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U-19 WNT Plays New Zealand U-20 WNT to Wild 4-4 Draw

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (June 17, 2016) – The U.S. Under-19 Women’s National Team went behind early against the New Zealand Under-20 WNT, took back the lead, fell behind again and then roared back to take another lead on what seemed to be a stoppage time game-winner only for the Kiwis to equalize with one of the final touches of the game in a wild 4-4 draw at QBE Stadium.

In the see-saw match, the USA scored three of its four goals off set plays, which included two corner kick scores and a penalty kick. The two teams will meet again on June 19 as the USA completes its three-game trip Down Under.

The USA was coming off a 2-1 victory over the full New Zealand Women’s National Team (featuring a mixture of potential Olympic Team players and younger players) on June 14, but went a goal down in the 14th minute as Jasmine Pereira darted into the box and set up Martine Puketapu to her left who finished from close range.

The match was all even six minutes later as Jordan DiBiasi took a corner kick from the right side. Ally Prisock made a hard run to the far post and headed home to make it 1-1.

The USA took the lead in the 32nd minute on a penalty kick from Ella Stevens after Prisock had been fouled in the box, but New Zealand equalized just four minutes before halftime through Pereira, who capitalized on some untidy defending to finish clinically off a goal mouth scramble.

New Zealand took the lead for the second time in the 60th minute as Paige Satchell, who recently made her debut for the senior team, ran from the midline down the right wing and crossed for Puketapu to finish in the bottom left corner for her second goal of the game.

The USA struck back seven minutes later as Mallory Eubanks chipped the ball over the back line and into the attacking third for Cyera Hintzen, who broke through the defense to finish with a hard shot into the upper left corner that made it 3-3.

But the game still had two goals left in it.

In the first minute of second half stoppage time, DiBiasi took a corner kick from the left side. The ball was cleared by the goalkeeper to Tierna Davidson, who struck her shot into the net first-time from the top of the penalty box.

The gritty Kiwis did not fold and substitute Emma Rolston hammered home from closer range with almost no time on the clock to set off wild celebrations among the New Zealand side.

New Zealand is preparing for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be held from Nov. 13-Dec. 3 in Papua New Guinea and was drawn into a difficult Group C with the USA, as well as France and Ghana.

U.S. Under-19 Women's National Team Match Report

Match: U.S. Under-19 WNT vs. New Zealand U-20 WNT
Date:
June, 17, 2016 
Competition:
International Friendly
Venue:
QBE Stadium; Auckland, New Zealand
Weather:
60 degrees, sunny 

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                            2          2          4
NZL                             2          2          4 

NZL – Martine Puketapu (Jasmine Pereira)                          14th minute
USA – Ally Prisock (Jordan DiBiasi)                                      20
USA – Ella Stevens (penalty kick)                                         32
NZL – Jasmine Pereira                                                           41
NZL – Martine Puketapu (Paige Satchell)                              61
USA – Cyera Hintzen (Mallory Eubanks)                              67
USA – Tierna Davidson (Jordan DiBiasi)                               90+1
NZL – Emma Rolston                                                             90+3 

Lineups:
USA:
22-Samantha Leshnak; 13-Holly Daugirda (16-Stefani Doyle, 60), 19-Tierna Davidson, 24-Ally Prisock, 5-Shannon Horgan (11-Ann Marie Jaworski, 75); 18-Jordan Dibiasi (capt.), 10-Shannon Simon (2-Breanna Dewaal, 81), 17-Ella Stevens (9-Kayla Hill, 65); 21-Marissa Everett, 7-Mallory Eubanks (8-Elizabeth Braby, 69), 3-Cyera Hintzen
Subs not used: 1-Laruen Rood, 4-Michaela Kovacs, 15-Jacey Pederson, 6-Cecilia Gee

