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U.S. U-20 WNT Heads to Quaterfinal to Face Korea DPR

U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team vs. Korea DPR
2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup
National Stadium; Toronto, Canada
Aug. 16, 2014 

U.S. U-20 WNT HEADS TO QUARTERFINAL TO FACE KOREA DPR: After a dominating 3-0 victory against China PR to finish Group B play, the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and earned a game against Group A winner Korea DPR. The USA will get to play on natural grass at National Stadium in Toronto with the Aug. 16 knockout match kicking off at 5 p.m. ET (ESPNU and WatchESPN). The U.S. has won two matches in a row after starting group play with a 2-0 loss to Germany. The USA responded with a 1-0 victory against Brazil, and finished second in Group B with six points behind Germany which went 2-0-1 (7 points). Germany, which scored five goals in each of its other two group games, will face Group A runner-up Canada on Aug. 16 in Edmonton. Fans can also follow all the matches of the U.S. U-20s on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt. For full coverage, visit the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup tournament page on


Aug. 16

  • Korea DPR vs. USA; National Stadium; Toronto
  • Germany vs. Canada; Commonwealth Stadium; Edmonton

Aug. 17

  • Nigeria vs. New Zealand; Moncton Stadium; Moncton
  • France vs. Korea Republic; Olympic Stadium; Montreal

Aug. 20

  • Korea DPR/USA winner vs. Nigeria/New Zealand winner; Moncton Stadium; Moncton
  • Germany/Canada winner vs. France/Korea Republic winner; Olympic Stadium; Montreal

Third-Place Match
Aug. 24

  • Semifinal losers; Olympic Stadium; Montreal

Aug. 24

  • Semifinal winners; Olympic Stadium; Montreal




Time (ET)

TV/U.S. Goal Scorers


Aug. 5


0-2 L


Commonwealth Stadium; Edmonton, Canada

Aug. 8


1-0 W


Commonwealth Stadium; Edmonton, Canada

Aug. 12

China PR

3-0 W

Horan (2), Lavelle

Moncton Stadium; Moncton, Canada

Aug. 16

Korea DPR

5 p.m.


National Stadium; Toronto, Canada

Group B Final Standings



























China PR


















Group B Results

Tuesday, Aug. 5
USA 0, Germany 2
China PR 1, Brazil 1

Friday, Aug. 8
Germany 5, China PR 5
USA 1, Brazil 0 

Tuesday, Aug. 12
USA 3, China PR 0
Germany 5, Brazil 1 

TURF TIME:  For the first time, three of the four stadiums for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup are featuring artificial surfaces. This is the third FIFA youth women’s tournament to have games on artificial turf. The 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica and the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan also had matches on turf. Three of the four stadiums – Edmonton, Moncton and Montréal, where the final will be played – will also be used for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The USA will get to play its first game on natural grass during the quarterfinal at the National Soccer Stadium in Toronto.

CONSISTENT U.S. PRESENCE: The USA has competed in all six previous Women’s World Cups held for this age group, winning the inaugural tournament in 2002 in Canada when it was a U-19 event, finishing third in 2004 in Thailand, finishing fourth in 2006 in Russia when it moved to U-20s, winning in 2008 in Chile on the strength of goal scoring from current Olympic gold medalists Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux, and finished fifth in 2010 in Germany. The USA returned to the top of the podium in 2012, winning the tournament in Japan on a goal from Kealia Ohai in the championship game. The U-19 tournaments featured 12 teams while the past four events – including Canada – featured 16.


GOALKEEPERS (3): 18-Jane Campbell (Stanford; Kennesaw, Ga.), 21-Rose Chandler (Penn State; Atlanta, Ga.), 1-Katelyn Rowland (UCLA; Vacaville, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6): 16-Stephanie Amack (Stanford; Pleasanton, Calif.), 4-Brittany Basinger (Penn State; Purcellville, Va.), 2-Christina Gibbons (Duke; Raleigh, N.C.), 20-Katie Naughton (Notre Dame; Elk Grove Village, Ill.), 19-Kaleigh Riehl (BRYC; Fairfax Station, Va.), 3-Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame; East Islip, N.Y.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 13-Carlyn Baldwin (Tennessee; Oakton, Va.), 14-Nickolette Driesse (Florida State: Wayne, N.J.), 5-Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio), 12-Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), 6-Taylor Racioppi (PDA; Ocean Township, N.J.), 17-Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.)
FORWARDS (6): 9-Makenzy Doniak (Virginia; Chino Hills, Calif.), 8-Summer Green (North Carolina; Milford, Mich.), 11-Rachel Hill (Connecticut; Rollinsford, N.H.), 10-Lindsey Horan (Paris Saint-Germain; Golden, Colo.), 7-Savannah Jordan (Florida; Fayetteville, Ga.), 15-Margaret Purce (Harvard; Silver Spring, Md.) 




