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U.S. U-17 WNT Names Roster for Foreign Camp and Matches in Korea Republic

CHICAGO (Aug. 14, 2014) – U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team head coach B.J. Snow has named 20 players for a trip to the Korea Republic from Aug. 25-Sept. 4 where the squad will play multiple matches against the host.

South Korea won the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup that was played in Trinidad & Tobago. Asia teams have won three of the four FIFA U-17 tournaments contested so far with Korea DPR winning the inaugural event in 2008 and Japan taking the title in 2014.

This will be the first international trip for this group of players at the U-17 level. The U-17s last gathered for a domestic training camp from June 15-22 in Chula Vista, California.

The U.S. roster represents 10 different states. There are six players from California, the most of any state. Colorado has three and no other state has more than two.

The age cut-off for the next U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2016, which is currently scheduled to be played in Jordan, is Jan. 1, 1999. Seventeen players on the roster are 1999s, with three born in 2000.

U.S. U-17 WNT Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Hilary Beall (West Coast FC; Laguna Beach, Calif.), Brooke Bollinger (Space Coast United Storm; Indialantic, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (5): Kerry Abello (Team Chicago; Aurora, Ill.), Joanna Harber (Eastside FC; Bellevue, Wash.), Brooke Redington (South Bay Force; Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Karina Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), Sydney Zandi (Penn Fusion; West Chester, Pa.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Rachel Jones (Tophat SC; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Kiara Pickett (Eagles; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Izzy Rodriguez (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Ashley Sanchez (So Cal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Taryn Torres (Solar Chelsea SC; Frisco, Texas), Kali Trevithick (Crossfire; Redmond, Wash.)
FORWARDS (6):Tess Boade (Colorado Rush; Castle Rock, Colo.), Rachel Dorwart (Penn Fusion; Mechanicsburg, Pa.), Civana Kuhlman (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Tara McKeown (Eagles; Newbury, Calif.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.), Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colt Neck, N.J.) 

U.S. U-17 MNT Loses 4-1 to Norway at Open Nordic Tournament

NORRE AABY, Denmark (July 29, 2014) – The U.S. U-17 MNT dropped its second game of the Open Nordic Cup, a 4-1 loss to Norway Tuesday at Norre Aaby Stadium.

After giving up two first-half goals for the second consecutive game, USA’s Elijah Rice scored to cut the deficit to 2-1 early in the second half and breathe life into the U.S. attack. Norway put the game away with goals in the 60th and 79th minutes for the final margin. Norway’s John Saeter recorded a brace, opening the scoring in the ninth minute with a goal and striking again in the 79th minute to put the game further out of reach.

With the loss, the U.S. falls to 0-2-0 in the Open Nordic Tournament, having lost 2-0 to Denmark in the opener. The U.S. U-17s were previously unbeaten in 2014 and are currently playing with a split squad as they are also competing in the Copa Mexico de Naciones. The U.S. opens play in Mexico City against China PR on Aug. 2.

Next up for the U.S. in the Open Nordic Tournament is a match against the Faroe Islands on Thursday, July 31 before wrapping finishing on August 2 with a placement game.

 

-U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team vs. Norway
Date: July 29, 2014
Competition: Open Nordic Tournament  
Venue: Norre Aaby Stadium; Norre Aaby, Denmark
Kickoff: 3 p.m. local
Weather: 80 degrees 

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F                                             
USA                             0          1          1
Norway                         2          2          4

NOR                             John Saeter                  9th  minute
NOR                             Andreas Helmersen       20
USA                             Elijah Rice                     45
NOR                             Marcus Stensby            60
NOR                             John Saeter                  79

Lineups:
USA: 1-William Pulisic; 3-Edwin Lara, 4-Nikkye De Point, 16-Miles Stray, 14-Tyler Adams; 21-Brian Zelaya (2-Logan Panchot, 60), 20-George Braima (capt.), 24-Weston McKennie (11-McKinze Gaines, 57); 7-Elijah Rice, 13-Eric Matzelevich (9-Kai Koreniuk, 60), 10-Keegan Kelly
Subs not used: 6- Kyle Gurrieri, 8- Jonathan Gonzalez, 12- Eric Lopez, 15- AJ Palazzolo
Head Coach: Richie Williams 

NOR: 1-Christian Haug; 2-Henrik Bredeli, 4-Mathias Laudal (14-Leonardo Dure, 63), 5-Mathusan Sandrakumar, 3-Jesper Espung; 18-Sander Berge (11-Jonas Fjellberg, 41), 13-Kristoffer Ajer, 10-John Saeter (capt.), 6-Vegard Erlien (8-Behrouz Habib, 72); 15-Andreas Helmersen, 7-Emil Hansson (17-Markus Stensby, 41)
Subs not used: 9- Birk Risa, 12- Marius Halvorsen, 16- Viljar Birkeland
Head Coach: Erland Johnsen 

Misconduct Summary:
NOR- Mathusan Sandrakumar    72nd minute (caution)

Officials:
Referee: Petri Vijanen
Assistant Referee 1: Jarno Kiistala
Assistant Referee 2: Jan Hermansen
4th Official: Kari J. a Hovdanum

**PLEASE NOTE – Game was 80 minutes**

 

U-17 WNT Starts New Cycle at OTC

CHICAGO (June 11, 2014) – U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team head coach B.J. Snow has called up 30 players to the first training camp of the new cycle as this age group begins the long road to qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup that will be held in Jordan.

The age cut-off for the next U-17 Women’s World Cup is for players born on or after Jan. 1, 1999, and the majority of the players in this camp come from that birth year.

The camp will run from June 15-22 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, and will feature a 90-minute scrimmage on June 17 at 4 p.m. PT. Two more scrimmages will be held on June 21 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. PT.

U.S. U-17 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Hillary Beall (West Coast FC; Laguna Beach, Calif.), Brooke Bollinger (Space Coast United; Indialantic, Fla.), Lauren Brzykcy (SoCal Blues; San Clemente, Calif.), Anna Smith (Crossfire Premier; Issaquah, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (6): Caitlin Haislip (Eclipse Select; Munster, Ind.), Joanna Harber (Eastside FC; Bellevue, Wash.), Kai Henderson (Crossfire Premier; Mill Creek, Wash.), Karlie Paschall (Tennessee SC; Brentwood, Tenn.), Brooke Redington (SoCal Blues; Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Karina Rodriguez (SoCal Blues; Torrance, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Olufolasade Adamolekun (Lonestar SC; Spicewood, Texas), Alexa Ferreira (PDA; Warren, N.J.), Nicolette Hernandez (NSA Rockets; Naperville, Ill.), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Jillian Jennings (Match Fit Academy; Montclair, N.J.), Kiara Pickett (Camarrillo Eagles; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Isabel Rodriguez (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Ashley Sanchez (SoCal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Kali Trevithick (Crossfire Premier; Sammamish, Wash.)
FORWARDS (11): Theresa Boade (West Coast FC; Laguna Beach, Calif.), Rachael Dorwart (PA Classics; Mechanicsburg, Pa.), Simone Handy (Albion; Whittier, Calif.), Olivia Jones (Ahwatukee Foothills SC; Chandler, Ariz.), Civana Kuhlman (Colorado Rush, Littleton, Colo.), Kori Locksley (Freestate; Fort Washington, Md.), Tara McKeown (Eagles SC; Newbury Park, Calif.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.), Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colt Neck, N.J.), Emma Thomson (Sockers FC; Park Ridge, Ill.), Kelsey Turnbow (Crossfire Premier; Liberty Lake, Wash.)

