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U.S. U-17 WNT, Canada Meet in CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Title Game


U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Canada
2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship
Estadio Cementos Progreso; Guatemala City, Guatemala
May 12, 2012

U.S. U-17 WNT MEETS CANADA FOR TITLE ON SATURDAY: The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team took care of business on Thursday with a 7-0 victory against Panama in the semifinal match of the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship that clinched a spot in the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan. Now, the U.S. team wants to accomplish its next goal when it faces Canada in the tournament’s title match at 6:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 12. Canada edged Mexico 1-0 in the other semifinal. Canada and the U.S. will represent the CONCACAF region in Azerbaijan with Saturday’s third-place game winner – Mexico or Panama – also qualifying. All the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship matches are being played on an artificial surface at Estadio Cementos Progreso. The final and the third-place match will be broadcast live on CONCACAF.com. Fans can also follow the U.S. U-17 championship match on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt. For a full tournament schedule and results, visit the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship tournament page on ussoccer.com.

GREEN’S HAT TRICK PROPELS U.S U-17S TO WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: At the center of the U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team’s domination of Panama in the semifinals of the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship was forward Summer Green. She tallied her third hat trick of the tournament – the first U.S. player ever to record three hat tricks in one tournament – and broke the previous CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship record of nine goals set by the USA’s Lindsey Horan at the 2010 qualifying tournament in Costa Rica. Green has 12 goals in the competition – the most scored by a U.S. player in a single tournament at any level. She had five goals against the Bahamas, one against Trinidad & Tobago and three goals against Mexico in Group B play.

2012 U.S. U-17 WNT CONCACAF Championship Schedule and Results

Date

Opponent

Result/Time (ET)

U.S. Goalscorers/TV

Venue

May 3

Bahamas

10-0 W

Purce (3), Green (5), Sullivan, Payne

Estadio Cementos Progreso; Guatemala City, Guatemala

May 5

Trinidad & Tobago

5-0 W

Bruder, Sullivan, Robinson, Green, Boyles

Estadio Cementos Progreso; Guatemala City, Guatemala

May 7

Mexico

3-0 W

Green (3)

Estadio Cementos Progreso; Guatemala City, Guatemala

May 10

Panama (semifinals)

7-0 W

Payne, Green (3), Andrews, Jenkins, Bruder

Estadio Cementos Progreso; Guatemala City, Guatemala

May 12

Canada (finals)

6:30 p.m. ET

CONCACAF.com

Estadio Cementos Progreso; Guatemala City, Guatemala

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION – Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Jane Campbell (Concorde Fire South; Kennesaw, Ga.), 18-Cassie Miller (Sereno FC; Cave Creek, Ariz.)
DEFENDERS (6): 3-Brittany Basinger (FC Virginia; Purcellville, Va.), 5-Maddie Bauer (Slammers FC; Newport Beach, Calif.), 16-Mandy Freeman (Lady Renegades SC; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), 6-Gabbi Miranda (Colorado Rush; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), 2-Lizzy Raben (Colorado Rush; Greenwood, Colo.), 20-Morgan Reid (Chelsea Ladies; Cary, N.C.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): 10-Morgan Andrews (FC Stars of Mass.; Milford, N.H.), 12-Joanna Boyles (Chelsea Ladies; Raleigh, N.C), 14-Lauren Kaskie (Heat FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), 17-Sarah Robinson (MVLA Lightning; Los Altos, Calif.), 11-Morgan Stanton (Colorado Rush; Lakewood, Colo.)
FORWARDS (7): 9-Emily Bruder (Utah Avalanche; Sandy, Utah), 8-Summer Green (Michigan Hawks; Milford, Mich.), 13-Darian Jenkins (Sparta SC; Riverton, Utah), 4-Amber Munerlyn (So Cal Blues; Corona, Calif.), 19-Toni Payne (Concorde Fire; Birmingham, Ala.), 15-Margaret Purce (Freestate Soccer; Olney, Md.), 7-Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.)

