U.S. Soccer

2016 Women's Delle Nazioni Tournament

Gradisca, Italy

WNT Rewind: Dramatics in New Jersey; Morgan, Horan, Leroux and Ertz Score

NWSL

North Carolina Courage vs. Washington Spirit (2-0: Hatch, own goal)
Saturday marked the fourth consecutive win for the North Carolina Courage and its 13th of the season. The Courage have only conceded one goal in their last four games. The win allows the NWSL-leading side to stay comfortably atop the standings with 39 points, five ahead of second place Portland Thorns.

Boston Breakers vs. Orlando Pride (2-1; Morgan (2); DaCosta)
For the second consecutive week, Alex Morgan helped lead the way for the Orlando Pride, scoring a brace to secure the team’s 2-1 win against Boston and continue her team’s late push into playoff contention. In front of a sold-out crowd of 4,321 fans in Boston, the Pride earned their third win in a row and now sit in fourth place in the standings with 29 points. Orlando has scored 10 goals in its last three games. Ali Krieger had an assist on one of Morgan's goal.

Sky Blue FC vs. Seattle Reign (5-4: Kerr (4), Hayes; Johnson, Fishlock, Kawasumi, Dallstream)
In the last two meetings between Sky Blue and the Reign, the teams have combined to score 18 goals, with both games ending with identical 5-4 score lines. Back on July 22, Seattle hosted New Jersey at Memorial Stadium and was holding a 4-0 lead late in the second half before SBFC miraculously scored four in a row in a 16-minute span to tie the game. The game took another twist when Megan Rapinoe crushed a shot from outside the penalty box for the game-winner in the 87th minute, completing her hat trick and earning Seattle the victory. 

This time around, with Rapinoe was not on the field as she continues her rehab from knee surgery, but Australian international Sam Kerr was the scoring star, doing Rapinoe one better with a NWSL single-game record four goals to up her league-leading total to 15 in what has been a spectacular season for the native of Fremantle, Australia.

Down 3-0 at the half, Sam Kerr wasted no time bringing her team back into the match, scoring a hat trick with goals in the 48th, 68th and 71st minutes. Seattle then scored what seemed to be the game-winner in the 85th through Kiersten Dallstream to make it 4-3, but Sky Blue’s Maya Hayes equalized in the first minute of stoppage time to set the stage for Kerr’s heroics. Kerr then put an exclamation mark on her night, scoring her fourth goal and the match-winner in the fourth minute of stoppage time for a 5-4 Sky Blue victory. Kerr not only became the first player in the NWSL history to score four goals in one match, but the three points put New Jersey in sixth place and only three outside of the fourth and final playoff spot. Kerr is now firmly in the lead for the Golden Boot with 15 goals and 3 assists this season.

Portland Thorns vs. Houston Dash (2-0: Horan, Henry)
Following a midweek loss to FCKC, Portland bounced back on Saturday evening in front of a season-high crowd of 19,762 fans with a 2-0 win against Houston Dash to remain in second place in the NWSL standings with 34 points, five behind No. 1 North Carolina. Lindsey Horan scored her fourth goal of the season and the game-winner on a header that was assisted by Meghan Klingenberg. France international Amandine Henry scored the second goal for the Thorns. The match marked the 11th time Portland has drawn a crowd of more than 18,000.

Portland has won five straight home games, a new team record, improving to 8-1-1 at Providence Park this season, which ties their single-season record for most home wins in a season (2016). Additionally, Portland earned its eighth shutout of the season, which is a new single-season record for the club.

Chicago Red Stars vs. FC Kansas City (1-3: Ertz; Leroux, Bowen, Kelly)
A rough stretch continued for Chicago on Sunday with the home team dropping its third consecutive game, a 3-1 loss to FC Kansas City. FC Kansas City took the lead in the first half with a goal from Sydney Leroux and never gave it up. Julie Ertz pulled one back with a nifty finish to make it 2-1 before the visitors scored the third goal to secure its road win. Despite their third home loss in a row, Chicago remains in third place in the NWSL standings, tied at 29 points with fourth-place Orlando Pride. The Red Stars hold the edge in the tie-breaker due to their head-to-head record.

