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2016 Delle Nazioni Tournament

Gradisca, Italy
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USA Drops 3-1 Result Away to World Cup Hosts France in First Game of 2019

LE HAVRE, France (Jan. 19, 2019) – The U.S. Women’s National Team opened its 10-game pre-2019 World Cup schedule with a 3-1 loss to tournament hosts, France at Stade Océane – one of the USA’s group stage venues for this summer’s competition – in front of raucous sold-out crowd of 23,000.

France’s Kadidiatou Diani put the hosts on the board early with a goal in the 9th minute, while the USA was able to get a few chances with Christen Press leading the way on the left wing.

In the second half, the USA came out determined and immediately began to get into France’s final third, with a good chance coming around the 50th minute mark. In the 56th however, Diani showed off some excellent individual play and netted her second of the match for the 2-0 France advantage. France’s 20-year-old Marie-Antoinette Katoto added a third in the final minutes of regulation before Mallory Pugh finished off a good passing sequence with a well-taken shot across the face of goal into the lower right corner in second half stoppage time.

Up Next: The U.S. travels to the southern tip of the Iberian penninsula to face Spain in Alicante on January 22 (2:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2 & UDN) at Estadio José Rico Pérez. The match will be the first in history between the teams.

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Goal Scoring Rundown:
FRA – Kadidiatou Diani (Delphine Cascarino), 9th:
The USA turned the ball over in its attacking third and France sprung a counter attack down the right side as Delphine Cascarino sprinted past Emily Fox to win the ball and took it to the end line before cutting it back in the box for Diani. She bodied off a U.S. defender as she collected the ball and then hit a low shot into the lower left corner from nine yards out for the early lead. USA 0, FRA 1

FRA – Kadidiatou Diani (Marion Torrent), 56th: France doubled its advantage on a nice bit of individual play from Diani, who ran onto a ball in the right side of the U.S. penalty area and sent a deft chip over U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, dropping it into the net just inside the right post. USA 0, FRA 2

FRA – Marie-Antoinette Katoto (
Élise Bussaglia), 78th: With the U.S. pushing forward trying to pull a game back, France’s 20-year old young star got behind the U.S. back line on left side, dribbled around Naeher and rolled the ball to the back of the net from a tight angle. USA 0, FRA 3.

USA – Mallory Pugh (Carli Lloyd), 90+1: The U.S. put together a flowing move beginning with a pass out of the back that Jessica McDonald one-touched to Carli Lloyd, who spotted the early run of Pugh and hit a quick chip over the France defense. Pugh out-worked a defender to collect Lloyd’s pass and rifle a low shot from the left side of the box across the face of goal and into the lower right corner. USA 1, FRA 3 [WATCH] FINAL

Additional Notes:

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  • Several U.S. players were precautionarily unavailable today: Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath, Casey Short, and Julie Ertz due to minor injuries, while Kelley O'Hara is still returning from ankle surgery, but not yet game ready.
  • Tierna Davidson made her first appearance for the USA since Sept. 4, 2018. Davidson broke her ankle early in the season while playing with Stanford and was out for the remainder of the year.
  • The USA’s record vs. France now stands at 17-3-3.
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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
0-4 L Gradisca, Italy
4-4 D 6-5 Gradisca, Italy Hilton, De la Fuente, Rivas, Segal
2-1 W Gradisca, Italy de la Fuente, Palomino
2-2 D Gradisca, Italy Arriaga, Rivas
1-2 L Gradisca, Italy Llanez

2016 Tournament Delle Nazioni

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
F 5-6 115 Santa Rosa, California Santa Rosa
D 5-10 135 Napa, Calif. Real Salt Lake
M 5-8 145 Eden, Utah Real Salt Lake
D 5-5 120 Lincoln Park, New Jersey Players Development Academy
GK 6-1 160 Southwest Ranches, Fla. Weston FC
F 5-7 130 Barcelona, Spain Barcelona (Spain)
D 5-3 115 Littleton, Colorado Colorado Rush
M Roseville, Calif. Sacramento Republic FC
D 5-3 125 Long Beach, California Unattached
F 5-8 150 Lynwood, Calif. unattached
F Coconut, Fla. Flamengo
D 5-7 136 Huntington Station, N.Y. New York City FC
M 5-5 130 Houston, Texas Houston Dynamo
M Wenonah, N.J. Philadelphia Union
GK 5-7 120 New York, New York New York Red Bulls
F 5-4 120 Weston, Florida Weston FC
F 5-7 125 Bethesda, Maryland Bethesda-Olney
D 5-11 119 Corona, Calif. LA Galaxy
D 5-8 145 Miami Beach, Florida Weston FC
M 5-9 159 Savannah, Ga. Unattached

2016 Tournament Delle Nazioni

Luis Arriaga

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Weight:
115

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Santa Rosa, California

Club:
Santa Rosa

Eduardo Blancas

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-10

Weight:
135

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Napa, Calif.

