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U-17 WNT Faces Trinidad & Tobago in World Cup Qualifying on Saturday


The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team, which has taken the early Group B lead in the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship, resumes group play against Trinidad Tobago on Saturday, May 5.

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Summer Green

IN THE IMAGE: Summer Green scored five goals for the U.S. U-17s during their 10-0 victory against the Bahamas on Thursday.

U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Trinidad Tobago
2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship
Estadio Cementos Progreso; Guatemala City, Guatemala
May 5, 2012



U.S. U-17 WNT GEARS UP FOR TRINIDAD TOBAGO:
The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team, which has taken the early Group B lead in the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship, resumes group play against Trinidad Tobago on Saturday, May 5 (4 p.m. ET/2 p.m. local). The USA then caps off the first round action against Mexico on Monday, May 7 (6:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. local). All matches are played on an artificial surface at the Estadio Cementos Progreso, home to popular Guatemala professional side C.S.D. Comunicaciones. All CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship matches are broadcast live on CONCACAF.com. Fans can also follow the U.S. U-17 action on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt. For a full tournament schedule and results, visit the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship tournament page on ussoccer.com.


STRONG START FOR USA:
The U.S. kicked off the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship in dominant fashion with a 10-0 victory against the Bahamas on Thursday, May 3, at the Estadio Cementos Progreso. Midfielder Summer Green had five goals, including four in the first half, to pace a USA offense that was in complete control for the full 90 minutes. Margaret Purce also added three goals and an assist. Andi Sullivan and Toni Payne each added a goal in the second half to provide more than enough offense for U.S. goalkeeper Jane Campbell, who needed to make only one save for the clean sheet in the first-ever matchup between the Bahamas and the USA.


TOP OF GROUP B:
With the victory, the U.S. took a commanding first-place lead in Group B, holding a plus-8 goal differential advantage over second-place Mexico. Mexico is coming off a 2-0 victory against Trinidad Tobago on Thursday to open its group stage. The team netted two first-half goals by Hallie Hernandez and Luz Duarte.

2012 U.S. U-17 WNT CONCACAF Championship

Group B Standings

Thursday, May 3
USA 10, Bahamas 0
Mexico 2, Trinidad Tobago

Saturday, May 5
USA vs. Trinidad Tobago, 4 p.m. ET
Mexico vs. Bahamas, 6:30 p.m. ET

Monday, May 7
Trinidad Tobago vs. Bahamas, 4 p.m. ET
USA vs. Mexico, 6:30 p.m. ET

2012 U.S. U-17 WNT CONCACAF Championship Schedule and Results

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITIONDetailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Jane Campbell (Concorde Fire South; Kennesaw, Ga.), 18-Cassie Miller (Sereno FC; Cave Creek, Ariz.)
DEFENDERS (6): 3-Brittany Basinger (FC Virginia; Purcellville, Va.), 5-Maddie Bauer (Slammers FC; Newport Beach, Calif.), 16-Mandy Freeman (Lady Renegades SC; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), 6-Gabbi Miranda (Colorado Rush; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), 2-Lizzy Raben (Colorado Rush; Greenwood, Colo.), 20-Morgan Reid (Chelsea Ladies; Cary, N.C.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): 10-Morgan Andrews (FC Stars of Mass.; Milford, N.H.), 12-Joanna Boyles (Chelsea Ladies; Raleigh, N.C), 14-Lauren Kaskie (Heat FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), 17-Sarah Robinson (MVLA Lightning; Los Altos, Calif.), 11-Morgan Stanton (Colorado Rush; Lakewood, Colo.)
FORWARDS (7): 9-Emily Bruder (Utah Avalanche; Sandy, Utah), 8-Summer Green (Michigan Hawks; Milford, Mich.), 13-Darian Jenkins (Sparta SC; Riverton, Utah), 4-Amber Munerlyn (So Cal Blues; Corona, Calif.), 19-Toni Payne (Concorde Fire; Birmingham, Ala.), 15-Margaret Purce (Freestate Soccer; Olney, Md.), 7-Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.)