Head coach: Jitka Klimkova

NZL: 1-Nicol Tessa; 2-Sarah Morton (7-Isabella Coombes, 46), 3-Elizabeth Anton, 4-Meikayla Moore, 6-Jade Parris; 8-Jasmine Pereira (18-Tayla Christensen, 63), 9-Martine Puketapu (11-Emaa Rolston, 81), 10-Daisy Cleverly; 13-Paige Satchell (17-Samantha Murrell, 46) (19-Hannah Blake, 86), 15-Sophie Stewart-Hobbs, 16- Mikayla Wieblitz
Subs not used: 12-Nadia Olla, 21-Emily Couchman, 5-Geneva Gross, 14-Rebecca Lake, 20-Grace Jace

Head coach: Leon Birnie

Statistical Summary: USA / NZL
Shots: 15 / 14
Shots on Goal: 10 / 8
Saves: 4 / 6 
Corner Kicks: 6/ 3
Fouls: 6 / 5
Offside: 0 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Ben Hill (NZL)
Assistant Referee 1: M Batoor (NZL)
Assistant Referee 2: C Trent (NZL)
4th Official: CK Waugh (NZL)

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U.S. Under-19 Women's National Team Match Report

Match: U.S. Under-19 WNT vs. New Zealand U-20 WNT
Date:
June, 17, 2016 
Competition:
International Friendly
Venue:
QBE Stadium; Auckland, New Zealand
Weather:
60 degrees, sunny 

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                            2          2          4
NZL                             2          2          4 

NZL – Martine Puketapu (Jasmine Pereira)                          14th minute
USA – Ally Prisock (Jordan DiBiasi)                                      20
USA – Ella Stevens (penalty kick)                                         32
NZL – Jasmine Pereira                                                           41
NZL – Martine Puketapu (Paige Satchell)                              61
USA – Cyera Hintzen (Mallory Eubanks)                              67
USA – Tierna Davidson (Jordan DiBiasi)                               90+1
NZL – Emma Rolston                                                             90+3 

Lineups:
USA:
22-Samantha Leshnak; 13-Holly Daugirda (16-Stefani Doyle, 60), 19-Tierna Davidson, 24-Ally Prisock, 5-Shannon Horgan (11-Ann Marie Jaworski, 75); 18-Jordan Dibiasi (capt.), 10-Shannon Simon (2-Breanna Dewaal, 81), 17-Ella Stevens (9-Kayla Hill, 65); 21-Marissa Everett, 7-Mallory Eubanks (8-Elizabeth Braby, 69), 3-Cyera Hintzen
Subs not used: 1-Laruen Rood, 4-Michaela Kovacs, 15-Jacey Pederson, 6-Cecilia Gee

Head coach: Jitka Klimkova

NZL: 1-Nicol Tessa; 2-Sarah Morton (7-Isabella Coombes, 46), 3-Elizabeth Anton, 4-Meikayla Moore, 6-Jade Parris; 8-Jasmine Pereira (18-Tayla Christensen, 63), 9-Martine Puketapu (11-Emaa Rolston, 81), 10-Daisy Cleverly; 13-Paige Satchell (17-Samantha Murrell, 46) (19-Hannah Blake, 86), 15-Sophie Stewart-Hobbs, 16- Mikayla Wieblitz
Subs not used: 12-Nadia Olla, 21-Emily Couchman, 5-Geneva Gross, 14-Rebecca Lake, 20-Grace Jace

Head coach: Leon Birnie

Statistical Summary: USA / NZL
Shots: 15 / 14
Shots on Goal: 10 / 8
Saves: 4 / 6 
Corner Kicks: 6/ 3
Fouls: 6 / 5
Offside: 0 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Ben Hill (NZL)
Assistant Referee 1: M Batoor (NZL)
Assistant Referee 2: C Trent (NZL)
4th Official: CK Waugh (NZL)

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Snow Calls 24 Players to U-23 WNT Roster for 2019 Thorns Spring Invitational

CHICAGO (March 19, 2019) – U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team head coach B.J. Snow has named a 24-player roster for the 2019 Thorns Spring Invitational where the USA will face Reign FC, Portland Thorns FC and the Chicago Red Stars in the four-team NWSL pre-season competition.

