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U.S. Soccer Statement on Cancellation of the 2018 Concacaf Women's U-17 Championship in Nicaragua

CHICAGO (April 22, 2018) – Concacaf has announced the cancellation of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship in Managua, Nicaragua, due to safety concerns in the host country. 

Statement from U.S. Soccer: 

U.S. Soccer officials have notified all the families of our players that our team and staff in Nicaragua are safe and secure. We have made arrangements for the return to the United States of our team delegation and have also provided services and accommodations for all of the families that traveled to Nicaragua to assist them in returning home as well. Safety and security is our only priority as we continue to work with Concacaf on all matters related to the cancellation of the Women’s U-17 Championship.


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Preview: U-17 WNT Takes on Bermuda in Second Game of 2018 Concacaf Women's Championship

U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team vs. Bermuda
2018 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship – Group B
National Football Stadium; Managua, Nicaragua
10:00 p.m. ET (go90.com)
April 22, 2018 

U-17 WNT CONTINUES WCQ QUEST VS. BERMUDA: After a dominant 4-0 win over Costa Rica on Friday night, the U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will continue the 2018 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship on Sunday, April 22 against Bermuda (10:00 p.m. ET; go90).

It will be the first-ever meeting between the USA and Bermuda in women’s soccer at any level. Three header goals -- from Payton Linnhean, Kennedy Wesley and Sophia Jones -- highlighted the USA’s opening victory. It was a bumpy start for Bermuda in its first-ever match at this competition as the Gombey Warriors fell 3-0 to Canada.

Sunday’s match will be broadcast live on go90. Follow the U-17 WNT throughout the tournament on ussoccer.com, Twitter (@ussoccer_ynt) and Instagram (@ussoccer_ynt).

2018 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship - USA Schedule
Date               Match                         Result/Kickoff (ET)             Broadcast       Venue
April 20           USA vs. Costa Rica                W 5-0                         go90                National Football Stadium; Managua, Nicaragua
April 22           USA vs. Bermuda                  10:00 p.m.               go90                National Football Stadium; Managua, Nicaragua
April 24           USA vs. Canada                     10:00 p.m.                  go90                National Football Stadium; Managua, Nicaragua 

WATCH U-17 WNT QUALIFYING FREE ON GO90: All tournament matches will be streamed via the go90 app and online at go90.com. Watch live in the USA on a mobile device or tablet by downloading the free go90 app on the App Store or Google Play. No registration or authentication is required. Fans can also watch matches free on their laptops at go90.com.

USA VS BERMUDA NOTES

  • The two countries have never met at the U-17 level and Sunday’s match will mark the first meeting between the USA and Bermuda in women’s soccer at any level.
  • Bermuda is making its first-ever appearance at this tournament.
  • The USA is 8-0-0 all-time against Caribbean teams at this competition, scoring 70 goals while allowing just two

GROUP B STANDINGS AND RESULTS

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

USA

1

1

0

0

4

0

+4

3

Canada

1

1

0

0

3

0

+3

3

Bermuda

1

0

1

0

0

3

-3

0

Costa Rica

1

0

1

0

0

4

-4

0


Date               Match                                    Result             Venue
April 20           Bermuda vs. Canada             0-3                  National Football Stadium; Managua, Nicaragua
April 20           USA vs. Costa Rica                W 4-0             National Football Stadium; Managua, Nicaragua

ROARING START: The USA dominated Costa Rica in its first Group B match and registered a 4-0 victory to open World Cup qualifying. Early pressure from the young Americans resulted in a fourth-minute own goal to open the scoring. Payton Linnehan doubled the lead in the 15th minute with a beautifully-placed header off of a cross from Samantha Meza. Linnehan continued to impress all night with some slippery moves on the dribble. 

In the second half, two corner kicks turned into two more U.S. goals. U-17 veterans Kate Wiesner and Kennedy Wesley combined for the first in the 60th minute. Wiesner served a corner into the box and Wesley rose up to head it home for her first-ever U-17 goal in 29 caps. Sophia Jones provided an exclamation point in the 79th minute when she got her head on a Sunshine Fontes corner and looped it past the goalkeeper to give the USA its fourth and final goal. The red, white and blue didn’t allow a single shot from Costa Rica over the full 90 minutes. 

BERMUDA BATTLES CANADA: Making its first appearance at the tournament, Bermuda fell 3-0 to Canada in the first match of Friday’s doubleheader. The Canadians overmatched Bermuda with a barrage of attempts on goal, outshooting them 30 to three, but the islanders were likely pleased to have allowed just three goals. 