WNT Players in NWSL Action
Midfielder Julie Ertz – 90 minutes, GOAL (Chicago Red Stars)
Midfielder Lindsey Horan – 90 minutes, GOAL (Portland Thorns FC)
Defender Ali Krieger – 90 minutes, ASSIST (Orlando Pride)
Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher – 90 minutes (Chicago Red Stars)
Forward Christen Press (capt.) – 90 minutes (Chicago Red Stars)
Defender Casey Short – 90 minutes (Chicago Red Stars)
Defender Meghan Klingenberg – 90 minutes, ASSIST (Portland Thorns FC)
Goalkeeper Jane Campbell – 90 minutes (Houston Dash)
Forward Alex Morgan – 90 minutes, 2 GOALS (Orlando Pride)
Goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris (capt.) – 90 minutes (Orlando Pride)
Forward Mallory Pugh –  90 minutes (Washington Spirit)
Forward Sydney Leroux – 90 minutes, GOAL (FC Kansas City)
Defender Becky Sauerbrunn (capt.) – 90 minutes (FC Kansas City)
Midfielder Samantha Mewis – 90 minutes (NC Courage)
Forward Lynn Williams – 90 minutes (NC Courage)
Defender Abby Dahlkemper – 90 minutes (NC Courage)
Midfielder Allie Long – 36 minutes (Portland Thorns FC)

Did Not Play
Midfielder Rose Lavelle – Hamstring injury (Boston Breakers)
Defender Kelley O’Hara – Unused substitute (Sky Blue FC)
Midfielder Tobin Heath – Back injury (Portland Thorns)
Forward Amy Rodriguez – Torn ACL; Out for the season (FC Kansas City)
Midfielder Morgan Brian –  Groin injury (Houston Dash)
Midfielder Megan Rapinoe – Left knee surgery (Seattle Reign FC)
Midfielder Carli Lloyd – Ankle injury (Houston Dash)

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WNT Aug 22, 2017

Jill Ellis: On Nutrition and a Healthy Lifestyle

U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis explains how U.S. Soccer's Nutrition Guide and Recognize to Recover, presented by Thorne Research, help her and the team lead a healthy lifestyle. Read more
WNT Aug 22, 2017

A Day in the Life with U-17 MNT Midfielder Indiana Vassilev

Indiana Vassilev take you through a day of training at U-17 MNT camp in Portland prior to the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Read more
U-17 MNT Aug 22, 2017

Catching Up With (Soon-To-Be Dr.) Rachel Van Hollebeke

Between the youth and senior National Teams, Rachel Van Hollebeke spent 14 years in a U.S. shirt. After retirement from club and country in 2015, she traded in her uniform for a lab coat and is now at UC San Diego fulfilling her long-term goal of attending medical school. Read more
WNT Aug 22, 2017

U.S. Soccer FIFA Referee Jair Marrufo Selected to Serve at FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

U.S. Soccer FIFA Referee Jair Marrufo has been selected as a match official for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. FIFA announced 21 groups of match officials from all six confederations for the competition, which begins October 6 in New Delhi. Fellow U.S. Soccer FIFA Assistant Referees Frank Anderson and Corey Rockwell will serve on Marrufo’s crew. Marrufo’s selection comes after a busy Read more
Aug 22, 2017

All For One: Bill Hamid, Sean Johnson Make U.S. MNT Returns During 2017 Gold Cup

Throughout the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying cycle, ussoccer.com will be documenting the developing competition between the U.S. Men’s National Team’s goalkeeper pool. Before diving into this one, read the first and second installments of the series. Bill Hamid and Sean Johnson were supposed to be the next wave in the long lineage of successful U.S. Men’s National Team goalke Read more
MNT Aug 22, 2017

MNT Rewind: Christian Pulisic Opens Bundesliga Campaign with Goal, Assist

Midfielder Christian Pulisic led the way for U.S. MNT players in the final club weekend before head coach Bruce Arena names his roster for September’s crucial World Cup Qualifiers against Costa Rica and at Honduras. Visiting Wolfsburg on Saturday, the 18-year-old midfielder scored the first goal of the new Bundesliga season for Borussia Dortmund when he cleverly slotted an effort through t Read more
MNT Aug 22, 2017

La U.S. WNT Jugará Contra Canadá en San José, Calif., el 12 de noviembre

CHICAGO (21 de agosto, 2017) – La Selección Femenina de EE.UU. se enfrentará a Canadá el 12 de noviembre en Avaya Stadium en San José, Calif., en el segundo de una serie de dos partidos amistosos que concluyen el calendario de juegos del 2017 para EE.UU. El partido empezará a las 6 p.m. PT y será transmitido en FS1. El primer partido, el cual fue anu Read more
Espanol Aug 21, 2017

