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2016 Olympic Qualifying Playoff - USA vs. COL

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
D 5-10 150 Plano, Texas FC Dallas
M 6-0 175 Northville, Mich. San Jose Earthquakes
M 5-8 145 Chula Vista, Calif. Club Tijuana (Mexico)
GK 6-4 200 Maple Grove, Minn. MK Dons (England)
M 5-9 155 Garden Grove, Calif. Querétaro (Mexico)
M 5-7 140 Tampa, Fla. Bayern Munich (Germany)
GK 6-3 185 Highland Ranch, Colo. Molde FK (Norway)
M 5-9 155 Dallas, Texas Fulham (England)
F 6-0 165 Berlin, Germany VfB Stuttgart (Germany)
D 6-4 185 Clifton, N.J. Chelsea FC
D 6-2 165 Woodbury, Minn. Colorado Rapids
GK 6-4 195 Woodbury, N.J. Seattle Sounders FC
F 5-11 185 Mercer Island, Wash. Seattle Sounders FC
D 6-2 190 Boulder, Colo. Cambridge United (England)
D 6-2 190 Hicksville, N.Y. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
D 5-11 160 Greenwood, S.C. FC Groningen (Holland)
D 6-0 170 Milwaukee, Wisc. Chicago Fire
F 6-1 180 North Hollywood, Calif. Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany)
M 5-7 145 Brighton, Colo. Colorado Rapids
F 6-2 175 Leander, Texas New York City FC
M 5-10 150 Gahanna, Ohio Columbus Crew SC
D 5-11 175 Valencia, Calif. Chicago Fire
D 6-3 185 Lawrenceville, Ga. FC Dallas

2016 Olympic Qualifying Playoff - USA vs. COL

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Plano, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-0

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Northville, Mich.

Club:
San Jose Earthquakes

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:
Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-4

Weight:
200

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Maple Grove, Minn.

Club:
MK Dons (England)

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Garden Grove, Calif.

Club:
Querétaro (Mexico)

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Tampa, Fla.

Club:
Bayern Munich (Germany)

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-3

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Highland Ranch, Colo.

Club:
Molde FK (Norway)

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

Club:
Fulham (England)

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-0

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Berlin, Germany

Club:
VfB Stuttgart (Germany)

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-4

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Clifton, N.J.

Club:
Chelsea FC

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-2

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Woodbury, Minn.

Club:
Colorado Rapids

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-4

Weight:
195

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Woodbury, N.J.

Club:
Seattle Sounders FC

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-11

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Mercer Island, Wash.

Club:
Seattle Sounders FC

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-2

Weight:
190

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Boulder, Colo.

Club:
Cambridge United (England)

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-2

Weight:
190

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Hicksville, N.Y.

Club:
Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Greenwood, S.C.

Club:
FC Groningen (Holland)

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Milwaukee, Wisc.

Club:
Chicago Fire

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-1

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
North Hollywood, Calif.

Club:
Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany)

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Brighton, Colo.

Club:
Colorado Rapids

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-2

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Leander, Texas

Club:
New York City FC

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Gahanna, Ohio

Club:
Columbus Crew SC

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Valencia, Calif.

Club:
Chicago Fire

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-3

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Lawrenceville, Ga.

Club:
FC Dallas

MNT on TV: Liga MX Apertura Heats Up; MLS Heads Toward All-Star Break

A rivalry from the Western Conference kicks off the Friday night action as Kyle Beckerman and Real Salt Lake put their unbeaten home record on the line  as they face Chris Wondolowski, David Bingham and the San Jose Earthquakes, who come to town in search of their first win on the road (11 p.m. ET; MLS Live).

Saturday holds most of the weekend’s action, the day beginning with a big matinee featuring Darlington Nagbe and the Portland Timbers hosting Gyasi Zardes and the LA Galaxy (3:30 p.m. ET; ESPN). In a preview of the U.S. Open Cup Semifinal match on Aug. 9, Lee Nguyen and the New England Revolution will welcome the Chicago Fire (7:30 p.m. ET; MLS Live) to Gillette Stadium.

After a tough 5-1 defeat against Pachuca last week, William Yarbrough will look to bring Club Leon back on track (8 p.m. ET; Univision Deportes) against Necaxa. Later that evening, Edgar Castillo will aim to continue Monterrey’s positive start to the season  against Chivas (10 p.m. ET; Univision).

Television viewing continues Sunday when Graham Zusi and Sporting KC try to move into playoff position in the Western Conference in a nationally televised matchup against Clint Dempsey, Brad Evans, Jordan Morris and Seattle Sounders FC (3 p.m. ET; ESPN).

Check out the full schedule of MNT players with their clubs this weekend (all times are ET):

Friday, July 22

Kyle Beckerman / Chris Wondolowski, David Bingham

Real Salt Lake vs. San Jose

11 p.m.

MLS Live

Saturday, July 23

Darlington Nagbe / Gyasi Zardes

Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy

3:30 p.m.

ESPN

Omar Gonzalez

Jaguares vs. Pachuca

6 p.m.

Univision Deportes

Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore / Bill Hamid, Steve Birnbaum

Toronto FC vs. D.C. United

7:30 p.m.

MLS Live

Ethan Finlay / Brek Shea

Columbus Crew vs. Orlando City SC

7:30 p.m.

MLS Live

Lee Nguyen

New England Revolution vs. Chicago Fire

7:30 p.m.

MLS Live

William Yarbrough

Club Leon vs. Necaxa

8 p.m.

Univision Deportes

Jermaine Jones, Tim Howard

Colorado Rapids vs. FC Dallas

9 p.m.

MLS Live

Edgar Castillo

Guadalajara vs. Monterrey

10 p.m.

Univision

Ventura Alvarado

Toluca vs. Club America

10 p.m.

UniMas

Sunday, July 24

Graham Zusi / Jordan Morris, Brad Evans, Clint Dempsey

Sporting KC vs. Seattle Sounders FC

3 p.m.