ON USSOCCER.COM
Article: Maddie ‘Mad Dog’ Bauer’ Leads U-17 Defense
Article: Downhill Forward
Article: 11 Questions with Midge Purce
Article: U-17 WNT Opens WCQ with Convincing Win Against Bahamas
Post-Match Quote Sheet: U-17 WNT 10, Bahamas 0
Studio 90: U.S. U-17s Arrive in Guatemala City
The YNT Blog: U-17s Open With Goleada
The YNT Blog: Cassie Loves Cows
The YNT Blog: Morgan to the Third Power
The YNT Blog: Dia de Doble
The YNT Blog: Dr . NCAA Title
The YNT Blog: Three Days Away
Video: U-17 WNT vs. Bahamas Highlights, May 3
Video: U-17 WNT vs. Bahamas Reaction, May 3
Video: Piñata Party at Practice

U.S. ROSTER NOTES:

  • The U.S. U-17 Women have played 10 total matches so far this year, compiling an 8-0-2 record while allowing just one goal. More impressively, the U-17s have played four international matches this year against countries featuring players one and two years older than the U.S. team and have a 2-0-2 record in those games.
  • The roster is relatively experienced at the international level for this age group as all 20 players have played a handful of U-17 international matches, with four players – midfielder Morgan Andrews, defender Mandy Freeman, forward/midfielder Summer Green and forward Amber Munerlyn – having been capped at this level 10 or more times.
  • Green is the USA’s leading scorer at the U-17 level with eight goals in her 15 caps. She is followed by Munerlyn (5 goals, 13 caps), Andi Sullivan (4 goals, 10 caps) and Margaret Purce (3 goals, 7 caps). Nine players on the roster have scored in a U-17 international.
  • Team captain Andrews and goalkeeper Jane Campbell participated in the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team training camp in October of 2011.
  • Andrews is an all-state placekicker and the only girl on her high school football team.

USA VS. TRINIDAD TOBAGO SERIES

  • In the lone meeting between the U.S. and Trinidad Tobago in the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship, the USA routed the host nation 9-1 on July 22, 2008, to win Group A of the tournament at Marvin Lee Stadium in Macoya, Trinidad.
  • The 2008 matchup featured a USA side that built a commanding 7-1 lead through the first 45 minutes. U.S. forward Courtney Verloo scored a hat trick and Kristen Mewis added two goals as the USA would eventually go on to qualify for the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
  • Current U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team head coach Randy Waldrum was the head coach of Trinidad Tobago’s U-17 team in 2008.

BY THE NUMBERS:
1 Goal allowed by the U.S. U-17 WNT in nine matches this year
1 Game in which the USA has been shut out this year (0-0 draw with China U-20 WNT)
2.5 Goals per game by the U.S. U-17 WNT this year
6 Goals by Summer Green to lead the team in 2012
7 Number of teams, out of 10, that the U.S. U-17 WNT has played this year that were made up of players in an older age group; the USA is 5-0-2 in those games
25 Goals scored by the U.S. U-17 WNT this year
25 Number of U.S. U-17 players to see action in a game this year
600 Minutes played by Maddie Bauer this year in international competition, the most on the team

IN FOCUS: TRINIDAD TOBAGO
Trinidad Tobago Football Federation
Founded: 1908 (Joined FIFA in 1963)
Head Coach: Even Pellerud

TRINIDAD TOBAGO ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Lebrisca Phillip, 20-Khadijah de Freitas, 21-Shantelle Christian
DEFENDERS (6): 5-Adeka Spence, 6-Khadisha Debesette, 10-Marlique Asson, 13-Shanisa Camejo, 15-Nikkia Billouin, 17-Jonelle Warrick
MIDFIELDERS (6): 2-Dennecia Prince, 7-Diarra Simmons, 8-Victoria Swift, 12-Rhonda Guiseppi, 14-Emma Abdul, 18-Naomie Guerra
FORWARDS (5): 4-Liana Hinds, 9-Zoe Swift, 11-Khadidra Debesette, 16-Donika Murray, 19-Anique Walker