Club:
Real Salt Lake

Taylor Booth

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Eden, Utah

Club:
Real Salt Lake

Dominic De Almeida

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Weight:
120

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Lincoln Park, New Jersey

Club:
Players Development Academy

Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-1

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Southwest Ranches, Fla.

Club:
Weston FC

Konrad de la Fuente

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Weight:
130

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Barcelona, Spain

Club:
Barcelona (Spain)

Luke Hansen

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-3

Weight:
115

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Littleton, Colorado

Club:
Colorado Rush

Roberto Hategan

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Roseville, Calif.

Club:
Sacramento Republic FC

John Hilton

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-3

Weight:
125

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Long Beach, California

Club:
Unattached

Ulysses Llanez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Lynwood, Calif.

Club:
unattached

Nicholas Mendonca

Position:
Forward

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Coconut, Fla.

Club:
Flamengo

Alexsi Morel

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Weight:
136

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Huntington Station, N.Y.

Club:
New York City FC

Marcelo Palomino

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Weight:
130

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

Club:
Houston Dynamo

Michael Pellegrino

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Wenonah, N.J.

Club:
Philadelphia Union

Alex Rando

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-7

Weight:
120

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
New York, New York

Club:
New York Red Bulls

Jose Rivas

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-4

Weight:
120

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Weston, Florida

Club:
Weston FC

Gabriel Segal

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Weight:
125

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Bethesda, Maryland

Club:
Bethesda-Olney

Leonardo Sepulveda

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
119

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Corona, Calif.

Club:
LA Galaxy

Sebastian Serpa

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Miami Beach, Florida

Club:
Weston FC

Indiana Vassilev

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
159

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Savannah, Ga.

Club:
Unattached

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Slovenia
3
2 0 1 6 3 3 7
Croatia
3 1 1 1 4 5 -1
4
USA
3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
Brazil
3 0 2 1 4 6 -2 1

USA Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
April 25 USA vs. Croatia
1-2 L
Vipolze; Slovakia
April 26
Slovenia vs. USA
2-2 D
Bilje; Slovakia
April 27
Brazil vs. USA
1-2 W
Vova Gorica; Slovkia




2016 13th Tournament Delle Nazioni Statistics


Record: 0-1-1

Player

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Luis Arriaga 2 2 105 1 1 3 0/0
Eduardo Blancas 2 1 92 0 0 0 0/0
Taylor Booth 2 2 134 0 0 0 0/0
Dominic De Almeida 1 0 35 0 0 0 0/0
Nicholas Defreitas-Hansen 1 1 70 0 0 0 0/0
Konrad De la Fuente 2 1 85 0 0 0 0/0
Luke Hansen 2 2 140 0 0 0 0/0
Roberto Hategan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
John Hilton 2 2 140 0 0 0 0/0
Ulysses Llanez 2 1 54 1 0 2 0/0
Nicholas Mendonca 1 0 15 0 0 0 0/0
Alexsi Morel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Marcelo Palomino 2 2 121 0 2 2 0/0
Michael Pellegrino 2 1 83 0 0 0 0/0
Alex Rando 1 1 70 0 0 0 0/0
Jose Rivas 2 1 57 1 0 2 0/0
Gabe Segal 2 1 74 0 0 0 0/0
Leonardo Sepulveda 2 2 102 0 0 0 1/1
Sebastian Serpa 1 1 70 0 0 0 0/0
















Own Goal


Totals

2/2 2/2 140 3 3 9 1/1

Opponent Totals

2/2 2/2 140 4 0 8 2/0

2016 13th Tournament Delle Nazioni Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Nicholas Defreitas-Hansen 1 1 70 1 2 0 2.00 0-1-0
Alex Rando 1 1 70 2 2 0 2.00 0-0-1









Totals

2 2 140 3 4 0 2.00 0-1-1

Opponent Totals

2 2 140 4 3 0 1.50 1-0-1

Updated through April 27, 2016

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