U-23 WNT Ties Korea Republic
MARBURG, Germany (May 29, 2010) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National
Team drew 2-2 with the Korean Republic U-20 Women’s National Team, the
second straight 2-2 draw for the U.S. team in Germany after tying the
hosts U-23 side by the same score three days ago.
The USA took a lead in the 31st minute off a goal from Melissa Henderson,
her second in two matches, but gave up an equalizer just a minute later
after U.S. defender Megan Jesolva inadvertently knocked the ball into her
The South Koreas, who were drawn into the USA’s Group D at the 2010 FIFA
U-20 Women’s World Cup, then went ahead just before halftime. The USA,
which out-shot the Koreans 16-3 for the match, got an equalizer through
5-foot-11 University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin striker Sarah Hagen in the
The USA and South Korea meet on July 21 at Bielefelder Alm Stadium in
Bielefeld, Germany, to finish group play at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s
U23 WNT Ties Germany
MARBURG, Germany (May 26, 2010) – The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National
Team drew 2-2 with the Germany U-23 WNT during an exhibition that at times
featured pouring rain.
The match featured a wild last five minutes of the first half as Germany
scored twice in a four-minute span, before Notre Dame forward Melissa
Henderson pulled one back at the stroke of halftime.
The USA out-shot Germany 12-6, but could not manufacture an equalizer
until the 82nd minute when UCLA’s Lauren Barnes took a free kick from
about 25 yards out near the left sideline. She swung the ball into Notre
Dame’s Lauren Fowlkes who won a header, sending her shot into the upper
Ellis Names 21 Player Roster For U20 World Cup in
(May 31, 2010) – U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team head coach Jillian
Ellis has named the 21 players who will represent the United States at the
2010 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup, being held in Bochum, Bielefeld,
Augsburg and Dresden, Germany from July 13-Aug. 1.
Ellis named her squad after a two-week training camp in Los Angeles and
San Diego which was the last extended domestic event for the U.S. team
before it departs for Germany in early July. The U.S. team will play its
final international matches before the World Cup in Europe as the squad
will travel to Germany on June 6 for two games, facing Japan on June 10
and Germany on June 13.
Several Florida Players Contribute in U-20 Win Over
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (May 22, 2010) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National
Team swept both games of a two-game series against the Mexican U-20
Women’s National Team during a now-completed training camp at the U.S.
Olympic Training Center outside of San Diego. The USA won 2-1 on May 20
and 4-0 on May 22.
Both teams are preparing for the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be
held in Germany this summer.
In the first match, the USA got a dramatic stoppage time goal from
midfielder Amber Brooks to pull out the deserved result, but the Americans
did not open the scoring until the 78th minute. The goal came off a direct
free kick from midfielder Teresa Noyola, who bent the ball into the net
from 25 yards out.
Mexico tied the match in the 81st minute on a penalty kick after U.S.
defender Toni Pressley was called for a handball in the penalty box. U.S.
goalkeeper Adrianna Franch guessed correctly, diving to her right, but was
unable to get a hand on Renae Cuellar’s low drive into the corner.
Wambach Scores Twice, Lilly and O'Reilly Add Goals As
U.S. Women Roll to Impressive 4-0 Victory Against Germany
Ohio (May 22, 2010) – The U.S. Women’s National Team scored two goals in
each half for a highly impressive 4-0 victory against Germany in front of
more than 10,000 fans who came out to witness a clash between the world’s
top two teams according to the latest FIFA rankings.
The USA started the match with a rough first 20 minutes that featured
numerous giveaways in the midfield but then starting stringing passes
together. The possession flipped the game on the Germans, who were
definitely the aggressors early on as star forward Inka Grings was caught
offside three times in the first quarter of an hour.
The U.S. pressure led to the first score when Abby Wambach collected a
service in the penalty area with her back to the goal. As she turned, she
banged bodies with German defender Saskia Bartusiak, who had arm hooked
around Wambach’s upper body. Wambach went down and referee Margaret Domka
pointed to the penalty spot.
