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PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
Rosemary Chandler GK 5-8 9/24/96 Atlanta, Georgia Concorde Fire
Samantha Leshnak GK 1/1/01 Liberty Township, Ohio Ohio Elite
Casey Murphy GK 1/1/01 Bridgewater, New Jersey PDA Slammers
Madeline Elliston D 1/1/01 Omaha, Nebraska OMA Elite Girls' Academy
Sabrina Flores D 1/1/01 Livingston, N.J.
Hailey Harbiston D 1/1/01 San Diego, Calif.
Natalie Jacobs D 5-9 8/16/97 Coto de Caza, Calif.
Hailie Mace D 1/1/01 Ventura, Calif. Eagles Soccer Club
Annia Mejia D 1/1/01 Bloomington, Clif.
Courtney Petersen M 1/1/01 Canton, Mich. Michigan Hawks
Allyson Swaby D 1/1/01 Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Dorian Bailey M 5-3 1/28/97 Mission, Kan.
Rachel Corboz M 1/1/01 Green Brook, N.J. Georgetown
Mikaela Harvey M 1/1/01 Liberty Hill, Texas
Maddie Huster M 1/1/01 Cincinnati, Ohio
Hannah Lopiccolo M 1/1/01 Coto de Caza, Calif.
Emily Ogle M 1/1/01 Strongsville, Ohio Internationals SC
Mallory Pugh M 5-4 4/29/98 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Real Colorado
Taylor Racioppi M 5-5 2/26/97 Ocean Township, N.J. PDA
Michaela Abam M 5-7 6/12/97 Sugar Land, Texas Texas Rush
Megan Buckingham F 1/1/01 Novi, Mich.
Mallory Eubanks F 1/1/01 Lexington, Ky.
Savannah McCaskill F 1/1/01 Chapin, S.C.
Jessie Scarpa F 1/1/01 Lakeland, Fla.
Ally Watt D 1/1/01 Colorado Springs, Colo. Pride Soccer Club
Jennifer Westendorf F 5-7 11/20/97 Montgomery, Ala.

U-20 WNT Opens 2015 with Florida Camp and Match vs. Bayern Munich

CHICAGO (Jan. 11, 2015) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team will begin its 2015 programming with a training camp in Sanford, Florida, running from Jan. 24-31.

U-20 head coach Michelle French has called up 28 players: 18 college players and 10 currently still playing for youth clubs. With almost all the players born in 1996 or 1997, the lone player born in 1998 is midfielder Mallory Pugh, who was a starter for the U-20s at age 16 during last summer’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.

This age group is focusing on qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which has an age cut-off of players born on or after Jan. 1, 1996.

The USA will enjoy a unique match-up during this camp as Frauen-Bundesliga side Bayern Munich comes to Florida to play the U-20s on Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. ET at the Seminole Soccer Complex in Sanford. Bayern Munich features forward Katie Stengel, who won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup with the USA and has trained with the senior U.S. Women’s National Team.

Bayern Munich, which starts several members of the full German Women’s National Team, is second in the Frauen-Bundesliga behind current UEFA Women’s Champions League holders VFL Wolfsburg.

Besides Pugh, the U.S. roster features three other players who were a part of the USA’s 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup team in goalkeeper Rose Chandler, defender Kaleigh Riehl and midfielder Taylor Racioppi.

The USA will also play the University of Florida during the camp on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. ET at the Seminole Soccer Complex.

U.S. U-20 WNT Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Rose Chandler (Penn State; Atlanta, Ga.), Samantha Leshnak (Ohio Elite; Liberty Township, Ohio), Casey Murphy (Rutgers; Bridgewater, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (10): Maddie Elliston (Penn State; Omaha, Neb.), Sabrina Flores (Notre Dame; Livingston, N.J.), Hailey Harbison (Pepperdine; San Diego, Calif.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Hailie Mace (Eagles Soccer Club; Ventura, Calif.), Annia Mejia (California; Bloomington, Calif.), Courtney Petersen (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State; Fairfax Station, Virginia), Parker Roberts (KC Dynamos; Leawood, Kan.), Allyson Swaby (Boston College; Chestnut Hill, Mass.)
MIDFIELDERS (8):  Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission, Kan.), Rachel Corboz (Georgetown; Green Brook, N.J.), Mikaela Harvey (Texas A&M; Liberty Hill, Texas), Maddie Huster (Wake Forrest; Cincinnati, Ohio), Hannah Lopiccolo (Northeastern; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Emily Ogle (Penn State; Strongsville, Ohio),  Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA; Ocean Township; N.J.)
FORWARDS (7): Michaela Abam (West Virginia; Sugarland, Texas), Megan Buckingham (North Carolina; Novi, Mich.), Mallory Eubanks (Mississippi State; Lexington, Ky.), Savannah McCaskill (South Carolina; Chapin, S.C.), Jessie Scarpa (North Carolina; Lakeland, Fla.), Ally Watt (Pride Soccer Club; Colorado Springs, Colo.), Jennifer Westendorf (GSA; Grayson, Ga.)

U-20 and U-17 WNT Goalkeepers Gather for Special Camp

YNT Goalkeepers get together for a camp in California.

