U.S. Soccer

Mallory Pugh: Head of the Class

The combination of natural born talent, hard work, an excellent support system and the tremendous support given to the U.S. Youth National Team programs has allowed Mallory Pugh to have some unique soccer experiences before the age of 18.

She started in a U-20 Women’s World Cup at 16-years-old, debuted for the full U.S. National Team at 17, scored her first international goal at the senior level in front of more than 23,000 fans and became the youngest U.S. female player ever to play in an Olympic Qualifying match.

Those accomplishments have earned her the acclaim of being one of the top young players in the world.

“I remember coming into January Camp for the WNT following the [World Cup] Qualifying tournament for the U-20s the month before and being nervous,” Pugh said. “But then as the soccer came along and we started playing more and more, that's when things became a lot more comfortable and easy. Now things are great and I'm excited for what's ahead.”

The Highlands Ranch, Colorado native, debuted with the WNT on Jan. 23 in San Diego against the Republic of Ireland. In only 33 minutes of play, Pugh showed she belonged. She scored her first goal 25 minutes into her senior team career, making her the 19th player in team history to score in her first cap and the sixth-youngest player to record a goal in the history of the women's program. Three months later, Pugh has appeared in all 11 games for the USA this year.

But when Pugh isn't on the field, it’s no surprise that she lives life like a regular teenager who is ready (really ready!) to graduate from high school; she is currently fighting a serious case of senioritis. She enjoys going to the mall, hanging out with friends, and hiking, if of course the weather is nice.

Another recent occurrence in her life? Her prom date was late for photos, a big no-no in the unspoken rules of prom etiquette.

Prom pics aside, it’s likely that Pugh will be the subject of many photographs in the coming months as she has quickly become comfortable at the highest levels of the international game and is competing for a spot on the 2016 Olympic Team. She has started seven of the 11 matches she has played so far for head coach Jill Ellis’ squad, scoring twice and adding five assists, which is tied for the most on the team in 2016.

Despite her limited senior team experience, she is fast accumulating fans, who enjoy her dynamic style, her comfort on the ball, surgical distribution of passes and ability to break down teams on the dribble.

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WNT Apr 29, 2016

MNT on TV: Copa is Coming

With European and Mexican league seasons coming down to the wire, players in those leagues have only a few more opportunities to make their case for a place in MNT camp when it convenes on May 16 in Miami. Here’s how to watch 32 different MNT players in action for their clubs this weekend. Friday, April 29 After returning to the lineup for Club Tijuana last weekend, defender Michael Orozco g Read more
MNT Apr 29, 2016

WNT on TV: Spirit, Thorns Aim to Continue Undefeated Streak

FRIDAY Western New York Flash vs. Washington Spirit (7 p.m. ET; Sahlen’s Stadium; Rochester, N.Y.) Following a 1-0 loss to Chicago last weekend, Samantha Mewis, Jaelene Hinkle and the Western New York Flash will return to Sahlen’s Stadium for its home opener on Friday night to host NWSL leaders Ali Krieger, Crystal Dunn and the undefeated Washington Spirit. Krieger notched her first go Read more
WNT Apr 29, 2016

USA Downs Brazil 2-1 in Final Group Match at 13th Delle Nazioni Tournament

SLOVENIA (April 28, 2016) – The U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team defeated Brazil 2-1 in its final group match at the 13th Delle Nazioni Tournament. With little action in the first half, the U.S. turned to some second half subs to try to create a more incisive attack. The second half strategy worked out in the 38th minute when sub Konrad de la Fuente tallied thanks to fellow sub Jose Read more
U-16 BNT Apr 29, 2016

U-16 GNT Falls to Mexico U-17 WNT in Italy

SAN VALENTINO, Italy (April 28, 2016) – The Under-16 Girls’ National Team fell to the Mexico Under-17 Women’s National Team in penalty kicks after drawing 1-1 in regulation to finish fourth in the 1st International Women’s Tournament of Gradisca. The USA and Mexico both finished second in their three-team groups to earn spot in the match for third place in the six-team tour Read more
U-16 GNT Apr 28, 2016

USA Falls To Slovakia 3-1 in 2016 Slovakia Cup

SENICA, Slovakia (April 27, 2016) – The U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team fell to host country Slovakia 3-1 in its final group match of the 2016 Slovakia Cup. Slovakia came out strong and was rewarded in the fifth minute after Kristian Vallo assisted Lubomir Tupta for the first goal. In the 12th minute, Slovakia increased its lead with Tupta again providing the goal. The U.S. countered Read more
U-19 MNT Apr 28, 2016