ESPN

Michael Orozco, Paul Arriola

Puebla vs. Club Tijuana

7 p.m.

Univision Deportes

 

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MNT Jul 22, 2016

Strong Performance Propels USA to 4-0 Win vs. Costa Rica in Final Olympic Tuneup

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (July 22, 2016) – The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Costa Rica 4-0 on the strength of an aggressive attacking performance before 12,635 fans at Children’s Mercy Park in its last tune-up match ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Crystal Dunn, Mallory Pugh, Carli Lloyd and Christen Press scored the goals for the USA, which was creative and convincing in attack throughout the match. On the defensive side, goalkeepers Hope Solo and Alyssa Naeher combined to help the defense pitch its third consecutive shutout and 13th overall in 2016.

The USA now heads to Brazil for the 2016 Olympic Games and will begin Group G play vs. New Zealand in Belo Horizonte on Aug. 3 (6 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBC Universo).

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Crystal Dunn (Meghan Klingenberg), 15th minute:
The USA gained control of the ball just inside Costa Rica’s half of the field and through a quick combination of passes worked the ball up the left flank through Alex Morgan to Meghan Klingenberg, overlapping from her left back spot. Klingenberg charged into the Ticas box and got her head up to pick out the run of Crystal Dunn at the back post. Klingenber’s low pass across the face of goal was perfectly timed to meet Dunn’s run and the versatile attacker easily tapped the ball into the back of the net to reach double figures (10) in goals scored in 2016. USA 1, CRC 0 (SEE GOAL)

USA – Mallory Pugh, 22nd minute: The 18-year-old attacker seized on a Costa Rica turnover in her defensive half the of the field and deftly pushed the ball past two Ticas while at full sprint up the left touchline. As she bore down on goal, Pugh employed a quick feint to get the last defender back on her heels before racing past and firing a wide-angle shot from seven yards out in between the near left post and Costa Rica goalkeeper Dinnia Diaz for her third goal in her debut year with the senior National Team. USA 2, CRC 0 (SEE GOAL)

USA – Carli Lloyd (Becky Sauerbrunn), 45+6: From a set piece 30 yards away from Costa Rica’s goal toward the right sideline, USA co-captain Becky Sauerbrunn picked out fellow captain Carli Lloyd, who was making a darting run into the heart of the Tica’s penalty area. Having lost her marker, Lloyd snapped an uncontested header inside the left post from 12 yards out for the 88th goal of her career. USA 3, CRC 0

USA – Christen Press (Allie Long), 79th minute: Tobin Heath’s high pressure caused a wayward pass out of the back from Costa Rica and the ball rolled right to Allie Long in the central channel about 25 yards away from goal. Instead of shoot, Long wearily picked out Christen Press’s slashing run across the top of the Tica’s box with a slick one-time pass. Press took one touch to control the ball before ripping a shot into the right side netting from near the penalty spot for her fifth goal of 2016. USA 4, CRC 0 (SEE GOAL) FINAL

Next on the Schedule: The U.S. WNT returns to action for the 2016 Olympic Games and begins Group G play against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte on Aug. 3 (6 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBC Universo). The team then remains in Belo Horizonte to face France on Aug. 6 (4 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBC Universo) before taking off to Manaus for its final Group E game vs. Colombia (6 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBC Universo).

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Additional Notes:

  • The USA improved to 14-0-1 in 2016. The team has scored 52 goals and pitched 13 shutouts while allowing just four goals.
  • Now with 10 goals in 2016, Crystal Dunn is the USA’s second leading scorer behind only Alex Morgan (11).
  • Meghan Klingenberg’s assist on Dunn’s goal was her fourth in 15 games played this year. Coming into 2016, Klingenberg had only recorded one assist in her 50 caps.
  • Becky Sauerbrunn’s assist on Carli Lloyd’s goal was the fourth of her career and second of 2016, which is the most she’s recorded in a calendar year.

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

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Costa Rica
Date: July 22, 2016
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park; Kansas City, Kansas
Kickoff: 8 p.m. CT
Attendance: 12,635
Weather: 91 degrees; Clear

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 3 1 4
CRC 0 0 0

USA – Crystal Dunn (Meghan Klingenberg)   15th minute
USA – Mallory Pugh                                    22
USA – Carli Lloyd (Becky Sauerbrunn)          45+6
USA – Christen Press (Allie Long)                 79

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo (18-Alyssa Naeher, 46); 5-Kelley O’Hara, 8-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (6-Whitney Engen, 46), 7-Meghan Klingenberg (11-Ali Krieger, 46); 3-Allie Long, 9-Lindsey Horan (14-Morgan Brian, 78), 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.); 2-Mallory Pugh (17-Tobin Heath, 77), 13-Alex Morgan (12-Christen Press, 63), 16-Crystal Dunn
Subs not used: 20-Samantha Mewis
Head Coach: Jill Ellis

CRC : 1-Dinnia Diaz (13-Noelia Bermudez, 46); 5-Diana Saenz (2-Carolina Angulo, 90+3), 3-Fabiola Villalobos (19-Fabiola Sanchez, 84), 4-Mariana Benavides, 12-Lixy Rodriguez; 15-Cristin Granados, 14-Maria Fernanda Barrantes, 10-Shirley Cruz (capt.) (23-Gloriana Villalobos, 82), 16-Katherine Alvarado, 7-Melissa Herrera (17-Karla Villalobos, 79); 11-Raquel Rodriguez (9-Carolina Venegas, 63)
Subs not used: 6-Maria Paula Elizondo
Head Coach: Amelia Valverde

Stats Summary: USA / CRC
Shots: 19 / 1
Shots on Goal: 7 / 1
Saves: 1 / 3
Corner Kicks: 10 / 0
Fouls: 11 / 8
Offside: 5 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
CRC – Katherine Alvarado (caution)   10th minute
USA – Allie Long (caution)                24
CRC – Fabiola Villalobos (caution)     28

