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2015 OTC Training Camp - Aug. 23-30

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
Alyssa Baumbick M Avon Lake, Ohio Internationals Soccer Club
Brooke Bollinger GK 5-10 11/17/99 Melbourne, Fla. Orlando City
Marissa Bosco M 5-1 6/2/98 St. Charles, Ill. Eclipse SC
Marley Canales M 5-4 11/16/97 San Diego, Calif. San Diego Surf
Tierna Davidson M 5-10 9/19/98 Menlo Park, Calif. De Anza Force
Kristen Davis F Chesterfield, Mo. Dallas Sting
Savannah DeMelo M 5-5 3/26/98 Bellflower, Calif. Beach FC
Julie Doyle D 5-7 8/30/98 San Diego, Calif. San Diego Surf
Olivia Erlbeck M Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. San Diego Surf
Emily Fox F 5-5 7/5/98 Ashburn, Va. FC Virginia
Alissa Gorzak F Naperville, Ill. Eclipse Soccer Club
Mia Gyau D 5-5 6/22/98 Silver Spring, Md. Bethesda Lions
Jordan Harr M 5-1 3/10/98 Sachse, Texas Dallas Sting
Samantha Hiatt D 5-9 1/6/98 Newcastle, Wash. Crossfire CD
Brooke Heinsohn GK 6-1 3/11/98 Norfolk, Mass. New England FC
Meghan McCool F Glenside, Pa. Penn Fusion
Zoe Morse D 5-9 4/1/98 East Lansing, Mich. Michigan Hawks
Taylor Otto D 6-0 10/23/97 Apex, N.C.
Kiara Pickett M 4-11 4/30/99 Santa Barbra, California Camarrillo Eagles
Katie Pingel F Torrance, Calif. So Cal Blues
Brianna Pinto M 5-4 5/24/00 Durham, N.C. CASL
Mallory Pugh M 5-4 4/29/98 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Real Colorado
Zoe Redei F 5-5 10/8/97 Highland Park, Ill.
Lauren Rood GK 5-9 10/9/97 Camas, Wash.
Ashley Sanchez M 5-3 3/16/99 Monrovia, Calif. SoCal Blues
Alexa Spaanstra F 5-5 2/1/00 Brighton, Michigan Michigan Hawks
Ella Stevens M 5-5 12/11/97 Grayson, Ga.
Taryn Torres M 5-3 4/23/99 Frisco, Texas Solar Chelsea SC
Amanda Visco D Manalapan, N.J. PDA
Brittany Wilson GK Littleton, Colo. Real Colorado
Jenna Bike F 5-5 2/2/98 Dacula, Ga. Connecticut FC

2015 OTC Training Camp - Aug. 23-30

Alyssa Baumbick

Position:
Midfielder

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Avon Lake, Ohio

Club:
Internationals Soccer Club

Brooke Bollinger

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-10

Birthdate:
11/17/1999

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Melbourne, Fla.

Club:
Orlando City

Marissa Bosco

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-1

Birthdate:
6/2/1998

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
St. Charles, Ill.

Club:
Eclipse SC

Marley Canales

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:
11/16/1997

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
San Diego Surf

Tierna Davidson

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Birthdate:
9/19/1998

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Menlo Park, Calif.

Club:
De Anza Force

Kristen Davis

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Chesterfield, Mo.

Club:
Dallas Sting

Savannah DeMelo

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
3/26/1998

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Bellflower, Calif.

Club:
Beach FC

Julie Doyle

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
8/30/1998

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
San Diego Surf

Olivia Erlbeck

Position:
Midfielder

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Club:
San Diego Surf

Emily Fox

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
7/5/1998

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Ashburn, Va.

Club:
FC Virginia

Alissa Gorzak

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

Club:
Eclipse Soccer Club

Mia Gyau

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
6/22/1998

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Silver Spring, Md.

Club:
Bethesda Lions

Jordan Harr

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-1

Birthdate:
3/10/1998

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Sachse, Texas

Club:
Dallas Sting

Samantha Hiatt

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:
1/6/1998

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Newcastle, Wash.

Club:
Crossfire CD

Brooke Heinsohn

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-1

Birthdate:
3/11/1998

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Norfolk, Mass.

