U.S. Soccer

2016 Women's Delle Nazioni Tournament

Gradisca, Italy

Hall of Fame - Shannon MacMillan: The Goal Scoring Supersub

Any competitive elite soccer player will tell you that being a consistent starter is the goal. You want to be on the field representing your team and battling from the first minute to the last. That said, being a substitute may be even harder mentally. Not everyone is the best player coming off the bench. To be a good reserve, you must be mentally locked in, resilient and ready to make something happen to provide a boost when your team might need it the most.

2016 National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee Shannon MacMillan, better known as Mac, played 176 games for the USA. She started her fair share of matches, but came off the bench 62 times, the most substitute appearances of any player, besides Heather O’Reilly, who has played 175 or more games for the USA.

“Shannon was the type of player, that whether she was starting or coming off the bench, she always made an impact,” former U.S. WNT captain and teammate Julie Foudy said.

MacMillan battled hard when it came to establishing her role in the Women’s National Team pool. At times during her career she was in and out of the both the squad and the starting lineup. The ups-and-downs served only strengthen her and helped mold her into the vital player she became for the USA.

MacMillan scored 60 goals for the USA, but perhaps none was bigger than her game-winning golden goal against Norway in the semifinal of the 1996 Olympics. Norway had knocked the USA out of the 1995 Women’s World Cup a year earlier, and their celebration was not what you would call classy.

“I just remember her making this incredible diagonal run,” said former teammate Mia Hamm of MacMillan’s Olympic semifinal score. “I remember her seeing running through the midfield, and then she just cuts across and lays it in with such grace and composure. No big deal, finishes it off and finishes Norway off.”

Three days later, this time as a starter, she got the USA going in the gold medal game, scoring the first goal in the 2-1 victory against China.

“In the final, the Chinese goalkeeper made an incredible save (on Hamm’s shot), but then there’s Shannon right there to slot it home first time for us,” Hamm said of the 19th minute goal. “For her to give us that boost and confidence going in for the rest of the game was huge.”

The goal embodied a common topic when former teammates and coaches talk about MacMillan: she always delivered. She gave the team an extra lift and always kept a positive attitude, a strong work ethic and a love for the game.

Currently, MacMillan is the director of club operations for the Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks Soccer Club in her native San Diego, passing on those qualities and her passion for the game to the next generation of young players.


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WNT Mar 24, 2017

Hall of Fame - Brandi Chastain: A Celebration Like No Other

Achieving fame and a legendary status in sports usually comes because of a combination of two things: 1) you’re one of the best at your craft and, 2) you are the author of a moment (or moments) so mythical, that it remains etched in the minds of generations to come. Think Jason Lezak’s come-from-behind relay swim against France in the 2008 Olympics, or Keri Strugg landing her vault Read more
WNT Mar 24, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Michael Bradley Reflects on 2013 World Cup Qualifying vs Honduras

The USA’s World Cup Qualifying series with Honduras has served up memorable matches at every turn. Ahead of USA-Honduras, presented by Volpi Foods, take a photographic look back at the series with the players that were heroes along the way. Following a wild set of matches in 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying the U.S. earned two comeback wins during the 2009 Hexagonal, sending the team on its Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

Fans to Receive Commemorative USA Poster as Part of Pre-Match Stadium Card Stunt

As an artist and a soccer fan, Jason Seife has always seen a connection between the two disciplines. “Although sport is not something that is initially thought of as a creative field, it truly is,” he said. “It’s something that you work very hard at, you put yourself out there, and it’s a way of expressing yourself. That’s what art is, that’s what music Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

The Black & White Collection: MNT Continues Preparations to #Get3 vs. Honduras

Stylized black and white photos from the U.S. Men's National Team training session on March 22 in San Jose, Calif. The MNT is preparing to take on Honduras with hopes to earn what will be a critical three points in their World Cup Qualifying campaign. The match take place on March 24 in San Jose's Avaya Stadium. Coverage of USA-Honduras, presented by Volpi Foods, begins at 7:30 p.m. PT on FS1 Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

U.S. MNT and the Will to Win in Big Moments

No matter which country you’re talking about, qualifying for the World Cup has never been simple. Every four years, difficult conditions on the road, injuries and simply bad runs of form test teams on their quest to reach the world’s biggest sporting event. One of only seven nations to appear at each of the last seven FIFA World Cups, the U.S. Men’s National Team has shown a co Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

Jordan Morris' Diabetes Management | Routines, Presented by Thorne

Routines, Presented by Thorne, shows how U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team players and staff prepare to maintain world-class form on and off the field to compete with the world’s best. To learn more about Thorne, Presenting Partner of Recognize to Recover and U.S. Soccer’s Official Nutritional Supplement Partner, visit: https://us-soccer.thorne.com Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