Officials:
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Amanda Ross (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Deleana Quan (USA)
4th Official: Margaret Domka (USA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Allie Long

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WNT Jul 22, 2016

Lineup Notes: USA Faces Costa Rica in Final Match Before 2016 Olympics

USA vs. Costa Rica
July 22, 2016
Children’s Mercy Park
Kansas City, Kansas
Live Broadcast: ESPN & Univision Deportes

Tonight’s U.S. WNT Starting XI vs. Costa Rica: 1-Hope Solo; 5-Kelley O’Hara, 8-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 7-Meghan Klingenberg; 3-Allie Long, 9-Lindsey Horan, 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.); 2-Mallory Pugh, 13-Alex Morgan, 16-Crystal Dunn
Subs: 6-Whitney Engen, 11-Ali Krieger, 12-Christen Press, 14-Morgan Brian, 17-Tobin Heath, 18-Alyssa Naeher, 20-Sam Mewis

  • The USA will start in a 4-3-3 formation, featuring Alex Morgan at striker with Crystal Dunn and Mallory Pugh on the wings, Allie Long and Lindsey Horan patrolling center midfield with Carli Lloyd as attacking midfielder. Kelley O’Hara is starting at right back, Meghan Klingenberg at left back with Becky Sauerbrunn and Julie Johnston in the middle.
  • Twenty-two players (18 members of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team + the four alternates) traveled to Kansas City, but only 18 will suit up tonight. The four players not suiting up today are: Megan Rapinoe, Heather O’Reilly, Emily Sonnett and Ashlyn Harris.
  • The backline of Solo, O’Hara, Sauerbrunn, Johnston and Klingenberg will take the field together for the eighth time in 2016.
  • Lloyd, who is returning to the starting lineup for the first time since April 10 against Colombia, will captain the USA. She missed the two games against Japan in June due to injury and came off the bench at halftime against South Africa in early July.
  • Lloyd earns her 224th cap and has scored 87 goals, including eight in 2016.
  • Eight players in tonight’s lineup also started against Costa Rica in the first meeting of the year between the teams on Feb. 10 in the opening game of 2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying. These players are: Solo, Johnston, Sauerbrunn, Klingenberg, Horan, Lloyd, Morgan and Dunn.
  • Morgan (2), Lloyd and Dunn found the back of the net in that meeting with Las Ticas to help the USA to a 5-0 victory. Press, who is on the bench tonight, also tallied.
  • Morgan scored her first of two goals against Costa Rica on Feb. 10 just 12 seconds into the match. It is the fastest goal scored in Olympic Qualifying history and U.S. history.
  • Morgan has 67 international goals, scoring a team-leading 11 in 14 games so far this year. She will make her 12th start of 2016 and earn her 112th cap.
  • Morgan's two goals on June 2 against Japan marked her 18th career multi-goal game.
  • The only other time Morgan has scored double-digit goals for the USA in a calendar year was in 2012, which, coincidently, also happened to be an Olympic year.
  • Goalkeeper Hope Solo comes into today’s match with 100 career shutouts. She became the first goalkeeper in soccer history to reach the 100 mark on July 9 against South Africa.
  • Solo also comes in with 150 wins and will earn her 198th cap tonight, only two away from reaching 200 caps and becoming the first goalkeeper in history to achieve that mark.  
  • Solo has 11 wins in 2016, 10 by shutout, and also has a good chance to surpass her high of 13 shutouts in a calendar year achieved in another Olympic year, 2008. Solo has earned shutouts against 29 different countries.
  • Dunn and Klingenberg will make their 15th appearance this year. Today marks Dunn’s 11th start and Klingenberg’s 14th.
  • Dunn has scored nine goals in 2016, second-best on the team, only behind Morgan.
  • Long will make her seventh career start and fifth of the year. She scored her first career goals against Colombia on April 6 in Hartford, Connecticut, tallying twice.
  • Johnston scored her first brace for the USA against Colombia on April 10 in Chester, Pennsylvania. She went on to score against Japan on June 5. She has eight international goals and will earn her 39th cap tonight.
  • Pugh, who is making her 14th appearance this year and 10th start, has scored two goals in 2016 and has a team-leading seven assists after providing the assist on Dunn’s game-winning goal against South Africa on July 9.
  • Horan earns her 11th start of the year and 14th appearance. She has scored two goals in 2016.
  • Sauerbrunn will be playing in front of fans very familiar with the U.S. co-captain as she plays professionally for the FC Kansas City in the NWSL.
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WNT Jul 22, 2016

Match Preview: WNT Faces Costa Rica in Kansas City in Final Home Game Before Olympics

CHICAGO (July 22, 2016) – The U.S. Women’s National Team has just one final send-off match before departing for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. The USA will play Costa Rica on July 22 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas (8 p.m. CT on ESPN and Univision Deportes Network), a team it knows well from CONCACAF competitions. The USA is 13-0-1 in 2016, earning 12 shutouts while allowing just four goals. Fans can follow all the action from #USAvCRC on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt and@ussoccer_esp, and follow the team along its journey on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat (ussoccer_wnt).

STORYLINES

USA vs. Costa Rica: The two sides most recently met on Feb. 10 to kick off the 2016 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Frisco, Texas. The USA won 5-0 and scored 12 seconds into the match through Alex Morgan, who went on to score one more, Carli Lloyd, Crystal Dunn and Christen Press. Here are Five Things to Know about Costa Rica.

Olympic Team Set: U.S. head coach Jill Ellis named her 18-player Olympic Team on July 12 and will bring that squad, plus the four alternate players, to Kansas City for the match. She will suit up just 18 players for the second meeting with Costa Rica this year.

