U.S. U-19 Women National Team thread

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by tiej, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. tiej

    tiej New Member

    Nov 17, 2002
    Winston Salem, NC
    U.S. U-19 Women's National Team thread

    The year 2002 was an historic one for the U.S. Under-19 Women’s National Team as a special group of young women finished an emotional two-year run to the first-ever FIFA Under-19 World Championship, winning the tournament in spectacular fashion. Team captain Lindsay Tarpley scored a 109th minute “golden goal” against host Canada to win 1-0 on Sept. 1, 2002, in front of 47,784 fans at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium.

    The new pool of U-19 players will also experience a busy year of activity in 2003, enjoying an event almost every month, including an August appearance representing the U.S. at the Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic.




    Jessica Ballweg
    Rachel Buehler
    Lori Chalupny
    Keeley Dowling
    Stephanie Ebner
    Kendall Fletcher
    Allison Graham
    Kerri Hanks
    Ashlyn Harris
    Sarah Huffman
    Megan Kakadelas
    Manya Makoski
    Jill Oakes
    Heather O'Reilly
    Leslie Osborne
    Karen Richter
    Megan Rivera
    Annie Schefter
    Amy Steadman
    Lindsay Tarpley
    Jessica Trainor
    Kelly Wilson
    Angie Woznuk

    Head Coach: Tracey Leone
  2. tiej

    tiej New Member

    Nov 17, 2002
    Winston Salem, NC
    Upcoming Match

    U.S. U-19 vs. Virginia Cavaliers
    Date:March 30
    Tourney:Kicks for Breast Cancer Tournament
    Location: Germantown, Md.
    Time: 1:00 pm
  3. tiej

    tiej New Member

    Nov 17, 2002
    Winston Salem, NC
    Here's the US U-19 Schedule vs. WUSA Teams

    March 22 -- USU-19 WNT @ NY Power -- 12 noon -- Jamaica, NY -- Closed

    March 25 -- USA U19 WNT@ Philadelphia Charge -- 1:00pm -- Villanova, PA -- Closed

    March 27 -- USA U19 WNT@ Washington Freedom -- 2:00pm -- Washington, D.C. -- Closed

  4. tiej

    tiej New Member

    Nov 17, 2002
    Winston Salem, NC
  5. tiej

    tiej New Member

    Nov 17, 2002
    Winston Salem, NC
  6. tiej

    tiej New Member

    Nov 17, 2002
    Winston Salem, NC
    U.S. U-19 Update

    April 14, 2003
    U-19 U.S. National Team schedule to date:

    April 26: May 4 Training camp in Chula Vista, CA at the ARCO OTC

    May 1: Vs. San Diego Spirit at 2pm PST

    Check out:
    For More info on US-U-17, US-U-16 Women National Teams
  7. tiej

    tiej New Member

    Nov 17, 2002
    Winston Salem, NC

    Two players from the USA's U-19 world champion team are on the roster for this European tour in forwards Kerri Hanks (Allen, Texas) and Angie Woznuk (El Cajon, Calif.), but three more players from the team that defeated Canada last September for the first-ever youth world title may be in the mix by the time the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship rolls around


  8. tiej

    tiej New Member

    Nov 17, 2002
    Winston Salem, NC
    Warren Lipka rejoins U.S. Under-19

    Lipka again will serve as assistant coach in charge of training the goalkeepers under head coach Tracey Leone.


  9. tiej

    tiej New Member

    Nov 17, 2002
    Winston Salem, NC
  10. tiej

    tiej New Member

    Nov 17, 2002
    Winston Salem, NC
    New U-19 US Team

    U.S. Under-19 women's national team head coach Tracey Leone called up 26 players, including 12 with college experience, for a training camp Dec. 27-Jan. 2 at the National Training Center in Carson, Calif.

    The U.S. women, defending world champs, prepare for CONCACAF U-19 Women's Qualifying Tournament that will be held in Ottawa and Montreal, Canada, May 28-June 6 and the U-19 Women's World Championship to be held in Thailand Nov. 10-27


    U-19 ROSTER:

    Ashlyn Harris (Indialantic Force, Fla.)
    Val Henderson (Walnut Creek Premier, Calif.)
    Ashley Phillips (Spirit of MASS)
    Julie Ryder (Santa Clara Univ.)
    Rachel Buehler (Stanford Univ.)
    Jen Buczkowski (Notre Dame Univ.)
    Shannon Foley (Univ. of Virginia)
    Nicole Krzysik (World Class, N.J.)
    Stephanie Logterman (Warriors Black, Texas)
    Stephanie Lopez (Univ. of Portland)
    Jessica Maxwell (Univ. of North Carolina)
    Becky Sauerbrunn (Univ. of Virginia)
    India Trotter (Florida State).
    Elyse Nikonchuck (Univ. of Missouri)
    Ashlee Pistorius (Busch SC, Mo.)
    Lorraine Quinn (HBC Fury, N.Y.)
    Jennifer Redmond (PDA Galaxy, N.J.).
    Cydne Currie (Dallas Inter Blue)
    Bristyn Davis (UCLA)
    Sheree Gray (World Class, N.J.)
    Kerri Hanks (Dallas Texans)
    Kia McNeil (Yankee United Pride, Conn.)
    Alexa Orand (Slammers, Calif.)
    Megan Rapinoe (Elk Grove United, Calif.)
    Julia Schnugg (Florida State Univ.)
    Angie Woznuk (Univ. of Portland).

