U.S. Soccer

U-17 WNT Wins World Cup Qualifying Group in Grenada with 2-0 Victory Against Costa Rica

ST. GEORGES, Grenada (March 8, 2016) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team won its group at the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship with a 2-0 victory against Costa Rica thanks to first half goals from Alexa Spaanstra and Ashley Sanchez. The U.S. will face Canada in the tournament semifinals on Friday for a place at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

The USA controlled large stretches of the game through smart possession and constant pressure on Costa Rica when the Ticas managed to get hold of the ball. It didn’t take the young Americans long to find the net as Sophia Smith found Spaanstra for the opening goal in the sixth minute. A half hour later, U.S. forward Frankie Tagliaferri drew a penalty kick that Sanchez converted with aplomb.

The second half saw U.S. head coach B.J. Snow use all three subs, getting players experience and saving some legs in the intense humidity in advance of Friday’s all important semifinal.

The USA advances as the Group B winner, while Costa Rica, Mexico or Jamaica could qualify for the semifinals depending on the outcome of the Mexico-Jamaica match which kicks off later in the day. Haiti won Group A after defeating Canada (the Group A runner-up) 2-1 in the teams’ final group stage match on Monday and will face the second place team from Group B in the semifinals. The order of the semifinal match-ups will be determined following the completion of the second Group B match featuring Mexico and Jamaica.

The semifinal against Canada will take place on March 11 with a berth to the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup on the line. The match will be broadcast on FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Sports Go.

Goal Scoring Rundown: 

USA – Alex Spaanstra (Sophia Smith), sixth minute: The game-winning goal was created off a brilliant dribbling run from Sophia Smith, who left several defenders in her wake as she drove into the right side of the penalty area, got to the end line, drew the ‘keeper to the near post and cut a pass back to Spaanstra in the seam for her to tap home from close range. USA 1, CRC 0 (SEE GOAL)

USA – Ashley Sanchez (Penalty Kick), 38th minute: The ball was crossed in for Frankie Tagliaferri who was in on goal before being chopped down by a Costa Rica defender. The referee pointed to the penalty spot and the U.S. captain Ashley Sanchez stepped up to send a right-footed shot well out of reach of the ‘keeper into the left side netting. USA 2, CRC 0 (SEE GOAL) FINAL

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
USA – Brianna Pinto, 36th minute: Costa Rica carved out its best chance of the game on a crafty set piece that got Fabiola Lobo free in the U.S. penalty box. She sent a cross to the back right post where a scramble eventually saw the ball deflect back to the left side of goal and fall to Maria Salas, who got a header on target that was volleyed clear by Pinto.

CRC – María Fernanda Sanabria, 28th minute: Ashley Sanchez put on a show, dancing past multiple defenders along the Costa Rica end line before getting off a close range shot that was saved by goalkeeper Akira Rubi. The rebound fell to U.S. midfielder Brianna Pinto just outside the six-yard box, but her one-time, goal-bound shot was cleared off the goal line by María Fernanda Sanabria to keep the U.S. from running up the score early.

Next on the Schedule: The U.S. will attempt to qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup against Canada on March 11 (FOX Soccer Plus) at Grenada National Stadium in St. Georges, Grenada. Click here for the full tournament schedule.

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Additional Notes:

  • The USA has now won its World Cup Qualifying group for the fifth consecutive time and remains perfect in the qualifying group stage with a 15-0-0 all-time record since the beginning of the competition in 2008.
  • Ashley Sanchez is one of only two players in this year’s tournament to score in all three group stage matches. Haiti’s Mikerline Saint Felix is the other.
  • With four goals in the group stage, Sanchez is one score behind the leader in the tournament Golden Boot race.
  • Alex Spaanstra’s opening goal made her the USA’s fourth different goal scorer in the tournament.
  • U.S. goalkeeper Laurel Ivory collected her second clean sheet of the competition, becoming the only ‘keeper with two so far in the tournament.
  • The USA held Costa Rica to just one shot and none on goal.
  • The USA finished group play scoring 11 goals and allowing just one.

