U.S. Soccer

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)

 

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U-20 WNT Jun 4, 2015

- 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)

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)

 

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U-20 WNT Jun 4, 2015

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

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

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U-20 WNT Jun 4, 2015

U.S. Soccer to Host Four-Team U-20 Women’s Tournament at the NTC in Carson

CHICAGO (May 25, 2015) – U.S. Soccer will stage a four-team Under-20 women’s international tournament from June 2-6 as the USA will host Brazil, Japan and Mexico in the 2015 U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational. All the matches will be played on the Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California.

Each of the match days – June 2, 4 and 6 – will feature a doubleheader with the USA playing the second game of the day. The winner of the competition will be based on total points with the first tiebreakers being overall goal difference and then total goals scored. Admission to the matches is free to the public. Parking is free on June 2 and 4, but not on June 6 as there is a Los Angeles Galaxy game that evening at the StubHub Center. All tournament matches will be streamed live on ussoccer.com.

Date

Teams

Kickoff (PT)

Location (U.S. Soccer NTC at StubHub Center)

Tues., June 2

Mexico vs. Brazil

3 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Tues., June 2

USA vs. Japan

6 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Thurs., June 4

Brazil vs. Japan

3 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Thurs., June 4

USA vs. Mexico

6 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Sat., June 6

Japan vs. Mexico

12 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Sat., June 6

USA vs. Brazil

3 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

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. Like the USA, Brazil has participated in all seven of the FIFA U-19/U-20 Women’s World Cups that have been contested thus far. Japan has participated in four tournaments and Mexico has played in all but the 2004 tournament in Thailand that was a U-19 event.

U-20 Women’s National Team head coach Michelle French has called in 20 players for the tournament, seven of whom are already in college (two players enrolled early and have yet to play a college season in forward Kelcie Hedge (University of Washington and defender Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State) with seven more graduating this summer and heading off for their freshman seasons this fall.

Seven players on the roster were born in 1996, which is the age cut-off for next U-20 Women’s World Cup. Nine were born in 1997 with midfielder Jordan Harr, midfielder Savannah DeMelo and forward Mallory Pugh (all 1998s) and forward Ashley Sanchez (1999), the youngest players on the roster. Pugh was a starter for the U.S. team at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, while Sanchez was recently called up from the U-17 WNT and is age-eligible for the 2016 U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in Jordan.

U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team Roster by Position
2015 U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Samantha Leshnak (Ohio Elite; Liberty Township, Ohio), Casey Murphy (Rutgers; Bridgewater, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (6): Alana Cook (Match Fit FC; Far Hills, N.J.), Maddie Elliston (Penn State; Omaha, Neb.), Sabrina Flores (Notre Dame; Livingston, N.J.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Courtney Petersen (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State; Fairfax Station, Va.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Megan Buckingham (UNC; Novi, Mich.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Savannah DeMelo (Beach FC; Bellflower, Calif.), Jordan Harr (Dallas Sting; Sachse, Texas), Mikaela Harvey (Texas A&M; Liberty Hill, Texas), Kelcie Hedge (Washington; Post Falls, Idaho), Emily Ogle (Penn State; Strongsville, Ohio), Parker Roberts (KC Metro Dynamos; Leawood, Ks.)
FORWARDS (4): Hana Kerner (Match Fit FC; Upper Saddle River, N.J.), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA; Ocean Township, N.J.), Ashley Sanchez (SoCal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.)

Additional Notes:

  • The CONCACAF qualifying tournament 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup will be held in December in Honduras.
  • Each team is allowed to name 20 players on its tournament roster.
  • Teams will be allowed six total substitutions per game with no re-entry. In the second half of the matches, a team may stop the game a maximum of three times to make substitutions. During each of these stoppages, a team may make more than one substitution, up to the limit of the six total per match.
  • After goal difference and goals scored, the next tie-breakers will be the head-to-head result.
  • Players eligible for the 2015 U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1996, which is the age cut-off for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
  • There will be no suspensions for accumulation of yellow cards during the tournament, but a player receiving a red card will have to sit out a minimum of one match.
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