Club:
New England FC

Meghan McCool

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Glenside, Pa.

Club:
Penn Fusion

Zoe Morse

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:
4/1/1998

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
East Lansing, Mich.

Club:
Michigan Hawks

Taylor Otto

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Birthdate:
10/23/1997

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Apex, N.C.

Kiara Pickett

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
4-11

Birthdate:
4/30/1999

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Santa Barbra, California

Club:
Camarrillo Eagles

Katie Pingel

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Torrance, Calif.

Club:
So Cal Blues

Brianna Pinto

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:
5/24/2000

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Durham, N.C.

Club:
CASL

Mallory Pugh

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:
4/29/1998

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Club:
Real Colorado

Zoe Redei

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
10/8/1997

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Highland Park, Ill.

Lauren Rood

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:
10/9/1997

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Camas, Wash.

Ashley Sanchez

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:
3/16/1999

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Monrovia, Calif.

Club:
SoCal Blues

Alexa Spaanstra

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
2/1/2000

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Brighton, Michigan

Club:
Michigan Hawks

Ella Stevens

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
12/11/1997

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Grayson, Ga.

Taryn Torres

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-3

Birthdate:
4/23/1999

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Frisco, Texas

Club:
Solar Chelsea SC

Amanda Visco

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Manalapan, N.J.

Club:
PDA

Brittany Wilson

Position:
Goalkeeper

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Littleton, Colo.

Club:
Real Colorado

Jenna Bike

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
2/2/1998

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Dacula, Ga.

Club:
Connecticut FC

Mallory Pugh: A Day in The Show

During the run-up to the 2015 Women’s World Cup, U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team player Mallory Pugh got a chance to train in with the senior side. The experience was brief, but it left a big impression, and it’s something she hopes to build on as her team works toward the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, a tournament that has been a springboard for many players to the full National Team.

Young U-20 WNT Preps for World Cup Qualifying

With the collegiate season under way, the current U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team event at the National Training Center in Carson, Calif. features a roster made up entirely of youth club players. U.S. head coach Michelle French talks about the goals and the vibe of the camp as her teams looks toward the Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament in December, while midfielder Marley Canales and defender Mia Gyau touch on the goals and competition among players vying for spots on that roster.

Meet U.S. U-20s Savannah DeMelo, Ashley Sanchez and Jordie Harr

As the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team continues its preparation for CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying at the end of this year, midfielder Savannah DeMelo, forward Ashley Sanchez and midfielder Jordie Harr answer questions about each other and their team. We’ll call it teammate bonding.

U-20 WNT Heads to StubHub Center for Training Camp

CHICAGO (Aug. 21, 2015) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team will hold a training camp from Aug. 23-30 as U.S. head coach Michelle French has called 31 to the U.S. Soccer National Training Center at StubHub Center in Carson, California.

As the women’s college season begins this Friday, the roster is made up entirely of pre-college youth club players, with 12 born in 1997, 13 born in 1998, four players born in 1999 and two in 2000. French will use the camp to continue to deepen the player pool and look at players in various age groups compete against each other as the team focuses on qualifying for the 2016 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup that will be held in Papau New Guinea.

“We have a tremendous opportunity to bring together some of the younger talent that has been identified over the past few months,” said French. “With the depth of our U-20 pool, coupled with the emergence of players from our U-17, U-18, and U-19 National Team programs, I’m confident the camp will feature a highly competitive environment with the naming of the World Cup qualifying roster being just a few months away.”

The age cut-off for this group is players born on or after Jan. 1, 1996. The CONCACAF qualifying tournament is scheduled for the end of 2015 in Honduras.