USA Defeats Mexico 1-0 in First Ever-Snow Game For
Utah (March 31, 2010) – The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Mexico 1-0
on snow-covered field as Abby Wambach scored the game’s lone goal in the
60th minute. It marked the first time in the 26-year, 443-game history of
the U.S. Women that the team has played a game in snow.
The snow fell throughout the morning and afternoon before kickoff, and
kept falling during the entire 90 minutes, increasing in intensity during
the second half. The snow blanketed the pitch, making for some unique
conditions as the players struggled to connect short passes that got caught
up in the snow and had difficulty keeping their feet in the slippery
Despite the weather, the U.S. team created a good number of dangerous
chances, but Mexican goalkeeper Erika Vanegas played a fantastic match,
making 12 saves including several spectacular stops.
U.S. Women Set To Finish Two Game Set Against Mexico
at Rio Tinto Stadium
U.S. WOMEN ARRIVE IN UTAH TO FINISH TWO-GAME SET VS. MEXICO:
After a solid 3-0 victory against Mexico on March 28 in San Diego, the
U.S. Women’s National Team has traveled to Salt Lake City in preparation
for facing Mexico again on March 31 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.
Rio Tinto, the home of MLS champion Real Salt Lake, will be hosting the
U.S. WNT for the first time. The match kicks off at 7 p.m. MT on ESPN2 and
will be the 50th match for U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage at the helm of the
U.S. team. The U.S. players will return to their WPS clubs immediately
after the game to prepare for the opening of the WPS season on the weekend
of April 10 and 11. The U.S. team will not come together again until
mid-May to prepare for the clash with Germany on May 22 at Cleveland
Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio (6 p.m. ET on ESPN2). The USA is riding
a 42-game unbeaten streak in domestic matches (39-0-3).
USA Defeats Mexico 3-0 in First Domestic Match of
SAN DIEGO (March 28, 2010) – The U.S. Women’s National Team opened its
2010 domestic schedule with a convincing 3-0 win against Mexico at the
University of San Diego’s Torero Stadium.
Forward Amy Rodriguez opened the scoring in the 12th minute with her first
goal since scoring against New Zealand in the 2008 Olympics, while Shannon
Boxx and Lauren Cheney added goals on either side of halftime. For Cheney,
it was her team-leading fifth goal of 2010 and ninth of her international
Playing for the first time since a 3-2 victory against Germany in the
championship game of the 2010 Algarve Cup on March 3, the U.S. team, led
by ussoccer.com Woman of the Match Amy LePeilbet held Mexico to a single
shot in each half. The U.S. outshot Mexico 21-2, including a 10-0
advantage in shots on goal as U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo did not need to
make a save while recording her third shutout of the year.
US Women Set To Face Mexico in San Diego
U.S. WOMEN OPEN 2010 DOMESTIC SCHEDULE WITH MATCHES AGAINST MEXICO: Coming
off a championship run at the 2010 Algarve Cup in Portugal in early March,
the U.S. Women’s National Team begins its domestic schedule with two matches
against Mexico on March 28 at Torero Stadium on the campus of the University
of San Diego (2 p.m. PT live on FSC and Fox Sports Español) and on March 31
at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah (7 p.m. MT on ESPN2). These two matches
are the final international games for the USA before the second season of
WPS kicks off on the weekend of April 10 and 11. The U.S. call-ups left WPS
pre-season camps for these two matches and will be returning immediately to
their clubs from Salt Lake City. For each match, Pia Sundhage will suit up
18 of the 24 players who have been called in. Since coaching her first game
at the helm of the United States in January of 2008, Sundhage has compiled
an overall record of 44-1-3 with the only loss in regulation time coming in
the first game of the 2008 Olympics. The match in Sandy will be Sundhage’s
50th as head coach of the USA.
