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U-17 WNT Defeats Mexico 3-1 to Open 2015 NTC Invitational

CARSON, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2015)The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team opened the 2015 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational with a 3-1 victory against Mexico as midfielder Ashley Sanchez scored all three goals. The four-team tournament also features Japan and Canada. 

The USA currently sits in second place in the round-robin competition as Japan thrashed Canada 8-0 in the first match of the opening match day. 

The tournament continues on Friday, Feb. 13, with the USA facing Canada at 6 p.m. PT, while Mexico meets Japan at 3 p.m. PT. The third and final match day takes place on Sunday, Feb. 15, with the USA taking on Japan at 4 p.m. PT, and Canada meeting Mexico at 1 p.m. PT. All the matches are being played on the Glen “Mooch” Myernick Field at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center and can be watched live on ussoccer.com. 

Sanchez registered the third international hat trick of her U-17 career. She previously pounded in three goals in consecutive games against the Korea Republic in Mokpo last fall. 

Sanchez opened the scoring in the 14th minute when she beats two defenders along the top of the penalty box and finished high into the left side of the net just out of the goalkeeper’s reach. 

It took the SoCal Blues midfielder just two more minutes to double the lead as Kiara Pickett sent a through ball behind the Mexican defense. Sanchez took a touch and then finished to make it 2-0. 

Mexico pulled a goal back in the 22nd minute off a direct free kick as Alexia Delgado shot from outside the box on the left side, sending the ball over the U.S. wall and high into the left corner. 

Sanchez sealed the match in the 76th minute with a run that originated from the center-circle. She got behind the Mexican defense and finished low and hard into the right corner. 

This group of players, born in 1999 and 2000, are working to qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. The age cut-off for that tournament is players born on or after Jan. 1, 1999. 

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs Mexico U-17 Women’s National Team
Date: February 11, 2015
Competition: 2015 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational
Venue: Glen “Mooch” Myernick Field; Carson, Calif. 

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F                                             
USA                               2          1          3
MEX                              1          0          1 

USA - Ashley Sanchez                          14th minute
USA - Ashley Sanchez (Kiara Pickett)  16
MEX - Alexia Delgado                          22
USA - Ashley Sanchez (Kiara Pickett)  76 

Lineups:
USA: 22-Brooke Bollinger; 2-Joanna Harber, 4-Rachel Jones (18-Frankie Tagliaferri, 65), 9 Kiara Pickett (23-Sydney Zandi, 46), 7-Karlie Paschall (3-Sierra Enge,65), 8 Brianna Pinto,13-Karina Rodriguez, 15-Ashley Sanchez (16-Sophia Smith, 83), 14-Alexa Spaanstra, 17- Jordan Taylor (21-Emina Ekic, 65), 19-Taryn Torres (5-Jaelin Howell, 73)
Subs not used: 1-Hillary Beall, 10-Taryn Ries, 11-Isabel Rodriguez, 20-Olivia Jo Wade
Head Coach: B.J. Snow 

Mexico:  1-Miriam Aguirre, 2-Alma Lopez, 3-Kimberly Rodriguez, 4-Akemi Yokoyama, 7- Dayana Cazares, 8-Alexia Delgado, 9-Daniela Espinosa (11-Celiana Torres, 90+1), 10-Montserrat Hernandez, 14-Alexandra Martinez (17-Jimena Lopez, 29), 16-Marianna Maldonado (13-Diana Anguiano,68), 18-Alejandra Zaragoza (19-Karen Becerril, 68)
Subs not use: 5-Dulce Martinez, 6-Vanesa Gonzalez, 12-Paulina Gutierrez, 15-Fernanda Jaramillo, 20-Vannya Garcia 

Stats Summary: USA / Mexico
Shots: 19 / 5
Shots on Goal: 11 / 5
Saves: 4 / 8
Corner Kicks: 6 / 3
Fouls: 10 / 4
Offside:  3 / 0 

Misconduct Summary:
None 

Officials:
Referee: Danielle Chesky
Assistant Referee 1: Michelle Provan
Assistant Referee 2: Melissa Gonzalez 

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U-17 WNT Feb 11, 2015

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs Mexico U-17 Women’s National Team
Date: February 11, 2015
Competition: 2015 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational
Venue: Glen “Mooch” Myernick Field; Carson, Calif. 

