WOERDEN, Netherlands (June 10, 2018) – The U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team defeated the Netherlands 2-1 in the first of two games to end a training camp in the Netherlands.
Forward Simone Jackson scored both U.S. goals, in the 7th minute and 56th, sandwiched around a 49th minute equalizer from the Dutch in the 80-minute match. The teams will play against on June 12.
Nine players on the roster recently competed for the U.S. U-16 GNT at the UEFA Women’s Development Tournament in Portugal where the young Americans won all three games, defeating Belgium by a 5-1 score while downing both Portugal and Switzerland, 2-1.
These are the second set of international matches abroad in the history of this age group after two games in Germany last fall, both U.S. wins.
This team competes biennially in the Concacaf U-15 Girls' Championship, but the one CONCACAF competition the team has played in so far (and won in 2016) was staged in the United States.
The next Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship will be held from August 6-13, 2018, at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. This will mark the third time this Concacaf competition has been held for U-15 girls. The USA did not participate in the first tournament in 2014, but with many of the players currently with the U-17 Women’s National Team that qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, won the competition in 2016 in Orlando.
This age group of players is nearing the end of a two-year cycle as U-15s before transitioning to U-17s in 2019 when they will form the core of the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
U-15 Girls’ National Team Match Report
Match: U.S. U-15 Girls’ National Team vs. Netherlands U-15 GNT
Date: June 10, 2018
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Sportpark SC Woerden; Woerden, Netherlands
Weather: 72 degrees, sunny
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
NED 0 1 1
USA 1 1 2
USA – Simone Jackson (Allyson Sentnor) 7th minute
NED – Evi Maatman (Esmee Brugts) 48
USA – Simone Jackson (Emma Egizii) 56
USA: 1-Haley Craig; 14-Ayo Oke, 5-Aidan McConnell, 4-Lilly Reale (capt.) (23-Courtney Boone, 54), 3-Kellie Pagador (13-Andrea Kitahata, 17); 7-Ally Sentnor (11-Jillian Shimkin, 41), 18-Devin Lynch (16-Riley Gleason, 54), 17-Carina Lageyre (2-Emma Egizii, 31); 9-Simone Jackson (20-Makyiha McDonald, 69), 25-Trinity Byars (10-Amelia White, 54), 15-Amelia Horton (8-Arianna Manrique, 41)
Subs not used:22-Nadia Cooper
Head Coach: April Kater
NED: 1-Eline Wullms; 2-Danique van de Werf, 3-Mayke Lindner (13-Fenna Meijer, 41), 4-Emmeke Henschen (capt.), 5-Senna Koeleman (12-Lotus Aalders, 80); 6-Tess van Bentem (15-Sofie Vermeer, 7-Isabelle Hoekstra, 8-Lieke de With (17-Kathelyn Hendriks, 41); 9-Esmee Brugts, 10-Danique Noordman, 11-Isa Dekker (19-Evi Maatman, 41)
Subs not used: 14-Wen-Yue Bauwens, 16-Nikki de Haan, 18-Zera Hulswit, 20-Milicia Keijzer
Head Coach: Marleen Wissink
Stats Summary: USA/NED
Shots: 7 / 5
Shots on Goal: 5 / 3
Saves: 2 / 3
Corner Kicks: 8 / 3
Fouls: 8 / 9
Offside: 4 / 0