Rohrscheib represents Venezuela at
U20 World Cup qualifier
West Broward senior soccer standout Andrea Rohrscheib represented Venezuela
in the women's under-20 World Cup qualifying tournament March 3-17 in
Rohrscheib helped Venezuela finish 2-2 to place third in Group B, which also
included Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Peru.
``It was an amazing experience,'' Rohrscheib said via e-mail. ``I played in
the match against Uruguay, which we won 2-1.
``For my first international match, I played very good. I helped out with
the first goal, and I was able to score in the second half, but it was
called offsides. The game announcers said a lot of good things about me.''
Barron Collier junior draws interest of Olympic
— After Barron Collier junior Jen Martin helped lead the Cougars to a home
regional semifinal win against Fort Myers in January, BC coach Ray Morgan
huddled the team together. After his postgame talk, he asked Martin if she
had anything to say to her teammates.
Humbly, Martin informed them that she would be playing with a regional group
of players her age in a series of Olympic Development Program international
friendlies held in Costa Rica between April 5-12.
The ODP selects America’s best young soccer players through a series of
domestic regional tournaments, groups them by age and develops them to
potentially become players on future national teams.
Morgan Brian Scores Two As USA Gets Past Costa Rica
ALAJUELA, Costa Rica (March 14, 2010) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s
National Team earned its third straight blowout win at the CONCACAF U-17
Women’s Championships, defeating host Costa Rica 10-0 to take first place in
The USA scored five goals in each half as forward Taylor Smith recorded a
hat trick, Lindsey Horan and Morgan Brian had two goals each and Alex Doll,
Kaili Torres and Jennifer Gonzalez tallied single scores.
The USA had already qualified for the semifinals after dominating victories
in the first two group games and will now face the second place team from
Group B – either Mexico or Canada – in the one of the semifinal matches on
March 18. The winners of the two semifinals will earn berths to the 2010
FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Trinidad & Tobago.
Touching Post-Match Moment Caps U.S. U-17 WNT Victory
Costa Rica (March 10, 2010) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team opened
the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championships with a 9-0 victory against Haiti as
forward Lindsey Horan led the team with four goals and two assists.
While the USA scored several artistic goals, the most amazing moment from
the game came after the final whistle as Haitian goalkeeper Alexandra Coby
slumped to the turf in tears. Her coach helped her to her feet, and while
still sobbing, she saw U.S. goalkeeper Bryane Heaberlin walking toward her.
Coby embraced Heaberlin in a tight hug and held on. What followed was a rare
sight in sports and an emotional and memorable moment for the young
All the U.S. players surrounded Coby and Heaberlin in a huge group hug that
lasted at least 90 seconds. When it broke up, the entire U.S. team left the
field in tears.
Under-18 WNT Defeats Germany U-19 WNT
LA MANGA, Spain (March 3, 2010) – The U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team used
an own goal to defeat the German U-19 Women’s National Team 1-0 in its
second match of the Ten Nations Tournament. The U.S. defeated Sweden 3-1 in
its opening match on March 1.
The lone goal came 11 minutes into the game after forward Katie Stengel beat
her defender down the left wing, cut the ball back to her right foot just
before the end line and then sent a hard cross into the box. German defender
Johanna Elsig was retreating towards her own goal and tried to clear, but
instead inadvertently miss-hit the ball into her own net.
The win over Germany’s U-19s came on the same day the full U.S. Women’s
National Team beat Germany 3-2 in the championship game of the Algarve Cup
in Faro, Portugal.
U-17 WNT Set To Open 2010 CONCACAF
PURA VIDA IN COSTA RICA: After three days of training in beautiful weather,
the U.S. Under-17 Women’s National team is ready to begin its quest for a
berth to the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup being held in September in
Trinidad & Tobago. To do that, the U.S. team must finish in the top two at
the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championships being played in Alajuela, Costa
Rica, just outside of the capital of San Jose. All the matches will be
played on artificial turf at Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium with the USA
beginning the tournament against Haiti on Wednesday, March 10 at 6 p.m. ET.
