U.S. Soccer

USA Qualifies for 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup with 5-0 Win vs. Canada

ST. GEORGES, Grenada (March 11, 2016) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team qualified for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup with a dominating 5-0 win against Canada in the semifinal of the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Championship at Grenada Athletics Stadium.

Alexa Spaanstra, Jordan Canniff, Civana Kuhlman, Sophia Smith and Frankie Tagliaferri all scored, while the team’s defense, solidified up the middle by midfielders Brianna Pinto and Jaelin Howell and center-backs Naomi Girma and Karina Rodriguez, pitched a third consecutive shutout in stellar overall performance for the USA.

Spaanstra opened the scoring with what proved to be the game-winner in the 33rd minute before Canniff provided a decisive goal in first half stoppage-time. At 14 years and seven months old, Canniff is now the second youngest scorer in international competition in U.S. WNT program history. Kuhlmann netted the USA’s third soon after halftime, a goal that put the match of reach, before Smith and Tagliaferri added a final pair of strikes in second-half stoppage time.

In the other semifinal, Mexico swept past Haiti 3-0, to earn a berth to Jordan and setting up a Group B rematch with the USA for the tournament title. The final between the USA and Mexico will take place on Sunday, March 13, and will be broadcast on FS2 and FOX Sports Go at 6 p.m. ET. The USA defeated Mexico, 1-0, in its second Group B match on a goal from Ashley Sanchez.

The 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will be staged from September 30 through October 21 in Jordan. The USA and Mexico become the fifth and sixth teams to qualify along with host Jordan, North Korea, Japan and New Zealand.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Alex Spaanstra (Kennedy Wesley), 33rd minute: Wesley overlapped from her right back position and swung in a cross from deep in the right corner. The ball dropped near the penalty spot and Spaanstra timed her run perfectly, beating her defender to the ball to strike a full volley with her instep into the lower right corner for her second goal of the tournament. USA 1, CAN 0 (SEE GOAL)

USA – Jordan Canniff, 45+1 minute: The USA had Canada under extended pressure and Civana Kuhlmann latched on to a cross that had skipped by a Canada defender in the penalty pox. She got off a point blank shot that was saved by Canada goalkeeper Lysianne Proulx, but the rebound fell right to Canniff, who slotted the ball home to double the U.S. lead just before the halftime break. USA 2, CAN 0 (SEE GOAL )

USA – Civana Kuhlmann (Kennedy Wesley), 54th minute: Wesley made a hard charging run down the right side of the field and curled in a low cross to the back post where Kuhlmann met it with a sliding strike, redirecting the ball with her knee inside the left post for her third goal of the tournament. USA 3, CAN 0 ( SEE GOAL)

USA – Sophia Smith, 91st minute: Canada goalkeeper Lysianne Proulx misplayed a back-pass which allowed the sprinting Smith, who had come on just six minutes earlier, to win the loose ball on the right side of the penalty box and shoot back across goal into the lower left corner. USA 4, CAN 0 ( SEE GOAL)

USA – Frankie Tagliaferri (Alex Spaanstra), 93rd minute: The U.S. kept their foot on the pedal through the final whistle and got a fifth as an attack was only half-cleared by Canada. The ball fell to Spaanstra in the right channel and she made a move around her defender before slipping a pass to Tagilaferri who one-timed a low shot inside the left post. USA 5, CAN 0 (SEE GOAL) FINAL

Next on the Schedule: The U.S. will face off against Mexico on March 13 (6 p.m. ET on FS2) at Grenada National Stadium in St. Georges, Grenada. Click here for the full tournament schedule.

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Additional Notes:

  • With five goals, Frankie Tagliaferri is tied for the lead in the tournament Golden Boot race with two Haitian players.
  • Ashley Sanchez has four goals and Civana Kuhlmann has three.
  • U.S. goalkeeper Laurel Ivory collected her third clean sheet of the competition, becoming the only ‘keeper with three in the tournament.
  • The USA did not allow a shot on goal from Canada.
  • Jordan Canniff is the second youngest player ever to score for the U.S. WNT in international competition, tallying tonight at 5,341 days old. Civana Kuhlman, who also scored tonight, was the youngest, scoring at the 2013 CONCACAF Women's Championship at 5,314 days old.
  • Eighteen of the 20 players on the U.S. roster have started a game in this tournament and 19 of the 20 have played, with only back-up goalkeeper Hillary Beall having yet to see the field.

