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USA Qualifies for 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup with 5-0 Win vs. Canada

ST. GEORGES, Grenada (March 11, 2016) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team qualified for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup with a dominating 5-0 win against Canada in the semifinal of the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Championship at Grenada Athletics Stadium.

Alexa Spaanstra, Jordan Canniff, Civana Kuhlman, Sophia Smith and Frankie Tagliaferri all scored, while the team’s defense, solidified up the middle by midfielders Brianna Pinto and Jaelin Howell and center-backs Naomi Girma and Karina Rodriguez, pitched a third consecutive shutout in stellar overall performance for the USA.

Spaanstra opened the scoring with what proved to be the game-winner in the 33rd minute before Canniff provided a decisive goal in first half stoppage-time. At 14 years and seven months old, Canniff is now the second youngest scorer in international competition in U.S. WNT program history. Kuhlmann netted the USA’s third soon after halftime, a goal that put the match of reach, before Smith and Tagliaferri added a final pair of strikes in second-half stoppage time.

In the other semifinal, Mexico swept past Haiti 3-0, to earn a berth to Jordan and setting up a Group B rematch with the USA for the tournament title. The final between the USA and Mexico will take place on Sunday, March 13, and will be broadcast on FS2 and FOX Sports Go at 6 p.m. ET. The USA defeated Mexico, 1-0, in its second Group B match on a goal from Ashley Sanchez.

The 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will be staged from September 30 through October 21 in Jordan. The USA and Mexico become the fifth and sixth teams to qualify along with host Jordan, North Korea, Japan and New Zealand.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Alex Spaanstra (Kennedy Wesley), 33rd minute: Wesley overlapped from her right back position and swung in a cross from deep in the right corner. The ball dropped near the penalty spot and Spaanstra timed her run perfectly, beating her defender to the ball to strike a full volley with her instep into the lower right corner for her second goal of the tournament. USA 1, CAN 0 (SEE GOAL)

USA – Jordan Canniff, 45+1 minute: The USA had Canada under extended pressure and Civana Kuhlmann latched on to a cross that had skipped by a Canada defender in the penalty pox. She got off a point blank shot that was saved by Canada goalkeeper Lysianne Proulx, but the rebound fell right to Canniff, who slotted the ball home to double the U.S. lead just before the halftime break. USA 2, CAN 0 (SEE GOAL )

USA – Civana Kuhlmann (Kennedy Wesley), 54th minute: Wesley made a hard charging run down the right side of the field and curled in a low cross to the back post where Kuhlmann met it with a sliding strike, redirecting the ball with her knee inside the left post for her third goal of the tournament. USA 3, CAN 0 ( SEE GOAL)

USA – Sophia Smith, 91st minute: Canada goalkeeper Lysianne Proulx misplayed a back-pass which allowed the sprinting Smith, who had come on just six minutes earlier, to win the loose ball on the right side of the penalty box and shoot back across goal into the lower left corner. USA 4, CAN 0 ( SEE GOAL)

USA – Frankie Tagliaferri (Alex Spaanstra), 93rd minute: The U.S. kept their foot on the pedal through the final whistle and got a fifth as an attack was only half-cleared by Canada. The ball fell to Spaanstra in the right channel and she made a move around her defender before slipping a pass to Tagilaferri who one-timed a low shot inside the left post. USA 5, CAN 0 (SEE GOAL) FINAL

Next on the Schedule: The U.S. will face off against Mexico on March 13 (6 p.m. ET on FS2) at Grenada National Stadium in St. Georges, Grenada. Click here for the full tournament schedule.

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Additional Notes:

  • With five goals, Frankie Tagliaferri is tied for the lead in the tournament Golden Boot race with two Haitian players.
  • Ashley Sanchez has four goals and Civana Kuhlmann has three.
  • U.S. goalkeeper Laurel Ivory collected her third clean sheet of the competition, becoming the only ‘keeper with three in the tournament.
  • The USA did not allow a shot on goal from Canada.
  • Jordan Canniff is the second youngest player ever to score for the U.S. WNT in international competition, tallying tonight at 5,341 days old. Civana Kuhlman, who also scored tonight, was the youngest, scoring at the 2013 CONCACAF Women's Championship at 5,314 days old.
  • Eighteen of the 20 players on the U.S. roster have started a game in this tournament and 19 of the 20 have played, with only back-up goalkeeper Hillary Beall having yet to see the field.