U.S. U-20 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Brooke Bollinger (Space Coast United; Melbourne, Fla.), Brooke Heinsohn (New England FC; Norfolk, Mass.), Lauren Rood (Crossfire FC; Camas, Wash.), Brittany Wilson (Real Colorado; Littleton, Colo.)
DEFENDERS (8): Tierna Davidson (De Anza Force; Menlo Park, Calif.), Julie Doyle (San Diego Surf; Laguna Nigel; Calif.), Mia Gyau (McLean Soccer Club; Silver Spring, Md.), Samantha Hiatt (Crossfire FC; Newcastle, Wash.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), Taylor Otto (CASL; Apex, N.C.), Kiara Pickett (Eagles; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Amanda Visco (PDA; Manalapan, N.J.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Alyssa Baumbick (Internationals Soccer Club; Avon Lake, Ohio), Savannah DeMelo (Beach FC; Bellflower, Calif.), Olivia Erlbeck (San Diego Surf; Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.), Alissa Gorzak (Eclipse Soccer Club; Naperville, Ill.), Jordan Harr (Dallas Sting; Sachse, Texas), Taryn Torres (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas)
FORWARDS (12): Jenna Bike (Connecticut FC; Trumbull, Conn.), Marissa Bosco (Eclipse Soccer Club; St. Charles, Ill.), Kirsten Davis (SLSG – Missouri; Chesterfield, Mo.), Emily Fox (FC Virginia; Ashburn, Va.), Meghan McCool (Penn Fusion; Glenside, Penn.), Katie Pingel (SoCal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.),
Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Soccer Club; Highland Park, Ill.), Ashley Sanchez (SoCal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.), Ella Stevens (GSA; Grayson, Ga.)

U-20 WNT Heads to OTC for Training Camp WWC Qualifying Prep Continues

CHICAGO (July 20, 2015) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team will hold a training camp from July 22-29 as head coach Michelle French has called up 24 players that will come to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.

This age group is focusing on qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which will be held in Papua New Guinea. The tournament has an age cut-off of players born on or after Jan. 1, 1996, and the birth years for players in this camp range from 1996 to 1999. The CONCACAF qualifying tournament is scheduled for the end of 2015.

U.S. U-20 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Rose Chandler (Penn State; Atlanta, Ga.), Samantha Leshnak (UNC; Liberty Township, Ohio), Casey Murphy (Rutgers; Bridgewater, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (8): Sabrina Flores (Notre Dame; Livingston, N.J.), Ally Haran (Wake Forest; Linden, Mich.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Penn State; Coventry, Conn.), Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State; Fairfax Station, Va.), Jessie Scarpa (UNC; Lakeland, Fla.), Jessica Udovich (Washington; Puyallup, Wash.), Alexis Warner (Michigan State; Ypsilanti, Mich.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Savannah DeMelo (Beach FC; Bellflower, Calif.), Jordan Dibiasi (Stanford; Littleton, Colo.), Jordan Harr (Dallas Sting; Sachse, Texas), Mikaela Harvey (Texas A&M; Liberty Hill, Texas), Emily Ogle (Penn State; Strongsville, Ohio), Parker Roberts (KC Metro Dynamos; Leawood, Ks.)
FORWARDS (6): Colby Ciarrocca (Rutgers; Mattawan, Mich.), Sunny Dunphy (San Diego Surf; Carlsbad, Calif.), Emily Fox (FC Virginia; Ashburn, Va.), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA; Ocean Township, N.J.), Ashley Sanchez (SoCal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.)

Pugh and Racioppi Score as U-20 WNT Defeats Brazil to Take Second at 2015 U-20 Women's NTC Invitational

CARSON, California (June 6, 2015) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team defeated its counterpart from Brazil, 2-1, in its third and final game of the 2015 U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational.  With the win, the USA took second place in the tournament behind Japan, which won its three games by a combined 16-0 margin. Brazil finished third and Mexico fourth.

Mallory Pugh scored the game-winner for the second consecutive game, this one coming in the 74th minute after she won a tackle deep inside her own half and took off on 80-yard run all the way into the six-yard box at the other end. She out-raced several defenders on the way, put another on the ground with a nice hesitation move inside the penalty area, and then cut back into the middle before bending her shot into the left corner from close range.

The USA had taken a 1-0 lead in the 21st minute after winning the ball in Brazil’s defensive third and Megan Buckingham played a pass wide right to Pugh. She got around the corner and served the ball near post to a crashing Taylor Racioppi, who finished well to put the USA up early.

Brazil equalized off a corner kick from Gabriela Silva in the 57th minute as she flicked a ball with her head that was served from the left and looped it into the right side of the net.

All of the teams are currently preparing for 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifying.

