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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 vs. Mexico: Post-Match Quotes - Jan. 19, 2014

Post-Match Quote Sheet: U-20 WNT vs. Mexico
CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship – Final
Jan. 19, 2014

U.S. U-20 WNT head coach MICHELLE FRENCH
On the match:
“I’m extremely proud. Mexico has great players and they were extremely organized, disciplined and very threatening. For us to be able to weather the storm at times during the game, respond with some great passing series’ that led up to some fantastic goals, it was really an exciting win for the players.”

On the entire roster contributing to the tournament title:
“There were some players coming into the tournament that we didn’t know how much time they were going to get or how much they would contribute. But, as I’ve said throughout this tournament, every single player contributed in some aspect to help us become successful, so not only did they grow as a team, but individually they really grew up.”

On breaking the game open with the second and third goals:
“The great things about the second and third goals were the movement of the ball, the tenacity to get in the box and finish. The variety of the goals was also great. To get that second goal allows you to just kind of breathe a little better, but at the same time, a two-goal lead is always a scary lead, so I was just happy we were able to get the third.”

On losing two starting forwards for the semifinal and final:*
“It’s incredible for players to come into an environment that they haven’t been in very often and immediately make a difference. We saw that with those forwards that came in the last few games for us. We couldn’t be more proud of their focus and their overall development in this tournament.”

*Makenzy Doniak broke her hand and returned to the USA for surgery and Lindsey Horan was recalled by her French professional club Paris Saint-Germain.

U.S. U-20 WNT defender ANDI SULLIVAN
On the match:

“Mexico constantly fought and they kind of disrupted our rhythm a little bit, much more than the opponents we faced previously, but despite that pressure, we came out and got four goals. I am super proud of my team and impressed with us for getting that result.”

On the team’s growth through the tournament:
“It’s been an amazing two-and-half weeks, and this is an amazing group. We’ve come together so much as team. Some girls hadn’t even met each other until this trip and those new players were on the field and they stepped up. That’s a testament to their talent and our team chemistry. We’ve grown up. The professionalism of dealing with fans and the environment, it was difficult to adjust to, but as the tournament went on we only got stronger.”

On lifting the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship trophy after she captained the team on the night:
“Lifting the trophy with the confetti flying in the air, I felt like I was going to cry. I had to keep myself together. Iit was an amazing feeling to get to hold the trophy and celebrate with my teammates and become CONCACAF champions.”

U.S. U-20 WNT goalkeeper KATELYN ROWLAND
On not allowing a goal over the five games of the tournament, the first time the USA has accomplished that feat in a CONCACAF U-20 tournament:

“The fact that we didn’t’ allow a goal through five games is incredible. It makes me so proud. Not only my back four, but the whole team defensively was outstanding. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.”

U.S. U-20 WNT midfielder ROSE LAVELLE
On the match:

“Mexico had some offensive threats that we knew we had to take care of, so I think our defense did a very good job at that. Offensively, we were patient, we didn’t force anything and we were able to get four goals.”

U.S. U-20 WNT forward SAVANNAH JORDAN
On her goal that made it 2-0:

“I just looked up and hit it first-time. It was a great build-up, great combination play. After that, it really opened the gates for us to keep scoring more.”

On playing in her first U-20 international matches at this tournament:
“I’m super proud of the team. It’s super exciting for me. This was my first tournament with the National Team and my first international games so I’m proud to be a part of it.”

U.S. U-20 WNT forward MARGARET PURCE
On the match:

“They were a phenomenal opponent to play against. They made it really difficult for us to find the back of the net. It was a hard-fought game the whole time, but they were so much fun to play against. I loved it.”

On looking forward:
“Winning is good and it was our goal to win this tournament. Now we go back to the drawing board, look at film, and fix the things we need to fix so we can go back and be even better than we were today.”