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

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Canada U-17 Women’s National Team
Date:
March 11, 2016
Competition:
2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship – Semifinal
Venue:
Grenada Athletics Stadium; St. George’s, Grenada
Attendance:
1,000
Weather:
79 degrees; clear

Scoring Summary: 1   2   F
USA                        2   3   5
CAN                        0   0   0

USA – Alexa Spaanstra (Kennedy Wesley) 33rd minute
USA – Jordan Canniff (Civanna Kuhlmann) 45+1
USA – Civanna Kuhlmann (Kennedy Wesley) 54
USA – Sophia Smith 90+1
USA – Frankie Tagliaferri (Alexa Spaanstra) 90+3

Lineups:
USA
: 1-Laurel Ivory; 15-Kennedy Wesley, 16-Karina Rodriguez, 4-Naomi Girma, 19-Kate Wiesner; 8-Brianna Pinto, 18-Jaelin Howell, 17-Jordan Canniff (11-Izzy Rodriguez, 73), 10-Ashley Sanchez (capt.) (20-Frankie Tagliaferri, 77), 7-Alexa Spaanstra; 14-Civana Kuhlmann (3-Sophia Smith, 84)
Subs Not Used: 2-Taryn Torres, 5-Sydney Zandi, 6-Emily Smith, 9-Kiara Pickett, 12-Hilary Beall, 13-Rachel Jones

Head Coach: B.J. Snow

CAN : 18-Lysianne Proulx; 2-Emma Regan, 3-Julia Grosso, 6-Samantha Chang, 16-Ashley Cathro; 8-Sarah Stratigakis, 10-Anyssa Ibrahim (12-Vital Kats, 75), 14-Caitlin Shaw (4-Nahida Baalbaki, 46), 7-Shana Flynn, 9-Jordyn Huitema, 20-Jayde Riviere (11-Camila Gomez, 46)
Subs Not Used: 1-Marissa Zucchetto, 5-Kennedy Faulknor, 13-Nadège L’Espérance, 15-Lauren Raimondo, 17-Teni Akindoju, 19-Aaliyah Scott
Head Coach: Bev Priestman

Stats Summary: USA / CAN
Shots: 16 / 4
Shots on Goal: 11 / 0
Saves: 0 / 6
Corner Kicks: 3 / 0
Fouls: 8 / 2
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Tatiana Montes (PAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Thelma Beltran (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Lixy Enriquez (MEX)
4th Official: Francia Maria Gonzalez (MEX)

header photo courtesy of Haron Forteau
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- U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Canada U-17 Women’s National Team
Date:
March 11, 2016
Competition:
2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship – Semifinal
Venue:
Grenada Athletics Stadium; St. George’s, Grenada
Attendance:
1,000
Weather:
79 degrees; clear

Scoring Summary: 1   2   F
USA                        2   3   5
CAN                        0   0   0

USA – Alexa Spaanstra (Kennedy Wesley) 33rd minute
USA – Jordan Canniff (Civanna Kuhlmann) 45+1
USA – Civanna Kuhlmann (Kennedy Wesley) 54
USA – Sophia Smith 90+1
USA – Frankie Tagliaferri (Alexa Spaanstra) 90+3

Lineups:
USA
: 1-Laurel Ivory; 15-Kennedy Wesley, 16-Karina Rodriguez, 4-Naomi Girma, 19-Kate Wiesner; 8-Brianna Pinto, 18-Jaelin Howell, 17-Jordan Canniff (11-Izzy Rodriguez, 73), 10-Ashley Sanchez (capt.) (20-Frankie Tagliaferri, 77), 7-Alexa Spaanstra; 14-Civana Kuhlmann (3-Sophia Smith, 84)
Subs Not Used: 2-Taryn Torres, 5-Sydney Zandi, 6-Emily Smith, 9-Kiara Pickett, 12-Hilary Beall, 13-Rachel Jones