U.S. U-17 WNT Concacaf Qualifying Roster by Position (Club; Hometown; Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Angelina Anderson (Mustang FC; Danville, Calif.; 9/0), 12-Julia Dohle (New York City FC; Scarsdale, N.Y.; 2/0)
DEFENDERS (6): 19-Michela Agresti (FC Stars, Swampscott, Mass.; 10/2), 4-Talia DellaPeruta (NTH Tophat; Cumming, Ga.; 17/1), 14-Smith Hunter (Seattle Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.; 10/0), 2-Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.; 12/1), 15-Natalia Staude (NTH Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.; 12/0), 5-Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.; 29/1)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 17-Hannah Bebar (Eclipse Select SC; Naperville, Ill.; 8/1), 9-Croix Bethune (Concorde Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.; 19/7), 11-Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.; 17/6), 10-Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.; 19/2), 20-Sophia Jones (San Jose Earthquakes; Menlo Park, Calif.; 10/1), 6-Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.; 14/1)
FORWARDS (6): 18-Sunshine Fontes (Hawaii Rush; Wahiawa, Hawaii; 20/13), 13-Samantha Kroeger (World Class FC; West Milford, N.J.; 4/1), 16-Payton Linnehan (FC Stars; Douglas, Mass.; 18/7), 7-Samantha Meza (Solar SC; Dallas, Texas; 13/2), 8-Diana Ordoñez (FC Dallas; Prosper, Texas; 4/0), 3-Kate Wiesner (LAFC Slammers; Monrovia, Calif.; 30/3)   

Bermuda Roster (Club)
GOALKEEPERS (2):
 12-Gaiya Melakot (Berkeley), 1-Zakhari Turner (Montverde/USA)
DEFENDERS (6): 16-Delia Ebbin (Darlington Academy/USA); 2-Koa Goodchild (Saltus), 4-Zekiah Lewis (St. Johnsbury/USA), 18-Jenna Rempel (Choate Hall/USA), 6-Danni Watson (Saltus); 3-Zemira Webb (Warwick Academy)
MIDFIELDERS (9): 7-Sh'Nyah Atkinstall (Berkeley), 20-Druw Bascome (Cedarbridge), 14-Emily Cabral (TN Tatem Warwick), 5-Trinae Edwards (Cedarbridge), 8-Katelyn MederIos (BHS), 10-Leilanni Nesbeth (Bedes/ENG), 19-Dazarre Place (Berkeley), 17-Jya Ratteray Smith (Berkeley), 15-Jadae Steede Hill (Berkeley)
FORWARDS (4): 9-Nia Christopher (John Carroll/USA), 11-Adia Gibbons (Berkeley), 13-Tianna Mullan (IMG Academy/USA)

RUN-UP TO NICARAGUA: It’s been a successful start to the cycle for the U-17s, as they arrived in Managua with a 16-1-4 international record since the start of the cycle last April. Entering the tournament, the U-17s stood at 7-0-1 in 2018, scoring 32 goals while allowing just two.

In preparation for this year’s World Cup qualifying tournament, the USA has taken on 12 different countries, including fixtures against Concacaf rivals Canada, Haiti and Mexico. The team’s lone cycle defeat came in a barnburner 5-4 loss to China, while trophies have been won while playing against the likes of England and Italy at the Torneo Femminile delle Nazioni in Italy and Slovenia as well as at the Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires against a trio of South American squads. Most recently, the USA went undefeated in a three-game set against World Cup-bound Japan in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Players born on or after January 1, 2001 are eligible for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. Head coach Mark Carr’s 20-player roster includes 16 players born in 2001 and four born in 2002. 

TOURNAMENT FORMAT: This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship, and the sixth edition of the tournament. Launched in 2008 to qualify teams for the newly established FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, the regional championship sends three teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean to the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay. The top two teams from each group qualify for the semifinals, and the winners of those two matches, plus the third-place game winner, punch their World Cup tickets. Group A features first-time participant and host Nicaragua, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The USA was drawn into Group B, alongside first-time participant Bermuda, Canada and Costa Rica.  

