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U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team

CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship - Jan. 18-28 - Ato Boldon Stadium; Couva, Trinidad

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
M 5-5 Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. Boston College
D 5-10 Menlo Park, Calif. Stanford
M 5-5 Bellflower, Calif. USC
D 5-5 San Jose, Calif. California Thorns FC
M 5-7 Windsor, Colo. Real Colorado
GK 5-9 Surfside, Fla. Virginia
F 5-7 Vashon, Wash. California
F 5-6 Littleton, Colo. Stanford
GK 5-8 Jacksonville, Florida Virginia Tech
D 5-7 Newbury Park, California USC
D 5-9 East Lansing, Mich. Virginia
D 5-0 Santa Barbra, California Stanford
M 5-5 Durham, N.C. NTH Tophat
D 5-4 Canton, Mich. Ohio State
D 5-5 Torrance, Calif. UCLA
F 5-3 Monrovia, Calif. UCLA
F 5-5 Windsor, Colo. Real Colorado
F 5-6 Frisco, Texas Virginia
F 5-8 Nashville, Tenn. Santa Clara
M 5-7 Lawndale, Calif. UCLA

CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship - Jan. 18-28 - Ato Boldon Stadium; Couva, Trinidad

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.

Club:Boston College

Position:Defender

Height:5-10

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Menlo Park, Calif.

Club:Stanford

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Bellflower, Calif.

Club:USC

Position:Defender

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:San Jose, Calif.

Club:California Thorns FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Windsor, Colo.

Club:Real Colorado

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-9

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Surfside, Fla.

Club:Virginia

Position:Forward

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Vashon, Wash.

Club:California

Position:Forward

Height:5-6

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Littleton, Colo.

Club:Stanford

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-8

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Jacksonville, Florida

Club:Virginia Tech

Position:Defender

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Newbury Park, California

Club:USC

Position:Defender

Height:5-9

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:East Lansing, Mich.

Club:Virginia

Position:Defender

Height:5-0

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Santa Barbra, California

Club:Stanford

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Durham, N.C.

Club:NTH Tophat

Position:Defender

Height:5-4

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Canton, Mich.

Club:Ohio State

Position:Defender

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Torrance, Calif.

Club:UCLA

Position:Forward

Height:5-3

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Monrovia, Calif.

Club:UCLA

Position:Forward

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Windsor, Colo.

Club:Real Colorado

Position:Forward

Height:5-6

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Frisco, Texas

Club:Virginia

Position:Forward

Height:5-8

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Nashville, Tenn.

Club:Santa Clara

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Lawndale, Calif.

Club:UCLA

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Preview: U-20 WNT Continues World Cup Qualifying Quest Against Jamaica

U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team vs. Jamaica
2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship – Group B
Ato Boldon Stadium; Couva, Trinidad & Tobago
6:30 p.m. ET (CONCACAF YouTube Channel)
Jan. 21, 2018 

U-20 WNT TAKES ON REGGAE GIRLZ IN WCQ: The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team will continue the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship on Sunday, Jan. 21 against Jamaica (6:30 p.m. ET). The USA opened the tournament with a 2-0 win over Nicaragua on Friday, as Taryn Torres and Civana Kuhlmann scored. Jamaica endured a rough start to the tournament, dropping its first match 4-0 to Mexico in Friday’s first Group B game.

Sunday’s match will be broadcast live on CONCACAF’s YouTube channel. Follow the U-20 WNT throughout the tournament on ussoccer.com, Twitter (@ussoccer_ynt) and Instagram (@ussoccer_ynt).

2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship
Group B Schedule - USA
Date                Match                         Kickoff (ET)/Result     Broadcast        Venue
Jan. 19             USA vs. Nicaragua      W 2-0                          UDN                Ato Boldon Stadium; Couva, Trinidad
Jan. 21             USA vs. Jamaica         6:30 p.m.                     CONCACAF YouTube Ato Boldon Stadium; Couva, Trinidad
Jan. 23             USA vs. Mexico           3:00 p.m.                       UDN                Ato Boldon Stadium; Couva, Trinidad 

WATCH U-20 WNT QUALIFYING ON UDN: The USA’s third group match will be broadcast live on Univision Deportes Network. In addition, one semifinal match and the tournament final will be carried on the network. All other matches will be streamed on CONCACAF’s YouTube channel.