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

Match: U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team vs. Brazil Under-20 Women’s National Team
Date: June 6, 2015
Competition: 2015 U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational
Venue: Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field; Carson, California 
Attendance: 250
Weather: 70 degrees; Windy

Scoring Summary:            1              2              F                            
USA                                        1              1              2                                                                                                            
BRA                                       0              1              1

USA – Taylor Racioppi (Mallory Pugh)                          21st minute
BRA – Gabriela Silva                                                         57
USA – Mallory Pugh                                                           74                                                          

Lineups:
USA: 18-Casey Murphy; 6-Sabrina Flores, 4-Natalie Jacobs, 19-Kaleigh Riehl, 22-Courtney Petersen; 8-Parker Roberts, 16-Savannah DeMelo (12-Emily Ogle, 59), 14-Megan Buckingham (10-Marley Canales, 46), 9-Mallory Pugh; 13-Jordan Harr (7-Kelcie Hedge, 57), 11-Taylor Racioppi (17-Ashley Sanchez, 69)
Subs not used: 1-Sam Leshnak, 2-Maddie Elliston, 3-Alana Cook, 5-Mikaela Harvey, 15-Hana Kerner
Head Coach: Michelle French

BRA: 12-Carla Maria Silva; 3-Karen Bender, 4-Menezes Beatriz, 6-Yasmin Ribeiro, 7-Brena Carolina Oliveira; 8-Julia Bianchi, 9-Kelen Bender (11-Tabatha Silva, 46), 10-Gabriela Silva, 14-Caroline Matos;15-Bruna Calderan, 16-Marjorie Boilesen (18-Ottilia Grassetti, 83)
Subs Not Used: 1-Amanda Souza, 2-Isabela Queroz, 13-Giovanna Campiolo, 17-Erika Abreu, 19-Thiellen Nascimento
Head Coach: Dorival Bueno

Stats Summary: USA / BRA
Shots: 3 / 3
Shots on Goal: 3 / 3
Saves: 3/ 1
Corner Kicks: 12 / 3
Fouls: 17 / 8
Offside: 0 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Parker Roberts (caution)                       51st minute

Officials:
Referee: Jasmine Peralta (USA)
Assistant No. 1: Jennifer Politz (USA)
Assistant No. 2: Michelle Gonzalez (USA)
Fourth Official: Karen Abt (USA)

FINAL | Japan 9 vs. Mexico 0 | 2015 U-20 WNT NTC Invitational

2015 U-20 WNT NTC Invitational - JAPAN vs. MEXICO

- 2015 U-20 WNT NTC Invitational Match Report -

Match: Japan Under-20 Women’s National Team vs. Mexico Under-20 Women’s National Team
Date: June 6, 2015
Competition: 2015 Under-20 Women’s NTC Invitational
Venue: Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field; Carson, Calif.
Kickoff: 12 p.m. PT
Weather: 68 degrees; Sunny

Scoring Summary:                 1          2          F
Japan                                        4          5          9
Mexico                                     0          0          0

JPN - Akari Shiraki                                           16th minute
JPN - Yuka Miomiki                                         20
JPN - Yui Hasegawa                                         32
JPN - Yuka Miomiki                                         42
JPN - Yui Hasegawa                                         47
JPN - Kiko Seike                                               68
JPN - Narumi Miura                                          71
JPN - Kiko Seike                                               81
JPN - Mizuki Sonoda                                         90

Lineups:
JPN: 1-Mamiko Matsumoto; 6-Hikaru Kitagawa, 2-Ruka Norimatsu, 3-Hisui Haza (5-Misaki Takemura, 46), 4-Risa Shimizu; 16-Yuka Miomiki (7-Shiho Matisubara, 66), 10-Rin Sumida, 11-Yuki Mizutani (9-Asato Miyagawa, 46), 14-Hina Sugita (15-Narumi Miura, 59); 19-Akari Shiraki (17-Kiko Seike, 46), 13-Yui Hasegawa (12-Mizuki Sonoda, 80)
Subs not used: Yukari Morita
Head Coach: Asako Takakura