GROUP A STANDINGS AND RESULTS 

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

Mexico

1

1

0

0

8

0

+8

3

Haiti

1

1

0

0

4

1

+3

3

Puerto Rico

1

0

1

0

1

4

-3

0

Nicaragua

1

0

1

0

0

8

-8

0

Date               Match                                    Result             Venue
April 19           Puerto Rico vs. Haiti              1-4                  National Football Stadium; Managua, Nicaragua
April 19           Nicaragua vs. Mexico            0-8                  National Football Stadium; Managua, Nicaragua

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USA Defeats Costa Rica 4-0 to Open 2018 Concacaf Womens U17 Championship

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (April 20, 2018) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team defeated Costa Rica, 4-0, to open its Group B play at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship. All three goals scored by the USA came off headers, while Costa Rica contributed an own goal.

The young Americans dominated for the entire 90 minutes and benefited from the own goal in the 4th minute before forward Peyton Linnehan tallied on a header in the 15th minute. Defender Kennedy Wesley and midfielder Sophia Jones both scored off headers from corner kicks in the second half.

"It was exciting to get a win," U-17 WNT head coach Mark Carr said. "Three points, four goals, a shutout and top of the group. We came out unscathed, got some people valuable minutes and we hit all of our goals. I think there's some things that we can improve and we'll work on those things. Now, it's about game two vs. Bermuda."

The goals were the first in U-17 international competition for both Wesley and Jones, with the latter providing an important bump in goal difference for the USA. The Americans now sit atop Group B, just ahead of Canada, which defeated Bermuda 3-0 in the other match of the night.

One of the highlights of the game for the USA was Linnehan’s running at goal. She struck a shot off the top of the crossbar in the second half after a mazy, dribbling run that left several defenders in her wake.

After round-robin play within the groups, the top two teams in each group will cross-over for the semifinal matches and the winners of the semifinals and the third-place game will earn CONCACAF’s three berths to the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay.

Up Next: The USA will face Bermuda on Sunday, April 22 at 10 p.m. ET on go90.com.
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2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship
Group B Standings

Team

GP

W

L

D

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

USA

1

1

0

0

3

4

0

+4

Canada

1

1

0

0

3

3

0

+3

Bermuda

1

0

1

0

0

0

3

-3

Costa Rica

1

0

1

0

0

0

4

-4

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Own Goal (Jeimy Umaña), 4th minute: The USA put pressure on Costa Rica early on and it was a nice build-up that produced the first American goal, even if it was scored by Costa Rica. Talia DellaPeruta played a pass to the right side to Peyton Linnehan, who darted past a defender into the penalty area. Her driven cross into the middle struck the leg of center back Jeimy Umaña as she tried to clear, but instead drilled the ball straight into the upper right corner of the goal from eight yards out to give the USA the early lead. USA 1, CRC 0 [WATCH]

USA – Peyton Linnehan (Samantha Meza), 15th minute: The second goal came from the left side as Samantha Meza danced her way free of a defender on the flank, cut inside and sent a cross into the middle. Peyton Linnehan timed her run perfectly to stay onside, but also got a step on her defender and then jumped to head home into the left side of the goal from eight yards out. USA 2, CRC 0 [WATCH]

USA – Kennedy Wesley (Kate Wiesner), 60th minute: The USA got its third goal off a corner kick as defender Katie Wiesner spun in a service from the left side. Defender Kennedy Wesley was not closely marked as she rose to snap a header into the lower left corner from four yards out. USA 3, CRC 0 [WATCH]

USA – Sophia Jones (Sunshine Fontes), 79th minute: The USA got its fourth goal off a corner kick as well, this one from the left side as forward Sunshine Fontes hit a high cross that dropped near the far corner of the goal box. Sophia Jones and Kennedy Wesley both rose to head the ball, but it was Jones who got her forehead on the cross and looped a seven-yard shot over the goalkeeper. The ball dropped into the goal at the left post to provide the final margin of victory. USA 4, CRC 0 FINAL

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
CRC – Fabiana Solano, 24th minute: Outside back Kate Wiesner powerfully won a tackle in the USA’s attacking third, burst into the left side of the penalty box and cut a pass back to the wide-open Sunshine Fontes. Her first-time driven shot was pushed away with a brilliant reaction save from Costa Rica goalkeeper Fabiana Solano.

CRC – María Paula Salas, 67th minute: The USA took a shot corner kick form the left side and Kate Wiesner drove towards the penalty area before lofting a shot that was seemingly flying towards the upper right corner before María Paula Salas jumped to just deflect the ball away with her head.