    Broncos' Freshman Julie Ryder is one of four keepers that have been named to the U-19 National Team roster.
    Ryder is one of 12 college freshmen that recently completed their rookie seasons. There are also 11 are high school seniors, two high school juniors and one high school sophomore, in forward Alexa Orand.

    Kerry Hanks is back
    Hanks has played in 26 games for the national team and scored 14 goals. Eight of those were scored this year, making her one of the top scorers. The U-19 national team has never lost a match in their own age group
    "Being on the winning world championship team was definitely one of my greatest moments in soccer," Hanks said. "Only 18 players (in the under-19 age group) can call themselves world champions."
  11. law5guy

    law5guy Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    The second FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship

    The second FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship will be held in Thailand from November 10-27 2004

    Any one up for a trip to Thailand over Thanksgiving next year?
  12. silent

    silent New Member

    Dec 19, 2003
    U-19 Team Leaving for Carson

    Does anyone have any background on the three younger players going with this group...the two high school juniors and one sophmore?
  13. JoeSoccerFan

    JoeSoccerFan Member+

    Aug 11, 2000
    Re: The second FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship


    Thailand is beautiful at that time of year. Rainy season on the west coast should be over and it won't be too hot. Maybe mid-90's in the daytime in Bangkok.

    I spent this past November in Thailand and northern Malaysia and it was a blast. If anyone is serious and wants some advice, PM me.
  14. kevbrunton

    kevbrunton New Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    Edwardsburg, MI
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From the SA article...
    One would assume that O'Reilly not being called in is more about her being a known entity, not that she'll be left off the team.
  15. gousa9

    gousa9 New Member

    Aug 28, 1999
    Re: Re: The second FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship

    i agree!

    i have family in thailand and spent a week in phuket several years ago ... it's a beautiful place although i never noticed any soccer stadiums around ...

    now i'm hungry for thai food!

  16. tiej

    tiej New Member

    Nov 17, 2002
    Winston Salem, NC
    Under-19 Women’s CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament Schedule


    From USSoccer.com

    The U.S. Under-19 Women’s National Team will head Group B at the CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament in Canada for the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship in Thailand from November 20-27, 2004.

    The CONCACAF Qualification tournament will be held at McGill University’s Percival Molson Stadium in Montreal and Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa from May 28 – June 6, 2004. Eight teams, four in each group, will participate in the competition from which the top two will qualify for the second FIFA World Championship for youth women. Canada will head Group A. A record 21 National Associations are currently competing in CONCACAF preliminary zonal competitions for the final six positions.
    The tournament will begin on Friday, May 28 with double-headers played at both venues.
    The top two countries in each group will advance to the semifinals scheduled for Friday, June 4 in Montreal.
    The final will be played on Sunday, June 6 at 1 p.m. ET in Ottawa.
    The USA will open its tournament on May 28 in Ottawa, play its second match in Montreal on May 30, and then finish first round play back in Montreal on June 1. Sportsnet will broadcast all the Canadian games live. Canada staged a highly successful U-19 World Championship in 2002, as 47,784 spectators attended the title game.
    The USA defeated Canada 1-0 in extra time at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium on September 1, 2002 in the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship.

    Under-19 Women’s CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament Schedule – Montreal/Ottawa, Canada
    Date Venue; City Time (ET)– Competitors
    May 28 Percival Molson Stadium; Montreal 4:30 p.m. – B2 vs. B3
    May 28 Percival Molson Stadium; Montreal 7:00 p.m. – Canada vs. A4
    May 28 Frank Clair Stadium; Ottawa 4:30 p.m. – A2 vs. A3
    May 28 Frank Clair Stadium; Ottawa 7:00 p.m. – USA vs. B4
    May 30 Percival Molson Stadium; Montreal 3:30 p.m. – B2 vs. B4
    May 30 Percival Molson Stadium; Montreal 6:00 p.m. – USA vs. B3
    May 30 Frank Clair Stadium; Ottawa 3:30 p.m. – A2 vs. A4
    May 30 Frank Clair Stadium; Ottawa 6:00 p.m. – Canada vs. A3
    June 1 Percival Molson Stadium; Montreal 3:30 p.m. – B3 vs. B4
    June 1 Percival Molson Stadium; Montreal 7:00 p.m. – USA vs. B2
    June 1 Frank Clair Stadium; Ottawa 3:30 p.m. – A3 vs. A4
    June 1 Frank Clair Stadium; Ottawa 7:00 p.m. – Canada vs. A2
    June 4 Percival Molson Stadium; Montreal 5:30 – Group B Winner vs. Group A Runner-up
    June 4 Percival Molson Stadium; Montreal 8:00 – Group A Winner vs. Group B Runner-up
    Third-Place Game
    June 6 Frank Clair Stadium; Ottawa 10:00 a.m.
    June 6 Frank Clair Stadium; Ottawa 11:00 p.m.