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Costa Rica U-17 Women’s National Team
Date: March 8, 2016
Competition: 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship – Group B
Venue: Grenada National Stadium; St. George’s, Grenada
Weather: 84 degrees; hot and sunny

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

USA – Alexa Spaanstra (Sophia Smith)                     6th minute
USA – Ashley Sanchez (penalty kick)                          38

Lineups:
USA: 1-Laurel Ivory; 15-Kennedy Wesley, 4-Naomi Girma, 6-Emily Smith, 19-Kate Wiesner; 2-Taryn Torres, 8-Brianna Pinto, 3-Sophia Smith (17-Jordan Canniff, 46), 20-Frankie Tagliaferri (13-Rachel Jones, 83), 7-Alexa Spaanstra; 10-Ashley Sanchez (capt.) (11-Izzy Rodriguez, 69)
Subs Not Used: 9-Kiara Pickett, 12-Hillary Beall, 14-Civana Kuhlmann, 16-Karina Rodriguez, 18-Jaelin Howell
Not available: 5-Sydney Zandi
Head Coach: B.J. Snow

CRC: 1-Akira Rubi; 6-Fabiola Lobo, 2-Valeria Del Campo, 15-Stephannie Blanco, 4-Yedry Salas; 8-María Fernanda Sanabria, 5-Sabrina Vásquez, 20-Emma Víquez (16-Carmen Marín, 67), 12-Maria Salas (19-Ziuliani Rodríguez, 85); 10-Gloriana Villalobos (capt.) (11-Priscilla Chinchilla, 79), 9-Mereilyn Alvarado
Subs Not Used: 3-Viviana Villalobos, 13-Yendry Rojas, 18-Valeria Román, 7-Pamela Mora, 14-Irela Rodríguez, 17-Hilary Corrales
Head Coach: Amelia Valverde

Stats Summary: USA / CRC
Shots: 16 / 1
Shots on Goal: 6 / 0
Saves: 0 / 3
Corner Kicks: 9 / 0
Fouls: 14 / 8
Offside: 3 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
CRC – Stephannie Blanco (caution)              37th minute
CRC – Stephannie Blanco (caution)              82
CRC – Stephannie Blanco (ejection)             82
USA – Briana Pinto (caution)                              87

Officials:
Referee: Tatiana Montes (PAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Suzanne Morisset (CAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Wesline Louis (HAI)
4th Official: Marie-Soieil Beaudoin (CAN)

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U-17 WNT Mar 8, 2016

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Costa Rica U-17 Women’s National Team
Date: March 8, 2016
Competition: 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship – Group B
Venue: Grenada National Stadium; St. George’s, Grenada
Weather: 84 degrees; hot and sunny

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

USA – Alexa Spaanstra (Sophia Smith)                     6th minute
USA – Ashley Sanchez (penalty kick)                          38

Lineups:
USA: 1-Laurel Ivory; 15-Kennedy Wesley, 4-Naomi Girma, 6-Emily Smith, 19-Kate Wiesner; 2-Taryn Torres, 8-Brianna Pinto, 3-Sophia Smith (17-Jordan Canniff, 46), 20-Frankie Tagliaferri (13-Rachel Jones, 83), 7-Alexa Spaanstra; 10-Ashley Sanchez (capt.) (11-Izzy Rodriguez, 69)
Subs Not Used: 9-Kiara Pickett, 12-Hillary Beall, 14-Civana Kuhlmann, 16-Karina Rodriguez, 18-Jaelin Howell
Not available: 5-Sydney Zandi
Head Coach: B.J. Snow