U17 WNT vs Japan Highlights Reaction Feb 9 2014

The U.S. U-17 WNT came from behind to defeat Japan 2-1 in the final game of the 2014 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational. Head coach B.J. Snow, forward Mallory Pugh, midfielder Taylor Racioppi, defender Ellie Jean, and defender Natalie Jacobs talk about winning the tournament and playing the last game of this current U-17 WNT cycle.

U.S. U-17 WNT Defeats Japan 2-1 to Win U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational

CARSON, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team came from behind to defeat an extremely talented Japan team by a 2-1 score in its final match of the 2014 Women’s NTC Invitational, getting a 29th minute equalizer from midfielder Taylor Racioppi's penalty and then a game-winner from midfielder Mallory Pugh in the 80th minute.

It was Pugh’s fourth goal in three games of the tournament; in which the USA also defeated China 5-0 and New Zealand 2-0. China defeated New Zealand 5-1 in the third place match.

The Americans gave up a goal just five minutes into the game to Moeka Minami but battled back for the victory in a tightly contested match.

Racioppi set up both goals, first being brought down in the penalty area and then converting the spot kick herself. With just 10 minutes left, the midfielder set up Pugh, who slotted her shot into the right corner from just inside the penalty area.

The tournament saw the USA register three victories against countries that are headed to the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in March in Costa Rica. The young Americans were denied their berth due to a penalty kick loss to Mexico in the semifinal of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament.

This was last event as U-17s for players born 1997 and 1998 as they will now transition to the U-18s and U-20s. The ‘99s will then become the primary age group for the U-17s as they start preparations for qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

 - U-17 WNT vs. Japan Match Report -

Match: United States U-17 Women's National Team vs. Japan
Date: Feb. 9, 2014
Competition: 2014 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational
Venue: GlennMooch” Myernick Field – U.S. Soccer National Training Center - Carson, Calif.
Kickoff: 4 p.m. PT
Weather: 60 degrees

Scoring Summary:     1          2          F         
USA                             1          1          2
JPN                              1          0          1

JPN – Moeka Minami                               5th minute
USA – Taylor Racioppi (penalty kick)         29                    
USA – Mallory Pugh (Taylor Racioppi)        80                       

Lineups:
USA:   18-Kat Hess; 10-Ellie Jean, 9-Zoe Morse, 6-Natalie Jacobs, 12-Tegan McGrady; 4-Marley Canales,14-Taylor Racioppi, 17-Mallory Pugh; 8-Kelcie Hedge (20-Leah Pruitt, 66), 3-Maddie Haley (2-Dorian Bailey, 74), 11-Michelle Xiao (7-Mia Gyau, 66)
Subs not used: Ashley Sanchez, Taryn Torres, Frankie Tagliaferri, Karlie Paschall, Zoe Redei, Anika Rodriguez, Maddy Schultz, Alana Cook, Chloe Castaneda, Lauren Rood
Head Coach: BJ Snow

JPN: 1-Natsumi Asano; 6-Shiho Matsubara (21-Mizuka Sato, 77), 13-Moeka Minami, 3-Nana Ichise, 9-Hikaru Kitagawa; 10-Hina Sugita, 5-Asato Miyagawa, 14-Yui Hasegawa; 4-Nishida Meika, 8-Rikako Kobayashi, 18-Fuka Nagano (20-Mizuki Saihara,60)
Subs not used: Yukiko Abe, Wakaho Kanda, Fumika Yamashita, Mamiko Matsumoto, Yo Tachibana, Maho Hashinuma, Fuka Kono, Aimi Kunitake
Head Coach: Asako Takakura

Stats Summary: USA / JPN                                
Shots: 6 / 7
Shots on Goal: 4 / 6
Saves: 5 / 2
Corner Kicks: 5 / 7
Fouls: 7 / 4
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
JPN – Nana Ichise          37th minute

Officials:
Referee: Juliana Duncan (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Amanda Ross (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Kathryn Nesbitt (USA)
Fourth Official: Adrienne McDonald (USA)

U17 WNT vs New Zealand Highlights Reaction Feb 7 2014

The U.S. U-17 WNT defeated New Zealand 2-0 in its second game of the 2014 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational. Head coach B.J. Snow, midfielder Marley Canales, and midfielder Ashley Sanchez talk about the win which gave the Americans the tournament lead heading into the final game against Japan on Feb. 9.

U.S. U-17 WNT Defeats New Zealand 2-0 at U-17 Women's NTC Invitational

CARSON, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team defeated New Zealand 2-0 in its second match of the 2014 Women’s NTC Invitational, getting a goal in each half from Mallory Pugh and Zoe Redei, respectively.

The USA’s victory, combined with Japan’s 0-0 draw with China in the first match of the day, sets up the Americans for a chance to win the tournament with a win or draw against Japan on Sunday, Feb. 9. The match kicks off at 4 p.m. PT at Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif. The first match featuring New Zealand and China kicks off at 1 p.m. PT.

The USA is currently in first place in the four-team tournament with six points and a plus-6 goal differential. Japan has four points from a win and a tie and a plus-5 goal differential. China has one point from a draw and a loss while New Zealand has lost both matches so far.

The USA opened the scoring in the 26th minute, as Pugh scored her third goal of the tournament and 14th of her U-17 international career. Midfielder Dorian Bailey played the ball from the left wing into the penalty area for midfielder Taylor Racioppi, who then found Pugh for a right-footed drive into the upper left corner.

The USA, which out-shot New Zealand 12-1 and did not allow a shot on goal, got the clincher in the 70th minute after 61st minute substitute Michelle Xiao won the ball from a Kiwi about 30 yards from the goal. She dribbled forward before slipping a pass to Redei who scored from inside the penalty area.

