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U.S. U-20 WNT Ties Sweden 0-0 at 12-Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain

LA MANGA, Spain (March 11, 2013) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team drew 0-0 with Sweden in its last match of the 12-Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain, on the same day that the full Women’s National Team was drawing with Sweden 1-1 in Portugal to make the championship game of the Algarve Cup.

The U.S. U-20s ended the friendly tournament in which each team plays three matches with a 0-2-1 record after drawing 1-1 with Norway and falling 3-0 to Germany.

The USA is in early preparations for qualifying for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be held in Canada. Players born on or after Jan. 1, 1994, are age-eligible for the next FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. The U.S. roster features eight players who played in last year in Azerbaijan, including Jane Campbell, who recently spent time in full National Team Training camp. Campbell, the USA’s starting goalkeeper in Azerbaijan, went the distance in goal for the USA and picked up the shutout.

The other countries at this competition were Iceland, the Netherlands, Scotland, England, Italy, France, Denmark and Wales.

The U.S. U-20s will come together next for a training camp running from April 13-20 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. that will be held in conjunction with a U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team training camp.

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

Match: U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team vs. Sweden
Date: March 11, 2013
Competition: Under-20 Twelve Nation Tournament
Venue: La Manga Club
Weather: 64 degrees, clear

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

USA: 1- Jane Campbell; 15-Cari Roccaro (Capt.), 3-Morgan Andrews, 14- Katie Naughton, 5-Hanna Gardner; 20-Andi Sullivan, 11-Ashley Meier (4-Katie Cousins, 67), 10-Rose Lavelle; 8-Darian Jenkins (13-McKenzie Meehan, 78), 16-Amber Munerlyn, 2-Makenzy Doniak
Substitutions Not Used: 6-Isabel Farrell, 7-Mandy Freeman 12-Zoey Goralski, 9-Summer Green, 24-Amber Stearns
Head coach: Michelle French

SWE: 1-Lousie Hogrell, 2-Alice Nilsson, 3-Alexandra Benediktsson, 20-Lina Gerhardsson, 6-Elin Bragnum; 8-Malin Diaz Pettersson (capt.) (19-Jessica Thorin,86), 10-Fanny Andersson (14-Anna Welin, 75), 7-Lina Hurtig, 18- Nina Jakobsson; 17- Mimmi Lofwenius (15-Marija Banusic, 56), 9-Pauline Hammarlund (16-Mimmi Larson, 73)
Substitutions Not Used:4-Elin Bergkvist, 5-Amanda Hallesjo, 11-Sofia Anker-Kofoed, 12-Maja Ohlsson, 13-Rebecka Persso, 21-Tove Enblom
Head Coach: Calle Barrling

Stats Summary: USA / SWE
Shots: 11 / 7
Shots on Goal: 5 / 3
Saves: 3/ 5
Corner Kicks: 5 / 4
Fouls: 5 / 2
Offside: 1 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Katie Naughton (caution) 19th Minute

Referee: Eliska Kramlova (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Stephanie Forde (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Berengere Perart (BEL)
Fourth Official: Pramila Olson (NOR)