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F                                             
USA                               2          1          3
MEX                              1          0          1 

USA - Ashley Sanchez                          14th minute
USA - Ashley Sanchez (Kiara Pickett)  16
MEX - Alexia Delgado                          22
USA - Ashley Sanchez (Kiara Pickett)  76 

Lineups:
USA: 22-Brooke Bollinger; 2-Joanna Harber, 4-Rachel Jones (18-Frankie Tagliaferri, 65), 9 Kiara Pickett (23-Sydney Zandi, 46), 7-Karlie Paschall (3-Sierra Enge,65), 8 Brianna Pinto,13-Karina Rodriguez, 15-Ashley Sanchez (16-Sophia Smith, 83), 14-Alexa Spaanstra, 17- Jordan Taylor (21-Emina Ekic, 65), 19-Taryn Torres (5-Jaelin Howell, 73)
Subs not used: 1-Hillary Beall, 10-Taryn Ries, 11-Isabel Rodriguez, 20-Olivia Jo Wade
Head Coach: B.J. Snow 

Mexico:  1-Miriam Aguirre, 2-Alma Lopez, 3-Kimberly Rodriguez, 4-Akemi Yokoyama, 7- Dayana Cazares, 8-Alexia Delgado, 9-Daniela Espinosa (11-Celiana Torres, 90+1), 10-Montserrat Hernandez, 14-Alexandra Martinez (17-Jimena Lopez, 29), 16-Marianna Maldonado (13-Diana Anguiano,68), 18-Alejandra Zaragoza (19-Karen Becerril, 68)
Subs not use: 5-Dulce Martinez, 6-Vanesa Gonzalez, 12-Paulina Gutierrez, 15-Fernanda Jaramillo, 20-Vannya Garcia 

Stats Summary: USA / Mexico
Shots: 19 / 5
Shots on Goal: 11 / 5
Saves: 4 / 8
Corner Kicks: 6 / 3
Fouls: 10 / 4
Offside:  3 / 0 

Misconduct Summary:
None 

Officials:
Referee: Danielle Chesky
Assistant Referee 1: Michelle Provan
Assistant Referee 2: Melissa Gonzalez  

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U-17 WNT Defeats Mexico 3-1 to Open 2015 NTC Invitational

CARSON, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2015)The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team opened the 2015 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational with a 3-1 victory against Mexico as midfielder Ashley Sanchez scored all three goals. The four-team tournament also features Japan and Canada. 

The USA currently sits in second place in the round-robin competition as Japan thrashed Canada 8-0 in the first match of the opening match day. 

The tournament continues on Friday, Feb. 13, with the USA facing Canada at 6 p.m. PT, while Mexico meets Japan at 3 p.m. PT. The third and final match day takes place on Sunday, Feb. 15, with the USA taking on Japan at 4 p.m. PT, and Canada meeting Mexico at 1 p.m. PT. All the matches are being played on the Glen “Mooch” Myernick Field at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center and can be watched live on ussoccer.com. 

Sanchez registered the third international hat trick of her U-17 career. She previously pounded in three goals in consecutive games against the Korea Republic in Mokpo last fall. 

Sanchez opened the scoring in the 14th minute when she beats two defenders along the top of the penalty box and finished high into the left side of the net just out of the goalkeeper’s reach. 

It took the SoCal Blues midfielder just two more minutes to double the lead as Kiara Pickett sent a through ball behind the Mexican defense. Sanchez took a touch and then finished to make it 2-0. 

Mexico pulled a goal back in the 22nd minute off a direct free kick as Alexia Delgado shot from outside the box on the left side, sending the ball over the U.S. wall and high into the left corner. 

Sanchez sealed the match in the 76th minute with a run that originated from the center-circle. She got behind the Mexican defense and finished low and hard into the right corner. 

This group of players, born in 1999 and 2000, are working to qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. The age cut-off for that tournament is players born on or after Jan. 1, 1999. 

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs Mexico U-17 Women’s National Team
Date: February 11, 2015
Competition: 2015 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational
Venue: Glen “Mooch” Myernick Field; Carson, Calif. 

Scoring Summary:       1          2          F                                             
USA                               2          1          3
MEX                              1          0          1 

USA - Ashley Sanchez                          14th minute
USA - Ashley Sanchez (Kiara Pickett)  16
MEX - Alexia Delgado                          22
USA - Ashley Sanchez (Kiara Pickett)  76 

Lineups:
USA: 22-Brooke Bollinger; 2-Joanna Harber, 4-Rachel Jones (18-Frankie Tagliaferri, 65), 9 Kiara Pickett (23-Sydney Zandi, 46), 7-Karlie Paschall (3-Sierra Enge,65), 8 Brianna Pinto,13-Karina Rodriguez, 15-Ashley Sanchez (16-Sophia Smith, 83), 14-Alexa Spaanstra, 17- Jordan Taylor (21-Emina Ekic, 65), 19-Taryn Torres (5-Jaelin Howell, 73)
Subs not used: 1-Hillary Beall, 10-Taryn Ries, 11-Isabel Rodriguez, 20-Olivia Jo Wade
Head Coach: B.J. Snow 

Mexico:  1-Miriam Aguirre, 2-Alma Lopez, 3-Kimberly Rodriguez, 4-Akemi Yokoyama, 7- Dayana Cazares, 8-Alexia Delgado, 9-Daniela Espinosa (11-Celiana Torres, 90+1), 10-Montserrat Hernandez, 14-Alexandra Martinez (17-Jimena Lopez, 29), 16-Marianna Maldonado (13-Diana Anguiano,68), 18-Alejandra Zaragoza (19-Karen Becerril, 68)
Subs not use: 5-Dulce Martinez, 6-Vanesa Gonzalez, 12-Paulina Gutierrez, 15-Fernanda Jaramillo, 20-Vannya Garcia 