U.S. MNT Looks to #Get3 Against Honduras

The U.S. MNT is prepared to #Get3 in Friday night’s important World Cup Qualifier against Honduras at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California, presented by Volpi Foods. Read more
MNT Mar 23, 2017

5 Things To Know: Russia

U.S. Women's National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named a 24-player roster for the training camp and two friendlies against Russia set to take place in Frisco on April 6 (7:30 p.m. CT; FS1) at Toyota Stadium and in Houston on April 9 at BBVA Compass Stadium (1 p.m. CT; ESPN). Here are five things to know about this European opponent. USA vs. Russia The USA last met Russia during two friendly m Read more
WNT Mar 23, 2017

Ellis Names 24 Players for USA's April Friendlies vs Russia in Texas

CHICAGO (March 23, 2017) – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named a 24-player training camp roster for two matches against Russia, taking place on April 6 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas (7:30 p.m. CT; FS1 with the pre-game show starting at 7 p.m. CT) and April 9 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston (1 p.m. CT on ESPN). USA vs. Russia: Match Preview  El Read more
WNT Mar 23, 2017

GALLERY: Jill Ellis Calls 24 Players to Training Camp Ahead of Russia Friendlies

Photos of the 24 U.S. Women's National Team players called up by head coach Jill Ellis to a training camp ahead of the team's two friendlies against Russia, taking place on April 6 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas (7:30 p.m. CT; FS1 with the pre-game show starting at 7 p.m. CT) and April 9 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston (1 p.m. CT on ESPN). Read more
WNT Mar 23, 2017

PREVIEW: USA-Honduras, Presented by Volpi Foods, Kicks Off Tonight at 10:30pm ET/ 7:30 PT | FS1, UniMas, Univision, UDN

The U.S. Men’s National Team resumes the Final Round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying seeking to #Get3 against Honduras in a crucial clash on Friday, March 24 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. Coverage of USA-Honduras, presented by Volpi Foods, begins at 7:30 p.m. PT on FS1, UniMas and UDN. Fans can also follow the game live on Facebook and Twitter at @ussoccer and @ussoccer_esp. Read more
MNT Mar 22, 2017

Snow Day: A MNT Retrospective of the 'Snow Classico' Against Costa Rica

Originally published Oct. 13, 2015. It was the third day of spring in 2013, but the weather in Denver looked more like the middle of winter. For the first time in 16 years on that date, blizzard-like conditions rolled over Dick’s Sporting Goods Park hours before the U.S. took on Costa Rica in the second match of the 2014 World Cup Qualifying final round. Returning home after beginning the Read more
MNT Mar 22, 2017

U.S. Soccer, KT Tape Extend Partnership Through World Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Campaigns

CHICAGO (March 22, 2017) - The U.S. Soccer Federation and KT Tape, category leader in kinesiology tape, announced today a partnership extension through 2020. KT Tape will remain the Official Kinesiology Tape for all U.S. Soccer teams and programs, from Youth National Teams and the Development Academy up to the U.S. Men's National Team (USMNT) and U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT). As part of the Read more
MNT WNT ACADEMY Mar 22, 2017

IN PHOTOS: A Day in the Life of Sebastian Lletget

Earlier this week, we tasked our photographer to follow U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Sebastian Lletget through his first day of World Cup Qualifying camp in San Jose prior to Friday’s game against Honduras, presented by Volpi Foods. View at a day in the life of Lletget in photos with his thoughts below. Read more
MNT Mar 22, 2017

Fan Events in San Jose: A Guide to USA-Honduras, Presented by Volpi Foods

In the days leading up to USA-Honduras, presented by Volpi Foods, U.S. Soccer will host a series of fantastic fan events throughout the city. Known as U.S. Soccer FanHQ, the events will enhance what is sure to be the electric atmosphere around the match and provide opportunities for fans in San Jose to celebrate the road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The crucial Final Round FIFA World C Read more
MNT Mar 22, 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 5-10 Wichita, Kan. Sporting KC
M 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. Jacksonville Armada
GK 6-2 Edmond, Okla. Oklahoma Football Club
D 5-8 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Real Colorado
F Washington Township, N.J. World Class
D 5-8 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
F 5-3 Pasco, Wash. Pac NW

2016 International Women's Tournament of Gradisca

Maycee Bell

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Wichita, Kan.

Club:
Sporting KC

Croix Bethune

Position:
Midfielder

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:
Jacksonville Armada

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

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Washington Township, N.J.

Club:
World Class

Brianna Martinez

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

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:
Forward

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

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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