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U.S. U-17 WNT Open Cycle with 3-1 Victory against Germany

SUNRISE, Fla. (Jan. 31, 2011) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team opened its new cycle with a 3-1 victory over the German U-17s as forward Amber Munerlyn scored twice and Summer Green tallied once. The U-17s are beginning the long road to the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup which will be held in Azerbaijan. 

The U.S. U-17s, all born in 1995, opened the scoring through Munerlyn in the 29th minute as she finished into the upper right corner from the left side of the penalty area off a pass from Joanna Boyles.

The USA doubled its lead in the 50th minute as Green stripped German captain Wibke Meister and dribbled in on a break, slotting home from just inside the left corner of the penalty box into the lower right corner of the goal.

The young Americans put the game away 10 minutes later as Munerlyn completed her brace with a hard finish off an end line cross from Green. The Germans pulled a goal back in the 82nd minute through Fabienne Dongus, but the match was well in hand by then.

U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Match Report

M atch: U.S. U-17 WNT vs. Germany U-17 WNT
Date: Jan. 31, 2011
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: KICS INT – Sunrise, Fla.
Kickoff: 4 p.m. ET
Weather: Sunny  - 76 degrees

Scoring Summary:            1              2              F
USA                                   1              2              3
GER                                   0              1              1 

USA – Amber Munerlyn (Joanna Boyles)                      29th minute
USA – Summer Green                                                50
USA – Amber Munerlyn (Summer Green)                     60
GER – Fabienne Dongus                                             82

USA: Jane Campbell; Maddie Baur, Morgan Andrews, Miranda Freeman (Jenna Romano, 67), Zoey Goralski; Joanna Boyles (capt.), Gabrielle Miranda (Lindsey Lane, 46), Andi Sullivan (Allison Stuckey, 53); Kayla Mills (Imani Dorsey, 73), Elizabeth Keester (Summer Green, 45), Amber Munerlyn (Rebecca Schoales, 62)
Subs not used: Elizabeth Boon, Jenny Chiu, Lauren Kaskie, Carissa Miller, Micaela Powers, Lydia Simmons, Zoe Swift
Head Coach: Jill Ellis

GER: Teresa Straub; Dana Gerhadt (Lena Schulte, 46), Laura Leluschko, Katharina Mey (Tamar Dongus, 67), Wibke Meister (capt.); Lena Luckel, Vivien Beil (Fabienne Dongus, 56), Jennifer Schlee (Selina Hunerfauth, 56); Nicole Michelle Valdarrama Angarita (Daria Streng, 46), Venus El-Kassem, Manjou Wilde (Lena Petermann, 56)
Subs not used: Abt Friederike, Liesa Seifert, Larissa Gordel, Daria Streng
Head Coach: Elfie Wutke

Stats Summary: USA / GER
Shots: 15 / 7
Shots on Goal: 5 / 2
Saves: 1 / 2
Corner Kicks: 4 / 3
Fouls: 8 / 6
Offside: 2 / 2

Misconduct Summary:

Referee: Mark Cahen
Assistant 1: Lance Vanttaitsma
Assistant 2: Paul Berg III
4th Official: Ingrid Bery