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45th International Tournament of Montaigu

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Five Things About U.S. WNT Defender Sofia Huerta

On Sept. 14, FIFA approved a change of national association for Sofia Huerta, making her eligible to represent the United States at the international level. Huerta had previously represented Mexico at the youth and senior levels. The very next day, Huerta made her U.S. WNT debut, coming on in the 51st minute of the match against New Zealand in place of Taylor Smith. Here are five things you should know about the newest member of the U.S. WNT player pool:

The Gem State
Sofia Huerta was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, making her the first player from the state of Idaho to earn a cap with the USA.

Huerta grew up as the youngest of three children, with her sister Andrea (six years older), and brother Alex (four years older) and their parents Jody, a Wisconsin native, and Mauricio, who was born and raised in Puebla, Mexico.

“I lived in Boise until I left for Santa Clara in 2011,” said Huerta. “Boise is such a beautiful place. It’s outdoorsy, people are very active and everyone is really nice. I try to go back whenever I get a chance. My parents still live there.”

A Love for the Ages
While Huerta’s childhood may seem relatively normal and All-American, Huerta’s parents story is a fascinating one, and one that the 24-year-old is very proud of and loves to share.

"My mom was born and raised in Wisconsin and went to the University of Wisconsin,” said Huerta. “My dad, who was born in Mexico and was in an engineering program in Puebla, was selected as one of four people who earned a spot to go study in the engineering program at the University of Wisconsin during his junior year and that’s where my parents met. After that one year, my dad returned home but my parents kept in touch and stayed together, and then four years later after my mom was all done with school, she got a pretty cool graduation ticket from her parents – a one way trip to Mexico. And they’ve been together ever since. It’s crazy to hear my parents talk about their early years together. Sometimes I don’t believe some of the stories they tell!”

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WNT Oct 17, 2017

U.S. U-17, U-20 MNTs Reach World Cup Quarterfinals in Same Year

A hat trick from Tim Weah and comprehensive 5-0 win by the USA in Monday’s Round of 16 match against Paraguay at the U-17 World Cup in India perhaps overshadowed a significant achievement for the USA’s Youth National Team program. The win pushed head coach John Hackworth’s U-17 side into the tournament Quarterfinals, matching the finish that head coach Tab Ramos’ U-20 te Read more
U-20 MNT U-17 MNT Oct 17, 2017

GALLERY: U-17 MNT Takes Down Paraguay 5-0 to Advance to Quarterfinals

The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team continued its impressive performance at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, advancing to the Quarterfinal Round with an emphatic 5-0 win against Paraguay before 34,895 fans at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Read more
U-17 MNT Oct 16, 2017

PREVIEW: U.S. WNT Takes on Korea Republic Twice in October

CHICAGO (Oct. 16, 2017) – There are only four games remaining on the U.S. Women’s National Team’s 2017 schedule, with a pair of friendlies against Korea Republic coming up next, on Oct. 19 (7 p.m. CT; FS1) at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana and on Oct. 22 (2 p.m. ET; ESPN) at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. The USA is 7 Read more
WNT Oct 16, 2017

More on Tim Weah's Historic Hat Trick vs Paraguay at the FIFA U-17 World Cup

The U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team stamped its ticket to the World Cup Quarterfinals with an emphatic 5-0 victory against Paraguay on Monday in New Delhi, and while offensive leaders Josh Sargent and Andrew Carleton both found the back of the net, the hat-trick performance from Tim Weah stood out in the USA’s first Knockout Round win at the tournament since 1999. The son of 1995 World Read more
YNT U-17 MNT Oct 16, 2017

Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2018 U.S. Soccer Werner Fricker Builder Award

CHICAGO (Oct. 16, 2017) - Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 U.S. Soccer Werner Fricker Builder Award, honoring the late U.S. Soccer President Werner Fricker. The Werner Fricker Builder Award was created in 2002 and is the top honor that can be bestowed upon an individual or individuals by U.S. Soccer. In order to be eligible, an individual must meet the following criteria: Nom Read more
Oct 16, 2017

Heath and Smith Ruled Out of WNT Matches vs. Korea Republic

CHICAGO (Oct. 16, 2017) – U.S. Women’s National Team forward Tobin Heath (ankle) and defender Taylor Smith (shoulder) will not attend training camp currently taking place in Louisiana due to injuries suffered in the 2017 NWSL Championship match on Oct. 14. At this point, neither player will be replaced on the roster and the USA will have 20 players available for matches against the Kor Read more
WNT Oct 16, 2017

La U.S. MNT Enfrentará a Portugal el 14 de noviembre en Faro

CHICAGO (16 de octubre, 2017) – La Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos sigue adelante y se enfrentará a Portugal, actualmente en el tercer puesto del ranking mundial de la FIFA, el 14 de noviembre en Faro. El partido en el Estádio Algarve está programado para las 7:45 p.m. hora local (1:45 p.m. ET) y será transmitido en vivo por una cadena de Univisi&oacu Read more
Espanol Oct 16, 2017

