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U-16 BNT Finishes Trip to England

CHICAGO (Feb. 25, 2016) – The U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team finished its trip to the United Kingdom after a two-match set with the U-16 England BNT, where the USA drew 1-1 in the first match and fell to England 4-2 two days later.

In the first match, England got on the board first with an unfortunate USA own goal in the eighth minute. The U.S. rallied back and forward Gabe Segal equalized in the 13th minute, leading the USA to a draw.

The second match began the same with England snatching the first goal in the ninth minute. Just before half, England doubled its lead, sending the USA into halftime down 2-0. Minutes after the second half started, Segal grabbed his second goal of the trip. England countered and scored just two minutes later. USA midfielder Marcelo Palomino added to the American’s score with a goal in the 65th minute. In the 80th minute, England sealed the deal with a last second goal to secure the final score line.

This was the first competition for Shuan Tsakiris since being named U-16 BNT head coach in early January.

Tsakiris and the U-16’s will look ahead to their next challenge, the 2016 Delle Nazioni, set to run April 20-May 1 in Gradisca, Italy, where the U.S. U-15 BNT came away tournament champions in 2015. 

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U-16 BNT Feb 25, 2016

- U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-16 Boys’ National Team vs. England
Date: Feb. 19, 2016
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: St. George’s Park; United Kingdom
Kickoff: 12:00 p.m. Local Time
Weather: 45 degrees

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F                                             
ENG                             2          2          4
USA                             0          2          2

ENG – Daniel Neill                     9th minute
ENG – Daniel Neill                     37
USA – Gabe Segal                    42
ENG – Bukayo Saka                  44
USA – Marcelo Palomino           65
ENG – Bobby Duncan               80

Lineups:
USA: 1-Cole McNally; 2-Cameron Duke (3-Luke Hansen, 41), 4-Michael Pellegrino, 5-Dominic DeAlmeida, 21-John Hilton (13-Sebastian Serpa, 70); 6-Taylor Booth (capt.) (20-Timothy Bielic, 70), 8-Nick Fernandez (16-Indiana Vassilev, 33), 10-Marcelo Palomino; 11-Ulysses Llanez (14-Jose Rivas, 68), 7-Gabe Findley (17-Konrad DelaFuente, 41), 9-Gabe Segal (24-Bryan Reynolds, 68)
Subs not used: 23-Luis Arriaga, 12-Nico Defreitas-Hansen
Head Coach: Shaun Tsakiris

England: 1-Lucas Ashby Hammond; 2-Dylan Crowe, 20-Tomiwa Solanke, 4-Faustino Anjorin (capt.), 3-Bukayo Saka (5-Nathaniel Ogbeta, 48); 18-Jamie Bowden, 7-Fabio Sole, 6-Zico Asare (8-Thomas Doyle, 70); 15-Curtis Jones, 11-Xavier Amaechi (19-Louis Watson, 70), 9-Bobby Duncan (17-Sylvester Jasper, 70)
Subs not used: 12-Bali Mumba, 13-Leighton Fanshawe, 16-Ethan Dekel
Head Coach: Geraint Twose

Stats Summary: USA/ENG
Shots: 7/8
Shots on Goal: 5/6
Saves: 2/3
Corner Kicks: 1/3
Fouls: 8/3
Offside: 2/1

Misconduct Summary:
None

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USA Drops 3-1 Result Away to World Cup Hosts France in First Game of 2019

LE HAVRE, France (Jan. 19, 2019) – The U.S. Women’s National Team opened its 10-game pre-2019 World Cup schedule with a 3-1 loss to tournament hosts, France at Stade Océane – one of the USA’s group stage venues for this summer’s competition – in front of raucous sold-out crowd of 23,000.

France’s Kadidiatou Diani put the hosts on the board early with a goal in the 9th minute, while the USA was able to get a few chances with Christen Press leading the way on the left wing.

In the second half, the USA came out determined and immediately began to get into France’s final third, with a good chance coming around the 50th minute mark. In the 56th however, Diani showed off some excellent individual play and netted her second of the match for the 2-0 France advantage. France’s 20-year-old Marie-Antoinette Katoto added a third in the final minutes of regulation before Mallory Pugh finished off a good passing sequence with a well-taken shot across the face of goal into the lower right corner in second half stoppage time.

Up Next: The U.S. travels to the southern tip of the Iberian penninsula to face Spain in Alicante on January 22 (2:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2 & UDN) at Estadio José Rico Pérez. The match will be the first in history between the teams.

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Goal Scoring Rundown:
FRA – Kadidiatou Diani (Delphine Cascarino), 9th:
The USA turned the ball over in its attacking third and France sprung a counter attack down the right side as Delphine Cascarino sprinted past Emily Fox to win the ball and took it to the end line before cutting it back in the box for Diani. She bodied off a U.S. defender as she collected the ball and then hit a low shot into the lower left corner from nine yards out for the early lead. USA 0, FRA 1

FRA – Kadidiatou Diani (Marion Torrent), 56th: France doubled its advantage on a nice bit of individual play from Diani, who ran onto a ball in the right side of the U.S. penalty area and sent a deft chip over U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, dropping it into the net just inside the right post. USA 0, FRA 2

FRA – Marie-Antoinette Katoto (
Élise Bussaglia), 78th: With the U.S. pushing forward trying to pull a game back, France’s 20-year old young star got behind the U.S. back line on left side, dribbled around Naeher and rolled the ball to the back of the net from a tight angle. USA 0, FRA 3.

USA – Mallory Pugh (Carli Lloyd), 90+1: The U.S. put together a flowing move beginning with a pass out of the back that Jessica McDonald one-touched to Carli Lloyd, who spotted the early run of Pugh and hit a quick chip over the France defense. Pugh out-worked a defender to collect Lloyd’s pass and rifle a low shot from the left side of the box across the face of goal and into the lower right corner. USA 1, FRA 3 [WATCH] FINAL

Additional Notes:

  • Tonight marked the first loss for the USA in 28 games. The U.S. hadn’t lost a game since July 2017 when it lost 1-0 to Australia.
  • Several U.S. players were precautionarily unavailable today: Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath, Casey Short, and Julie Ertz due to minor injuries, while Kelley O'Hara is still returning from ankle surgery, but not yet game ready.
  • Tierna Davidson made her first appearance for the USA since Sept. 4, 2018. Davidson broke her ankle early in the season while playing with Stanford and was out for the remainder of the year.
  • The USA’s record vs. France now stands at 17-3-3.
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