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USA Defeats Mexico 2-1 to Claim 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Title

ST. GEORGES, Grenada (March 13, 2016) – Forward Civana Kuhlmann scored a dramatic game-winner in the 86th minute as the U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team won the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship with a 2-1 victory against Mexico.

Ashley Sanchez opened the scoring with her fifth goal of the tournament in the 43rd minute and Mexico equalized in the 69th to set the stage for Kuhlmann’s heroics.

“It’s been an emotional two weeks and it’s been a hard-fought two weeks,” said U.S. head coach B.J. Snow. “The girls are ecstatic, and I’m proud of them for pushing through some adversity today. Five games in nine days in this heat against this type of competition is tough, and every game we had was very difficult. The girls learned from it and pushed themselves through some things they’ve never had to deal with before. It was a total team effort.”

Sanchez won the Golden Ball as the tournament’s top player and Laurel Ivory, who played every minute in goal for the USA, won the Golden Glove as the top goalkeeper in the competition. Ivory, who had little to do for most of the tournament, made a huge save near the end of the game to keep it knotted at 1-1.

Seven U.S. players made the Best XI Team for the tournament: Ivory, Naomi Girma, Kennedy Wesley, Brianna Pinto, Jaelin Howell, Sanchez and Kuhlmann

The USA had already booked its place in the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan with a 5-0 victory against Canada in the semifinal on March 11, but the championship game triumph gives the USA its third U-17 CONCACAF title (2008, 2012, 2016). Mexico earned its berth to the Women’s World Cup via a 3-0 semifinal win against Haiti, while Canada booked CONCACAF’s final World Cup spot with a 4-2 win against Haiti in the third place match.

The USA had far more dangerous chances on the night, including a shot from Kuhlmann in the first half that smacked off the crossbar at the upper left corner, but Mexico goalkeeper Miriam Aguirre made numerous big-time saves to keep the game close.

Sophia Smith entered the game in the 79th minute and set up the winning goal with an excellent cross from the right wing that Kuhlmann met with a powerful slide to seal the victory, although Mexico’s Jacqueline Ovalle, who scored Mexico’s earlier equalizer, hit the outside of the left post in the dying seconds of the match.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Ashley Sanchez, 43rd minute: A ball was played over the top by the USA and bounced in the penalty area. Alessandra Ramirez headed it up in the air and Sanchez was first to the falling ball, deftly lifting it over the defender and goalkeeper into the open net for her fifth goal of the tournament. USA 1, MEX 0 ( SEE GOAL)

MEX – Jacqueline Ovalle (Maricarmen Reyes), 69th minute: Mexico put together a nice build up down the right side and served a cross into the middle where Maricarmen Reyes collected well at the top of the box. She then played a pass square to Ovalle, who took a touch into the penalty area on the left side and hit a perfect shot just inside the right post past diving U.S. goalkeeper Laurel Ivory. USA 1, MEX 1 (SEE GOAL)

USA – Civana Kuhlmann (Sophia Smith), 86th minute: With the USA pushing for the winner, substitute Sophia Smith fought off a defender on the right wing and whipped in a cross. Kuhlmann timed her run perfectly and knifed through the goal area to smash home a volley with her knee. It was her fourth goal of the tournament. USA 2, MEX 1 ( SEE GOAL) FINAL

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
MEX – Miriam Aguirre, 8th minute:
Ashley Sanchez beat two defenders around the left side and dribbled toward the near post. Aguirre held her position and batted the close range shot over the goal for a corner kick.

MEX – Miriam Aguirre, 17th minute: Aguirre came up big again on Sanchez, once again cutting down the angle on a one-on-one and threw her body in front of the shot to block the close range chance.

MEX – Miriam Aguirre, 57th minute: JaelinHowell hit a bending shot from the top of the box that was headed into the upper right corner before Aguirre leapt to push the ball out for a corner kick.

MEX – Miriam Aguirre, 65th minute: Civana Kuhlmann got behind the defense on the right side and fired low, but Aguirre turned it away with a kick save.

USA – Laurel Ivory, 80th minute: With the game in the balance, Mexico got off a shot from the right side of the penalty area that Ivory was able to get her gloves on with a dive to her right that helped the ball bounce just wide right of the post.

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Additional Notes:

  • The USA won its World Cup Qualifying group for the fifth consecutive time and remains perfect in the Qualifying group stage with a 15-0-0 all-time record since the beginning of the competition in 2008.
  • Overall, the USA has 25-game unbeaten streak (23-0-2) in this tournament since it began in 2008, outscoring opponents 137-5.
  • The USA scored 18 goals in this year’s tournament and allowed two.
  • Six different players have scored the USA’s 18 goals: Frankei Tagliaferri (5), Ashley Sanchez (5), Civana Kuhlmann (4), Alexa Spaanstra (2), Jordan Canniff (1) and Sophia Smith (1).
  • Ashley Sanchez scored in four out of the five matches and was tied for the team lead with five goals along with Frankie Tagliaferri.
  • Laurel Ivory picked up three clean sheets during the competition.
  • Mexico started seven of the same players from the teams’ match in group play, while the USA started eight.
  • U.S. right back Kennedy Wesley was injured at the end of the first half and had to be replaced at halftime. The USA’s other two right back options (Sydney Zandi and Kiara Pickett) were already injured, so midfielder Alexa Spaanstra filled in at right back for the second half.
  • Sophia Smith led the USA with four assists during the tournament.

