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2016 Slovakia Cup

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England Takes Down Finland 6-0 to Stay in Running For 2017 Nike Friendlies Tournament Title

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (December 11, 2017) – The England Under-20 Women’s National Team scored three times in each half to defeat Finland, 6-0 on the final day of play at the 2017 Women’s Nike International Friendlies.

With the win, England (7 points; +7 goal difference) has a chance to win the tournament title if the USA and Brazil draw or if Brazil defeats the USA tournament finale. If the U.S. defeats Brazil, the USA will tie England on points with seven each, but will win the tournament based on goal difference.

England came out on the front foot and scored its first goal in the 18th minute. Niamh Charles had an excellent run down the left side and found Kess Elmore on the right, slipping her a pass through a couple of defenders. Elmore did well to finish from a tough angle to the far post for the first goal of the afternoon.

In the 18th minute, Zoe Cross took a shot that deflected off a Finland defender, causing the ball to bounce out of reach of Finland’s wrong-footed goalkeeper Henriikka Mäkelä.

Rianna Dean scored the next two goals for England, the first in the 38th minute after a slick pass from Charles – her third assist– and again in the 55th with a terrific header following a great cross from Charles. 

England was not done scoring an added two more to its tally as the Young Lionesses pushed to make up the goal difference between themselves and the USA, but they ultimately fell short and will need a Brazil win or tie to win the tournament.

In the 79th, Cross was taken down inside the box by Finland’s Maaria Roth. Georgia Allen stepped up to take the kick and converted for the 5-0 England advantage. Ten minutes later, second-half substitute Ellie Brazil finished from short range for the final 6-0 score line.

England will now await the result of the USA vs. Brazil game set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET before the 2017 Women’s Nike International Friendlies champion can be crowned.

2017 Women’s Nike International Friendlies Standings

Team

GP

W

L

D

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

England

3

2

0

1

7

10

3

+7

USA

2

1

0

1

4

13

4

+9

Brazil

2

1

1

0

3

4

1

+3

Finland

3

0

3

0

0

1

20

-19

2017 Women’s Nike International Friendlies Match Report

Match: Finland U-20 WNT vs. England U-20 WNT
Date: December 11, 2017
Competition: 2017 Women’s Nike International Friendlies
Venue: Premier Sports Complex Stadium; Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Weather: 64 degrees, sunny
Attendance: 50

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F         
FIN                              0          0          0
ENG                            2          4          6         

ENG – Kess Elmore (Niamh Charles)                        7th minute
ENG – Zoe Cross (Niamh Charles)                           18
ENG -- Rianna Dean (Niamh Charles)                       38
ENG – Rianna Dean (Niamh Charles)                       55
ENG – Georgia Allen (penalty kick)                           79
ENG – Ellie Brazil (Georgia Allen)                              89

FIN: 1-Henriikka Mäkelä; 8-Selina Mustajoki (10-Onna Ketola, 81); 6-Emma Santamäki (capt.), 11-Tiia Savolainen, 3-Katriina Kuoksa, 13-Katrina Kuoksa (4-Alina Schrey, 65), 19-Anni Miettunen (17-Alina Kosunen, 81), 2-Nea Lehtola (5-Roosa Toivanen, 85), 16-Juulia Grönlund, 7-Aada Törrönen (14-Teesa Rinkinen, 46), 15-Emilia Ukkonen (9-Ida Raustola, 65)
Subs Not Used: 12-Sonja Tajatalo, 18-Julie Forss, 20-Aino Kröger
Head Coach: Rosa Lappi-Seppala

ENG: 22-Sian Rogers; 3-Mayumi Pacheco (20-Alicia Johnson 42), 5-Grace Fisk (capt.), 12-Taylor Hinds (19-Charlie Wellings 76), 14-Georgia Allen, 10-Zoe Cross, 16-Rianna Dean (9-Ellie Brazil, 56), 8-Mollie Rouse (4-Chloe Peplow, 56), 11-Niamh Charles, 15-Lucy Parker (2-Anna Patten, 56), 18-Kess Elmore
Subs not used: 6-Lotte Wubben-Moy, 7-Alessia Russo, 17-Rinsola Babajide
Head Coach: Mo Marley

Stats Summary: FIN / ENG             
Shots: 9 / 26
Shots on Goal: 3 / 12
Saves: 6 / 3
Corner Kicks: 3 / 11
Fouls: 12 / 5
Offside: 0 / 3

Misconduct Summary:
FIN – Tiia Savolainen (caution)                      51st minute
ENG – Ellie Brazil (caution)                            83
FIN -- Juulia Grönlund (caution)                     87

Officials:
Referee: Ceciah Valero (USA)
Assistant Referee: Adrienne McDonald (USA)
Assistant Referee: Rachel Smith (USA)
Fourth Official: Natalie Simon (USA)

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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
2-1 W Myjava; Slovakia Hunsinger, Da Silva
1-3 L Senica; Slovakia Agu
2-1 W Bernolákovo; Slovakia McKennie, own goal
5-1 W Modranka; Slovakia Barbir, Hunsinger, Vazquez, McKennie, Espinoza