The match will be streamed live on CONCACAF.com but fans can also follow in
real time via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker. The U.S. will then face the
Cayman Islands at 6 p.m. ET on Friday, March 12, and wrap up Group A play
against the hosts Costa Rica at 9:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 14. The top
two teams in each group will then cross over to play in the all-important
semifinals on March 18 with the winners of those matches earning a berth to
T&T. For a complete schedule, results and other information on the
tournament and the U.S. U-17s, go to the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship
page on ussoccer.com.
U.S. U-20 Capture Gold
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State standouts Tiffany McCarty, Toni Pressley
and Casey Short can now add CONCACAF champions to their resume as the
Seminole trio helped lead the U.S. U-20 Women's National Team to its second
CONCACAF championship on Saturday, January 30 as the U.S. defeated Mexico
1-0 in the championship final. In addition to claiming the title, the team
also secured a trip to the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup to be held in
Germany, July 13 - August 1.
The U.S. had a good showing throughout the qualifier posting a perfect 3-0
record in group play en route to an undefeated tournament ledger where they
outscored their opponents 15-2. As winners of Group B, Team USA squared-off
against Costa Rica, who finished second in Group A, in the first semifinal
game. The Red White and Blue were able to top the Group A runner-up 2-1, a
win which secured the defending World Cup champions a spot in the 2010 FIFA
U-20 Women's World Cup in Germany.
U20 WNT Look to Continue Winning Ways
STARTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT: After opening the 2010 CONCACAF Under-20
Women’s Championship with a comprehensive 6-0 win over Jamaica, the U.S.
looks to continue its strong play in Group B during the second game of the
opening round. The U.S. has a quick turnaround before facing Trinidad &
Tobago at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 23, at Estadio Cementos Progeso in
Guatemala City, Guatemala, in a match that will be streamed live on
CONCACAF.com. Fans can also follow along live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.
Four Bulls Train with Canadian U-20 National Team
- Carolina Morace, head coach of the Canadian U-20 National Team, announced
the names of 23 players that will participate in a pre-qualification camp in
Florida, which includes four members of the University of South Florida
women's soccer team.
Juniors Gina Pacheco and Rehana Murani and sophomores Taylor Patterson and
Bahar Sansar will partipate in the camp set to begin January 11 running
until the 18th. The USF Athletics Facility and USF Soccer Stadium will serve
as the host of the seven-day camp.more
Florida's Morgan Brian Scores Game
Winner in U-17 Victory over Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Dec. 9, 2009) –
Morgan Brian, the only
holdover from the U.S. team that finished second at the 2008 FIFA U-17
Women’s World Cup and team captain,scored her second goal of the
tournament. Other Florida girls playing for the Florida team are, from
Morgan's club team the Ponte Vedra Storm,
Kaili Torres and
Bryane Heaberlin of the
Clear water Chargers is the team goal keeper.
Three Florida Girls Called up for for U17 Duty
Torres, Bryane Heaberline, and Morgan Brian have been called on by U.S.
head coach Kazbek Tambi to travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina from
Dec. 4-14 to play four international matches. Torres and Brian, teammates
on the Ponte Vedra Storm
u-16 team that took second place at the Youth Soccer
National Championships, are no strangers to international competition.
Brian the team captain is the lone hold over from 2008 FIFA U-17
Women’s World Cup in New Zealand that took second place. Torres of Puerto
Rican descent spent time with the Puerto Rican u-17 National team and
trained with the US u-17 National team in
Sunrise Florida last Jan. 28-Feb 5.
Prep standout goalkeeper Bryane Heaberlin has been called up for a U.S.
Women’s under-17 team training camp to be held in Argentina in early
A-Rod Invited to u-19 Brazil National Team
RODRIGUES FROM UNIVERSITY CENTRAL FLORIDA WAS INVITED FOR UNDER 19
BRAZIL NATIONAL TEAM CAMP FROM JUNE 22 2009 TO JULY 04 2009 IN PREPARATION
FOR THE SOUTH AMERICAN UNDER 20 TOURNAMENT IN COLOMBIA NEXT YEAR.