WNT Animated, Presented by Ritz: U.S. Soccer has released a new video series titled "WNT Animated, Presented by Ritz" that features the players of the U.S. Women's National Team. The videos feature the players and personalities that will be headed to Brazil, highlighting one-of-a-kind stories in animation form. Watch all 18 player videos plus one bonus video featuring head coach Jill Ellis.

At Children’s Mercy Park: This will be the third match for the U.S. Women in Kansas with the team playing at Children's Mercy Park (formerly Sporting Park and home to MLS club Sporting Kansas City) in September of 2011 against Canada (1-1 T) and in October of 2014 against Trinidad & Tobago (1-0 W) in Women's World Cup Qualifying. The USA has played four times on the other side of the Kansas-Missouri border at Arrowhead Stadium, winning twice and tying twice, but has not played there since 2004.

USA Set to Face New Zealand, France and Colombia In Olympic Group Play: The Final Draw for the Olympic Tournament was held on April 14 in Rio de Janeiro and the United States was drawn into Group G with New Zealand, France and Colombia for the tournament taking place from Aug. 3-19 at seven venues throughout Brazil. The U.S. will open Group G play on Aug. 3 - two days before the Olympic Opening Ceremonies - against New Zealand (7 p.m. local / 6 p.m. ET) at Mineirão Stadium in Belo Horizonte. The USA will stay in Belo Horizonte - which is 270 miles north of Rio de Janeiro - to face France at Mineirão Stadium on Aug. 6 (5 p.m. local / 4 p.m. ET) and finish group play against Colombia on Aug. 9 (6 p.m. local / 6 p.m. ET) at the Amazônia Stadium in Manaus, the same arena in which the U.S. MNT tied Portugal 2-2 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the furthest soccer venue from Rio (more than 1,700 miles). Drawn into Group E with Brazil were China PR, Sweden and South Africa. Group F will consist of Germany, Canada, the tournament's only debutante Zimbabwe, and Australia.

U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION:
GOALKEEPERS (2):
18-Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), 1- Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (6):
6-Whitney Engen (Boston Breakers), 8-Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), 7-Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), 11-Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), 5-Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), 4- Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (6):
14-Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), 17-Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), 9-Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), 10-Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), 3-Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign)
FORWARDS (4):
16-Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), 13-Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), 12-Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars); 2- Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado) 

Alternates: Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride),Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC), 3-Samantha Mewis (Western New York Flash), 9- Heather O'Reilly (FC Kansas City)

COSTA RICA WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION:
GOALKEEPERS (2):
1-Dinnia Díaz (Moravia), 13- Noelia Bermúdez (Levante, ESP)
DEFENDERS (7):
2-Carolina Angulo (Deportivo Saprissa), 3-Fabiola Villalobos (Deportivo Saprissa), 4-Mariana Benavides (Moravia), 5-Diana Saenz (Madrid FF, ESP), 6-Maria Paula Elizondo (Deportivo Saprissa), 12-Lixy Rodríguez (Santa Teresa, ESP), 19-Fabiola Sánchez (Martin Methodist College, USA)
MIDFIELDERS (6):
7-Melissa Herrera (Moravia), 10-Shirley Cruz (Paris Saint Germain, FRA), 15-Cristin Granados (Deportivo Saprissa), 16-Katherine Alvarado (Deportivo Saprissa), 17-Karla Villalobos (Moravia), 23-Gloriana Villalobos (Deportivo Saprissa)
FORWARDS (3):
9-Carolina Venegas (Madrid FF, ESP), 11-Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue FC, USA), 14-Maria Fernanda Barrantes (Moravia)

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WNT Jul 22, 2016

WNT Trains Ahead Final Olympic Games Send-Off Match Against Costa Rica

The U.S. Women’s National Team trained in Kansas City on Thursday evening in preparation for its final send-off match against Costa Rica before the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. The USA vs. CRC game will kick off on Friday, July 22 at 8 p.m. CT (ESPN, UDN) at Children’s Mercy Park.

The WNT were joined by Kodi, a 12-year-old girl battling neuroblastoma, and her family during the training session on Thursday.

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WNT Jul 22, 2016

Five Things to Know About Costa Rica

The U.S. Women’s National Team will play one final game on home soil before departing for Brazil, taking on against Costa Rica on July 22 (8 p.m. CT; ESPN) at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Before the two teams take the field, here are five things to know about this familiar CONCACAF foe:

We Meet Again
The USA has faced Costa Rica more times than any other CONCACAF foe besides Canada and Mexico and is 13-0-0 all-time vs. Las Ticas. Most recently, the two teams met in February during CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying in Frisco, Texas, with the USA winning 5-0 on goals from Alex Morgan (2), Carli Lloyd, Crystal Dunn and Christen Press. The previous two matches between the two countries came at the beginning of the 2015 Women's World Cup Victory Tour, with the USA outscoring Costa Rica 15-2 in those games.

Club Teammates, Country Foes
Costa Rica’s captain Shirley Cruz plays in France with PSG and is a former teammate of Lindsey Horan and Tobin Heath, while forward Raquel Rodriguez, who helped Penn State to the NCAA title this past fall and won the Hermann Trophy as college soccer's top player, plays for Sky Blue FC in the NWSL alongside Kelley O’Hara.

A Growing Program
Costa Rica participated in its first FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 after finishing as runner-ups in the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship behind the USA. Despite not qualifying for the Olympics, Costa Rica’s progress in the women's game is evident. At the World Cup, Las Ticas had a competitive tournament, tying two games in group play (1-1 with Spain and 2-2 with South Korea) while losing one (1-0 to Brazil).

