CHICAGO (June 5, 2018) – Forward Payton Linneham has been ruled out of the U.S. Women’s Under-17 National Team roster for the remainder of the Concacaf U-17 Women’s Championship due to an ankle injury. The USA resumes action on the temporarily suspended tournament on June 6 against Bermuda at the IMG Academy Stadium in Bradenton, Fla. (5:00 ET; go90.com).
U.S. U-17 WNT head coach Mark Carr has added forward Reilyn Turner to the 20-player roster, which is seeking to qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Uruguay in November.
Linnehan scored the USA’s second goal en route to a 4-0 victory over Costa Rica as the tournament kicked off in Nicaragua before it was suspended. The goal was her seventh in 18 matches played this cycle with the Under-17 WNT. Linnehan claimed the Golden Boot at the 2016 CONCACAF U-15 Girls’ Championship with eight goals scored during that tournament in Orlando, Fla.
Turner, who has yet to make an international appearance with the U-17 WNT, scored all four of her goals with the U.S. U-16 Girls’ National Team on April 28 in a 8-0 win over Slovenia at the 3rd U-17 Women’s Torneo delle Nazioni in Belje, Slovenia.
Six teams (down from the original eight after Nicaragua and Puerto Rico were eliminated) from North America, Central America and the Caribbean have gathered in Florida for the Concacaf Championship. They’ll battle it out for three spots at the World Cup as the two finalists and third-place game winner will punch their tickets to Uruguay.
Following the match against Bermuda, the USA will close out group play against Canada on June 8 (5 p.m. ET; go90.com).
U.S. U-17 WNT Concacaf Qualifying Roster by Position (Club; Hometown; Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (2): Angelina Anderson (Mustang FC; Danville, Calif.; 9/0), Julia Dohle (New York City FC; Scarsdale, N.Y.; 2/0)
DEFENDERS (6): Michela Agresti (FC Stars, Swampscott, Mass.; 10/2), Talia DellaPeruta (NTH Tophat; Cumming, Ga.; 17/1), Smith Hunter (Seattle Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.; 10/0), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.; 12/1), Natalia Staude (NTH Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.; 12/0), Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.; 29/1)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Hannah Bebar (Eclipse Select SC;Naperville, Ill.; 8/1), Croix Bethune (Concorde Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.; 19/7), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.; 17/6), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.; 19/2), Sophia Jones (San Jose Earthquakes; Menlo Park, Calif.; 10/1), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.; 14/1)
FORWARDS (6): Sunshine Fontes (Hawaii Rush; Wahiawa, Hawaii; 20/13), Samantha Kroeger (World Class FC; West Milford, N.J.; 4/1), Samantha Meza (Solar SC; Dallas, Texas;13/2), Diana Ordoñez (FC Dallas; Prosper, Texas; 4/0), Reilyn Turner (So Cal Blues; Aliso Viejo, Calif.; 0/0), Kate Wiesner (LAFC Slammers; Monrovia, Calif.; 30/3)