded Costa Rica’s Carol Sanchez to create some space for a left-footed cross to the six-yard box, and once again Wambach headed the ball into the net. USA 3, CRC 0 (SEE GOAL) 

USA – Abby Wambach (Carli Lloyd), 41st minute: A carbon-copy of Wambach’s goal just six minutes earlier. Again, Rapinoe had the initial set-up pass to Lloyd in the left side of the box. This time, Lloyd turned to her right foot for the cross to Wambach, who headed into the right side of the frame. USA 4, CRC 0 (SEE GOAL) 

USA – Abby Wambach (Sydney Leroux), 71st minute: From midfield, Leroux’s up-field pass split a pair of Costa Rica defenders to Wambach on the right side of the box. Wambach recognized  that Dinnia Diaz was off her line and immediately launched a deft chip over the Costa Rica goalkeeper’s gloves and into the left side of the net. USA 5, CRC 0 (SEE GOAL) 

USA – Sydney Leroux (Tobin Heath), 73rd minute: Meghan Klingenberg left the ball to Heath on the left side of the area, and the second-half sub crossed the ball into the middle of the six-yard box. Leroux, who had hit the frame multiple times in this tournament, finally struck with a header into the back of the net. USA 6, CRC 0 (SEE GOAL) (FINAL) 

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
CRC – Dinnia Diaz, 12th minute: Midfielder Carli Lloyd, the USA’s most consistent scoring threat throughout the tournament, had an early opportunity when she received the ball in the box with her back to the goal. Lloyd spun counter clockwise to stave off her defender and shot toward the near left side of the frame. Diaz reacted well and got low for the diving save. 

CRC – Lixy Rodriguez, 49th minute: Abby Wambach nearly had another opportunity to add to her first-half hat trick. Morgan Brian played the ball toward the U.S. striker, and Rodriguez made a strong sliding effort in the box to disrupt the pass and prevent Wambach from tallying another goal. 

CRC – Dinnia Diaz, 89th minute: USA second-half sub Heather O’Reilly attacked from the right side and working the ball into position for a close range shot in the box. O’Reilly’s shot was denied by Diaz with a kick save at the near right post. 

USA Leaders at CONCACAF Women’s Championship:

  • Goals: Abby Wambach (7), Carli Lloyd (5), Tobin Heath (2), Christen Press (2), five tied with (1)
  • Assists: Sydney Leroux (4), Carli Lloyd (4), Tobin Heath (2), five tied with (1) 

Milestone Watch:

  • Christie Rampone, the active caps leader in the world, earned her 301st cap. She trails only Kristine Lilly (352 games from 1987-2010) on the all-time list.
  • Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd each made their 14th appearances in a World Cup qualifying match. They are tied for second place on the USA’s all-time list behind only Lilly (17 games).
  • Wambach’s eighth hat trick ties her for second on the U.S. WNT all-time list with Cindy Parlow (eight hat tricks from 1996-2004). Mia Hamm holds the USA record with 10 hat tricks from 1987-2004.
  • Sydney Leroux scored her 33rd international goal, moving into sole possession of 15th place on the WNT all-time list past Lindsay Tarpley (32 goals from 2003-2011).
  • Goalkeeper Hope Solo, the U.S. WNT’s all-time shutouts leader, upped her record to 77 clean sheets in 159 games. 

Next on the Schedule:
The U.S. WNT will prepare for the four-team International Tournament of Brasilia from Dec. 10-21. The USA opens against China PR (Dec. 10), followed by Brazil (Dec. 14) and Argentina (Dec. 17) in group play. Kickoff times and additional tournament information will be announced at a later date.
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Additional Notes:

  • The USA is now 15-2-3 in 2014.
  • The U.S. WNT moves to 10-0-0 all-time against Costa Rica. The USA has outscored Costa Rica 51-0.
  • U.S. head coach Jill Ellis made three starting lineup changes following the team’s 3-0 semifinal win against Mexico on Friday.
  • The majority of the defense returned to the starting lineup, with Hope Solo in goal, Meghan Klingenberg at left back, Ali Krieger at right back and captain Christie Rampone at center back. Becky Sauerbrunn got the call as the USA’s other center back, making her first start since the team’s 5-0 victory against Guatemala on Oct. 17 in the group stage.
  • The U.S. midfield featured returning starters Carli Lloyd and Lauren Holiday, while college senior Morgan Brian earned her first start of the tournament.
  • In the front of the USA’s 4-3-3 formation, regular starting midfielder Megan Rapinoe was pushed to forward. Christen Press earned her third straight start. Abby Wambach, who came off the bench against Mexico, returned to the starting group.
  • Ellis made all three subs in one block. In the 56th minute, Sydney Leroux and Heather O’Reilly replaced Brian and Press, respectively. In the 57th minute of that substitution trio, Tobin Heath entered for Rapinoe.
  • Lloyd is the only USA player to log the full 450 minutes during this year’s CONCACAF Women’s Championship.
  • Klingenberg, who wowed USA fans with her long-distance strike against Haiti, nearly struck with a second international goal in the 37th minute. However, her 17-yard shot rattled off of the crossbar.
  • The U.S. WNT is now 90-8-13 in the 111 games that Rampone has been the team captain.
  • The U.S. is 15-0-3 under head coach Jill Ellis.