Captain Cruz
Costa Rica's star performer is midfielder Shirley Cruz, who finished as runner-up in voting to Abby Wambach for the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Player of the Year award. Cruz, who plays at PSG in France, is the most-capped player on the Costa Rica roster with 72 and has scored 24 goals, also a team-leading mark. In 2006, Cruz signed with France’s Olympique Lyonnais, becoming only the second Costa Rican women’s football player to play league football outside the country. She went on to win multiple league titles with Lyon. Cruz then signed with PSG in 2012 and since then has made 94 appearances for the club while scoring 23 goals. This past season PSG finished second in Division 1 Feminine and made it to the semifinal of the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

Pura Vida
Central American country Costa Rica is known for its tropical climate, great food and the infamous phrase Pura Vida, which translates to Pure Life/Good Life. The phrase reflects the Costa Rican way of life and it’s often exchanged between people in the streets.

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WNT Jul 22, 2016

New England Revolution, LA Galaxy to Host 2016 U.S. Open Cup Semifinals

CHICAGO (July 21, 2016) – The Draw to determine the Semifinal hosts and hosting priority for the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final took place Thursday morning at Soccer House in Chicago. The New England Revolution will host the Chicago Fire in the first Semifinal on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. ET, while the LA Galaxy will host FC Dallas in the second Semifinal on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10 p.m Read more
USOC Jul 21, 2016

All U.S. WNT Group Games at 2016 Rio Olympics Will Air on NBCSN

CHICAGO (July 21, 2016) – The broadcast schedule for the 2016 Olympic Games has been released and the Group G matches for the U.S. Women’s National Team will be available across a wide array of options, airing on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), NBC Universo and the Soccer Specialty Channel as well as on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.

The women’s soccer competition will begin Aug. 3 on NBCSN with the USA beginning its Group G competition against New Zealand at 6 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. local. All U.S. WNT matches on NBCSN will be called by NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League announcer Arlo White (play-by-play) and two-time U.S. women’s soccer Olympic gold medalist Kate Markgraf (analyst). They will be joined by reporter Sebastian Salazar of CSN Mid Atlantic.

All matches will also be available at NBCOlympics.com and on mobile devices via the NBC Sports app.

The Soccer Specialty Channel – which will focus solely on men’s and women’s soccer -- will be on nearly every day of the Summer Games, while NBC Universo will provide live coverage in Spanish of all three of the USA’s group stage games. Viewers should contact their TV provider for further information on availability and location of the Soccer Specialty Channel.

The U.S. will open Group G play on Wednesday, Aug. 3 - two days before the Olympic Opening Ceremony - against New Zealand (7 p.m. local / 6 p.m. ET) at Mineirão Stadium in Belo Horizonte. The USA will stay in Belo Horizonte - which is 270 miles north of Rio de Janeiro - to face France at Mineirão Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 6 (5 p.m. local / 4 p.m. ET) and finish group play against Colombia on Tuesday, Aug. 9 (6 p.m. local / 6 p.m. ET) at the Amazônia Stadium in Manaus, the furthest soccer venue from Rio (more than 1,700 miles).

U.S. OLYMPIC WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM
GROUP STAGE BROADCAST SCHEDULE

DATE

LOCAL TIME/ BROADCAST TIME (ET)

OPPONENT

NBC NETWORK

Aug. 3, 2016

7 p.m. local / 6 p.m. ET

New Zealand

NBCSN, Soccer Specialty Channel, NBC Universo, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports App

Aug. 6, 2016

5 p.m. local / 4 p.m. ET

France

NBCSN, Soccer Specialty Channel, NBC Universo, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports App

Aug. 9, 2016

6 p.m. local / 6 p.m. ET

Colombia

NBCSN, Soccer Specialty Channel, NBC Universo, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports App

For the latest Olympic TV schedule information, please go to NBCOlympics.com. During the 2016 Olympic Games, NBCOlympics.com will have the most up-to-date listings and information and will also stream all games online though authentication through a participating TV provider is required.

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WNT Jul 21, 2016

New England Revolution, Chicago Fire, FC Dallas and LA Galaxy Progress to 2016 Open Cup Semifinals

CHICAGO (July 20, 2016) – Four MLS clubs, the New England Revolution, Chicago Fire, FC Dallas and LA Galaxy, were all victorious in Wednesday night’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal Round to advance to the tournament Semifinals to be held on August 9 and 10.

The Revolution kicked off the night with a 4-2 penalty shootout win against 2015 Open Cup finalist Philadelphia Union following a 1-1 draw on the campus of Harvard University in Boston. The Chicago Fire made easy work of the last remaining non-MLS side, dispatching the NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers 3-0 at home in Bridgeview, Ill., while FC Dallas scored a last-minute road win via a 90th minute Fabian Castillo strike to muscle past Texas rival Houston Dynamo 1-0 at BBVA Compass Stadium. Finally, the LA Galaxy secured a 4-2 comeback win at home vs. Seattle Sounders FC to round out the Semifinal contestants.

In the Semifinal Round, New England will face Chicago and FC Dallas will take on LA Galaxy with the draw to determine hosts for the Semifinal and hosting priority for the Final to be held Thursday at 11 a.m. ET at Soccer House in Chicago. The draw will be shown live on U.S. Soccer’s YouTube channel. 

