PLABENNEC, France (June 10, 2014) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team defeated France 1-0 on a 29th-minute goal from forward Savannah Jordan in the first of two matches between the two teams that will compete at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup this coming August. The teams will meet again on June 13 in Plougastel, France.
U.S. head coach Michelle French brought 20 players to France and 16 saw action. The only goal of the game came just before the 30-minute mark as midfielder Rose Lavelle took a throw-in deep in the France defensive third. Her long throw flew across the face of the goal to Jordan, who collected, turned on a defender and finished a half-volley that dipped into the right side of the net. It was Jordan’s sixth international goal in eight U-20 caps.
The USA team defense then held a talented France side at bay for the rest of the match. U.S. goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland picked up the shutout, making four saves.
After this trip to Europe, the USA will have a final domestic training camp in July before heading north to the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup that will run from Aug. 5-24 in Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal and Toronto. Players born on or after Jan. 1, 1994, are age-eligible for the tournament.
The USA is in Group B at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup with Germany, Brazil and China PR while France is in Group D with Paraguay, New Zealand and Costa Rica. France won the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan, defeating Korea DPR in a penalty kick shootout in the final.
-U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team Match Report-
Match: U.S. U-20 WNT vs. France U-20 WNT
Date: June 10, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Stadium of Kervéguen; Plabennec, France
Weather: 60 degrees, cloudy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 0 1
FRA 0 0 0
USA: 12-Katelyn Rowland, 3-Cari Roccaro, 18-Katie Naughton, 10-Brittany Basinger (15-Laura Leidle, 66), 5-Stephanie Amack, 19-Andi Sullivan, 2-Rose Lavelle (8-Morgan Andrews, 75), 11- Summer Green (17-Mallory Pugh, 45), 13-Makenzy Doniak (16-McKenzie Meehan, 67), 25-Savannah Jordan (14–Rachel Hill, 83), 9-Margaret Purce
Subs not used: 1-Jane Campbell, 4-Carlyn Baldwin, 6-Lindsey Horan, 20-Kaleigh Riehl
Head Coach: Michelle French
FRA: 1-Solène Durand, 2-Charlene Gorce (3-Aurelie Gagnet, 73), 5-Griedge Mbock Bathy, 4- Aissatou Tounkara,17-Eve Perisset, 8-Margaux Bueno (6-Aminata Diallo, 56), 10-Sandie Toletti, 13-Fanny Hoarau (22-Alexandra Atamaniuk, 46), 20-Lindsey Thomas (15-Mylaine Tarrieu, 46), 11-Claire Lavogez, 9-Clarisse Le Bihan (21-Ouleymata Sarr, 46)
Subs not used: 17-Dina Jean Jean, 14-Mégane Catalano, 19-Marina Kerrache, 7-Faustine Robert
Head Coach: Giles Eyquem
Stats Summary: USA / FRA
Shots: 3 / 8
Shots on Goal: 3 / 4
Saves: 4 / 2
Corner Kicks: 4 / 4
Fouls: 11 / 10
Offside: 3 / 2