CRC: 1-Akira Rubi; 6-Fabiola Lobo, 2-Valeria Del Campo, 15-Stephannie Blanco, 4-Yedry Salas; 8-María Fernanda Sanabria, 5-Sabrina Vásquez, 20-Emma Víquez (16-Carmen Marín, 67), 12-Maria Salas (19-Ziuliani Rodríguez, 85); 10-Gloriana Villalobos (capt.) (11-Priscilla Chinchilla, 79), 9-Mereilyn Alvarado
Subs Not Used: 3-Viviana Villalobos, 13-Yendry Rojas, 18-Valeria Román, 7-Pamela Mora, 14-Irela Rodríguez, 17-Hilary Corrales
Head Coach: Amelia Valverde

Stats Summary: USA / CRC
Shots: 16 / 1
Shots on Goal: 6 / 0
Saves: 0 / 3
Corner Kicks: 9 / 0
Fouls: 14 / 8
Offside: 3 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
CRC – Stephannie Blanco (caution)              37th minute
CRC – Stephannie Blanco (caution)              82
CRC – Stephannie Blanco (ejection)             82
USA – Briana Pinto (caution)                              87

Officials:
Referee: Tatiana Montes (PAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Suzanne Morisset (CAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Wesline Louis (HAI)
4th Official: Marie-Soieil Beaudoin (CAN)


U-17 WNT To Face England U-17 WNT 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 Portland Timbers, with a kickoff at 7 p.m. PT.

For the match at Providence Park, fans should enter through Gate 35, located at the Southeast corner of the stadium next to Gate 1. Gates open at 6 p.m. There will be no concessions stands open for this match.

Admission is free to both matches.

U.S. U-17 WNT head coach Mark Carr has called up 24 players for the camp and matches – 20 born 2001 and four born in 2002 -- but will be without a few key players as forward Jordan Caniff, midfielder Astrid Wheeler and defender Kate Wiesner are traveling to China with the U.S. U-19 WNT in early September to gain some experience at an older age level. Defender Kennedy Wesley is recovering from an ankle injury.

Fourteen players on the roster for Portland were a part of the team that finished second at CFA International U-16 Women’s Football Tournament in June in China.

“Since the China trip, we’ve been highly motivated and ready to get back together,” said Carr. “We learned a lot about ourselves in China and our focus for this camp will be to address some areas for improvement, but also to build on some of the great things we did over there. It’s still early in our cycle, and with a few players getting called to the U-19 WNT, it will be another chance for everyone to perform and help the team be successful. As always, our ultimate goals are to keep testing ourselves, keeping improving as individuals and as a team, and to get two positive results against what is sure to be a tough and talented England team.”

This group of players is in the middle of the first year of a two-year cycle in which they will attempt to qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay.

U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Angelina Anderson (Mustang SC; Danville, Calif.), Ryan Campbell (So Cal Blues; Dana Point, Calif.), Lindsey Romig (Richmond United; Midlothian, Va.)
DEFENDERS (7): Michela Agresti (FC Stars of Mass.; Swampscott, Mass.), Talia DellaPeruta (Tophat SC; Cumming, Ga.), Tori Hansen (CASL; Raleigh, N.C.), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Nicole Payne (Concord; Birmingham, Ala.), Natalia Staude (Tophat SC; Atlanta, Ga.), Leah Scarpelli (Cedar Stars; Brick, N.J.)      
MIDFIELDERS (7): Hanna Bebar (Eclipse Select; Naperville, Ill.), Croix Bethune (Concord Fire SC; Alpharetta, Ga.), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Eleanor Glenn (Tophat SC; Avondale Estates, Ga.), Sophia Jones (San Jose Earthquakes; Menlo Park, Calif.), Margaret Pierce (CASL; Cary, N.C.)                                                      
FORWARDS (7): Ainsley Ahmadian (Eclipse Select; Naperville, Ill.), Isabella D'Aquila (So Cal Blues; Mission Viejo, Calif.), Sunshine Fontes (Hawaii Rush; Wahiawa, Hawaii), Lia Godfrey (JFC Storm; Fleming Island, Fla.), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars of Mass.; Douglas, Mass.), Diana Ordonez (FC Dallas; Prosper, Texas), Trinity Rodman (So Cal Blues; Newport Beach, Calif.)                                                         

                                                                                   

                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                               

                                                                                                

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U-17 WNT Aug 15, 2017

U-17 WNT Falls to China PR 5-4 in Wild Finale at U-16 Tournament in China

WEIFANG, China (July 16, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team played a wild back-and-forth finale in the U-16 CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament, eventually falling to host China PR on a goal in the final minute of regulation time.

