U.S. U-20 WNT Falls to Germany 3-0 at 12-Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain
LA MANGA, Spain (March 9, 2013) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team fell to Germany 3-0 in its second match of the 12-Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain, as the Germans scored all three goals in the first half.
Germany opened the scoring just five minutes into the match after the U.S. gave the ball up in its own defensive third and Annabel Jager capitalized for the first of her two goals in the match.
Germany doubled the lead in the 35th minute as the Americans once again lost the ball in a dangerous area. Theresa Panfil dribbled deep into the penalty area and slipped a pass to Jager for the tap-in.
The third goal came in the final minute of the half after U.S. defender Mandy Freeman was called for a foul in the box and sent off for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity. Lina Magull converted the penalty for the final margin.
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 lost the first international match of her young career after going 10-0-5 for the U.S. U-17s.
The USA will face its counterpart from Sweden on March 11 to finish the friendly tournament.
The other countries at this competition are Iceland, the Netherlands, Scotland, England, Italy, France, Denmark and Wales.
Match: U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team vs. Germany
Date: March 9, 2013
Competition: Under-20 Twelve Nation Tournament
Venue: La Manga Club
Weather: 64 degrees, clear
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 0 0
GER 3 0 3
GER – Annabel Jager (Melanie Leupolz) 5th minute
GER – Annabel Jager (Theresa Panfil) 35
GER – Lina Magull (penalty kick) 45
USA: 1-Jane Campbell; 15-Cari Roccaro, 3-Morgan Andrews (14-Katie Naughton, 69), 7-Mandy Freeman, 12-Zoey Goralski (5-Hanna Gardner, 12); 20-Andi Sullivan, 4-Katie Cousins (6-Isabel Farrell, 42), 10-Rose Lavelle; 8-Darian Jenkins (13-McKenzie Meehan, 69), 16-Amber Munerlyn, 9-Summer Green (2-Makenzy Doniak, 60)
Substitutions Not Used: Ashley Meier, Morgan Stearns
Head coach: Michelle French
GER: 2- Merle Barth (19-Vivien Beil, 46), 3- Jacqueline Klasen (17-Wibke Meister, 46), 5-Liesa Seifert (14-Daria Streng, 46) , 6-Lina Magull, 7-Annabel Jager, 8-Sara Dabritz, 10-Melanie Leupolz (9-Fabienne Dongus, 68),11-Linda Dallmann (20-Sarah Schulte, 77), 12-Merle Frohms, 13- Marie Christin Becker, 18-Theresa Panfil (15-Manjou Wilde, 68)
Substitutions Not Used: 1-Meike Kamper, 4-SarahRohmert, 16-Sharon Beck
Head Coach: Maren Meinert
Stats Summary: USA / GER
Shots: 4 / 13
Shots on Goal: 2 / 8
Saves: 5 / 2
Corner Kicks: 5 / 3
Fouls: 7 / 17
Offside: 1 / 4
GER – Liesa Seifert (caution) 15th Minute
GER – Sara Dabritz (caution) 43
USA – Mandy Freeman (sent off) 45
Referee: Zusana Kovacoca (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Slavomira Miskova (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Ivana Leskova (SVK)
Fourth Official: Marte Soro (NOR)