Head Coach: B.J. Snow

CAN : 18-Lysianne Proulx; 2-Emma Regan, 3-Julia Grosso, 6-Samantha Chang, 16-Ashley Cathro; 8-Sarah Stratigakis, 10-Anyssa Ibrahim (12-Vital Kats, 75), 14-Caitlin Shaw (4-Nahida Baalbaki, 46), 7-Shana Flynn, 9-Jordyn Huitema, 20-Jayde Riviere (11-Camila Gomez, 46)
Subs Not Used: 1-Marissa Zucchetto, 5-Kennedy Faulknor, 13-Nadège L’Espérance, 15-Lauren Raimondo, 17-Teni Akindoju, 19-Aaliyah Scott
Head Coach: Bev Priestman

Stats Summary: USA / CAN
Shots: 16 / 4
Shots on Goal: 11 / 0
Saves: 0 / 6
Corner Kicks: 3 / 0
Fouls: 8 / 2
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Tatiana Montes (PAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Thelma Beltran (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Lixy Enriquez (MEX)
4th Official: Francia Maria Gonzalez (MEX)

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US Soccer

U-17 WNT Defeats Chile 1-0 to Win Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires

Mar del Plata, ARGENTINA (February 17, 2018) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team defeated Chile 1-0 in its third and final game at the Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires tournament, with midfielder Samantha Kroeger scoring the game’s lone goal in the 20th minute.

The victory gave the USA the tournament title and a sweep of all three games after also defeating Argentina 9-0 and Uruguay 4-1.

“We’re very proud of the team for winning the tournament and scoring fourteen goals over the three games,” U.S. U-17 WNT head coach Mark Carr said. “We were able to accomplish many of our objectives during this trip and playing different teams in South America highlighted some growth areas for us moving forward. We have high standards in our program and we will continue to improve ahead of qualifying in April.”

Kroeger, who was seeing her first action of the tournament, was one of four players on the roster born in 2002. The goal was her second in the third U-17 cap.

The winning score came when defender Kennedy Wesley took off on a long dribble into the Chile defensive half and then played a pass to midfielder Talia DellaPeruta on the left wing. She sent in a hard cross on the ground from outside the penalty area, sliding the ball across the goal for the hard-charging Kroeger to finish.

In March, the U-17 WNT will have a domestic camp in Florida that will feature two games against Japan.

The USA will then participate in the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship being held in Nicaragua from April 19-29. The Americans seeded into Group B where they will face Costa Rica, Bermuda and Canada in the tournament that will qualify three teams to the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. 

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

Match: United States U-17 WNT vs. Chile U-17 WNT
Date: February 18, 2018
Competition: Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires
Venue: Estadio José María Minella; Buenos Aires, Argentina
Weather: 72 degrees; clear, light wind

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

USA – Samantha Kroeger (Talia DellaPeruta)                      20th minute

Lineups:
USA: 22-Julia Dohle; 4-Talia DellaPeruta, 23-Kennedy Wesley, 5-Tori Hansen; 2-Makenna Morris; 6-Astrid Wheeler, 10-Mia Fishel (capt.), 24-Croix Bethune; 16-Payton Linnehan (9-Jordan Canniff, 67), 18-Sunshine Fontes (8-Diana Ordonez, 46), Samantha Kroeger (7-Samantha Meza, 46)
Subs not used: 1-Angelina Anderson; 3-Kate Wiesner, 12-Cayla White, 13-Isabella D’Aquila, 15-Natalia Staude, 17-Maya Doms, 20-Sophia Jones
Head Coach: Mark Carr

CHI: 1-Tina Lyngcsh, 2-Emilia Pastrian, 3-Krishina Cabrera, 4-Sonya Keefe, 5-Valentina Diaz, 6-Elisa Duran (17-Martina Cordova, 70), 8-Antonia Alarcon, 9-Isadora Olave, 10-Michelle Olivares, 11-Elisa Perez, 18-Isabelle Kadzban
Subs not used: 7-Llanka Grof, 12-Antonia Canales, 13-Margarita Collinao, 14-Carolina Farias, 15-Yessenia Parra, 17-Martina Cordova, 22-Constanza Barrientos
Head Coach: Milenko Valenzuela

Stats Summary: USA / CHI                         
Shots: 20 / 1
Shots on Goal: 5 / 1
Saves: 4 / 1
Corner Kicks: 11 / 1
Fouls: 4 / 4
Offside: 3 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
None

2018 Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires Final Standings

Team

GP

W

L

D

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

USA

3

3

0

0

9

14

1

+13

Uruguay

3

1

1

1

4

4

4

0

Chile

3

1

2

0

3

4

6

-2

Argentina

3

0

2

1

1

2

13

-11


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U-17 WNT Defeats Uruguay 4-1 at Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires Tournament in Argentina

Mar del Plata, ARGENTINA (February 15, 2018) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team won its second game in as many tries at the Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires tournament with a 4-1 result against Uruguay. Forwards Isabella D’Aquila and Samantha Meza each scored twice.

