U.S. Soccer

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 scored the game-winner in the 73rd minute.

The USA opened the scoring just seven minutes into the match as Daphne Corboz found Lavelle with a pass near the top of the penalty box. Lavelle quickly turned and fired a shot that gave the Americans an early lead.

England equalized in the 60th minute off a corner kick that was deflected to Jess Sigsworth inside the six-yard box for a finish from close range.

The young Americans scored 13 minutes later as Lavelle chipped as pass over the defensive line to the speedy Smith on the right side. She took a few touches centrally and finished well into the far side netting. Lavelle, one of five players on the U.S. roster who participated in the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, picked up an assist in each of the three games to go with her goal in the match today.

Abby Smith started the first match in goal for the U.S., while Jane Campbell went the distance in the final two.

- U.S. U-23 Womens National Team Match Report -

Match:  U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team vs. England Under-23 Women’s National Team
Date: May 31, 2015
Competition: Four Nations Tournament
Venue: Fredrikstad Stadium; Fredrikstad, Norway

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

USA - Rose Lavelle (Daphne Corboz)                 7th Minute
ENG - Jess Sigsworth (Lucy Staniforth)              60
USA - Taylor Smith (Rose Lavelle)                      73

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jane Campbell, 13-Christina Gibbons, 21-Christen Westphal, 2-Cari Roccaro (capt.), 5-Carson Pickett, 19-Andi Sullivan, 10-Rose Lavelle, 6-Daphne Corboz (15-Kayla Mills, 82), 22-Jaycie Johnson (7-Claire Falknor, 65), 17-Savannah Jordan (25-Katie Stengel, 46), 9-Chioma Ubogagu (14-Taylor Smith, 46)
Substitutes Not Used: Hope DAddario, Abby Smith, Jessie Scarpa
Head Coach: Janet Rayfield

ENG: 1-Mary Earps, 2-Hannah Blundell, 6-Jemma Rose, 3-Millie Bright, 7-Meghan Sargeant, 8-Sherry McCue, 17-Beth England (14-Hannah Dale, 81), 16-Nikita Parris (10-Jess Sigsworth, 59), 15-Lucy Staniforth, 20-Mel Lawley, 19-Natasha Flint
Substitutes Not Used:  Laura-Jayne ONeill, Martha Harris, Abbey-Leigh Stringer, Drew Spence, Alex Brooks
Head Coach: Julie Chipchase

Stats Summary: USA / ENG
Shots: 12 / 5
Shots on Goal: 7 / 4
Saves: 3 / 5
Corner Kicks: 4 / 6
Fouls: 2 / 7
Offside: 0 / 3

Misconduct:
None

Officials:
Referee: Emilie Rodahl Dokseth (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Linda Andresen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2:  Marit Skurdal (NOR)
Fourth Official: Elisabeth Thoresen (NOR)

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- U.S. U-23 Womens National Team Match Report -

Match:  U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team vs. England Under-23 Women’s National Team
Date: May 31, 2015
Competition: Four Nations Tournament
Venue: Fredrikstad Stadium; Fredrikstad, Norway

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

USA - Rose Lavelle (Daphne Corboz)                 7th Minute
ENG - Jess Sigsworth (Lucy Staniforth)              60
USA - Taylor Smith (Rose Lavelle)                      73

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jane Campbell, 13-Christina Gibbons, 21-Christen Westphal, 2-Cari Roccaro (capt.), 5-Carson Pickett, 19-Andi Sullivan, 10-Rose Lavelle, 6-Daphne Corboz (15-Kayla Mills, 82), 22-Jaycie Johnson (7-Claire Falknor, 65), 17-Savannah Jordan (25-Katie Stengel, 46), 9-Chioma Ubogagu (14-Taylor Smith, 46)
Substitutes Not Used: Hope DAddario, Abby Smith, Jessie Scarpa
Head Coach: Janet Rayfield

