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USA Falls to Croatia 2-1 in Opening Match of 2016 Tournament Dell Nazioni

SLOVENIA (April 26, 2016) – The U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team fell to Croatia 2-1, in its opening match at the 2016 Tournament Delle Nazioni in Slovenia.

The U.S took the lead in the 16th minute with Gabriel Segal assisting Ulysses Llanez for the first goal. Minutes later, Croatia’s Ivan Brnic equalized. In the 24th minute, Croatia took the lead with a strike from Nino Kukovec, creating the final 2-1 scoreline.

The U.S. will face Slovenia on April 26 at 11 a.m. ET.

- U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. Under-16 Boys' National Team vs. Croatia
Date: April 25, 2016
Competition: 13th Tournament Delle Nazioni
Venue: NK BRDA; Slovenia
Kickoff: 11 a.m. ET
Weather: 60 degrees, sunny

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

USA – Ulysses Llanez (Gabriel Segal)                           16th minute
CRO – Ivan Brnic                                                             19
CRO – Nino Kukovec                                                       24

Lineups:
USA: 1-Nicholas Defreitas-Hansen; 3-Luke Hansen, 5-Leonardo Sepulveda, 4-Michael Pellegrino (14-Eduardo Blancas, 49), 2-John Hilton; 10-Luis Arriaga, 6-Taylor Booth, 8-Marcelo Palomino, 11-Ulysses Llanez (7-Jose Rivas, 49); 9-Gabe Segal (19-Konrad De la Fuente, 56), 21-Indiana Vassilev (20-Nicholas Mendonca, 56)
Subs Not Used: 18-Dominic De Almeida, 15-Roberto Hategan, 17-Alexsi Morel, 12-Alex Rando, 13-Sebastian Serpa
Head Coach: Shaun Tsakiris

CRO: 1-Renato Josipovic; 2-Nikola Mihanovic, 3-Raul Milinovic, 4-Mario Vuskovic, 6-Toni Fruk, (9-Mateo Nikl, 46); 8-Ivijan Svrznjak, 10-Tomislav Krizmanic, 11-Luka Jancic (19-Ivan Dakovic, 60); 15-Marin Vujcic, 17-Ivan Brnic (18-Matteo Tadic, 46)
Subs Not Used: 5-Tin Hrvoj, 7-Bruno Jenjic,12-Luke Dubrovic, 13-Marko Ravlija, 14-Mario Nikolic, 16-Domagoj Stranput
Head Coach: Mladen Ivancic

Stats Summary: USA / COR                                         
Shots: 8 / 9
Shots on Goal: 2 / 6
Saves: 4 / 1
Corner Kicks: 1 / 2
Fouls: 12 / 12

Misconduct Summary:
CRO – Marin Vujcic (caution)                      25th minute
CRO – Renato Josipovic (caution)              70

*Match was played in two 40 minute halves.

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U-16 BNT Apr 26, 2016

- U.S. Under-16 Boys’ National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. Under-16 Boys' National Team vs. Croatia
Date: April 25, 2016
Competition: 13th Tournament Delle Nazioni
Venue: NK BRDA; Slovenia
Kickoff: 11 a.m. ET
Weather: 60 degrees, sunny

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

USA – Ulysses Llanez (Gabriel Segal)                              16th minute
CRO – Ivan Brnic                                                               19
CRO – Nino Kukovec                                                          24

Lineups:
USA: 1-Nicholas Defreitas-Hansen; 3-Luke Hansen, 5-Leonardo Sepulveda, 4-Michael Pellegrino (14-Eduardo Blancas, 49), 2-John Hilton; 10-Luis Arriaga, 6-Taylor Booth, 8-Marcelo Palomino, 11-Ulysses Llanez (7-Jose Rivas, 49); 9-Gabe Segal (19-Konrad De la Fuente, 56), 21-Indiana Vassilev (20-Nicholas Mendonca, 56)
Subs Not Used: 18-Dominic De Almeida, 15-Roberto Hategan, 17-Alexsi Morel, 12-Alex Rando, 13-Sebastian Serpa
Head Coach: Shaun Tsakiris