USA Advances to 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup Quarterfinal with 5-0 Win vs. Paraguay

NEW DELHI, India (Oct. 16, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team continued its impressive performance at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, advancing to the Quarterfinal Round with an emphatic 5-0 win against Paraguay before 34,895 fans at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Led by a historic hat trick from Tim Weah, the USA rode a strong defensive performance in the first half and a breako Read more
U-17 MNT Oct 16, 2017

Five Things to Know About U-17 MNT Forward Josh Sargent

One of the U.S. Youth National Team's brightest prospects, forward Josh Sargent has made waves of late not only for the U-17 Men's National Team, but also as part of the U.S. team that advance to the quarterfinals at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea Republic.  After recently reaching an agreement to sign a professional contract with German Bundesliga club Werder Bremen when he turns 18 Read more
U-17 MNT U-20 MNT Oct 16, 2017

U-17 and U-18 WNT to Hold Concurrent Training Camps

CHICAGO (Oct. 16, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team and the U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will hold concurrent training camps at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., from Oct. 21-28. U.S. U-18 WNT head coach Jaime Frias has named 28 players for his camp, with 22 players born in 2000 and six in 1999. U.S. U-17 WNT head coach Mark Carr has Read more
U-18 WNT U-17 WNT Oct 16, 2017

U.S. MNT Travels to Face Third-Ranked Portugal on Nov. 14 in Faro

CHICAGO (Oct. 16, 2017) – Forging ahead, the U.S. Men’s National Team will take on third-ranked Portugal on Nov. 14 in Faro. Kickoff at Estádio Algarve is set for 7:45 p.m. local time (1:45 p.m. ET), and the match will be broadcast live on the Univision Networks, with the English language broadcaster still to be finalized. Fans can also follow the game live on Facebook and Twi Read more
MNT Oct 16, 2017

Five Things to Know About U-17 MNT Striker Tim Weah

U.S. U-17 MNT forward Tim Weah has a famous name, but made waves for himself by becoming the first U.S. player to score a hat trick during the Knockout Round of a FIFA World Cup during the side's 5-0 Round of 16 victory against Paraguay on Oct. 16 in New Dehli, India. Here are five things you should know about the U-17 MNT and Paris Saint-Germain striker: A traveling man Tim Weah (Way-Uh) was Read more
U-17 MNT Oct 16, 2017

Five Things to Know: Paraguay U-17s

The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team continues play at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup against Group B winners Paraguay in the Round of 16 on Monday, Oct. 16. The game will be televised on FS2, and Telemundo En Vivo (telemundodeportes.com) with kickoff set for 10:30 a.m. ET. Here are five things to know about Paraguay: HOW THEY GOT HERE Paraguay qualified for the 2017 U-17 World Cup Read more
U-17 MNT Oct 15, 2017

PREVIEW: USA, Paraguay Clash in 2017 U-17 World Cup Round of 16 | 10:30am ET | FS2, Telemundo en Vivo

The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team will look to advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup when it meets Paraguay on Monday, Oct. 16, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, India. The match will be broadcast on FS2, and Telemundo En Vivo (telemundodeportes.com) with kickoff set for 10:30 a.m. ET. Fans can also follow the match on twitter at @usscocer_ynt. The USA fini Read more
U-17 MNT Oct 15, 2017

Before WNT Camp, Seven Players Lead Thorns and Courage in Search of NWSL Title on Saturday

On Oct. 13, most of the U.S. WNT players will gather in Louisiana to begin their second-to-last training camp of 2017, but seven players will take a quick “detour” beforehand as they compete for the 2017 NWSL title in Orlando, Florida. The NWSL Championship will take place on Oct. 14 (4:30 p.m. ET; Lifetime) at Orlando City Stadium and will feature the North Carolina Courage and th Read more
WNT Oct 13, 2017

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
0-2 L FEC, La Chaize-le-Vicomte, France --
3-0 W Salle des Ribandeaux, Talmont-Sainte-Hilaire, France Stojanovic(2), de la Fuente
2-3 L Montaigu, France de la Fuente, Segal
1-0 W Montaigu, France de la Fuente