CRC – Fabiana Solano, 80th minute: The menacing Peyton Linnehan hit a drive from distance that looked to be dropping just underneath the crossbar before Fabianna Solano leapt to acrobatically push the ball away.

Additional Notes:

  • The USA was captained by goalkeeper Angelina Anderson, who was not forced to make a save on the night as she earned her fifth career shutout.
  • The USA outshot Corta Rica 14-0 and put eight shots on goal to zero.
  • Peyton Linnehan’s goal was her seventh in 18 U-17 international matches.
  • Linnehan was the Golden Boot Winner at the 2016 CONCACAF U-15 Girls’ Championship, scoring eight goals at that tournament in Orlando, Fla.
  • Kennedy Wesley’s goal was her first international score at the U-17 level and it came in her 29th cap while Sophia Smith’s goal was her first in her 10th cap.
  • U.S. head coach Mark Carr made all three allowed two subs in the game, sending on Diana Ordonez for Samantha Meza in the 62nd minute, Michela Agresti for Natalia Staude in the 68th, and Samantha Kroeger in for Sunshine Fontes in the 81st minute.
  • Kroeger was added to the roster just the day before the tournament started in place of forward Isabella D’Aquila, who had not sufficiently recovered from an ankle injury.
  • This was the first U.S. WNT match played in Nicaragua at any age level.
  • Costa Rica has drawn the USA in its group every time that it has qualified for the CONCACAF U-17 Championship (2008, 2010, 2016 and 2018).
  • This was the fifth meeting between the USA and Costa in this tournament, four in pool play and twice in the knockout rounds.
  • The USA is 6-0-0 all-time vs. Costa Rica at the tournament.
  • Costa Rica is the only non-North American country to qualify for the World Cup at this age level, finishing second in the inaugural 2008 tournament.

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Costa Rica
Date: April 20, 2018
Competition: 2018 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship; Group B
Venue: Managua, Nicaragua
Kickoff: 10 p.m. ET
Attendance: 160
Weather: 84 degrees; periodic clouds

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                             2          2          4                     
CRC                            0          0          0                     

USA – Jeimy Umaña (Own Goal)      4th minute
USA – Payton Linnehan (Samantha Meza)   15
USA – Kennedy Wesley (Kate Wiesner)        60
USA – Sophia Jones (Sunshine Fontes)       79           

Lineups:
USA: 1-Angelina Anderson (capt.); 4-Talia DellaPeruta, 15-Natalia Staude (19-Michela Agresti, 68), 5-Kennedy Wesley, 3-Kate Wiesner; 20-Sophia Jones, 17-Hannah Bebar, 9-Croix Bethune; 16-Payton Linnehan, 18-Sunshine Fontes (13-Samantha Kroeger, 81), 7-Samantha Meza (8-Diana Ordoñez, 62)
Substitutes not used: 12-Julia Dohle, 14-Smith Hunter, 2-Makenna Morris, 6-Astrid Wheeler, 10-Mia Fishel, 11-Maya Doms
Head Coach: Mark Carr 

CRC: 1-Fabiana Solano (capt.); 6-Pamela Gutiérrez, 8-Jeimy Umaña, 19-Gipzy Prieto; 7-Nicole Gómez (15-Daniela Contreras, 58), 10-Carmen Marín, 16-Emily Flores, 11-Priscilla Chinchilla (20-Ariana Dobles, 88); 12-María Paula Salas, 14-María Paula Porras, 17-Kyana Calvo (9-Medolyn Guerrero, 65)
Substitutes not used:18-Dislania Chacón, 2-Valery Sandoval, 3-Andrea Capmany, 13-Keylin Gómez, 4-María Fernanda Murillo, 5-Alexa Aguilar
Head Coach: Harold López

Stats Summary: USA / CRC
Shots: 14 / 0
Shots on Goal: 8 / 0
Saves: 0 / 5
Corner Kicks: 13 / 1
Fouls: 18 / 3
Offside: 4 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Samantha Meza (caution)       53rd minute
CRC – María Paula Salas (caution)   72

Officials:
Referee: Odette Hamilton (JAM)                                                                               
Assistant Referee 1: Jassett Kerr (JAM)
Assistant Referee 2: Mijensa Rensch (SUR)
4th Official: Queztalli Alvarado (MEX)                                                                                                                                                                                               

U.S. Soccer Woman of the Match: Sophia Jones

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How to Watch the USA at the 2018 Concacaf Women's U-17 Championship

The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team kicks off its quest to qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup this week at the Concacaf Women’s’ U-17 Championship in Managua, Nicaragua.