UDN Broadcast Schedule
Date                Match                          Kickoff (ET)     Broadcast        Venue
Jan. 20           Haiti vs. Costa Rica     5:30 p.m.         UDN                Ato Boldon Stadium; Couva, Trinidad
Jan. 21           Nicaragua vs. Mexico 4:00 p.m.         UDN                Ato Boldon Stadium; Couva, Trinidad
Jan. 22           T&T vs. Costa Rica      5:30 p.m.         UDN                Ato Boldon Stadium; Couva, Trinidad
Jan. 23         USA vs. Mexico          3:00 p.m.         UDN                Ato Boldon Stadium; Couva, Trinidad
Jan. 26             Semifinal 1 (B1 vs. 2A) 3:00 p.m.         UDN                Ato Boldon Stadium; Couva, Trinidad
Jan. 28             Final                            5:30 p.m.         UDN                Ato Boldon Stadium; Couva, Trinidad

USA VS. JAMAICA SERIES:

  • The USA has played Jamaica three times in the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship, all in group play.
  • The USA has won all three games by a 13-1 margin.
  • In both 2006 (4-1 as Amy Rodriguez and Lauren Cheney had goals) and 2010 (6-0 as Christine Nairn and Sydney Leroux scored twice each), the USA opened the tournament against Jamaica.
  • Their most recent meeting came at the 2014 tournament, as the teams squared off in the second group match. The USA’s goals came from current NWSL players Savannah Jordan (Houston Dash) and McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue FC), and current U.S. WNT midfielder Andi Sullivan.
  • Jamaica’s head coach is Lorne Donaldson, the club coach for U.S. players Sophia Smith and Jaelin Howell at Real Colorado. (LINK)

GROUP B STANDINGS AND RESULTS:

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

Mexico

1

1

0

0

4

0

4

3

United States

1

1

0

0

2

0

2

3

Nicaragua

1

0

1

0

0

-2

0

0

Jamaica

1

0

1

0

0

-4

0

0

Date                Match                                   Result           Venue
Jan. 19             Mexico vs. Jamaica     4-0                Ato Boldon Stadium; Couva, Trinidad
Jan. 19            USA vs. Nicaragua      W 2-0           Ato Boldon Stadium; Couva, Trinidad

KICKING OFF WITH A WIN: The USA dominated possession against Nicaragua, controlling the ball for more than 70 percent of the match and outshooting La Azul y Blanco 19-3. While Nicaragua had the first promising scoring opportunity, the relentless American attack broke through in the 17th minute. Savannah DeMelo connected with Taryn Torres on a cross in front of the net and Torres hammered it home for the game’s opening score.

Kuhlmann’s goal came just after halftime, when Jaelin Howell forced a turnover and slid the ball to the forward on a run towards the net. Kuhlmann slotted it into the corner for her ninth goal in 13 U-20 caps. The victory marked head coach Jitka Klimkova’s first in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying and extended the USA’s undefeated streak in the tournament to 21.

ROCKY START FOR REGGAE GIRLZ: Jamaica will look to bounce back in its match against the red, white and blue after a tough 4-0 loss to Mexico. El Tri barraged the Jamaican defense with 32 shots, compared to just four from the Caribbean squad. 

2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship Roster (College or Club; Hometown; Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (2): Laurel Ivory (Virginia; Surfside, Fla.; 6/0), Amanda McGlynn (Virginia Tech; Jacksonville, Fla.; 2/0) 
DEFENDERS (7): Tierna Davidson (Stanford; Menlo Park, Calif.; 6/0), Naomi Girma (California Thorns FC; 6/0; San Jose, Calif.), Tara McKeown (USC; Mission Viejo, Calif.; 11/0), Zoe Morse (Virginia; East Lansing, Mich.; 10/0), Kiara Pickett (Stanford; Santa Barbara, Calif.; 3/0), Isabel Rodriguez (Ohio State; Canton, Mich.; 9/0), Karina Rodriguez (UCLA; Torrance, Calif.; 4/0)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Samantha Coffey (Boston College; Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.; 8/1), Savannah DeMelo (USC; Bellflower, Calif.; 24/4), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.; 13/0), Brianna Pinto (NTH Tophat; Durham, N.C.; 9/0), Viviana Villacorta (UCLA; Lawndale, Calif.; 11/1)
FORWARDS (6): Abigail Kim (California; Vashon, Wash.; 12/3), Civana Kuhlmann (Stanford; Littleton, Colo.; 13/9), Ashley Sanchez (UCLA; Monrovia, Calif.; 21/6), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.; 11/8), Taryn Torres (Virginia; Frisco, Texas; 4/2), Kelsey Turnbow (Santa Clara; Nashville, Tenn.; 9/2)

