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U.S. U-17 WNT Set for Group B Match Against Guatemala at World Cup Qualifying


U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team vs. Guatemala
2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship
Montego Bay Sports Complex; Montego Bay, Jamaica
Nov. 2, 2013

U.S. U-17 WNT SET FOR SECOND GROUP B MATCH AT WORLD CUP QUALIFYING: After a dominating 8-0 victory against Trinidad & Tobago to open the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship, the USA will now have one day of rest before facing Guatemala on Saturday, Nov. 2 (7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. local). As Canada also scored eight goals in its 8-0 victory against Guatemala in the other Group B match, goal differential will now play a big factor in the group placement as the USA and Canada swap opponents for the second round of matches. The USA will finish Group B play against Canada on Monday, Nov. 4 (6 p.m. ET/6 p.m. local). All the matches are being played at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship
USA Group B Schedule

Date

Opponent

Result/Kickoff (ET)

Venue

Oct. 31

T&T

8-0 W

Montego Bay Sports Complex; Montego Bay, Jamaica

Nov. 2

Guatemala

7 p.m.

Montego Bay Sports Complex; Montego Bay, Jamaica

Nov. 4

Canada

6 p.m.

Montego Bay Sports Complex; Montego Bay, Jamaica

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TOURNAMENT FORMAT: The 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship – the fourth one to be contested – features eight nations divided into two groups of four teams. The top two finishers in each group will qualify for the semifinals, with the winners of those games earning berths to the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica. As CONCACAF member Costa Rica is hosting the World Cup, this region will get just two berths as opposed to the usual three when the World Cup is held outside of the CONCACAF region. Group A is comprised of host Jamaica, Mexico, Haiti and El Salvador.

GROUP B RECAP: The USA and Canada are firmly in control of this group and Trinidad & Tobago and Guatemala will now need a huge upset in their remaining games against the group leaders to have any chance to advance to the semifinals. Unfortunately for T&T and Guatemala, the USA and Canada will both be looking for goals to set themselves up in the best possible position heading into the final group game against each other. While the USA got goals from seven different players, Canada got two goals apiece from three different players in its 8-0 victory against Guatemala. It was the most goals ever scored by the Canadians in competition history, exceeding their previous mark by two. Canada went ahead in the ninth minute through Marie Mychele Metivier and Emily Borgmann doubled the score in the 26th minute. Five minutes before the break, Metivier completed her brace and Canada headed into the locker room with a 3-0 lead. Jessie Fleming got the fourth and in the 56th minute and two minutes later Marie Levasseur added another. As Guatemala fatigued, Canada struck for three additional goals in final 10 minutes as Nadya Gill scored on a nice chip and then scored against on a breakaway in the 85th minute. Two minutes later, Levasseur finalized the score line with her second goal.

Group B Standings

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

USA

1

1

0

0

8

0

+8

3

Canada

1

1

0

0

8

0

+8

3

Trinidad & Tobago

1

0

1

0

0

8

-8

0

Guatemala

1

0

1

0

0

8

-8

0

GROUP A RECAP: Group A produced one surprise result as Haiti pulled off a 1-1 draw against Mexico. A 64th-minute goal from Vanessa Flores on a header off of a corner kick salvaged the point for Mexico. While it was the first time that Mexico did not win its opener in three previous editions of the tournament, the game marked Haiti’s first-ever goal and point in four all-time games. Batcheba Louis gave the Caribbean runner-up a 43rd-minute lead with an impressively taken shot. Soveline Beaubrun delivered a long ball down the left that the 16-year-old was able to turn on in the box and cleverly loop over goalkeeper Emily Alvarado. With the Mexico-Haiti draw, host Jamaica took control of the group with a 2-0 victory against El Salvador in front of a large and raucous crowd. The Reggae Girlz got an early lead off of a third-minute goal from Asia Lee-Fatt. She also scored the second goal eight minutes after the break, knocking in a rebound off of a Khadija Shaw effort from 18 yards out that struck the right post. Jamaica is now unbeaten in four of its past five CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship outings and will look to improve on its form against Haiti on Saturday. El Salvador will hope to bounce back against Mexico, which needs a result to stay in contention for the World Cup.

Group A Standings

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

Jamaica

1

1

0

0

2

0

+2

3

Mexico

1

0

0

1

1

1

0

1

Haiti

1

0

0

1

1

1

0

1

El Salvador

1

0

1

0

0

2

-2

0

U.S. U-17 WNT CONCACAF Qualifying Roster by Position - Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): 18-Kat Hess (LA Premier; Newport Beach, Calif.), 1-Lauren Rood (Washington Timbers; Camas; Wash.)
DEFENDERS (7): 5-Gabriella Carreiro (FC Stars of Mass.; Upton, Mass.), 7-Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Spring, Md.), 6-Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), 10-Ellie Jean (Oakwood SC; Coventry, Conn.), 12-Tegan McGrady (MVLA SC; San Jose, Calif.), 9-Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), 13-Taylor Otto (CASL; Apex, N.C.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): 2-Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission, Kan.), 4-Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), 14-Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township, N.J.), 19-Anika Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), 25-Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colts Neck, N.J.)
FORWARDS (6): 3-Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), 8-Kelcie Hedge (Washington Premier; Post Falls, Idaho), 11-Civana Kuhlmann (Colorado Rush; Parker, Colo.), 17-Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), 15-Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select; Highland Park, Ill.), 22-Maddy Schultz (Northwest Nationals; Edmonds, Wash.)

