MEXICO CITY (July 25, 2014) – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team tied the Mexico U-20 Women’s National Team 1-1 in the first of two friendly matches to be played at Mexico’s National Training Center in Mexico City.
Mexico, which is preparing for the upcoming 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada, took the lead just after halftime when University of Washington midfielder Amanda Perez headed home a corner kick.
The USA tied the match eight minutes later when Imani Dorsey played through ball to forward Zoe Redei who dribbled into the penalty area and finished smartly into the lower corner.
The USA’s lineup featured seven players who were key members of the last U-17 Women’s National Team cycle, including goal scorer Reidei. Goalkeeper Rose Chandler, who was named to the USA’s 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Team, went the whole way in the nets.
The teams will meet again on July 27.
U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team Match Report
Match: U.S. U-18 WNT vs. Mexico U-20 WNT
Date: July 25, 2014
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Centro de Alto Rendimiento de la FMF; Mexico City, Mexico
Weather: 74 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 1 1
MEX 0 1 1
MEX – Amanda Perez 48th minute
USA – Zoe Redei (11-Imani Dorsey) 56
USA: 1-Rose Chandler; 3-Gabby Matulich (capt.), 4-Niki Romero (22-Michaela Abam, 62), 5-Natalie Jacobs, 15-Ellie Jean; 17-Rebecca Rasmussen (23-Hana Kerner, 77), 16-Marley Canales (20-Sabrina Flores, 46), 6-Dorian Bailey (9-Emily Ogle, 46), 11-Imani Dorsey (21-Kelcie Hedge, 72); 13-Katie Cousins, 10-Madison Haley (7-Zoe Redei, 46)Subs not used: 2-Schuyler DeBree, 12-Michelle Xiao, 24-Casey Murphy
Head Coach: April Heinrichs
MEX: 1-Celcia Santiago (capt.); 15-Mariana Cadena (2-Mariel Gutierrez, 77), 5-Paulina Solis (4-Greta Espinoza, 57), 3-Estefania Fuentes, 13-Jaqueline Rodriguez (14-Clarissa Robles, 57); 17-Amanda Perez (18-Claudia Lopez, 60), 8-Nancy Antonio; 11-Fabiola Ibarra, 10-Carolina Jaramillo, 7-Jenny Chiu (16-Taylor Alvarado, 72); 24-Tanya Samarzich
Subs not used: 6-Karla Nieto, 9-Luz Duarte, 12-Emily Alvarado, 20-Ana Gabriela Paz, 21-Rebeca Bernal, 22-Vanessa Flores
Head Coach: Christopher Cuellar
Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 7 / 10
Shots on Goal: 3 / 3
Saves: 1 / 2
Corner Kicks: 0 / 6
Fouls: 6 / 2
Offside: 3 / 0
USA – Ellie Jean (Caution) 56th minute