JAMAICA ROSTER (CLUB)
GOALKEEPERS (2): Yazmeen Jamieson (Ontario University/CAN); Sydney Schneider (Match Fit Academy/USA)
DEFENDERS (7): Nevillegail Able (Waterhouse FC/JAM); Emily Caza (Seton Hall University/USA); Chyanne Dennis (University of South Florida/USA); Madiya Harriot (Vanderbilt University/USA); Jadyn Matthews (Orlando City Soccer Club/USA); Erin Mikalsen (East Carolina University/USA); Jayda Pelaia-Hylton (East Carolina University/USA)
MIDFIELDERS (4): Ebony Clarke (Richmond Girls Soccer/CAN); Gabrielle Gayle (Unattached); Alyssa Julien (Eastern Kentucky University/USA); Giselle Washington (Concorde Fire/USA)
FORWARDS (7): Olufolasade Adamolekun (United Soccer Alliance/USA); Jody Brown (St. Ann Women's FC/JAM); Marlee Fray (Sunrise Soccer Club/USA); Jazmin Grant (University of Houston/USA); Mireya Grey (University of Washington/USA); Kevena Reid (GC Foster College/JAM); Shayla Smart (Montverde Academy/USA) 

RUN-UP TO T&T: The timing of the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship at the start of the year after the college season made the player selection process less difficult. Sixteen of the 20 players on the roster are currently in college. The four outliers – defender Naomi Girma (California Thorns FC), midfielder Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado), midfielder Brianna Pinto (NTH Tophat) and forward Sophia Smith (Real Colorado) – are all high school seniors who are among the most experienced players on the roster. Howell, Pinto and Smith all saw training time with the senior WNT in 2017, but none earned a cap. All four youth club players are currently competing in the inaugural season of the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy.

Players born on or after January 1, 1998 are eligible for the 2018 U-20 Women’s World Cup, and head coach Jitka Klimkova named players from three birth years: six born in 1998, 11 born in 1999 and three born in 2000. The 17-year-old Smith, recently named 2017 U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year, is the youngest player on the squad. Klimkova was able to evaluate 40 players in international game action last year, and evaluate many more during college matches last fall. The U-20s have gone through an excellent preparation schedule that saw the team go 6-4-2 in international matches. The losses came to youth women’s powers Japan, Germany and Brazil, while the USA also defeated similarly strong squads from England, Germany, Norway and France.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT: This year marks the ninth edition of the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship. The tournament began in 1999 as the CONCACAF Women’s U-19 Championship. The field features eight nations divided into two groups of four teams. The top two finishers in each group will qualify for the semifinals. The winners of those games, as well as the winner of the third-place match, will earn berths to the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in France. 

GROUP A STANDINGS AND RESULTS:

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

Canada

1

1

0

0

3

1

0

3

Haiti

1

1

0

0

3

2

0

3

T & T

1

0

1

0

2

3

0

0

Costa Rica

1

0

1

0

1

3

0

0

Date                Match                                     Result             Venue
Jan. 18         Costa Rica vs. Canada             1-3                   Ato Boldon Stadium; Couva, Trinidad
Jan. 18         T&T vs. Haiti                          2-3                   Ato Boldon Stadium; Couva, Trinidad 

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U-20 WNT Jan 20, 2018

GALLERY: U-20 WNT Takes Down Nicaragua in World Cup Qualifying Opener

The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win against Nicaragua in opening match for both teams at the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship.