MEX: 1-Esthefanny Barreras; 2-Jaqueline Rodriguez (19-Julissa Davila, 35), 3-Vanessa Flores, 4-Rebeca Bernal, 5-Jocelyn Orejel (14-Liliana Rodriguez, 35); 18-Eva Gonzalez (7-Janae Gonzalez, 49), 6-Nancy Antonio, 16-Sonia Vazquez (17-Belen Cruz, 61), 8-Monica Flores; 11-Kiana Palacios (15-Briana Woodall, 77), 10-Evelyn Gonzalez (21-Katty Martinez, 49)
Subs not used: Jacqueline Crowther; Miriam Aguirre; Julissa Davila
Head Coach: Roberto Medina

Stats Summary: BRA/JPN
Shots: 24/4
Shots on Goal: 17/2
Saves: 2/8
Corner Kicks: 5/2
Fouls: 9/7
Offside: 2/0

Misconduct:BRA – Rebeca Bernal (caution) – 85th minute

Officials:
Referee:  Samantha Moos (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Michelle Provan (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Kristin Patterson (USA)
Fourth Official: Reyna Fonseca (USA)

U-20 WNT Nabs First Win of NTC Tournament Against Mexico

CARSON, Calif. (June 4, 2015) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team defeated its counterparts from Mexico, 1-0, in its second game of the 2015 U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational as Mallory Pugh scored the game-winner on the stroke of halftime. The USA fell 3-0 to Japan in its first match of the tournament on June 2.

The U.S. goal came on a fantastic build-up as the young Americans worked the bull up the middle to Taylor Racioppi, who with her back to the goal, flicked the ball through to Mallory Pugh inside the penalty area. The crafty U.S. attacker dribbled around the Mexico goalkeeper to the left and slotted the ball into the open net for what would be the final margin of victory.

The four-team tournament is being played on Glen “Mooch” Myernick Field at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center. Japan is in control after winning its first two games, defeats of the USA and Brazil by a combined 7-0 score, and the final match day on June 6 pits Japan vs. Mexico at Noon followed by the USA vs. Brazil at 3 p.m.

All of the teams are currently preparing for qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup which will be held in Papau New Guinea.

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

Match: U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team v. Mexico Under-20 Women’s National Team
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015
Competition: 2015 U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational
Venue: Glen "Mooch" Myrnek Field; Carson, California
Attendance: 400
Weather:  65 degrees; Overcast 

Scoring Summary:         1          2          F                     
USA                                 1          0          1                                                                    
MEX                                 0          0          0

USA -- Mallory Pugh (Taylor Racioppi)                  45th minute                                            

Lineups:
USA: 18-Casey Murphy, 2-Maddie Elliston (22-Courtney Petersen, 46), 19-Kaleigh Riehl, 4-Natalie Jacobs, 6-Sabrina Flores, 5-Mikaela Harvey (16-Savannah DeMelo, 46), 12-Emily Ogle (8-Parker Roberts, 62), 10-Marley Canales (17-Ashley Sanchez, 46), 9-Mallory Pugh, 13-Jordan Harr (7-Kelcie Hedge, 80), 11-Taylor Racioppi (15-Hana Kerner, 62)
Subs not used: 1-Sam Leshnak, 3-Alana Cook, 14-Megan Buckingham
Head Coach: Michelle French

MEX: 1-Esthefanny Barreras, 2-Jaqueline Rodriguez, 3-Vanessa Flores, 4-Rebeca Bernal, 5-Jocelyn Orejel, 6-Nancy Antonio, 8-Monica Flores, 9-Jacqueline Crowther, 10-Evelyn Gonzalez (17-Belen Cruz, 72), 11-Kiana Palacios (21-Katty Martinez, 88), 16-Sonia Vazquez
Subs Not Used: 7-Janae Gonzalez, 12-Miriam Aguirre, 14-Liliana Rodriguez, 15-Briana Woodall, 18-Eva Gonzalez, 19-Julissa Davila, 20-Kimberly Rodriguez
Head Coach: Roberto Medina

Stats Summary: USA / Mexico
Shots: 7 / 7
Shots on Goal: 2 / 2
Saves: 2 / 1
Corner Kicks: 0 / 6
Fouls: 12 / 7
Offside: 4 / 0 

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Jordan Harr (caution)          69th minute 

Officials:
Referee: Samantha Moos (USA)
Assistant No. 1: Melissa Gonzalez (USA)
Assistant No. 2: Jennifer Politz (USA)
Fourth Official: Karen Abt (USA)

 

FINAL | Brazil 0 vs. Japan 4 | 2015 U-20 WNT NTC Invitational

2015 U-20 WNT NTC Invitational - BRAZIL vs. JAPAN

U.S. Falls to Japan in First Match of U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational

CARSON, California (June 2, 2015) The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team fell to its counterparts from Japan, 3-0, in its opening game of the 2015 U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational.