2016 Slovakia Cup

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
F 6-2 165 Cary, N.C. Capital Area Railhawks
D 6-0 162 Norwalk, Calif. LA Galaxy
D 6-3 175 Allentown, Pa. West Bromwich Albion (England)
M 5-7 138 Palmdale, Calif. Real So Cal
F 5-9 145 Port Chester, N.Y. Orlando City SC Academy
M 5-9 140 San Diego, Calif. Fulham FC (England)
M San Diego, Calif. RSL Arizona
GK Los Angeles, Calif. Queretaro
M Getxo, Spain Athletic Bilbao
F 5-6 138 San Diego, Calif. Club Tijuana
D 5'9 154 Surbiton, England Fulham FC (England)
F 5-8 140 San Diego, Calif. Monterrey (Mexico)
GK Frisco, Texas FC Dallas
M 5-10 140 Mary Esther, Fla. Leg A-Z
D Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento Republic
M 6-1 185 Little Elm, Texas Schalke (Germany)
D 6-2 180 Frisco, Texas FC Dallas
F 6-3 175 Chula Vista, Calif. Club Tijuana
D 5-8 155 San Diego, Calif. New York Cosmos
F 5'8 148 Berlin, N.J. PDA

2016 Slovakia Cup

Colby Agu

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-2

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Cary, N.C.

Club:
Capital Area Railhawks

Hugo Arellano

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
162

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Norwalk, Calif.

Club:
LA Galaxy

Daniel Barbir

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-3

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Allentown, Pa.

Club:
West Bromwich Albion (England)

Eric Calvillo

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Weight:
138

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Palmdale, Calif.

Club:
Real So Cal

Pierre Da Silva

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-9

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Port Chester, N.Y.

Club:
Orlando City SC Academy

Luca De La Torre

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
Fulham FC (England)

Sebastien Des Pres

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
RSL Arizona

Benn Diaz

Position:
Goalkeeper

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.

Club:
Queretaro

Ander

Position:
Midfielder

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Getxo, Spain

Club:
Athletic Bilbao

Ernesto Espinoza

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Weight:
138

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
Club Tijuana

Marlon Fossey

Position:
Defender

Height:
5'9

Weight:
154

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Surbiton, England

Club:
Fulham FC (England)

Joe Gallardo

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-8

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
Monterrey (Mexico)

Benjamin Hale

Position:
Goalkeeper

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Frisco, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Nelson Hunsinger

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Mary Esther, Fla.

Club:
Leg A-Z

Nabilai Kibunguchy

Position:
Defender

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Sacramento, Calif.

Club:
Sacramento Republic

Weston McKennie

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-1

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Little Elm, Texas

Club:
Schalke (Germany)

Hector Montalvo

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-2

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Frisco, Texas

Club:
FC Dallas

Brandon Vazquez

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-3

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:
Club Tijuana

Alexis Velela

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Club:
New York Cosmos

Isaiah Young

Position:
Forward

Height:
5'8

Weight:
148

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Berlin, N.J.

Club:
PDA

USA Schedule

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
April 25 USA vs. Georgia 5-1 W Modranka; Slovakia
April 26 USA vs. Ukraine 2-1 W Bernolákovo; Slovakia
April 28 USA vs. Slovakia 3-1 L Senica; Slovakia

2016 Slovakia Cup Statistics


Record: 2-1-0

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Agu, Colby F 2
1 105 1 0 2 0/0
Arellano, Hugo D 2 1 122 0 1 1 1/0
Barbir, Danny D 3 2 200 1 0 2 0/0
Calvillo, Eric M 1 0 23 0 0 0 0/0
Da Silva, Pierre M 3 2 138 0 1 1 1/0
De La Torre, Luca M 3 2 140 0 0 0 1/0
Des Pres, Sebastien M 2 1 77 0 0 0 1/0
Egiluz, Ander M 2
2 120 0 0 0 1/0
Espinoza, Ernesto F 3 2 140 1 0 2 0/0
Fossey, Marlon D 3 2 200 0 1 1 0/0
Gallardo, Joe F 3 1 121 0 0 0 0/0
Hale, Ben GK 1 1 80 0 0 0 0/0
Hunsinger, Nelson M 3 2 140 1 0 2 0/0
Kibunguchy, Nabilai M 2 1 110 0 0 0 1/0
McKennie, Weston M 2 2 160 2 0 4 0/0
Montalvo, Hector D 3
3 170 0 0 0 0/0
Pulisic, Will GK 1 1 80 0 0 0 0/0
Vazquez, Brandon F 3
2 139 1 1 3 0/0
Velela, Alexis D 2
2 78 0 0 0 0/0
Young, Isaiah F 3
1 137 0 1 1 1/0









Own Goal

1

Totals


3/3
3/3 240 8 5 21 7/0

Opponent Totals


3/3
3/3 240 3 3 9 7/0

2016 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Diaz, Benny 1 1 80 1
3
0 3.00 0-1-0
Hale, Ben 1 1 80 5 1 0 1.00 1-0-0
Pulisic, Will 1 1 80 2 1 0 1.00 1-0-0

Totals

3
3 240 8 5 0 1.67 2-1-0

Opponent Totals

3 3 240 5 8 0 2.67
1-2-0

Updated through April  28, 2016


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