Region III and Region IV won first two
US Youth Soccer Olympic Development
Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) 1994 Girls are competing this week in the US
Youth Soccer ODP 1994 Girls International Tournament in San Jose, Costa
Rica, at the Costa Rica National Team headquarters, Complejo Deportivo
Fedefutbol-amanco, also known as Proyecto Gol.
The US Youth Soccer ODP regional teams will compete against four teams
from Costa Rica: Arenal Coronado, San Jose, UCEM Alajuela and Heredia.
"Our regional teams are made up of talented players who hope to one day
take the field in a U.S. Women's National Team uniform. In order to
prepare them, we strive to provide them with the best opportunity in
environments that they would experience if chosen to play at the national
level," Ellie Singer, US Youth Soccer ODP Region II administrator, said.
"The United States must compete within CONCACAF - and win - to proceed
into the FIFA Women's World Cup. We believe that the competition and
experience they receive while playing at the International Tournament in
Costa Rica is valuable to attaining both a place on the U.S. Women's
National Team and on the world stage of soccer."
1992 Regional Teams Compete in Portugal
US Youth Soccer ODP Girls 1992 regional
teams are competing in Portugal this week. Teams gain international
experience and are able to support the Women's U.S. National Team as they
compete in the Algarve Cup.
Region III met with U.S. National Team
players Kacey White and Kendal Fletcher who are also from US Youth
Soccer Region III. Players enjoyed asking them questions. A few girls
received jerseys from the national team players who were also signing
Region III's first game was against Ireland.
Region III won, 4:0. Taylor Travis scored in the 31st with an
assist by Katie Stengel. In the 50th minute Chi Ubugagu
scored with the assist by Courtney Smith. Amanda Frisbie scored in the
68th off an assist by Molly Atherton. An own goal by Ireland
in the 73rd ended the game.
U.S. National Team Invites FSU
Soccer Coach to 2009 Algarve Cup
Fla. - The U.S. Women's National Team invited Florida State Soccer
assistant coach Paul Rogers to assist its goalkeepers at the 2009 Algarve
Cup. Rogers will join the two-time defending Algarve Cup champions, as
they travel to southern Portugal from March 4-11 to compete.
The Algarve Cup invitation comes on the heels of yet another successful
year for Rogers and the Seminoles. In just his second season at Florida
State, Rogers' goalkeepers, led by junior Kate Milstead, set the school
record for lowest goals against average in a single season (0.63). In
2007, Rogers guided Erin McNulty in breaking three freshmen goalkeeping
records for most wins (18), shutouts (8) and lowest goals against average
(0.94). McNulty's stellar freshman campaign earned her a spot on the
Canadian U-20 National Team and earned Rogers the opportunity to coach the
goalkeepers for the Canadian Women's National Team during the 2008 Summer
Olympics in Beijing.
U.S. beat Denmark 2-0 in Algarve Cup
Portugal (AP) - Tina DiMartino scored her first international goal
Wednesday to help the defending champion United States beat Denmark 2-0 in
the Algarve Cup.
DiMartino, a 22-year-old forward making only her second international
appearance, poked in the ball from short range in the 35th minute after
Natasha Kai's header rebounded off the post.
Angie Woznuk scored the first goal for the
Americans in the 22nd. She controlled a cross and sent the ball into the
top right corner.
The United States beat Denmark in the
invitational tournament's last two finals and has won the title six times
in the past eight years.
Also in Group B, Iceland upset four-time
Algarve champion Norway 3-1. Fara Bjor Gunnars scored twice and Edda
Gardar added another for the Icelanders, while Kersten Lie scored for
Team prepares for Deaflympics
journey of the U.S. Women's National Deaf Soccer team toward the
Deaflympics in Taiwan this year is passing through Northwest Florida.