Women's Youth National Teams to Hold Goalkeeper Camp

CHICAGO (Dec. 1, 2014) – Sixteen goalkeepers ranging in age from 14-18 have been called up for a special four-day Women’s Youth National Team Goalkeeper Camp being held from Dec. 14-17 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

This is the second camp of this kind held by the U.S. Soccer women’s technical staff with the goal of bringing in a larger group of goalkeepers from the Under-20 and Under-17 levels to evaluate the technical, biomechanical, psychological, social and physical attributes for long-term development of the top goalkeepers in the Youth National Team player pools. Six of the goalkeepers are in college with the other 10 are playing for youth clubs across the country.

Long-time U.S. Soccer goalkeeper coach Phil Wheddon will head up the camp that will also be attended by U.S. Soccer Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs, U-20 Women’s National Team head coach Michelle French, U-17 Women’s National Team head coach B.J. Snow and three goalkeeper coaches who have all worked extensively with the USA’s youth teams: Graeme Abel, Phil Poole and Siri Mullinix.

GOALKEEPERS (16): Katherine Asman (Concorde Fire; Rosewell, Ga.), Hillary Beall (San Diego Surf; Laguna Beach, Calif.), Brooke Bollinger (Orlando City; Indiatlantic, Fla.), Emily Boyd (California; Seattle, Wash.), Caroline Brockmeier (FSU; Tallahassee, Fla.), Rosemary Chandler (Penn State; Atlanta, Ga.), Zoe Clevely (Strikers FC; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Ella Dederick (Washington State; Camarillo, Calif.), Kelsey Dossey (Indiana Fire; Plainfield, Ind.), Sarah Fuller (Mutiny FC/D’Feeters SC; Murphy, Texas), Mattison Interian (Arsenal; Pasadena, Calif.), Laurel Ivory (Sunrise; Surfside, Fla.), Samantha Leshnak (Ohio Elite; Liberty Township, Ohio), Savannah Madden (San Diego Surf; San Diego Calif.), Casey Murphy (Rutgers University; Bridgewater, N.J.), Lexi Nicholas (Notre Dame; Pleasanton, Calif.)

U-20 WNT Kicks Off New Cycle

U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team head coach Michelle French has brought 32 players to the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., for the first training camp of the new cycle with the goal of qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

U-20 WNT Opens New Cycle with San Diego Training Camp

CHICAGO (Sept. 29, 2014) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team will begin a new cycle with a training camp running from Oct. 12-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. Head coach Michelle French has called 32 players, nearly all of whom were born in 1996 or 1997. This age group will be focusing on qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which has an age cut-off of players born on or after Jan. 1, 1996.

The lone player born in 1998 is midfielder Mallory Pugh, who was a starter at age 16 during the most recent FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.

Being that the training camp takes place during the college season, there is only one current college player in the group in goalkeeper Rose Chandler, who is red-shirting her freshman year at Penn State. Chandler, as well as defender Kaleigh Riehl and midfielder Taylor Racioppi, were also on the USA’s 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Team that fell in penalty kicks to Korea DPR in the quarterfinal.

U.S. U-20 WNT Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Rose Chandler (Penn State; Atlanta, Ga.), Samantha Leshnak (Ohio Elite; Liberty Township, Ohio), Sabrina Macias (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Hunter Peifer (Colorado Soccer Club; Colorado Springs, Colo.)
DEFENDERS (9): Gabriella Carreiro (FC Stars of Mass; Upton, Mass.), Lucy Davidson (FC Portland; Warren, Ore.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Oakwood Soccer Club; Coventry, Conn.), Tegan McGrady (MVLA; San Jose, Calif.), Kaleigh Riehl (BRYC; Fairfax Station, Va.), Parker Roberts (KC Dynamos; Leawood, Kan.), Ally Watt (Pride Soccer Club; Colorado Springs, Colo.), Michelle Xiao (Gretna SC; Omaha, Neb.)
MIDFIELDERS (9):  Alyssa Baumbick (Internationals Soccer Club; Avon Lake, Ohio), Betsy Brandon (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Katie Cousins (Richmond United; Forest, Va.), Julie James (Sting; Fairview, Texas), Courtney Petersen (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA; Ocean Township; N.J.), Marissa Viggiano (Michigan Hawks; Macomb Township, Mich.)
FORWARDS (10): Bridgette Andrzejewski (PSC Baltimore; Lutherville, Md.), Alissa Gorzak (Eclipse Select Soccer Club; Naperville, Ill.), Kelcie Hedge (Washington Premier FC; Post Falls, Idaho), Hana Kerner (Match Fit Academy FC; Upper Saddle, N.J.), Reilly Martin (Eclipse Select Soccer Club; Carmel, Ind.), Kayla McCoy (Sockers FC; Lincolnwood, Ill.), Leah Pruitt (West Coast FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select Soccer Club; Highland Park, Ill.), Kelly Sweeney (Vardar; Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), Kaycie Tillman (Sting; Rowlett, Texas)

U.S. U-20 WNT Falls 3-1 in PKs to Korea DPR at 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

TORONTO, Canada (Aug. 16, 2014) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team saw its 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup come to a close this evening at the National Soccer Stadium after falling in penalty kicks to Korea DPR. The USA and Korea DPR were tied 1-1 through regulation and overtime, but North Korea ultimately prevailed with a 3-1 shootout victory to advance to the semifinals.