This will be the last event for the U-17 players born in 1997 and 1998, as they will then transition to the U-18s and U-20s. Players born in 1999 will then become the primary age group for the U-17s and begin preparations for qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

- U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team Match Report -

Match: United States U-17 Women's National Team vs. New Zealand U-17 Women’s National Team
Date:
February 7, 2014
Competition:
2014 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational
Venue:
GlennMooch” Myernick Field; U.S. Soccer National Training Center; Carson, Calif.
Kickoff:
6 p.m. PT
Weather:
57 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         1 1 2
NZL                         0 0 0

USA – Mallory Pugh (Taylor Racioppi) 26th minute
USA – Zoe Redei (Michelle Xiao) 70

Lineups:
USA:
1-Lauren Rood; 7-Mia Gyau, 13-Alana Cook, 9-Zoe Morse, 2-Dorian Bailey; 4-Marley Canales (25-Taryn Torres, 77), 14-Taylor Racioppi (12-Tegan McGrady, 61), 17- Mallory Pugh (20-Leah Pruitt, 77); 8-Kelcie Hedge (23-Ashley Sanchez, 61), 3-Maddie Haley (Zoe Redei, 61), 19-Anika Rodriguez (11-Michelle Xiao, 61)
Subs not used: Frankie Tagliaferri, Chloe Castaneda, Kat Hess, Ellie Jean, Natalie Jacobs, Karlie Paschall, Maddy Schultz

Head Coach: BJ Snow

NZL: 1-Emma Fulbrook; 12-Sophie Stewart Hobbs, 3-Hope Gilchrist, 4-Elisabeth Anton, 5-Hanna English; 8-Daisy Cleverley, (83-Lucy Stotter, 83), 15-Whitney Hepburn (6-Isabella Coombes, 70), 19-Tayla Christensen (16-Sarah Morton, 46); 13-Paige Satchell (11-Emily Oosterhof, 70), 10-Jade Parris, 17-Deven Jackson (18-Isabella Richards, 46),
Subs not used: Geena Gross, Martine Puketapu, Karin Ingram, Emily Hanrahan
Head Coach: jitka Klimkova

Stats Summary: USA / NZL
Shots: 12 / 1
Shots on Goal: 11 / 0
Saves: 0 / 9
Corner Kicks: 12 / 0
Fouls: 3 / 1
Offside: 1 /1

Misconduct Summary:

Officials:
Referee: Katja Koroleva (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Amanda Ross (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Jennifer Garner (USA)
Fourth Official: Juliana Duncan (USA)

Under-17 Women's NTC Invitational: CHN 0 JPN 0

- Under-17 Women’s NTC Invitational Match Report –

Match: China Under-17 Women’s National Team vs. Japan Under-17 Women’s National Team
Date
: February 7, 2014
Competition
: 2014 Under-17 Women’s NTC Invitational
Venue
: Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field; U.S. Soccer National Training Center; Carson, Calif.
Kickoff
: 3 p.m. PT
Weather
: 61 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
CHN                         0 0 0
JPN                          0 0 0

Lineups:
CHN:
1-Pan Jingying; (18-Peng Shimeng, 45); 2-Tang Hui; (21-Xiao Jingfang, 67); 3-Wang Ying; 4-Zhao Yuxin; 5-Yao Wei; 6-Fan Yuqiu; 8-Cui Yuhan; (7-Liu Jing, 68); 9-Qin Manman; (19-Li Jianghong, 86); 11-Xu Jiameng; 16-Liu Yan; 17-Hu Yuanxin (12-Gong Li, 45)
Substitutes not used: Wang Xueting; Wan Ruyi; Liu Mengxue; Dai Chenying; Ma Li; Chen Yudan; Wu Yue; Wurilige

Head Coach: Gao Hong

JPN: 1-Asano Natsumi; 3-Ichise Nana; (21-Sato Mizuka, 45); 5-Miyagawa Asato; (9-Kitagawa Hikaru, 45); 6-Matsubara Shiho; 7-Kanda Wakaho; (8-Kobayashi Rikako, 45); 10-Sugita Hina; 13-Minami Moeka; 15-Tachibana Yo; (14-Hasegawa Yui, 45); 16-Hashinuma Maho; 18-Nagano Fuka; (4-Nishida Meika, 72); 20-Saihara Mizuki
Substitutes not used: Abe Yukiko; Yamashita Fumika; Matsumoto Mamiko; Kono Fuka; Kunitake Aime
Head Coach: Asako Takakura

Stats Summary: CHN / JPN
Shots: 5 / 19
Shots on Goal: 4 / 9
Saves: 9 / 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 11
Fouls: 3 / 3
Offside: 2 / 1

Misconduct:

Officials:
Referee: Karen Abt (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Felisha Mariscal (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Kathryn Nesbitt (USA)
Fourth Official: Jasmine Peralta (USA)

U17 WNT vs China PR Highlights Reaction Feb 5 2014

The U.S. U-17 WNT defeated China PR 4-0 in its first game of the 2014 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational. Head coach B.J. Snow, defender Natalie Jacobs, defender Michelle Xiao, and forward Mallory Pugh react to the team's victory.

U.S. U-17 WNT Off to Flying Start with 4-0 Win against China PR at NTC Invitational

CARSON, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team rolled to a comprehensive victory against China PR in its first match of the 2014 Women’s NTC Invitational, winning 4-0 as forward Kelcie Hedge and midfielder Mallory Pugh both scored twice.

In the other match of the day, Japan defeated New Zealand 5-0 on goals from Rikako Kobayashi, Yui Hasegawa, Hina Sugita, Meika Nishida and Asato Miyagawa.

The USA, which out-shot China 18-2 and had seven corner kicks to the visitor’s zero, opened the scoring in the 13th minute, as forward Madison Haley raced down the right side and crossed on the ground. The ball skimmed off the foot of Hedge, hit midfielder Michelle Xiao in the foot and then bounced back to Hedge who finished smartly into the lower left corner from seven yards out for her third international goal.

Pugh, the USA’s leading scorer in this cycle, made it 2-0 just two minutes later after center-back Natalie Jacobs played a long pass into the left side of the penalty area for midfielder Taylor Racioppi, who took the ball to the end line before cutting it back into the middle. Pugh initially got the ball caught under her feet for a moment, but made up for it by smashing a right-footed shot into the roof of the net from 13 yards out.

Hedge got her second in the 34th minute after midfielder Marley Canales nutmegged a defender on the left wing before sending in a cross. Hedge made a nice run to score off a first-time half-volley with her left foot 11 yards out, rolling the ball into the lower left corner to make it 3-0 heading into halftime.

It didn’t stay that way for long as Pugh – the U.S. captain – scored her 13th international goal at the U-17 level in the first minute of the second half. This time it was Hedge who played the ball to Pugh inside the penalty area and she skillfully touched it around the goalkeeper before slotting home from eight yards for the final 4-0 margin.

The U.S. team defense did not allow a shot on goal.