CRO: 1-Renato Josipovic; 2-Nikola Mihanovic, 3-Raul Milinovic, 4-Mario Vuskovic, 6-Toni Fruk, (9-Mateo Nikl, 46); 8-Ivijan Svrznjak, 10-Tomislav Krizmanic, 11-Luka Jancic (19-Ivan Dakovic, 60); 15-Marin Vujcic, 17-Ivan Brnic (18-Matteo Tadic, 46)
Subs Not Used: 5-Tin Hrvoj, 7-Bruno Jenjic,12-Luke Dubrovic, 13-Marko Ravlija, 14-Mario Nikolic, 16-Domagoj Stranput
Head Coach: Mladen Ivancic

Stats Summary: USA / COR                                           
Shots: 8 / 9
Shots on Goal: 2 / 6
Saves: 4 / 1
Corner Kicks: 1 / 2
Fouls: 12 / 12

Misconduct Summary:
CRO – Marin Vujcic (caution)                            25th minute
CRO – Renato Josipovic (caution)                   70

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US Soccer

2019 Road to France: By the Numbers

The U.S. Women’s National Team swept all five games at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship to qualify for the 2019 Women’s World Cup and collect the 12th regional title in the team’s history. Here is a look at the USA’s World Cup Qualifying campaign: By the Numbers

0   Goals conceded throughout the tournament (5 games)
1   Number of U.S. hat tricks during the tournament (Lloyd)
2   Number of players who scored at least 1 goal in every game they played in (Heath & Morgan, they each played in four matches)
3   Number of individual tournament honors awarded to the USA: Golden Ball (Ertz), Golden Boot (Morgan) and Fair Play Award
3   Number of braces Alex Morgan scored during the tournament (vs. MEX, TRI & JAM)
4   Players saw action in all five games (Dahlkemper, Ertz, Horan and Lavelle)
4   Players that scored at least one brace during WCQ (Morgan, Heath, Lavelle and Rapinoe)

5   Number of assists Lindsey Horan had during WCQ, most on the team
5   Opening goals in each match (5 games) that were scored inside the 10-minute mark (Rapinoe 3rd min. vs. MEX; Mewis 5th min. vs. PAN; Morgan 9th min. vs. TRI; Heath 2nd min. vs. JAM; Lavelle 2nd min. vs. CAN)
5   Number of shutouts the USA earned during the tournament (Naeher (4), and Harris)
6   Number of Concacaf Women’s World Cup qualifying Tournaments the WNT has won in its history
6   Number of braces scored by U.S. players during the tournament (Morgan (3), Lavelle, Heath and Rapinoe (one each))
7   Number of goals scored by Alex Morgan, which was the most in the tournament and earned her the Golden Boot
8   Date in December that the 2019 FIFA WWC Draw will take place. It will be in Paris

10  Number of players who scored throughout the tournament: Morgan (7 goals), Heath (4), Lloyd (3), Rapinoe (3), Lavelle (3), Ertz (2), Dunn, Horan, Press and Mewis
14  Number of total shots against the USA allowed throughout the tournament (five games)
17  The USA was the 17th country to book its spot in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World cup in France
18  Number of WCQ appearances in Carli Lloyd’s career, a U.S. WNT record
19  Number of total assists for the USA during the tournament, which were registered by nine different players
20  Number of players that saw action during the tournament, which was the entire roster
26  Number of goals the U.S. WNT scored throughout the tournament
32  The USA has won 32 games in World Cup qualifying history out of 33 games contested. The only loss came in 2010 vs. Mexico.

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WNT Oct 22, 2018
US Soccer

2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Third Qualifying Round Schedule Confirmed

CHICAGO (Oct. 22, 2018) - The Draw for the third round of Open Division Local Qualifying was conducted today and will pit 28 aspiring amateur clubs against one another on the road to the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer's National Championship.