ENG: 1-Mary Earps, 2-Hannah Blundell, 6-Jemma Rose, 3-Millie Bright, 7-Meghan Sargeant, 8-Sherry McCue, 17-Beth England (14-Hannah Dale, 81), 16-Nikita Parris (10-Jess Sigsworth, 59), 15-Lucy Staniforth, 20-Mel Lawley, 19-Natasha Flint
Substitutes Not Used:  Laura-Jayne ONeill, Martha Harris, Abbey-Leigh Stringer, Drew Spence, Alex Brooks
Head Coach: Julie Chipchase

Stats Summary: USA / ENG
Shots: 12 / 5
Shots on Goal: 7 / 4
Saves: 3 / 5
Corner Kicks: 4 / 6
Fouls: 2 / 7
Offside: 0 / 3

Misconduct:
None

Officials:
Referee: Emilie Rodahl Dokseth (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Linda Andresen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2:  Marit Skurdal (NOR)
Fourth Official: Elisabeth Thoresen (NOR)

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. 

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U-23 WNT Jun 4, 2015

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 scored the game-winner in the 73rd minute.

The USA opened the scoring just seven minutes into the match as Daphne Corboz found Lavelle with a pass near the top of the penalty box. Lavelle quickly turned and fired a shot that gave the Americans an early lead.

England equalized in the 60th minute off a corner kick that was deflected to Jess Sigsworth inside the six-yard box for a finish from close range.

The young Americans scored 13 minutes later as Lavelle chipped as pass over the defensive line to the speedy Smith on the right side. She took a few touches centrally and finished well into the far side netting. Lavelle, one of five players on the U.S. roster who participated in the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, picked up an assist in each of the three games to go with her goal in the match today.

Abby Smith started the first match in goal for the U.S., while Jane Campbell went the distance in the final two.

- U.S. U-23 Womens National Team Match Report -

Match:  U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team vs. England Under-23 Women’s National Team
Date: May 31, 2015
Competition: Four Nations Tournament
Venue: Fredrikstad Stadium; Fredrikstad, Norway

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

USA - Rose Lavelle (Daphne Corboz)                 7th Minute
ENG - Jess Sigsworth (Lucy Staniforth)              60
USA - Taylor Smith (Rose Lavelle)                      73

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jane Campbell, 13-Christina Gibbons, 21-Christen Westphal, 2-Cari Roccaro (capt.), 5-Carson Pickett, 19-Andi Sullivan, 10-Rose Lavelle, 6-Daphne Corboz (15-Kayla Mills, 82), 22-Jaycie Johnson (7-Claire Falknor, 65), 17-Savannah Jordan (25-Katie Stengel, 46), 9-Chioma Ubogagu (14-Taylor Smith, 46)
Substitutes Not Used: Hope DAddario, Abby Smith, Jessie Scarpa
Head Coach: Janet Rayfield

ENG: 1-Mary Earps, 2-Hannah Blundell, 6-Jemma Rose, 3-Millie Bright, 7-Meghan Sargeant, 8-Sherry McCue, 17-Beth England (14-Hannah Dale, 81), 16-Nikita Parris (10-Jess Sigsworth, 59), 15-Lucy Staniforth, 20-Mel Lawley, 19-Natasha Flint
Substitutes Not Used:  Laura-Jayne ONeill, Martha Harris, Abbey-Leigh Stringer, Drew Spence, Alex Brooks
Head Coach: Julie Chipchase

Stats Summary: USA / ENG
Shots: 12 / 5
Shots on Goal: 7 / 4
Saves: 3 / 5
Corner Kicks: 4 / 6
Fouls: 2 / 7
Offside: 0 / 3

Misconduct:
None

Officials:
Referee: Emilie Rodahl Dokseth (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Linda Andresen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2:  Marit Skurdal (NOR)
Fourth Official: Elisabeth Thoresen (NOR)

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U-23 WNT May 31, 2015

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. 

The USA’s 22-player roster features 19 college players in addition to three current professionals, all whom play outside the United States: Daphne Corboz (Manchester City), Chioma Ubogagu (Arsenal) and Kate Stengel (Bayern Munich). Ubogagu and Stengel were members of the U.S. team that won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan. University of Texas goalkeeper Abby Smith was also on that squad. 