Tournament de Montaigu - Montaigu, France - April 7-18

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
M 5-10 140 Livermore, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes
F 5-9 165 Hamden, Conn. Oakwood SC
D 5-8 140 Lompoc, Calif. Santa Barbara Soccer Club
F 5-9 150 Lake Mary, Fla. Orlando City SC
F Maywood, Calif. LAUFA
GK 6-1 160 Southwest Ranches, Fla. Weston FC
F 5-7 130 Barcelona, Spain Barcelona (Spain)
D 5-10 135 Riverside, California FC Golden State
M Chula Vista, Calif. San Diego Surf
D 5-7 125 Karlsruher, Germany Karlsruher SC
M 5-8 140 Woodbridge, Va. D.C. United
M 5-8 170 Buenos Aires, Argentina A.A. Argentinos Juniors
M Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Weston FC
GK Oxnard, Calif. Oxnard PAL
M Austin, Texas Lonestar SC
D 5-11 155 Montebello, Calif. LA Premier
D Panorama City, Calif. FC Golden State
F 5-4 120 Weston, Florida Weston FC
F 5-7 125 Bethesda, Maryland Bethesda-Olney
F 5-6 135 Chicago, Illinois Sockers FC

Tournament de Montaigu - Montaigu, France - April 7-18

Mario Anaya

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Livermore, Calif.

Club:
San Jose Earthquakes

Jalen Anderson

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-9

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Hamden, Conn.

Club:
Oakwood SC

Julian Araujo

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Lompoc, Calif.

Club:
Santa Barbara Soccer Club

Jordan Bender

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-9

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Lake Mary, Fla.

Club:
Orlando City SC

Mitch Cruz

Position:
Forward

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Maywood, Calif.

Club:
LAUFA

Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-1

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Southwest Ranches, Fla.

Club:
Weston FC

Konrad de la Fuente

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Weight:
130

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Barcelona, Spain

Club:
Barcelona (Spain)

Abraham Gonzalez

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Weight:
135

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Riverside, California

Club:
FC Golden State

Armando Haro

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:
San Diego Surf

Ian Hoffmann

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Weight:
125

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Karlsruher, Germany

Club:
Karlsruher SC

Nelson Martinez

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Woodbridge, Va.

Club:
D.C. United

Matko Miljevic

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Club:
A.A. Argentinos Juniors

Aidan Morris

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Club:
Weston FC

David Ochoa

Position:
Goalkeeper

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Oxnard, Calif.

Club:
Oxnard PAL

Aidan O'Toole

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

Club:
Lonestar SC

Kevin Peraza

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Montebello, Calif.

Club:
LA Premier

Victor Rangel

Position:
Defender

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Panorama City, Calif.

Club:
FC Golden State

Jose Rivas

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-4

Weight:
120

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Weston, Florida

Club:
Weston FC

Gabriel Segal

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Weight:
125

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Bethesda, Maryland

Club:
Bethesda-Olney

Stefan Stojanovic

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Weight:
135

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Chicago, Illinois

Club:
Sockers FC

Montaigu Tournament Standings

U-16 BNT Record: 2-2-0

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Japan  2 2 0 0 5 2 +3 6
USA
2 1 1 0 3 3 0 3
Belgium 2 0 2 0 0 3 -3 0

USA Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
April 11 USA vs. Belgium
1-0 W Montaigu, France
April 13
USA vs. Japan
2-3 L Montaigu, France


Placement Matches

Date                               Match                                                                       Time (ET)/Result                                                       Venue                                                                      
April 15 USA vs. Mexico 3-0 W Montaigu, France
April 17 USA vs. Brazil 0-2 L Montaigu, France

2017 Montaigu Tournament Statistics


Record: 2-2-0

Player

 Pos.

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Y/R

Mario Anaya  M 4 2 163 0 0 0/0
Jalen Anderson F 3 1 83 0 0 0/0
Julian Araujo D 4 4 320 0 0 0/0
Jordan Bender F 4 2 186 0 0 0/0
Mitch Cruz F 1 0 7 0 0 0/0
Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen GK 2 2 160 0 0 0/0
Konrad de la Fuente F 4 4 317 3 0 1/0
Abraham Gonzalez D 1 1 80 0 0 0/0
Armando Haro M 1 1 40 0 0 0/0
Ian Hoffman D 4 3 280 0 0 0/0
Nelson Martinez M 4 4 299 0 0 0/0
Matko Miljevic M 4 0 42 0 1 0/0
Aidan Morris M 4 3 239 0 1 0/0
David Ochoa GK 2 2 160 0 0 1/0
Aidan O'Toole M 2 1 58 0 0 0/0
Kevin Peraza D 3 1 122 0 0 1/0
Victor Rangel D 4 4 320 0 1 0/0
Jose Rivas F 4 4 289 0 0 0/0
Gabriel Segal F 3 1 109 1 1 0/0
Stefan Stojanovic F 4 3 240 2 1 0/0

 





Own Goal

 

Totals

  4 4 320 6 5 3/0

Opponent Totals

  4 4 320 5 0 6/0

2017 Montaigu Tournament Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen 2 2 160 5 3 1 1.50 1-1-0
David Ochoa 2 2 160 1 2 1 1.00 1-1-0









Totals

4 4 320 6 5 2 1.25 2-2-0

Opponent Totals

4 4 320 5 6 1 1.50 2-2-0

Updated through April 18, 2017

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