U.S. U-20 WNT Falls 2-1 To Japan During San Diego Training CampReilyn Turner Scores Second Half Goal for USA in First Match of Two-Game Set
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (Aug. 28, 2019)—The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team lost 2-1 to Japan in the first of a two-game set during a training camp at the Elite Athlete Training Center located just south of San Diego.
The teams will meet again on Aug. 31.
Japan benefited from an own goal scored by U.S. defender Bria Schrotenboer in the 29th minute but the USA battled back to equalize in the 78th through forward Reilyn Turner.
The goal came off a cross from midfielder Hannah Bebar that was served into the penalty area to Turner, who finished with a header to the far post from inside the six-yard box.
Japan bagged the winner in the evenly-played match in the 78th with a goal from Nodoka Funaki.
Head coach Mark Carr called in 20 players for the camp to evaluate players from the younger portion of the U-20 WNT player pool. All the players on the U.S. roster were born in 2001 or 2002. Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2000 are age-eligible for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
- U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team Match Report –
Match: U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team vs. Japan
Date: August 28, 2019
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Elite Athlete Training Center; Chula Vista, California
Weather: 75 degrees, sunny
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 1 1
JPN 1 1 2
JPN – Own Goal (Bria Schrotenboer) 29th minute
USA – Reilyn Turner (Hannah Bebar) 72
JPN – Nodoka Funaki 78
USA: 1-Mia Justus (12-Halle Mackiewicz, 46), 2-Sally Menti (13-Paige Tolentino, 55), 3-Makenna Morris, 4-Samar Guidry, 5-Bria Schrotenboer, 6-Astrid Wheeler (capt.), 8-Talia DellaPeruta (19-Samantha Meza, 46), 17-Katelyn Duong (7-Amber Nguyen, 60), 9-Ainsley Ahmadian (14-Reilyn Turner, 46), 10-Hannah Bebar, 11-Lia Godfrey (20-Samantha Kroeger, 46)
Subs not used: 15-Emily Mathews, 16-Madison Perez, 23-Aki Yuasa
Head Coach: Mark Carr
JPN: 1-Momoko Tanaka, 4-Wakaba Goto (3-Ibuki Nagae, 73), 6-Nodoka Funaki, 7-Hana Takahashi, 9-Yuzuki Yamamoto (19-Maho Hirosawa, 62), 10-Momo Nakao, 12-Sara Ito (Haruka Miura, 62), 13-Shino Matsuda (2-Chihiro Tomioka, 46), 16-Misaki Morita (15-Mina Hara, 89), 17-Oto Kanno, 20-Haruka Osawa (23-Fukina Mizuno, 73)
Subs not used: 5-Mai Watanabe, 11-Nanako Takeda, 14-Seira Kojima, 18-Maya Ino, 21-Shu Ohba, 22-Haruna Tabata
Head Coach: Futoshi Ikeda
Stats Summary: USA / JPN
Shots: 6 / 6
Shots on Goal: 4 / 5
Saves: 3 / 3
Corner Kicks: 3 / 5
Fouls: 8 / 5
Offside: 0 / 5