All five goals were scored in the first half, four of them by the 27th minute, at which time the USA held a 3-1 lead before D’Aquila finished her brace just before the halftime whistle.

Up next on Sept. 17 the USA will face Chile, a 4-2 winner over Argentina in the other game on the second match day, in the tournament finale for the young Americans. A win or a tie vs. Chile will give the USA the championship.

The opening goal came just six minutes in as Maya Doms played Meza through on a breakaway to make it 1-0. Uruguay struck right back to equalize less than a minute later as Esperanza Pizarro capitalized on a U.S. mistake in the back.

The USA went ahead to stay three minutes later D’Aquila received a pass from Mia Fishel and dribbled at speed for 15 yards towards the goal with a defender on her hip. D’Aquila then broke free from her mark and slipped her shot past the goalkeeper.

The third goal came in the 27th minute as D’Aquila received a pass inside the penalty area and then laid the ball back to Jordan Canniff who clipped it over a defender’s foot to Meza who scored.

Canniff created the final goal as well, dribbling into the penalty box before flicking it with the outside of her foot to D’Aquila for her to finish from six-yards out.

D’Aquila’s two scores upped her international total to eight while Meza scored her first two at the U-17 level.

The USA played the final few minutes with 10 players after defender Smith Hunter received her second yellow card in the 85th minute and was ejected.

The USA will participate in the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship being held in Nicaragua from April 19-29. The Americans seeded into Group B where they will face Costa Rica, Bermuda and Canada in the tournament that will qualify three teams to the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. 

Carr’s roster consists of 18 players born in 2001 – the age cut off year for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup -- and four born in 2002.

The three South American teams, some of the strongest on the continent for women’s soccer outside of Brazil, are also preparing for their World Cup qualifying tournament. All three will participate in the 2018 South American Under-17 Women's Football Championship being held in March in Argentina. As host, Uruguay has an automatic berth, meaning only the top two finishers at that tournament will earn berths to the World Cup.

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

Match: United States U-17 Women's National Team vs. Uruguay U-17 Women’s National Team
Date: February 15, 2018
Competition: Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires
Venue: Estadio José María Minella; Mar del Plata, Argentina
Attendance: 175
Weather: 70 degrees, clear, light wind

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

USA – Samantha Meza (Maya Doms) 6th minute
URU – Esperanza Pizarro                                                     7                     
USA – Isabella D’Aquila (Mia Fishel)                                     10
USA – Samantha Meza (Jordan Canniff)                               27
USA ­– Isabella D’Aquila (Jordan Canniff)                              45

Lineups:
USA: 1-Angelina Anderson (capt.);14-Smith Hunter, 23-Kennedy Wesley (5-Tori Hansen,46), 15-Natalia Staude, 3-Kate Wiesner; 20-Sophia Jones (6-Astrid Wheeler, 63), 17-Maya Doms (Croix Bethune, 46), 10-Mia Fishel, 7-Samantha Meza, 13-Isabella D’Aquila (16-Payton Linnehan,75), 9-Jordan Canniff (8-Sunshine Fontes, 63)
Subs not used: 2- Makenna Morris, 4-Talia DellaPeruta, 8-Diana Ordonez, 11-Sam Kroeger, 12-Cayla White, 22-Julia Dohle
Head Coach: Mark Carr

URU: 1-Brisa Da Silva, 4-Tatiana Lima, 3-Sofi Ramondegui, 5-Denya Morales (15-Karol Bermudez, 57), 8-Sasha Larrea, 9-Cecilia Gomez (17-Iara Romeo, 87), 10-Valentina Morales, 11-Esperanza Pizarro, 14-Antonella Ferrandans, 19-Michaela Dominguez, 20-Maytel Costa
Subs not used: 1-Daniela Oliviera, 6-Sharron Lopez, 7-Angela Gomez, 12-Inailen Rodriguez, 13-Adriana Salvagno, 16-Victoria Martinez, 18-Wendy Carballo, 21-Nikol Laurnaga, 73-Josefina Villa

