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U-23 WNT Ends 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational with 1-0 Victory vs. Chicago Red Stars

PORTLAND, Ore. (March 17, 2018) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team defeated the Chicago Red Stars, 1-0, to finish its three-game run at the 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational.

Forward Catarina Macario scored the game-winner on a penalty kick in the 32nd minute for her fourth goal of the tournament. The Stanford freshman scored all the USA’s goals during the three games, tallying in a 2-1 loss to the Houston Dash, scoring both in 2-2 tie with the Portland Thorns and again in the victory against the Red Stars.

Ella Dedrick of Washington State saw her first action in goal for the USA and picked up the shutout.

At the 2017 Thorns Invitational, the USA also went 1-1-1 against NWSL Teams.

For this tournament, U.S. head coach B.J. Snow used a roster of 23 collegiate players and one professional, goalkeeper Bella Geist of the Portland Thorns.

- U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team Match Report-

Match: United States U-23 Women's National Team vs. Chicago Red Stars
Date: March 17, 2018
Competition: 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational
Venue: Merlo Field; Portland, Oregon
Weather: 46 degrees, partly cloudy

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

USA – Catarina Macario (penalty kick)          32nd minute           

Lineups:
USA: 1-Ella Dederick; 3-Julia Ashley (11-Ellie Jean, 73), 14-Phoebe McClernon (18-Kaleigh Riehl, 73), 25-Hailie Mace (4-Jamie Cheslik, 46, 16-Paige Monaghan, 83), 15-Tegan McGrady; 24-Parker Roberts (10-Julie James, 61), 8-Jordan DiBiasi (capt.) (23-April Bockin, 73), 6-Jaye Boissiere (2-Dorian Bailey, 33), 13-Catarina Macario (7-Natalie Jacobs, 66), 17-Kayla McCoy (20-Morgan Weaver, 46, 9-Tziarra King, 90), 19-Kristina Fisher (5-Samantha Staab, 33)
Subs not used: 12-Bella Geist, 21-Ella Stevens
Head Coach: B.J. Snow

CHI: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 7-Taylor Comeau, 16-Sam Johnson (13-Lauren Kaskie, 46), 5-Katie Naughton, 22-Megan Buckingham (14-Sarah Gorden, 38), 24-Danielle Colaprico, 3-Arin Gilliland, 11-Sofia Huerta, 15-Michele Vasconcelos (4-Alyssa Mautz, 75); 9-Stephanie McCaffrey (20-Sam Kerr, 64), 19-Summer Green (2-Nikki Stanton, 80)
Subs not used: 12-Yuki Nagasato, 21-Emily Boyd
Head Coach: Rory Dames

Stats Summary: USA / CHI                         
Shots: 9 / 8
Shots on Goal: 5 / 4
Saves: 4 / 4
Corner Kicks: 3 / 6
Fouls: 3 / 7
Offside: 2 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
None

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U-23 WNT Mar 23, 2018

- U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team Match Report-

Match: United States U-23 Women's National Team vs. Chicago Red Stars
Date: March 17, 2018
Competition: 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational
Venue: Merlo Field; Portland, Oregon
Weather: 46 degrees, partly cloudy

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

USA – Catarina Macario (penalty kick)          32nd minute           

Lineups:
USA: 1-Ella Dederick; 3-Julia Ashley (11-Ellie Jean, 73), 14-Phoebe McClernon (18-Kaleigh Riehl, 73), 25-Hailie Mace (4-Jamie Cheslik, 46, 16-Paige Monaghan, 83), 15-Tegan McGrady; 24-Parker Roberts (10-Julie James, 61), 8-Jordan DiBiasi (capt.) (23-April Bockin, 73), 6-Jaye Boissiere (2-Dorian Bailey, 33), 13-Catarina Macario (7-Natalie Jacobs, 66), 17-Kayla McCoy (20-Morgan Weaver, 46, 9-Tziarra King, 90), 19-Kristina Fisher (5-Samantha Staab, 33)
Subs not used: 12-Bella Geist, 21-Ella Stevens
Head Coach: B.J. Snow

CHI: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 7-Taylor Comeau, 16-Sam Johnson (13-Lauren Kaskie, 46), 5-Katie Naughton, 22-Megan Buckingham (14-Sarah Gorden, 38), 24-Danielle Colaprico, 3-Arin Gilliland, 11-Sofia Huerta, 15-Michele Vasconcelos (4-Alyssa Mautz, 75); 9-Stephanie McCaffrey (20-Sam Kerr, 64), 19-Summer Green (2-Nikki Stanton, 80)
Subs not used: 12-Yuki Nagasato, 21-Emily Boyd
Head Coach: Rory Dames

Stats Summary: USA / CHI                         
Shots: 9 / 8
Shots on Goal: 5 / 4
Saves: 4 / 4
Corner Kicks: 3 / 6
Fouls: 3 / 7
Offside: 2 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
None

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US Soccer

Snow Names 24-Player USA Roster for 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational

CHICAGO (March 8, 2018) – U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team head coach B.J. Snow has named 24 players to the roster for the Thorns Spring Invitational which will see the USA taking on three NWSL teams between March 11-17 at Merlo Field on the campus of the University of Portland.

