SUNRISE, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2012) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team defeated its age-group counterparts from Germany, 1-0, in the second of two friendly matches during a training camp in Florida, giving the Americans a two-game sweep while not allowing a goal after winning 2-0 on Feb. 6.
Like the first game, this second contest featured a tight match, but this one took on a physical and scrappy edge with the Germans out-shooting the USA by a slight margin. Both teams put together some good attacking sequences, but the U.S. had a bit more possession and managed to create the game’s one goal in the 36th minute.
The goal scoring play started when U.S. midfielder Sarah Robinson won the ball from Germany’s holding midfielder in the attacking third and played a chipped ball over the back line from just outside the 18-yard box. Green ran onto the service and hit a low, left-footed volley from the left side of the penalty box past the goalkeeper into the right corner.
U.S. goalkeeper Jane Campbell came up big with several saves toward the end of the second half to preserve the victory.
The U.S. team is currently preparing for CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying that will be held in early May in Guatemala as the USA will try to earn a berth to the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan.
-- U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team Match Report --
Match: U.S. U-17 WNT vs. Germany U-17 WNT
Date: Feb. 9, 2012
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: KICS International – Sunrise, Florida
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. EST
Weather: 68 degrees, light rain
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 0 1
GER 0 0 0
USA – Summer Green (Sarah Robinson) 36th minute
USA: 1-Jane Campbell; 8-Brittany Basinger (21-Gabrielle Matulich, 74), 5-Maddie Bauer, 6-Mandy Freeman (15-Lizzy Raben, 55), 17-Gabbi Miranda (16-Morgan Reid, 40); 10-Summer Green, 3-Morgan Andrews, 2-Sarah Robinson; 22-Maggie Purce (14-Amber Munerlyn, 61), 19-Andi Sullivan (20-Toni Payne, 51), 25-Emily Bruder
Subs Not Used: 7-Jo Boyles, 12-Cameron Castleberry, 13-Caroline Chagares, 11-Lauren Kaskie, 18-Cassie Miller, 23-Kayla Mills, 4-Arielle Ship, 9-Morgan Stanton
Head Coach: Albertin Montoya
GER: 1-Teresa Straub; 2-Sarah Schulte, 3-Sharon Beck, 4-Laura Leluschko, 5-Lena Luckel, 6-Daria Streng (16-Pauline Bremer), 7-Vivien Beil, 8-Theresa
Panfil (17-Venus El-Kassem), 9-Janina Meibner, 10-Sara Dabritz, 11-Manjou Wilde (14-Wibke Meister)
Subs Not Used: 12-Merle Frohms, 13-Franziska Jaser, 15-Stefanie Zinner, 18-Madeline Gier, Miriam Hanemann, Marie Becker, Lisa Eiberger, Ricarda Kiebling, Jana Spengler, Eva-Maria Virsinger
Head Coach: Anouschka Bernhard
Stats Summary: USA / GERMANY
Shots: 7 / 9
Shots on Goal: 5 / 5
Saves: 4 / 2
Corner Kicks: 4 / 5
Fouls: 14 / 9
Offside: 5 / 2
USA - Maddie Bauer (caution) 9th minute
USA - Morgan Andrews (caution) 62