USA Earns Fourth CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship Crown with 4-0 Victory Against Mexico

  • Defender Andi Sullivan Scores Directly From a Corner Kick in Ninth Minute
  • USA Shuts Out All Five Opponents While Scoring 29 Goals
  • Savannah Jordan and Margaret Purce Tally Second-Half Goals in Six-Minute Span and USA Benefits from Stoppage-Time Own Goal
  • Rose Lavelle Wins Golden Ball as Tournament MVP; Goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland Wins Golden Glove; McKenzie Meehan is Co-Golden Boot Winner and USA Wins Fair Play Award
  • USA Now Embarks on Preparation for 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be Held Aug. 5-24 in Canada

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (Jan. 19, 2014) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team defeated Mexico 4-0 in the title game of the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship, putting together a patient and professional performance in front of an appreciative crowd at Truman Bodden Stadium.

Right back Andi Sullivan scored directly from a corner kick in the ninth minute, but the USA struggled to create quality scoring chances in the first half against a well-organized and committed Mexico side. The USA stepped up its attack in the second half and put the game away with tallies from Savannah Jordan and Margaret “Midge” Purce in the 59th and 68th minutes, respectively. The USA also forced Mexico into an own goal three minutes into second-half stoppage time.

This marks the USA’s fourth title in this competition, which was held as a U-19 event in its first two tournaments, and third in row. The USA and Mexico had already qualified for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup by virtue of their semifinal wins last Friday. The U-20 Women’s World Cup will be staged in four Canadian cities from Aug. 5-24.

Costa Rica earned CONCACAF’s third and final berth to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in a match that saw the Ticas overcome a 3-1 deficit in the 70th minute to win 7-3 against Trinidad & Tobago. Costa Rica scored four goals in overtime.

Following the match, the U.S. earned a slew of awards. Midfielder Rose Lavelle was the named the tournament’s Golden Ball winner awarded to the most valuable player. Katelyn Rowland was the Golden Glove winner as the top goalkeeper and forward McKenzie Meehan shared the top scorer award with Mexico’s Tanya Samarzich as both players scored six goals. The USA also earned the Fair Play Award.

The U.S. created a couple of corner kicks in the early going and Sullivan’s service from the left side resulted in a Goal Olimpico. Her driven in-swinging cross was wind-aided, but when Mexico goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago swatted at the ball in an attempt to clear, she only partially deflected the ball as it flew inside the netting at the right post for a 1-0 lead.

The goal was Sullivan’s second of the tournament. She scored from the penalty spot in the USA’s 3-0 win against Jamaica on Jan. 11 in Group A play.

Although the USA was attacking against the wind in the second half, the Americans continued their domination of possession while continuing to defensively press Mexican into serving long ball after long ball. The USA grabbed that important second goal in the 59th minute after Stephanie Amack’s one-touch pass from the midfield rolled perfectly to Jordan in the right side of the penalty area. Jordan had a step on her defender and struck a low one-touch shot across the face of the goal, past the diving Santiago and into the lower left corner.

Jordan scored one goal in each of the five tournaments matches and was the team’s second leading scorer behind Meehan.

That goal was crusher to Mexico, and although it kept fighting, the game opened up from there. Just six minutes later Purce was the beneficiary of a lighting quick build-up down the left wing. Lavelle picked up a loose ball in midfield, sprinted into the attacking third and fed Summer Green on the left flank. Green sent in a delicate but seeing-eye chipped cross for the crashing Purce, who struck a bullet header into the lower left corner to clinch the match and the regional championship.

Mexico had a chance to end the USA’s tournament clean sheet in the final minutes, but Briana Campos’ penalty kick hit the inside of the left post before the ball was swatted away by the scrambling Rowland.

Three minutes into stoppage time, the U.S. took a four-goal lead as Mallory Weber’s cross from the left was deflected into Mexico’s net by Estefania Fuentes.

The 2014 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship marked the first time the USA has gone the entire event without allowing a goal. The U.S. surrendered one goal in the 2008 and 2012 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championships.