Korea DPR goalkeeper Kim Chol Ok saved three of the USA’s four penalty kicks, and Rim Se Ok’s penalty served as the winner to push North Korea into the semifinals against either Nigeria or New Zealand on Wednesday.

Makenzy Doniak scored the USA’s goal in regulation for her first goal in the tournament and second international tally at the U-20 level.

The USA had its chances to find a game-winning goal in regulation and overtime. Some of the better opportunities included a Mallory Pugh volley over the crossbar in the 69th minute, and two Lindsey Horan free kicks that hit the North Korea wall in the 83rd and 105th minutes.

“I’m just proud of the way that they fought and battled and played with an American spirit,” U.S. U-20 WNT head coach Michelle French said. “Hats off to a very skilled North Korea team, who were exceptional in the things they wanted to do to be successful.”

The U.S. and Korea DPR also needed overtime to decide the quarterfinal winner of the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. The USA’s Chioma Ubogagu scored a 98th-minute winner to lift the USA to a 2-1 victory against North Korea to advance to that tournament’s semifinal stage and eventually the title.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Makenzy Doniak (unassisted), 6th minute: The U.S. had a vigorous opening 15 minutes against Korea DPR and started off on the right foot with Doniak’s first goal of the tournament. Mallory Pugh built up the attack down the right side and crossed into the box to Doniak. Her initial shot was blocked by Korea DPR defender Choe Yun Gyong, but Doniak got her own rebound and tucked it underneath Korea DPR goalkeeper Kim Chol Ok for the lead. USA 1, PRK 0

PRK – Jon So Yon (penalty), 54th minute: The USA had an unfortunate giveaway from midfield and Korea DPR took advantage. Ri Hyang Sim and Jon Ryon Hwa quickly pushed into the attack, and Kim Mi Gyong played a dangerous cross that was out of the reach of U.S. goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland for an interception. North Korea’s Ri Un Sim collected and shot, and the ball deflected off of the left arm of Stephanie Amack. Amack was issued a yellow card and defender Jon So Yon took the subsequent penalty kick. Her left-footed attempt was read well by Rowland, who anticipated correctly to her left, but the shot tipped her glove and went into the right side of the frame. USA 1, PRK 1

Penalty Kick Summary:
USA: The U.S. started first, and Savannah Jordan, Lindsey Horan and Rose Lavelle, the team’s first three shooters, each saw their attempts saved by Korea DPR goalkeeper Kim Chol Ok. She anticipated correctly on all three attempts. Amack kept her team alive with a confident shot to the lower left to cut it to 2-1, but North Korea would win on its next attempt.
PRK: After Jon So Yon gave North Korea the 1-0 lead, Rowland stopped Choe Yun Gyong’s attempt, guessing correctly to her right for the save. However, North Korea converted its next two attempts from Ri Kyong Hyang and then Rim Se Ok for the winner.

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
USA – Katelyn Rowland, 76th through 79th minutes: Neither goalkeeper made a highlight reel-type save, but in terms of coming up in a big spot, Katelyn Rowland had to make three straight saves against Ri Un Sim in a short time frame. The first North Korea attack came from the left side at the edge of the six-yard box and Rowland made the stop in the 76th minute. Then in the 78th minute, Ri Un Sim was back at it with a header that went straight to Rowland. The Korea DPR forward had one more crack with a left-footed shot from outside the box, but again Rowland was positioned correctly and made the stop.

PRK – Kim Chol Ok, 102nd minute: U.S. second-half sub Summer Green generated the USA’s best attempt in the first 15-minute overtime with a 28-yard strike. The well-struck shot, however, went to North Korea goalkeeper Kim Chol Ok for her first save of the match.

USA – Katelyn Rowland, 110th minute: Most of North Korea’s crosses had some lift to them, but this time around Korea DPR’s Ri Kyong Hyang dished a low ball from the left, trying to find her teammate Kim So Hyang at the edge of the six-yard box. It was a dangerous moment for the U.S. defense, but USA goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland quickly left her line and broke up the play.

Additional Notes:

  • The USA is now 11-1-1 in international competition this year, with Saturday’s game recorded as a draw because the two sides were even through regulation and overtime.
  • The U.S. U-20s have allowed only five goals in international play this year, outscoring their opponents 45-5.
  • U.S. U-20 WNT head coach Michelle French made only one starting lineup change following the team’s group finale against China PR.
  • Goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland made her fourth straight start in goal. The defense featured right back Stephanie Amack, left back Christina Gibbons and center backs Katie Naughton and Cari Roccaro. Roccaro wore the captain’s armband.
  • The midfield of the 4-3-3 also remained unchanged with Rose Lavelle, Andi Sullivan and Lindsey Horan.
  • The USA’s front line included Makenzy Doniak, Mallory Pugh and the return of Margaret “Midge” Purce to the starting lineup. Against China PR, Savannah Jordan had earned the start.
  • Summer Green came off the bench for a fourth straight U-20 World Cup match, replacing Purce in the 75th minute.
  • In the 83rd minute, Taylor Racioppi entered the match for Pugh.
  • The USA’s third and final substitution came in the first 15-minute overtime session. Savannah Jordan replaced Doniak in the 105th minute.