Jordan Canniff scored twice for the USA while Katie Wiesner and Ainsley Ahmadian scored single goals in a match that saw the USA fall behind three times in the first half, only to tie the game three times and head into the break knotted at 3-3. The USA then took a 4-3 lead on a Canniff goal in the 59th minute, but China equalized in the 63rd and got a game-winner in the 90th through Linyan Zhang. China attacker Qian Yang proved hard to contain, scoring three of her team’s five goals.

The USA lost captain Kennedy Wesley very early in the game when she injured her leg after a hard tackle and had to be substituted in the 4th minute. Wiesner took over the armband after Wesley’s substitution.

The USA went into the game needing a win to finish first in the four-team tournament, but with the loss, China finished first, the USA was second, Japan was third and Canada finishes fourth.

The USA defeated Japan 2-0 on July 12 and tied Canada 1-1 on July 14. Japan beat Canada, 3-1, in today’s other match.

"Our trip to China provided us with many challenges in regards to travel and playing abroad, but also on the field, where we faced three different but talented opponents,” said U.S. head coach Mark Carr. “We had a mixed bag of results, but more importantly, I was proud of all the players, how we played and how we improved during the tournament. This experience will only help us move forward in our development journey. We know we have work to do and I know the players will focus improving themselves with their clubs ahead of our August camp."

At this point in the World Cup cycle, all four teams in the tournament were basically U-16 teams with players born in 2001 and 2002. All the matches were played at the Weifang Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Weifang, which is located on the coast of northeast China at the base of the Shandong Peninsula.

This group of U.S. players is in the middle of the first year of a two-year cycle in which they will attempt to qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup that will be staged in Uruguay. 

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

Match: United States U-17 WNT vs. China U-17 WNT
Date: July 16, 2017
Competition: U-16 CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament
Venue: Weifang Olympic Stadium; Weifang, China
Weather: 85 degrees; high humidity
Attendance: 1,000

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F                             
USA                             3          1          4                                      
CHN                          3          2          5 

CHN – Han Tang                                                        9th minute
USA – Kate Wiesner                                                   20
CHN – Qian Yang                                                       23
USA – Ainsley Ahmadian (Payton Linnehan)             30
CHN – Qian Yang                                                       33
USA – Jordan Canniff                                                 44
USA – Jordan Canniff                                                 59
CHN – Qian Yang                                                       63
CHN – Linyan Zhang                                                  90

Lineups:
USA: 1-Angelina Anderson: 3-Kate Wiesner, 6-Kennedy Wesley (capt.) (5-Michela Agresti, 4), 4-Tori Hansen, 17-Talia DellaPeruta, 9-Jordan Canniff, 11-Croix Bethune, 15-Maya Doms (8-Astrid Wheeler, 46), 10-Mia Fishel (7-Sam Meza, 56), 18-Payton Linnehan (13-Sunshine Fontes, 74), 19-Ainsley Ahmadian (16-Kalyssa Van Zanten, 82)
Subs not used: 2-Makenna Morris, 12-Lindsey Romig, 14-Natalia Staude, 20-Diana Ordonez
Head Coach: Mark Carr

CHN: 18-Yu Wang, 3-Mengqing Zhou, 4-Shasha Zhou (19-Xiaoxu Huang, 52), 5-Huimin Han, 6-Jing Jin (17-Xuan Wang, 33, 25-Xinyu Zhou, 69), 7-Qian Yang, 8-Yiyao Ou, 9-Mengyu Shen (capt.), 10-Han Tang (20-Yuehua Li, 86), 11-Linyan Zhang, 14-Yinghua Li (21-Shunjin Guo, 39)
Subs not used: 1-Peibin He, 2-Yumeng Wang, 13-Yingrui Li, 15-Kailian Zou, 16-Xinling Wang, 22-Yifei Gao, 23-Shiyi Li
Head Coach: Gao Hong

