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U.S. U-17 WNT to Play Mexico for Berth to 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup


U.S. Women’s Under-17 National Team vs. Mexico
2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship - Semifinal
Montego Bay Sports Complex; Montego Bay, Jamaica
Nov. 7, 2013

U.S. U-17 WNT TO FACE MEXICO FOR BERTH TO WORLD CUP: After winning Group B while scoring 17 goals and allowing zero, the USA will now face Mexico on Nov. 7 in the semifinal of the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship for a berth to the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. The USA has two days of rest and regeneration after its 2-0 victory against Canada to win the group on Nov. 4 and will face a Mexico team that finished second in Group A behind Jamaica. The USA-Mexico match will be shown tape delayed on FOX Soccer Plus on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. ET and shown live on FOX Soccer 2GO at 3 pm. ET. All matches are played at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

ROAD TO THE SEMIFINAL: The group stage of the 2013 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship has ended. Four teams head home and four others will meet in the semifinals with tickets to the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup handed to the winners. The top two finishers of each group cross over; the USA – first in Group B – will face Group A runner-up up Mexico while Group A winner Jamaica faces Group B runner-up Canada. Mexico started off the tournament with a rough 1-1 tie with Haiti – the first ever goal and point for the Haitians in the competition but rebounded with a 7-0 victory against El Salvador before a 1-1 tie with Jamaica that it probably should have won.

2013 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship
USA

Date

Opponent

Result

Goal Scorers

Oct. 31

T&T

8-0 W

Pugh (2), Rodriguez, Canales, Haley, Kuhlmann, Morse, Jacobs

Nov. 2

Guatemala

7-0 W

Redei (4), Bailey, Carreiro, Hedge

Nov. 4

Canada

2-0 W

Redei, Pugh

Nov. 7

Mexico

3 p.m. ET

MEXICO

Date

Opponent

Result

Goal Scorers

Oct. 30

Haiti

1-1 T

Flores

Nov. 1

El Salvador

7-0 W

Garcia (2), Cruz, Gonzalez (3), Huerta

Nov. 3

Jamaica

1-1 T

Cuevas

Nov. 7

USA

3 p.m. ET

FOX PROVIDING FREE WEB STREAM OF U-17 MATCHES: All the U.S. matches of the 2013 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship can be watched on FOX Soccer Plus, the premium television network dedicated to delivering the world’s best soccer and international sports. FOX Soccer Plus will show the U.S. semifinal and the championship game on a tape delay basis, with the third-place match and Canada-Jamaica semifinal live. FOX Soccer 2GO, the digital platform for computers, tablets and smartphones, is offering fans a free live stream for the seven matches, as well as via on-demand, and will show all the remaining games live. Go to foxsoccer2go.com and enter promo code “U17WNT” on the registration page when prompted. The code must be activated between Tuesday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Nov. 10, and is good for 14 days of free access to all live and full match replay streams on the service.

2013 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship
Remaining FOX TV Schedule
Semifinal: USA vs. Mexico

Tape delayed on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. FOX Soccer Plus
Live on FOX Soccer 2GO
Talent: Mark Rogondino, Shannon MacMillan

Semifinal: Jamaica vs. Canada
Live on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. ET FOX Soccer Plus
Live on FOX Soccer 2GO
Talent: John Strong, Charmaine Hooper

Third-Place Match
Live on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. ET FOX Soccer Plus
Live on FOX Soccer 2GO
Talent: Marc Serber, Leslie Osborne

Final
Tape delayed on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 9 p.m. ET on FOX Soccer Plus
Live on FOX Soccer 2GO
Talent: Dave Denholm, Kyndra de St. Aubin

GROUP B RECAP: The USA needed a win against Canada to take first place in Group B and got just that with goals from Zoe Redei, her fifth of the tournament, and Mallory Pugh, her third. The Americans played a tremendous overall match and worked hard to create chances against a tough and organized Canadian team that featured an excellent goalkeeper in Rylee Foster, who made several huge saves to keep the score down, including turning away a penalty kick and the follow-up in the waning moments. In the other group match, Guatemala took out some frustration on Trinidad & Tobago, which played a good first 30 minutes against the USA, but then faded, allowing 26 goals over its final 240 minutes, an average of a goal allowed every nine minutes.