Stats Summary: USA / URU                       
Shots: 9 / 6
Shots on Goal: 5 / 2
Saves: 1 / 1
Corner Kicks: 7 / 0
Fouls: 10 / 8
Offside: 2 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
URU – Valentina Morales (caution)               36th minute
USA – Sunshine Fontes (caution)                  67
USA – Smith Hunter (caution)                        70
USA – Astrid Wheeler (caution)                     80
USA – Smith Hunter (caution)                        85
USA – Smith Hunter (ejection)                       85                   

2018 Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires Standings

Team

GP

W

L

D

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

USA

2

2

0

0

6

13

1

+12

Uruguay

2

1

1

0

3

4

4

0

Chile

2

1

1

0

3

4

5

-1

Argentina

2

0

2

0

0

2

13

-11


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US Soccer

U-17 WNT Rolls Past Argentina 9-0 to Open Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Feb. 13, 2018) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team opened the Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires tournament with a 9-0 victory against Argentina as forward Sunshine Fontes scored four goals.

Forward Petyon Linnehan scored twice while midfielder Croix Bethune, forward Isabella D’Aquila and defender Kate Wiesner added single scores.

The original games schedule for the tournament had the USA playing Chile first, but it was switched after the U.S. team arrived in Argentina, and the Americans will now face Uruguay on Feb. 15 and Chile on Feb. 17. Uruguay defeated Chile 3-0 in the other match.

It was the second four-goal performance of the year for Fontes as she also found the net four times against Venezuela on Jan. 15 in Florida. The hat trick plus one upped her international goal total to 10 in 14 caps.

The first goal came just four minutes into the game as captain Kate Wiesner dribbled down the left sideline and crossed hard on the ground for Fontes to finish. The USA had to wait until the 32nd minute for its second, but it came via a Wiesner to Fontes connection again on a similar scoring sequence.

Linnehan added the third after picking up a deflection off an Argentina player and nailing a powerful shot into the left side of the net from outside the penalty area. On the cusp of halftime, Bethune scored her seventh career international goal to make 4-0 after beating several defenders and hitting a rocker from outside the box.

Five minutes into the second half, Bethune set up Linnehan for her second, and fourth of her U-17 career, and then Fontes scored in the 53rd and 64th minutes to complete her four-goal day. The first goal saw the Hawaii native Fontes clinical inside the penalty area once again, finishing a cross on the ground from Maya Doms, and the second came after she ran onto a through ball from Linnehan, dribbled around the ‘keeper and slotted home on the ground.

D’Aquila added the eighth goal (and her sixth internationally) in the 76th while Wiesner finished the scoring off a header in the 86th for her third goal at the U-17 level.

U.S. head coach Mark Carr brought 22 players for the trip, almost all who have seen extensive action with the squad during the first year of this cycle in 2017. Sixteen of the players come from U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy clubs.

The USA will participate in the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship being held in Nicaragua from April 19-29. The Americans seeded into Group B where they will face Costa Rica, Bermuda and Canada in the tournament that will qualify three teams to the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. 

Carr’s roster consists of 18 players born in 2001 – the age cut off year for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup -- and four born in 2002.

The three South American teams, some of the strongest on the continent for women’s soccer outside of Brazil, are also preparing for their World Cup qualifying tournament. All three will participate in the 2018 South American Under-17 Women's Football Championship being held in March in Argentina. As host, Uruguay has an automatic berth, meaning only the top two finishers at that tournament will earn berths to the World Cup.