U.S. Soccer held the draw to determine the match-ups for the third qualifying round earlier today at Soccer House in Chicago.

All 14 games in the third qualifying round will be played Nov. 17-18 in venues across the country. The exact pairing for one Central Region matchup will be determined when Celtic Cowboys Premier and Motagua New Orleans face each other in a second qualifying round game, rescheduled to Nov. 11 due to saturated pitches after recent rainstorms in central Texas. The winner will host amateur power NTX Rayados.

Five of the clubs still alive reached the tournament’s First Round in 2018. They include Christos FC (Md.), FC Denver (Colo.), NTX Rayados (Texas), Rochester Lancers 2 (N.Y.) (previously named the Rochester River Dogz), and Santa Ana Winds FC (Calif.). Other notable survivors include three-time U.S. Open Cup champion New York Pancyprian Freedoms (1980, 1982-83) and Cal FC (Calif.), who made a memorable run to the Round of 16 in 2012 by defeating Major League Soccer (Division I) side Portland Timbers.

Follow all the action on @OpenCup on Instagram and Twitter as well as ussoccer.com.

The available number of berths into the First Round of the 2019 U.S. Open Cup will be determined by the Open Cup Committee at a later date. If a fourth qualifying round is needed, it will be scheduled for either March 9-10 or April 6-7 of 2019.

2019 U.S. Open Cup Open Division Local Qualifying Third Round Schedule

Northeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 17

GPS Omens (Mass.) vs. Safira FC (Mass.)

10 a.m. ET

The Fortress; Boston, Mass.

TBD

New York Pancyprian Freedoms (N.Y.) vs. West Chester Predators (Pa.)

TBD

TBD

Mid-Atlantic Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 18

Virginia United (Va.) vs. Christos FC (Md.)

5 p.m. ET

Howison Homestead Soccer Complex - Field 1; Manassas, Va.

Nov. 18

Rochester Lancers 2 (N.Y.) vs. World Class Premier Elite FC (Md.)

5 p.m. ET

Roberts Wesleyan Turf Field; Rochester, N.Y.

Southeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 17

America Soccer Club (Fla.) vs. Soda City FC Sorinex (S.C.)

8:30 p.m. ET

West Orange High School; Winter Garden, Fla.

Nov. 18

Hurricane FC (Fla.) vs. Florida Soccer Soldiers (Fla.)

6 p.m. ET

Seacrest Soccer Complex - Field 1; Delray Beach, Fla.

Central Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 17

Livonia City FC (Mich.) vs. FC Maritsa (Mo.)

8 p.m. ET

Total Sports Complex - Old Trafford; Wixom, Mich.

Nov. 17

Motagua New Orleans (La.) vs. NTX Rayados (Texas)

7 p.m. CT

Pan American Stadium; New Orleans, La.

   -or-

Nov. 18

Celtic Cowboys Premier (Texas) vs. NTX Rayados (Texas)

3 p.m. CT

Round Rock Multipurpose Complex – Field 1, Round Rock, Texas

Mountain Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 17

Southwest FC (Texas) vs. San Juan FC (Utah)

7:30 p.m. MT

Pebble Hills High School; El Paso, Texas

Nov. 18

FC Denver (Colo.) vs. Gam United Football Club (Colo.)

1:30 p.m. MT

Aurora Sports Park - Field 1; Aurora, Colo.

Southern California Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 17

Santa Ana Winds FC (Calif.) vs. Buena Park FC (Calif.)

7 p.m. PT

Lake Forest Sports Park - Field A; Lake Forest, Calif.

Nov. 18

Cal FC (Calif.) vs. California United FC II (Calif.)

7:30 p.m. PT

Calabasas High School; Calabasas, Calif.

West Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 17

Oakland Stompers (Calif.) vs. Academica SC (Calif.)

7:30 p.m. PT

Raimondi Park; Oakland, Calif.

Nov. 18

IPS/Marathon Taverna (Ore.) vs. JASA RWC (Calif.)

