u20 wnt wcq jan 18-28

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by luvdagame, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
    where's the roster?

    willl ashley sanchez (and other eligible top college performers) play?
     
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  2. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    These are the 30 who were in camp. Presumably the 20-player WCQ roster comes from these and will be released any day now, especially since camp ended Jan. 3.

    U.S. U-20 WNT Roster by Position:
    GOALKEEPERS (3): Brooke Heinsohn (Duke; Norfolk, Mass.), Laurel Ivory (Virginia; Surfside, Fla.), Amanda McGlynn (Virginia Tech; Jacksonville, Fla.)
    DEFENDERS (9): Jordan Brewster (Internationals SC; North Canton, Ohio), Naomi Girma (California Thorns FC; San Jose, Calif.), Samantha Hiatt (Stanford; Newcastle, Wash.), Emily Madril (Florida State; Navarre, Fla.), Kaiya McCullough (UCLA; Mission Viejo, Calif.), Tara McKeown (USC; Mission Viejo, Calif.), Kiara Pickett (Stanford; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Isabel Rodriguez (Ohio State; Canton, Mich.), Karina Rodriguez (UCLA; Torrance, Calif.)
    MIDFIELDERS (10): Olivia Athens (UCLA; Atherton, Calif.), Samantha Coffey (Boston College; Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.), Chardonnay Curran (Oregon; Ewa Beach, Hawaii), Savannah DeMelo (USC; Bellflower, Calif.), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Taylor Kornieck (Colorado; Henderson, Nev.), Zoe Morse (Virginia; East Lansing, Mich.), Brianna Pinto (NTH Tophat; Durham, N.C.), Viviana Villacorta (UCLA; Lawndale, Calif.), Natalie Winters (Iowa; Plymouth, Mich.)
    FORWARDS (8): Madison Haley (Stanford; Dallas, Texas), Abigail Kim (California; Vashon, Wash.), Civana Kuhlmann (Stanford; Littleton. Colo.), Ashley Sanchez (UCLA; Monrovia, Calif.), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Taryn Torres (Virginia; Frisco, Texas), Kelsey Turnbow (Santa Clara; Nashville, Tenn.), Summer Yates (Pacific Northwest SC; Paco, Wash.)
     
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  3. kernel_thai

    kernel_thai Member+

    Oct 24, 2012
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Obvious question is why wasn't Davidson with the 20s?
     
  4. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We have a roster!!!

    https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/20...-u20-championship-world-cup-qualifying-roster

    GOALKEEPERS (2): Laurel Ivory (Virginia; Surfside, Fla.; 5/0), Amanda McGlynn (Virginia Tech; Jacksonville, Fla.; 2/0)

    DEFENDERS (7): Tierna Davidson (Stanford; Menlo Park, Calif.; 6/0), Naomi Girma (California Thorns FC; 6/0; San Jose, Calif.), Tara McKeown (USC; Mission Viejo, Calif.; 11/0), Zoe Morse (Virginia; East Lansing, Mich.; 9/0), Kiara Pickett (Stanford; Santa Barbara, Calif.; 2/0), Isabel Rodriguez (Ohio State; Canton, Mich.; 8/0), Karina Rodriguez (UCLA; Torrance, Calif.; 3/0)

    MIDFIELDERS (5): Samantha Coffey (Boston College; Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.; 7/1), Savannah DeMelo (USC; Bellflower, Calif.; 23/4), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.; 12/0), Brianna Pinto (NTH Tophat; Durham, N.C.; 9/0), Viviana Villacorta (UCLA; Lawndale, Calif.; 10/1)

    FORWARDS (6): Abigail Kim (California; Vashon, Wash.; 11/3), Civana Kuhlmann (Stanford; Littleton, Colo.; 12/8), Ashley Sanchez (UCLA; Monrovia, Calif.; 20/6), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.; 11/8), Taryn Torres (Virginia; Frisco, Texas; 3/1), Kelsey Turnbow (Santa Clara; Scottsdale, Ariz.; 8/2)
     
  5. kernel_thai

    kernel_thai Member+

    Oct 24, 2012
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Comments
    ...despite what appeared to a trend towards picking a younger squad, it seems to be mostly college based players
    ...still a little concerned about the keeper spot tho the upgrade at CB helps
    ...hey, Trinidad has been great for us in the past!
     
  6. olelaliga

    olelaliga Member

    Aug 31, 2009
    10 kids from the crash and burn u17s. I think many of those are actually age eligible for the 20s in the next cycle. They are really that much better than the age eligible college sophomores? That said a few of them I can see, but not all of them.
    Isn't the definition of insanity doing the same thing over again and expecting a different outcome?
     