Additional Notes:

  • The USA has qualified for all seven FIFA U-19/U-20 Women’s World Cup tournaments.
  • The USA improved to 30-2-1 all-time in the CONCACAF U-19/U-20 Championship and holds a 15-game winning streak dating back to the opener of the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship in Guatemala.
  • During that 15-game span, the USA has outscored its opponents 68-3.
  • The U.S. is now 6-0-0 all-time against Mexico in this tournament, outscoring its rival by a 21-0 margin.
  • The USA and Mexico led the CONCACAF field in goals with 29 and 22, respectively over their five games.
  • U.S. head coach Michelle French sent out the same starting lineup as she did for the 6-0 semifinal victory against T&T that qualified the USA for the U-20 Women’s World Cup.
  • Goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland started in her fourth match of the tournament.
  • Morgan Andrews was brought in to start the second half, replacing Hill.
  • Margaret Purce replaced Meehan in the 62nd minute and scored six minutes later.
  • In the 76th minute, Mallory Weber entered the match for Summer Green.
  • Roccaro led the USA in minutes played for the tournament, playing all 450.
  • Roccaro, playing in her second U-20 cycle, is the most-capped player at this level with 27 games played.
  • The USA played the semifinal and final was without two forwards – Lindsey Horan, who was recalled by her professional club Paris Saint-Germain, and Makenzy Doniak, who suffered a hand injury early in the tournament and returned to the U.S. for surgery.

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

Match: U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team vs. Mexico
Date: Jan. 19, 2014
Competition: CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship – Final
Venue: Truman Bodden Sports Complex; George Town, Cayman Islands
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Attendance: 2,571
Weather: 76 degrees, breezy, humid

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

USA – Andi Sullivan                                   9th minute
USA – Savannah Jordan (Stephanie Amack)  59
USA – Margaret Purce (Summer Green)        68
USA – Own Goal (Estefania Fuentes)            90+3

Lineups:
USA: 1-Katelyn Rowland; 19-Andi Sullivan (capt.), 3-Cari Roccaro, 20-Katie Naughton, 10-Laura Liedle; 16-Stephanie Amack, 17-Rose Lavelle, 14-Rachel Hill (7-Morgan Andrews, 46); 11-McKenzie Meehan (15-Margaret Purce, 62), 5-Summer Green (12-Mallory Weber, 76), 13-Savannah Jordan
Subs Not Used: 2-Maddie Bauer, 4-Brittany Basinger, 8-Lauren Kaskie, 18-Jane Campbell
Head Coach: Michelle French

MEX: 1-Cecilia Santiago (capt.); 3-Greta Espinoza, 5-Paulina Solis, 13-Estefania Fuentes, 15-Eliza Gutierrez; 6-Karla Nieto, 17-Amanda Perez (8-Nancy Antonio, 60), 9-Tanya Samarzich (16-Briana Campos, 75), 10-Paloma Zermeño, 11-Fabiola Ibarra, 14-Taylor Alvarado (20-Jazmin Aguas, 53)
Subs Not Used: 2-Jaqueline Rodriguez, 4-Jessica Valadez, 7-Carolina Jaramillo, 12-Esthefanny Barreras, 18-Mariana Cadena Calvillo, 19-Cynthia Pineda
Head Coach: Chris Cuellar

Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 10 / 3
Shots on Goal: 7 / 2
Saves: 2 / 2
Corner Kicks: 6 / 1
Fouls: 3 / 5
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Melissa Borjas (HON)
Assistant Referee 1: Marie-Josee Charbonneau (CAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Wendy Fisher (CAY)
4th Official: Carol Anne Chenard (CAN)

ussoccer.com Woman of the Match: Rose Lavelle

U.S. U-20 WNT Qualifies for 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup with 6-0 Win Against Trinidad & Tobago

  • USA Posts Fourth Straight Shutout Victory in 2014 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship to Advance to Sunday’s Title Game Against Mexico
  • McKenzie Meehan and Stephanie Amack Register Two Goals Apiece; Meehan is Now Tournament’s Golden Boot Co-Leader
  • Savannah Jordan and Mallory Weber Add a Goal Apiece, Andi Sullivan Provides Two Assists and Katelyn Rowland Completes Her Third Tournament Clean Sheet
  • Championship Match Against Mexico Kicks off at 7 p.m. ET on Jan. 19 on FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2GO

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (Jan. 17, 2014) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team simultaneously booked its place in the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and in the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship Final after claiming a 6-0 win semifinal victory against Trinidad & Tobago at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

The USA will go for its third straight CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship title when it plays Mexico on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. ET. As finalists, both the USA and Mexico have qualified for this summer’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada. Earlier on Sunday, Costa Rica, a 3-1 loser to Mexico in the other semifinal, and Trinidad & Tobago will play for third place and the final World Cup spot out of the CONCACAF region. Both matches will be broadcast live on FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2GO. Fans can follow the U.S. U-20 WNT on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt.