ON USSOCCER.COM
Article: The Green Machine
Article: She’s No Plain Jane
Article: Maddie ‘Mad Dog’ Bauer’ Leads U-17 Defense
Article: Downhill Forward
Article: 11 Questions with Midge Purce
Article: U-17 WNT Defeats Panama 7-0 to Qualify for 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup
Article: U-17 WNT Defeats Mexico, Wins Group B at CONCACAF Women’s Championship
Article: U-17 WNT Beats Trinidad, Advances to Semifinals of CONCACAF Women’s Championship
Article: U-17 WNT Opens WCQ with Convincing Win Against Bahamas
Podcast: U-17 WNT Head Coach Albertin Montoya on World Cup Qualifying
Post-Match Quote Sheet: U-17 WNT 3, Mexico 0
Post-Match Quote Sheet: U-17 WNT 5, Trinidad & Tobago 0
Post-Match Quote Sheet: U-17 WNT 10, Bahamas 0
Studio 90: U.S. U-17s Arrive in Guatemala City
The YNT Blog: Meet the Top Top Girl
The YNT Blog: Hello Azerbaijan!
The YNT Blog: An Afternoon at the Mall
The YNT Blog: What’s on Gabbi’s Backpack?
The YNT Blog: Before the Game…
The YNT Blog: Cassie Loves Cows
The YNT Blog: Morgan to the Third Power
Video: U-17 WNT vs. Panama Reaction, May 10
Video: U-17 WNT vs. Panama Highlights, May 10
Video: U-17 WNT vs. Mexico Highlights, May 7
Video: U-17 WNT vs. Trinidad & Tobago Highlights, May 5
Video: U-17 WNT vs. Trinidad & Tobago Reaction, May 5
Video: U-17 WNT vs. Bahamas Highlights, May 3
Video: U-17 WNT vs. Bahamas Reaction, May 3
Video: Gabbi Miranda – The USA’s Mockingjay
Video: Piñata Party at Practice

U.S. ROSTER NOTES

  • Nine different U.S. players have scored the 25 goals for the U.S. team in this tournament: Summer Green (12), Margaret Purce (3), Andi Sullivan (2), Emily Bruder (2), Toni Payne (2), Morgan Andrews, Joanna Boyles, Darian Jenkins and Sarah Robinson.
  • Thirteen different players have assists: Green (3), Robinson (3), Andrews (2), Gabbi Miranda (2), Payne (2), Maddie Bauer, Boyles, Bruder, Jane Campbell, Jenkins, Purce, Morgan Stanton and Sullivan.
  • The USA has out-shot its opponents 121-12 over the four games.
  • The U.S. offense had its only scoreless half of the tournament during the team’s 3-0 win against Mexico to win Group B on Monday as neither team could find the net during the final 45 minutes. The U.S. U-17s have scored a combined 13 second-half goals in the other three games.
  • U-17 goalkeeper Campbell has made six saves for four shutout victories in the tournament. Opposing goalkeepers have combined for 35 saves against the USA’s sturdy offense, but have let in 25 goals.
  • Nineteen of the USA’s 20 players have seen action so far in the tournament with only backup goalkeeper Cassie Miller yet to see the field.

USA VS. CANADA SERIES

  • The U.S. and Canada have met one time in this tournament at the U-17 level and that came two years ago during the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in Costa Rica. With only two berths available to the U-17 Women’s World Cup in Trinidad & Tobago, the USA and Canada met in one semifinal. The Americans controlled the match, but could not break down a feisty and committed Canadian defense over 120 minutes. The match went to penalty kicks and the USA fell 5-4, becoming the first U.S. Women’s team ever to miss out on a FIFA Women’s world Cup.

BY THE NUMBERS
1: Goal allowed by the U.S. U-17 WNT in 13 matches this year
1: Game in which the USA has been shut out this year (0-0 draw with China U-20 WNT)
3: Assists by Summer Green and Sarah Robinson to lead the U.S. U-17 WNT in World Cup Qualifying
3.14: Goals per game by the U.S. U-17 WNT this year
7: Number of teams, out of 13, that the U.S. U-17 WNT has played this year that were made up of players in an older age group; the USA is 5-0-2 in those games
12: Goals by Summer Green in World Cup Qualifying matches (eclipsing Lindsey Horan’s 2010 WCQ mark)
13: Goals by Summer Green to lead the team in 2012
25: Goals scored by the U.S. U-17 WNT in four World Cup Qualifying matches
25: Number of U.S. U-17 players to see action in a game this year
40: Goals scored by the U.S. U-17 WNT this year
870: Minutes played by Maddie Bauer this year in international competition, the most on the team

IN FOCUS: CANADA
Canadian Soccer Association
Founded: 1912 (Joined FIFA in 1912)
Head Coach: Bryan Rosenfeld