A trip to the U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay and the regional title are on the line at Managua’s National Football Stadium with the tournament being staged from April 19 to 29. The USA kicks things off on Friday, April 20 against Concacaf foe Costa Rica, continues Sunday, April 22 vs. first-time participant Bermuda and takes on North American rival Canada on Tuesday, April 24. The teams that finish in the top two in each group will advance to the semifinals and three teams from Concacaf will qualify for the World Cup: the two semifinal winners and the third-place game victor. 

Group A got underway on April 19 with Haiti downing Puerto Rico, 4-1, while Mexico rolled past host Nicaragua, 8-0.

All tournament matches will be streamed via the go90 app and online at go90.com. Watch live in the USA on a mobile device or tablet by downloading the free go90 app on the App Store or Google Play. No registration or authentication is required. Fans can also watch matches free on their laptops at go90.com. 

U.S. U-17 WNT Concacaf Qualifying Roster by Position (Club; Hometown; Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (2): Angelina Anderson (Mustang FC; Danville, Calif.; 8/0), Julia Dohle (New York City FC; Scarsdale, N.Y.; 2/0)
DEFENDERS (6): Michela Agresti (FC Stars, Swampscott, Mass.; 9/2), Talia DellaPeruta (NTH Tophat; Cumming, Ga.; 16/1), Smith Hunter (Seattle Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.; 10/0), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.; 12/1), Natalia Staude (NTH Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.; 11/0), Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.; 28/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Hannah Bebar (Eclipse Select SC; Naperville, Ill.; 7/1), Croix Bethune (Concorde Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.; 18/7), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.; 17/6), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.; 19/2), Sophia Jones (San Jose Earthquakes; Menlo Park, Calif.; 9/0), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.; 14/1)
FORWARDS (6): Sunshine Fontes (Hawaii Rush; Wahiawa, Hawaii; 19/13), Samantha Kroeger (World Class FC; West Milford, N.J.; 3/1), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars; Douglas, Mass.; 17/6), Samantha Meza (Solar SC; Dallas, Texas; 12/2), Diana Ordoñez (FC Dallas; Prosper, Texas; 3/0), Kate Wiesner (LAFC Slammers; Monrovia, Calif.; 29/3) 

*Caps and goals updated as of 4/19

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GROUP B SCHEDULE

Date

Matchup

Time (ET)

Broadcast

April 20

Canada vs. Bermuda

7:30 p.m.

go90.com

April 20

USA vs. Costa Rica

10:00 p.m.

go90.com

April 22

Costa Rica vs. Canada

7:30 p.m.

go90.com

April 22

USA vs. Bermuda

10:00 p.m.

go90.com

April 24

Costa Rica vs. Bermuda

7:30 p.m.

go90.com

April 24

USA vs. Canada

10:00 p.m.

go90.com


USA VS. COSTA RICA
Date: April 20, 2018
Match: Group Stage
Kickoff: 10:00 p.m. ET
Venue: National Football Stadium; Managua, Nicaragua
TV Info: go90.com
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Costa Rica Roster (Club)
GOALKEEPERS (2): Dislania Chacón (Herediano), Fabiana Solano (AD Desampa 2000)
DEFENDERS (7): Andrea Capmany (IMG Academy/USA), Ariana Dobles (Codea), Keylin Gómez (A.Dimas Escazú), Pamela Gutiérrez (Liberia), Gipzy Prieto (A.D. Pococi), Valery Sandoval (Codea), Jeimy Umaña (ADFFC)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Alexa Aguilar (Codea); Priscilla Chinchilla (Arenal); Daniela Contreras (A.D. Dimas Escazú); Emily Flores (Suva Sports); Nicole Gómez (A.D.F.F. Coronado); Carmen Marín (Futuro Academy/CAN); María Fernanda Murillo (Morpho)
FORWARDS (4): Kyana Calvo (Lonestar SC/USA), Medolyn Guerrero (A.D. Pococi), María Paula Porras (Saprissa), María Paula Salas (Saprissa)