The USA has now qualified for its seventh straight FIFA tournament at this age level. The first two were held U-19 tournaments and the next four have been U-20 events.

Against T&T, forward McKenzie Meehan put in another strong performance, scoring two goals to take her total tournament tally to six, tying her for the lead in the Golden Boot race with Mexico’s Tanya Samarzich.

Midfielder Stephanie Amack scored twice in a seven-minute span in the first half, both off assists from right back Andi Sullivan, who is the youngest player on the roster, while forwards Savannah Jordan and Mallory Weber also goals. Jordan has now scored a goal in all four matches so far.

Goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland, who wore the captain’s armband, secured her third clean sheet of the tournament with the help of a well-organized back line that included Sullivan, center-backs Cari Roccaro and Katie Naughton and left back Laura Liedle.

The USA wasted no time carving out the first scoring opportunity of the match in just the second minute when a superb passing sequence led to a stinging cross from Sullivan that was headed narrowly over the bar by Jordan. From that point, only numerous offside calls prevented the Americans from causing more damage in the first half, as its crisp possession and movement helped create consistent scoring chances.

The breakthrough came in the 13th minute when Sullivan lofted a long free kick from the left side to the back left post for Naughton, who sent a perfectly headed pass back across goal to an unmarked Meehan. The Boston College striker placed a tidy header into the back of the net and the Americans were off and running.

Jordan added the Americans’ second goal in the 27th minute with an excellent bit of skill. She collected a deftly-weighted slip from Rachel Hill at the top of the box, turned away from her defender and slotted a quick shot past on-rushing Trinidad goalkeeper Keri Myers into the lower left corner.

Strong attacking play by Sullivan from the right flank then led to Amack notching the third goal in the 33rd minute. Yet another excellent series of quick passes got Sullivan free and dribbling into the right side of the box. Her shot on goal was kick-saved, but deflected right into the path of Amack at the top of the box. She did not hesitate in first-timing a blast into the roof of the net.

Soon after, the USA won a free kick 40 yards from goal near the left wing. Sullivan lofted a cross to the back post where the 5-foot-10 Amack met the ball in stride to head home her second goal of the game and third of the tournament, giving the Americans a commanding 4-0 lead at the break. Amack now has three goals in the tournament.

The second half began in similar fashion to the first as the USA was denied a quick-fire opening goal. This time, Weber – a halftime replacement for Jordan – saw a shot from point-blank range saved by Myers after USA’s passing unlocked the Trinidad defense once again.

Meehan got her second goal in the 65th minute, also off a header. This time a sweeping move from down the right flank saw Weber whip in a cross to the back post that Summer Green headed the ball back across the goal mouth to a wide open Meehan, who nodded home a flicked header to make it 5-0.

Weber capped things off in the 86th minute, smashing home a lower cross from fellow second-half sub Margaret Purce after it took a deflection off an attempted shot by Meehan. The goal was Weber’s third of the tournament.

Additional Notes:

  • With her goal against Trinidad & Tobago, Savannah Jordan now has four goals in four games at this year’s CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship.
  • The USA has 10 different goal scorers at this tournament: McKenzie Meehan (6), Jordan (4), Stephanie Amack (3), Lindsey Horan (3), Mallory Weber (3), Brittany Basinger (1), Summer Green (1), Rachel Hill (1), Margaret Purce (1) and Andi Sullivan (1).
  • Center back Cari Roccaro continued her streak of playing every minute at this tournament and has now played all 360.
  • The USA was without the services of two forwards. Lindsey Horan was recalled by her professional club team Paris Saint-Germain ahead of their big league match against rival Lyon on Jan. 18 while Makenzy Doniak broke her hand in the first match and returned to the USA to have surgery.
  • The 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup will be held in four Canadian cities from Aug. 5-24.