  • Six players have played every minute of all three games so far in the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: goalkeeper Katlyn Rowland; defenders Stephanie Amack, Cari Roccaro and Katie Naughton; midfielder Rose Lavelle and forward Lindsey Horan.
  • Horan has three of the USA’s goals while Lavelle has the other one.
  • Horan, Makenzy Doniak and Summer Green each have assists.
  • The USA has no suspensions heading into the quarterfinal, but two players are carrying yellow cards. Lavelle received a caution in the first half against Germany and Horan received one against Brazil for an accidental elbow to the nose of a Brazil player in the first half. Another yellow card in the quarterfinal stage would result in a suspension from the semifinal, should the USA win. Cards are erased after the quarterfinal round.
  • For the third match in a row, U.S. head coach Michelle French used all three subs against China PR. The USA had a 2-0 lead at halftime when French sent on Margaret “Midge” Purce for Savannah Jordan. The USA was up 3-0 when Carlyn Baldwin made her second appearance of the tournament, replacing Andi Sullivan. Green made her third appearance as a sub, coming on in the 69th minute for Doniak.
  • Against China PR, French made just one change from the lineup against Brazil as Jordan returned to the lineup and Purce started on the bench.
  • Against Brazil, French was forced to make a 37th-minute change due to an injury to Mallory Pugh, sending on Taylor Racioppi. In the second half, Green replaced Doniak in the 66th minute and Rachel Hill went on for Purce in the 82nd minute.
  • The USA scored seconds after Hill came into the match as Racioppi won a header in midfield and the ball eventually was dug out of the right corner by Green, who out-dueled two Brazil defenders, turned the corner and set up Horan’s goal with a perfect pass into the box.
  • Against Germany, Doniak replaced Jordan at halftime, Baldwin replaced Sullivan in the 74th minute and Green came on for Purce in the 76th minute. Green hit the left post in stoppage time.
  • French made two changes to the starting lineup from the Germany to the Brazil game as Doniak replaced Jordan up top and Christina Gibbons replaced Brittany Basinger at left back.
  • The match against Brazil marked the first caps at the U-20 level for Gibbons and Taylor and the first international cap at any level for Gibbons. Taylor earned 14 caps and scored two goals at the U-17 level.
  • Brazil out-shot the USA 14-13 and had eight shots on goal to the USA’s six, but the U.S. created a few more dangerous chances and only one of Brazil’s shots came inside the penalty area. The USA had seven corner kicks to Brazil’s four.
  • The USA out-shot Germany 21-18 and fired 16 shots on goal. At the 2012 U-20 WWC, the USA took 18 shots on goal over the entire three games of the first round. The most shots on goal the USA had in a game in 2012 was nine.
  • The USA out-shot China PR 20-5 and put 13 shots on goal to China’s two.
  • The official attendance for the USA-Germany match, which was a doubleheader with the other Group B match between China PR and Brazil, was 10,101. For the USA-Brazil match, the announced attendance was 10,025. For the USA-China PR match, the attendance was 4,708.


  • The age cut-off date for this Women’s World Cup is Jan. 1, 1994. Eight of the 21 players selected by French were born in 1994, eight were born in 1995, three were born in 1996, one in 1997 and one in 1998, meaning five players on the 2014 roster will be age-eligible for the 2016 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup.
  • Mallory Pugh, who is the youngest player on the roster and was born in 1998, could play in three consecutive U-20 Women’s World Cups. She will not turn 17 until April of next year.
  • French selected one rising high school junior (Pugh), two rising high school seniors (Taylor Racioppi and Kaleigh Riehl), three graduating high school seniors (Andi Sullivan, Carlyn Baldwin and Rose Chandler) who will be freshmen in college this fall, 10 rising college sophomores, four rising juniors and one rising senior in Katelyn Rowland.
  • Thirteen different colleges are represented on the roster, led by Stanford with three players. Penn State and Notre Dame each have two players.
  • Seventeen different youth clubs are represented on the roster.
  • Twelve different states are represented, led by Virginia with four players and California and Georgia with three players each. New Jersey and Colorado each have two players.
  • Eleven different players have scored for the USA in international matches this year, nine of whom made the World Cup roster. Lindsey Horan leads the team with nine international goals this year and is the top scorer in this cycle with 22 career U-20 goals.
  • Two players on the U.S. roster were a part of the USA’s 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup team in Japan: defender Cari Roccaro (5 games/4 starts, 422 minutes) and defender Stephanie Amack (DNP).  Roccaro played the final 30 minutes in the group match against Germany and all 90 minutes in the final.
  • Five players on this year’s U-20 roster played for the USA in the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan: defender Brittany Basinger (3/3, 270, 1 assist), forward Summer Green (3/3, 261, 2 goals), forward Margaret Purce (1/1, 62), midfielder Andi Sullivan (3/3, 261) and goalkeeper Jane Campbell (3/3, 225).
  • The USA was forced to make a change to its World Cup roster after it was named on July 17 as Rachel Hill replaced McKenzie Meehan due to injury. Meehan was the USA’s leading scorer at the qualifying tournament with six goals.

