U.S. Soccer

2016 Slovakia Cup

Trnava, Slovakia

WNT on TV: North Carolina Takes on Washington on Lifetime’s Game of the Week

The first-place North Carolina Courage welcomes bottom of the table Washington Spirit on Saturday afternoon while Sky Blue FC will try to bounce back against Seattle after failing to gain ground over the last two weeks. Here are the matches taking place this weekend:

NWSL

Saturday, Aug. 19
North Carolina Courage vs. Washington Spirit – 3:30 p.m. ET (TV: Lifetime Game of the Week)
Sitting in last place in the league standings, Mallory Pugh and the Washington Spirit will embrace the difficult task visitors against the red-hot No. 1 North Carolina Courage in Saturday’s televised Lifetime Game of the Week. Samantha Mewis, Lynn Williams, Abby Dahlkemper and Taylor Smith are coming off back-to-back wins in the last eight days and have helped the Courage take a firm grasp of the top playoff seed.

North Carolina won the earlier meeting this year 1-0 in Washington. A win against the Spirit would give the Courage three straight home wins, tying their season-high for consecutive home victories.

Boston Breakers vs. Orlando Pride – 4 p.m. ET (go90.com)
Orlando is making ground in the race for the playoffs, jumping to a fourth after a big 5-0 win against New Jersey, before dropping to its current fifth place after the three midweek games. Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris now travel north to take on Boston in search of a vitally important three points that could once again catapult the Pride into one of those four coveted playoff spots. Rose Lavelle has been listed out for this weekend’s match as she continues the tail end of her rehab from her hamstring injury.

This will be the fourth all-time meeting between the clubs in league play. The home team has won each of the first three games in the series, giving Orlando the slight 2W-1L edge. Orlando’s five goals last weekend were the most scored in a single game in team history.

Sky Blue FC vs. Seattle Reign – 7 p.m. ET (go90.com)
After a few weeks of climbing up the standings, Sky Blue FC found itself on the losing end of a 5-0 match against Orlando last weekend, prompting a drop in the standings. Currently in sixth place, Kelley O’Hara’s team is four points behind fourth-place Seattle, making this weekend’s game vital for both teams if they want to remain solidly in playoff contention. It also will be the first meeting for the two teams since that epic nine-goal game back on July 22 at Memorial Stadium. Megan Rapinoe will not play in the game as she continues rehab from knee surgery.

Seattle is unbeaten in its last three games against Sky Blue (1W-2D), including a 5-4 win in July that saw eight goals scored in the second half.

Portland Thorns vs. Houston Dash – 10 p.m. ET (go90.com)
Despite losing its match on Wednesday to FC Kansas City, Portland remains in second place in the standings, five points behind the NWSL-leading North Carolina. Allie Long, Meghan Klingenberg and Lindsey Horan will now take on the Houston Dash at home with hopes of continuing to secure its spot in the postseason. Carli Lloyd is out as she continues her rehab from her ankle injury. Morgan Brian is listed as questionable.

Portland is unbeaten in its last three games against Houston (2W-1D), outscoring the Dash 6-2 over that span. Portland has won their last four home games, posting two clean sheets over that time.

Sunday, Aug. 20
Chicago Red Stars vs. FC Kansas City – 6 p.m. ET (go90.com)
Currently in third place in the league, Christen Press, Alyssa Naeher, Casey Short, Julie Ertz and the Chicago Red Stars are coming off back-to-back home losses and will play their second game this week on Sunday evening when they welcome Becky Sauerbrunn, Sydney Leroux and FC Kansas City to Toyota Park.

Chicago has lost just one of their last eight regular season games against Kansas City (4W-3D). Chicago has never lost three straight home games.

Watch NWSL on go90.com

To watch live in the USA on a mobile device or tablet, download the go90 app (free) via the App Store or Google Play. Users with go90 version 3.0 and later can cast live games from the go90 app to Airplay and Chromecast. No registration or authentication is required. Fans can also watch matches on their laptops via go90.com, nwslsoccer.com or on the NWSL app, now available for both iOS and Android users.

Internationally all games are available on the NWSL app and the NWSL website.

The complete 2017 NWSL schedule is here. For more in-depth information and the latest news and updates about the NWSL schedule, matchups, records, etc., visit: www.nwslsoccer.com and follow them on Twitter @NWSL.

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WNT Aug 18, 2017

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MNT Aug 18, 2017

MNT in Germany Season Preview

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U-15 BNT Defeats Panama 3-0 to Advance to First CONCACAF Championship

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U-15 BNT Aug 17, 2017

Hackworth Names 22-Player Roster for Vaclav Jezek Youth Tournament in Czech Republic

CHICAGO (Aug. 17, 2017) – U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team head coach John Hackworth has named a 22-player roster that will head to Prague, Czech Republic for the 2017 Vaclav Jezek Youth Tournament from Aug. 21-27. “Following our two recent domestic training camps, this tournament will challenge our team with four tough international matches in five days,” Hackwo Read more
U-17 MNT Aug 17, 2017

U-15 BNT Advances to CONCACAF U-15 Championship Semifinals

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U-15 BNT Aug 16, 2017

PNT Draws Paralympic Champ Ukraine, Northern Ireland and Australia in World Championships

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Elm City Express Wins 2017 NPSL Championship

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Aug 16, 2017

Margaret "Peg" Brown: Ensuring the History of American Soccer

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Aug 16, 2017

U.S. Open Cup Semifinals: FC Cincinnati vs. New York Red Bulls: Highlights - Aug. 15, 2017