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

Match: U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team vs. Trinidad & Tobago
Date: Jan. 17, 2014
Competition: CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship – Semifinal
Venue: Truman Bodden Sports Complex; George Town, Cayman Islands
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Attendance: 1,230
Weather: 75 degrees, rain, humid

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

USA – McKenzie Meehan (Katie Naughton)   13th minute
USA – Savannah Jordan (Rachel Hill)          27
USA – Stephanie Amack (Andi Sullivan)      33
USA – Stephanie Amack (Andi Sullivan)      39
USA – McKenzie Meehan (Summer Green)   65
USA – Mallory Weber (McKenzie Meehan)    86

Lineups:
USA: 1-Katelyn Rowland (capt.); 19-Andi Sullivan, 3-Cari Roccaro, 20-Katie Naughton, 10-Laura Liedle; 16-Stephanie Amack, 17-Rose Lavelle (7-Morgan Andrews, 59), 14-Rachel Hill; 11-McKenzie Meehan, 5-Summer Green (15-Margaret Purce, 74), 13-Savannah Jordan (12-Mallory Weber, 46)
Subs Not Used: 2-Maddie Bauer, 4-Brittany Basinger, 8-Lauren Kaskie, 18-Jane Campbell
Head Coach: Michelle French

TRI: 1-Keri Myers; 8-Daniella Findle, 14-Otisha David, 17-Jonelle Warrwick, 11-Khadidra Debesette (16-Summer Arjoon, 82), 12-Shanisa Camejo (3-Liana Hines, 46), 15-Donika Murray, 18-Emma Abdul; 4-Brianna Ryce, 13-Shenelle Henry, 19-Anique Walker (capt.) (7-Akilah Sparks, 68)

Subs Not Used: 2-Tkeyah Phillips, 6-Khadisha Debesette, 9-Patrice Campbell, 10-Tsaianne Leander, 20-Tenesha Palmer

Head Coach: Izler Browne

Stats Summary: USA / TRI
Shots: 14 / 1
Shots on Goal: 11 /0
Saves: 0 / 4
Corner Kicks: 3 / 0
Fouls: 7 / 7
Offside: 11 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (CAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Emperatriz Ayala (CAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Kimberly Moriera (CRC)
4th Official: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (CAN)

ussoccer.com Woman of the Match: Andi Sullivan

French Names 20-Player U.S. Roster for 2014 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship in the Cayman Islands

CHICAGO (Dec. 23, 2013) – U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team head coach Michelle French has named the 20-player roster for the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship, to be held from Jan. 9-19 in George Town, Cayman Islands.

The roster consists of 18 collegiate players, one professional and one player still in high school. The lone professional player is forward Lindsey Horan of French club Paris Saint-Germain, while midfielder Andi Sullivan from Bethesda SC is the youngest player on the roster, having just turned 18. Players born on or after January 1, 1994, are eligible for the 2014 U-20 Women’s World Cup.

“At every position, we feel these players are technically proficient and possess a great understanding of how we want to play in order to be successful as a team,” said French. "We have players with very unique qualities ranging from creative and effective finishers, to players who are threatening with their dynamic movement in the midfield, to players who are defensively strong and physical in one-on-one situations. Our overall athleticism will be another strength of this team.”

The 2014 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship features eight nations divided into two groups of four teams. The top two finishers in each group will qualify for the semifinals, with the winners of those games along with the winner of the third-place match earning berths to the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Canada.

The USA opens Group A play on Thurs., Jan. 9, against Costa Rica, faces Jamaica on Sat., Jan. 11, and finishes the group against Guatemala on Mon., Jan. 13. The winner of Group A will meet the Group B runner-up, and vice versa, in the semifinal matches on Fri., Jan. 17, and the Championship and Third-Place Matches will take place on Jan. 19. All three of the USA's group games kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET and the tournament will be played entirely at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

“The process of narrowing the roster down to twenty players was extremely difficult,” said French, who saw 45 players in game action this year with the U-20s and many more during college matches this fall. “With such a short amount of time following the college season and before qualifying, it was crucial to find the right mix of players that complement each other's personalities on and off the field.”