FOX Sports Unveils TV Broadcast Plans for 2016 Copa America Centenario

CHICAGO (April 27, 2016) – FOX Sports today unveiled its comprehensive multi-platform coverage of the historic 2016 Copa America Centenario, when the tournament commences June 3. The announcement was made by David Neal, FIFA World Cup Executive Producer, FOX Sports. Production of the tournament is led by Neal, supported by the same team that produced FOX Sports’ critically-acclaimed c Read more
MNT Apr 27, 2016

U-16 Girls Play Historic Match in Italy

Italy may seem like an odd place to host historic U.S. Women’s National Team matches, but for the third time in 31 years, the country that features one of the world’s greatest sporting landmarks – the famed Colosseum in Rome – has done just that. Jesolo, Italy played host to the first U.S. Women’s National Team match in 1985, and in 2010, Padova was the site of the Wo Read more
U-16 GNT Apr 27, 2016

USA Battles Back for 2-2 Draw Against Slovenia

BILJE, Slovenia (April 26, 2016) – The U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team ended its match against Slovenia with a 2-2 draw in the 13th Tournament Delle Nazioni in Italy. Slovenia grabbed the first goal by Tarik Nikolovski in the eighth minute. The U.S. was quick to counter just seven minutes later when Marcelo Palomino assisted Luis Arriaga for the equalizer. Less than ten minutes later Read more
U-16 BNT Apr 26, 2016

USA into 2016 Slovakia Cup Finals After 2-1 Victory vs. Ukraine

SENEC, Slovakia (April 26, 2016) – The U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team is headed to the 2016 Slovakia Cup final after its 2-1 victory against Ukraine. The USA will face Slovakia in its last group stage match on April 28. U.S. midfielder Weston McKennie grabbed the first goal of the match in the 27th minute with help from Isaiah Young. Minutes later, the U.S. scored another goal due t Read more
U-19 MNT Apr 26, 2016

USA Defeats Iran 6-0 in Historic Match in Italy

MONFALCONE, Italy (April 26, 2016) – The Under-16 Girls’ National Team defeated Iran, 6-0, in its second game at the 1st International Women’s Tournament of Gradisca. The historic match marked the first meeting in women’s international soccer between the USA and Iran at any age level. It was also the first time a U.S. Women’s National Team has faced a country from the Read more
U-16 GNT Apr 26, 2016

USA Falls to Croatia 2-1 in Opening Match of 2016 Tournament Dell Nazioni

SLOVENIA (April 26, 2016) – The U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team fell to Croatia 2-1, in its opening match at the 2016 Tournament Delle Nazioni in Slovenia. The U.S took the lead in the 16th minute with Ulysses Llanez assisting Gabriel Segal for the first goal. Minutes later, Croatia’s Ivan Brnic equalized. In the 24th minute, Croatia took the lead with a strike from Nino Kukove Read more
U-16 BNT Apr 26, 2016

USA Defeats Xolos 2-1 in Training Camp Friendly

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (April 26, 2016) – The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team defeated Club Tijuana’s U-20/U-18 team during its training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. After neither team tallied in the first half, Xolos subbed in an entirely different team to try to use fresh legs to down the USA. However, in the 53rd minute, U.S. midfielder Nick Taitague con Read more
U-18 MNT Apr 26, 2016

USA Falls to Italy 1-0 in Tournament of Gradisca

GRADISCA D’ISONZO, Italy (April 25, 2016) – The Under-16 Girls’ National Team fell to host Italy, 1-0, in its opening game of the 1st International Women’s Tournament of Gradisca. It was the first international match of the year for the U.S. U-16s and first since the program was re-instated last year. The USA out-shot Italy 12-5, but could not find the net, and the game&rs Read more
U-16 GNT Apr 25, 2016

USA Downs Georgia 5-1 in First Match of 2016 Slovakia Cup

TRNAVA, Slovakia (April 25, 2016) – The U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team defeated Georgia 5-1, in the first match of the 2016 Slovakia Cup. With five different scorers, the USA will look to establish a victorious run in Group B against Ukraine on April 26 at 7 a.m. ET. The U.S. tallied first in the 10th minute with defender Danny Barbir scoring from a Brandon Vazquez assist. Nearly 10 Read more
U-19 MNT Apr 25, 2016

WNT Weekend Rewind: Horan Shines, Orlando Sets NWSL Attendance Record

Week two of the National Women’s Soccer League took place this weekend with three games on Saturday and two on Sunday, as all 10 teams continue to find their footing in the young 2016 season. Here’s how the U.S. Women’s National Team players performed: On Saturday afternoon, the Orlando Pride hosted its first NWSL game, and recorded its first win in franchise history in front o Read more
WNT Apr 25, 2016

Mallory Pugh: Head of the Class

The combination of natural born talent, hard work, an excellent support system and the tremendous support given to the U.S. Youth National Team programs has allowed Mallory Pugh to have some unique soccer experiences before the age of 18.

