U.S. Soccer

2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship

St. George's, Grenada

U-17 WNT Defeats England 2-0 to Win Group B at the Torneo Femminile delle Nazioni

NOVA GORICA, Slovenia (April 28, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team defeated England 2-0 in its third and final group game at the Torneo Femminile Delle Nazioni as Payton Linnehan and Jordan Canniff scored first half goals.

The USA came into the match needing a win to guarantee first place in the group and a berth to the title game, but as it turned out, a tie would have been enough to clinch the top spot as Mexico tied Slovenia, 1-1, in the other Group B match The USA left nothing to chance, scoring twice in a six-minute span near the end of the first half in a game that was moved to an artificial turf field on the Italy-Slovenia border due to heavy rains the day before.

In the 30th minute, Astrid Wheeler lofted a chipped pass over the England defense from about 35 yards out, and Linnehan ran the ball down into the right side of the goal box. The ball almost bounced out of bounds, but Linnehan powered her shot into the roof of the net at the right post from an almost impossible angle almost flush on the end line.

The USA doubled the lead in the 35th minute when Caniff was taken down in the penalty area and converted the penalty kick herself for her second goal of the tournament and fourth of her U-17 international career.

All the group games consisted of 35-minute halves, but the championship game will be 40-minute halves. In that championship game to be played in Gradisca, Italy, the USA will face the hosts, who won Group A with one win and two ties. Italy scored just two goals in its three group games but allowed just one, and it was good enough for a spot in the title match.

In the other placement matches on April 29, Mexico will play Belgium for third place, Germany will play England for fifth and Slovenia will play France for seventh.

The Torneo delle Nazioni has been held for boys’ teams for the past 14 years (including this one), but this is just the second time it has been held for women’s teams. The year’s competition is for players born in 2001 or later. The U.S. roster features 18 players born in 2001, which is the age cut-off year for the next FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, taking place in Uruguay.

FINAL Group B Standings

Team

GP

W

L

T

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

USA

3

2

0

1

7

7

1

+6

MEX

3

1

1

1

4

3

6

-3

ENG

3

1

2

0

3

2

4

-2

SVN

3

0

1

2

2

2

3

-1

FINAL Group B Results

April 25
USA 1, Slovenia 1
Mexico 2, England 1

April 26
USA 4, Mexico 0
England 1, Slovenia 0

April 28
USA 2, England 0
Slovenia 1, Mexico 1

FINAL Group A Standings

Team

GP

W

L

T

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

ITA

3

1

0

2

5

2

1

+1

BEL

3

1

1

1

4

3

3

0

GER

3

1

1

1

4

3

3

0

FRA

3

0

1

2

2

1

2

-1

FINAL Group A Results

April 24
Italy 0, France 0

April 25
Germany 2, Belgium 1

April 26
Italy 1, Germany 0
Belgium 1, France 0

April 28
Italy 1, Belgium 1
France 1, Germany 1

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

Match: U.S. Under-17 WNT vs. England U-17 WNT
Date: April 28, 2017
Competition: Torneo Femminile Delle Nazioni
Venue: Nova Gorica Stadium; Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Attendance: 70        
Weather: 60 degrees; rainy

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

USA –  Payton Linnehan (Astrid Wheeler)                  30th minute                            
USA – Jordan Canniff                                                35

Lineups:
USA: 12-Lindsey Romig (1-Ruth Jones, 61), 3-Kate Wiesner (5-Leah Scarpelli, 61), 6-Kennedy Wesley (capt.), 4-Tori Hansen, 2-Makenna Morris, 18-Payton Linnehan, (16-Kalyssa Van Zanten, 36), 11-Croix Bethune (19-Madison Mercado, 46), 8-Astrid Wheeler, 17-Talia DellaPeruta (13-Sunshine Fontes, 36), 10-Mia Fishel (15-Maya Doms, 56), 9-Jordan Canniff
Subs not used: 7-Samantha Meza, 14-Lia Godfrey, 20-Hollyn Torres
Head Coach: Mark Carr

