U.S. Soccer

2016 AIFF Youth Cup India

Gao, India

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 matchups in women’s soccer. There’s the proximity between countries, the familiarity between players, many of whom are or have been club teammates, the shared language (not the French part), and the honor of always reaching for the title of best in CONCACAF.

Canada is currently ranked fourth in the world – its highest ever ranking – and most recently won the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games (to go along with its bronze from 2012). Canada has steadily been climbing up the rankings, while the USA, a three-time World Cup Champion and four-time Olympic Gold medalist sits atop the FIFA rankings.

While the USA has only lost to Canada on three occasions (1986, 2000 and 2001), Canada has come very close a couple of times since – most notably during the 2012 Olympics – but the USA has found ways to triumph, sometimes in dramatic fashion.

The U.S. WNT and Canada have played each other 56 times, tying for the most common opponent in U.S. history along with China PR. The two teams have played each other often and in all types of the international games. There’s been USA vs. Canada in friendlies, in World Cup and Olympic Qualifying, and in Olympic Games and World Cups. Overall, the USA and Canada have played each other nine times in official competitions. The U.S. has gone 9-0-0 in these, outscoring Canada 27-6, but it’s the last five years that have brought some of the best games in the series for these two sides.

Of course, the most memorable match came during the semifinal of the 2012 Olympics when Alex Morgan scored the game-winning goal in the 123rd minute to earn a 4-3 U.S. win in what still stands as the latest goal scored in FIFA history. Canada superstar Christine Sinclair played one of the greatest matches in women’s soccer history that day, scoring all three goals for her country.


Alex Morgan scored the game-winning goal vs. Canada in the 123rd minute at the 2012 Olympics, the latest goal scored in FIFA history.

The teams played two friendlies in 2014, the first on Jan. 31, a 1-0 USA win, and again on May 8 in Winnipeg – about a year before the 2015 Women’s World Cup – in a game that resulted in a 1-1 draw. The most recent meeting came on Feb. 21, in the title game of the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.

The USA won the game 2-0 and claimed the regional title with goals from Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan, both players with the Portland Thorns, where they are captained by Sinclair, Canada’s all-time leading scorer and the second-leading scorer in world history behind U.S. legend Abby Wambach.

The U.S. now heads to Vancouver to play the first of a two-game home-and-away series against Canada in November. The first match will be played on November 9 at BC Place and will kick-off at 7 p.m. PT and be broadcast on ESPN2 and UDN. The teams will then travel to the USA and meet again on November 12 (6 p.m. PT; FS1) at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California.  The match in Vancouver marks the USA’s return to BC Place for the first time since winning the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup there on July 5, 2015. The historic 5-2 victory against Japan featured Carli Lloyd’s famous hat trick and her legendary long-range goal.

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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

PNT Draws Paralympic Champ Ukraine, Northern Ireland and Australia in World Championships

After competing in last summer’s Paralympics, the U.S. Paralympic National Soccer Team (PNT) is set to begin a new competition cycle at the IFPC CP Football World Championships in San Luis, Argentina, in September. The tournament features a total of 16 teams, eight of which competed in Rio de Janeiro, dividing them into groups of four for the opening round. This month’s draw placed t Read more
PNT Aug 16, 2017

Elm City Express Wins 2017 NPSL Championship

The Elm City Express of New Haven, Conn. claimed the 2017 NPSL Championship over the weekend with a 5-0 rout of Midland-Odessa FC (Midland, Texas) at Yale University’s Reese Stadium. In the team’s inaugural season, Elm City rode a dominant run through the Regional and National Playoffs to take home the NPSL title. The Express are the 15th team to win the league in its 15 years of exi Read more
Aug 16, 2017

Margaret "Peg" Brown: Ensuring the History of American Soccer

Nearly 300 individuals have been recognized as inductees to the National Soccer Hall of Fame. But the work of one woman is largely responsible for allowing the Hall’s stories – and by extension, the story of soccer in the United States – to be told. Margaret “Peg” Brown served as the Hall of Fame’s archive manager and her overhaul of the Hall’s inventory Read more
Aug 16, 2017