This is the third year the pre-season tournament has been contested and the U.S. U-23s will be participating for the second consecutive time. 

The round-robin competition will consist of three match days, with an early game that has free admission and then a later match featuring the Thorns that will be a ticketed event.

The USA opens against the Dash on Sunday, March 11 at 11:30 a.m. PT while will Portland take on Chicago at 5 p.m. PT. On Wednesday, March 14, Chicago takes on Houston at 1:30 p.m. PT and the USA will face the Thorns at 7:30 p.m. PT. The USA finishes against the Red Stars on Saturday, March 17 at 1:30 p.m. and Portland ends the tournament against Houston at 7:30 p.m. PT. 

The U.S. roster features 23 current college players and one professional in Portland Thorns draft pick Bella Geist, a goalkeeper out of Oregon State. The other goalkeeper on the roster has a Northwest tie as well. Ella Dederick plays at Washington State.

The roster also includes defender Hailie Mace from UCLA who trained with the full U.S. Women’s National Team in Orlando last week before the start of the 2018 SheBelieves Cup.

Snow called four players from NCAA Champion Stanford, and two players each from North Carolina, Duke, Penn State and Washington State. The roster also includes four players from the USA’s 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Team in defenders Natalie Jacobs (USC), Ellie Jean and Kaleigh Riehl from Penn State, and midfielder Parker Roberts (Florida).

At this event last year, with a team made up entirely of college-aged players and youth club players, the U.S. U-23 WNT fell 2-1 to the Dash as current WNT player Savannah McCaskill scored, defeated the Thorns 2-1 on goals from Michelle Xiao of Stanford and 2017 U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year Sophia Smith, and then drew 0-0 with the Red Stars.

2018 THORNS SPRING INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE -- All Games at Merlo Field; University of Portland
Sunday, March 11
U.S. U-23 WNT vs. Houston Dash                      11:30 a.m. PT
Portland Thorns FC vs. Chicago Red Stars         5 p.m. PT

Wednesday, March 14
Chicago Red Stars vs. Houston Dash                 1:30 p.m. PT
U.S. U-23 WNT vs. Portland Thorns FC              7:30 p.m. PT

Saturday, March 17
U.S. U-23 WNT vs. Chicago Red Stars               1:30 p.m. PT
Portland Thorns FC vs. Houston Dash                7:30 p.m. PT 

U.S. U-23 WNT Roster by Position – 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Ella Dederick (Washington State; Camarillo, Calif.), Bella Geist (Portland Thorns; Milwaukie, Ore.)                                                          

DEFENDERS (8): Julia Ashley (North Carolina; Verona, N.J.), Natalie Jacobs (USC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Penn State; Coventry, Conn.), Hailie Mace (UCLA; Ventura, Calif.), Phoebe McClernon (Virginia; West Chester, Pa.), Tegan McGrady (Stanford; San Jose, Calif.), Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State; Fairfax Station, Va.), Samantha Staab (Clemson; San Diego. Calif.)                                                           

MIDFIELDERS (7): Dorian Bailey (North Carolina; Mission, Kan.), Jaye Boissiere (Stanford; Los Altos Hills, Calif.), Jordan DiBiasi (Stanford; Littleton, Colo.), Kristina Fisher (Miami; Jupiter, Fla.), Julie James (Baylor; Fairview, Tex.), Parker Roberts (Florida; Lakewood, Kan.), Ella Stevens (Duke; Grayson, Ga.)  

FORWARDS (7): April Bockin (Minnesota; Eden Prairie, Minn.), Jamie Cheslik (Michigan State; Northville, Mich.), Tziarra King (N.C. State; Sicklerville, N.J.), Catarina Macario (Stanford; San Diego. Calif.), Kayla McCoy (Duke; Lincolnwood, Ill.), Paige Monaghan (Butler; Roxbury, N.J.), Morgan Weaver (Washington State; University Place, Wash.)     
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2018 Thorns Spring Invitational

U-23 WNT March 11, 2018 - March 17, 2018
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