2013 U.S. U-17 WNT Schedule and Results

Date

 Opponent

Result

USA Goals

Location

Jan. 29

 Germany U-17

1

 -

1

 T

Tillman

Carson, Calif.

Feb. 1

 Germany U-17

1

 -

1

 T

Stevens

Carson, Calif.

April 24

 Mexico U-17

3

 -

0

 W

Pugh, Tillman, Haley

San Jose, Costa Rica

April 26

 Costa Rica U-17

4

 -

0

 W

Bailey, Pugh, Haley (2)

San Jose, Costa Rica

April 28

 Japan U-17

1

 -

4

 L

Pugh

San Jose, Costa Rica

June 15

 Slammers U-18

5

 -

1

 W

Pugh (2), Tillman, Berkely, Westendorf

Chula Vista, Calif.

July 30

 Ohio Premier U-18

2

 -

2

 T

Hedge, Schultz

Columbus, Ohio

Aug. 25

 England U-17

6

-

0

W

Pugh (2), Racioppi, Xiao, Bailey, Tagliaferri

Hinckley, England

Aug. 28

 England U-17

5

 -

0

W

Hedge, Haley, Pugh, Xiao, Rodriguez

Burton upon Trent, England

Oct. 18

 U.S. U-18 WNT

1

 -

1

T

Bailey

Lakeland Ranch, Fla.

Oct. 31

 Trinidad & Tobago

8

 -

0

W

Pugh (2), Rodriguez, Canales, Haley, Kuhlmann, Morse, Jacobs

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Nov. 2

 Guatemala

Nov. 4

 Canada

U.S. ROSTER NOTES:

  • Right back Ellie Jean captained the USA against T&T.
  • Seven different players scored in the USA’s 8-0 victory with only Mallory Pugh scoring twice.
  • With the eight goals, the USA surpassed 100 goals scored in four editions of this tournament in just 16 games. The USA has now scored 101 goals while allowing just two.
  • Zoe Morse scored the USA’s 100th goal in CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship history, on a header in the 82nd minute.
  • Against T&T, 14-year-old Civana Kuhlmann scored her first international goal in her first U-17 cap. She is the youngest player to score for the USA at the U-17 level.
  • Center backs Morse and Natalie Jacobs also scored their first international goals, both off headers from Tegan McGrady corner kicks.
  • Five players had assists against T&T, led by Madison Haley who had three to go with her one goal.
  • This is the first major international tournament for this group of U-17 players.
  • Twelve of the 20 players on the roster were born in 1997, the age cut-off for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. U.S. head coach B.J. Snow also named six 1998s and two 1999s in forwards Kuhlmann and Frankie Tagliaferri, who both were only a few months old when the USA won the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Both 14-year-olds are age-eligible for the U.S. U-15 Girls’ National Team.
  • The U.S. roster is made up of 11 players who are 16 years old, seven players who are 15 and two 14-year-olds.
  • Sixteen of the 20 players on the roster came through the U.S. Under-14 Identification Camp and Developmental Program.
  • Mallory Pugh is the USA’s leading scorer in this U-17 cycle with eight goals overall and eight international scores in just six caps. Haley has five goals in six caps.
  • The players on the roster hail from 13 states and 19 different youth clubs. California features five players while Colorado, New Jersey and Washington each have two.

USA VS. GUATEMALA SERIES :

  • The U.S. U-17s have never played Guatemala in CONCACAF U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifying.
  • The qualifying tournament was held in Guatemala in 2012, but the USA was not in Guatemala’s group.

BY THE NUMBERS:

  • 0: Games in which the USA has been shut out this year
  • 2: NCAA titles won by U.S. head coach B.J. Snow as a player at Indiana
  • 3.63: Goals per game by the U.S. U-17 WNT in international matches this year
  • 6: Goals allowed in international matches by the U.S. U-17s this year, four to Japan
  • 8: Players from the Western Region on the USA’s qualifying roster
  • 15: Games won all-time by the U.S. U-17s in CONCACAF qualifying. The USA is 15-0-1 all-time in this tournament
  • 29: Goals scored by the U.S. U-17 WNT in international matches this year
  • 35: Number of U.S. U-17 players to see action in an international match this year
  • 101: Goals scored by the U.S. U-17s in CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying. The USA has out-scored opponents 101-2 over 16 matches, an average of 6.31 goals per game
  • 548: Minutes played by Tegan McGrady this year in international competition, the most on the team

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B.J. SNOW FACT FILE: Head coach B.J. Snow is in his first cycle heading up the U.S. U-17 WNT program and on Jan. 25 of this year, he became the first coach to hold this position on a full-time basis. Below are some of his accomplishments as a player and coach.