The Great Eight Semifinal Edition: Dream-Killers, Respects & Sunsets

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is known for its magic moments. And the Semifinal round of the competition, now in its 104th year, tossed up a good few of those with a pair of memorable games on August 9 and 15. Take a look back at eight moments of note where Sporting Kansas City and New York Red Bulls rose to see off spirited challenges from San Jose’s Earthquakes and Cinderella second-divisio Read more
U.S. Open Cup Aug 16, 2017

New York Red Bulls Storm Back for 3-2 Extra-Time Win to Reach 2017 U.S. Open Cup Final as Midnight Strikes for Cinderellas FC Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (Aug. 15, 2017) – It looked like FC Cincinnati were home and dry at 2-0 up and heading for an historic Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final, only for New York Red Bulls to hit back late and eventually spoil the party. The visitors from Major League Soccer finished the job 3-2 in extra-time with Bradley Wright-Phillips heading home his second of the night to send the New Jersey-based clu Read more
U.S. Open Cup Aug 15, 2017

U-17 WNT to Face England Twice in Portland, Oregon

CHICAGO (August 15, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will travel to Portland, Oregon, from Aug. 20-27 for a training camp that will feature two matches against the England U-17 Women’s National Team. The teams will meet on Aug. 23 at a site and time to be determined. The second match will take place on Aug. 26 at Providence Park, home of the Portland Thorns and Read more
U-17 WNT Aug 15, 2017

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
1-1 D 0-1 aet Goa, India Carleton
2-1 W Goa, India Sargent (2)
0-0 D Goa, India --
4-0 W Goa, India W. Sands (2), Vaughn, Negrete
1-1 D Goa, India Akinola

U-17 MNT AIFF Youth Cup - May 11-26

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
M 5-7 131 Hollywood, Florida Weston FC
F 5-9 182 Brampton, Ontario Toronto FC
M 5-11 Glendora, California Los Angeles Futbol Academy
GK 6-0 Arlington Heights, Illinois Sockers FC
F 5-8 138 Powder Springs, Georgia Atlanta United FC
M 5-11 169 Glen Allen, Va. D.C. United
M 5-8 171 Southlake, Texas Solar Chelsea SC
M 5-6 San Jose, California San Jose Earthquakes
GK 6-1 162 Miami, Fla. Kendall SC
D 5-9 155 Montclair, N.J. New York Red Bulls
M 5-8 154 Locust Grove, Ga. Atlanta United FC
GK Baltimore, Md. Baltimore Celtic
F 5-3 Pleasonton, California Ballistic United SC
D 5-9 156 Charlotte, N.C. Sporting KC Academy
D 5-10 143 Palm Beach, Fla. Philadelphia Union
F 5-9 160 Hawthorne, Calif. LA Galaxy
D 5-11 162 Rye, N.Y. New York City FC
F Rye, N.Y. New York Soccer Club
F 5-11 174 O'Fallen, Mo. Scott Gallagher Missouri
D 5-9 147 Riverside, Conn. Beachside SC
D 5-11 164 Mira Loma, Calif. FC Golden State
D 5-6 Woodbridge, Virginia D.C. United
M 5-5 131 Hood River, Ore. Portland Timbers

U-17 MNT AIFF Youth Cup - May 11-26

George Acosta

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Weight:
131

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Hollywood, Florida

Club:
Weston FC

Ayo Akinola

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-9

Weight:
182

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Brampton, Ontario

Club:
Toronto FC

Jake Arteaga

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-11

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Glendora, California

Club:
Los Angeles Futbol Academy

Alexander Budnik

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-0

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Arlington Heights, Illinois

Club:
Sockers FC

Andrew Carleton

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
138

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Powder Springs, Georgia

Club:
Atlanta United FC

Christopher Durkin

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-11

Weight:
169

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Glen Allen, Va.

Club:
D.C. United

Blaine Ferri

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
171

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Southlake, Texas

Club:
Solar Chelsea SC

Jean-Julien Foe Nuphaus

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
San Jose, California

Club:
San Jose Earthquakes

Justin Garces

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-1

Weight:
162

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

Club:
Kendall SC

Chris Gloster

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Montclair, N.J.

