LA MANGA, Spain (Feb. 11, 2012) – Forward Lindsey Horan scored her fourth goal of the tournament and the only goal of the game as the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team defeated rival Germany 1-0 in its second match at the Four Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain.
The USA was coming off a 10-0 romp over Switzerland on Feb. 9, but of course found the Germans a much stiffer test.
Horan, who scored three times against the Swiss, gave the USA a dramatic game-winner with just nine minutes left after defender Cari Roccaro hit a deep clearance up to Chi Ubogagu, who dribbled across the field to the left side. Ugogagu then cut the ball back to Horan in the middle of the 18-yard box and she finished into the center of the goal. Abby Smith got the shutout in goal for the USA.
The Americans will finish the tournament against Norway on Feb. 13.
U.S. head coach Steve Swanson is preparing his squad for CONCACAF Qualifying that will take place in Panama City, Panama, from March 1-11. That tournament will send three teams to the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan.
- U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team Match Report -
Match: U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team vs. Germany U-20 Women’s National Team
Date: Feb. 11, 2012
Competition: La Manga Four Nations Tournament
Venue: La Manga Club Field G, La Manga, Spain
Weather: Sunny, clear skies, 55 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 1 1
GER 0 0 0
USA – Lindsey Horan (Chi Ubogagu) 81st minute
USA: Abby Smith; Crystal Dunn, Cari Roccaro, Kassey Kallman, Mollie Pathman (capt.) (Stephanie Amack, 66), Sarah Killion, Julie Johnston (Sam Mewis, 46), Morgan Brian (Vanessa Di Bernardo, 46), Maya Hayes (Chi Ubogagu, 46), Katie Stengel (Micaela Capelle, 66), Lindsey Horan (Kealia Ohai, 87)
Subs Not Used: Bryane Heaberlin, Olivia Brannon, Mandy Laddish
Head Coach: Steve Swanson
GER: Laura Benkarth; Leonie Maier, Johanna Elsig, Luisa Wensing, Jennifer Cramer (Laura Vetterlein, 57), Ivana Rudelic (Nicole Roiser, 77), Kathrin Julia Hendrich, Isabella Schmid (Anja Maike Hegenauer, 46), Eunice Beckmann (Annika Doppler, 57), Ramona Petzelberger (capt.), Lena Lotzen
Subs Not Used: Anke Preuss, Kristin Demann, Marie Pyko, Sandra Wiegand
Head Coach: Maren Meinert
Stats Summary: USA / GER
Shots: 13 / 6
Shots on Goal: 6 / 6
Saves: 5 / 5
Corner Kicks: 6 / 4
Fouls: 3 / 6
Offside: 5 / 2