-U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team vs. Korea DPR
Date: Aug. 16, 2014
Competition: 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup – Quarterfinal
Venue: National Soccer Stadium; Toronto, Canada
Kickoff: 5 p.m. ET
Attendance: 7,854
Weather: 71 degrees – cloudy, light rain

Scoring Summary: 1      2    OT 1 OT 2 PK  F
USA                        1      0      0      0      1      1 (1)
PRK                        0      1      0      0      3      1 (3)

USA – Makenzy Doniak                6th minute
PRK – Jon So Yon (penalty kick)  54

Penalty Summary:
PRK: Jon So Yon (goal), Choe Yun Gyong (saved), Ri Kyong Hyang (goal), Rim Se Ok (goal)
USA: Savannah Jordan (saved), Lindsey Horan (saved), Rose Lavelle (saved), Stephanie Amack (goal)

Lineups:
USA: 1-Katelyn Rowland; 16-Stephanie Amack, 3-Cari Roccaro (capt.), 20-Katie Naughton, 2-Christina Gibbons; 5-Rose Lavelle, 17-Andi Sullivan, 10-Lindsey Horan; 9-Makenzy Doniak (7-Savannah Jordan, 105), 15-Margaret Purce (8-Summer Green, 75), 12-Mallory Pugh (6-Taylor Racioppi, 83)
Subs Not Used: 4-Brittany Basinger, 11-Rachel Hill, 13-Carlyn Baldwin, 14-Nickolette Driesse, 18-Jane Campbell, 19-Kaleigh Riehl, 21-Rose Chandler
Head Coach: Michelle French

PRK: 1-Kim Chol Ok; 2-Song Kyong Hui, 3-Choe Sol Gyong (capt.), 16-Ri Un Yong, 12-Jon So Yon; 7-Choe Yun Gyong, 9-Ri Hyang Sim, 17-Choe Un Hwa, 13-Kim Mi Gyong (8-Rim Se Ok, 86); 10-Ri Un Sim (20-Kim So Hyang, 96), 15-Jo Ryon Hwa (19-Ri Kyong Hyang, 70)
Subs Not Used: 4-Choe Yong Mi, 5-Kang Ok Gum, 6-Kim Hyang Mi, 11-Kim Phyong Hwa, 14-Ri Kum Suk, 18-Rim Yong Hwa, 21-Jang Yong Sim
Head Coach: Hwang Yong Bong

Stats Summary: USA / PRK
Shots: 11 / 14
Shots on Goal: 5 / 7
Saves: 6 / 3
Corner Kicks: 0 / 2
Fouls: 13 / 12
Offside: 3 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Stephanie Amack (caution)  53rd minute
PRK – Ri Un Yong                         82
PRK – Jon So Yon                         90+2
PRK – Choe Sol Gyong                 105+2

Officials:
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Katrin Rafalski (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Marina Wozniak (GER)
Fourth Official: Finau Vulivuli (FIJ)

ussoccer.com Woman of the Match: Cari Roccaro

Coffee Talk with Makenzy and Gibby

U.S. U-20 WNT forward Makenzy Doniak sits down for a chat with teammate and defender Christina Gibbons, a Raleigh, N.C. product who has earned her first two caps at the 2014 FIFA Women’s World Cup, putting in fine performances at left back against Brazil and China PR.

U.S. U-20 WNT Heads to Quaterfinal to Face Korea DPR

U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team vs. Korea DPR
2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup
National Stadium; Toronto, Canada
Aug. 16, 2014 

U.S. U-20 WNT HEADS TO QUARTERFINAL TO FACE KOREA DPR: After a dominating 3-0 victory against China PR to finish Group B play, the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and earned a game against Group A winner Korea DPR. The USA will get to play on natural grass at National Stadium in Toronto with the Aug. 16 knockout match kicking off at 5 p.m. ET (ESPNU and WatchESPN). The U.S. has won two matches in a row after starting group play with a 2-0 loss to Germany. The USA responded with a 1-0 victory against Brazil, and finished second in Group B with six points behind Germany which went 2-0-1 (7 points). Germany, which scored five goals in each of its other two group games, will face Group A runner-up Canada on Aug. 16 in Edmonton. Fans can also follow all the matches of the U.S. U-20s on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt. For full coverage, visit the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup tournament page on ussoccer.com.

KNOCKOUT ROUND SCHEDULE:

Quarterfinals
Aug. 16

  • Korea DPR vs. USA; National Stadium; Toronto
  • Germany vs. Canada; Commonwealth Stadium; Edmonton

Aug. 17

  • Nigeria vs. New Zealand; Moncton Stadium; Moncton
  • France vs. Korea Republic; Olympic Stadium; Montreal

Semifinals
Aug. 20

  • Korea DPR/USA winner vs. Nigeria/New Zealand winner; Moncton Stadium; Moncton
  • Germany/Canada winner vs. France/Korea Republic winner; Olympic Stadium; Montreal

Third-Place Match
Aug. 24

  • Semifinal losers; Olympic Stadium; Montreal

Final
Aug. 24

  • Semifinal winners; Olympic Stadium; Montreal

2014 U.S. U-20 FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP SCHEDULE & RESULTS:

Date

Opponent

Time (ET)

TV/U.S. Goal Scorers

Venue

Aug. 5

Germany

0-2 L

 –

Commonwealth Stadium; Edmonton, Canada

Aug. 8

Brazil

1-0 W

Horan

Commonwealth Stadium; Edmonton, Canada

Aug. 12

China PR

3-0 W

Horan (2), Lavelle

Moncton Stadium; Moncton, Canada

Aug. 16

Korea DPR

5 p.m.