CANADA ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Kailen Sheridan, 18-Taylor Bucklin
DEFENDERS (8): 2-Lindsay Agnew, 3-Madeline Iozzi, 12-Kadeisha Buchanan, 14-Rebecca Pongetti, 15-Victoria Pickett, 16-Carley Radomski, 19-Nicole Loncar, 20-Larisa Staub
MIDFIELDERS (4): 5-Rebecca Quinn, 6-Sabrina Santarossa, 7-Ashley Lawrence, 8-Jasmin Dhanda
FORWARDS (6): 4-Summer Clarke, 9-Amandine Pierre-Louis, 10-Valerie Sanderson, 11-Nichelle Prince, 13-Elissa Neff, 17-Kajal Parmar

CANADA ROSTER NOTES

  • Canada won Group A with three victories while scoring 15 goals and allowing just one. Canada won its Group A opener against Panama 6-0 and followed that up with a 4-0 victory against Jamaica and a 6-1 victory against Guatemala to earn a berth to the semifinal.
  • Canada defeated Mexico 1-0 in the semifinal to earn a berth to the U-17 Women’s World Cup as Valerie Sanderson scored the game’s lone goal in the 13th minute.
  • Canada advanced to the finals as an automatic North American qualifier.
  • This is the third appearance for Canada in the CONCACAF U-17 finals (2008: third place; 2010: first place, defeated Mexico 1-0 in final).
  • Canada’s all-time record in CONCACAF U-17 finals is 11-2-1 (36 GF, 10 GA).
  • Team captain Ashley Lawrence, at 15 years old, played for Canada at the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Trinidad & Tobago.

LAST TIME
On the field for the USA:
May 10, 2012 – Estadio Cementos Progreso – Guatemala City, Guatemala
2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship – Semifinal

USA   7   Payne 9; Green 17, 31, 36; Andrews 50; Jenkins 54; Bruder 77
PAN   0

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jane Campbell; 3-Brittany Basinger, 5-Maddie Bauer, 16-Mandy Freeman, 6-Gabbi Miranda (2-Lizzy Raben, 78); 10-Morgan Andrews (capt.) (12-Joanna Boyles, 66), 19-Toni Payne, 11-Morgan Stanton, 13-Darian Jenkins, 8-Summer Green (7-Andi Sullivan, 59), 9-Emily Bruder
Subs Not Used: 4-Amber Munerlyn, 15-Margaret Purce, 18-Cassie Miller, 20-Morgan Reid
Not Available: 14-Lauren Kaskie, 17-Sarah Robinson
Head Coach: Albertin Montoya

PAN: 1-Karen Chavarria, 2-Yerenis De Leon, 3-Yomira Sanford, 4-Astrid Diaz (18-Katherine Gonzalez, 46), 6-Laurie Batista (capt.), 8-Yanis Sanjur, 9-Karla Riley, 10-Marta Cox, 11-Kenia Rangel (14-Schiandra Gonzalez, 56), 16-Astrid Gonzalez, 20-Yassiel Franco (15-Genesis Samuels, 62)
Subs Not Used: 5-Katherine Castillo, 12-Joselyn Quintero 13-Karla De La Rosa, 17-Meiby Saavedra
Not Available: 7-Yaniska Garcia, 19-Nicole Medianero
Head Coach: Luis Alberto Tejada

On the field for Canada:
May 10, 2012 – Estadio Cementos Progreso – Guatemala City, Guatemala
2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship – Semifinal

Canada   1   Valerie Sanderson 13
Mexico    0

Lineups:
CAN: 1-Kailen Sheridan; 12-Kadeisha Buchanan, 2-Lindsay Agnew, 3-Madeline Iozzi, 19-Nicole Loncar, 14-Rebecca Pongetti, 7-Ashley Lawrence, 5-Rebecca Quinn, 4-Summer Clarke (15-Victoria Pickett, 88), 9-Amandine Pierre-Louis (11-Nichelle Prince, 76), 10-Valerie Sanderson (8-Jasmin Dhanda, 67)
Head Coach: Bryan Rosenfeld

MEX: 1-Gabriela Paz, 4-Greta Espinoza, 2-Jaquelina Rodriguez (15-Natalie Rivas, 73), 5-Paulina Solis, 3-Jessica Valadez, 6-Michelle Gonzalez (10-Jenny Chiu, 76), 8-Karla Nieto, 20-Cynthia Pineda, 7-Taylor Alvarado, 11-Hallie Hernandez (16-Mariana Cadena, 67), 9-Luz Duarte
Head Coach: Leonardo Cuellar

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