Stats Summary: USA / CHN
Shots: 11 / 8
Shots on Goal: 7 / 8
Saves: 3 / 3
Corner Kicks: 7 / 2
Fouls: 6 / 3
Offside: 2 / 0

Misconduct Summary: 
None

U-16 CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament Final Standings

Team

GP

W

L

T

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

CHN

3

2

0

1

7

10

7

+3

USA

3

1

1

1

4

7

6

+1

JPN

3

1

1

1

4

5

5

0

CAN

3

0

2

1

1

3

7

-4

U-16 CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament Final Results

July 12
USA 2, Japan 0
China PR 3, Canada 1

July 14
USA 1, Canada 1
Japan 2, China PR 2

July 16
China PR 5, USA 4
Japan 3, Canada 1

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U-17 WNT Jul 16, 2017

U-17 WNT Draws Canada 1-1 at U-16 CFA Tournament in Weifang, China

WEIFANG, China (July 14, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team tied Canada 1-1 in the second match for both teams at the U-16 CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament.

Both goals came off corner kicks, with Michela Agresti volleying home a service from Kate Wiesner in the 24th minute while Canada equalized on a header from Ariel Young in the 50th minute.

The USA will head into its final match of the tournament on July 16 against China PR needing a victory to win the championship. The USA is currently tied with China in the four-team tournament as both countries have four points from two matches and both teams have a plus-2 goal difference. China PR has scored five goals to the USA’s three, however, and a draw would give the hosts the tournament title.

The USA defeated Japan 2-0 on July 12. China PR defeated Canada 3-1 on July 12 and tied Japan 2-2 in today’s other match.

At this point in the World Cup cycle, all four teams are basically U-16 teams with players born in 2001 and 2002. All the matches are being played at the Weifang Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Weifang, which is located on the coast of northeast China at the base of the Shandong Peninsula.

This group of U.S. players is in the middle of the first year of a two-year cycle in which they will attempt to qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup that will be staged in Uruguay.

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

Match: United States U-17 WNT vs. Canada U-17 WNT
Date: July 14, 2017
Competition: U-16 CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament Weifang
Venue: Weifang Olympic Stadium; Weifang, China
Weather: 90 degrees, high humidity 

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

USA – Michela Agresti (Kate Wiesner)                      24th minute
CAN – Ariel Young                                                     50

Lineups:
USA: 1-Angelina Anderson; 2-Makenna Morris, 3-Kate Wiesner (capt.), 5-Michela Agresti, 6-Kennedy Wesley, 8-Astrid Wheeler, 9-Jordan Canniff, 11-Croix Bethune (10-Mia Fishel, 61), 13-Sunshine Fontes (18-Payton Linnehan, 61), 15-Maya Doms (17-Talia DellaPeruta, 79), 20-Diana Ordonez (16-Kalyssa Van Zanten, 46), 7-Samantha Meza, 69)
Subs not used:4-Tori Hansen, 12-Lindsey Romig, 14-Natalia Staude, 19-Ainsley Ahmadian
Head Coach: Mark Carr 

CAN: 2-Isabella Hanisch, 3-Julianne Vallerand, 4-Caitlin Shaw (20-Olivia Scott, 86), 5-Maya Antoine, 6-Ariel Young, 7-Jayde Riviere, 10-Maya Ladhani (14-Maya Rogers, 86), 11-Kaila Novak (15-Latifah Abdu, 78), 13-Maliah De Rosario (21-Lara Kazandijan, 69), 18-Anna Karpenko, 23-Jordyn Huitema (capt.)
Subs not used: 1-Sophie Guilmette, 8-Aaliyah Scott, 9-Oluwateniola Akindoju, 12-Sonia Walk, 16-Audrey Francois, 17-Serita Thurton, 19-Elisabeth Tse
Head Coach: Beverly Priestman 

