U.S. U-19 WNT Qualifying 5/26-6/6
A stern reminder about an upcoming U.S. Soccer-related event, whether you plan to check it out live and in person, on the "telly" or that wacky world wide web.
U-19 WNT vs. Dominican Republic – Fri., May 28 – 7 p.m. ET
U-19 WNT vs. T&T – Sun., May 30 – 6 p.m. ET
U-19 WNT vs. Costa Rica – Tue., June 1 – 7 p.m. ET
[Live on PHILIPS MatchTracker]It’s time to make some more history for the U.S. Under-19 Women’s National Team.
Four of the very players that delivered that first U-19 title – goalkeeper and surfer girl Ashlyn Harris, defender Rachel Buehler, and forwards Kerri Hanks and Angie Woznuk – are primed and ready to lead the team back to Canada for the U-19 CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament, which will take place in Ottawa and Montreal from May 28-June 6.
While they’ll be expected to dominate their opening round opponents, they’ll still have to get by either Mexico or Canada in the semi’s to secure a spot in the U-19 World Championship set for Nov. 10-27, 2004, in Thailand.
Considering how Mexico surprised Canada at the full WNT level back in March, robbing them of a spot in the Olympics, it’s clear that nothing can be taken for granted against either of those regional rivals if they meet on June 4. The Final and Third Place Match are set for June 6, the day the U.S. Women take on Japan in Louisville (live on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. ET).
To follow the U-19s through qualifying, check out the competitions section of ussoccer.com.
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