The USA will face New Zealand on Friday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. PT, while China plays Japan in the first match at 3 p.m. PT. The young Americans finish the tournament on Sunday, Feb. 9, against Japan at 4 p. m. PT, preceded by New Zealand vs. China at 1 p.m. PT. All matches are free to the public and are being played on the Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

This will be the last U-17 event for players born in 1997 and 1998 as they will then transition to the U-18 and U-20 Women’s National Teams. The ’99-born players will then become the primary age group for the U-17s as they start preparations for qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

- U.S. U-17 Women's National Team Match Report -

Match: United States U-17 Women's National Team vs. China U-17 Women’s National Team
Date:
February 5, 2014
Competition:
2014 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational
Venue:
Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field; U.S. Soccer National Training Center; Carson, Calif.
Kickoff:
6 p.m. PT
Weather:
57 degrees, windy

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 3 1 4
CHN 0 0 0

USA – Kelcie Hedge (Michelle Xiao) 13th minute
USA – Mallory Pugh (Taylor Racioppi) 15
USA – Kelcie Hedge (Marley Canales) 34
USA – Mallory Pugh (Kelcie Hedge) 46

Lineups:
USA:
18-Kat Hess; 12-Tegan McGrady, 6-Natalie Jacobs, 9-Zoe Morse, 10-Ellie Jean; 14-Taylor Racioppi (2-Dorian Bailey, 63), 4-Marley Canales (16-Karlie Paschall, 82), 17-Mallory Pugh (19-Anika Rodriguez, 78); 11-Michelle Xiao (22-Maddy Schultz, 63), 3-Maddie Haley (15-Zoe Redei, 46), 8-Kelcie Hedge (20-Leah Pruitt, 78)
Subs not used: Ashley Sanchez, Taryn Torres, Frankie Tagliaferri, Mia Gyau, Alana Cook, Chloe Castaneda, Lauren Rood

Head Coach: BJ Snow

CHN: 1-Pan Jingying: 2-Tang Hui (16-Liu Yan, 46), 5-Yao Wei, 14-Wan Ruyi (4-Zhao Yuxin, 53), 3-Wang Ying; 6-Fan Yuqui, 9-Qin Manman, 7-Liu Jing (11-Xu Jiameng, 46); 17-Hu Yuanxin, (12-Wu Ye, 76) 24-Li Gong, 8-Cui Yuhan
Subs not used: Liu Jing, Wang Xueting, Liu Mengxue, Peng Shimeng, Li Jianghong, Dai Chenying, Xiao Jingfang, Ma Li, Chen Yuden, Gong Li, WuRiLiGe
Head Coach: Gao Hong

Stats Summary: USA / CHN
Shots: 18 / 2
Shots on Goal: 7 / 0
Saves: 0 / 3
Corner Kicks: 7 / 0
Fouls: 7 / 4
Offside: 0 / 0

Misconduct Summary: 

Officials:
Referee: Jasmine Peralta (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Eduardo Mariscal (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Kate Chapman (USA)
Fourth Official: Rebekah Friedrich (USA)

U.S. U-17 WNT Names Roster for Foreign Camp and Matches in Korea Republic

CHICAGO (Aug. 14, 2014) – U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team head coach B.J. Snow has named 20 players for a trip to the Korea Republic from Aug. 25-Sept. 4 where the squad will play multiple matches against the host.

South Korea won the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup that was played in Trinidad & Tobago. Asia teams have won three of the four FIFA U-17 tournaments contested so far with Korea DPR winning the inaugural event in 2008 and Japan taking the title in 2014.

This will be the first international trip for this group of players at the U-17 level. The U-17s last gathered for a domestic training camp from June 15-22 in Chula Vista, California.

The U.S. roster represents 10 different states. There are six players from California, the most of any state. Colorado has three and no other state has more than two.

The age cut-off for the next U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2016, which is currently scheduled to be played in Jordan, is Jan. 1, 1999. Seventeen players on the roster are 1999s, with three born in 2000.

U.S. U-17 WNT Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Hilary Beall (West Coast FC; Laguna Beach, Calif.), Brooke Bollinger (Space Coast United Storm; Indialantic, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (5): Kerry Abello (Team Chicago; Aurora, Ill.), Joanna Harber (Eastside FC; Bellevue, Wash.), Brooke Redington (South Bay Force; Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Karina Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), Sydney Zandi (Penn Fusion; West Chester, Pa.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Rachel Jones (Tophat SC; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Kiara Pickett (Eagles; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Izzy Rodriguez (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Ashley Sanchez (So Cal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Taryn Torres (Solar Chelsea SC; Frisco, Texas), Kali Trevithick (Crossfire; Redmond, Wash.)
FORWARDS (6):Tess Boade (Colorado Rush; Castle Rock, Colo.), Rachel Dorwart (Penn Fusion; Mechanicsburg, Pa.), Civana Kuhlman (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Tara McKeown (Eagles; Newbury, Calif.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.), Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colt Neck, N.J.) 

U.S. U-17 MNT Loses 4-1 to Norway at Open Nordic Tournament

NORRE AABY, Denmark (July 29, 2014) – The U.S. U-17 MNT dropped its second game of the Open Nordic Cup, a 4-1 loss to Norway Tuesday at Norre Aaby Stadium.

After giving up two first-half goals for the second consecutive game, USA’s Elijah Rice scored to cut the deficit to 2-1 early in the second half and breathe life into the U.S. attack. Norway put the game away with goals in the 60th and 79th minutes for the final margin. Norway’s John Saeter recorded a brace, opening the scoring in the ninth minute with a goal and striking again in the 79th minute to put the game further out of reach.

With the loss, the U.S. falls to 0-2-0 in the Open Nordic Tournament, having lost 2-0 to Denmark in the opener. The U.S. U-17s were previously unbeaten in 2014 and are currently playing with a split squad as they are also competing in the Copa Mexico de Naciones. The U.S. opens play in Mexico City against China PR on Aug. 2.

Next up for the U.S. in the Open Nordic Tournament is a match against the Faroe Islands on Thursday, July 31 before wrapping finishing on August 2 with a placement game.

 

-U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team vs. Norway
Date: July 29, 2014
Competition: Open Nordic Tournament  
Venue: Norre Aaby Stadium; Norre Aaby, Denmark
Kickoff: 3 p.m. local
Weather: 80 degrees 

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F                                             
USA                             0          1          1
Norway                         2          2          4

NOR                             John Saeter                  9th  minute
NOR                             Andreas Helmersen       20
USA                             Elijah Rice                     45
NOR                             Marcus Stensby            60
NOR                             John Saeter                  79

Lineups:
USA: 1-William Pulisic; 3-Edwin Lara, 4-Nikkye De Point, 16-Miles Stray, 14-Tyler Adams; 21-Brian Zelaya (2-Logan Panchot, 60), 20-George Braima (capt.), 24-Weston McKennie (11-McKinze Gaines, 57); 7-Elijah Rice, 13-Eric Matzelevich (9-Kai Koreniuk, 60), 10-Keegan Kelly
Subs not used: 6- Kyle Gurrieri, 8- Jonathan Gonzalez, 12- Eric Lopez, 15- AJ Palazzolo
Head Coach: Richie Williams 

NOR: 1-Christian Haug; 2-Henrik Bredeli, 4-Mathias Laudal (14-Leonardo Dure, 63), 5-Mathusan Sandrakumar, 3-Jesper Espung; 18-Sander Berge (11-Jonas Fjellberg, 41), 13-Kristoffer Ajer, 10-John Saeter (capt.), 6-Vegard Erlien (8-Behrouz Habib, 72); 15-Andreas Helmersen, 7-Emil Hansson (17-Markus Stensby, 41)
Subs not used: 9- Birk Risa, 12- Marius Halvorsen, 16- Viljar Birkeland
Head Coach: Erland Johnsen 

Misconduct Summary:
NOR- Mathusan Sandrakumar    72nd minute (caution)

Officials:
Referee: Petri Vijanen
Assistant Referee 1: Jarno Kiistala
Assistant Referee 2: Jan Hermansen
4th Official: Kari J. a Hovdanum

**PLEASE NOTE – Game was 80 minutes**

 

U-17 WNT Starts New Cycle at OTC

CHICAGO (June 11, 2014) – U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team head coach B.J. Snow has called up 30 players to the first training camp of the new cycle as this age group begins the long road to qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup that will be held in Jordan.