Stats Summary: USA / CAN
Shots: 9 / 6
Shots on Goal: 4 / 6
Saves: 5 / 3
Corner Kicks: 4 / 2
Fouls: 14 / 17
Offside: 4 / 1 

Misconduct Summary:
None 

U-16 CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament Standings

Team

GP

W

L

T

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

CHN

2

1

0

1

4

5

3

+2

USA

2

1

0

1

4

3

1

+2

CAN

2

0

1

1

1

2

4

-2

JPN

2

0

1

1

1

2

4

-2

U-16 CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament Results

July 12
USA 2, Japan 0
China PR 3, Canada 1

July 14
USA 1, Canada 1
Japan 2, China PR 2 

July 16
USA vs. China PR
Canada vs. Japan

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U-17 WNT Jul 14, 2017

U-17 WNT Defeats Japan 2-0 at U-16 CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament in China

WEIFANG, China (July 12, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team opened the U-16 CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament with a 2-0 victory against Japan as Jordan Canniff scored in the first half and Astrid Wheeler tallied in the second.

The four-team tournament also features Canada and China PR. The USA will next take on Canada on July 14 and finish against the hosts on July 16. The USA currently sits in second place in the tournament after China PR defeated Canada, 3-1, in the other match today.

At this point in the World Cup cycle, all four teams are basically U-16 teams with players born in 2001 and 2002. All the matches are being played at the Weifang Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Weifang, which is located on the coast of northeast China at the base of the Shandong Peninsula.

Canniff, who was a member of the USA’s 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Team in Jordan, opened the scoring in the 35th minute.

The goal sequence started when forward Payton Linnehan picked off a square pass just in front of the center circle inside the Japanese half and dribbled into right side of the penalty area. She lost the ball for a moment in a tackle, but was able to recover and poke it back to Canniff who struck her first-time shot low and hard from 16 yards out into the lower left corner past the outstretched arms of goalkeeper. It was her fifth U-17 international goal.

The USA’s second goal came off a corner kick as defender Kate Wiesner sent in a service from the left side which caused the goalkeeper to come for the cross, only to be stuck far out of her net as Wheeler lofted a header over her and a leaping defender. The ball dropped into the middle of the goal for Wheeler’s first score at the U-17 international level.

This group of players is in the middle of the first year of a two-year cycle in which they will attempt to qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup that will be staged in Uruguay. 

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

Match: United States U-17 WNT vs. Japan U-17 WNT
Date: July 12, 2017
Competition: U-16 CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament Weifang
Venue: Weifang Olympic Stadium; Weifang, China
Weather: 98 degrees; hot, humid

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

USA – Jordan Canniff (Peyton Linnehan)                  35th minute
USA – Astrid Wheeler (Kate Wiesner)                        78

Lineups:
USA: 12-Lindsey Romig, 3-Kate Wiesner, 14-Natalia Staude, 6-Kennedy Wesley (capt.), 17-Talia DellaPeruta, 8-Astrid Wheeler, 11-Croix Bethune (10-Mia Fishel, 46), 9-Jordan Canniff, 18-Payton Linnehan (19-Ainsley Ahmadian, 83), 7-Samantha Meza (Maya Doms, 60), 16-Kalyssa Van Zanten (13-Sunshine Fontes, 69)
Subs not used:1-Angelina Anderson, 2-Makenna Morris, 4-Tori Hansen, 5-Michela Agresti, 20-Diana Ordonez
Head Coach: Mark Carr

JPN: 18-Shu Ohba, 8-Sara Ito, 6-Shino Matsuda (capt.), 2-Ibuki Nagae, 3-Miyu Arai, 4-Chihiro Tomioka (13-Rin Watanabe, 35), 5-Chihiro Ishida (16-Yuzuki Yamamoto, 46), 10-Moe Nakae (17-Momoka Kinoshita, 46), 7-Momo Nakao, 14-Tomoko Tanaka, 9-Momo Kato (12-Chiina Kamiya, 85)
Subs not used: 1-Rina Yamashita, 15-Nana Watanabe, 19-Warai Yoshizumi, 20-Megumi Ito
Head Coach: Naoki Kusunose

