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USA Cements Position Atop Group B With 1-0 Win vs. Mexico in World Cup Qualifying

ST. GEORGES, Grenada (March 6, 2016) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team notched an important 1-0 victory against Mexico thanks to Ashley Sanchez’s 73rd minute goal in Group B play at the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship. 

The USA now sits alone atop Group B with six points, while Mexico slips to second in a tie with Costa Rica on three points after the Central Americans scored a last-gasp 3-2 win against Jamaica in the day’s early game. The U.S. next plays Costa Rica on Tuesday and will advance to the tournament semifinals as the winner of Group B with a win or draw.

In Group A, Haiti and Canada, who face each other next, are tied with six points each at the top of the table, with Haiti gaining the edge due to a superior goal differential.   

The USA was the superior team throughout the match, carving out numerous goal scoring chances, but received a crucial defensive play from captain Kiara Pickett, who cleared a Mexico header off the goal line to keep the score knotted at zero toward the end of the first half. Pickett then supplied the killer assist on Sanchez’s game-winning goal in the second half.

The U.S. finishes group play on Tuesday, March 8 against Costa Rica (12 p.m. ET) with the match broadcast on FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Sports Go.

Goal Scoring Rundown: 
USA – Ashley Sanchez (Kiara Pickett), 73rd minute: The game winning play began at the back for the USA, with Naomi Girma swinging the ball out wide to Kiara Pickett on the left wing. Pickett sent a one-time pass over the Mexico back line that Ashley Sanchez ran on to and lifted over the onrushing Mexico goalkeeper into the center of the vacated goal. USA 1, MEX 0 (SEE GOAL) FINAL

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
USA – Kiara Pickett, 39th minute: On a corner kick, Mexico’s Kimberly Rodriguez was able to get an clear header on goal, but Pickett was stationed on the USA’s right post and blocked the shot before clearing the ball from danger and preventing the U.S. from falling behind just before the half.

Next on the Schedule: The U.S. will wrap up World Cup Qualifying group play against Costa Rica on March 8 (12 p.m. ET; FOX Soccer Plus) at Grenada National Stadium in St. Georges, Grenada. Click here for the full tournament schedule.

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- U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Match Report - 

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Mexico U-17 Women’s National Team
Date: March 6, 2016
Competition: 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship – Group B
Venue: Grenada National Stadium; St. George’s, Grenada
Weather: 84 degrees; Sunny

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

USA – Ashley Sanchez (Kiara Pickett)                      73rd minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Laurel Ivory; 15-Kennedy Wesley, 16-Karina Rodriguez, 4-Naomi Girma, 9-Kiara Pickett (capt.); 18-Jaelin Howell, 8-Briana Pinto, 3-Sophia Smith (7-Alexa Spaanstra, 66), 10-Ashley Sanchez, 13-Rachel Jones (20-Frankie Tagliaferri, 45); 14-Civana Kuhlmann (19-Kate Wiesner, 72)
Subs Not Used: 2-Taryn Torres, 6-Emily Smith, 11-Izzy Rodriguez, 12-Hillary Beall, 17-Jordan Canniff
Not available: 5-Sydney Zandi
Head Coach: B.J. Snow

MEX: 1-Kelsey Brann; 2-Ashley Soto, 4-Kimberly Rodriguez, 13-Akemi Yokoyama, 14-Reyna Reyes; 17-Luisa Delgado (19-Gabriela Juarez, 69), 20-Maricarmen Reyes, 8-Alexia Delgado (capt.), 18-Veronica Avalos (7-Dayana Cazares, 58); 9-Daniela Espinosa, 10-Montserrat Hernandez (11-Jacqueline Ovalle, 85)
Subs Not Used: 3-Alessandra Ramirez, 5-Jimena Lopez, 6-Vanessa Gonzalez, 12-Miriam Aguirre, 15-Alma Lopez, 16-Alexandra Martinez
Head Coach: Christopher Cuellar 

Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 12 / 6
Shots on Goal: 5 / 0
Saves: 6 / 7
Corner Kicks: 7 / 1
Fouls: 15 / 13
Offside: 0 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
MEX – Reyna Reyes (caution)                       18th minute