FINAL Group B Standings

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

USA

3

3

0

0

17

0

+17

9

Canada

3

2

1

0

19

2

+17

6

Guatemala

3

1

2

0

7

15

-8

3

Trinidad & Tobago

3

0

3

0

0

26

-26

0

GROUP A RECAP: Host Jamaica needed just a tie against Mexico to win Group A and despite being out-shot 22-4, got that tie to win the group with seven points to Mexico’s five. Mexico scored early with a goal from Betzy Cuevas in the ninth minute, but Jamaica equalized in stoppage time of the first half through Felicia Davidson and the second half did not feature too many scoring chances for either team. The Haitians were terribly unfortunate as they lost 1-0 to El Salvador on an 89th-minute goal after its goalkeeper missed a clearance and the ball rolled into the net, sparking a wild celebration from the Salvadorians who leave the tournament with that lone goal and three points.

FINAL Group A Standings

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

Jamaica

3

2

0

1

6

1

+5

7

Mexico

3

1

0

2

9

2

+7

5

El Salvador

3

1

2

0

1

9

-8

3

Haiti

3

0

2

1

1

5

-4

1

U.S. U-17 WNT CONCACAF Qualifying Roster by Position - Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2)
: 18-Kat Hess (LA Premier; Newport Beach, Calif.), 1-Lauren Rood (Washington Timbers; Camas; Wash.)
DEFENDERS (7):
5-Gabriella Carreiro (FC Stars of Mass.; Upton, Mass.), 7-Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Spring, Md.), 6-Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), 10-Ellie Jean (Oakwood SC; Coventry, Conn.), 12-Tegan McGrady (MVLA SC; San Jose, Calif.), 9-Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), 13-Taylor Otto (CASL; Apex, N.C.)
MIDFIELDERS (5):
2-Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission, Kan.), 4-Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), 14-Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township, N.J.), 19-Anika Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), 25-Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colts Neck, N.J.)
FORWARDS (6):
3-Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), 8-Kelcie Hedge (Washington Premier; Post Falls, Idaho), 11-Civana Kuhlmann (Colorado Rush; Parker, Colo.), 17-Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), 15-Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select; Highland Park, Ill.), 22-Maddy Schultz (Northwest Nationals; Edmonds, Wash.)

2013 U.S. U-17 WNT Schedule and Results

Date

Opponent

Result

USA Goals

Location

Jan. 29

Germany U-17

1

-

1

T


Tillman

Carson, Calif.

Feb. 1

Germany U-17

1

-

1

T


Stevens

Carson, Calif.

April 24

Mexico U-17

3

-

0

W


Pugh, Tillman, Haley

San Jose, Costa Rica

April 26

Costa Rica U-17

4

-

0

W


Bailey, Pugh, Haley (2)

San Jose, Costa Rica

April 28

Japan U-17

1

-

4

L


Pugh

San Jose, Costa Rica

June 15

Slammers U-18

5

-

1

W


Pugh (2), Tillman, Berkely, Westendorf

Chula Vista, Calif.

July 30

Ohio Premier U-18

2

-

2

T


Hedge, Schultz

Columbus, Ohio

Aug. 25

England U-17

6

-

0

W


Pugh (2), Racioppi, Xiao, Bailey, Tagliaferri

Hinckley, England

Aug. 28

England U-17

5

-

0

W


Hedge, Haley, Pugh, Xiao, Rodriguez

Burton upon Trent, England

Oct. 18

U.S. U-18 WNT

1

-

1

T


Bailey

Lakeland Ranch, Fla.

Oct. 31

Trinidad & Tobago

8

-

0

W


Pugh (2), Rodriguez, Canales, Haley, Kuhlmann, Morse, Jacobs

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Nov. 2

Guatemala

7

-

0

W


Redei (4), Bailey, Carreiro, Hedge

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Nov. 4

Canada

2

-

0

W


Redei,. Pugh

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Nov. 7

Mexico (semifinal)

Montego Bay, Jamaica

U.S. ROSTER NOTES:

  • All 20 players on the U.S. roster have played in the tournament so far.
  • Just five players have played in all three matches: M Dorian Bailey, D Natalie Jacobs, D Zoe Morse, M Taylor Racioppi and M Anika Rodriguez.
  • Only Natalie Jacobs has started all three games and she is the only player to play all 270 minutes so far.
  • Eleven different players have scored, led by Zoe Redei’s five goals and Mallory Pugh’s three scores.
  • Redei’s five goals are tied for the tournament lead with Canada’s Marie Mychele Metivier.
  • Madison Haley leads the USA with three assists, all earned in the first match of the tournament against T&T. The USA’s second leading scorer this year did not play against Guatemala or Canada.
  • Sixteen-year-old Ellie Jean is the U.S. captain.
  • Redei’s four goals against Guatemala were the most scored by a player in U.S. Women’s National Team history while playing in her first international match. She also scored four consecutive goals and got the true hat trick before the half was over. She currently has five goals in two career caps.
  • Redei and outside back Gabby Carreiro both earned their first U-17 caps against Guatemala and both scored.
  • With two goals against Canada, the USA has scored 110 goals in four editions of this tournament in 18 games.
  • Zoe Morse scored the USA’s 100th goal in CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship history, on a header in the 82nd minute against T&T.
  • Against T&T, 14-year-old Civana Kuhlmann scored her first international goal in her first U-17 cap. She is the youngest player to score for the USA at the U-17 level. Kuhlmann and fellow 14-year-old Frankie Tagliaferri both got starts against Guatemala. Tagliaferri picked up her first career assist on Zoe Redei’s first goal.
  • Center backs Morse and Jacobs scored their first international goals against T&T, both off headers from McGrady corner kicks.
  • This is the first major international tournament for this group of U-17 players.
  • Twelve of the 20 players on the roster were born in 1997, the age cut-off for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. U.S. head coach B.J. Snow also named six 1998s and two 1999s in forwards Kuhlmann and Tagliaferri, who both were only a few months old when the USA won the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Both 14-year-olds are age-eligible for the U.S. U-15 Girls’ National Team.
  • The U.S. roster is made up of 11 players who are 16 years old, seven players who are 15 and two 14-year-olds.
  • Sixteen of the 20 players on the roster came through the U.S. Under-14 Identification Camp and Developmental Program.
  • Pugh is the USA’s leading scorer in this U-17 cycle with 11 goals overall and nine international scores in just seven caps. Madison Haley has five goals in six caps and Zoe Redei has five goals in two caps.
  • The players on the roster hail from 13 states and 19 different youth clubs. California features five players while Colorado, New Jersey and Washington each have two.

USA VS. MEXICO SERIES:

  • The U.S. U-17s have played Mexico twice in CONCACAF Women’s U-17 World Cup Qualifying, in the semifinal in 2008 in Trinidad and in group play in 2012 in Guatemala.
  • The USA won that semifinal in 2008 by a 1-0 score as current U.S. WNT player Crystal Dunn scored in the 92nd minute to send the USA to the first FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, where the USA eventually advanced to the championship game before falling to North Korea by a 2-1 score in overtime.
  • In that semifinal in 2008, the USA out-shot Mexico 15-8 and played the following lineup, from which three players have earned full WNT caps with Amber Brooks on the cusp of earning her first:
    • Alexa Gaul; Crystal Dunn, Cloee Colohan, Julia Roberts (capt.), Amber Brooks; Kristie Mewis, Samantha Mewis, Erika Tymrak, Samantha Johnson (Rachel Nuzzolese, 64); Victoria DiMartino, Courtney Verloo (Olivia Klei, 79)
  • The USA clinched first place in the group against Mexico in the final match of the first round of the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship as current North Carolina Tar Heel and U.S. Under-20 striker Summer Green scored a hat trick in the 3-0 victory on her way to a qualifying record 12 goals.
  • These two teams met earlier in the year during a tournament in Costa Rica that served as a U-17 Women’s World Cup test run for the hosts. The USA prevailed 3-0 and got goals from Mallory Pugh, Madison Haley and Kacie Tillman, who did not make the qualifying roster.
  • Of the 18 players who played for the USA in that match, just 11 are on this qualifying roster. Here is the lineup from that match played on April 24 in San Jose, Costa Rica:
    • Kat Hess; Ellie Jean, Alana Cook, Michaela Abam (Natalie Jacobs,75), Tegan McGrady (Mia Gyau, 46); Mallory Pugh, (Bridgette Andrzejewski, 75), Taylor Racioppi, Marley Canales (Ella Stevens, 60); Kaycie Tillman (Dorian Bailey, 60), Mia Hoen-Beck (Madison Haley, 46), Anika Rodriguez (Kate Morris, 60)