The age cut-off for the next U-17 Women’s World Cup is for players born on or after Jan. 1, 1999, and the majority of the players in this camp come from that birth year.

The camp will run from June 15-22 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, and will feature a 90-minute scrimmage on June 17 at 4 p.m. PT. Two more scrimmages will be held on June 21 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. PT.

U.S. U-17 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Hillary Beall (West Coast FC; Laguna Beach, Calif.), Brooke Bollinger (Space Coast United; Indialantic, Fla.), Lauren Brzykcy (SoCal Blues; San Clemente, Calif.), Anna Smith (Crossfire Premier; Issaquah, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (6): Caitlin Haislip (Eclipse Select; Munster, Ind.), Joanna Harber (Eastside FC; Bellevue, Wash.), Kai Henderson (Crossfire Premier; Mill Creek, Wash.), Karlie Paschall (Tennessee SC; Brentwood, Tenn.), Brooke Redington (SoCal Blues; Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Karina Rodriguez (SoCal Blues; Torrance, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Olufolasade Adamolekun (Lonestar SC; Spicewood, Texas), Alexa Ferreira (PDA; Warren, N.J.), Nicolette Hernandez (NSA Rockets; Naperville, Ill.), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Jillian Jennings (Match Fit Academy; Montclair, N.J.), Kiara Pickett (Camarrillo Eagles; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Isabel Rodriguez (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Ashley Sanchez (SoCal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Kali Trevithick (Crossfire Premier; Sammamish, Wash.)
FORWARDS (11): Theresa Boade (West Coast FC; Laguna Beach, Calif.), Rachael Dorwart (PA Classics; Mechanicsburg, Pa.), Simone Handy (Albion; Whittier, Calif.), Olivia Jones (Ahwatukee Foothills SC; Chandler, Ariz.), Civana Kuhlman (Colorado Rush, Littleton, Colo.), Kori Locksley (Freestate; Fort Washington, Md.), Tara McKeown (Eagles SC; Newbury Park, Calif.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.), Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colt Neck, N.J.), Emma Thomson (Sockers FC; Park Ridge, Ill.), Kelsey Turnbow (Crossfire Premier; Liberty Lake, Wash.)

U.S. U-17 WNT Defeats Japan 2-1 to Win U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational

CARSON, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team came from behind to defeat an extremely talented Japan team by a 2-1 score in its final match of the 2014 Women’s NTC Invitational, getting a 29th minute equalizer from midfielder Taylor Racioppi's penalty and then a game-winner from midfielder Mallory Pugh in the 80th minute.

It was Pugh’s fourth goal in three games of the tournament; in which the USA also defeated China 5-0 and New Zealand 2-0. China defeated New Zealand 5-1 in the third place match.

The Americans gave up a goal just five minutes into the game to Moeka Minami but battled back for the victory in a tightly contested match.

Racioppi set up both goals, first being brought down in the penalty area and then converting the spot kick herself. With just 10 minutes left, the midfielder set up Pugh, who slotted her shot into the right corner from just inside the penalty area.

The tournament saw the USA register three victories against countries that are headed to the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in March in Costa Rica. The young Americans were denied their berth due to a penalty kick loss to Mexico in the semifinal of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament.

This was last event as U-17s for players born 1997 and 1998 as they will now transition to the U-18s and U-20s. The ‘99s will then become the primary age group for the U-17s as they start preparations for qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

 - U-17 WNT vs. Japan Match Report -

Match: United States U-17 Women's National Team vs. Japan
Date: Feb. 9, 2014
Competition: 2014 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational
Venue: GlennMooch” Myernick Field – U.S. Soccer National Training Center - Carson, Calif.
Kickoff: 4 p.m. PT
Weather: 60 degrees

Scoring Summary:     1          2          F         
USA                             1          1          2
JPN                              1          0          1

JPN – Moeka Minami                               5th minute
USA – Taylor Racioppi (penalty kick)         29                    
USA – Mallory Pugh (Taylor Racioppi)        80                       

Lineups:
USA:   18-Kat Hess; 10-Ellie Jean, 9-Zoe Morse, 6-Natalie Jacobs, 12-Tegan McGrady; 4-Marley Canales,14-Taylor Racioppi, 17-Mallory Pugh; 8-Kelcie Hedge (20-Leah Pruitt, 66), 3-Maddie Haley (2-Dorian Bailey, 74), 11-Michelle Xiao (7-Mia Gyau, 66)
Subs not used: Ashley Sanchez, Taryn Torres, Frankie Tagliaferri, Karlie Paschall, Zoe Redei, Anika Rodriguez, Maddy Schultz, Alana Cook, Chloe Castaneda, Lauren Rood
Head Coach: BJ Snow

JPN: 1-Natsumi Asano; 6-Shiho Matsubara (21-Mizuka Sato, 77), 13-Moeka Minami, 3-Nana Ichise, 9-Hikaru Kitagawa; 10-Hina Sugita, 5-Asato Miyagawa, 14-Yui Hasegawa; 4-Nishida Meika, 8-Rikako Kobayashi, 18-Fuka Nagano (20-Mizuki Saihara,60)
Subs not used: Yukiko Abe, Wakaho Kanda, Fumika Yamashita, Mamiko Matsumoto, Yo Tachibana, Maho Hashinuma, Fuka Kono, Aimi Kunitake
Head Coach: Asako Takakura

Stats Summary: USA / JPN                                
Shots: 6 / 7
Shots on Goal: 4 / 6
Saves: 5 / 2
Corner Kicks: 5 / 7
Fouls: 7 / 4
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
JPN – Nana Ichise          37th minute

Officials:
Referee: Juliana Duncan (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Amanda Ross (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Kathryn Nesbitt (USA)
Fourth Official: Adrienne McDonald (USA)

U.S. U-17 WNT Defeats New Zealand 2-0 at U-17 Women's NTC Invitational

CARSON, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team defeated New Zealand 2-0 in its second match of the 2014 Women’s NTC Invitational, getting a goal in each half from Mallory Pugh and Zoe Redei, respectively.

The USA’s victory, combined with Japan’s 0-0 draw with China in the first match of the day, sets up the Americans for a chance to win the tournament with a win or draw against Japan on Sunday, Feb. 9. The match kicks off at 4 p.m. PT at Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif. The first match featuring New Zealand and China kicks off at 1 p.m. PT.

The USA is currently in first place in the four-team tournament with six points and a plus-6 goal differential. Japan has four points from a win and a tie and a plus-5 goal differential. China has one point from a draw and a loss while New Zealand has lost both matches so far.