ESPNU, WatchESPN

National Stadium; Toronto, Canada

Group B Final Standings

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts

Germany

3

2

0

1

12

6

+6

7

USA

3

2

1

0

4

2

+2

6

China PR

3

0

1

2

6

9

-3

2

Brazil

3

0

2

1

2

7

-5

1

Group B Results

Tuesday, Aug. 5
USA 0, Germany 2
China PR 1, Brazil 1

Friday, Aug. 8
Germany 5, China PR 5
USA 1, Brazil 0 

Tuesday, Aug. 12
USA 3, China PR 0
Germany 5, Brazil 1 

TURF TIME:  For the first time, three of the four stadiums for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup are featuring artificial surfaces. This is the third FIFA youth women’s tournament to have games on artificial turf. The 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica and the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan also had matches on turf. Three of the four stadiums – Edmonton, Moncton and Montréal, where the final will be played – will also be used for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The USA will get to play its first game on natural grass during the quarterfinal at the National Soccer Stadium in Toronto.

CONSISTENT U.S. PRESENCE: The USA has competed in all six previous Women’s World Cups held for this age group, winning the inaugural tournament in 2002 in Canada when it was a U-19 event, finishing third in 2004 in Thailand, finishing fourth in 2006 in Russia when it moved to U-20s, winning in 2008 in Chile on the strength of goal scoring from current Olympic gold medalists Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux, and finished fifth in 2010 in Germany. The USA returned to the top of the podium in 2012, winning the tournament in Japan on a goal from Kealia Ohai in the championship game. The U-19 tournaments featured 12 teams while the past four events – including Canada – featured 16.

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION – DETAILED

GOALKEEPERS (3): 18-Jane Campbell (Stanford; Kennesaw, Ga.), 21-Rose Chandler (Penn State; Atlanta, Ga.), 1-Katelyn Rowland (UCLA; Vacaville, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6): 16-Stephanie Amack (Stanford; Pleasanton, Calif.), 4-Brittany Basinger (Penn State; Purcellville, Va.), 2-Christina Gibbons (Duke; Raleigh, N.C.), 20-Katie Naughton (Notre Dame; Elk Grove Village, Ill.), 19-Kaleigh Riehl (BRYC; Fairfax Station, Va.), 3-Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame; East Islip, N.Y.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 13-Carlyn Baldwin (Tennessee; Oakton, Va.), 14-Nickolette Driesse (Florida State: Wayne, N.J.), 5-Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio), 12-Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), 6-Taylor Racioppi (PDA; Ocean Township, N.J.), 17-Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.)
FORWARDS (6): 9-Makenzy Doniak (Virginia; Chino Hills, Calif.), 8-Summer Green (North Carolina; Milford, Mich.), 11-Rachel Hill (Connecticut; Rollinsford, N.H.), 10-Lindsey Horan (Paris Saint-Germain; Golden, Colo.), 7-Savannah Jordan (Florida; Fayetteville, Ga.), 15-Margaret Purce (Harvard; Silver Spring, Md.) 

U-20 WNT ON USSOCCER.COM:

U.S. U-20 WNT NOTES

GROUP PLAY:

  • Six players have played every minute of all three games so far in the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: goalkeeper Katlyn Rowland; defenders Stephanie Amack, Cari Roccaro and Katie Naughton; midfielder Rose Lavelle and forward Lindsey Horan.
  • Horan has three of the USA’s goals while Lavelle has the other one.
  • Horan, Makenzy Doniak and Summer Green each have assists.
  • The USA has no suspensions heading into the quarterfinal, but two players are carrying yellow cards. Lavelle received a caution in the first half against Germany and Horan received one against Brazil for an accidental elbow to the nose of a Brazil player in the first half. Another yellow card in the quarterfinal stage would result in a suspension from the semifinal, should the USA win. Cards are erased after the quarterfinal round.
  • For the third match in a row, U.S. head coach Michelle French used all three subs against China PR. The USA had a 2-0 lead at halftime when French sent on Margaret “Midge” Purce for Savannah Jordan. The USA was up 3-0 when Carlyn Baldwin made her second appearance of the tournament, replacing Andi Sullivan. Green made her third appearance as a sub, coming on in the 69th minute for Doniak.
  • Against China PR, French made just one change from the lineup against Brazil as Jordan returned to the lineup and Purce started on the bench.
  • Against Brazil, French was forced to make a 37th-minute change due to an injury to Mallory Pugh, sending on Taylor Racioppi. In the second half, Green replaced Doniak in the 66th minute and Rachel Hill went on for Purce in the 82nd minute.
  • The USA scored seconds after Hill came into the match as Racioppi won a header in midfield and the ball eventually was dug out of the right corner by Green, who out-dueled two Brazil defenders, turned the corner and set up Horan’s goal with a perfect pass into the box.
  • Against Germany, Doniak replaced Jordan at halftime, Baldwin replaced Sullivan in the 74th minute and Green came on for Purce in the 76th minute. Green hit the left post in stoppage time.
  • French made two changes to the starting lineup from the Germany to the Brazil game as Doniak replaced Jordan up top and Christina Gibbons replaced Brittany Basinger at left back.
  • The match against Brazil marked the first caps at the U-20 level for Gibbons and Taylor and the first international cap at any level for Gibbons. Taylor earned 14 caps and scored two goals at the U-17 level.
  • Brazil out-shot the USA 14-13 and had eight shots on goal to the USA’s six, but the U.S. created a few more dangerous chances and only one of Brazil’s shots came inside the penalty area. The USA had seven corner kicks to Brazil’s four.
  • The USA out-shot Germany 21-18 and fired 16 shots on goal. At the 2012 U-20 WWC, the USA took 18 shots on goal over the entire three games of the first round. The most shots on goal the USA had in a game in 2012 was nine.
  • The USA out-shot China PR 20-5 and put 13 shots on goal to China’s two.
  • The official attendance for the USA-Germany match, which was a doubleheader with the other Group B match between China PR and Brazil, was 10,101. For the USA-Brazil match, the announced attendance was 10,025. For the USA-China PR match, the attendance was 4,708.

