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 own net.

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 72nd minute.

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 World Cup. more

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 corner. more


Ellis Names 21 Player Roster For U20 World Cup in Germany

CHICAGO (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. more


Several Florida Players Contribute in U-20 Win Over Mexico

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. more


Wambach Scores Twice, Lilly and O'Reilly Add Goals As U.S. Women Roll to Impressive 4-0 Victory Against Germany

CLEVELAND, 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. more


USA Defeats Mexico 1-0 in First Ever-Snow Game For WNT

SANDY, 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 conditions.

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. more



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). more


USA Defeats Mexico 3-0 in First Domestic Match of 2010

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 career.

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 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. more



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. more

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 Bucaramanga, Colombia.

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.'' more


Barron Collier junior draws interest of Olympic Development Program

NAPLES — 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. more


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 Group A.

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. more


Touching Post-Match Moment Caps U.S. U-17 WNT Victory

ALAJUELA, 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 Americans players.

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. more


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. more


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 but fans can also follow in real time via’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 more

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. more


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 Fans can also follow along live on’s MatchTracker. more


Four Bulls Train with Canadian U-20 National Team

TAMPA - 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 Annie Bobbitt. Bryane Heaberlin of the Clear water Chargers is the team goal keeper. more


Three Florida Girls Called up for for U17 Duty

Kaili 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. more



Heaberlin headed to Argentina

Berkeley 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 December. more


A-Rod Invited to u-19 Brazil National Team Camp




Region III  and Region IV won first two games
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." more


ODP Girls 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 autographs.
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. more


U.S. National Team Invites FSU Soccer Coach to 2009 Algarve Cup

TALLAHASSEE, 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

LAGOS, 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 Norway.  more


Team prepares for Deaflympics

TWomen' National Deaf Soccer team member Danielle Sprague, left receives instruction from coach Ken McDonald, right, though interpreter Jackie Jones.he 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 raise $5,000.

"We don't have a company or organization helping us out financially," McDonald said. "That puts tremendous pressure on each player." more


2009 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 Championships. more


2009 US Youth Soccer  Schedule Announced

US Youth 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.

In 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.

"US Youth 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." more


Sundhage Names Roster for Algarve Cup

CHICAGO (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.

U.S. 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. more



UCF's Cromwell Joins U.S. Soccer National Team as an Assistant Coach, Fla. ( - 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 head coach 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.

The Women's 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. more



Krikorian To Assist With U.S. Women's National Team Women's National Team will begin training in Carson, Calif., January 20.

CHICAGO, Ill. - 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 Portugal.

This marks 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.

Sundhage is 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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