The USA opened the scoring in the 26th minute, as Pugh scored her third goal of the tournament and 14th of her U-17 international career. Midfielder Dorian Bailey played the ball from the left wing into the penalty area for midfielder Taylor Racioppi, who then found Pugh for a right-footed drive into the upper left corner.

The USA, which out-shot New Zealand 12-1 and did not allow a shot on goal, got the clincher in the 70th minute after 61st minute substitute Michelle Xiao won the ball from a Kiwi about 30 yards from the goal. She dribbled forward before slipping a pass to Redei who scored from inside the penalty area.

This will be the last event for the U-17 players born in 1997 and 1998, as they will then transition to the U-18s and U-20s. Players born in 1999 will then become the primary age group for the U-17s and begin preparations for qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

- U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team Match Report -

Match: United States U-17 Women's National Team vs. New Zealand U-17 Women’s National Team
Date:
February 7, 2014
Competition:
2014 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational
Venue:
GlennMooch” Myernick Field; U.S. Soccer National Training Center; Carson, Calif.
Kickoff:
6 p.m. PT
Weather:
57 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         1 1 2
NZL                         0 0 0

USA – Mallory Pugh (Taylor Racioppi) 26th minute
USA – Zoe Redei (Michelle Xiao) 70

Lineups:
USA:
1-Lauren Rood; 7-Mia Gyau, 13-Alana Cook, 9-Zoe Morse, 2-Dorian Bailey; 4-Marley Canales (25-Taryn Torres, 77), 14-Taylor Racioppi (12-Tegan McGrady, 61), 17- Mallory Pugh (20-Leah Pruitt, 77); 8-Kelcie Hedge (23-Ashley Sanchez, 61), 3-Maddie Haley (Zoe Redei, 61), 19-Anika Rodriguez (11-Michelle Xiao, 61)
Subs not used: Frankie Tagliaferri, Chloe Castaneda, Kat Hess, Ellie Jean, Natalie Jacobs, Karlie Paschall, Maddy Schultz

Head Coach: BJ Snow

NZL: 1-Emma Fulbrook; 12-Sophie Stewart Hobbs, 3-Hope Gilchrist, 4-Elisabeth Anton, 5-Hanna English; 8-Daisy Cleverley, (83-Lucy Stotter, 83), 15-Whitney Hepburn (6-Isabella Coombes, 70), 19-Tayla Christensen (16-Sarah Morton, 46); 13-Paige Satchell (11-Emily Oosterhof, 70), 10-Jade Parris, 17-Deven Jackson (18-Isabella Richards, 46),
Subs not used: Geena Gross, Martine Puketapu, Karin Ingram, Emily Hanrahan
Head Coach: jitka Klimkova

Stats Summary: USA / NZL
Shots: 12 / 1
Shots on Goal: 11 / 0
Saves: 0 / 9
Corner Kicks: 12 / 0
Fouls: 3 / 1
Offside: 1 /1

Misconduct Summary:

Officials:
Referee: Katja Koroleva (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Amanda Ross (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Jennifer Garner (USA)
Fourth Official: Juliana Duncan (USA)

Under-17 Women's NTC Invitational: CHN 0 JPN 0

- Under-17 Women’s NTC Invitational Match Report –

Match: China Under-17 Women’s National Team vs. Japan Under-17 Women’s National Team
Date
: February 7, 2014
Competition
: 2014 Under-17 Women’s NTC Invitational
Venue
: Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field; U.S. Soccer National Training Center; Carson, Calif.
Kickoff
: 3 p.m. PT
Weather
: 61 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
CHN                         0 0 0
JPN                          0 0 0

Lineups:
CHN:
1-Pan Jingying; (18-Peng Shimeng, 45); 2-Tang Hui; (21-Xiao Jingfang, 67); 3-Wang Ying; 4-Zhao Yuxin; 5-Yao Wei; 6-Fan Yuqiu; 8-Cui Yuhan; (7-Liu Jing, 68); 9-Qin Manman; (19-Li Jianghong, 86); 11-Xu Jiameng; 16-Liu Yan; 17-Hu Yuanxin (12-Gong Li, 45)
Substitutes not used: Wang Xueting; Wan Ruyi; Liu Mengxue; Dai Chenying; Ma Li; Chen Yudan; Wu Yue; Wurilige

Head Coach: Gao Hong

JPN: 1-Asano Natsumi; 3-Ichise Nana; (21-Sato Mizuka, 45); 5-Miyagawa Asato; (9-Kitagawa Hikaru, 45); 6-Matsubara Shiho; 7-Kanda Wakaho; (8-Kobayashi Rikako, 45); 10-Sugita Hina; 13-Minami Moeka; 15-Tachibana Yo; (14-Hasegawa Yui, 45); 16-Hashinuma Maho; 18-Nagano Fuka; (4-Nishida Meika, 72); 20-Saihara Mizuki
Substitutes not used: Abe Yukiko; Yamashita Fumika; Matsumoto Mamiko; Kono Fuka; Kunitake Aime
Head Coach: Asako Takakura

Stats Summary: CHN / JPN
Shots: 5 / 19
Shots on Goal: 4 / 9
Saves: 9 / 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 11
Fouls: 3 / 3
Offside: 2 / 1

Misconduct:

Officials:
Referee: Karen Abt (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Felisha Mariscal (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Kathryn Nesbitt (USA)
Fourth Official: Jasmine Peralta (USA)

U.S. U-17 WNT Off to Flying Start with 4-0 Win against China PR at NTC Invitational

CARSON, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team rolled to a comprehensive victory against China PR in its first match of the 2014 Women’s NTC Invitational, winning 4-0 as forward Kelcie Hedge and midfielder Mallory Pugh both scored twice.

In the other match of the day, Japan defeated New Zealand 5-0 on goals from Rikako Kobayashi, Yui Hasegawa, Hina Sugita, Meika Nishida and Asato Miyagawa.

The USA, which out-shot China 18-2 and had seven corner kicks to the visitor’s zero, opened the scoring in the 13th minute, as forward Madison Haley raced down the right side and crossed on the ground. The ball skimmed off the foot of Hedge, hit midfielder Michelle Xiao in the foot and then bounced back to Hedge who finished smartly into the lower left corner from seven yards out for her third international goal.

Pugh, the USA’s leading scorer in this cycle, made it 2-0 just two minutes later after center-back Natalie Jacobs played a long pass into the left side of the penalty area for midfielder Taylor Racioppi, who took the ball to the end line before cutting it back into the middle. Pugh initially got the ball caught under her feet for a moment, but made up for it by smashing a right-footed shot into the roof of the net from 13 yards out.

Hedge got her second in the 34th minute after midfielder Marley Canales nutmegged a defender on the left wing before sending in a cross. Hedge made a nice run to score off a first-time half-volley with her left foot 11 yards out, rolling the ball into the lower left corner to make it 3-0 heading into halftime.

It didn’t stay that way for long as Pugh – the U.S. captain – scored her 13th international goal at the U-17 level in the first minute of the second half. This time it was Hedge who played the ball to Pugh inside the penalty area and she skillfully touched it around the goalkeeper before slotting home from eight yards for the final 4-0 margin.