TEAM:

  • The age cut-off date for this Women’s World Cup is Jan. 1, 1994. Eight of the 21 players selected by French were born in 1994, eight were born in 1995, three were born in 1996, one in 1997 and one in 1998, meaning five players on the 2014 roster will be age-eligible for the 2016 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup.
  • Mallory Pugh, who is the youngest player on the roster and was born in 1998, could play in three consecutive U-20 Women’s World Cups. She will not turn 17 until April of next year.
  • French selected one rising high school junior (Pugh), two rising high school seniors (Taylor Racioppi and Kaleigh Riehl), three graduating high school seniors (Andi Sullivan, Carlyn Baldwin and Rose Chandler) who will be freshmen in college this fall, 10 rising college sophomores, four rising juniors and one rising senior in Katelyn Rowland.
  • Thirteen different colleges are represented on the roster, led by Stanford with three players. Penn State and Notre Dame each have two players.
  • Seventeen different youth clubs are represented on the roster.
  • Twelve different states are represented, led by Virginia with four players and California and Georgia with three players each. New Jersey and Colorado each have two players.
  • Eleven different players have scored for the USA in international matches this year, nine of whom made the World Cup roster. Lindsey Horan leads the team with nine international goals this year and is the top scorer in this cycle with 22 career U-20 goals.
  • Two players on the U.S. roster were a part of the USA’s 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup team in Japan: defender Cari Roccaro (5 games/4 starts, 422 minutes) and defender Stephanie Amack (DNP).  Roccaro played the final 30 minutes in the group match against Germany and all 90 minutes in the final.
  • Five players on this year’s U-20 roster played for the USA in the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan: defender Brittany Basinger (3/3, 270, 1 assist), forward Summer Green (3/3, 261, 2 goals), forward Margaret Purce (1/1, 62), midfielder Andi Sullivan (3/3, 261) and goalkeeper Jane Campbell (3/3, 225).
  • The USA was forced to make a change to its World Cup roster after it was named on July 17 as Rachel Hill replaced McKenzie Meehan due to injury. Meehan was the USA’s leading scorer at the qualifying tournament with six goals.

IN FOCUS: KOREA DPR
DPR Korea Football Association
Founded: 1945 (Joined FIFA in 1958)
Head Coach: Hwang Yong Bong  
Best FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Finishes: First Place (2006), Runner-Up (2008)

USA VS. KOREA DPR SERIES:

  • The U.S. and Korea DPR have faced each other twice in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, both times with much on the line. The two squads, which have met numerous times in world championships at the senior level, squared off in the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Final, a match won 2-1 by the USA on goals from current U.S. WNT starters Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux. Korea scored its lone goal in the waning minutes.
  • The other meeting came in the quarterfinals of this tournament two years ago, an amazingly hard-fought 2-1 U.S. victory in which the USA took the lead through a brilliant strike from distance by Vanessa DiBernardo in the 52nd minute. Korea tied it up in the 75th minute through Kim Su Gyong and the match went to overtime, where Chioma Ubogagu’s 98th -minute header was the difference.

KOREA DPR ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Kim Chol Ok (April 25), 18-Rim Yong Hwa (Sobaeksu), 21-Jang Yong Sim (Wolmido)
DEFENDERS (7): 2-Song Kyong Hui (Sobaeksu), 3-Choe Sol Gyong (Rimyongsu), 4-Choe Yong Mi (Pyongyang City), 6-Kim Hyang Mi (Kalmaegi), 12-Jon So Yon (April 25), 14-Ri Kum Suk (Sobaeksu), 16-Ri Un Yong (Sobaeksu)
MIDFIELDERS (7): 5-Kang Ok Gum (Amrokgang), 7-Choe Yun Gyong (April 25), 8-Rim Se Ok (Amrokgang), 9-Ri Hyang Sim (Amrokgang), 17-Choe Un Hwa (Ponghwasan), 11-Kim Phyong Hwa (Hwangryongsan), 13-Kim Mi Gyong (Sobaeksu)
FORWARDS (4): 10-Ri Un Sim (April 25), 15-Jo Ryon Hwa (Wolmido), 19-Ri Kyong Hyang (April 25), 20-Kim So Hyang (Sobaeksu)

KOREA DPR NOTES:

  • Korea DPR won Group A despite losing its final match 1-0 to Canada. Korea won the group on goal differential after a 2-1 victory against Finland and a 3-0 victory over Ghana, both of whom are headed home after the first round.
  • Against Finland, Kim So Hyang scored in the 15th minute and Choe Yun Gyong made it 2-0 in the 27th before Finland scored its only goal a minute later.
  • Against Ghana, Korea DPR scored early (in the sixth minute through Ri Un Sim), late in the 78th minute through Ri Un and even later, via a penalty kick from Jon So Yon in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time.
  • Korea DPR is among the most successful nations in the history of the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Despite missing the first two tournaments in 2002 and 2004, it won the title at Russia 2006.
  • Korea DPR continued its dominant form at Chile 2008, going all the way through to the final, only to be edged out by the USA.
  • Korea also progressed beyond the group phase in the past two World Cups, where it lost out to the eventual champion on both occasions. At Germany 2010, Korea fell short against the host in the quarterfinal clash, and two years ago in Japan, Korea lost to the USA after extra time at the same stage.
  • Having last won the AFC U-19 Championship in 2007, Korea DPR entered last year’s competition seeking to recapture the title. Hwang Yong Bong’s side thumped Australia 6-2 in the opening game with forward Ri Un Sim notching a hat trick. Korea continued its winning streak with a 1-0 defeat of host China PR and a 2-0 victory against Myanmar but lost unexpectedly to neighbor Korea Republic by a 2-1 score. Despite the loss, North Korea then held Japan to a goalless draw and with the precious point secured its place among the top three and a spot in Canada.
  • Korea DPR has just one player returning from its 2012 squad in goalkeeper Kim Chol Ok who was the back-up in Japan.

LAST TIME
On the field for the USA:
Aug. 12, 2014 – Moncton Stadium; Moncton, Canada
2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup; Group B

USA                3          Horan 19, 38; Lavelle 49      
CHN               0         

Lineups:
USA: 1-Katelyn Rowland; 16-Stephanie Amack, 3-Cari Roccaro (capt.), 20-Katie Naughton, 2-Christina Gibbons; 5-Rose Lavelle, 17-Andi Sullivan (13-Carlyn Baldwin, 62), 10-Lindsey Horan; 9-Makenzy Doniak (8-Summer Green, 69), 7-Savannah Jordan (15-Margaret Purce, 46), 12-Mallory Pugh
Subs Not Used: 4-Brittany Basinger, 6-Taylor Racioppi, 11-Rachel Hill, 14-Nickolette Driesse, 18-Jane Campbell, 19-Kaleigh Riehl, 21-Rose Chandler
Head Coach: Michelle French

CHN: 1-Lu Feifei; 2-Yao Lingwei, 3-Zhong Xiudong, 5-Lyu Siqi, 13-Li Mengwen; 6-Lei Jiahui (15-Shi Tianlun, 61), 7-Liu Yanqiu (11-Zhang Zhu, 55), 10-Tang Jiali, 14-Tan Ruyin, 17-Zhu Beiyan (capt.); 19-Xiao Yuyi (18-Wang Shuang, 42)
Subs Not Used: 4-Zhao Yingying, 8-Dong Jiabao, 9-Zhang Chen, 12-Li Xiang, 16-Zhao Xinzhai, 20-Li Mengyu, 21-Nan Yang
Head Coach: Wang Jun

U.S. U-20 FIFA 2014 Women's World Cup Stats

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

2014 U-20 FIFA Women's World Cup Stats
Name Pos. GP GS Min G A Pts. Y R
Amack, Stephanie D 3 3 270 0 0 0 0 0
Baldwin, Carlyn M 2 0 46 0 0 0 0 0
Basinger, Brittany D 1 1 90 0 0 0 0 0
Campbell, Jane GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chandler, Rosemary GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Doniak, Makenzy F 3 2 178 0 1 1 0 0
Driesse, Nickolette M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gibbons, Christina D 2 2 180 0 0 0 0 0
Green, Summer F 3 0 61 0 1 1 0 0
Hill, Rachel M 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
Horan, Lindsey F 3 3 270 3 1 7 1 0
Jordan, Savannah F 2 2 90 0 0 0 0 0
Lavelle, Rose M 3 3 270 1 0 2 1 0
Meehan, McKenzie F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Naughton, Katie D 3 3 270 0 0 0 0 0
Pugh, Mallory D 3 3 216 0 0 0 0 0
Purce, Margaret F 3 2 202 0 0 0 0 0
Racioppi, Taylor M 1 0 54 0 0 0 0 0
Riehl, Kaleigh D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Roccaro, Cari M 3 3 270 0 0 0 0 0
Rowland, Katelyn GK 3 3 270 0 0 0 0 0
Sullivan, Andi M 3 3 224 0 0 0 0 0
Own Goal         0        
TOTAL 3 3 270 4 3 11 2 0
Opponents 3 3 270 2 2 6 0 0

GOALKEEPING STATISTICS

2014 U-20 FIFA Women's World Cup Stats
GP GS Min W L T GF GA SO
Campbell, Jane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chandler, Rosemary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rowland, Katelyn   3 3 270 2 1 0 4 2 2
TOTAL 3 3 270 2 1 0 4 2 2
Opponents 3 3 270 1 2 0 2 4 1


U.S. U-20 Women’s World Cup Quote Sheet: USA vs. China PR

U.S. U-20 WNT head coach MICHELLE FRENCH

On the mentality heading into the game against China PR:
“I thought mentality and the focus going into the game was really exactly what it needed to be. I think they felt prepared and I think they also felt like they wanted to go out and prove something based on the attacking side of game and the way that we performed the first couple of games.”

