U.S. Soccer

2016 Women's Delle Nazioni Tournament

Gradisca, Italy
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U.S. WNT’s Samantha Mewis Shines in Front of North Carolina Crowd

No matter what the level, and no matter the stage, one constant in soccer is that scoring is fun.

Now imagine scoring twice in an international game for the first time while playing for your country in the stadium where you play professionally for your club. That’s really fun. Just ask Samantha Mewis.

“I give so much credit to my teammates for setting me up and always having my back,” Mewis said after scoring her first WNT career brace on Sunday, Oct. 22 in front of 9,727 fans at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park, home of the NWSL’s North Carolina Courage. “I’m super grateful for every opportunity I get but today was just really rewarding and cool to play here, in front of my home fans and at our home stadium.”

While both her goals were terrific, the first one was a little extra special because it came off a corner kick served by the newly crowned 2017 NWSL Defender of the Year, Abby Dahlkemper, a long-time friend and teammate since their college days together at UCLA, and now a teammate on the National Team and on the Courage. They joke that they haven’t been able to get rid of each other for the past seven years.

“The service on the corner was perfect,” Mewis said. “I feel like I didn’t have to do anything because Abby’s ball was so good. It was so cool to have that Courage-to-Courage connection in there, so when that ball went in I ran straight to her.”

As for her second tally, Mewis said the goal was a product of training and preparation, and it’s always satisfying to see hard work come to fruition.

“The second goal came off a second ball, which we have been working on that all week, if you believe that,” she said. “It’s cool when something that the team has been working on and the coaching staff has been saying is important happens and works out for us. I give the coaching staff so much credit for continuing to have us work on things like that because it pays off.”

Fourteen games into 2017 with the National Team, and it’s clear that this has been a special cycle so far for Mewis, who along with Becky Sauerbrunn, is the only player to have started every match for the U.S. WNT this year while playing the second most minutes on the team.

Mewis and the USA will next wrap up the 2017 schedule in November with two more friendlies against familiar CONCACAF opponent Canada. The games are set for Nov. 9 (7 p.m. PT; ESPN2; UDN) at BC Place in Vancouver and Nov. 12 (6 p.m. PT; FS1) at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif.


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WNT Oct 23, 2017

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GOAL: Sammantha Mewis Opens the Scoring Early for the USA

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WNT Oct 22, 2017

GOAL: Christen Press Scores a Scorcher for the USA vs. Korea Republic

On a nice U.S. build-up through the midfield, Morgan found Press near the top of the penalty area. She squared up on a defender, made space for a shot and whipped the ball brilliantly into the upper right corner for her third goal of 2017. Read more
WNT Oct 22, 2017

U.S. WNT goleó cómodamente 6-0 a Corea del Sur

CARY, Carolina del Norte (22 de octubre, 2017) – Sin guardarse nada, la U.S. WNT goleó 6-0 a Corea del Sur en su segundo amistoso ante la selección asiática en la semana. Samantha Mewis, quien juega de local en el Sahlen’s Stadium con su club, el North Carolina Courage, brilló en su ‘casa’ y ante su ‘público’ con un doblete en Read more
Espanol Oct 22, 2017

WNT Puts on a Show in 6-0 Defeat of Korea Republic in Cary, N.C.

CARY, North Carolina (Oct. 22, 2017) – The U.S. Women’s National Team completely dominated from start to finish in front of a near-sellout crowd at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park on Sunday evening to shutout Korea Republic 6-0 in the second game of a two-match series. Five different players scored for the U.S. with midfielder Samantha Mewis tallying her first career brac Read more
WNT Oct 22, 2017

Lineup Notes: WNT Finishes Two-Game Set vs. Korea Republic in Cary, N.C.

USA vs. Korea Republic Date: Oct. 22, 2017 Venue: Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park Broadcast: ESPN Kickoff: 2 p.m. ET Tonight’s Starting XI vs. Korea Republic: 24-Ashlyn Harris; 11-Sofia Huerta, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (capt.), 14-Casey Short; 8-Julie Ertz, 9-Lindsey Horan, 3-Samantha Mewis; 23-Christen Press, 13-Alex Morgan, 12-Lynn Williams  Subs: 5-Kel Read more
WNT Oct 22, 2017

PREVIEW: WNT Takes on Korea Republic on Sunday in Cary, N.C.| 2pm ET | ESPN

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Development Academy Regional Showcases Provided Early Stage for U-17s

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GALLERY: USA Preps for U-17 World Cup Quarterfinal vs. England in Goa

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WNT Oct 20, 2017

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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 Wichita, Kan. Sporting KC
M Alpharetta, Ga. Concorde Fire
D San Clemente, Calif. SoCal Blues
M Littleton, Colo. Colorado Rush
D 5-4 Cardiff, Calif. Carlsbad Elite
F 5-5 Fleming Island, Fla. Jacksonville Armada
GK Edmond, Okla. OFC
D Highlands Ranch, Colo. Real Colorado
F Washington Township, N.J. World Class
D Albuquerque, N.M. New Mexico Rush
M Las Vegas, Nev. Heat FC
GK Newbury Park, Calif. Eagles SC
M Mililani, Hawaii Honolulu Bull
D 5-2 Germantown, Md. Bethesda SC
D Huntington Beach, Calif. Slammers FC
D The Woodlands, Texas Texas Rush
F Sterling Heights, Mich. Michigan Hawks
M Concord, Mass. FC Stars of Mass.
F Wilmington, Mass. FC Stars of Massachusetts
M Pasco, Wash. Pac NW

2016 International Women's Tournament of Gradisca

Maycee Bell

Position:
Defender

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Wichita, Kan.

Club:
Sporting KC

Croix Bethune

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Alpharetta, Ga.

Club:
Concorde Fire

Madelyn Desiano

Position:
Defender

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Clemente, Calif.

Club:
SoCal Blues

Coriana Dyke

Position:
Midfielder

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:
Jacksonville Armada

Hensley Hancuff

Position:
Goalkeeper

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Edmond, Okla.

Club:
OFC

Shae Holmes

Position:
Defender

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Club:
Real Colorado

Rebecca Jarrett

Position:
Forward

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Washington Township, N.J.

Club:
World Class

Brianna Martinez

Position:
Defender

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:
5-2

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Germantown, Md.

Club:
Bethesda SC

Jenna Nighswonger

Position:
Defender

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Huntington Beach, Calif.

Club:
Slammers FC

Sarah Piper

Position:
Defender

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
The Woodlands, Texas

Club:
Texas Rush

Emaly Vatne

Position:
Forward

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Sterling Heights, Mich.

Club:
Michigan Hawks

Madeline Vergura

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Concord, Mass.

Club:
FC Stars of Mass.

Olivia Wingate

Position:
Forward

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Wilmington, Mass.

Club:
FC Stars of Massachusetts

Summer Yates

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Pasco, Wash.

Club:
Pac NW

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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