U.S. U-23 WNT Roster – 2019 Thorns Spring Invitational:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Laurel Ivory (Virginia; Surfside, Fla.), Amanda McGlynn (Virginia Tech; Jacksonville, Fla.) 

DEFENDERS (8): Maycee Bell (NC Courage Academy; Wichita, Kan.), Schuyler Debree (Sparta Prague, CZE; Fair Haven, N.J.), Emily Fox (UNC; Chapel Hill, N.C.), Naomi Girma (Stanford; San Jose, Calif.), Meaghan Nally (Georgetown; Herndon, Va.), Kirsten Pavlisko (Florida State; Middleburg, Fla.), Kiara Pickett (Stanford; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State; Fairfax Station, Va.)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Savannah DeMelo (USC; Bellflower, Calif.), Emina Ekic (Louisville; Fairdale, Ky.), Channing Foster (Mississippi; Murray, Ky.), Jaelin Howell (Florida State; Windsor, Colo.), Jenna Nighswonger (Florida State; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Brianna Pinto (UNC; Durham, NC)      

FORWARDS (8): Paula Germino-Watnick (Georgetown; Chevy Chase, Md.), Penelope Hocking (USC; Anaheim, Calif.), Haley Hopkins (Vanderbilt; Newport Beach, Calif.), Catarina Macario (Stanford; San Diego, Calif.), Ashley Sanchez (UCLA; Monrovia, Calif.), Martha Thomas (Le Havre, FRA); Weston, Fla.), Ally Watt (Texas A&M; Colorado Springs, Colo.), Morgan Weaver (Washington State; University Place, Wash.)  

Snow named a roster that features 21 collegiate players, two players current playing professionally in Europe – Schuyler Debree (Sparta Prague in the Czech Republic) and Martha Thomas (Le Havre in France) -- and one U.S. Soccer Development Academy player in Maycee Bell, who is a member of the USA’s current Under-20 WNT player pool.

The roster includes two players from the 2018 NCAA Champion Florida State Seminoles in midfielder Jaelin Howell and defender Kirsten Pavlisko. The roster also features two players from runner-up University of North Carolina in midfielder Brianna Pinto and defender Emily Fox, who has recently seen significant training time with senior U.S. WNT and has earned three caps, two at the end of 2018 and one this year.

Three players from Stanford University were also called up, including 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy winner Catarina Macario, who scored all four of the USA’s goals at this tournament last year.

Two players from USC were called up in forward Penelope Hocking and midfielder Savannah DeMelo, who scored four times at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to lead the team.

Pinto, Howell, and UCLA forward Ashley Sanchez have also trained with the full National Team, but none are capped.

Ten players from the USA’s 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup Team are on the roster and forward Ally Watt played in the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea where she scored twice off the bench.

Howell, Pinto, Sanchez and Penn State defender Kaleigh Riehl (Sanchez and Riehl also played in PNG) are the only members of the roster with previous U-23 international caps. Reihl has three with one goal, that scored against Norway in 2017, and Howell has three with two goals, having scored against Norway and Sweden in 2017. Pinto has two U-23 caps and Sanchez has three.

The U.S. Under-23s are taking part in Thorns Spring Invitational for the third year in a row and all the matches will take place at Merlo Field on the campus of the University of Portland. The competition will take place over three matchdays, with an early game that has free admission and a later match featuring the Thorns that will be a ticketed event. Tickets for the matches featuring the Thorns are general admission. Individual tickets are on sale to the public online at www.thornsfc.com

The USA opens against Reign FC on Sunday, March 24 at 11:30 a.m. PT, while Portland will face Chicago at 5 p.m. PT. The second matchday on Wednesday, March 27, features Chicago vs. Reign FC at 1:30 p.m. PT and the USA taking on Portland at 7:30 p.m. PT. The U.S. finishes against the Red Stars on Saturday, March 30 at 1:30 p.m. PT and Portland wraps things up with rival Reign FC at 7:30 p.m. PT.