Club:
New York Red Bulls

Christopher Goslin

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
154

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Locust Grove, Ga.

Club:
Atlanta United FC

Quantrell Jones

Position:
Goalkeeper

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Baltimore, Md.

Club:
Baltimore Celtic

Niccolo Lemoine

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Pleasonton, California

Club:
Ballistic United SC

Jaylin Lindsey

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Weight:
156

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

Club:
Sporting KC Academy

Rayshaun McGann

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Weight:
143

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Palm Beach, Fla.

Club:
Philadelphia Union

Kevin Negrete

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-9

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Hawthorne, Calif.

Club:
LA Galaxy

James Sands

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
162

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Rye, N.Y.

Club:
New York City FC

Will Sands

Position:
Forward

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Rye, N.Y.

Club:
New York Soccer Club

Joshua Sargent

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-11

Weight:
174

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
O'Fallen, Mo.

Club:
Scott Gallagher Missouri

Tyler Shaver

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Weight:
147

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Riverside, Conn.

Club:
Beachside SC

Arturo Vasquez

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
164

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Mira Loma, Calif.

Club:
FC Golden State

Chandler Vaughn

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Woodbridge, Virginia

Club:
D.C. United

Adrian Villegas

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Weight:
131

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Hood River, Ore.

Club:
Portland Timbers

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Tanzania
4
1 0
3 9 9 3 6
USA 3 1 0 2 5 1 4 5
South Korea
3 1 0 2 5 2 3 5
Malaysia 3 0 1 2 4 7 -3 2
India 3 0 1 2 3 9 -6 1

USA Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
May 15 USA vs. Tanzania
1-1 D
Goa, India
May 19
USA vs. India
4-0 W
Goa, India
May 21
USA vs. South Korea
0-0 D
Goa, India
May 23
USA vs. Malaysia
6:30 a.m.
Goa, India
2016 AIFF Youth Cup Statistics

Record: 1-0-1

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Acosta, George
M 2
2 148 0 0 0 1/0
Akinola, Ayomide
F 1
1 90 1 0 2 0/0
Arteaga, Jake
D 1
1 90 0 0 0 0/0
Budnik, Alexander
GK 1
1 90 0 0 0 0/0
Carleton, Andrew
F 2
2 132 0 2 2 0/0
Durkin, Christopher
M 1
1 90 0 0 0 1/0
Ferri, Blaine M 1 1 72 0 0 0 0/0
Foe Nuphaus, Jean-Julian
D 1
1 74 0 1 1 0/0
Garces, Justin
GK 1
1 90 0 0 0 0/0
Gloster, Christopher
D 1
1 90
0 0 0 0/0
Goslin, Christopher
M 1
1 90 0 0 0 0/0
Jones, Quantrell
GK 0
0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Lemoine, Niccolo
F 2
0 49 0 0 0 0/0
Lindsey, Jaylin
D 0
0 0 0 0 0 0/0
McGann, Rayshaun
D 1
1 90 0 0 0 1/0
Negrete, Kevin
F 1
1 90 1 1 3 0/0
Sands, James
M 2
1 119 0 0 0 0/0
Sands, Will
F
1
1 90 2 0 4 0/0
Sargent, Joshua
F 2
1 108 0 0 0 0/0
Shaver, Tyler
D 1
1 90 0 0 0 1/0
Vasquez, AJ
D 2
1 106 0 1 1 0/0
Vaughn, Chandler D 1 1 90 1 0 2 0/0
Villegas, Adrian M 12
1 93 0 0 0 1/0

Own Goal


Totals


2
2 180 5 5 15 5/0

Opponent Totals


2 2 180 1 1 3 0/0

2016 AIFF Youth Cup Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Alexander Budnik 1 1 90 0 4 1 0.00 1-0-0
Justin Garces 1 1 90 1 1 0 1.00 0-0-1









Totals

2
2 180 5
1 1 0.50 1-0-1

Opponent Totals

2
2 180 1 5 0 2.50 1-0-1

Updated through May 20, 2016


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