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

Match: United States U-17 Women's National Team vs. Argentina U-17 Women’s National Team
Date: February 13, 2018
Competition: Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires; Mar del Plata, Argentina
Venue: Estadio José María Minella
Attendance: 300
Weather: 70 degrees, clear, light wind 

Scoring Summary:    1          2          F         
USA                             4          5          9
ARG                            0          0          0 

USA – Sunshine Fontes (Kate Wiesner)                               4th minute
USA – Sunshine Fontes (Kate Wiesner)                                32                   
USA – Peyton Linnehan                                                         34
USA – Croix Bethune                                                             45
USA ­– Peyton Linnehan (Croix Bethune)                              50
USA –  Sunshine Fontes (Maya Doms)                                  53
USA –  Sunshine Fontes (Peyton Linnehan)                          65
USA – Isabella D’Aquila (Smith Hunter)                                76
USA – Kate Wiesner (Jordan Canniff)                                   86           

Lineups:
USA: 1-Angelina Anderson; 4-Talia DellaPeruta (14-Smith Hunter, 62), 23-Kennedy Wesley, 15-Natalia Staude, 3-Kate Wiesner (capt.); 20-Sophia Jones, 17-Maya Doms, 24-Croix Bethune; 16-Payton Linnehan (2-Makenna Morris, 71), 18-Sunshine Fontes (13-Isabella D'Aquila, 69), 9-Jordan Canniff
Subs not used: 5-Tori Hansen, 6-Astrid Wheeler, 7-Samantha Meza, 8-Diana Ordonez, 10-Mia Fishel, 11-Sam Kroeger, 12-Cayla White
Head Coach: Mark Carr 

ARG: 1-Canila Aballay, 2-Aldana Navarez, 3-Carla Gramajo (21-Melanie Toralei, 55), 4-Stephanie Melgarejo (20-Carla Lescano, 61), 5-Agustina Vargas, 6-Milagros Otazu, 7-Agustina Arias (Brisa Galeano, 65), 8-Maricel Pereyra (19-Agostina Holzlieier, 46), 9- Ayelen Acuña (16-Narylyn Targhetta, 56), 10-Dalila Ippolito, 11-Rocio Vazquez
Subs not used: 12-Laura Rivarcla, 13-Maylen Macarrof, 14-Bruisa Galeano, 15-Citiara Singarella, 17-Sofía Juares, 18-Estefania Palomar, 22-Marcela Figueroa
Head Coach: Carlos Borello 

Stats Summary: USA / ARG                       
Shots: 17 / 5
Shots on Goal: 12 / 4
Saves: 3 / 3
Corner Kicks: 6 / 0
Fouls: 6 / 5
Offside: 2 / 1 

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Kennedy Wesley (caution)                  22th minute
USA – Talia DellaPeruta (caution)                 46 

2018 Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires Standings

Team

GP

W

L

D

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

USA

1

1

0

0

3

9

0

+9

Uruguay

1

1

0

0

3

3

0

+3

Chile

1

0

1

0

0

0

3

-3

Argentina

1

0

1

0

0

0

9

-9

 

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US Soccer

U-17 WNT Headed to Argentina for Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires

CHICAGO (Feb. 2, 2018) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will make its first international trip of the year when it travels to Mar del Plata, Argentina from Feb. 7-19 for a training camp and three excellent matches as part of the Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires tournament.

The USA will face Chile (Feb. 13), 2017 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup host Uruguay (Feb. 15) and Argentina (Feb. 17) as the young Americans continue preparations for the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship in April. All the games will be played at Estadio José María Minella in Mar del Plata.

The three South American teams, some of the strongest on the continent for women’s soccer outside of Brazil, are also preparing for their World Cup qualifying tournament. All three will participate in the 2018 South American Under-17 Women's Football Championship being held in March in Argentina. As host, Uruguay has an automatic berth, meaning only the top two finishers at that tournament will earn berths to the World Cup.

“What a great trip this will be for our players,” said Carr. “The opportunity to travel to South America, experience the overall environment there and play three talented teams has so many positives for this team’s continued development. This will no doubt be some of the best preparation for qualifying that we could get.”

U.S. head coach Mark Carr has called up 22 players for the trip, almost all of whom saw extensive action with the squad during the first year of this cycle in 2017. Sixteen of the players come from U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy clubs.

Eleven players on the roster are in double-figures in caps already in their U-17 careers, led by defender Kate Wiesner (25), defender Kennedy Wesley (23) and forward Jordan Canniff (20). All three were a part of the previous cycle and played at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.

Canniff leads the group in international goals with nine while Maya Doms, Croix Bethune and Sunshine Fontes have six each. Isabella D'Aquila has five.

