CHICAGO (Feb. 25, 2017) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team drew 0-0 with the hosts to finish its trip to England with a 2-0-1 record.
The USA also defeated England, 3-1, on Feb. 19 and downed Norway 5-0 on Feb. 21. Sophia Smith scored five goals over the two matches and Summer Yates had two. All the matches featured 40-minute halves.
This group of players is at the start of a two-year cycle as U-18s before transitioning to U-20s in 2019, and will form the core of the group that will eventually attempt to qualify for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
The U-18 WNT will come together next for a domestic training camp in April.
-U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team Match Report-
Match: U-18 Women’s National Team vs. England
Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
Competition: Friendly Tournament
Venue: New Bucks Head Stadium; Wellington, England
Weather: 41 degrees; rainy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 0 0
ENG 0 0 0
USA: 1-Hensley Hancuff; 5-Maycee Bell, 3-Brianna Martinez, 23-Shae Holmes, 15-Sarah Piper, 16-Natalie Viggiano (6-Maddie Vergura, 70), 8-Cori Dyke (7-Jenna Nighswonger, 55), 10-Summer Yates, 13-Rachel Jones (11-Emily Vatne, 70), 19-Alexa Spaanstra, 9-Sophia Smith (capt.)
Subs Not Used: 4-Maddie Desiano, 14-Cassie Hiatt, 18-Kali Trevithick 21-Olivia Wingate, 22-Meagan McClelland, 24-Ashylnn Serepca
Head Coach: April Heinrichs
ENG: 1-Hannah Hampton; 3-Poppy Pattinson, 4-Aimee Palmer, 5-Esme Morgan, 6-Shannon Cooke, 8-Miri Taylor (16-Beth O’Donnell, 78), 9-Nicole Douglas, 11-Lauren Hemp (capt), 15-Grace Neville, 17-Emily Syme, 19-Gabby Ravenscroft (18-Hana Lalani, 78)
Subs Not Used: 2-Katherine Turner, 10-Amy Rodgers, 13-Lucy Thomas, 14-Olivia Smith, 19-Gabby Ravenscroft, 20-Sophia Pharoah, 21-Mia Cinque, 22-Emily Ramsey
Head Coach: John Griffiths
Stats Summary: USA / ENG
Shots: 12 / 8
Shots on Goal: 7 / 6
Saves: 6 / 7
Corner Kicks: 6 / 1
Fouls: 3 / 4
Offside: 1 / 2
Officials: Lee Hible
Referee: Thomas Cooke
Assistant Referee 1: Carl Henry
Assistant Referee 2: David Constable
CHICAGO (Oct. 12, 2016) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will travel to Northern Ireland from October 13-24 to participate in the 2016 Women’s International Cup.
The Under-19 competition features mostly players born in 1998 and 1999. The USA open the tournament against England on Tuesday, October 18, at the Ballymena Showgrounds in Ballymena at 2 p.m. local time. The USA will then face France at Noon local time on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Mourneview Park in Lurgan before finishing against the hosts on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m. local time at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast.
U.S. Soccer Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs has named 20 players to the roster for the tournament, eight born in 1999 with the remainder born in 1998. As the majority of players in the U.S. U-18 WNT player pool are currently competing in their freshman seasons of college soccer, this roster is made up almost entirely of players currently playing youth club.
U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Brooke Heinsohn (New England FC; Norfolk, Mass.), Mandy McGlynn (Virginia Tech; Jacksonville, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (6): Kerry Abello (Eclipse Select; Batavia, Ill.), Sydney Dawson (Internationals SC; Akron, Ohio), Julie Doyle (San Diego Surf; Laguna Nigel, Calif.), Joanna Harber (Eastside FC; Bellevue, Wash.), Mia Palmer (Crossfire; Portland, Ore.), Karlie Paschall (Tennessee Soccer Club; Brentwood, Tenn.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Haley Berg (Solar; Celina, Texas), Sam Coffey (New York SC; Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.), Arlie Jones (San Diego Surf; Las Vegas, Nev.), Shea Moyer (FC Revolution; Wyomissing, Penn.), Viviana Villacorta (Beach FC; Lawndale, Calif.), Sofia Weiner (Colorado Rush; Evergreen, Colo.)
FORWARDS (6): Amirah Ali (PDA; Voorhees, N.J.), Belle Briede (Tophat SC; Alpharetta, Ga.), Kirsten Davis (St. Louis Gallagher; Chesterfield, Mo.), Mireya Grey (Crossfire; Seattle, Wash.), Tara McKeown (San Diego Surf; Newbury Park, Calif.), Kelsey Turnbow (SC Del Sol; Scottsdale, Ariz.)Read more