Forwards Taryn Torres and Civana Kuhlmann scored either side of halftime, respectively, for the United States which dominated the match, limiting Nicaragua to just one shot on goal while out-shooting their opponents, 19-3

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U-20 WNT Jan 20, 2018

U-20 WNT's Howell and Smith Face (Very) Familiar Foe

The opening match of Jaelin Howell and Sophia Smith’s first major international competition carried an air of familiarity. Their youth club coach at Real Colorado, Lorne Donaldson, stood on the sideline in Grenada during the USA’s first game of the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship. But he wasn’t in front of their bench. Instead, he stood on the other side of the midfield stripe, draped in black, green and gold as the head coach for Jamaica.

“It’s like coaching against your children,” said Donaldson, a native Jamaican who has coached at numerous levels in the USA since the mid-1980s, and is now head coach for Jamaica’s U-20 Women’s National Team. “It’s very, very strange. It’s very, very difficult at times. They are like my kids, they have been with me for a number of years.”

At Real Colorado, Donaldson has built a program that serves as a standard-bearer in the inaugural season of the Girls’ Development Academy. The club is a proven producer of talent and two of its latest stars, Howell and Smith, serve as key contributors for the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team. On Sunday, Jan. 21 in both teams’ second Group B match, Howell and Smith will once again face Donaldson’s Jamaica squad with a World Cup berth on the line, this time at the U-20 level.

“It’s kind of weird seeing him in a different uniform, cheering for a different team,” Smith said. “He’s almost like a parent, watching over you all the time and helping you get better. It’s an awesome relationship to have with your coach. To play against him is a fun opportunity, it’s interesting and unique.”

As their coach over the last three years, Donaldson has facilitated Howell and Smith’s development into two of the country’s top youth players. The duo – who hail from the same hometown, went to school together for many years and moved up through the Youth National Team program together -- logged more minutes for the U-20s than anyone else in 2017. They even spent some time training with the senior Women’s National Team together last year.

Through all these experiences, both credit their impact on the international stage to the positive and challenging club environment at Real Colorado. They have received call after call to National Team camps in numerous age groups over the past few years.

“There’s amazing coaches and amazing players that push each other every day to be better,” Smith said. “You have the opportunity to play with all different levels. If you feel you need to go train with the boys a couple of days a week just to work on speed of play, physicality, you have that opportunity. It’s never just a mess-around practice. We’re always there to get better.”

Real Colorado has also helped developed National Team players like Mallory Pugh and Ethan Horvath. U.S. Soccer selected the Centennial, Colo.-based club as one of 69 to compete in the inaugural season of the Girls’ Development Academy, the nation’s highest level of women’s youth soccer. The league strives to provide world-class everyday club environments that facilitate the development of world-class players.  

“All the players’ competitiveness in practice and all the coaching is great,” Howell said. “Lorne is a great mentor, he’s the perfect balance between being hard on me and bringing my confidence up.”

Even with a litany of talented alumni, Smith and Howell stand out in Donaldson’s eyes. Smith recently earned 2017 U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year honors after an impressive campaign that saw her score for three different National Teams (U-18, U-20 and U-23).

“She’s ruthless. She strikes the ball with more velocity than I’ve ever seen a girl hit it,” Donaldson said. “She loves to score goals, she has a mindset that she wants to score and she’s going to score.”

Howell logged the second-most minutes at the U-20 level last year. A sentinel that anchors the U-20s’ midfield, she continues to impress Donaldson with her cool head and fearless nature on-field.

“Her vision and her composure on the ball stand out,” Donaldson said. “She sees the game and she’s not afraid to put the ball down in play. She’s also very good in the air.”

At Donaldson’s first meeting against his pupils, the USA emerged victorious, 8-1 over the Reggae Girlz in Grenada. The win sparked the red, white and blue to the CONCACAF title. Donaldson’s Real Colorado players, and the rest of the U.S. squad, present a clear challenge for his Jamaican side, but this time, the USA is expecting a much more difficult game

“You can slow them down, but It’s very difficult to stop good players,” Donaldson said. “Especially when you have so many different weapons. Those are not the only two players, they have 20 strong players. It doesn’t matter who’s on the field for the U.S., they’re very, very strong.

Real Colorado’s dynamic U-20 duo will be aiming for another victory that will bring them one step closer to qualification for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Though there’s a familiar face turned temporary foe on the other side, the players’ objective is still clear.

“You always want to perform well,” Smith said. “You represent the USA, but you’re also representing your club and representing him at the same time, even though we’re playing for different teams, so it’s a bit of a strange feeling.”