Officials:
Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (CAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Suzanne Morrisset (CAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Shannon Gibson (BRB)
4th Official: Joanne Monestime (HAI)

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- U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Match Report - 

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Mexico U-17 Women’s National Team
Date: March 6, 2016
Competition: 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship – Group B
Venue: Grenada National Stadium; St. George’s, Grenada
Weather: 84 degrees; mostly sunny 

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

USA – Ashley Sanchez (Kiara Pickett)                      73rd minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Laurel Ivory; 15-Kennedy Wesley, 16-Karina Rodriguez, 4-Naomi Girma, 9-Kiara Pickett (capt.); 18-Jaelin Howell, 8-Briana Pinto, 3-Sophia Smith (7-Alexa Spaanstra, 66), 10-Ashley Sanchez, 13-Rachel Jones (20-Frankie Tagliaferri, 45); 14-Civana Kuhlmann (19-Kate Wiesner, 72)
Subs Not Used: 2-Taryn Torres, 6-Emily Smith, 11-Izzy Rodriguez, 12-Hillary Beall, 17-Jordan Canniff
Not available: 5-Sydney Zandi
Head Coach: B.J. Snow

MEX: 1-Kelsey Brann; 2-Ashley Soto, 4-Kimberly Rodriguez, 13-Akemi Yokoyama, 14-Reyna Reyes; 17-Luisa Delgado (19-Gabriela Juarez, 69), 20-Maricarmen Reyes, 8-Alexia Delgado (capt.), 18-Veronica Avalos (7-Dayana Cazares, 58); 9-Daniela Espinosa, 10-Montserrat Hernandez (11-Jacqueline Ovalle, 85)
Subs Not Used: 3-Alessandra Ramirez, 5-Jimena Lopez, 6-Vanessa Gonzalez, 12-Miriam Aguirre, 15-Alma Lopez, 16-Alexandra Martinez
Head Coach: Christopher Cuellar 

Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 12 / 6
Shots on Goal: 5 / 0
Saves: 6 / 7
Corner Kicks: 7 / 1
Fouls: 15 / 13
Offside: 0 / 1 

Misconduct Summary:
MEX – Reyna Reyes (caution)                      18th minute

Officials:
Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (CAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Suzanne Morrisset (CAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Shannon Gibson (BRB)
4th Official: Joanne Monestime (HAI)

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U-17 WNT Heads to Training Camp in San Diego with U-16 GNT

CHICAGO (Sept. 6, 2018) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will gather from Sept. 7-18 at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, California for the second-to-last event before heading to Uruguay the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

U.S. U-17 WNT head coach Mark Carr has named 24 players to the roster, almost all of whom have seen significant time with the U.S. team this year. Twelve of the players helped the USA win the 2018 Concacaf U-17 Women’s Championship.

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2001 are age-eligible for the U-17 Women’s World Cup, and for this roster, Carr chose 17 players born in 2001, but also included five players born in 2002 and two 15-year-olds born in 2003.

The U.S. U-16 GNT will hold a concurrent camp at the EATC, also featuring 24 players, with 18 born 2002, five in 2003 and one in 2004 in forward Allyson Sentnor.

The USA will begin its FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup on Nov. 14 against Cameroon and will face 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup champion Korea DPR on Nov. 17 before finishing group play against Germany on Nov. 21.

The USA’s first two games will be played at Estadio Alberto Suppici in Colonia del Sacramento and the Germany match will take place at Estadio Charrúa in the capital of Montevideo. The third tournament venue is Estadio Domingo Burgueño Miguel in Maldonado. All three venues are on the southwest coast of Uruguay.

The 16 teams that will participate in the sixth FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup are host Uruguay, Brazil and Colombia from South America, the USA, Mexico and Canada from Concacaf, Ghana, Cameroon and South Africa from Africa, Korea Republic, Korea DPR and Japan from Asia, Finland, Germany and Spain from Europe, and New Zealand from Oceania.

U.S. U-17 goalkeeper Angelina Anderson returns to the roster after serving as a back-for for the U.S. team at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France.

The roster also once again features a pair of twins in Michela and Samantha Agresti, who play for FC Stars of Massachusetts. Michela, a member of the USA’s Concacaf qualifying team, has 14 caps and two goals for the U-17s. Samantha has two caps, earned in the recent matches against South Korea.