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U.S. Open Cup Aug 15, 2017

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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
2-1 W Myjava; Slovakia Hunsinger, Da Silva
1-3 L Senica; Slovakia Agu
2-1 W Bernolákovo; Slovakia McKennie, own goal
5-1 W Modranka; Slovakia Barbir, Hunsinger, Vazquez, McKennie, Espinoza

2016 Slovakia Cup

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
F 6-2 165 Cary, N.C. Capital Area Railhawks
D 6-2 170 Norwalk, Calif. LA Galaxy
D 6-4 187 Allentown, Pa. West Bromwich Albion (England)
M 5-7 138 Palmdale, Calif. Real So Cal
F 5-9 145 Port Chester, N.Y. Orlando City SC Academy
M 5-10 165 San Diego, Calif. Fulham FC (England)
M San Diego, Calif. RSL Arizona
GK Los Angeles, Calif. Queretaro
M Getxo, Spain Athletic Bilbao
F 5-7 145 Chula Vista, Calif. Club Tijuana
D 5'9 154 Surbiton, England Fulham FC (England)
F 5-8 140 San Diego, Calif. Monterrey (Mexico)
GK Frisco, Texas FC Dallas
F 5-10 141 Mary Esther, Fla. Leg A-Z
D Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento Republic
M 5-5 127 Little Elm, Texas FC Dallas
D 6-2 180 Frisco, Texas FC Dallas
F 6-3 192 Chula Vista, Calif. Atlanta United FC
D 5-8 155 San Diego, Calif. New York Cosmos
F 5'8 148 Berlin, N.J. PDA

2016 Slovakia Cup

Colby Agu

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-2

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Cary, N.C.

Club:
Capital Area Railhawks

Hugo Arellano

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-2

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Norwalk, Calif.

Club:
LA Galaxy

Daniel Barbir

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-4

Weight:
187

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Allentown, Pa.

Club:
West Bromwich Albion (England)

Eric Calvillo

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Weight:
138

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Palmdale, Calif.

Club:
Real So Cal

Pierre Da Silva

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-9

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Port Chester, N.Y.

Club:
Orlando City SC Academy

Luca De La Torre

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
Fulham FC (England)

Sebastien Des Pres

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
RSL Arizona

Benn Diaz

Position:
Goalkeeper

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.

Club:
Queretaro

Ander

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Getxo, Spain

Club:
Athletic Bilbao

Ernesto Espinoza

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:
Club Tijuana

Marlon Fossey

Position:
Defender

Height:
5'9

Weight:
154

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Surbiton, England

Club:
Fulham FC (England)

Joe Gallardo

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
Monterrey (Mexico)

Benjamin Hale

Position:
Goalkeeper

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Frisco, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Nelson Hunsinger

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-10

Weight:
141

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Mary Esther, Fla.

Club:
Leg A-Z

Nabilai Kibunguchy

Position:
Defender

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Sacramento, Calif.

Club:
Sacramento Republic

Weston McKinnie

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Weight:
127

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Little Elm, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Hector Montalvo

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-2

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Frisco, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Brandon Vazquez

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-3

Weight:
192

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:
Atlanta United FC

Alexis Velela

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
New York Cosmos

Isaiah Young

Position:
Forward

Height:
5'8

Weight:
148

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Berlin, N.J.

Club:
PDA

USA Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
April 25 USA vs. Georgia 5-1 W Modranka; Slovakia
April 26 USA vs. Ukraine 2-1 W Bernolákovo; Slovakia
April 28 USA vs. Slovakia 3-1 L Senica; Slovakia

2016 Slovakia Cup Statistics


Record: 2-1-0

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Agu, Colby F 2
1 105 1 0 2 0/0
Arellano, Hugo D 2 1 122 0 1 1 1/0
Barbir, Danny D 3 2 200 1 0 2 0/0
Calvillo, Eric M 1 0 23 0 0 0 0/0
Da Silva, Pierre M 3 2 138 0 1 1 1/0
De La Torre, Luca M 3 2 140 0 0 0 1/0
Des Pres, Sebastien M 2 1 77 0 0 0 1/0
Egiluz, Ander M 2
2 120 0 0 0 1/0
Espinoza, Ernesto F 3 2 140 1 0 2 0/0
Fossey, Marlon D 3 2 200 0 1 1 0/0
Gallardo, Joe F 3 1 121 0 0 0 0/0
Hale, Ben GK 1 1 80 0 0 0 0/0
Hunsinger, Nelson M 3 2 140 1 0 2 0/0
Kibunguchy, Nabilai M 2 1 110 0 0 0 1/0
McKennie, Weston M 2 2 160 2 0 4 0/0
Montalvo, Hector D 3
3 170 0 0 0 0/0
Pulisic, Will GK 1 1 80 0 0 0 0/0
Vazquez, Brandon F 3
2 139 1 1 3 0/0
Velela, Alexis D 2
2 78 0 0 0 0/0
Young, Isaiah F 3
1 137 0 1 1 1/0









Own Goal

1

Totals


3/3
3/3 240 8 5 21 7/0

Opponent Totals


3/3
3/3 240 3 3 9 7/0

2016 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Diaz, Benny 1 1 80 1
3
0 3.00 0-1-0
Hale, Ben 1 1 80 5 1 0 1.00 1-0-0
Pulisic, Will 1 1 80 2 1 0 1.00 1-0-0

Totals

3
3 240 8 5 0 1.67 2-1-0

Opponent Totals

3 3 240 5 8 0 2.67
1-2-0

Updated through April  28, 2016


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