MOBILE, Ala. (April 28, 2007) – The U.S. Under-21 Women’s National Team fell in penalty kicks to the Canadian Olympic Development Team after playing to a 0-0 draw in the championship game of the 2007 Futbol Internacional Tournament.
The U.S. team had won both its previous games in the six-team tournament by 2-0 scores but could not find a way past Canadian goalkeepers Taryn Swiatek and Karina LeBlanc, who have 20 and 50 caps respectively for Canada’s senior side.
Canada’s Olympic Development Team featured a mixture of national team veterans and young prospects.
The U.S. team had more of the chances during the match, out-shooting Canada by a 13-3 margin, but failed to finish into open nets on at least one occasion in each half.
The match ended 0-0 after regulation time and went straight to penalty kicks. After Canada’s Amy Vermuelen converted her team’s first chance, U.S. defender Stephanie Logterman had her kick saved by LeBlanc, and that would eventually be the difference as each team then made all the rest of its kicks before Canada’s Paige Adams knocked in her team’s fifth chance to end the game.
The U.S. U-21s will come together again in late May for a trip to Germany, where they will play three top German women’s clubs. U.S. head coach Bill Irwin is preparing the U-21s for the annual Nordic Cup, which this year will be held in Finland from July 18-24. The USA won seven Nordic Cup titles in a row before falling last summer to Germany in the title game.
U.S. UNDER-21 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM GAME REPORT
Match-up: USA U-21 vs. Canada ODT
Competition: 2007 Futbol Internacional Championship
Venue: Baker HS Stadium – Mobile, Alabama
Date: April 28, 2007; Kickoff – 7:30 p.m. ET
Weather: Warm, humid – 80 degrees
1 2 F PK
USA 0 0 0 3
CAN ODT 0 0 0 5
USA: 18-Kelsey Davis; 16-Stephanie Logterman, 15-Rachel Buehler – Capt., 9-Kendall Fletcher, 2-Manya Makoski; 22-Sarah Huffman (13-Kara Kabellis, 83), 8-Amanda Poach, 17-Angie Woznuk; 7-Danesha Adams, 12-Kelsey Carpenter (6-Rachel Rapinoe, 71), 5-Kelley O’Hara (19-Kiki Bosio, 59).
Subs not used: 1-Cori Alexander, 4-Lisa Sari, 10-Nkechi Kanu, 11-Danielle Collins, 14-Natalie Capuano, 20-Marissa Abegg, 24-Joanna Haig, 25-Chioma Igwe, 26-Courtney Hooker, 29-Tiffany Weimer
Head coach: Bill Irwin
CAN ODT: 20-Taryn Swiatek (1-Karina LeBlanc, 46), 17-Eden Hingwing (12-Alexi Marton, 46), 4-Sasha Andrews, 2-Caroline Vanderpool, 5-Melissa Tancredi (16-Monica Lamfeist, 46), 8-Kaylyn Kyle, 6-Amy Apps (3-Taryne Boudreau, 46), 7-Paige Adams, 13-Jodi-Ann Robinson, 10-Amy Vermuelen, 14-Amber Allen.
Statistical Summary: USA/CAN ODT
Shots on Goal: 4/2
Corner Kicks: 5/1
CAN – Amy Vermuelen (caution) 33rd minute.
Referee: Sharon Wheeler (USA)
Canada - Result / USA - Result
Amy Vermuelen - Goal / Stephanie Logterman - Saved
Kaylyn Kyle - Goal / Angie Wonzuk - Goal
Taryne Boudreau - Goal / Amanda Poach - Goal
Jodi-Ann Robinson - Goal / Manya Makoski - Goal
Paige Adams - Goal / n/a
2007 Futbol Internacional Tournament Final Results
Date Match-Up Venue (Stadium)
April 22 Canada ODT 1, Mexico U-21 0 Birmingham, Ala. (Legion Field)
April 22 USA U-21 2, China U-21 0 Birmingham, Ala. (Legion Field)
April 24 USA U-21 2, T&T 0 Huntsville, Ala. (Alabama A&A Football Stadium)
April 24 Argentina 1, Canada ODT 1 Montgomery, Ala. (Montgomery YMCA Soccer Complex)
April 26 China U-21 2, T&T 0 Tuscaloosa, Ala. (U. of Alabama Soccer Stadium)
April 26 Mexico U-21 1, Argentina 1 Decatur, Ala. (Jack Allen Soccer Stadium)
April 28 Argentina 2, T&T 0 Mobile, Ala. (Baker HS Stadium)
Mexico 1, China 0 Mobile, Ala. (Baker HS Stadium)
USA 0, Canada ODT 0 (3-5 Pks) Mobile, Ala. (Baker HS Stadium)