U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Angelina Anderson (Mustang FC; Danville, Calif.), Halle Mackiewcz (Real Colorado; Broomfield, Colo.), Lindsey Romig (IMG Academy; Midlothian, Virg.)                                                   

DEFENDERS (8): Michela Agresti (FC Stars, Swampscott, Mass.), Samantha Agresti (FC Stars; Swampscott, Mass.) Talia DellaPeruta (NTH Tophat; Cumming, Ga.), Samar Guidry (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas), Tori Hansen (NC Courage Academy; Raleigh, N.C.), Smith Hunter (Seattle Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Natalia Staude (Tophat SC; Atlanta, Ga.)                                                          

MIDFIELDERS (6): Hannah Bebar (Eclipse Select SC; Naperville, Ill.), Megan Bornkamp (Charlotte Soccer Academy; Mooresville, N.C.), Sophia Jones (San Jose Earthquakes; Menlo Park, Calif.), Alexis Missimo (Solar; Dallas, Texas), Jadyn Shinn (De Anza Force; Manteca, Calif.), Astrid Wheeler (Concord Fire; Atlanta, Ga.)                     

FORWARDS (7): Trinity Byars (NTH Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.), Isabella D'Aquila (So Cal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.), Mia Fontana (San Jose Earthquakes; Burlingame, Calif.), Sunshine Fontes (Hawaii Rush; Wahiawa, Hawaii), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars; Douglas, Mass.), Samantha Meza (Solar Soccer Club; Dallas, Texas), Trinity Rodman (So Cal Blues; Laguna Niguel, Calif.) 

U.S. U-16 Women’s National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Leah Freeman (Mustang SC; Berkeley, Calif.), Mia Justus (PDA; North Brunswick, N.J.), Neeku Purcell (Seattle Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.)  

DEFENDERS (8): Abby Allen (Lonestar SC; Austin Tex.), Courtney Boone (Legends; West Covina, Calif.), Sally Menti (Crossfire; Seattle, Wash.), Caitlin O'Malley (Nationals; Chesterfield, Mich.), Ayo Oke (NTH Tophat; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Kellie Pagador (Placer United SC; Roseville, Calif.), Madison Perez (Legends; West Covina, Calif.), Elaine Rouse (NC Courage; Cary, N.C.)                                                                              

MIDFIELDERS (5): Aislynn Crowder (Hawaii Rush; Mililani, Hi.), Isabel Loza (Arsenal FC; La Mirada, Calif.), Emily Mathews (Premier Soccer Group; Fraser, Mich.), Michaela Rosenbaum (Santa Rosa United; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Alexis Theoret (FC Virginia DA; Oak Hill, Va.)                                                                           

FORWARDS (8): Dilary Beltran-Heredia (Sporting Blue Valley; Overland Park, Kans.), Kayla Colbert (Arsenal FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Michelle Cooper (Michigan Hawks; Clarkston, Mich.), Kailyn Dudukovich (Cincinnati Academy; West Chester, Ohio), Amber Gilbert (Hawaii Surf; Mililani, Hawaii), Samantha Kroeger (World Class FC; West Milford, N.J.), Alyson Sentnor (South Shore Select; Hanson, Mass.), Reilyn Turner (So Cal Blues; Aliso Viejo, Calif.) 
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Three U.S. Soccer Referees to Represent USA at 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

CHICAGO (Sept. 4, 2018) – Three U.S. Soccer referees have been selected to represent the United States at the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay. FIFA referee Ekaterina Koroleva, and assistant referees Felisha Mariscal and Deleana Quan have received invitations to this year’s U-17 Women’s World Cup, which kicks off November 13. “Congratulations to all three U Read more
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U-17 WNT Draws Korea Republic 2-2 in Second Game at Korea National Team Training Center

PAJU, Korea Republic (Aug. 21, 2018) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team scored twice in the second half to erase a 2-0 deficit and draw the Korea Republic 2-2 in the second of two matches between the teams at the Korea Republic National Training Center. The teams tied 4-4 on Aug. 18 in a wild back-and-forth match, but today the USA fell behind when the Koreans scored in the 37th Read more
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U-17 WNT Draws Korea Republic, 4-4, at Korea National Training Center