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Costa Rica
Date: Oct. 26, 2014
Competition: 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship; Final
Venue: PPL Park; Chester, Pennsylvania
Kickoff: 6:00 p.m. ET
Attendance: 11,625
Weather: 63 degrees, partly cloudy 

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                            4          2          6
CRC                            0          0          0 

USA – Abby Wambach (Morgan Brian)                     4th minute
USA – Carli Lloyd (Abby Wambach)                         17
USA – Abby Wambach (Carli Lloyd)                         35
USA – Abby Wambach (Carli Lloyd)                         41
USA – Abby Wambach (Sydney Leroux)                  71
USA – Sydney Leroux (Tobin Heath)                        73 

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 16-Meghan Klingenberg, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 11-Ali Krieger; 12-Lauren Holiday, 7-Morgan Brian (2-Sydney Leroux, 56), 10-Carli Lloyd; 14-Christen Press (9-Heather O’Reilly, 56), 20-Abby Wambach, 15-Megan Rapinoe (17-Tobin Heath, 57)
Subs Not Used: 5-Kelley O’Hara, 6-Whitney Engen, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 19-Julie Johnston
Head Coach: Jill Ellis 

CRC: 1-Dinnia Diaz; 5-Diana Saenz (9-Carolina Venegas, 46), 6-Carol Sanchez, 8-Daniela Cruz, 10-Shirley Cruz (capt.); 11-Raquel Rodriguez Cedeño, 12-Lixy Rodriguez (2-Gabriela Guillen, 76), 15-Cristin Granados, 16-Katherine Alvarado; 17-Daphnne Herrera, 20-Wendy Patricia Acosta (19-Fabiola Sanchez, 74)
Subs Not Used: 3-Mariane Ugalde, 4-Maríiana Benavidez, 7-Gloriana Villalobos, 13-Noelia Bermudez, 14-Yesmi Rodriguez, 18-Yirlania Arroyo
Head Coach: Avedissian Garabet 

Stats Summary: USA / CRC
Shots: 21 / 2
Shots on Goal: 14 / 0
Saves: 0 / 8
Corner Kicks: 8 / 2
Fouls: 18 / 6
Offside: 1 / 2 

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Megan Rapinoe (caution)       27th minute
USA – Lauren Holiday (caution)         60 

Officials:
Referee: Lucila Venegas (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Mayte Chavez (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Emperatriz Ayala (SLV)
Fourth Official: Maurees Skeete (GUY) 

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Abby Wambach

WNT vs. Mexico: Highlights - Oct. 24, 2014

The U.S. WNT booked a ticket to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup with 3-0 Victory against Mexico at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.

Photo Gallery: WNT Beats Mexico to Advance to 2015 World Cup

Photos from the U.S. WNT's 3-0 win against Mexico in the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship Semifinal that booked the USA a place in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Leroux opened 2012 in dramatic fashion by tying a U.S. WNT record with five goals during the USA's 13-0 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying win against Guatemala on Jan. 20 in Vancouver, Canada, where Leroux grew up. All of her goals came in the second half in just her second international cap.

2012: Had a breakout year, playing in 27 games, all as a reserve, and set a U.S. record for most goals as a substitute with 14, which were the first 14 of her career … Averaged a goal for every 37 minutes she was on the field … In her second career cap against Guatemala at CONCACAF Olympic qualifying, she scored the first five goals of her career, all in the second half, in her hometown of Vancouver, Canada … Played in three games during Olympic qualifying as the USA won the regional title … Made her first world championship team at the senior level for the 2012 Olympics and played off the bench in four games … Scored her first Olympic goal against New Zealand in the quarterfinal, sealing the 2-0 victory in Newcastle … Scored the winning goal against Norway in a 2-1 victory in group play at the Algarve Cup … Also scored against Denmark at the Algarve Cup … Had a two-goal game against Ireland on Nov. 28 during the Fan Tribute Tour … 2011: A prolific scorer with the U.S. Under-20 WNT, she earned her first cap with the senior team at the beginning of 2011 … Made the roster for the Four Nations Tournament in China in January and came off the bench late in the game in the first match of the tournament against Sweden … Youth National Teams: One of the most dangerous forwards in the world at the U-20 level, finished her U-20 career as the USA’s most-capped player (39) and highest scorer at this level (24) … The USA’s all-time leading scorer in U-20 Women’s World Cups with 10 goals … Played in 18 international matches in 2010, including four at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, and scored 17 goals in those games … Scored against Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico, Germany, England, New Zealand, Japan, Ghana, Switzerland and Korea Republic in 2010 … Scored a hat trick against Switzerland at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, just the third ever in a Women’s World Cup by a U.S. player … A member of the U.S. team that won the 2010 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championships in Guatemala to earn a berth to the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, she scored the winning goal in the final minutes of the 1-0 victory against Mexico in the championship game … Started all five games in Guatemala and led the USA in scoring with six goals, scoring two each against Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago and two against Mexico, one in group play and one in the final … Also a key member of the U.S. team that won the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Chile … She became the first American since Carin Gabarra in 1991 to win the Golden Ball as the tournament’s top player at a FIFA Women’s World Cup … She also won the Golden Shoe as the tournament’s top scorer with five goals, including the first in the 2-1 championship game victory against Korea DPR … At the age of 14, she was a member of Canada’s team that played in the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Cup in Thailand, where she was the youngest player in the tournament ... Served as captain of Canada’s U-15 team that traveled to Germany in 2005 but got her clearance from FIFA to change associations to the USA in 2008 and went on to star at the U-20 Women’s World Cup … First Appearance: Jan. 21, 2011, vs. Sweden … First Goal: Jan. 22, 2012, vs. Guatemala (5 goals).

