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U-15 BNT Finishes Four-Team Tournament In Zagreb, Croatia

ZAGREB, Croatia (June 6, 2016) – The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team finished the four-team tournament in Zagreb, Croatia, where Giovanni Reyna and Gilbert Fuentes scored for the USA.

The first match kicked off against Montenegro on June 2, and the U.S. took control from the opening whistle. Forward Reyna tallied for the U.S. in just the first minute of the match, being the only goal to secure the U.S. victory.

On June 3, the U.S. faced Croatia, where the host country took the lead in the 16th minute with a goal from Josko Gvardiol, ending the first half with a 1-0 scoreline. Minutes into the second half, Croatia tallied again as Karlo Miljanic put a ball past U.S. goalkeeper Alex Bobocea in the 38th minute. Minutes later, U.S. sub Fuentes narrowed the lead with a goal in the 41st minute, but it wouldn’t be enough as the U.S. fell 2-1.

In its last match on June 5, the USA fell to Serbia 2-0 with two first half goals by Andrej Blagojevic and Edvin Eleven in the 13th and 26 minute, respectively.

This was the second tournament of the year for the U-15s as they finished their first tournament in April as the 2016 International Festival of Futbol champions in Argentina, defeating Club Atletico (5-1), drawing Newell’s Old Boys (2-2) and defeating Uruguay (2-0) in the title game.

- U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report - 

Match: U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Montenegro
Date:
June 2, 2016         
Competition:
Four Team International Tournament
Venue:
NK Spansko Field; Zagreb, Croatia
Kickoff:
12 p.m. ET (6 p.m. local)
Weather:
72 degrees

Scoring Summary:           1              2              F
USA                                       1              0              1
MNE                                      0              0              0 

USA – Giovanni Reyna (Malik Tillman)                                    1st minute                                               

Lineups:
USA:
1-Damian Las; 4-Axel Alejandre (capt.), 15-Kenny Nielsen, 17-Sebastian Anderson (6-Mikey Maunsell, 56), 19-Skyler Smith; 2-Peter Stroud, 13-Gianluca Busio, 20-Gilbert Fuentes; 16-Julian Gaines (11-Joshua Pynadath, 65), 9-Giovanni Reyna, 14-Malik Tillman (18-Max Goeggel, 14)
Subs not used:
3-George Bello, 5-Jake O’Connor, 7-Jack Imperato, 8-Cade Hagan, 10-Efrain Alvarez, 22-Alex Bobocea
Head coach: Dave van den Bergh

MNE: 1-Petar Radulovic; 2-Matija Drincic, 3-Andrej Pupovic, 4-Vaid Eminovic (16-Ilija Tripunovic, 51), 6-Balsa Brkovic (capt.) (5-Lazar Radulovic, 35); 7-Egson Dinosa (13-Luza Todorovic, 45), 8-Petar Vukcevic, 9-Danilo Sofranac; 10-Veljko Rodenovic (11-Ilija Vujovic, 35), 15- Aldin Catovic, 18- Niksa Vujanovic
Subs not used: 12-Lazar Zivanovic, 14-Levan Nikocevic, 17-Balza Dubljevic
Head coach: Boris Milickovic
 

Statistics: USA / MNE
Shots: 9 / 4
SOG: 6 / 3
Fouls: 3 / 6
Corner Kicks: 4 / 3
Offside: 4 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
MNE – Niksa Vujanovic                 29th minute
MNE – Danilo Sofranac                  31
MNE – Andrej Pupovic                  57           

Officials:
Referee: Ante Culjak
1st Assistant: Drazen Mandir
2nd Assistant: Luka Pusic
4th Official: Zeljko Frkovic 

* Match was 70 minutes with 35 minute halves.

Match: U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Croatia
Date:
June 3, 2016         
Competition:
Four-Team International Tournament
Venue:
NK Spansko Field; Zagreb, Croatia
Kickoff:
10 a.m. ET (4 p.m. local)
Weather:
79 degrees

Scoring Summary:           1              2              F
USA                                       0              1              1
CRO                                       1              1              2 

CRO – Josko Gvardiol                                      16th minute
CRO – Karlo Miljanic                                        38
USA – Gilbert Fuentes                                   41                                               

Lineups:
USA:
22-Alex Bobocea; 4-Axel Alejandre (capt.), 15-Kenny Nielsen, 3-George Bello, 6-Mikey Maunsell (17-Sebastian Anderson, 36); 2-Peter Stroud (19-Skyler Smith, 40), 11-Joshua Pynadath (9-Giovanni Reyna, 36), 14-Malik Tillman (13-Gianluca Busio, 36); 18-Max Goeggel, 7-Jack Imperato (20-Gilbert Fuentes, 36) 8-Cade Hagan (16-Julian Gaines, 40)
Subs not used:
1-Damian Las, 5-Jake O’Connor, 10-Efrain Alvarez
Head coach: Dave van den Bergh

CRO: 1-Nikola Cavlina; 2-Matej Mamic (15-Gabriel Groznica, 36), 3-Josko Gvardiol, 5-Tino Agic (capt.), 6-Fran Tomek;  7-Boris Galusic, 10-Ivica Vidovic (17-Mateo Beganovic, 36), 11-Filip Braut, 13-Stipe Duspara; 20-Marko Domancic, 22-Karlo Sencar (Karlo Miljanic, 36)
Subs not used: 4-Luka Skarcic, 8-Luka Floridan, 9-Nikola Pavlovic, 12-Mihovil Franetovic, 14-Luka Cajo, 16-Edi Ajanovic, 18-Noz Kristaj, 21-Stipe Biuk
Head coach: Mladen Ivancic

Statistics: USA / CRO
Shots: 9 / 7
SOG: 6 / 6
Fouls: 9 / 14
Corner Kicks: 3 / 2
Offside: 0 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
CRO – Stipe Duspara (caution)                   32nd minute            

Officials:
Referee: Ivan Vuckovic
1st Assistant: Ivan Batusic
2nd Assistant: Ivan Mihalj
4th Official: Goran Pecaric

* Match was 70 minutes with two 35 minute halves.