7 p.m. PT

Buckman Field Park; Portland, Ore.

About the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

Entering its 106th year, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup - U.S. Soccer's National Championship - has crowned a champion annually since 1914. The tournament is conducted on a single-game, knockout basis and open to all professional and amateur teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor United States soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.

ussoccer.com is the official website of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Fans and media will be able to stream many of the games of the 2019 competition from there in addition to enjoying comprehensive video and written coverage of the tournament. Follow the Open Cup on Twitter and Instagram @OpenCup and Facebook @OfficialOpenCup.

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the United States and the world's third-longest-continuously-running open soccer tournament.

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U.S. Open Cup Oct 22, 2018

Alex Morgan is Scoring Goals and That’s Good for Everyone (Except Those Playing Against Her)

Alex Morgan is in the business of scoring goals. And business is booming.

In her last 24 games playing for the U.S. Women’s National Team, Morgan has scored 24 times. They’ve come in a multitude of ways – from the penalty spot, headers, blistering drives and breakaways. She’s scored game-winners and braces, against Japan on July 26 at the 2018 Tournament of Nations, she bagged a hat trick. It was the fourth of her career.

Morgan then added not one, or two, but three braces during the 2018 Concacaf Women's Championship, one in each group game she played in, and another against Jamaica in the crucial semifinal win that booked the U.S. a spot in France 2019. A single goal vs. Canada in the title game on Oct. 17 would give her 7 total - the most of any player - and would make her the Golden Boot winner as the tournament's leading scorer.

She’s been scoring for the USA since 2010, and since scoring goals is perhaps the most difficult part of the game, there have been periods of great form and a few dry spells. But the past year has been impressive even by the high standards we’ve come to expect from the 29-year-old.

It’s always been clear that when Morgan is in the zone, opposing defenses are in for a long night.

This 24-game run – in which the USA has not lost – began in the latter half of 2017 after she returned from her six-month stint at Olympique Lyonnais, lasted through the final seven games of 2017, then continued into 2018.

The current streak began in the final game of the 2017 Tournament of Nations and now more than a year later, she’s still on a roll. She closed 2017 with seven goals in seven games (which made her the team’s top scorer for the year) and has a team-leading 17 goals in 17 games in 2018.

In a span of a few months, Morgan has put herself within striking distance of 100 goals. Currently at 97, she would become the seventh woman in U.S. history to reach the century mark and join a highly exclusive club which features Abby Wambach, Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, Michelle Akers, Tiffeny Milbrett and Carli Lloyd. Even more impressively, she is on pace to achieve this feat in less caps (currently at 151 after the Canada game on Oct. 17) than four of those six legends (Wambach and Akers scored goal No. 100 in their 129th cap; Hamm scored in her 155th cap) and could become the third youngest player in WNT history to reach 100. Wambach scored her 100th goal just after her 29th birthday and Hamm reached 100 when she was 26-and-a-half-years old.

Morgan’s first WNT goal came on Oct. 2, 2010 against China PR. She played in eight games that year and scored four goals. She followed that up with six goals in 2011 and had a breakthrough performance at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.

In 2012, Morgan had one of the best scoring years in U.S. history, tallying a remarkable 28 goals with 21 assists to lead the team in both categories. Her goal total was the third-best in U.S. history behind only Michelle Akers (39 in 1991) and Wambach (31 in 2004) and her assist total was tied for second-best in U.S. history behind only Hamm (22 in 2004) and tied with Carin Gabarra (21 in 1991). She also helped the USA to the gold medal at the London Olympics, scoring the epic 123rdminute game-winner in the semifinal final that is still the latest goal in FIFA history, and earned personal recognition when she finished third for the FIFA Player of the Year award and was named the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year for the first time.

The next two years for Morgan were unfortunately plagued by injuries. In 2013, she missed a few games but still played 811 minutes in 12 games and scored six goals with four assists. She spent much of 2014 finishing her recovery but returned to play in seven matches, starting four, while scoring five goals with four assists before she suffered an ankle injury in the second match of the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship that kept her out for the rest of the year.