The four-team tournament is being played on Glen “Mooch” Myernick Field at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center and also features Brazil and Mexico. The second match day on June 4 will see Brazil face Japan at 3 p.m. PT followed by the USA and Mexico at 6 p.m. PT. The final match day on June 6 pits Japan vs. Mexico at 12 p.m. followed by the USA and Brazil at 3 p.m.

All of the teams are currently preparing for qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup which will be held in Papua New Guinea.

Japan got off to a quick start, taking the lead in just the sixth minute when Rikako Kobayashi received a ball on the right wing and slipped a pass into the corner of the penalty box for Yuki Mizutani, who evaded a U.S. defender to shoot towards the far post and over U.S. goalkeeper Casey Murphy.

Japan doubled its lead in the 38th minute after a nice build-up that got up the middle to Kobayashi, who flicked the ball, first-time to Yui Hasegawa in the middle of the field at the top of the penalty box. Hasegawa finished just inside the left post to make it 2-0. 

Japan got an insurance goal in the 56th minute, scoring on a ball that got over the top of the U.S. defense to Rin Sumida, who was able to lift the ball over Murphy for the game’s third and final score.

It was the first international loss of this cycle for this current group of U-20s.

- U.S. U-20 Women's National Team Match Report - 

Match: U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team vs. Japan Under-20 Women’s National Team
Date: June 2, 2015
Competition: 2015 U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational
Venue: StubHub Center; Carson, California
Attendance: 300
Weather:  64 degrees

Scoring Summary:         1          2          F                     
USA                             0          0          0                                            
JPN                              2          1          3 

JPN – Yuki Mizutani (Rikako Kobayashi)               6th minute
JPN – Yui Hasegawa (Rikako Kobayashi)                38
JPN – Rin Sumida                                              56                                            

Lineups:

USA: 18-Casey Murphy, 2-Maddie Elliston, 19-Kaleigh Riehl, 4-Natalie Jacobs, 6-Sabrina Flores, 5-Mikaela Harvey (14-Megan Buckingham, 46), 12-Emily Ogle (8-Parker Roberts, 64), 10-Marley Canales (22-Courtney Petersen, 72), 9-Mallory Pugh (7-Kelcie Hedge, 81), 13-Jordan Harr (17-Ashley Sanchez, 17), 11-Taylor Racioppi (16-Savannah DeMelo, 64)
Subs not used: 1-Sam Leshnak, 3-Alana Cook, Hana Kerner
Head Coach: Michelle French 

JPN: 1-Mamiko Matsumoto, 9-Asato Miyagawa (4-Risa Shimizu, 60), 2-Ruka Norimatsu, 8-Nana Ichise, 6-Hikaru Kitagawa (5-Misaki Takemura, 72), 10-Rin Sumida, 11-Yuki Mizutani (14-Hina Sugita, 60), 16-Yuka Miomiki (15-Narumi Miura, 72), 13-Yui Hasegawa (12-Mizuki Sonoda, 86), 20-Rikako Kobayashi, 19-Akari Shiraki (17-Kiko Seike, 60)
Subs Not Used: 3-Hisui Haza, 7-Shiho Matisubara, 18-Yukari Morita
Head Coach: Asako Takakura  

Stats Summary: USA / JPN
Shots: 4 / 10
Shots on Goal: 3 / 7
Saves: 4 / 3
Corner Kicks: 8 / 7
Fouls: 4 / 1
Offside: 0 / 3 

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Reyna Fonseca
Assistant Referee 1: Kristen Patterson
Assistant Referee 2: Melissa Gonzalez
Fourth Official: Samantha Moos 

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