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U-23 WNT Falls 3-0 to NWSL Club Orlando Pride

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 7, 2017) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team fell 3-0 to the Orlando Pride during its training camp in Florida.

U.S. Women’s National Team pool player Kristen Edmonds scored the first two goals in the first half and Jasmyne Spencer added a third in the 72nd minute.

Edmonds opened the scoring in the 12th minute, stepping in to intercept a pass from a U.S. defender and taking the ball in alone for the goal. In the 25th minute, Edmonds collected a long ball from Steph Catley that was played on with a creative flick from rookie Danica Evans and then scored her second of the game.

Spencer finished the scoring when she fired in Edmonds’ cross from the left, Catley created the play with another well-placed long ball, picking out Edmonds running down the line.

The U-23 WNT will next get together for a summer trip to Sweden in June.

-U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team Match Report-

Match: United States U-23 WNT vs. Orlando Pride
Date: April 7, 2017
Competition: Exhibition
Venue: Sylvan Lake Park, Sanford, Fla.
Weather: 75 degrees; sunny with breeze

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F                            
USA                             0          0         0                                        
ORL 2         1         3 

ORL – Kristen Edmonds                     19th minute
ORL – Kristen Edmonds                     25
ORL – Jasmyne Spencer                   72

Lineups:
USA: Cassie Miller, Zoey Goralski (Malia Berkely, 65), Alana Cook (Taylor Otto, 46), Kristen Cardano (Shannon Horgan, 58), Tegan McGrady, Hannah Diaz (Sarah Leubbert, 46), Ani Sarkisian (Sarina Bolden, 46), Brianna Pinto, Megan Buckingham (Chloe Williams, 63), Kristina Fisher (Rachel Corboz, 65), Savannah McCaskill (Hailey Skolmoski, 73)
Subs not used: Arielle Schechtman
Head Coach: BJ Snow

ORL: 19-Aubrey Bledsoe (Hannah Seabert, 76); 4-Jamia Fields, 14-Alanna Kennedy, 3-Toni Pressley (5-Laura Alleway, 46), 7-Steph Catley (Jordan O’Brien, 76); 18-Maddy Evans (Nickolette Driesse, 66), 12-Kristen Edmonds, 17-Dani Weatherholt (Carol Rodrigues, 76); 22-Christina Burkenroad (2-Cami Levin, 66), Danica Evans, 23-Jasmyne Spencer
Head Coach: Tom Sermanni

Stats Summary: USA / ORL
Shots: 10 / 10
Shots on Goal: 5 / 8
Saves: 6 / 5
Corner Kicks: 2 / 2
Fouls: 6 / 8
Offside: 3 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
ORL – Alanna Kennedy (caution)       92nd minute

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-U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team Match Report-

Match: United States U-23 WNT vs. Orlando Pride
Date: April 7, 2017
Competition: Exhibition
Venue: Sylvan Lake Park, Sanford, Fla.
Weather: 75 degrees; sunny with breeze

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F                            
USA                             0          0         0                                        
ORL                                        2          1         3 

ORL – Kristen Edmonds                     19th minute
ORL – Kristen Edmonds                     25
ORL – Jasmyne Spencer                   72

Lineups:
USA: Cassie Miller, Zoey Goralski (Malia Berkely, 65), Alana Cook (Taylor Otto, 46), Kristen Cardano (Shannon Horgan, 58), Tegan McGrady, Hannah Diaz (Sarah Leubbert, 46), Ani Sarkisian (Sarina Bolden, 46), Brianna Pinto, Megan Buckingham (Chloe Williams, 63), Kristina Fisher (Rachel Corboz, 65), Savannah McCaskill (Hailey Skolmoski, 73)
Subs not used: Arielle Schechtman
Head Coach: BJ Snow

ORL: 19-Aubrey Bledsoe (Hannah Seabert, 76); 4-Jamia Fields, 14-Alanna Kennedy, 3-Toni Pressley (5-Laura Alleway, 46), 7-Steph Catley (Jordan O’Brien, 76); 18-Maddy Evans (Nickolette Driesse, 66), 12-Kristen Edmonds, 17-Dani Weatherholt (Carol Rodrigues, 76); 22-Christina Burkenroad (2-Cami Levin, 66), Danica Evans, 23-Jasmyne Spencer
Head Coach: Tom Sermanni

Stats Summary: USA / ORL
Shots: 10 / 10
Shots on Goal: 5 / 8
Saves: 6 / 5
Corner Kicks: 2 / 2
Fouls: 6 / 8
Offside: 3 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
ORL – Alanna Kennedy (caution)       92nd minute

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0   Goals conceded throughout the tournament (5 games)
1   Number of U.S. hat tricks during the tournament (Lloyd)
2   Number of players who scored at least 1 goal in every game they played in (Heath & Morgan, they each played in four matches)
3   Number of individual tournament honors awarded to the USA: Golden Ball (Ertz), Golden Boot (Morgan) and Fair Play Award
3   Number of braces Alex Morgan scored during the tournament (vs. MEX, TRI & JAM)
4   Players saw action in all five games (Dahlkemper, Ertz, Horan and Lavelle)
4   Players that scored at least one brace during WCQ (Morgan, Heath, Lavelle and Rapinoe)

5   Number of assists Lindsey Horan had during WCQ, most on the team
5   Opening goals in each match (5 games) that were scored inside the 10-minute mark (Rapinoe 3rd min. vs. MEX; Mewis 5th min. vs. PAN; Morgan 9th min. vs. TRI; Heath 2nd min. vs. JAM; Lavelle 2nd min. vs. CAN)
5   Number of shutouts the USA earned during the tournament (Naeher (4), and Harris)
6   Number of Concacaf Women’s World Cup qualifying Tournaments the WNT has won in its history
6   Number of braces scored by U.S. players during the tournament (Morgan (3), Lavelle, Heath and Rapinoe (one each))
7   Number of goals scored by Alex Morgan, which was the most in the tournament and earned her the Golden Boot
8   Date in December that the 2019 FIFA WWC Draw will take place. It will be in Paris

10  Number of players who scored throughout the tournament: Morgan (7 goals), Heath (4), Lloyd (3), Rapinoe (3), Lavelle (3), Ertz (2), Dunn, Horan, Press and Mewis
14  Number of total shots against the USA allowed throughout the tournament (five games)
17  The USA was the 17th country to book its spot in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World cup in France
18  Number of WCQ appearances in Carli Lloyd’s career, a U.S. WNT record
19  Number of total assists for the USA during the tournament, which were registered by nine different players
20  Number of players that saw action during the tournament, which was the entire roster
26  Number of goals the U.S. WNT scored throughout the tournament
32  The USA has won 32 games in World Cup qualifying history out of 33 games contested. The only loss came in 2010 vs. Mexico.

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GOALKEEPERS (3): Angelina Anderson (Mustang Soccer Club; Danville, Calif.; 14/0), Julia Dohle (New York City FC; Scarsdale, N.Y.; 5/0), Lindsey Romig (IMG Academy; Midlothian, Va.; 9/0)
DEFENDERS (6): Michela Agresti (FC Stars; Swampscott, Mass.; 16/2), Talia DellaPeruta (Tophat; Cumming, Ga.; 24/1), Samar Guidry (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas; 4/0), Smith Hunter (Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.; 15/0), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.; 18/3), Natalia Staude (Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.; 18/0)
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