TRINIDAD TOBAGO ROSTER NOTES:

  • Trinidad Tobago advanced to the 2012 U-17 Women’s Championship finals with a 7-0-0 record in Caribbean qualifying, outscoring its opponents by a whopping 58-0 margin.
  • Captain Anique Walker scored seven goals during a 17-0 win against St. Kitts Nevis on May 10, 2011. Walker had 11 goals during Caribbean qualifying and teammate Khadidra Debesette led the squad with 12 goals.
  • This year’s tournament is Trinidad’s second appearance. The team did not advance past the group stage in 2008.
  • Trinidad received an automatic berth to the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup because it was the host nation.
  • The team opened the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship with a 2-0 loss to Mexico on Thursday, May 3, allowing both goals in the first half. Trinidad defender Shanisa Camejo left the match with an apparent leg injury in the 75th minute.

LAST TIME
On the field for the USA:
May 3, 2012 – Estadio Cementos Progreso – Guatemala City, Guatemala
2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship – Group B
USA        10    Purce 1, 75, 84; Green 6, 39, 40, 44, 59; Sullivan 55; Payne 77
Bahamas   0

Lineups:
USA: 1-Jane Campbell; 3-Brittany Basinger, 5-Maddie Bauer, 16-Mandy Freeman, 6-Gabbi Miranda; 10-Morgan Andrews (capt.), 17-Sarah Robinson, 14-Lauren Kaskie (11-Morgan Stanton, 46); 8-Summer Green (19-Toni Payne, 71), 9-Emily Bruder (7-Andi Sullivan, 46), 15-Margaret Purce
Subs not used: 2-Lizzy Raben, 12-Joanna Boyles, 13-Darian Jenkins, 18-Cassie Miller
Not Available: 4-Amber Munerlyn, 20-Morgan Reid
Head Coach: Albertin Montoya

BAH: 1-Cori Strachan; 3-Taj Dorsett, 4-Shelby Green, 5-Dina Ingraham, 6-Lindsay Seymour, 7-Kennadi Green, 8-Clayre Saunders, 10-Lauren Haven (capt.) (17-Keisha McCartney, 53), 11-Tate Cuffy, 15-Dawn Dean (9-Akwah Thompson, 50), 16-Raunice Butler
Subs Not Used: 2-Amari Bethel, 13-Lian Haven, 14-Joya Smith, 12-Shekhinah Wells, 18-Sheryl Evans, 19-Eden Taylor, 20-Jodei Clarke
Head Coach: Daria Adderley

On the field for Trinidad Tobago:
May 3, 2012 – Estadio Cementos Progreso – Guatemala City, Guatemala
2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship – Group B
Trinidad 0
Mexico   2       Hernandez 32; Duarte 39

Lineups:
TRI: 1-Lebrisca Phillip; 6-Khadisha Debesette, 17-Jonelle Warrick, 5-Adeka Spence, 13-Shanisa Camejo (15-Nikkia Billouin), 8-Victoria Swift (14-Emma Abdul, 90), 7-Diarra Simmons (10-Marlique Asson, 66), 11-Khadidra Debesette, 4-Liana Hinds, 19-Anique Walker (capt.), 16-Donika Murray
Subs Not Used: 9-Zoe Swift, 12-Rhonda Guiseppi, 18-Naomie Guerra, 20-Khadijah de Freitas
Head Coach: Even Pellerud

MEX: 1-Gabriela Paz; 2-Jaqueline Rodriguez, 5-Paulina Solis, 3-Jessica Valadez, 14-Celinna Montano, 8-Karla Nieto, 20-Cynthia Pineda (19-Jessica Morales, 83), 7-Taylor Alvarado (15-Natalie Rivas, 88), 11-Hallie Hernandez, 9-Luz Duarte (6-Michelle Gonzalez, 72), 10-Jenny Chiu (capt.)
Subs Not Used: 4-Greta Espinoza, 12-Adela Meza, 16-Mariana Cadena, 17-Vivian Vega, 18-Cassandra Reyes, 20-Cynthia Pineda
Head Coach: Leonardo Cuellar

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