The roster features seven members of the U.S. team that got knocked out on penalty kicks by Korea DPR in the quarterfinals of the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Stanford goalkeeper Jane Campbell, Duke defender Christina Gibbons, Notre Dame defender Cari Roccaro, Stanford defender/midfielder Andi Sullivan, Wisconsin midfielder Rose Lavelle, Florida forward Savannah Jordan and Harvard forward Margaret Purce. 

The USA opens the competition on May 27 against the Sweden U-23 WNT at Fredrikstad Stadium, faces England on May 29 at Sarpsborg Stadium, and finishes up the three-games-in-five-days set on May 31 against England at Fredrikstad Stadium. 

WOMEN’S U-23 FOUR NATIONS TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE 

May 27
USA vs. Sweden at Fredrikstad Stadium
Norway vs. England at Sarpsborg Stadium 

May 29
Sweden vs. England at Fredrikstad Stadium
USA vs. Norway at Sarpsborg Stadium

May 31
Norway vs. Sweden at Fredrikstad Stadium
USA vs. England at Fredrikstad Stadium 

U-23 Women’s National Team Roster by Position: Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jane Campbell (Stanford; Kennesaw, Ga.), Abby Smith (Texas; Plano, Texas)
DEFENDERS (6): Christina Gibbons (Duke; Raleigh, N.C.), Jaycie Johnson (Nebraska; Lake Winnebago, Mo.), Kayla Mills (USC; West Covina, Calif.), Carson Pickett (FSU; Fleming Island, Fla.), Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame; East Islip, N.Y.), Andi Sullivan (Stanford; Lorton, Va.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Daphne Corboz (Manchester City FC; Greenbrook, N.J.), Katie Cousins (Tennessee; Forest, Va.), Claire Falknor (Florida; Dayton, Ohio), Michaela Hahn (FSU; Titusville, Fla.), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio), Ashley Meier (Virginia Tech; Strongsville, Ohio), Alexis Shaffer (Virginia; Cary, N.C.)
FORWARDS (7): Savannah Jordan (Florida; Fayetteville, Ga.), Margaret Purce (Harvard; Silver Spring, Md.), Jessie Scarpa (UNC; Lakeland, Fla.), Taylor Smith (UCLA; Fort Worth, Texas), Katie Stengel (Bayern Munich; West Melbourne, Fla.), Chioma Ubogagu (Arsenal; Coppell, Texas), Christen Westphal (Florida; Brecksville, Ohio)

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U-23 WNT May 20, 2015

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 tournaments.

The camp will be used as a final evaluation to pick a 20-player roster that will travel to Norway in May to play the U-23 teams from Sweden, Norway and England. 

Roster by Position: Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Stanford; Kennesaw, Ga.), Madalyn Schiffel (USF; Citrus Heights, Calif.), Abby Smith (Texas; Plano, Texas)
DEFENDERS (8): Christina Gibbons (Duke; Raleigh, N.C.), Jaycie Johnson (Nebraska; Lake Winnebago, Mo.), Kayla Mills (USC; West Covina, Calif.), Katie Naughton (Notre Dame; Elk Grove Village, Ill.), Carson Pickett (FSU; Fleming Island, Fla.), Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame; East Islip, N.Y.), Jacqueline Simpson (USF; Lithia, Fla.), Emily Sonnett (Virginia; Marietta, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Claire Falknor (Florida; Dayton, Ohio), Michaela Hahn (Florida State; Titusville, Fla.), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio), Ashley Meier (Virginia Tech; Strongsville, Ohio), Gabbi Miranda (UCLA; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Alexis Shaffer (Virginia; Cary, N.C.), Danielle Weatherholt (Santa Clara; Capistrano Beach, Calif.)
FORWARDS (6): Makenzy Doniak (Virginia; Chino Hills, Calif.), Hayley Dowd (Boston College; Peabody, Mass.), Ashley Hatch (BYU; Gilbert, Ariz.), Margaret Purce (Harvard; Silver Spring, Md.), Taylor Smith (UCLA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Christen Westphal (University of Florida; Brecksville, Ohio)

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U-23 WNT Apr 20, 2015

2015 Four Nations Tournament

U-23 WNT May 22, 2015 - June 1, 2015
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