Allocated to the Boston Breakers for the inaugural NWSL season … 2012: Taken with the first pick in the 2012 WPS Draft by the Atlanta Beat, but never played after the league ceased operations … 2011: Played with the W-League Vancouver Whitecaps in her hometown during the summer, scoring 11 goals in 11 games with two assists … Youth Club: Won provincials three years in a row with the Coquitlam City Wild, where she played from U-14s through U-16s … 2004: The Wild won the national championship, where she had two four-goal games and more than 11 goals in the four-game tournament ... Youngest player to play for the Vancouver Whitecaps Club in the W-League at the age of 15 ... 2005: Won a championship with Team BC at the Canada Games in 2005 where she scored in the final ... 2006: Member of three state cup-winning teams in the United States, helping Eastside (Seattle, Wash.) to a title in 2006 before moving to Arizona where she played for Sereno in 2007 and 2008.
Full name is Sydney Rae Leroux … Nickname is “Syd” … Majored in history at UCLA and graduated in the Fall of 2012 … While in Canada, she also won provincials in the 400-meter relay as a member of the track team ... Loves Vancouver, Canada, where she grew up … Gives much credit in her youth development to club coaches Chico Munoz and Les Armstrong … Loves animals and has a rather fierce Chihuahua named Boss who is eight pounds … Has confessed that she has a “ridiculous” amount of clothes … Loves wearing heels, but admits she can’t walk in them very well … Always has her nails done … Mom is Canadian and played third base for the Canadian National Softball Team … Father is American and played Major League Baseball with the Anaheim Angels … Born and raised in Canada until she was 15 and moved to the United States with a goal of earning a college scholarship and playing for the U.S. Women’s National Team … Is an avid shopper … Loves music, reading and is a collector of inspirational quotes … Favorite musical artists include Beyonce, The Weekend and Ed Sheeran … Favorite candy is Swedish Fish … Favorite color is purple … Does yoga whenever she can … Favorite movies are “Pitch Perfect” and “Wedding Crashers” … Played Little League Baseball with boys from the ages of 5-14.As a senior, she played in 21 games and led the team in scoring with 16 goals and three assists … Was named First-Team NSCAA All-American and Soccer America MVP First Team ... Led the team in scoring for the third-straight season ... Led the Pac-12 in game-winning goals with eight ... Came in second in the voting for Pac-12 Player of the Year and was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team ... Had four multiple-goal games and two hat tricks on the season ... She finished her college career ranked in the top 5 at UCLA in several offensive categories, including points (126 - 4th), goals (57 - 4th) and game-winning goals (23 - 4th) … As a junior, she played in 20 games and was the team’s leading scorer with 13 goals and one assist … Named a First-Team Soccer America MVP … Named a Third-Team NSCAA All-American and a First-Team All-Pac-10 selection … Had a breakout sophomore season at UCLA in 2009, leading the team in scoring with 23 goals and two assists … Her 23 goals tied the school single-season record previously set by Lauren Cheney in 2007 … Was named an NSCAA Third-Team All-American and Second-Team All-Pac-10 selection … Set UCLA single-season records for both points and goals in NCAA Tournament play, registering 16 points on eight goals during the 2009 NCAA Championships … Tied the school’s single-game record for goals, scoring four in a 7-1 victory against Boise State in the NCAA First Round … Also scored twice in a 5-0 win against San Diego State in the second round … Punched in two more in a 3-0 quarterfinal victory against Virginia … Scored a goal in 14 of 24 matches and had seven multiple-goal games … As a freshman, she played in 19 matches, making 18 starts, and scored five goals with six assists … Was a member of the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team, but missed all five of UCLA’s matches during the NCAA Tournament while leading the U.S. to the FIFA U-20 world title ... Scored her first collegiate goal in the team’s season opener, tallying the game winner in a 2-1 victory against UC Santa Barbara ... High School: Played two years of high school soccer for Johnston Heights Secondary School in Surrey, Canada ... Led the team in scoring as a freshman and sophomore.
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