USA VS. BERMUDA
Date: April 22, 2018
Match: Group Stage
Kickoff: 10:00 p.m. ET
Venue: National Football Stadium; Managua, Nicaragua
TV Info: go90.com
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Bermuda Roster (Club)
GOALKEEPERS (2): Gaiya Melakot (Berkeley), Zakhari Turner (Montverde/USA)
DEFENDERS (6): Delia Ebbin (Darlington Academy/USA); Koa Goodchild (Saltus), Zekiah Lewis (St. Johnsbury/USA), Jenna Rempel (Choate Hall/USA), Danni Watson (Saltus); Zemira Webb (Warwick Academy)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Sh'Nyah Atkinstall (Berkeley), Druw Bascome (Cedarbridge), Emily Cabral (TN Tatem Warwick), Trinae Edwards (Cedarbridge), Katelyn MederIos (BHS), Leilanni Nesbeth (Bedes/ENG), Dazarre Place (Berkeley), Jya Ratteray Smith (Berkeley), Jadae Steede Hill (Berkeley)
FORWARDS (4): Nia Christopher (John Carroll/USA), Adia Gibbons (Berkeley), Tianna Mullan (IMG Academy/USA) 

USA VS. CANADA
Date: April 24, 2018
Match: Group Stage
Kickoff: 10:00 p.m. ET
Venue: National Football Stadium; Managua, Nicaragua
TV Info: go90.com
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Canada Roster (Club)
GOALKEEPERS (2):
 Sophie Guilmette (Quebec REX/Lakeshore SC), Anna Karpenko (Ontario REX)
DEFENDERS (7): Maya Antoine (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX), Olivia Cooke (Ontario REX), Caitlin Shaw (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX), Elisabeth Tse (Quebec REX / Phénix des Rivières de Quebec), Julianne Vallerand (Quebec REX / Varennes SC), Sonia Walk (Ontario REX), Ariel Young (Ontario REX)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Wayny Balata (Quebec REX / Lakeshore SC), Stella Downing (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX), Maya Ladhani (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX), Jade Rose (Ontario REX), Aaliyah Scott (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX)
FORWARDS (6): Teni Akindoju (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX), Jordyn Huitema (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX), Kaila Novak (Ontario REX), Jayde Riviere (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX), Serita Thurton (Ontario REX), Andersen Williams (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX)

 

 

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U.S. Soccer Announces Changes to Improve Oversight and Accountability

CHICAGO (April 19, 2018) – As part of an organizational realignment to improve efficiency and better serve all members, the U.S. Soccer Federation has created two new Board-level Committees and restructured senior management. The changes, which bring the total number of Board-level committees to six, were approved by the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors last week.

“These changes will empower the Board to play a greater role in all Federation activities, and reflects our ongoing commitment to improve oversight and accountability and serve all our members,” said U.S Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro. “By involving board members earlier in the decision-making process, we can more effectively utilize the available expertise, build consensus and improve the effectiveness of the Federation.”

A new Technical Development Committee will provide board-level understanding of soccer operations within the Federation and will be co-chaired by U.S. Soccer Board members and former National Team players Carlos Bocanegra and Angela Hucles.

The Commercial Committee will provide oversight to U.S. Soccer’s commercial activities and lend assistance with an in-depth analysis of the organization’s future plans, in particular the dynamic media rights and sponsorship landscape.

At the staff level, the organization has been restructured to better service the needs of our membership base, creating greater accountability and alignment with Board Committees. The accompanying organizational chart outlines the departmental structure.

“Overall, these changes will provide us with a greater focus on each operational area and help us execute our overall strategy to serve the athlete, fan and our members,” said U.S. Soccer CEO/Secretary General Dan Flynn.

A total of eight Chief Officers will oversee departments, with the majority serving as direct liasions to the appropriate Board Committees.

The most notable changes include soccer operations now being overseen by both a technical leader and an administrative leader. Nico Romeijn moves from the head of coaching education to the Chief Sport Development Officer, overseeing all technical areas. Ryan Mooney will serve as Chief Soccer Officer and will coordinate our administrative needs on the technical side.

The Board also approved the expansion of U.S. Soccer’s Membership Department to better serve all Federation members and continue to grow the game at all levels. U.S. Soccer’s Chief Stakeholders Officer Brian Remedi will manage the department.

In an effort to promote equality and inclusion across the organization, Tonya Wallach will serve as U.S. Soccer’s Chief Talent and Inclusion Officer. In addition, the department will strive to make the most of top talent in the organization and create opportunities and pathways for our staff to reach their full potential.

Jay Berhalter (Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer), Neil Buethe (Chief Communications Officer), Eric Gleason (Chief Financial Officer) and Lydia Wahlke (Chief Legal Counsel) will continue their senior roles and report directly to the CEO.

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Apr 19, 2018
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