Stats Summary: USA / JPN
Shots: 5 / 10
Shots on Goal: 5 / 5
Saves: 5 / 3
Corner Kicks: 4 / 7
Fouls: 9 / 0
Offside: 2 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
None

U-16 CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament Standings

Team

GP

W

L

T

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

CHN

1

1

0

0

3

3

1

+2

USA

1

1

0

0

3

2

0

+2

CAN

1

0

1

0

0

1

3

-2

JPN

1

0

1

0

0

0

2

-2


U-16 CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament Results

July 12
USA 2, Japan 0
China PR 3, Canada 1

July 14
USA vs. Canada
Japan vs. China PR

July 16
USA vs. China PR
Canada vs. Japan

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U-17 WNT Jul 13, 2017

U-17 WNT Will Travel to China for Tournament that Features Japan Canada China PR

CHICAGO (June 29, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will travel to China to participate in the four-team CFA International U-16 Women's Football Tournament in Weifang that also features Japan, Canada and China PR.

The USA will face Japan on July 12, take on Canada on July 14 and play the hosts on July 16.

At this point in the World Cup cycle, all four teams are basically U-16 teams with players born in 2001 and 2002. All the matches will be played at the Weifang Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Weifang, which is located on the coast of northeast China at the base of the Shandong Peninsula.

“This will be a memorable trip for the players in terms of their cultural, travel and soccer experience,” U.S. U-17 WNT head coach Mark Carr said. “As the senior team just showed getting two results after long travel and short rest in Sweden and Norway, international soccer players have to learn how to travel great distances and still perform at their peak.”

Carr has called up 20 players with 18 born in 2001 and two born in 2002. Included in the roster are three players taking part in their second U-17 WNT cycle in forward Jordan Canniff and defenders Kennedy Wesley and Kate Wiesner. All three were on the U.S. team that played at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.

Fifteen of the players on the roster were part of the team that won the Torneo Femminile Delle Nazioni in Gradisca, Italy last April. Canniff scored twice in the tournament while Maya Doms had three goals. Croix Bethune, Mia Fishel, Payton Linnehan, Kalyssa Van Zanten and Kate Wiesner scored each scored once.

“Going to China and playing in this tournament not only provides an exciting challenge, but also provides the kind of developmental environment that can only help our players,” Carr said. “Our team did well on our trip to Europe in the Spring and these games are exactly what we need to continue the growth process through this cycle. It's really important that we continue to improve both individually and collectively and these games will give us three tests against three of the top sides in the world.”

This group of players is in the middle of the first year of a two-year cycle in which they will attempt to qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup that will be staged in Uruguay.

U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Angelina Anderson (Mustang SC; Danville, Calif.), Lindsey Romig (IMG Academy; Midlothian, Va.)
DEFENDERS (7): Michela Agresti (FC Stars of Mass; Swampscott, Mass.), Talia DellaPeruta (Tophat SC; Cumming, Ga.), Tori Hansen (CASL; Raleigh, N.C.), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Natalia Staude (Tophat SC; Atlanta, Ga.), Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.), Kate Wiesner (Slammers FC; Monrovia, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (4): Croix Bethune (Concord Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf FC; San Diego, Calif.), Astrid Wheeler (Concord Fire; Atlanta, Ga.)
FORWARDS (7): Ainsley Ahmadian (Eclipse Select SC; Naperville, Ill.), Jordan Canniff (Richmond United; California, Md.), Sunshine Fontes (Honolulu Bulls SC; Wahiawa, Hawaii), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars of Mass.; Douglas, Mass.), Samantha Meza (Dallas Kicks SC; Dallas, Texas), Diana Ordonez (FC Dallas; Prosper, Texas), Kalyssa Van Zanten (Eclipse Select SC; Buffalo Grove, Ill.)

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