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U-23 WNT Downs Ireland 3-0 at U.S. Soccer NTC as Gibbons Scores Twice, Payne Once

CHICAGO (Jan. 25, 2016) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team defeated the Republic of Ireland 3-0 in a friendly match at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California. All three goals were scored by Duke University players as Christina Gibbons scored in the 19th and 42nd minutes sandwiched around a goal from Toni Payne in the 39th. Ireland, which fell 5-0 to the

U-23 WNT Opens 2016 with Camp at NTC and Match vs. Full Ireland National Team

CHICAGO (Jan. 9, 2016) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team will open its 2016 programing with a training camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California, from Jan. 18-25. The camp will conclude with a match against the full women’s national team from the Republic of Ireland on Jan. 25 at the U.S. Soccer NTC at 11 a.m. PT. Ireland is playing the full

Gallery: U-23 WNT Wins Four Nations Tournament in Norway

Photos of the U-23 WNT at the Four Nations Tournament in Norway, which they won with a 2-0-1 record. 

U-23 WNT Downs Ireland 3-0 at U.S. Soccer NTC as Gibbons Scores Twice, Payne Once

CHICAGO (Jan. 25, 2016) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team defeated the Republic of Ireland 3-0 in a friendly match at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California. All three goals were scored by Duke University players as Christina Gibbons scored in the 19th and 42nd minutes sandwiched around a goal from Toni Payne in the 39th. Ireland, which fell 5-0 to the

U-23 WNT Opens 2016 with Camp at NTC and Match vs. Full Ireland National Team

CHICAGO (Jan. 9, 2016) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team will open its 2016 programing with a training camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California, from Jan. 18-25. The camp will conclude with a match against the full women’s national team from the Republic of Ireland on Jan. 25 at the U.S. Soccer NTC at 11 a.m. PT. Ireland is playing the full

U-23 WNT Wins Four Nations Tournament with 2-1 Win Against England

CHICAGO (May 31, 2015) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team defeated its counterparts from England 2-1 to win the Four Nations Tournament in Norway with a 2-0-1 record. The USA also defeated Sweden 2-1 and tied host Norway 2-2. Sweden finished second, Norway was third and England was fourth. Midfielder Rose Lavelle had a goal and an assist in the match while forward Taylor Smith s

U-23 WNT Draws Norway 2-2 at Four Nations Tournament in Norway

CHICAGO (May 29, 2015) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team tied host Norway 2-2 in its second match of a three-game tournament being held in Fredrikstad and Sarpsborg, Norway in the southeast region of the country, about 60 miles south of Oslo. The USA was coming off a 2-1 victory against Sweden in its first match, but fell behind 1-0 in the 11th minute as Andrine Hegerberg conve

U-23 WNT Defeats Sweden 2-1 to Open Four Nations Tournament in Norway

CHICAGO (May 27, 2015) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team defeated Sweden 2-1 on goals from Kayla Mills and Cari Roccaro to win its first of three matches at the Four Nations Tournament in Norway. The tournament, that also includes the U-23 sides from Norway and England, is being held Fredrikstad and Sarpsborg in the southeast region of the country, about 60 miles south of Oslo

U-23 WNT to Norway for Four Nations Tournament

CHICAGO (May 20, 2015) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team will travel to Norway for a four-team tournament running from May 27-31 that also includes Norway, Sweden and England. The matches will be held in Fredrikstad and Sarpsborg in the southeast region of the country, about 60 miles south of Oslo and close to the border with Sweden. Both stadiums have artificial turf.  Th

U-23 WNT Camp in Florida Features All College Players

CHICAGO (April 20, 2015) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team will hold a training camp in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, from April 26-May 3, featuring 24 current collegiate players.  The majority of the roster has extensive experience with the USA’s Youth National Teams, including nine players who have played for the USA at FIFA U-17 or U-20 Women’s World Cup tourname

U-23 WNT Defeats England 2-1 to Sweep Three Games in La Manga Tournament

CHICAGO (March 2, 2015) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team defeated England 2-1 on goals from Sarah Killion and Lynn Williams to sweep all three matches at the Six Nations tournament in La Manga, Spain. The USA had previously defeated Japan 1-0 and Norway 2-0.  In a game that had a physical edge, the USA opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when forward Cheyna Williams tur

U-23 WNT Defeats Norway 2-0 at La Manga Tournament

CHICAGO (Feb, 28, 2015) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team made it two wins in a row at the Six Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain, defeating its counterpart from Norway, 2-0, on goals from forward Shea Groom and midfielder Danielle Colaprico.  The USA out-shot Norway 16-2, but didn’t get on the board until a few minutes before halftime. Midfielder Samantha Mewis,

U-23 WNT Opens La Manga Tournament with 1-0 Victory against Japan

CHICAGO (Feb, 26, 2015) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team opened its three-game tournament in La Manga, Spain, with a 1-0 victory against their U-23 counterparts from Japan as forward Lynn Williams scored the game’s lone goal in the 54th minute. For Williams, a former Pepperdine University standout who was taken in the first round of the 2015 NWSL Draft (sixth overall) by

U-23 WNT Takes Four Nations Tournament Title in Norway

The U-23 WNT came away with two wins and one draw at the 2015 Four Nations Tournament in Sarpsborg, Norway. After a short, yet successful, appearance in Norway, the team is happy to have represented the United States well before the start of the 2015 WWC.

U-23 WNT Competes in Spain Ahead of NWSL Camps

The U.S. U-23 WNT returns to beautiful La Manga, Spain, for three games in a six-team invitational tournament. It’s an exciting time for thirteen players on the roster as they are set to begin their professional careers, heading straight to their NWSL preseason camps following this event. Head coach Janet Rayfield shares her optimism for the squad as Samantha Mewis (Western New York Flash), Sarah Killion (Sky Blue FC), Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit), Shea Groom (FC Kansas City) and Jaelene Hinkle (Western New York Flash), all youth WNT veterans, talk about going pro and embracing the unique environment of the U-23s.

US U23 Internationals Head to NWSL

At the Six Nations Tournament in early March in La Manga, Spain, four 2014 NWSL Draft picks talk about making the transition from college and the youth national teams to the pros. Maya Hayes (Sky Blue FC), Kassey Kallman (FC Kansas City), Amanda Frisbie (Seattle Reign) and Jenna Richmond (FC Kansas City) explain how playing internationally has helped them prep for their first NWSL seasons.

U23 WNT vs Sweden Highlights Reaction March 3 2014

The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team won its second match at the Six Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain, defeating Sweden 2-1 on goals from Stanford forward Chioma Ubogagu and FC Kansas City draft pick Frances Silva.

U23 WNT vs Japan Highlights Mar 01 2014

The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team won its first match at the Six Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain, defeating Japan 1-0 on a 56th-minute goal from Kealia Ohai, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 NWSL College Draft by the Houston Dash.

US U23 WNT Preps for Six Nations Tournament

The U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team, featuring a squad of young professionals and top collegiate players, is in La Manga, Spain, under the guidance of head coach Steve Swanson to play three tough international matches in a five-day span. The USA will face Japan (March 1), Sweden (March 3) and Norway (March 5).
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