Stats Summary: USA / Mexico
Shots: 19 / 5
Shots on Goal: 11 / 5
Saves: 4 / 8
Corner Kicks: 6 / 3
Fouls: 10 / 4
Offside:  3 / 0 

Misconduct Summary:
None 

Officials:
Referee: Danielle Chesky
Assistant Referee 1: Michelle Provan
Assistant Referee 2: Melissa Gonzalez 

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U-17 WNT Feb 11, 2015

U.S. Soccer to Host Second Annual U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational

CHICAGO (January 27, 2015) – For the second consecutive year, U.S. Soccer will host a four-team Under-17 women’s international tournament at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California. This year’s event will run from Feb 11-15 as the USA will host Japan, Mexico and Canada in the 2015 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational. All the matches will be staged on Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field at the U.S. Soccer NTC. 

Each of the match days - February 11, 13 and 15 – will feature a doubleheader with the USA playing the second game of the day. The winner of the competition will be based on total points with the first two tie-breakers being overall goal difference and then total goals scored. Admission to the matches is free to the public, as is parking. All six matches of the tournament will be shown live on ussoccer.com. 

Date

Teams

Kickoff (PT)

Location (U.S. Soccer NTC at StubHub Center)

Wed., Feb 11

Japan vs. Canada

3 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Wed., Feb 11

USA vs. Mexico

6 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Fri., Feb. 13

Mexico vs. Japan

3 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Fri., Feb. 13

USA vs. Canada

6 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Sun., Feb. 15

Canada vs. Mexico

1 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1

Sun. Feb. 15

USA vs. Japan

4 p.m.

Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field – Field #1 

At last year’s event, the USA defeated China PR, 4-0, New Zealand, 2-0, and Japan 2-1 to win the competition. Japan went on to win the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica later that summer. 

“We feel very fortunate that U.S. Soccer has given us another opportunity to host one of the top international tournaments in the world for this age group,” said U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team head coach B.J. Snow. “The inaugural event last year was a huge success and for the women’s game to continue to grow it’s critical that we provide a platform for our players to play against the best international competition at a younger age.”   

Snow has called in 21 players for the tournament, 15 born in 1999 – which is the age cut-off for the next U-17 Women’s World Cup – and six born in 2000.

“At this point in the cycle we want to continuously asses both individual player development and team development,” said Snow. “There is no better way to accomplish this than to compete against highly sophisticated and organized teams in a tournament environment. This should give us a great indication of where we are as team with a little over a year left before World Cup Qualifying.” 

The 2016 U-17 Women’s CONCACAF Championship tournament, slated for March of next year, will qualify three teams from the confederation for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup that is scheduled to take place in Jordan. 

U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Roster by Position: Detailed Roster
Hillary Beall (SoCal Blues; Laguna Beach, Calif.) Brooke Bollinger (Orlando City; Melbourne, Fla.)GOALKEEPERS (2):
Sierra Enge (Carlsbad Elite; Cardiff, Calif.), Joanna Harber (Eastside FC; Bellevue, Wash.), Karlie Paschall (Tennessee Soccer Club; Brentwood, Tenn.), Kiara Pickett (Camarillo Eagles; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Isabel Rodriguez (Michigan Hawks; Canton, Mich.), Karina Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), Sydney Zandi (Penn Fusion; West Chester, Pa.)DEFENDERS (7):
 Emina Ekic (Javanon SC; Fairdale, Ky.), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Ashley Sanchez (So Cal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Ohio), Taryn Torres (Solar Chelsea; Frisco, Texas),MIDFIELDERS (5): Rachel Jones (Tophat; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Taryn Ries (FC Portland; Portland, Ore.), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Fort Collins, Colo.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.), Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colts Neck, N.J.), Jordan Taylor (Ohio Premier Eagles; Wadsworth), Olivia Wade (La Roca FC; Kaysville, Utah)FORWARDS (6): 

Additional Notes:

  • Each team is allowed 21 players on its NTC Invitational tournament roster.
  • Teams will be allowed six total substitutions per game with no re-entry. In the second half of the matches, a team may stop the game a maximum of three times to make substitutions. During each of these stoppages, a team may make more than one substitution, up to the limit of the six total per match.
  • Substitutions made at halftime do not count as a stoppage in the second half.
  • Players eligible for the 2015 U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1999, which is the age cut-off for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
  • There will be no suspensions for accumulation of yellow cards during the tournament, but a player receiving a red card will have to sit out a minimum of one match.
  • If two or more teams are equal on goal difference and goals scored, the ties will be broken as follow: 1) greatest number of points obtained in the matches between the teams concerned; 2) goal difference resulting from the matches between the teams concerned; 3) greater number of goals scored in the matches between the teams concerned; 4) drawing of lots by the U-17 Women's NTC Invitational Tournament Committee.
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U-17 WNT Jan 27, 2015

2015 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational

U-17 WNT February 11, 2015 - February 15, 2015
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