New England Revolution (MLS) 1, Philadelphia Union (MLS) 1 (4-2 PKs)
The New England Revolution needed penalty kicks after drawing 1-1 with the Philadelphia Union to advance to the 2016 U.S. Open Cup Semifinal thanks to a 4-2 shootout win at Harvard University’s Jordan Field. After a back-and-forth first half, New England found the game’s first goal just before the break when Diego Fagundez fed an open Je-Vaughn Watson on the left side of the area before the Jamaican finished past Andre Blake with a low shot inside the right post in the 44th minute. Just as it looked like the Revolution would close out the match, the Union forced extra time when Ray Gaddis’ ball from the right was cut back by Sebastien Le Toux for Fabian Herbers, who chopped the bouncing ball inside the right post in the 90th minute. The Revs nearly pulled back ahead in the 105th minute when a great combination between Andrew Farrell and Kelyn Rowe on the right led to Union goalkeeper Andre Blake denying Farrell at the right post before he recovered to swat away Rowe’s rebound. The match headed to penalty kicks where Revolution goalkeeper Brad Knighton stole the show, saving penalties from Sebastien Le Toux and C.J. Sapong before Watson hit the decisive spot kick to send the Revolution to their first Semifinal since 2008. With the win, New England will take on the Chicago Fire in the Semifinal on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Chicago Fire (MLS) 3, Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) 0
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers arrived at Toyota Park hoping to upset their third-straight MLS team, but the dream run stopped as perennial U.S. Open Cup contenders Chicago Fire eased to a 3-0 home victory. The Fire were in control from the first whistle and would threaten early as David Accam latched on to Arturo Alvarez’s through ball before the speedy Ghanaian was taken down in the box by Strikers’ goalkeeper Diego Restrepo to give up a penalty kick. Accam rocketed his effort into the top right corner to tally his fourth goal of the tournament in the fifth minute. The Fire would double the lead in the 35th minute when Accam stole the ball in the center circle before going on a dazzling 50-yard run, twisting through defenders on the left before laying off for Michael de Leeuw, who finished at the back post in the 35th minute. The Fire would add a third goal on the other side of halftime when Brandon Vincent received a short corner on the left before he picked out Nick LaBrocca rising in the area. LaBrocca’s snap header was initially saved by Restrepo, but Khaly Thiam was there to poke home the rebound for his first goal in a Fire shirt in the 51st minute. Things became more difficult for Fort Lauderdale when defender Gale Agbossoumonde was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Accam in the 69th minute as the Fire easily closed out the match. With the win, the Fire advance to a Modern Era Open Cup record 12th Semifinal and fifth in the last six years. They will face the New England Revolution in the first Semifinal on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Houston Dynamo (MLS) 0, FC Dallas (MLS) 1
FC Dallas grabbed a late 1-0 Texas Derby road win at Houston Dynamo thanks to Fabian Castillo’s 90th minute strike. After 89 minutes of scoreless soccer in the intense heat and humidity of the Texas gulf that saw the few precious chances either team was able to carve out go wayward, a long ball by FC Dallas into the Houston box paid off. With three Houston defenders tracking back into the box, the ball was not cleared far enough and fell to Castillo just outside the top of the area. The speedy attacker arched a blistering run to the left side of the box around the path of two defenders before firing a low shot from six yards out between the near left post and Houston goalkeeper Joe Willis. The result sends FC Dallas to the club’s ninth Semifinal appearance (tied with D.C. United for second-most in the Modern Era) and second in the last three years. The club will face LA Galaxy in the tournament’s second Semifinal on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

LA Galaxy (MLS) 4, Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) 2
The LA Galaxy advanced to the club’s first U.S. Open Cup Semifinal since 2006 on the back of three goals in 11 minutes to come back and defeat Seattle Sounders FC 4-2 at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium in Carson, Calif. The Galaxy twice had to come from behind – first in the opening 45 minutes when Alan Gordon’s 17th minute goal equalized Michael Farfan’s early fifth minute opener for Seattle and again in the second frame when substitute Giovanni Dos Santos canceled out Herculez Gomez’s 59th minute effort by capitalizing on Seattle defender Zach Scott’s ill-advised pass in the 77th minute. From there, Sebastian Lleget doubled his tally by adding two late goals in the 85th and 88th minutes to ice the match. The two second half strikes took Lletget’s goal total to four in the competition, tying him with the Chicago Fire’s David Accam for second in the tournament’s Golden Boot race, one goal behind La Maquina’s Edwin Borboa. The win sends the LA Galaxy on to a Semifinal date with FC Dallas on Wednesday, Aug 10.

Quarterfinal Results

Date

Game

Result

Venue

July 20

New England Revolution (MLS) vs. Philadelphia Union (MLS)

1-1 (4-2 PKs)

Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.

July 20

Chicago Fire (MLS) vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL)

3-0

Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.

July 20

Houston Dynamo (MLS) vs. FC Dallas (MLS)

0-1

BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas

July 20*

LA Galaxy (MLS) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)

4-2

Track & Field Stadium at StubHub Center; Carson, Calif.

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USOC Jul 21, 2016

Pineda, Restrepo and the Strikers Aim to Continue Open Cup Run vs. Fire

The Quarterfinal Round of the U.S. Open Cup kicks off Wednesday with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers as the lone non-MLS representative left in the competition. The Division II NASL side, which has provided plenty of drama on what is already the club’s longest Cup run, travels to Bridgeview, Ill., with the view of taking down another MLS side as they take on four-time tournament champions Chicago Fire at Toyota Park (7:30 p.m. CT – ussoccer.com).

Fort Lauderdale has ridden the hot hand of Diego Restrepo to this point, with the former U.S. U-17 goalkeeper making three penalty kick saves in a 2-0 shootout win against Richmond Kickers in Third Round play before making another penalty stop on Luciano Acosta during the side’s 4-3 shootout win against D.C. United in the Fourth Round.

“I think the experience we have as a team has been key,” Restrepo told the league’s official website this week. “That’s showing in these type of games. I think we like that adversity that these games can give playing away.”

Joining the New York Cosmos as the last two non-MLS sides standing in the Round of 16, the Strikers used a 120th minute extra time strike from defender PC to see off Orlando City SC 2-1 on June 30. Combined with the Cosmos falling 3-2 to the New England Revolution, the win has already given Fort Lauderdale the $15,000 cash prize awarded to the furthest advancing side from Division II.

Meanwhile the Fire survived and advanced in a penalty kick shootout against the NASL’s Indy Eleven during the Fourth Round before edging league rivals Columbus Crew SC 2-1 in the Round of 16.

The matchup yields a homecoming for Fort Lauderdale Strikers midfielder Victor Pineda. Having signed as the first Homegrown Player in Chicago Fire history, the former U.S. U-20 attacker will return to Toyota Park for the first time since departing the club at the end of the 2014 season.