ENG: 1-Francesca Bentley; 4-Aimee Everett, 5-Naomi Hartley (10-Jessica Park, 36), 6-Abbie Roberts, 7-Olivia Smith, 8-Molly Pike (capt.), 9-Ebony Salmon, 11-Lauren James, 12-Asmita Ale, 16-Jesse Woolley (15-Emma Brown, 36), 19-Kayla Rendell
Subs not used: 2-Shauna Vassel; 3-Phoebe Williams, 13-Frances Stenson, 14-Paris McKenzie, 17-Simran Jhamat, 18-Ava Kuyken, 22- Kayla Rendell
Head Coach: Scott Ralfe

Statistical Summary: USA / ENG
Shots: 10 / 4
Shots on Goal: 6 / 3
Saves: 3 / 4
Corner Kicks: 9 / 2
Fouls: 5 / 6
Offside: 2 / 1

Misconduct Summary: 
None

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A Chip Off the Old Soccer Block

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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
2-1 W Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada 2,500 Sanchez, Kulhmann
5-0 W Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada Spaanstra, Canniff, Culhmann, S. Smith, Tagilaferri
2-0 W Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada Spaanstra, Sanchez
1-0 W Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada Sanchez
8-1 W Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada Kuhlmann (2), Sanchez (2), Tagliaferri (4)

2016 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
GK 5-10 Melbourne, Fla. Space Coast United
F 5-1 California, Md. Richmond United
D 5-5 San Jose, Calif. Central Valley Crossfire
M 5-7 Windsor, Colo. Real Colorado
GK 5-9 Surfside, Fla. West Florida Flames
F 5-2 Lawrenceville, Ga. Tophat SC
F 5-6 Littleton, Colo. Colorado Rush
D 5-0 Santa Barbara, Calif. Eagles SC
M 5-5 Durham, N.C. CASL
D 5-4 Canton, Mich. Michigan Hawks
D 5-5 Torrance, Calif. So Cal Blues
M 5-3 Monrovia, Calif. So Cal Blues
D 5-7 Los Gatos, Calif. De Anza Force
F 5-5 Windsor, Colo. Real Colorado
F 5-5 Brighton, Mich. Michigan Hawks
M 5-7 Colts Neck, N.J. PDA U18 Arsenal
M 5-6 Frisco, Texas FC Dallas
D 5-4 Rossmoor, Calif. So Cal Blues
D 5-7 Monrovia, Calif. Slammers FC
M 5-5 West Chester, Pa. Penn Fusion

2016 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational

Brooke Bollinger

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-10

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Melbourne, Fla.

Club:
Space Coast United

Jordan Canniff

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-1

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
California, Md.

Club:
Richmond United

Naomi Girma

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

Club:
Central Valley Crossfire

Jaelin Howell

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Windsor, Colo.

Club:
Real Colorado

Laurel Ivory

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Surfside, Fla.

Club:
West Florida Flames

Rachel Jones

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-2

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Lawrenceville, Ga.

Club:
Tophat SC

Civana Kuhlmann

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Littleton, Colo.

Club:
Colorado Rush

Kiara Pickett

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-0

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Santa Barbara, Calif.

Club:
Eagles SC

Brianna Pinto

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Durham, N.C.

Club:
CASL

Isabel Rodriguez

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Canton, Mich.

Club:
Michigan Hawks

Karina Rodriguez

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Torrance, Calif.

Club:
So Cal Blues

Ashley Sanchez

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Monrovia, Calif.

Club:
So Cal Blues

Emily Smith

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Los Gatos, Calif.

Club:
De Anza Force

Sophia Smith

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Windsor, Colo.

Club:
Real Colorado

Alexa Spaanstra

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Brighton, Mich.