BY THE NUMBERS:
0: Games in which the USA has been shut out this year
2: NCAA titles won by U.S. head coach B.J. Snow as a player at Indiana
3.80: Goals per game by the U.S. U-17 WNT in international matches this year
6: Goals allowed in international matches by the U.S. U-17s this year, four to Japan
8: Players from the Western Region on the USA’s qualifying roster
17: Games won all-time by the U.S. U-17s in CONCACAF qualifying. The USA is 17-0-1 all-time in this tournament
38: Goals scored by the U.S. U-17 WNT in international matches this year
38: U.S. U-17 players to see action in an international match this year
110: Goals scored by the U.S. U-17s in CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying. The USA has out-scored opponents 110-2 over 17 matches, an average of 6.4 goals per game
638: Minutes played by Tegan McGrady this year in international competition, the most on the team

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IN FOCUS: MEXICO
Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación, A.C.
Founded: 1927 (Joined FIFA in 1929)
Head Coach: Leo Cuellar

MEXICO ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Emily Alvarado, 12-Miriam Aguirre
DEFENDERS (7): 2-Miriam García, 3-Vanessa Flores, 4-Rebeca Bernal, 5-Alma Martinez, 13-Monica Rodriguez, 15-Jessica Moreno, 17-Natalia Villarreal
MIDFIELDERS (7): 6-Eva Gonzalez, 7-Aylin Villalobos, 8-Briana Woodall, 14-Arlett Tovar, 18-Belen Cruz, 19-Marianna Maldonado, 20-Jaqueline García
FORWARDS (4): 9-Janae Gonzalez, 10-Betzy Cuevas, 11-Montserrat Hernandez, 16-Cinthia Huerta

MEXICO ROSTER NOTES

  • Mexico has yet to lose in the tournament, and has scored in every game, but two 1-1 draws meant a second place finish in Group A.
  • Mexico’s leading scorer is Janae Gonzalez, who has found the net three times. Jaqueline García has scored twice.
  • Mexico has qualified for the last two FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup tournaments, but finished third in its group in both competitions and did not advance to the knockout rounds.

THEY’RE IN: Seven countries have qualified for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup so far. The three South American qualifiers are Venezuela, Colombia and Paraguay, which join host Costa Rica. The three Asian teams to make it are China PR, 2012 U-17 Women’s World Cup champion Korea DPR and Japan. Brazil and 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup champion South Korea failed to qualify.

LAST TIME:
On the field for the USA:

Nov. 4, 2013 – Montego Bay Sports Complex – Montego Bay, Jamaica
USA 2 Redei 36, Pugh 62
CAN 0

Lineups:
USA: 1-Lauren Rood; 10-Ellie Jean (capt.), 9-Zoe Morse, 6-Natalie Jacobs, 12-Tegan McGrady; 4-Marley Canales, 2-Dorian Bailey, 19-Anika Rodriguez (14-Taylor Racioppi, 60); 8-Kelcie Hedge, 15-Zoe Redei (7-Mia Gyau, 78), 17-Mallory Pugh (22-Maddy Schultz, 90+5)
Substitutions Not Used: 3-Madison Haley, 5-Gabriella Carreiro, 11-Civana Kuhlmann, 13-Taylor Otto, 18-Kat Hess, 25-Frankie Tagliaferri
Head coach: B.J. Snow

CAN: 1-Rylee Foster; 2-Simmrin Dhaliwal, 3-Rachel Jones, 5-Mika Richards, 6-Bianca St-Georges; 4-Karima Lemire (14-Jenna Baxter, 80), 8-Jessie Fleming, 10-Sarah Kinzner (16-Sarah Stratigakis, 65), 7-Marie Levasseur; 9-Emily Borgmann (19-Jessica Lisi, 69), 11-Marie-Mychèle Mètivief
Substitutions not used: 12-Easther Mayi Kith, 13-Avery Lakeman, 15-Nadia Pestell, 17-Anyssa Ibrahim, 18-Devon Kerr, 20-Nadya Gill
Head coach: Beverly Priestman

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