“It’s very special. It means a lot, especially growing up in Chicago, and also playing with the Academy ever since the Academy started,” he told ussoccer.com. “I had a lot of good memories, I won with the Academy, I signed there, I had all my friends there, and they showed me what it meant to be a professional, to go in there every day and work. I had a lot of friends and (role) models with the teammates I had in the past so it means a lot. It’ll be nice to see some familiar faces, as well as see my family in the stands again."

The teams’ respective runs to the Quarterfinals stand in marked contrast to some indifferent league form for both sides.

With just four wins in 18 league matches, the Fire find themselves rooted to the bottom of the MLS table. First-year head coach Veljko Paunovic knows the importance of the tournament for the club he presides over as well. Having advanced to the Semifinals of the competition four of the last five years, the Chicago Fire are looking to win what would be a record-tying fifth Open Cup championship, 10 years on from the last time they lifted the trophy in 2006.

“This is our must-win game. We are totally motivated and very optimistic about this competition,” Paunovic said. “It becomes our priority, and this is how we are working. All our eyes are on this game. We want to prepare and win the game, then we move forward.”

Meanwhile Fort Lauderdale is winless in its first four matches of the NASL’s Fall Season and last won a league game on June 4. Still, Fort Lauderdale’s giant-killing run and the opportunity for a Semifinal appearance has the Strikers chomping at the bit for another “Cupset” on Wednesday.


Fort Lauderdale goalkeeper Diego Restrepo has saved a total of three PKs in two separate penalty shootouts so far in the 2016 U.S. Open Cup.

“We’re all professionals here and we have to respect the opponent. They’re also here for a reason, they had to get two wins to get to this stage, but I think we’re very excited to make history,” Restrepo said. “In a single elimination game anything can happen. We’ve got a group of guys that are experienced [and] I think that’s going to help us. We have that experience of playing big games, and we’re going to be prepared for them on Wednesday.”

“I think everybody’s motivated,” added Pineda. “It’s special for even the guys that have never played in MLS, we’ve all got something to prove. We all want to play at a higher level, so it’s a huge opportunity for every single one of the guys.”
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USOC Jul 19, 2016

Game Notes: USOC Quarterfinals Feature Regional Rivalries and a Final Underdog

The Quarterfinals of the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup take place in four venues across the United States on Wednesday, July 20. Seven MLS sides are joined by the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League (NASL) as teams make their bids to reach the Semifinals, which will be held on August 9-10. All four of Wednesday’s Quarterfinals will be broadcast live on U.S. Soccer&r Read more
USOC Jul 19, 2016

Friedel Names 22-Player Roster For 2016 COTIF Tournament

CHICAGO (July 18, 2016) - U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team head coach Brad Friedel called in 22 players for the 33rd International U-20 Men’s COTIF Tournament, set to take place July 20-Aug. 5 in Valencia, Spain. The U-19’s will return to Spain for the first time since competing in the Copa del Atlantico Tournament in Las Palmas in early February. The 22-player roster will inclu Read more
U-19 MNT Jul 18, 2016

MNT Weekend Rewind: MLS and Liga MX Continue Summer Action

We start the MNT Rewind by going back to last Wednesday when a reeling Seattle Sounders FC side ran out 5-0 winners against Western Conference leading FC Dallas at CenturyLink Field. MNT forward Clint Dempsey converted a fifth minute penalty kick to make it 1-0, before sliding teammate Jordan Morris in down the right side to take the score to 3-0 in the 22nd minute.

Though they were out to a 3-0 lead, things became more difficult for Sounders FC when Dempsey was shown a straight red card for striking the face of Juan Esteban Ortiz in the 33rd minute. Seattle would go on to win the game 3-0, but the ejection forced Dempsey out of Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to Portland Timbers.

On Friday, the Liga MX Apertura kicked off as Club Tijuana defeated Morelia 2-0 in what was MNT defender Greg Garza’s first match since August 25, 2015. Garza suffered a hip injury the following month, leaving him out for a length period, but played 69 minutes in his Xolos’ return.

Elsewhere in Mexico, Omar Gonzalez went 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card as Pachuca began its title defense with a 5-1 victory against William Yarbrough and Club Leon on Saturday.

Back in MLS, goalkeeper Tim Howard earned his second clean sheet in three matches and made three saves as the Colorado Rapids defeated Sporting KC 1-0 to keep pace with FC Dallas at the top of the Western Conference.

Finally, Chris Wondolowski and David Bingham helped the nine-man San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-1 defeat of Toronto FC on Saturday. Though he didn’t play, the game also saw MNT forward Jozy Altidore make the TFC bench for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury on May 14.

A quick look at how all MNT players did for their club sides over the past week:

Kyle Beckerman – 90 minutes in Real Salt Lake’s 0-0 draw vs. New England Revolution (July 16)
David Bingham – 90 minutes, four saves in San Jose Earthquakes’ 2-1 win vs. Toronto FC (July 16)
Steve Birnbaum – 90 minutes in D.C. United’s 1-1 draw with Columbus Crew SC (July 16)
Edgar Castillo
– 61 minutes in Monterrey’s 1-1 draw vs. Puebla (July 16)
Clint Dempsey
– 90 minutes, GOAL, ASSIST, RED CARD in Seattle Sounders FC’s 5-0 win vs. FC Dallas (July 13)
Brad Evans 90 minutes in Seattle Sounders FC’s 5-0 win vs. FC Dallas (July 13); 90 minutes in Seattle Sounders FC’s 3-1 loss at Portland Timbers (July 17)
Ethan Finlay –
45 minutes in Columbus Crew SC’s 1-1 draw with Toronto FC (July 13); 31 minutes as a substitute in Columbus Crew SC’s 1-1 draw with D.C. United (July 16)
Greg Garza
– 90 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 2-0 win vs. Morelia (July 15)
Omar Gonzalez
– 90 minutes, YELLOW CARD, in 5-1 win vs. Club Leon (July 16)
Bill Hamid
– 90 minutes in D.C. United’s 1-1 draw at Columbus Crew SC (July 16)
Ethan Horvath - 90 minutes in Molde’s 2-2 draw vs. IK Start
Tim Howard
– 90 minutes, three saves in Colorado Rapids’ 1-0 win vs. Sporting KC (July 16)
Jordan Morris
– 90 minutes, GOAL in Seattle Sounders FC’s 5-0 win vs. FC Dallas (July 13); 90 minutes in Seattle Sounders FC’s 3-1 defeat to Portland Timbers (July 17)
Darlington Nagbe – 90 minutes in Portland Timbers’ 1-1 draw vs. Montreal Impact (July 13); 90 minutes in Portland Timbers’ 3-1 win vs. Seattle Sounders FC (July 17)
Lee Nguyen – 90 minutes in New England Revolution’s 0-0 draw at Real Salt Lake (July 16)
Nick Rimando
– 90 minutes, one save in Real Salt Lake’s 0-0 draw vs. New England Revolution (July 16)
Brek Shea
– 90 minutes, YELLOW CARD in Orlando City SC’s 2-0 win at New York Red Bulls (July 13)
Chris Wondolowski
– 87 minutes in San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 win vs. Toronto FC (July 16)
William Yarbrough
– 90 minutes, four saves in Club Leon’s 5-1 loss to Pachuca (July 16)
Gyasi Zardes
– 90 minutes in LA Galaxy’s 1-0 win vs. Houston Dynamo (July 15)

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MNT Jul 18, 2016

U.S. Soccer Unveils WNT Animated, Presented by Ritz

CHICAGO (July 18, 2016) – As the anticipation and excitement continues to build for the 2016 Olympic Games where the U.S. Women’s National Team will look to repeat as gold medalists, U.S. Soccer has released a new video series titled “WNT Animated, Presented by Ritz.” The videos feature the 18 players and personalities of the 2016 Olympic Team, highlighting one-of-a-kind st Read more
WNT Jul 18, 2016

U-18 WNT Draws England 2-2 to Finish Training in Burton Upon Trent

BURTON UPON TRENT, England (July 15, 2016) – The U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team drew 2-2 with England in the second of two matches against their English counterparts during a training camp being held at St. Georges Park, the sprawling official training center for the England Football Association located about 130 miles north of London.

The back-and-forth match saw the USA take the lead twice only for England to equalize both times, the second coming in the 88th minute.

Abigail Kim scored both goals for the USA; the first in the 29th minute after she ran onto a beautiful through ball from Haley Berg. England pulled even in the 41st minute on a shot from outside the penalty area by Georgia Stanway.

Kim scored again on a breakaway in the 56th minute and it seemed as if the USA was going to secure a victory until Kess Elmore scored two minutes from time off a cross to earn her side the draw.

This group of U.S. players, all born in 1998, is in the early stages of a run that will hopefully see them qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which will be held in France.

U.S. Under-18 Women's National Team Match Report

Match: U.S. Under-18 WNT vs. England Under-18 WNT
Date:
July 14, 2016 
Competition:
International Friendly
Venue:
St. George’s Park; Burton Upon Trent, United Kingdom
Weather:
60 degrees, overcast 

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                            1          1          2
ENG                            1          1          2 

USA -- Abigail Kim (Haley Berg)                    29th minute
ENG -- Georgia Stanway                               41
USA -- Abigail Kim                                          56
ENG -- Kess Elmore                                      88

Lineups:
USA
: 1-Amanda Dennis (22-Brooke Heinsohn, 46); 2-Julie Doyle (12-Malia Berkely, 46) (3-Taylor Mitchell, 84), 4-Samantha Hiatt (capt.), 15-Kaiya McCullough, 20-Julie Mackin; 10-Haley Berg (5-Zoe Morse, 65), 16-Taylor Kornieck (11-Parker Goins, 46), 23-Natalie Winters; 7-Abigail Kim, 9-Cecilia Gee (14-Olivia Athens, 65), 17-Sunny Dunphy (13-Nicole Whitley, 46)
Subs not used: 6-Shea Moyer, 8-Samantha Coffey
Head coach: April Heinrichs

ENG: 1-Sian Rogers (13-Katie Startup, 84); 2-Lucy Parker, 4-Georgia Allen, 5-Grace Fisk (capt.), 3-Mayumi Pacheco; 6-Megan Finnigan, 8-Chloe Peplow, 10-Georgia Stanway (16-Anna Fibey, 51), 7-Alessia Russo (20-Kess Elmore, 51); 11-Chloe Kelly, 9-Charlie Wellings
Subs not used: 12-Lois Joel, 14-Lotte Wubben-Moy, 15-Samantha Tierney, 17-Sian Johnson, 18-Lucy Shepherd, 19-Rianna Dean, 21-Sandy Maclver
Head coach: Mo Marley
 

Statistical Summary: USA / ENG
Shots: 13 / 10
Shots on Goal: 9 / 7
Saves: 5 / 7
Corner Kicks: 2 / 1
Fouls: 5 / 6
Offside: 4 / 0 

Misconduct Summary:
None

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U-18 WNT Jul 15, 2016

MNT on TV: Cascadia Cup Clash Highlights the Slate of Weekend Matches

The U.S. MNT’s Liga MX contingent gets back in action as the Mexican top-flight kicks off its Apertura season. Meanwhile back home, the MNT in MLS players try to help their clubs round in to form as the league moves into the second half of its season. On Friday night, Michael Orozco and Paul Arriola help initiate  the Liga MX campaign as Club Tijuana hosts Morelia (10 p.m. ET – A Read more
MNT Jul 15, 2016
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