She started in a U-20 Women’s World Cup at 16-years-old, debuted for the full U.S. National Team at 17, scored her first international goal at the senior level in front of more than 23,000 fans and became the youngest U.S. female player ever to play in an Olympic Qualifying match.

Those accomplishments have earned her the acclaim of being one of the top young players in the world.

“I remember coming into January Camp for the WNT following the [World Cup] Qualifying tournament for the U-20s the month before and being nervous,” Pugh said. “But then as the soccer came along and we started playing more and more, that's when things became a lot more comfortable and easy. Now things are great and I'm excited for what's ahead.”

The Highlands Ranch, Colorado native, debuted with the WNT on Jan. 23 in San Diego against the Republic of Ireland. In only 33 minutes of play, Pugh showed she belonged. She scored her first goal 25 minutes into her senior team career, making her the 19th player in team history to score in her first cap and the sixth-youngest player to record a goal in the history of the women's program. Three months later, Pugh has appeared in all 11 games for the USA this year.

But when Pugh isn't on the field, it’s no surprise that she lives life like a regular teenager who is ready (really ready!) to graduate from high school; she is currently fighting a serious case of senioritis. She enjoys going to the mall, hanging out with friends, and hiking, if of course the weather is nice.

Another recent occurrence in her life? Her prom date was late for photos, a big no-no in the unspoken rules of prom etiquette.

Prom pics aside, it’s likely that Pugh will be the subject of many photographs in the coming months as she has quickly become comfortable at the highest levels of the international game and is competing for a spot on the 2016 Olympic Team. She has started seven of the 11 matches she has played so far for head coach Jill Ellis’ squad, scoring twice and adding five assists, which is tied for the most on the team in 2016.

Despite her limited senior team experience, she is fast accumulating fans, who enjoy her dynamic style, her comfort on the ball, surgical distribution of passes and ability to break down teams on the dribble.

Read more
WNT Apr 29, 2016

MNT on TV: Copa is Coming

With European and Mexican league seasons coming down to the wire, players in those leagues have only a few more opportunities to make their case for a place in MNT camp when it convenes on May 16 in Miami. Here’s how to watch 32 different MNT players in action for their clubs this weekend. Friday, April 29 After returning to the lineup for Club Tijuana last weekend, defender Michael Orozco g Read more
MNT Apr 29, 2016

WNT on TV: Spirit, Thorns Aim to Continue Undefeated Streak

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WNT Apr 29, 2016

U-16 Girls Play Historic Match in Italy

Italy may seem like an odd place to host historic U.S. Women’s National Team matches, but for the third time in 31 years, the country that features one of the world’s greatest sporting landmarks – the famed Colosseum in Rome – has done just that. Jesolo, Italy played host to the first U.S. Women’s National Team match in 1985, and in 2010, Padova was the site of the Wo Read more
U-16 GNT Apr 27, 2016

WNT Weekend Rewind: Horan Shines, Orlando Sets NWSL Attendance Record

Week two of the National Women’s Soccer League took place this weekend with three games on Saturday and two on Sunday, as all 10 teams continue to find their footing in the young 2016 season. Here’s how the U.S. Women’s National Team players performed: On Saturday afternoon, the Orlando Pride hosted its first NWSL game, and recorded its first win in franchise history in front o Read more
WNT Apr 25, 2016

MNT Weekend Rewind: The Goals Continue Pouring In

With the pressure on MNT players to perform prior to the naming of the Copa America Centenario roster, several seized the moment this past weekend. Five goalscorers struck for the second consecutive week, while others turned in excellent shifts. Making his first appearance since March 19, midfielder Alfredo Morales got the scoring started early, heading home a cross from the right inside the left Read more
MNT Apr 25, 2016