- U.S. U-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:
March 13, 2016
Competition:
2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship – Final
Venue:
Grenada Athletics Stadium; St. George’s, Grenada
Attendance:
2,500
Weather:
88 degrees; clear

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

USA – Ashley Sanchez                                                          43rd minute
MEX – Jacqueline Ovalle (Montserrat Hernandez)               69
USA – Civana Kuhlmann (Sophia Smith)                              86

Lineups:
USA
: 1-Laurel Ivory; 15-Kennedy Wesley (11-Izzy Rodriguez, 46), 16-Karina Rodriguez, 4-Naomi Girma, 19-Kate Wiesner (3-Sophia Smith, 79); 8-Brianna Pinto, 18-Jaelin Howell, 17-Jordan Canniff (20-Frankie Tagliaferri, 65), 10-Ashley Sanchez (capt.), 7-Alexa Spaanstra; 14-Civana Kuhlmann
Subs Not Used:
2-Taryn Torres, 6-Emily Smith, 12-Hilary Beall, 13-Rachel Jones
Not Available: 5-Sydney Zandi, 9-Kiara Pickett

Head Coach: B.J. Snow

MEX: 12-Miriam Aguirre; 2-Ashley Soto, 3-Alessandra Ramirez, 4-Kimberly Rodriguez, 14-Reyna Reyes (18-Veronica Avalos, 90+2), 20-Maricarmen Reyes (17-Luisa Delgado, 56), 8-Alexia Delgado (capt.), 7-Dayana Cazares (19-Gabriela Juarez, 66); 9-Daniela Espinosa, 10-Montserrat Hernandez, 11-Jacqueline Ovalle
Subs Not Used: 1-Kelsey Brann, 5-Jimena Lopez, 6-Vanessa Gonzalez, 13-Akemi Yokoyama, 15-Alma Lopez, 16-Alexandra Martinez
Head Coach: Christopher Cuellar

Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 24 / 10
Shots on Goal: 12 / 5
Saves: 4 / 10
Corner Kicks: 7 / 5
Fouls: 7 / 8
Offside: 2 / 0 

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (CAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Suzanne Morisset (CAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephanie Yee Sing (JAM)
4th Official: Joanne Monestime (HAI)

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- U.S. U-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:
March 13, 2016
Competition:
2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship – Final
Venue:
Grenada Athletics Stadium; St. George’s, Grenada
Attendance:
2,500
Weather:
88 degrees; clear

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

USA – Ashley Sanchez                                                          43rd minute
MEX – Jacqueline Ovalle (Montserrat Hernandez)               69
USA – Civana Kuhlmann (Sophia Smith)                              86

Lineups:
USA
: 1-Laurel Ivory; 15-Kennedy Wesley (11-Izzy Rodriguez, 46), 16-Karina Rodriguez, 4-Naomi Girma, 19-Kate Wiesner (3-Sophia Smith, 79); 8-Brianna Pinto, 18-Jaelin Howell, 17-Jordan Canniff (20-Frankie Tagliaferri, 65), 10-Ashley Sanchez (capt.), 7-Alexa Spaanstra; 14-Civana Kuhlmann
Subs Not Used:
2-Taryn Torres, 6-Emily Smith, 12-Hilary Beall, 13-Rachel Jones
Not Available: 5-Sydney Zandi, 9-Kiara Pickett

Head Coach: B.J. Snow

MEX: 12-Miriam Aguirre; 2-Ashley Soto, 3-Alessandra Ramirez, 4-Kimberly Rodriguez, 14-Reyna Reyes (18-Veronica Avalos, 90+2), 20-Maricarmen Reyes (17-Luisa Delgado, 56), 8-Alexia Delgado (capt.), 7-Dayana Cazares (19-Gabriela Juarez, 66); 9-Daniela Espinosa, 10-Montserrat Hernandez, 11-Jacqueline Ovalle
Subs Not Used: 1-Kelsey Brann, 5-Jimena Lopez, 6-Vanessa Gonzalez, 13-Akemi Yokoyama, 15-Alma Lopez, 16-Alexandra Martinez
Head Coach: Christopher Cuellar

Stats Summary: USA / MEX
Shots: 24 / 10
Shots on Goal: 12 / 5
Saves: 4 / 10
Corner Kicks: 7 / 5
Fouls: 7 / 8
Offside: 2 / 0 

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (CAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Suzanne Morisset (CAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephanie Yee Sing (JAM)
4th Official: Joanne Monestime (HAI)

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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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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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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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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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