U.S. WNT vs. Canada: Familiar Foes Highlight North American Strength

Though it’s true that the U.S. Women’s National Team has built powerful rivalries and has a long-standing history with countries such as Japan, China PR, Sweden, Germany, Brazil, France and Norway, few produce the intensity seen in a USA-Canada match. While every international match is important, USA vs. Canada brings with it a few factors that make this one of the most interesting mat Read more
WNT Aug 21, 2017

WNT to End 2017 Schedule vs. Canada in San Jose, Calif., on Nov. 12

CHICAGO (Aug. 21, 2017) – The U.S. Women's National Team will face Canada on Nov. 12 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif., in the second of a two-game, home-and-away series of friendlies to end the USA’s 2017 schedule. The game will start at 6 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on FS1. The first match, which was announced on June 29, will be played at BC Place in Vancouver on Nov. 9 (7 p.m. Read more
WNT Aug 21, 2017

WNT on TV: North Carolina Takes on Washington on Lifetime’s Game of the Week

The first-place North Carolina Courage welcomes bottom of the table Washington Spirit on Saturday afternoon while Sky Blue FC will try to bounce back against Seattle after failing to gain ground over the last two weeks. Here are the matches taking place this weekend: NWSL Saturday, Aug. 19 North Carolina Courage vs. Washington Spirit – 3:30 p.m. ET (TV: Lifetime Game of the Week) Sitting Read more
WNT Aug 18, 2017

MNT on TV: Bundesliga Kickoff, M.L.S. Clashes Highlight the Weekend

With U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena set to announce his September World Cup Qualifying roster in a little more than a week's time, for many players this weekend’s matches present one final chance to state their case for inclusion for the massive games against Costa Rica and Honduras. Here's a sample of things to watch for: The German Bundesliga season kicks off Read more
MNT Aug 18, 2017

MNT in Germany Season Preview

Kicking off this weekend, the German Bundesliga campaign promises another inviting opportunity for a number of U.S. players looking to further cement places with their clubs and in the MNT setup ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Here’s an outlook for six U.S. internationals as they begin their Bundesliga seasons: Christian Pulisic Set to turn 19 next month, Christian Pulisic comes off a Read more
MNT Aug 18, 2017

U-15 BNT Defeats Panama 3-0 to Advance to First CONCACAF Championship

BRADENTON, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2017) - The U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team advanced to its first-ever CONCACAF U-15 Championship Final with a 3-0 victory over Panama. The USA went up early and never looked back with goals from Giovanni Reyna, Julian Gaines and Gianluca Busio. The semifinal victory continues a dominant tournament run for the U-15s. The team has only trailed for 12 total minutes in Read more
U-15 BNT Aug 17, 2017

Hackworth Names 22-Player Roster for Vaclav Jezek Youth Tournament in Czech Republic

CHICAGO (Aug. 17, 2017) – U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach John Hackworth has named a 22-player roster that will head to Prague, Czech Republic for the 2017 Vaclav Jezek Youth Tournament from Aug. 21-27. “Following our two recent domestic training camps, this tournament will challenge our team with four tough international matches in five days,” Hackwo Read more
U-17 MNT Aug 17, 2017

U-15 BNT Advances to CONCACAF U-15 Championship Semifinals

The U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team has finished first in Group B at the CONCACAF U-15 Boys’ Championship in Bradenton, Florida. Check out more on the team’s undefeated three-match run to the knockout round: CANADA The U.S. U-15 BNT used a brace from Gianluca Busio to top Canada in its first match of the 2017 CONCACAF U-15 Boys’ Championship. Busio scored in back-to-back mi Read more
U-15 BNT Aug 16, 2017

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
1-1 D 1-4 PKs Gradisca, Italy Wingate
6-0 W Gradisca, Italy Vatne, Yates (3), Jarrett, Wingate
0-1 L Gradisca, Italy --

2016 International Women's Tournament of Gradisca

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
D 5-11 Overland Park, Kan. Sporting Blue Valley SC
M 5-3 Alpharetta, Ga. Concorde Fire
D 5-6 San Clemente, Calif. SoCal Blues
M 5-6 Littleton, Colo. Colorado Rush
D 5-4 Cardiff, Calif. Carlsbad Elite
F 5-5 Fleming Island, Fla. JFC Storm
GK 6-2 Edmond, Okla. Oklahoma Football Club
D 5-8 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Real Colorado
F 5-6 Washington Township, N.J. World Class FC
D 5-7 Albuquerque, N.M. New Mexico Rush
M Las Vegas, Nev. Heat FC
GK Newbury Park, Calif. Eagles SC
M Mililani, Hawaii Honolulu Bull
D 5-4 Germantown, Md. Bethesda SC
M 5-3 Huntington Beach, Calif. Slammers FC
D 5-8 The Woodlands, Texas Texas Rush
F 5-1 Sterling Heights, Mich. Michigan Hawks
M 5-7 Concord, Mass. FC Stars of Mass.
F 5-6 Wilmington, Mass. FC Stars of Massachusetts
M 5-3 Pasco, Wash. Pac NW SC