Additional Notes:

  • Host Cayman Islands, Honduras, Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico are in Group B.
  • French, a member of the USA’s silver medal winning team at the 2000 Olympics in Australia, became head coach of this age group last February and will be coaching in her first qualifying tournament.
  • Eight players on the roster have played two years of college soccer, while 10 recently completed their freshman season.
  • Two players are from the 2013 NCAA Champion UCLA Bruins in goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland and midfielder Lauren Kaskie.
  • Four players are represented from Stanford University in Amack, goalkeeper Jane Campbell, former U-17 co-captain Maddie Bauer and outside back Laura Liedle.
  • Notre Dame has three players – Roccaro, former U-17 captain Morgan Andrews and defender Katie Naughton.
  • Penn State has two in defender Brittany Basinger and forward Mallory Webber. Naughton is the oldest player on the roster as she will turn 20 in February.
  • North Carolina, Virginia, Boston College, Florida, UConn, Harvard and Wisconsin have one player each on the roster.
  • While six players have yet to earn their first caps at the U-20 level, the roster is fairly experienced internationally with 10 players having represented the USA in a FIFA Women’s World Cup at the U-17 or U-20 level.
  • Three players on the roster – defenders Stephanie Amack, midfielder Cari Roccaro and striker Horan – were a part of the USA’s last qualifying team that won the 2012 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship in Panama. Horan, the team’s leading scorer during the last cycle, missed the 2012 FIFA Women’s World Cup with a knee injury, but Amack and Roccaro were a part of the squad that won the tournament, defeating Germany 1-0 in the championship game played in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Roccaro, the current team captain who played center-back at the last U-20 World Cup, leads the way with 22 career U-20 caps, while Horan has scored 13 goals at the U-20 level in 17 matches.
  • The 5-foot-9 Horan is the only player on the roster to have earned caps with the full WNT, playing off the bench against China at the Algarve Cup in Portugal last March and against Brazil on Nov. 10 where she picked up her first assist at the senior level.
  • Horan has seven goals in 10 appearances so far this season for PSG and scored 17 goals in 20 games last year in the Feminine Division 1.
  • Eight players on the roster were key members of the U.S. team that played at the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan where the Americans tied eventual champions France and runners-up Korea DPR in group play but became the first women’s team in FIFA history to earn five points and fail to advance to the knockout stage.
  • Forward Savannah Jordan scored 23 goals as a freshman for the Florida Gators while Makenzy Doniak knocked in 20 as a sophomore in helping lead UVA to an undefeated regular season and a berth in the Women’s College Cup Final Four.
  • Sophomore McKenzie Meehan also scored 20 times for Boston College.
  • Harvard freshman Margaret Purce led the Ivy League in shots and tied for the lead in goals with 11.

UNITED STATES UNDER-20 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER
2014 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship
George Town, Cayman Islands

Jan. 9-19

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2):
Jane Campbell (Stanford; Kennesaw, Ga.), Katelyn Rowland (UCLA; Vacaville, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6): Stephanie Amack (Stanford; Pleasanton, Calif.), Brittany Basinger (Penn State; Purcellville, Va.), Maddie Bauer (Stanford; Newport Beach, Calif.), Lauren Kaskie (UCLA; Las Vegas, Nev.), Laura Liedle (Stanford; San Diego, Calif.), Katie Naughton (Notre Dame; Elk Grove Village, Ill.)
MIDFIELDERS (6):
Morgan Andrews (Notre Dame; Milford, N.H.), Rachel Hill (UConn; Rollinsford, N.H.), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio), Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame; East Islip, N.Y.), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.), Mallory Weber (Penn State; Novi, Mich.)
FORWARDS (6):
Makenzy Doniak (Virginia; Chino Hills, Calif.), Summer Green (North Carolina; Milford, Mich.), Lindsey Horan (Pairs Saint-Germain; Golden, Colo.), Savannah Jordan (Florida; Fayetteville, Ga.), McKenzie Meehan (Boston College; Scituate, R.I.), Margaret Purce (Harvard; Silver Spring, Md.)

Coaching Staff:
Head Coach: Michelle French Seattle, Wash.
Technical Director: April Heinrichs Clifton, Va.
Assistant Coach: Erica Walsh State College, Pa.
Goalkeeper Coach: Philip Wheddon Syracuse, N.Y.
Fitness Coach: Ryan Alexander Jonesborough, Tenn.

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