The U.S. team defense did not allow a shot on goal.

The USA will face New Zealand on Friday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. PT, while China plays Japan in the first match at 3 p.m. PT. The young Americans finish the tournament on Sunday, Feb. 9, against Japan at 4 p. m. PT, preceded by New Zealand vs. China at 1 p.m. PT. All matches are free to the public and are being played on the Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

This will be the last U-17 event for players born in 1997 and 1998 as they will then transition to the U-18 and U-20 Women’s National Teams. The ’99-born players will then become the primary age group for the U-17s as they start preparations for qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

- U.S. U-17 Women's National Team Match Report -

Match: United States U-17 Women's National Team vs. China U-17 Women’s National Team
Date:
February 5, 2014
Competition:
2014 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational
Venue:
Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field; U.S. Soccer National Training Center; Carson, Calif.
Kickoff:
6 p.m. PT
Weather:
57 degrees, windy

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 3 1 4
CHN 0 0 0

USA – Kelcie Hedge (Michelle Xiao) 13th minute
USA – Mallory Pugh (Taylor Racioppi) 15
USA – Kelcie Hedge (Marley Canales) 34
USA – Mallory Pugh (Kelcie Hedge) 46

Lineups:
USA:
18-Kat Hess; 12-Tegan McGrady, 6-Natalie Jacobs, 9-Zoe Morse, 10-Ellie Jean; 14-Taylor Racioppi (2-Dorian Bailey, 63), 4-Marley Canales (16-Karlie Paschall, 82), 17-Mallory Pugh (19-Anika Rodriguez, 78); 11-Michelle Xiao (22-Maddy Schultz, 63), 3-Maddie Haley (15-Zoe Redei, 46), 8-Kelcie Hedge (20-Leah Pruitt, 78)
Subs not used: Ashley Sanchez, Taryn Torres, Frankie Tagliaferri, Mia Gyau, Alana Cook, Chloe Castaneda, Lauren Rood

Head Coach: BJ Snow

CHN: 1-Pan Jingying: 2-Tang Hui (16-Liu Yan, 46), 5-Yao Wei, 14-Wan Ruyi (4-Zhao Yuxin, 53), 3-Wang Ying; 6-Fan Yuqui, 9-Qin Manman, 7-Liu Jing (11-Xu Jiameng, 46); 17-Hu Yuanxin, (12-Wu Ye, 76) 24-Li Gong, 8-Cui Yuhan
Subs not used: Liu Jing, Wang Xueting, Liu Mengxue, Peng Shimeng, Li Jianghong, Dai Chenying, Xiao Jingfang, Ma Li, Chen Yuden, Gong Li, WuRiLiGe
Head Coach: Gao Hong

Stats Summary: USA / CHN
Shots: 18 / 2
Shots on Goal: 7 / 0
Saves: 0 / 3
Corner Kicks: 7 / 0
Fouls: 7 / 4
Offside: 0 / 0

Misconduct Summary: 

Officials:
Referee: Jasmine Peralta (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Eduardo Mariscal (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Kate Chapman (USA)
Fourth Official: Rebekah Friedrich (USA)

Under-17 Women's NTC Invitational: JPN 5 NZL 0

- Under-17 Women’s NTC Invitational Match Report -

Match: Japan U-17 Women’s National Team vs. New Zealand U-17 Women’s National Team
Date: February 5, 2014
Competition: 2014 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational
Venue: Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field; U.S. Soccer National Training Center; Carson, Calif.
Kickoff: 3 p.m. PT
Weather: 65 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
JPN                          3 2 5
NZL                          0 0 0

JPN – Rikako Kobayashi (Hina Sugita) 7th Minute
JPN – Yui Hasegawa (Rikako Kobayashi) 17
JPN – Hina Sugita 21
JPN – Meika Nishida 58
JPN – Asato Miyagawa (Meika Yamashita) 76

Lineups:
JPN:
1-Natsumi Asano, 21-Mizuka Sato (11-Fumika Yamashita, 46), 2-Yukiko Abe (18-Fuka Nagano, 46), 3-Nana Ichise, 4-Meika Nishida, 5-Asato Miyagawa (15-Yo Tachibana, 82), 8-Rikako Kobayashi (20-Mizuki Saihara, 72), 9-Hikaru Kitagawa (6-Shiho Matsubara, 63), 10-Hina Sugita, 14-Yui Hasegawa, 19-Aimi Kunitake (16-Maho Hashinuma, 46)
Head Coach: Asako Takakura

NZL: 1-Emma Fulbrook, 2-Geena Gross (12-Sophie Stewart Hobbs, 46), 4-Elizabeth Anton, 5-Hanna English, 6-Isabella Coombes (7-Lucy Stotter, 82), 8-Daisy Cleverley (15-Whitney Hepburn, 68), 9-Martine Puketapu (10-Jade Parris, 68), 11-Emily Oosterhof (16-Sarah Morton, 46), 14-Karin Ingram, 18-Isabella Richards, 19-Tayla Christensen (13-Paige Satchell, 68)
Head Coach: Jitka Klumkova

Misconduct Summary:

Officials:
Referee: Adrienne McDonald
Assistant Referee 1: Kathryn Nesbitt
Assistant Referee 2: Jennifer Garner
4th Official: Karen Abt

U.S. Soccer to Host Four-Team U-17 Women's Tournament at National Training Center in Carson, Calif., from Feb. 5-9

CHICAGO (Jan. 27, 2014) – U.S. Soccer will host the 2014 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational from Feb. 5-9 in Carson, Calif., and feature U-17 Women’s National Teams from the United States, China PR, Japan and New Zealand. All the matches will be staged on Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Each of the match days – Feb. 5, 7 and 9 – will feature a doubleheader with the USA playing the second game of the day. The winner of the competition will be based on total points with the first tiebreakers being overall goal differential and then total goals scored. Admission to the matches is free to the public, as is parking.

 

Date

Teams

Kickoff (PT)

Location (U.S. Soccer NTC at StubHub Center)

Wed., Feb. 5

Japan vs. New Zealand

3 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Wed., Feb. 5

USA vs. China PR

6 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Fri., Feb. 7

China PR vs. Japan

3 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Fri., Feb. 7

USA vs. New Zealand

6 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Sun., Feb. 9

New Zealand vs. China PR

1 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Sun., Feb. 9

USA vs. Japan

4 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

China, Japan and New Zealand have all qualified for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup taking place in March in Costa Rica. The young Americans had their World Cup dreams halted due to a penalty kick loss to Mexico in the semifinal of the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship, a tournament that saw the USA win four games and draw one (which went to penalties) while scoring 24 goals and allowing just one.