On what the team did better on the attack:
“There was a little bit more patience on the ball. People were a little bit more composed. I still think we’re going to continue to grow in that area but the decision-making on the ball to help us build was right, and we chose the best times when we wanted to probe and get behind the back line. Overall the decision making was a lot better.”

On the match:
“I think we came into the game feeling good and confident. We had a great couple days of training where we were trying to knock the ball around a bit. I think defensively the organization from our back line all the way up to our forwards played a huge part in this game. Lastly, decision making on the ball to build a little bit more and keep possession was an important thing for us today.”

On forward Lindsey Horan and her contribution to her team:
“I’m glad she’s on our team, I don’t have to worry about defending her. She brings a great composure on the ball and sophistication in her movement inside the box. It was great because she had an opportunity to get balls on top of the 18 and unleash some shots. We like to have her in those positions because it is definitely beneficial for us.”

On Horan as a player:
“She’s extremely technical. She’s been that way since she was young. Her ability to keep the ball at her feet and wiggle out of pressure and create opportunities for others because of that ability is something really special.”

On if this was the best game of the U.S. of this tournament:
“I think overall, on both sides of the ball, definitely. Like I said, I think the defending piece was consistent with how we played against Brazil. Attacking-wise, our ability to connect passes was a lot better than our first and second games.”

On looking forward:
“There’s a strong belief among this group that we can continue to move on in this tournament. Coming into this game, the goal was to get a win and advance. That job was accomplished, so now we move forward to the quarterfinals, which we are extremely excited about.”

U.S. U-20 WNT midfielder LINDSEY HORAN

On the match:
“Coming into this game we knew China was going to be a good team, a technical and tactical team. They came out and played great. I just thought we matched their intensity. Our mentality was awesome and we came out and got early goals and I think that really helped us. We knew the Chinese were going to be good.”

On how the team improved on the attack:
“Our defensive side was awesome. We’ve been so solid. Attacking-wise, we’ve been creating opportunities and chances for ourselves and we needed to capitalize on them. Today I thought we were a lot more patient and we were swinging the ball, switching the ball and getting crosses in. We got our chances and we put them away.”

On what the team did better than in previous matches:
“I think we were more confident and patient on the ball. We still created the same kind of chances and opportunities as in the past two games, but we really just put them away. We kept plugging away and we kept going after them and we wanted to score more.”

On the atmosphere at Moncton:
“This stadium’s just a little smaller, which I thought was cool because we could hear the fans more and it was a lot closer. Moncton’s been awesome and the atmosphere incredible in today’s game.”

On improvement on this game going forward:
“There’s always something we can improve on. Obviously we played a good game today and I’m really proud of our team. It’s the best that we’ve played yet, I believe. We’ve just got to keep improving, look at tape and keep going.”

On the approach and execution against China PR:
“We wanted a goal early. We wanted to impose our attacking style and get that back. In the Brazil game, it was a little more frantic. It was a little bit more iffy here and there. In this game we were patient, we were confident on the ball, the speed of play was great. We were switching it and I thought we did really well with keeping the ball.”

On the strength of the opponents in group play:
“Every team in this tournament is obviously a great team. The three teams in our group- Brazil, Germany and China, all three teams were amazing and really difficult to play against. We knew we were up against these tough teams and we had to come out and show our U.S. mentality and I think we did that today.”

U.S. U-20 WNT midfielder ROSE LAVELLE

On the match:
“We really tried to focus on offense more so than we have in the other games and just keeping possession. I think that really helped, especially keeping the ball away from China, who is such a technical team.”

On the quality of the group preparing the U.S. for the quarterfinals:
“It was very challenging group, no doubt, and I think every team brought something different which was also a big challenge because we had to adjust our game differently each time we played.”

On the pressure helping the team focus:
“It was strange thinking that if we didn’t win, we’d be leaving the next day. I think that pressure made us all more focused coming into this game.”

On scoring her first international goal:
“That’s my first goal with the U-20s, so it was kind of a relief to finally score. It was a good pass by Lindsey.”

U.S. U-20 WNT goalkeeper KATELYN ROWLAND

On the U.S. defense:
“Today, defensively it was our best game. We were organized and compact. We really tried to focus defensively. We really came out and shut them down. I was really proud of that.”

On how the U.S. changed over the three group games:
“Obviously Germany is a great team, but we came out in our first game a little nervous. We were a little anxious. We just mellowed down the excitement a bit and we just focused on our game and focused not on the glam of it all, but on us and what we are trying to accomplish. That’s helped us.”

On the approach heading into the quarterfinals:
“We just look at the next game, take it one game at a time. Whoever gets through is going to be a great opponent. Our group has only helped us with that. We’ve had three great games so far, really challenging. That’s going to help us moving forward.”

On Rose Lavelle scoring her first international goal:
“I’m really proud of her. It was a great finish and I made an 80-yard sprint up to her and I hugged her.”

On Lindsey Horan’s performance:
“Great, as usual. She always comes in and finishes well for us. Obviously, three goals in three games, you can’t ask for much more.”

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