PAJU, Korea Republic (Aug. 18, 2018) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team played a wild back-and-forth contest in the first of two matches against its counterpart from the Korea Republic, ending in a 4-4 draw that saw both teams score twice in each half. The teams will play again on August 21. “It was an incredible experience for our players to play a talented South Korea te Read more
U-17 WNT Aug 18, 2018

U-17 WNT Will Train at U.S. Soccer NTC, Travel to South Korea for Two Matches

CHICAGO (Aug. 6, 2018) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will train at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., from Aug. 8-11 before traveling to South Korea for two matches as the preparations for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup continue. U.S. U-17 WNT head coach Mark Carr has named 24 players to the roster, almost all of whom have seen significa Read more
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U-17 WNT to Camp at NDC in Kansas City After Qualifying for 2018 World Cup

CHICAGO (July 12, 2018) – U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team head coach Mark Carr has named 28 players to the roster for a training camp running from July 12-22 at the new U.S. Soccer National Development Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The camp marks the first for a U.S. Women’s National Team at the state-of-the-art facility that opened in January.

This is the USA’s first event since winning the 2018 Concacaf U-17 Women’s Championship that was completed in early June in Bradenton, Florida, and won by the USA.

Carr called just 10 players from the team that helped the USA qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, to be held in Uruguay in November. Defender Kate Wiesner suffered a serious knee injury while playing for the LAFC Slammers during the U-18/U-19 Development Academy Championship Game and has been ruled out of the World Cup.

This camp gives Carr the chance to see some players who have been on previous camp rosters as well as to evaluate a group of new players. The goal is to continue providing opportunities in the lead-up to the World Cup.

“Obviously, we are very excited to be at the NDC in Kansas City,” said Carr. “It will be inspiring for our young players, and it will set the standard as we start to build and prepare for the U-17 FIFA World Cup. After qualifying, we wanted to make sure that we looked at the whole U-17 WNT pool again and reward top performers in both the Development Academy and in our younger Girls’ National Teams. We’ve evaluated everyone individually and determined which players needed more programming and who needed a bit of a break. It has been an intensive period for all National Team players coming off the club season and World Cup qualifying, and with the injuries we’ve suffered and the schedule ahead, it’s important to open up the pool now, and then narrow it once again as we get closer to the World Cup.”

The cut-off date to be eligible for the U-17 Women’s World Cup is players born on or after Jan. 1, 2001. For this roster, Carr chose 20 players born in 2001 but also included five players born in 2002 and three 15-year-olds born in 2003.

The USA will begin its U-17 Women’s World Cup on Nov. 14 against Cameroon and will face 2016 U-17 Women’s World Cup champion Korea DPR on Nov. 17 before finishing group play against Germany on Nov. 21.

The USA’s first two games will be played at Estadio Alberto Suppici in Colonia del Sacramento and the Germany match will take place at Estadio Charrúa in the capital of Montevideo. The third tournament venue is Estadio Domingo Burgueño Miguel in Maldonado. All three venues are on the southwest coast of Uruguay.

The 16 teams that will participate in the sixth U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup are host Uruguay, Brazil and Colombia from South America, the USA, Mexico and Canada from Concacaf, Ghana, Cameroon and South Africa from Africa, Korea Republic, Korea DPR and Japan from Asia, Finland, Germany and Spain from Europe, and New Zealand from Oceania.

U-17 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Rachael Black (SC del Sol; Phoenix, Ariz.), Julia Dohle (New York City FC; Scarsdale, N.Y.), Halle Mackiewicz (Real Colorado; Broomfield, Colo.), Lindsey Romig (IMG Academy; Midlothian, Va.)                                                                             

DEFENDERS (11): Michela Agresti (FC Stars of Mass.; Swampscott, Mass.), Talia DellaPeruta (NTH Tophat; Cumming, Ga.), Samar Guidry (FC Dallas; McKinney, Tex.), Tori Hansen (NC Courage Academy; Raleigh, N.C.), Madison Haugen (Concorde Fire SC; Cumming, Ga.), Smith Hunter (Seattle Reign; Seattle, Wash.), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Kellie Pagador (Placer United; Roseville, Calif.), Nicole Payne (Concorde Fire FC; Birmingham, Ala.), Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.), Lawson Willis ( Colorado Rush; Centennial; Colo.) 