  7. Glove Stinks

    Glove Stinks Member

    Jan 20, 2014
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Its an interesting squad. Davidson will definitely be an immediate impact in the back assuming they play her at CB and not holding Mid. They may move her around based on the opponent. There are a few selections that are suspect and there are plenty of retreads. I think they get through without a problem, but there may be some changes come summer time
     
  8. Socarchist

    Socarchist Member+

    Feb 21, 2010
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
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  9. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    First game result: 2-0 win over Nicaragua. Torres scored in the 17' and Kuhlmann in the 53'.

    Starting lineup: Ivory; Morse, Picket, I. Rodriguez, K. Rodriguez; DeMelo, Howell, Villacorta; Kuhlmann, Sanchez, Torres
    Subs: Kim for Sanchez in the 64', Coffey for Villacorta in the 72', Turnbow for Kuhlmann in the 80'

    Sidenote: Tierna Davidson is still with the senior team; she will not join the U20s until after the Denmark game.

    First goal:


    Second goal:


    CONCACAF highlights (Nicaragua actually had a great early chance off a GK mistake):
     
  10. Patrick167

    Patrick167 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 4, 2017
    I never saw a game where maybe 8 times a US player was called offside and the replay showed they were clearly on side. Everytime, the AR was not in position, the Nicaraguan back line was stepping up to trap, yet one of the fullbacks was usually not in line and keeping the US player onside. Really the only reason the score wasn't 5-0 or more.

    USA looked much better through the midfield and could complete passes, unlike the Nike Friendlies. But this was Nicaragua not Brazil or England.
     
  11. winster

    winster Member

    Jul 7, 2008
    Club:
    Besiktas JK
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Still 2-0 against Nicaragua is not exactly promising. In the past we typically would beat this level of team by about 6-0.
     
  12. Patrick167

    Patrick167 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 4, 2017
    Nicaragua was well coached and had some good players. As we've discussed, women's player development in the USA is not turning out technical or tactically adept players. De Lo Melo was clearly the best player. Sanchez and Torres show flashes but are not consistent with their touches. The US got around the defense with Torres almost at will, but not much came from it as they rarely had numbers up or the crosses were wild.
     
  13. Airox

    Airox Member

    Mar 14, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I feel the US team is a hair away from being good. But that means that just now, they aren't good. Sad that they let Jamaica rattle them. They've got athleticism, fairly good technique, and an understanding of the game. They just need to put it all together.

    ...And learn how to shoot....
     
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  14. Patrick167

    Patrick167 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 4, 2017
    The finishing is atrocious. Have to wonder if these things will even up in this tournament. Some of it comes down to many of our players being one footed. Even Alex Morgan botched one against Denmark trying to twist to get her dominant foot on the ball rather than just tap it with the other foot.

    Sanchez in particular is snake bit. They showed the lack of mental toughness we see with many US Youth teams (and the senior men's team on that field), as I think the lack of finishing unnerved them and they fell apart defensively.

    It is always tough as Sanchez and her teammates are getting into good spots, just have the yips.

    If Davidson joins the team that will be a big upgrade.
     
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  15. winster

    winster Member

    Jul 7, 2008
    Club:
    Besiktas JK
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's a good thing CONCACAF gets 3 slots.

    The Mexico game is going to be very interesting. Poor results notwithstanding, the US is still the better team. However, the gap is small enough that Mexico could definitely get a tie or even score the upset which would almost certainly put the US against Canada in the semifinal. At this point I would probably expect Canada to beat the US.
     
  16. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    11 future Bad A** women have donned the Red, White and Blue vs. Mexico.
     
  17. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    First 10 all US, 2nd 10 all Mexico - 0-0
     
  18. Patrick167

    Patrick167 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 4, 2017
    team has just a laughable problem with finishing.
     
  19. Patrick167

    Patrick167 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 4, 2017
    And finally they had a great finish! Floodgates?
     
  20. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    30' ABIGAILLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 Good Guys
     
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  21. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ASHLEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY 2-0
     
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  22. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sophia is a stud.
     
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  23. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Next 25 all US.
     
  24. jackdoggy

    jackdoggy Member+

    May 16, 2014
    Big D
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    D*mnnnn Skippy 2-1. Some nervous moments to close out the match but bottom line Group Winners.
     
  25. Airox

    Airox Member

    Mar 14, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    USA looked better in this one but still couldn't get the final touch right. I expect we'll barely beat Haiti for the qualification much like our earlier games and then lose close to Canada.
     

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