U-20 WNT Opens NTC Invitational with 0-0 Draw Against Korea Republic

CARSON, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2016) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team drew 0-0 with the Korea Republic in the first match for both teams at the 2016 U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational. England defeated Brazil, 1-0, in the first match of the evening.

U.S. goalkeeper Casey Murphy made a few big saves in the second half to keep the game scoreless and even though the Americans pushed hard for a winner in the last 10 minutes, they could not create a goal.

The next two matches days will be Sept. 16 when Brazil takes on the Korea Republic (4 p.m. PT) and the USA faces England (7 p.m. PT), and Sept. 18 when the Korea Republic plays England (1 p.m. PT) and the USA faces Brazil (4 p.m. PT). All the matches are being played on the Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Admission is free and all the games are being streamed live on ussoccer.com.

The USA, Brazil and the Korea Republic are currently preparing for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup which will be held in Papua New Guinea from November 13-Dec. 3. England did not qualify. The USA is in Group C in PNG with France, Ghana and New Zealand.

Players eligible for the 2016 U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1996, which is the age cut-off for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

U-20 U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report

Match: United States U-20 Women’s National Team vs. Korea Republic
Date: September 14, 2016
Venue: U.S. National Training Center, Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field, Carson, Calif.
Weather: 70 degrees, windy

Scoring Summary:   0          2          F                     
USA                             0          0          0        
KOR                            0          0          0                                       

Lineups:
USA: 1-Casey Murphy; 2-Ellie Jean, 3-Kaleigh Riehl, 4-Maddie Elliston, 5-Katie Cousins, 6-Taylor Otto (20-Natalie Jacobs, 60), 8- Marley Canales (7-Sabrina Flores 31), 10- Emily Ogle (capt.), 15- Jessie Scarpa (13- Parker Goins, 76), 16- Emily Fox (11-Julie Doyle, 46), 17-Kelcie Hedge (18-Shea Moyer, 83)
Subs not used: 9- Mallory Pugh, 12- Brooke Heinsohn, 14- Marissa Everett, 22- Rose Chandler
Head Coach: Michelle French

KOR: 1-Kim Minjung, 3-Ha Seulgi, 5-Hong Hyeji, 6-Meang Dahee (2-Kim Hyein, 71), 8-Park Yeeun, 10-Jang Chang (9-Choi Heejeong, 83), 11-Song Jiyoon (13-Kwon Dohee, 83), 12-Han Chaerin (14-Kang Chaerim, 57), 15-Kim Seongmi (7-Namgung Yeji, 57), 16-Ko Yoojin (19-Lee Sohee, 71), 17-Yoon Sunyong
Subs not used: 4-Lee Hyokyeong, 18-Kim Doyyun, 20-Kim Jinhul, 21-Kim Yealin
Head Coach: Songchon Jong

Statistical Summary: USA / KOR
Shots: 5 / 9
Shots on Goal: 2 / 5
Saves: 5 / 2
Corner Kicks:  4 / 4
Fouls: 5 / 4
Offside: 2 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Janessa Gunn (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Brooke Mayo (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Kali Langevin (USA)
4th Official: Becky Pagen (USA)

2016 U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational Standings

TEAM

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

ENG

1

0

0

1

0

+1

3

USA

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

KOR

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

BRA

0

1

0

0

1

-1

0