Club:
Michigan Hawks

Frankie Tagliaferri

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Colts Neck, N.J.

Club:
PDA U18 Arsenal

Taryn Torres

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Frisco, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Kennedy Wesley

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Rossmoor, Calif.

Club:
So Cal Blues

Kate Wiesner

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Monrovia, Calif.

Club:
Slammers FC

Sydney Zandi

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
West Chester, Pa.

Club:
Penn Fusion

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Haiti  3 3 0 0 18 3 15 9
Canada 3 2 1 0 11 2 9 6
Guatemala 3 1 2 0 9 6 3 0
Grenada  3 0 3 0 0 27 -27 0

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
United States  3 3 0 0 11 1 9 9
Mexico 3 2 1 0 5 3 2 6
Costa Rica  3 1 2 0 5 8 -3 3
Jamaica 3 0 3 0 3 12 -9 0

Group A

Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
March 3 Guatemala vs. Canada 0-3
Grenada Athletic Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 3 Grenada vs. Haiti 0-13 Grenada Athletic Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 5 Haiti vs. Guatemala 3-2 Grenada Athletic Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 5 Canada vs. Grenada 7-0 Grenada Athletic Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 7 Canada vs. Haiti 1-2 Grenada Athletic Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 7 Grenada vs. Guatemala 0-7 Grenada Athletic Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada

Group B

Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
March 4 Mexico vs. Costa Rica 4-2 Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 4 Jamaica vs. United States 1-8
Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 6 Costa Rica vs. Jamaica 3-2 Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 6 United States vs. Mexico 1-0
Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 8 United States vs. Costa Rica 2-0 Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 8 Mexico vs. Jamaica 1-0 Grenada National Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada

Semifinals
Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
March 11 Haiti vs. Mexico 0-3
Grenada Athletics Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada
March 11 United States vs. Canada 5-0
Grenada Athletics Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada

Third Place

Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
March 13 Haiti vs. Canada 2-4
Grenada Athletics Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada

Final

Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
March 13 United States vs. Mexico 2-1
Grenada Athletics Stadium; St. Georges, Grenada

U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team - 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Stats

Record: 5-0-0 

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Beall, Hillary GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Canniff, Jordan F 3 2 181 1 0 2 0/0
Girma, Naomi D 5 5 450 0
0 0
0/0
Howell, Jaelin M 4 4 360 0 1 1 0/0
Ivory, Laurel GK 5 5 450 0 0 0 0/0
Jones, Rachel F 3 1 67 0 1 1 0/0
Kuhlmann, Civana F 4 4 320 4 1 9 0/0
Pickett, Kiara D 2 2 154 0 2 2 0/0
Pinto, Brianna M 5 5 450 0 0
0
1/0
Rodriguez, Izzy D 3 0 85 0
0 0
0/0
Rodriguez, Karina D 4 4 360 0 1 1 0/0
Sanchez, Ashley F 5 5 414 5 0 10 0/0
Smith, Emily D 1 1 90 0
0 0 0/0
Smith, Sophia F 5 2 155 1 4 6 0/0
Spaanstra, Alexa F 5 4 385 2 1
5
0/0
Tagliaferri, Frankie M 5 1 188 5 0
10
0/0
Torres, Taryn M 1 1 90 0 0 0 0/0
Wiesner, Kate D 5 4 367 0 0 0 0/0
Wesley, Kennedy D 4 4 315 0 2 2 0/0
Zandi, Sydney M 1 1 69 0 0 0 0/0

Own Goal


Totals


5 5
450 18
13
49 1/0

Opponent Totals


5
5
450 2
2 6
3/1

2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Beall, Hillary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0-0-0
Ivory, Laurel 5 5 450 18 2 3 0.40 5-0-0

Totals

5 5 450 18 2 3 0.40 5-0-0

Opponent Totals

5 5 450 2 18 0 3.60 0-5-0

Updated through March 14, 2016

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