WNT on TV: Orlando Set to Host First NWSL Game in Franchise History

The second week of the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League campaign continues on Saturday and Sunday night with five matches across the league. The marquee matchup will take place in Orlando, as the Pride welcomes Houston for its first home game in franchise history. All games can be seen live on NWSL’s YouTube channel. SATURDAY   Orlando Pride vs. Houston Dash (7:30 p.m. ET; O Read more
WNT Apr 22, 2016

Despite Age, Pulisic Making Positive Impression on Klinsmann

17-year-old midfielder Christian Pulisic has made quite a splash to begin 2016. In January, the Hersey, Pennsylvania native made his Bundesliga debut for Borussia Dortmund. In February, he made his first start for the German powerhouse, followed by his record-setting USA debut in March when he became the youngest player at 17 years 193 days to appear in a World Cup Qualifier for the U.S. MNT. Wi Read more
MNT Apr 22, 2016

Q&A: Klinsmann on Copa America Centenario: "It's going to be huge"

ussoccer.com: There were eight goals scored by MNT players this past weekend. As a coach and a former striker, that has to make you smile … Jurgen Klinsmann: “It has been a very exciting weekend from a goalscoring perspective for our National Team players. Two very big moments: Christian Pulisic’s first goal for Borussia Dortmund and then also Jordan Morris with his first goal a Read more
MNT Apr 21, 2016

WNT Weekend Rewind: NWSL Achieves Milestone with Start of New Season

The 2016 NWSL season kicked off this past weekend across the country as 10 teams took the field for the historic fourth year of the league, a first for a women’s professional soccer league in the United States. We highlight the performances of some of the members of the U.S. Women’s National Team players in action. The first match of the weekend saw the Washington Spirit defeat the Bos Read more
WNT Apr 19, 2016

MNT Weekend Rewind: Milestone Goals Galore

With the competition for roster spots for Copa America Centenario in full swing, several MNT players put their best foot forward this weekend with no fewer than eight players finding the back of the net. In Germany, Christian Pulisic got another start for Borussia Dortmund and repaid coach Thomas Tuchel’s faith by tallying his first Bundesliga goal in the 38th minute of Dortmund’s 3-0 Read more
MNT Apr 18, 2016

MNT on TV: Jermaine Jones Set For Colorado Rapids Debut

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MNT Apr 15, 2016

2016 Olympic Games: WNT Opponent Breakdown

The 2016 Olympic Games Women’s Football Tournament Final Draw was held Thursday morning at the famed Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro and the U.S. Women’s National Team was drawn into Group G with New Zealand, France and Colombia. We take a more in-depth look at each matchup: Match #1: USA vs. New Zealand Date: August 3, 2016 Location: Mineirão Stadium; Belo Horizonte, Read more
WNT Apr 14, 2016

Gallery: U.S. WNT Downs Colombia 3-0 on Road to Rio

The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Colombia 3-0 in Chester, Pa., in front of a sold-out crowd at Talen Energy Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Defender Julie Johnston tallied twice, and forward Christen Press added a goal - her 33rd in 66 appearances for the U.S. The U.S. women will now travel back to their NWSL club teams as the historic fourth season is set to kick off on April 16. The W Read more
WNT Apr 12, 2016

MNT Weekend Rewind: Wood Sets New Record in Germany

Bobby Wood got things off to a great start for MNT players at their clubs this weekend, scoring two goals inside the first 13 minutes in Union Berlin’s 4-0 victory at Paderborn on Friday (WATCH). In the seventh minute, Wood went on a charging run through midfield before splitting the Paderborn backline to unleash a low blast inside the left corner. Six minutes later, Wood got on the end of a Read more
MNT Apr 11, 2016

Gallery: Training in Snowy Chester

The U.S. WNT took the field at Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday afternoon for a training session that was cut short when the snow started falling fast and furious over Chester, Pa. Despite the cancellation, the WNT had some fun in the unusual springtime weather, and even made a new and very special friend when 10-year old Maura, who is battling cystic fibrosis, came to visit and spend some time wi Read more
WNT Apr 9, 2016

USA Downs Brazil 2-1 in Final Group Match at 13th Delle Nazioni Tournament

SLOVENIA (April 28, 2016) – The U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team defeated Brazil 2-1 in its final group match at the 13th Delle Nazioni Tournament.

With little action in the first half, the U.S. turned to some second half subs to try to create a more incisive attack. The second half strategy worked out in the 38th minute when sub Konrad de la Fuente tallied thanks to fellow sub Jose Rivas with the assist.