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Canada U-17 Women’s National Team
Date:
March 11, 2016
Competition:
2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship – Semifinal
Venue:
Grenada Athletics Stadium; St. George’s, Grenada
Attendance:
1,000
Weather:
79 degrees; clear

Scoring Summary: 1   2   F
USA                        2   3   5
CAN                        0   0   0

USA – Alexa Spaanstra (Kennedy Wesley) 33rd minute
USA – Jordan Canniff (Civanna Kuhlmann) 45+1
USA – Civanna Kuhlmann (Kennedy Wesley) 54
USA – Sophia Smith 90+1
USA – Frankie Tagliaferri (Alexa Spaanstra) 90+3

Lineups:
USA
: 1-Laurel Ivory; 15-Kennedy Wesley, 16-Karina Rodriguez, 4-Naomi Girma, 19-Kate Wiesner; 8-Brianna Pinto, 18-Jaelin Howell, 17-Jordan Canniff (11-Izzy Rodriguez, 73), 10-Ashley Sanchez (capt.) (20-Frankie Tagliaferri, 77), 7-Alexa Spaanstra; 14-Civana Kuhlmann (3-Sophia Smith, 84)
Subs Not Used: 2-Taryn Torres, 5-Sydney Zandi, 6-Emily Smith, 9-Kiara Pickett, 12-Hilary Beall, 13-Rachel Jones

Head Coach: B.J. Snow

CAN : 18-Lysianne Proulx; 2-Emma Regan, 3-Julia Grosso, 6-Samantha Chang, 16-Ashley Cathro; 8-Sarah Stratigakis, 10-Anyssa Ibrahim (12-Vital Kats, 75), 14-Caitlin Shaw (4-Nahida Baalbaki, 46), 7-Shana Flynn, 9-Jordyn Huitema, 20-Jayde Riviere (11-Camila Gomez, 46)
Subs Not Used: 1-Marissa Zucchetto, 5-Kennedy Faulknor, 13-Nadège L’Espérance, 15-Lauren Raimondo, 17-Teni Akindoju, 19-Aaliyah Scott
Head Coach: Bev Priestman

Stats Summary: USA / CAN
Shots: 16 / 4
Shots on Goal: 11 / 0
Saves: 0 / 6
Corner Kicks: 3 / 0
Fouls: 8 / 2
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Tatiana Montes (PAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Thelma Beltran (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Lixy Enriquez (MEX)
4th Official: Francia Maria Gonzalez (MEX)

header photo courtesy of Haron Forteau
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U-17 WNT Mar 11, 2016

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Canada U-17 Women’s National Team
Date:
March 11, 2016
Competition:
2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship – Semifinal
Venue:
Grenada Athletics Stadium; St. George’s, Grenada
Attendance:
1,000
Weather:
79 degrees; clear

Scoring Summary: 1   2   F
USA                        2   3   5
CAN                        0   0   0

USA – Alexa Spaanstra (Kennedy Wesley) 33rd minute
USA – Jordan Canniff (Civanna Kuhlmann) 45+1
USA – Civanna Kuhlmann (Kennedy Wesley) 54
USA – Sophia Smith 90+1
USA – Frankie Tagliaferri (Alexa Spaanstra) 90+3

Lineups:
USA
: 1-Laurel Ivory; 15-Kennedy Wesley, 16-Karina Rodriguez, 4-Naomi Girma, 19-Kate Wiesner; 8-Brianna Pinto, 18-Jaelin Howell, 17-Jordan Canniff (11-Izzy Rodriguez, 73), 10-Ashley Sanchez (capt.) (20-Frankie Tagliaferri, 77), 7-Alexa Spaanstra; 14-Civana Kuhlmann (3-Sophia Smith, 84)
Subs Not Used: 2-Taryn Torres, 5-Sydney Zandi, 6-Emily Smith, 9-Kiara Pickett, 12-Hilary Beall, 13-Rachel Jones

Head Coach: B.J. Snow

CAN : 18-Lysianne Proulx; 2-Emma Regan, 3-Julia Grosso, 6-Samantha Chang, 16-Ashley Cathro; 8-Sarah Stratigakis, 10-Anyssa Ibrahim (12-Vital Kats, 75), 14-Caitlin Shaw (4-Nahida Baalbaki, 46), 7-Shana Flynn, 9-Jordyn Huitema, 20-Jayde Riviere (11-Camila Gomez, 46)
Subs Not Used: 1-Marissa Zucchetto, 5-Kennedy Faulknor, 13-Nadège L’Espérance, 15-Lauren Raimondo, 17-Teni Akindoju, 19-Aaliyah Scott
Head Coach: Bev Priestman

Stats Summary: USA / CAN
Shots: 16 / 4
Shots on Goal: 11 / 0
Saves: 0 / 6
Corner Kicks: 3 / 0
Fouls: 8 / 2
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Tatiana Montes (PAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Thelma Beltran (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Lixy Enriquez (MEX)
4th Official: Francia Maria Gonzalez (MEX)

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

CHICAGO (August 15, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will travel to Portland, Oregon, from Aug. 20-27 for a training camp that will feature two matches against the England U-17 Women’s National Team.

The teams will meet on Aug. 23 at a site and time to be determined. The second match will take place on Aug. 26 at Providence Park, home of the Portland Thorns and 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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