  • Snow previously served as an assistant with the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team for the 2010 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Germany. He has also worked with U.S. Soccer as a clinician at a number of coaching seminars.
  • Snow came to U.S. Soccer from UCLA, where he was the head women’s soccer coach for two seasons in 2011 and 2012. Snow became the fourth head coach in UCLA history when he took over for longtime head coach Jillian Ellis, who left UCLA to accept the job with U.S. Soccer as the Women’s Development Director.
  • Snow led UCLA to a 16-1-4 overall record in his first season as head coach in 2011, helping the Bruins reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament. UCLA also compiled an 8-1-2 record in league play for a second-place finish in the extremely competitive Pac-12 Conference.
  • In his second year with the Bruins, the squad finished 18-3-2 and lost in the NCAA Quarterfinals by a 2-1 score to Stanford.
  • Snow arrived at UCLA as a volunteer assistant coach in 2006 and quickly rose through the coaching ranks, going from volunteer assistant to full-time coach in the span of just one year. He was promoted to assistant head coach in 2009. During his time at UCLA, the Bruins compiled a record of 131-22-13, reaching the NCAA College Cup from 2006-09. UCLA also won three consecutive Pac-10 titles from 2006-08.
  • Snow arrived at UCLA after spending four years as the head men's coach at his former high school, Portage Central in Kalamazoo, Mich. During his tenure at PCHS, he led the Mustangs to three Southern Michigan Athletic Conference (SMAC) titles, including three district championships. In addition, Portage Central set the school record for wins in both 2004 (19) and 2005 (20). He also coached NSCAA National High School Player of the Year Eric Alexander, who went to Indiana. Snow was also an assistant with the girls’ team at PCHS.
  • Snow was an excellent college player who was a four-year starter on defense for Indiana from 1996-99. Snow helped the Hoosiers capture four-straight Big Ten titles, including back-to-back national championships in 1998 and 1999. Indiana's record during his time in Bloomington was 81-8-3.
  • Snow is married to former U.S. Women's National player and two-time Olympic gold medalist Lindsay Tarpley. The two welcomed their first child, a son, in July of 2012.

IN FOCUS: GUATEMALA
Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala
Founded: 1919 (Joined FIFA in 1946)
Head Coach: Benjamin Monterroso

GUATEMALA ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS (2): 12-Natalie Schaps, 1-Angie Hidalgo
DEFENDERS (6): 3-Sara Fetzer, 2-Isabella Garcìa Salas, 4-Pamela Monterroso, 13-Lesli Ester Cal Gamarro, 14-Marìa Barillas, 16 -Kellin Mayèn
MIDFIELDERS (5): 6-Jennifer Barrios, 5-Alison Garcìa, 17-Marìa Contreras, 20-Beberly Montufar, 15-Cindy Granda
FORWARDS (7): 7-Kelsie Castellanos, 8-Laurent Markwith, 11-Andrea Rabanales, 19-Anika Schaps Calderòn, 18-Hercilia Cabrera, 10-Aisha Solòrzano, 9-Madelyn Ventura

THEY’RE IN: Seven countries have qualified for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup so far. The three South American qualifiers are Venezuela, Colombia and Paraguay, which join host Costa Rica. The three Asian teams to make it are China PR, 2012 U-17 Women’s World Cup champion Korea DPR and Japan. Brazil and 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup champion South Korea failed to qualify.

LAST TIME:
On the field for the USA:
Oct. 31, 2013 – Montego Bay Sports Complex – Montego Bay, Jamaica

USA  8  Pugh 32, 81; Rodriguez 38; Canales 42; Haley 52, Kuhlman 76; Morse 82; Jacobs 88
T&T  0

Lineups:
USA: 1-Lauren Rood; 10-Ellie Jean (capt.), 9-Zoe Morse, 6-Natalie Jacobs, 12-Tegan McGrady; 2-Dorian Bailey, 4-Marley Canales, 17-Mallory Pugh (25-Frankie Tagliaferri, 83); 14-Taylor Racioppi (22-Maddy Schultz, 61), 3-Madison Haley, 19-Anika Rodriguez (11-Civana Kuhlmann, 73)
Substitutions Not Used: 5-Gabriella Carreiro, 7-Mia Gyau, 8-Kelcie Hedge, 13-Taylor Otto, 15-Zoe Redei, 18-Kat Hess
Head coach: B.J. Snow

TRI: 21-Nicolette Craig; 2-Tamara Johnson, 3-Renee Mike, 4-Natisha John (19-Chelcy Ralph, 62), 5-Amaya Ellis, 7-Dennecia Prince, 8-Summer Arjoon, 9-Zoe Swift (capt.) (10-Jahra Thomas, 90+3), 11-Eden Charles, 14-Chevonne John, 15-Corel Carmichael (17-Maya Matouk, 80)
Substitutions Not Used: 1-Rebecca Almandoz, 6-Abishai Guy, 12-Khaline Jacob, 13-Chelsea Frederick, 16-Kelsey Henry, 18-Jasandra Joseph
Head coach: Marlon Charles

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