U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team head coach B.J. Snow has called in 24 players for the tournament, 17 of whom were on the USA’s qualifying team. Twenty of the players were born in 1997 or 1998, while four were born in 1999. This will be the last event for the ’97s and ’98s as U-17s before transitioning to the U-18s and U-20s. The ’99s will become the primary age group for the U-17s as they start preparations for qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Roster by Position
2014 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational

GOALKEEPERS (2)
: Kat Hess (LA Premier; Newport Beach, Calif.), Lauren Rood (Washington Timbers; Camas, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (8)
: Alana Cook (Match Fit Chelsea; Far Hills, N.J.), Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Spring, Md.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Oakwood SC; Coventry, Conn.), Tegan McGrady (MVLA SC; San Jose, Calif.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), Karlie Paschall (Tennessee SC; Brentwood, Tenn.), Michelle Xiao (Gretna SC; Omaha, Neb.)
MIDFIELDERS (7)
: Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission, Kan.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Chloe Castaneda (LA Premier; Encino, Calif.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township, N.J.), Anika Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), Ashley Sanchez (So Cal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Taryn Torres (Solar Chelsea SC; Frisco, Texas)
FORWARDS (7)
: Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Kelcie Hedge (Washington Premier; Post Falls, Idaho), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Leah Pruitt (West Coast FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select; Highland Park, Ill.), Maddy Schultz (Crossfire Premier; Edmonds, Wash.), Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colts Neck, N.J.)

Additional Notes:

  • Each team is allowed to name 24 players on its tournament roster but will be able to suit up just 21 for each of its three matches.
  • Teams will be allowed six total substitutions per game with no re-entry. In the second half of the matches, a team may stop the game a maximum of three times to make substitutions. During each of these stoppages, a team may make more than one substitution, up to the limit of the six total per match.
  • Players eligible for the 2014 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1997, which is the age cutoff for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
  • There will be no suspensions for accumulation of yellow cards during the tournament, but a player receiving a red card will have to sit out a minimum of one match.

U.S. U-17 WNT Opens 2014 at the National Training Center

CHICAGO (Jan. 6, 2014) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will begin its 2014 programing with a training camp running from Jan. 11-19 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif.

This group of U-17s, who were born in 1998 and 1997, will have just two events in 2014 before transitioning to the Under-18s and Unders-20s, after which the players born in 1999 and after will start their U-17 cycle under head coach B.J. Snow.

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 1999, are age-eligible for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

This training camp will serve as a preparation event for a four-team U-17 international tournament currently being finalized to be held at the U.S. Soccer's National Training Center at StubHub Center running from Feb. 1-10.

Snow has called in 24 players for this January camp, fifteen of which were on the U.S. team that failed to qualify for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup despite winning four games, tying one (which it lost in penalty kicks) and allowing just one goal at the qualifying tournament. The USA, which out-scored its opponents 24-1 over five games, lost in the semifinal round on a penalty kick shootout to Mexico, which ended up winning one game and tying four (in regulation) while triumphing in PK shootouts in both the semifinal and the championship game.

U.S. U-17 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Kat Hess (LA Premier; Newport Beach, Calif.) Samantha Leshnak (Ohio Elite; Liberty Township, Ohio)
DEFENDERS (8): Alana Cook (Match Fit Chelsea; Far Hills, N.J.), Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Springs, Md.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Oakwood SC; Coventry, Conn.), Tegan McGrady (MVLA SC; San Jose, Calif.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), Ally Prisock (Legends FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Michelle Xiao (Gretna SC; Omaha, Neb.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission Kans.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Chloe Castaneda (LA Premier; Encino, Calif.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township, N.J.), Anika Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.)
FORWARDS (9): Alissa Gorzak (Eclipse Select FC; Naperville, Ill.), Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Kelcie Hedge (Washington Premier; Post Falls, Idaho), Milan Moses (Pleasanton Rage; San Leandro, Calif.), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Leah Pruitt (West Coast FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select; Highland Park, Ill.), Maddy Schultz (Crossfire Premier; Edmonds, Wash.), Jennifer Westendorf (GSA; Montgomery, Ala.)

U17 WNT vs Japan Highlights Reaction Feb 9 2014

The U.S. U-17 WNT came from behind to defeat Japan 2-1 in the final game of the 2014 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational. Head coach B.J. Snow, forward Mallory Pugh, midfielder Taylor Racioppi, defender Ellie Jean, and defender Natalie Jacobs talk about winning the tournament and playing the last game of this current U-17 WNT cycle.

U17 WNT vs New Zealand Highlights Reaction Feb 7 2014

The U.S. U-17 WNT defeated New Zealand 2-0 in its second game of the 2014 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational. Head coach B.J. Snow, midfielder Marley Canales, and midfielder Ashley Sanchez talk about the win which gave the Americans the tournament lead heading into the final game against Japan on Feb. 9.

U17 WNT vs China PR Highlights Reaction Feb 5 2014

The U.S. U-17 WNT defeated China PR 4-0 in its first game of the 2014 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational. Head coach B.J. Snow, defender Natalie Jacobs, defender Michelle Xiao, and forward Mallory Pugh react to the team's victory.

U17 WNT Kicks Off FourTeam Tourney at the NTC

Some of the best young female soccer players in the world will show their talents as the USA hosts the 2014 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational, featuring Japan, China and New Zealand. U.S. head coach B.J. Snow previews the tournament that will see three dates of double-headers on Feb. 5, 7 and 9, all on the Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif.

More Than Just Potatoes

Forward Kelcie Hedge hails from an unlikely locale for a U.S. youth National Team player: Post Falls, Idaho. While the sport is surely growing in states that don't traditionally produce U.S. Women's National Team players, Hedge is the first player from Idaho to represent the USA in an official competition. She talks about her hometown, her home state and traveling to Washington for club soccer, which involves a four and a half hour drive or sometimes a flight.

U17 WNT vs Jamaica Highlights Nov 9 2013

The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team rebounded from a crushing penalty kick loss to Mexico in the semifinal of the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship with a dominating 8-0 victory against Jamaica to take third place in the tournament.

U17 WNT vs Mexico Highlights Nov 7 2013

The U.S. U-17 WNT fell 2-4 in penalties after playing Mexico to a 1-1 tie in regulation at the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The result leaves the U.S. out of the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

US U17 WNT Ready For Crucial Semifinal

The U.S. U-17 WNT will face Mexico on Thurs., Nov. 7 in the semifinal of the CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship with a berth to the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup on the line. U.S. head coach B.J. Snow, defender Tegan McGrady, forward Maddy Schultz, and defender Natalie Jacobs preview the match and talk about the tournament so far.

10 Things About Lauren Rood

U.S. U-17 goalkeeper Lauren Rood was a gymnast as a child, an (inadvertent) stunt bicycle rider, would LOVE to play free safety in football and really wants to know exactly what's going on all the time. Here are 10 things you may not know about the high school sophomore from Washington state.

U17 WNT vs Canada Reaction Nov 4 2013

The U.S. U-17 WNT defeated Canada 2-0 in the final group match of the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship. U.S. head coach B.J. Snow, midfielder Marley Canales, defender Ellie Jean and forward Zoe Redei, who had a goal and an assist, react to the victory that clinched first place in Group B and set up a match-up with Mexico in the semifinal on Nov. 7.
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