DPR Korea Football Association
Founded: 1945 (Joined FIFA in 1958)
Head Coach: Hwang Yong Bong  
Best FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Finishes: First Place (2006), Runner-Up (2008)


  • The U.S. and Korea DPR have faced each other twice in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, both times with much on the line. The two squads, which have met numerous times in world championships at the senior level, squared off in the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Final, a match won 2-1 by the USA on goals from current U.S. WNT starters Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux. Korea scored its lone goal in the waning minutes.
  • The other meeting came in the quarterfinals of this tournament two years ago, an amazingly hard-fought 2-1 U.S. victory in which the USA took the lead through a brilliant strike from distance by Vanessa DiBernardo in the 52nd minute. Korea tied it up in the 75th minute through Kim Su Gyong and the match went to overtime, where Chioma Ubogagu’s 98th -minute header was the difference.


GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Kim Chol Ok (April 25), 18-Rim Yong Hwa (Sobaeksu), 21-Jang Yong Sim (Wolmido)
DEFENDERS (7): 2-Song Kyong Hui (Sobaeksu), 3-Choe Sol Gyong (Rimyongsu), 4-Choe Yong Mi (Pyongyang City), 6-Kim Hyang Mi (Kalmaegi), 12-Jon So Yon (April 25), 14-Ri Kum Suk (Sobaeksu), 16-Ri Un Yong (Sobaeksu)
MIDFIELDERS (7): 5-Kang Ok Gum (Amrokgang), 7-Choe Yun Gyong (April 25), 8-Rim Se Ok (Amrokgang), 9-Ri Hyang Sim (Amrokgang), 17-Choe Un Hwa (Ponghwasan), 11-Kim Phyong Hwa (Hwangryongsan), 13-Kim Mi Gyong (Sobaeksu)
FORWARDS (4): 10-Ri Un Sim (April 25), 15-Jo Ryon Hwa (Wolmido), 19-Ri Kyong Hyang (April 25), 20-Kim So Hyang (Sobaeksu)


  • Korea DPR won Group A despite losing its final match 1-0 to Canada. Korea won the group on goal differential after a 2-1 victory against Finland and a 3-0 victory over Ghana, both of whom are headed home after the first round.
  • Against Finland, Kim So Hyang scored in the 15th minute and Choe Yun Gyong made it 2-0 in the 27th before Finland scored its only goal a minute later.
  • Against Ghana, Korea DPR scored early (in the sixth minute through Ri Un Sim), late in the 78th minute through Ri Un and even later, via a penalty kick from Jon So Yon in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time.
  • Korea DPR is among the most successful nations in the history of the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Despite missing the first two tournaments in 2002 and 2004, it won the title at Russia 2006.
  • Korea DPR continued its dominant form at Chile 2008, going all the way through to the final, only to be edged out by the USA.
  • Korea also progressed beyond the group phase in the past two World Cups, where it lost out to the eventual champion on both occasions. At Germany 2010, Korea fell short against the host in the quarterfinal clash, and two years ago in Japan, Korea lost to the USA after extra time at the same stage.
  • Having last won the AFC U-19 Championship in 2007, Korea DPR entered last year’s competition seeking to recapture the title. Hwang Yong Bong’s side thumped Australia 6-2 in the opening game with forward Ri Un Sim notching a hat trick. Korea continued its winning streak with a 1-0 defeat of host China PR and a 2-0 victory against Myanmar but lost unexpectedly to neighbor Korea Republic by a 2-1 score. Despite the loss, North Korea then held Japan to a goalless draw and with the precious point secured its place among the top three and a spot in Canada.
  • Korea DPR has just one player returning from its 2012 squad in goalkeeper Kim Chol Ok who was the back-up in Japan.

On the field for the USA:
Aug. 12, 2014 – Moncton Stadium; Moncton, Canada
2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup; Group B

USA                3          Horan 19, 38; Lavelle 49      
CHN               0         

USA: 1-Katelyn Rowland; 16-Stephanie Amack, 3-Cari Roccaro (capt.), 20-Katie Naughton, 2-Christina Gibbons; 5-Rose Lavelle, 17-Andi Sullivan (13-Carlyn Baldwin, 62), 10-Lindsey Horan; 9-Makenzy Doniak (8-Summer Green, 69), 7-Savannah Jordan (15-Margaret Purce, 46), 12-Mallory Pugh
Subs Not Used: 4-Brittany Basinger, 6-Taylor Racioppi, 11-Rachel Hill, 14-Nickolette Driesse, 18-Jane Campbell, 19-Kaleigh Riehl, 21-Rose Chandler
Head Coach: Michelle French

CHN: 1-Lu Feifei; 2-Yao Lingwei, 3-Zhong Xiudong, 5-Lyu Siqi, 13-Li Mengwen; 6-Lei Jiahui (15-Shi Tianlun, 61), 7-Liu Yanqiu (11-Zhang Zhu, 55), 10-Tang Jiali, 14-Tan Ruyin, 17-Zhu Beiyan (capt.); 19-Xiao Yuyi (18-Wang Shuang, 42)
Subs Not Used: 4-Zhao Yingying, 8-Dong Jiabao, 9-Zhang Chen, 12-Li Xiang, 16-Zhao Xinzhai, 20-Li Mengyu, 21-Nan Yang
Head Coach: Wang Jun