2016 International Women's Tournament of Gradisca

Maycee Bell

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Overland Park, Kan.

Club:
Sporting Blue Valley SC

Croix Bethune

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Alpharetta, Ga.

Club:
Concorde Fire

Madelyn Desiano

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Clemente, Calif.

Club:
SoCal Blues

Coriana Dyke

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Littleton, Colo.

Club:
Colorado Rush

Sierra Enge

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Cardiff, Calif.

Club:
Carlsbad Elite

Lia Godfrey

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Fleming Island, Fla.

Club:
JFC Storm

Hensley Hancuff

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-2

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Edmond, Okla.

Club:
Oklahoma Football Club

Shae Holmes

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Club:
Real Colorado

Rebecca Jarrett

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Washington Township, N.J.

Club:
World Class FC

Brianna Martinez

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Albuquerque, N.M.

Club:
New Mexico Rush

Nohemi Mendoza

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Las Vegas, Nev.

Club:
Heat FC

Katie Meyer

Position:
Goalkeeper

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Newbury Park, Calif.

Club:
Eagles SC

Kylie Minamishin

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Mililani, Hawaii

Club:
Honolulu Bull

Makenna Morris

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Germantown, Md.

Club:
Bethesda SC

Jenna Nighswonger

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Huntington Beach, Calif.

Club:
Slammers FC

Sarah Piper

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
The Woodlands, Texas

Club:
Texas Rush

Emaly Vatne

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-1

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Sterling Heights, Mich.

Club:
Michigan Hawks

Madeline Vergura

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Concord, Mass.

Club:
FC Stars of Mass.

Olivia Wingate

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Wilmington, Mass.

Club:
FC Stars of Massachusetts

Summer Yates

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Pasco, Wash.

Club:
Pac NW SC

Group A
Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
USA 2 1 0 1 6 1 5 3
Italy 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
Iran 1 0 0 1 0 6 -6 0

Group B
Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
France 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 4
Mexico 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
England 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0

USA Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
April 25 USA vs. Italy 0-1 L Gradisca, Italy
April 26 USA vs. Iran 6-0 W Monfalcone; Gradisca, Italy








1st Women's Tournament Delle Nazioni Statistics


Record: 1-2-0

Player

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Maycee Bell
3
3 140 0 0 0 0/0
Shae Bell 1 1 70 0 0 0 0/0
Croix Bethune 2 1 78 0 0 0 0/0
Madelyn Desiano 1 0 35 0 0 0 0/0
Cori Dyke 3 2 175 0 0 0 0/0
Sierra Enge 3
3 210 0 0 0 0/0
Lia Godfrey 3 3 210 0 1 1 0/0
Rebecca Jarrett 2
0 70 1 0 2 0/0
Brianna Martinez 3 3 190 0 0 0 0/0
Nohemi Mendoza 2 2 105 0 0 0 0/0
Kyle Minamishin 1 1 70 0 0 0 0/0
Makenna Morris 1 0 20 0 0 0 0/0
Jenna Nighswonger 2 2 89 0 1 1 0/0
Sarah Piper 2 0 36 0 0 0 0/0
Emily Vatne 3 1 54 1 0 2 0/0
Madeline Vergura 2 2 104 0 1 1 0/0
Olivia Wingate 3 1 110 2 2 6 0/0
Summer Yates 3 3 190 3 2 8 0/0








Own Goal


Totals

3/3 3/3 210 7 7 21 0/0

Opponent Totals

3/3 3/3 210 2 1 5 0/0

1st Women's Tournament Delle Nazioni Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Hensley Hancuff 1 1 70 0 1 0 1.00 0-1-0
Katie Meyer 2 2 140 7 1 1 1.00 1-1-0

Totals

3
3 210 7 2 1 0.67
1-2-0

Opponent Totals

3 3 210 2 7 1 2.33
2-1-0

Updated through May 5, 2016


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