The USA will participate in the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship being held in Nicaragua from April 19-29. The Americans, seeded atop Group B as reigning regional champs, will face Costa Rica, Bermuda and Canada in the tournament that will qualify three teams to the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.  

Carr’s roster consists of 18 players born in 2001 – the age cut off year for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup – and four born in 2002.

U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Angelina Anderson (Mustang SC; Danville, Calif.), Julia Dohle (New York City FC; Scarsdale, N.Y.), Cayla White (McLean; Arlington, Va.)                      

DEFENDERS (6): Tori Hansen (NC Courage Academy; Raleigh, N.C.), Smith Hunter (Seattle Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Natalia Staude (NTH Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.), Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.), Kate Wiesner (LAFC Slammers; Monrovia, Calif.)   

MIDFIELDERS (7): Croix Bethune (Concord Fire SC; Alpharetta, Ga.), Talia DellaPeruta (NTH Tophat; Cumming, Ga.), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Sophia Jones (San Jose Earthquakes; Menlo Park, Calif.), Samantha Kroeger (World Class FC; West Milford, N.J.), Astrid Wheeler (Concord Fire SC; Atlanta, Ga.)                                                                                         

FORWARDS (6): Jordan Canniff (Washington Spirit - Baltimore Armour; California, Md.), Isabella D'Aquila (So Cal Blues; Mission Viejo, Calif), Sunshine Fontes (Hawaii Rush; Wahiawa, Hawaii), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars of Mass; Douglas, Mass.), Samantha Meza (Solar SC; Dallas, Texas), Diana Ordonez (FC Dallas; Prosper, Texas)             
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U-17 WNT Feb 2, 2018
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USA Schedule Set for 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship

CHICAGO (Jan. 31, 2018) - The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) conducted the final draw for the upcoming 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship, and the United States will face Canada, Costa Rica and Bermuda in Group B play.

The USA opens the tournament on April 20 against Costa Rica, faces Bermuda on April 22 and will play Canada on April 24 in the Group B finale.

All of the USA’s group matches kickoff at 10 p.m. ET (8 p.m. local). The semifinal matches are scheduled for April 27 with the Championship and Third-Place match to take place on April 29.

2018 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship

USA’s Group B Schedule

Date  

Match             

Kickoff (ET)

Venue

April 20

USA vs. Costa Rica

10 p.m.             

National Stadium; Managua, Nicaragua

April 22

USA vs. Bermuda

10 p.m.

National Stadium; Managua, Nicaragua

April 24

USA vs. Canada

10 p.m.        

National Stadium; Managua, Nicaragua

The match against Bermuda marks the first time a U.S. Women’s National Team has played the island nation at any level. These will also be the first U.S. WNT matches at any age level played in Nicaragua. 

“It’s great to know our opponents in Managua as we’ve been waiting for the chance to qualify for the 2018 Under-17 Women’s World Cup for a long time,” said U.S. head coach Mark Carr, who has coached the core of the U.S. team since the U-15 level. “After seeing the pathway for the U-20s, we know that there will be no guarantees as every opponent will make it hard for us. There is an opportunity for three teams from eight to qualify for the World Cup and everyone wants to go to Uruguay just as badly as us. Our challenge will be to bring our best every game.”

The draw, which was held at the CONCACAF headquarters in Miami, also placed the hosts in Group A with Mexico, Haiti and Puerto Rico. As host, Nicaragua was seeded into Group A while the defending tournament champion USA was seeded atop Group B.

Estadio Nacional in the capital of Managua will be the venue for all sixteen tournament matches played across eight matchdays.

After round-robin play within the groups, the top two finishers in each group will cross-over for the semifinals with the winners of those games, along the winner of the third-place match, earning berths to the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held from Nov. 13-Dec. 1 in Uruguay.

 “Of course, the draw gives us more focus, but ultimately, it will be about how we prepare, perform and execute that will determine if we achieve our goals,” said Carr. “I know our team will be prepared, focused and ready to get going in Nicaragua.”

Just five teams have qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup so far, host Uruguay plus Japan, Korea Republic and Korea DPR, which earned their berths by finishing as the top three teams at the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship last September in Thailand, as well as New Zealand from Oceania. The remaining 11 nations will qualify over the course of this year.

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U-17 WNT Jan 31, 2018
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