Ken McDonald, a coach in the Bayside Soccer
Program in Gulf Breeze, was recently named head coach of the team. He was
an assistant for the team in 2003.
Shortly after the team won the 2005 gold
medal in the Deaflympics in Australia, McDonald resigned to take over as
head coach of the men's Deaf Soccer team.
The women's team recently had a training
session in Pensacola. Part of the preparation is that each player must
"We don't have a company or organization
helping us out financially," McDonald said. "That puts tremendous pressure
on each player." more
US Youth Soccer ODP Championships Schedule Announced
92 and 93
age groups vie for elite crown in Frisco, Texas
FRISCO, Texas (February 12, 2009)
- US Youth Soccer's elite will compete at the US Youth Soccer Olympic
Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Championships to be played March
20 and 22 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.
State-level US Youth Soccer ODP Boys and Girls teams in the 1992 and 1993
age groups will play semi-final matches on Friday, March 20, beginning at
1 p.m., with championship and consolation matches to be played Sunday,
March 22 beginning at 8 a.m. The teams competing have qualified by winning
their respective age group at their US Youth Soccer ODP Regional
US Youth Soccer Schedule Announced
Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls will hold
their fourth U-15 (94s) / U-16 (93s) Interregional Camp in Pomona, Calif.,
from Tuesday, February 17 to Saturday, February 21.
attendance will be 176 invitation-only campers. The camp will be a
scramble format with functional training, Small-Sided Games, street
soccer, guest speakers and mini round-robin tournament on the final day.
The developmental camp focuses on Small-Sided Games so that the players
are highlighted as individuals.
Soccer ODP realizes the importance of laying the groundwork for tactical
and technical development of our young players," said Sam Snow, US Youth
Soccer Interim Technical Director. "It is important that the experience
for the players be positive and especially in these developmental camp
situations. What our players learn in this initial set up can set the tone
for their future developmental progress."
Names Roster for Algarve Cup
(AP) - Goalkeeper Hope Solo and midfielders Heather O'Reilly and Shannon
Boxx were among 18 players chosen for the U.S. squad that will compete in
the Algarve Cup next month.
women's team coach Pia Sundhage selected 13 players from the team that won
the Beijing Olympics last summer. The Algarve Cup will be held March 4-11
in southern Portugal. The Americans have won it six times.
Cromwell Joins U.S. Soccer National Team as an Assistant Coach
Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Coming off a year in which she guided the
Knights to the NCAA Tournament Second Round as well as helped the United
States Under-20 Women's Team win the 2008 World Cup, UCF women's soccer
Amanda Cromwell is back on the
worldwide stage. The leader of the Knights has joined the U.S. Women's
National Team as an assistant coach as it looks to claim the Algarve Cup
from March 4-11 in southern Portugal.
National Team is made up of plenty of skilled veterans from the USA's 2007
FIFA World Cup Team and the 2008 Olympic Team. The Americans have already
begun a 17-day training camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center
at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Head coach Pia Sundhage, along
with Cromwell and the rest of the coaching staff, will be evaluating 25
players in the camp in hopes of trimming the roster down to 18.
To Assist With U.S. Women's National Team
Women's National Team will begin training in Carson, Calif., January 20.
- Florida State soccer coach
Mark Krikorian was named an assistant
with the U.S. Women's National Team in 2009 as announced by U.S. Soccer
and full national team head coach Pia Sundhage. The U.S. national team
will head to Carson, Calif., for two weeks beginning January 20 in
preparation for the Algarve Cup which will be held in early March in
the second time in the last two years that Krikorian has joined the U.S.
National Team with Sundhage at the helm. In December of 2007, Krikorian
traveled out to Carson to assist Sundhage, who was making her coaching
debut with the U.S. squad, for a five-day mini-camp in the final training
session of the season.
quite familiar with the Seminole coach working with Krikorian during his
three-year stint (2001-03) as head coach of the Philadelphia Charge in the
WUSA. Sundhage served as an assistant coach with the Charge for two
seasons in 2001 and 2002.
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