“We both know that we’re going to bring our best,” Howell said. “Not many girls are able to have this experience and not a lot of coaches can say that they coached against another National Team with girls from their club. It’s a great opportunity for both of us. We’re more excited to embrace it than anything else.”

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U-20 WNT Jan 20, 2018

Torres, Kuhlmann Goals Lift USA Past Nicaragua 2-0 in 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship Opener

COUVA, Trinidad & Tobago (Jan. 19, 2018) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win against Nicaragua in opening match for both teams at the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship.

Forwards Taryn Torres and Civana Kuhlmann scored either side of halftime, respectively, for the United States which dominated the match, limiting Nicaragua to just one shot on goal while out-shooting their opponents, 19-3. The USA moved the ball well throughout the match, but at times struggled to break down Nicaragua’s bunker. The Central Americans often had 10 players behind the ball and defended with grit, which led to a 15-0 corner kick margin for the young Americans.

Nicaragua had its best chance inside the opening two minutes when U.S. goalkeeper Laurel Ivory slipped while clearing a ball with her feet and it skipped directly to a Nicaragua forward whose immediate shot from 25 yards out clipped the top of the USA’s crossbar and bounced over the goal.

After the early scare, Nicaragua rarely crossed midfield as the Americans consistently won the ball back in midfield or Nicaragua’s defensive third. In fact, it was a pair of forced Nicaragua turnovers in midfield that the U.S. turned into goal goals. Torres finished off a Savannah DeMelo cross in the 17th minute and Kuhlmann did the same on a Jaelin Howell feed in the 53rd to provide the USA the final margin of victory well ahead of the full-time whistle.

In the first Group B match of the day, Mexico defeated Jamaica, 4-0, and sits in first place in the group on goal difference.

Up Next: The U-20 WNT continues the group stage of the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship on Sunday, Jan. 21 against Jamaica. Kickoff from Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad & Tobago is set for 6:30 p.m. ET and the match can be seen live on CONCACAF YouTube Page.
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2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship Group B Standings

Team

GP

W

L

D

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

Mexico

1

1

0

0

3

4

0

4

USA

1

1

0

0

3

2

0

2

Nicaragua

1

0

1

0

0

0

2

-2

Jamaica

1

0

1

0

0

0

4

-4


Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Taryn Torres (Savannah DeMelo), 17th minute:
The USA turned Nicaragua over after a throw-in deep in their defensive third. DeMelo corralled the loose ball on the right wing and beat one defender before a driving run took her between two more defenders and into the right side of the Nicaragua box. Before reaching the end line, she cut the ball back across the face of goal toward the top of the six-yard box where Torres cut in front of her marker to hit a first-time shot into the lower left corner of the net. USA 1, NCA 0 [WATCH]

GOAL – Civana Kuhlmann (Jaelin Howell), 53rd minute: Great hustle by Taryn Torres forced Nicaragua to play into the teeth of the USA midfield, giving Howell the chance to close down space and strip the ball from her Nicaraguan counterpart. Advancing toward the box, Howell drew the final defender before sliding to push the ball forward to Kuhlmann who was in alone on goal. The Stanford freshman made no mistake, slotting a low shot along the ground into the far-right corner of the goal. USA 2, NCA 0 [WATCH] FINAL

NOTES:

  • With the result, Jitka Klimkova wins her first ever match in CONCACAF qualifying play as U-20 WNT head coach. She took over the program in April of 2017.
  • Taryn Torres’ goal was the 250th for the USA in this tournament, which has been played in various forms since 2002.
  • Torres’ goal is her second in just her fourth cap for the U.S. U-20 WNT.
  • Kuhlmann’s goal is her ninth for the U-20 WNT in her 13th cap.
  • Kuhlmann’s goal was her 7th all-time goal CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying. She scored two at the 2013 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship in Jamaica when she was one of the youngest players in the squad and four at the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship in the Cayman Islands, including the game-winner against Mexico in the championship match.
  • Torres also featured for the USA at the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship.
  • For four players it was their first appearance in a CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament.
  • For 11 players, it was their first appearance in a CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship. Savannah DeMelo and Ashley Sanchez played in the 2016 tournament.
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