2019 Thorns Spring Invitational Schedule – Merlo Field, University of Portland

Sunday, March 24
Reign FC vs. U.S. U-23 WNT                            11:30 a.m. PT
Portland Thorns FC vs. Chicago Red Stars      5 p.m. PT

Wednesday, March 27
Chicago Red Stars vs. Reign FC                       1:30 p.m. PT
Portland Thorns FC vs. U.S. U-23 WNT           7:30 p.m. PT

Saturday, March 30
U.S. U-23 WNT vs. Chicago Red Stars             1:30 p.m. PT
Portland Thorns FC vs. Reign FC                     7:30 p.m. PT  

At last year’s Thorns Spring Invitational, Snow called in a roster of 23 collegiate players and one professional. The USA fell 2-1 to the Houston Dash, drew the Thorns 2-2 and took down the Red Stars 1-0.    

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2019 National Soccer Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

CHICAGO (March 20, 2019) - Ballots have been finalized for the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2019 elections. Voting has begun and runs through Monday, April 1 for the Player, Veteran Player and Builder categories. The results of the voting will be announced at a later date.

Players in their first year of eligibility include Shannon Boxx, Edson Buddle, Rachel Van Hollebeke, Lori Chalupny, Lauren Holiday, Kenny Cooper, Todd Dunivant, Karina LeBlanc, Stephanie Cox, Heath Pearce, Troy Perkins, Cat Whitehill, Donovan Ricketts, Leigh Ann Robinson Brown, Homare Sawa, Bakary Soumare and Abby Wambach.

To be eligible for selection in the Player category, an individual must have been retired for at least three (3) full calendar years, but for no more than ten (10) full calendar years AND meet one (1) of the following criteria:

  • A player must have played at least twenty (20) full international games for the United States. This 20-game requirement is reduced to ten (10) games if the games were prior to 1990.
  • A player must have played at least five (5) seasons in an American first-division professional league and been a postseason league all-star at least once.
  • Played at least five (5) seasons in the Major Indoor Soccer League between the end of the NASL in 1984 and the end of the MISL in 1992 and been selected as a first-team postseason all-star in at least one of those seasons.

The voting committee includes all past and present Men's and Women's full National Team coaches, all active MLS and NWSL head coaches with a minimum of four years of experience as a head coach at the highest professional level in the United States, MLS and NWSL management representatives, the MLS Commissioner and NWSL President, U.S. Soccer CEO/Secretary General, U.S. Soccer President, designated media members and all Hall of Famers.

Each voter can select up to ten (10) candidates per ballot. Any player appearing on at least 66.7 percent of ballots will earn election, while any player who does not appear on at least five percent of ballots will be removed from voting contention until they qualify for the Veteran ballot.

Of the individuals on the Player ballot, 2002 FIFA World Cup defender Tony Sanneh, 2006 FIFA World Cup defender Ben Olsen and 2007 Concacaf Gold Cup champion Taylor Twellman are in their final year of eligibility.

2019 National Soccer Hall of Fame Player Ballot
David Beckham | Gregg Berhalter | Carlos Bocanegra | Shannon Boxx* | Edson Buddle* | Rachel Buehler Van Hollebeke* | Lori Chalupny* | Lauren Cheney Holiday* | Steve Cherundolo | Brian Ching | Kenny Cooper* | Jeff Cunningham | Todd Dunivant* | Kevin Hartman | Frankie Hejduk | Thierry Henry | Stuart Holden | Eddie Johnson | Chris Klein | Karina LeBlanc* | Amy LePeilbet | Eddie Lewis | Lori Lindsey | Stephanie Lopez Cox* | Pablo Mastroeni | Clint Mathis | Heather Mitts | Jaime Moreno | Ben Olsen | Pat Onstad | Heath Pearce* | Troy Perkins* | Steve Ralston | Cat Reddick Whitehill* | Donovan Ricketts* | Leigh Ann Robinson Brown* | Tony Sanneh** | Homare Sawa* | Kate Sobrero | Markgraf | Bakary Soumare* | Taylor Twellman** | Aly Wagner | Abby Wambach* | Josh Wolff

*First year of eligibility
**Final year of eligibility; moves to Veteran ballot in 2020

In addition to voting for Player candidates, voting will also open for the Veteran and Builder candidates. fourteen (14) veteran players are up for selection on the Veteran ballot, which has been narrowed down by a screening committee, and will be voted on by current Hall of Famers.