Match: U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Serbia
Date:
June 5, 2016         
Competition:
Four Team International Tournament
Venue:
NK Spansko Field; Zagreb, Croatia
Kickoff:
7 a.m. ET (1 p.m. local)
Weather:
70 degrees

Scoring Summary:           1              2              F
USA                                       0              0              0
SRB                                        2              0              2

SRB – Andrej Blagojevic                                13th minute
SRB – Edvin Eleven                                          26                                          

Lineups:
USA:
1-Damian Las; 4-Axel Alejandre (capt.) (18-Max Goeggel, 52), 3-George Bello, 5-Jake O’Connor (15-Kenny Nielsen, 46), 17- Sebastian Anderson; 2-Peter Stroud, 10-Efrain Alvarez (7-Jack Imperato, 52), 20-Gilbert Fuentes; 9-Giovanni Reyna, 16-Julian Gaines (19-Skyler Smith, 46), 13-Gianluca Busio
Subs not used:
6-Mikey Maunsell, 8-Cade Hagan, 11-Joshua Pynadath, 14-Malik Tillman, 22-Alex Bobocea
Head coach: Dave van den Bergh

SRB: 1-Lazar Slavkovic; 2-Srdan Radojkovic (13-Nikola Miric, 64), 3-Dusan Radovanovic (15-Milan Gvozdenovic, 64), 4-Luka Durovic (capt.), 5-Aleksa Matic; 6-Uros Knezevic, 7-Nikola Colic (20-Luka Veljovic, 47), 8-Aleksandar Ilic (21-Milos Pantovic, 35); 9-Edvin Eleven (18-Aleksandar Isailovic, 47), 10-Andrej Blagojevic (16-Pavle Toskovic, 64), 11-Filip Stevanovic (19-Denis Stojkovic, 52)
Subs Not Used: 12- Nikola Cetkovic, 14- Milomir Cvoric, 17- Mitar Ergelas,
Head Coach: Aleksandar Stevanovic

Statistics: USA / SRB
Shots: 12 / 6
SOG: 5 / 3
Fouls: 7 / 13
Corner Kicks: 3 / 3
Offside: 2 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
SRB – Uros Knezevic (caution)                    6th minute
SRB – Andrej Blagojevic (caution)             13               

Officials:
Referee: Tino Krecak
1st Assistant: Vedran Durak
2nd Assistant: Davor Kozarec
4th Official: Igor Pajac

* Match was 70 minutes with 35 minute halves.

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- U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team Match Report - 

Match: U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team vs. Serbia
Date:
June 5, 2016         
Competition:
Four Team International Tournament
Venue:
NK Spansko Field; Zagreb, Croatia
Kickoff:
7 a.m. ET (1 p.m. local)
Weather:
70 degrees

Scoring Summary:           1              2              F
USA                                       0              0              0
SRB                                        2              0              2

SRB – Andrej Blagojevic                                13th minute
SRB – Edvin Eleven                                          26                                          

Lineups:
USA:
1-Damian Las; 4-Axel Alejandre (capt.) (18-Max Goeggel, 52), 3-George Bello, 5-Jake O’Connor (15-Kenny Nielsen, 46), 17- Sebastian Anderson; 2-Peter Stroud, 10-Efrain Alvarez (7-Jack Imperato, 52), 20-Gilbert Fuentes; 9-Giovanni Reyna, 16-Julian Gaines (19-Skyler Smith, 46), 13-Gianluca Busio
Subs not used:
6-Mikey Maunsell, 8-Cade Hagan, 11-Joshua Pynadath, 14-Malik Tillman, 22-Alex Bobocea
Head coach: Dave Van Den Bergh
 

SRB: 1-Lazar Slavkovic; 2-Srdan Radojkovic (13-Nikola Miric, 64), 3-Dusan Radovanovic (15-Milan Gvozdenovic, 64), 4-Luka Durovic (capt.), 5-Aleksa Matic; 6-Uros Knezevic, 7-Nikola Colic (20-Luka Veljovic, 47), 8-Aleksandar Ilic (21-Milos Pantovic, 35); 9-Edvin Eleven (18-Aleksandar Isailovic, 47), 10-Andrej Blagojevic (16-Pavle Toskovic, 64), 11-Filip Stevanovic (19-Denis Stojkovic, 52)
Subs Not Used: 12- Nikola Cetkovic, 14- Milomir Cvoric, 17- Mitar Ergelas,
Head Coach: Aleksandar Stevanovic

Statistics: USA / SRB
Shots: 12 / 6
SOG: 5 / 3
Fouls: 7 / 13
Corner Kicks: 3 / 3
Offside: 2 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
SRB – Uros Knezevic (caution)                    6th minute
SRB – Andrej Blagojevic (caution)             13               

Officials:
Referee: Tino Krecak
1st Assistant: Vedran Durak
2nd Assistant: Davor Kozarec
4th Official: Igor Pajac

* Match was 70 minutes with 35 minute halves.

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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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