She rounded into shape just in time to participate in her second World Cup at the senior level and she was a key member of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champions. She came off the bench in the first two games as she regained her fitness, but then got the start in the final group game against Nigeria and started all four knock-out round games. She played in 22 of the USA’s 26 games that year and scored seven goals. She got back to her old self in 2016 when she found the net 17 times, including what was probably the best goal of the year on March 9 against Germany in the SheBelieves Cup.

Her 2017-18 has been even more impressive, and not just because of her scoring rate, but because the goals are coming against elite talent at a time when the level of play worldwide is increasingly competitive.

With a trip booked to France and two away games left to play, the intensity of play is only increasing. And while the U.S. Women know that nothing is given and everything is earned, with Morgan in her current form, fans are surely looking forward to an entertaining few months ahead.

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WNT Oct 22, 2018
US Soccer

Mark Carr Names U.S. Roster for 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

CHICAGO (Oct. 22, 2018) – U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team head coach Mark Carr has named the 21 players who will represent the United States at the 2018 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in Uruguay from Nov. 13 – Dec. 1.

The USA kicks off a challenging Group C on Wed., Nov. 14 against Cameroon (1 p.m. ET), faces Korea DPR on Sat., Nov. 17 (1 p.m. ET) and wraps up the group stage against Germany on Wed., Nov. 21 (4 p.m. ET). All of the USA’s matches will be broadcast on FS2.

Carr named the final roster after the conclusion of the U.S. Soccer U-17 Women’s Invitational in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., where the USA finished off its World Cup prep with matches against Colombia, Mexico and England. Since the start of the cycle in April 2016, the U-17s have tested themselves against 15 different National Teams over the course of 17 training camps/events and have compiled a 23-2-6 international record.

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2001 are eligible for the World Cup. The U.S. roster is made up of 15 players born in 2001, five born in 2002 and one born in 2003.

Sixteen players participated in the 2017-18 inaugural season of the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy, with seven picking up Academy Conference Best XI honors last year.

“In the international game, you've got to have different individual skill sets that will ultimately all put their talents into the team,” Carr said. “On this roster, you've got high levels of soccer intelligence, you've got creativity, you've got pure athleticism, you've got technicians that can control the game and run the game. And as with any American team, it's full of spirit, competitiveness, desire to improve and it’s ultimately designed to win at the highest levels.”

2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Roster by Position (College or Club; Hometown; U-17 Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Angelina Anderson (Mustang Soccer Club; Danville, Calif.; 14/0), Julia Dohle (New York City FC; Scarsdale, N.Y.; 5/0), Lindsey Romig (IMG Academy; Midlothian, Va.; 9/0)
DEFENDERS (6): Michela Agresti (FC Stars; Swampscott, Mass.; 16/2), Talia DellaPeruta (Tophat; Cumming, Ga.; 24/1), Samar Guidry (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas; 4/0), Smith Hunter (Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.; 15/0), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.; 18/3), Natalia Staude (Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.; 18/0)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Hannah Bebar (Eclipse Select SC; Naperville, Ill.; 12/2), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy Soccer Club; Davis, Calif.; 26/11), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.; 26/5), Sophia Jones (San Jose Earthquakes; Menlo Park, Calif.; 16/1), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.; 20/2)
FORWARDS (7): Trinity Byars (Solar Soccer Club; Richardson, Texas; 3/0), Jordan Canniff (Washington Spirit Academy – Maryland; California, Md.; 25/9), Isabella D’Aquila (So Cal Blues; Mission Viejo, Calif.; 14/9), Sunshine Fontes (Hawaii Rush; Wahiawa, Hawaii; 29/22), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars; Douglas, Mass.; 22/8), Samantha Meza (Solar Soccer Club; Dallas, Texas; 19/2); Trinity Rodman (So Cal Blues; Laguna Niguel, Calif.; 6/2)

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U-17 WNT Oct 22, 2018
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