MIDFIELDERS (7): Hannah Bebar (Eclipse Select; Naperville, Ill.), Isabella Cook (Eclipse Select; Elmhurst, Ill.), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.), Madison Mercado (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Alexis Missimo (Solar Chelsea; Southlake, Tex.), Jadyn Shinn (San Jose Earthquakes; Manteca, Calif.), Ellis Wheeler (FC Virginia; Fairfax Station, Va.) 

FORWARDS (6): Trinity Byars (Solar SC; Richardson, Tex.), Isabella D'Aquila (So Cal Blues; Mission Viejo), Mia Fontana (San Jose Earthquakes; Burlingame, Calif.), Diana Ordonez (FC Dallas; Prosper, Tex.), Trinity Rodman (So Cal Blues; Laguna Niguel), Taeya Schueppert (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
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Squad Goals: Women's & Girls' YNTs Rack Up Successes

The United States Youth Women’s and Girls’ National Teams have several primary responsibilities.

First and foremost, to provide educational, competitive, fun and nurturing environments that will accelerate the development of talented players to their maximum potential, while setting them on a path to one day potentially represent the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Watching players grow through the YNT programs to represent the USA in World Cups and Olympic games – a path that almost every current U.S. WNT player has followed – is extremely satisfying for all the coaches and staff members who are involved in the process.

Along the way, winning games and tournaments is also a ton of fun.

And even though the USA’s Youth National Teams have been wildly successful during their long history, the past two years have been especially fruitful. Of course, the youth club teams of all the players in the YNT pools play a critical and invaluable role in developing players away from the National Team environment, which leads to another responsibility of the YNTs: liaising with the clubs to make sure they have a concrete understanding of what it takes for players to play internationally.

Over the past two years, when those players assemble and put on the U.S. Soccer crest, the results have been especially stellar.

From the start of 2017 to date, the USA’s six youngest Women’s and Girls’ Youth National Teams – the U-15s, U-16s, U-17s, U-18s, U-19s and U-20s – have played 84 international matches and have a lot to show for it. The entire program has gone 59-11-14 during that period while winning eight different tournaments. That’s a 78 percent win percentage and eight trophy lifts. Some of these competitions have come while “playing up” against older competition, especially for the U-18s and U-19s.

Combined 2017 & 2018 U.S. Women’s and Girls YNT Records

Team

Record (W-L-T)

GF

GA

U-15 GNT

3-0-1

13

6

U-16 GNT

11-1-0

44

8

U-17 WNT

21-1-4

96

18

U-18 WNT

5-2-4

22

18

U-19 WNT

3-3-0

11

9

U-20 WNT

16-4-5

66

26

“Our coaches are extremely focused on coaching age-appropriately, teaching our style of play in attacking and defending, and playing older opponents as often as possible,” U.S. Women’s Youth National Team Director April Heinrichs said. “Quite honestly, we’re less focused on results than in the past and more focused on selecting good soccer players and how to teach how we want to play.” 

Quality players playing against strong teams is a formula that helps breed success. Those 84 matches have come against 30 different countries, from women’s soccer powers France, Germany, Japan, Brazil, England, Australia, Canada, Spain, the Netherlands and China, to developing women’s soccer nations such as Mexico, Switzerland, Italy, Haiti, Argentina, Belgium, Portugal, Chile and Venezuela.

The U-17 WNT, whose only loss of this cycle came in a wild 5-4 contest away to China in July of 2017, beat Japan three times this year, and recently downed Mexico to win the 2018 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship. The U-20 WNT has yet to lose in 2018, and even picked up wins against the U-23 sides of Sweden and Italy. Although the U-20s were edged by Mexico in penalty kicks in its Concacaf championship game, they’ve beaten the U-20s from France, England and Germany over the past four months which shows that both the U-17s and the U-20s are rounding into fine form ahead of their respective World Cups later this year.

A sign of the health of the USA’s Youth WNT programs, which is even more important than wins and losses, is the number of Under-20 aged players who have already seen time with the full National Team.

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