Voters can select up to ten (10) Veteran candidates, and the top vote-getter will be elected as long as he or she appears on a minimum of 50 percent of the ballots. If no individual appears on 50 percent of the ballots, then no Veteran will be elected to the 2019 Class. More than one (1) candidate may be elected in the event of a tie.

  1. Through his/her play on the United States National Team (senior teams).
    1. Player must have played at least TWENTY (20) full international games for the United States.
    2. This TWENTY (20) game requirement is reduced to TEN (10) games if those games were prior to 1990 and to FIVE (5) games if games were prior to 1960.
  1. Through his/her play in Major League Soccer, Women’s United Soccer Association, original North American Soccer League prior to 1968, in one of various regional leagues that include the American Soccer League, North American Soccer Football League, German-American Soccer League of New York, National Soccer League of Chicago, St. Louis Soccer League, Keystone League of Western Pennsylvania, Greater Los Angeles Soccer League, San Francisco Soccer League and National Association Football League.
    1. He/she must have played at least FIVE (5) seasons in above mentioned leagues
    2. Been a post season league All Star at least ONE (1) time.
  1. Through play in the Major Indoor Soccer League (1984 - 1992).  There was no first division outdoor league in the United States.
    1. Must have played at least FIVE (5) seasons in the MISL
    2. Been a post season league All Star at least ONE (1) time.

2019 National Soccer Hall of Fame Veteran Ballot
Chris Armas | Mike Burns | John Doyle | Lorrie Fair | Linda Hamilton | Mary Harvey | Chris Henderson | Lori Henry | Dominic Kinnear | Shep Messing | Tiffany Roberts | Mike Sorber | Greg Vanney | Tisha Venturini – Hoch

The 2018 Builder ballot includes eight (8) individuals selected by a screening committee and those who can vote U.S. Soccer Director of Officials; MLS and NWSL management representatives; MLS Commissioner; NWSL Executive Director; U.S. Soccer Secretary General; U.S. Soccer President; all Hall of Famers.

  • Candidates must be at least 50 years old or deceased
    • Eligibility for 2018 election - living candidates born no later than Dec. 31, 1968
  • Must have made a positive impact on American soccer at the national federation or first-division level lasting at least TEN (10) years.
    • An exception to this TEN (10) year rule applies to International Referees. Per FIFA requirements International Referees are retried at age 45; therefore, International Referee criteria for a positive impact is SEVEN (7) years.  Please note International Referees with less than the required SEVEN (7) years, can still be eligible IF they have completed TEN (10) or more years as a United States first-division referee.
  • Candidate cannot be a current elected official and/or current full-time employee of the United States Soccer Federation or the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
  • Any person who has been officially suspended by FIFA, CONCACAF, U.S. Soccer, the IOC or the USOC are ineligible to appear on this list.

2019 National Soccer Hall of Fame Builder Ballot
Joe Cummings | Sunil Gulati | Sandra Hunt | Tim Leiweke | Francisco Marcos | Thom Meredith | Lothar Osiander | Kevin Payne | George Strawbridge

Complete information about the election and eligibility procedures is available online at ussoccer.com.

The election process is being administered by U.S. Soccer Federation staff under election and eligibility guidelines established by the Hall of Fame Board of Directors.

Established in 1950, the National Soccer Hall of Fame is dedicated to the sport of soccer in America by celebrating its history, preserving its legacy, inspiring its youth and honoring its heroes for generations to come.  

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Jason Kreis Q&A: "It’s an opportunity to work with the country’s brightest young stars."

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Jason Kreis Named Head Coach of U-23 MNT

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USA-Ecuador: Three Tidbits of History

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