An unfortunate own goal by Eduardo Blancas gave Brazil the equalizer in the 59th minute of the match. But just minutes later, the U.S. regained the lead after two late subs combined for a goal when John Hilton assisted Marcelo Palomino for the game winner.

The U.S. will face England on April 29 with a chance to place 5th in the tournament.

- U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. Under-16 Boys' National Team vs. Brazil
Date: April 27, 2016
Competition: 13th Tournament Delle Nazioni
Venue: Slovenia
Kickoff: 11 a.m. ET (4 p.m. local)
Weather: 55 degrees; Rainy

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

USA – Konrad de la Fuente (Jose Rivas)                 38th minute
BRA – Eduardo Blancas (own goal)                           59
USA – Marcelo Palomino (John Hilton)                   61

Lineups:
USA:  1-Nicholas Defreitas-Hansen; 3-Luke Hansen, 14-Eduardo Blancas, 4-Michael Pellegrino, 18-Dominic De Almeida (2-John Hilton, 47); 6-Taylor Booth, 20-Nicholas Mendonca (7-Jose Rivas, 36), 15-Roberto Hategan (19-Konrad De la Fuente, 36); 21-Indiana Vassilev, 17-Alexsi Morel (10-Luis Arriaga, 36), 9-Gabe Segal (8-Marcelo Palomino, 54)
Subs not used: 12-Alex Rando, 13-Sebastian Serpa, 11-Ulysses Llanez
Unavailable: 5-Leonardo Sepulveda
Head coach: Shaun Tsakiris

BRA:  1-Emerson Weber; 4-Joao Vitor, 5-Caique Rodrigues (10-Matheus Pagliarini, 40), 7-Victor Santos, 8-Lucas Lourenco; 11-Rian Lopes, 13-Angelo Chaves (6-Ruan Ramos, 27), 14-Tiago Figueiredo, 15-Matheus Souza; 17-Rodrygo Goes (18-Yuri Oliveira, 40), 20-Vinicius Silva (9-Luan Almeida, 40) (19-Igor Cruz, 63)
Subs not used: 2-Ramon Souza, 3-Cesar Soares, 12-Joao Fernando, 16-Welder Oliveira
Head coach: Carlos Guilherme Dalla Dea

Stats Summary: USA / BRA                                         
Shots: 5 / 10
Shots on Goal: 4 / 4
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 2 / 3
Fouls: 9 / 9

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Michael Pellegrino (caution)                          34th minute
BRA – Joao Vitor (caution)                                           69

* The match was played with two 35 minutes halves.

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U-16 BNT Apr 29, 2016

U-16 GNT Falls to Mexico U-17 WNT in Italy

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U-16 GNT Apr 28, 2016

USA Falls To Slovakia 3-1 in 2016 Slovakia Cup

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U-19 MNT Apr 28, 2016

FOX Sports Unveils TV Broadcast Plans for 2016 Copa America Centenario

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MNT Apr 27, 2016

USA Battles Back for 2-2 Draw Against Slovenia

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U-16 BNT Apr 26, 2016

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USA Defeats Iran 6-0 in Historic Match in Italy

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U-16 GNT Apr 26, 2016

USA Falls to Croatia 2-1 in Opening Match of 2016 Tournament Dell Nazioni

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U-18 MNT Apr 26, 2016

USA Falls to Italy 1-0 in Tournament of Gradisca

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U-16 GNT Apr 25, 2016

USA Downs Georgia 5-1 in First Match of 2016 Slovakia Cup

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U-19 MNT Apr 25, 2016

Girls' Development Academy Application Process and FAQs

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ACADEMY Apr 25, 2016

Ticket Sales Begin April 29 for MNT Copa America Warm-Up Match Against Bolivia

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MNT Apr 25, 2016

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MNT Mar 29, 2016

USA's #RoadtoRio - Playing for a Spot in the Olympics

The U-23 MNT prepare for an all-or-nothing two-game playoff against Colombia with spot at Rio 2016 on the line. Read more
U-23 MNT Mar 25, 2016

#RoadToRussia Ep. 4: #USAvGUA - Game 3

The U.S. MNT prepare for two crucial matches against Guatemala in 2018 World Cup Qualifying. Read more
MNT Mar 25, 2016

Starting Points: Matt Besler and Jordan Morris Embark on Different Paths in 2016

U.S. MNT defender Matt Besler and U-23 forward Jordan Morris each begin 2016 on different paths for club and country that may ultimately reach the same destination. Read more
MNT Mar 24, 2016
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