  17. tiej

    tiej New Member

    Nov 17, 2002
    Winston Salem, NC
    USA (U-19) vs. Mexico

    The latest on the World Champions.

    From USSoccer.com

    U-19 WOMEN HEAD TO MEXICO FOR TWO MATCHES AGAINST SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM: U.S. Under-19 Women's National Team head coach Tracey Leone will take her team to Mexico from Feb. 15-21, for two matches against the full Mexican Women's National Team. It will be the first two full international matches of 2004 for the U-19s, who are preparing for CONCACAF Qualifying in May for the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship that will be held in November in Thailand. The U.S. U-19s have traveled to Mexico in the first part of the year for the last three years, and it has proven to be a valuable trip for the team in terms of competition and development, especially due to playing in front of highly partisan crowds. Last year, the young U.S. team dropped the first match of the tour 1-0 before coming back to take the second leg 2-0, on goals from Megan Rapinoe and Angie Woznuk. This year, the USA will face Mexico in Mexico City on Feb. 18 followed by the second leg in Tabasco on Feb. 20. The 18-player U.S. roster is a young one, with only seven players currently in college, including just one of the forwards. Goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris is the most experienced player on the roster, owning 23 caps at the U-19 level. Forward Kerri Hanks has 19 caps and 10 goals for the U-19s. Following is the U.S. roster for the two matches:

    U.S. U-19 Mexico Tour Schedule - Feb. 15-21
    Date Opponent City
    Feb. 18 Mexico Mexico City
    Feb. 20 Mexcio Tabasco

    U.S. U-19 WNT Mexico Tour Roster
    GOALKEEPERS (2): Ashlyn Harris (Satellite Beach, Fla.), Ashley Phillips (West Peabody, Mass.); DEFENDERS (6): Rachel Buehler (Stanford), Jen Buczkowski (Notre Dame), Stephanie Logterman (Austin, Texas), Stephanie Lopez (Elk Grove, Calif.), Kia McNeil (Avon, Conn.), Becky Sauerbrunn (Virginia); MIDFIELDERS (5): Elizabeth Jobe (Clemson), Rebecca Moros (Duke), Lorraine Quinn (Farmingdale, N.Y.), Jennifer Redmond (Morristown, N.J.), Angie Woznuk (Portland); FORWARDS (5): Sheree Gray (Toms River, N.J.), Kerri Hanks (Allen, Texas), Alexa Orand (Orange, Calif.), Megan Rapinoe (Redding, Calif.), Julia Schnugg (Florida State).
  18. l'AJA

    l'AJA New Member

    May 19, 2002
    Garden Grove, Calif.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Various stuff

    O'Reilly may not play U-19s this year. She's with the full NT probably until the Olympics, so she'll miss qualifying -- not that the U.S. will need her to qualify. She's taking this semester off from school, so she may not want to take next fall off, too.

    This team doesn't look as strong up front as the 2002 team, but it's better on the backline and Ashlyn Harris adds two years' experience in goal.

    Younger high-schoolers who appear to be making an impact include Alexa Orand, who's a HS sophomore at El Modena in Orange, Calif. She doesn't play HS soccer -- El Mo is not particularly good -- but stars for Slammers FC in nearby Newport Beach. Can play up front or on the wing. Appears to have a real chance to make this roster. At the last camp, she was playing on the left flank in a 3-5-2.

    Another sub-HS senior is Yael Averbuch from Upper Montclair, N.J. She's tall and versatile, has played "up" in national teams for some time, stars for World Class SC. Her mom, Gloria, co-wrote Anson Dorrance's most recent book. Yael is a HS junior.

    Amy Rodriguez, another HS junior, turns 17 next Tuesday. A forward from the talent-rich area of Orange County that stretches roughly from Newport Beach to San Clemente (a swath that includes the clubs Slammers, SoCal Blues and Laguna Hills Eclipse). Amy plays for Eclipse and at HS power Santa Margarita, which is also where U-17 NTer Kiara Bosio plays. Rodriguez was with the 17s in the most recent camp, but she has gotten some time with the 19s.

    I don't see either Rodriguez or Averbuch making the November team, but that's based on where they are now, and you never know when players at this age are going to step up a level or two.

    Nicole Krzysik, a central defender from Clifton, N.J., also plays for World Class, and she's a stud at Clifton High School, one of the best prep players in New Jersey. She's looked very good for the 19s in the camps this winter. Whether she makes the team or not could come down to competition.

    The other younger players in the pool are Cydne Currie, from near Dallas, who's been a big scorer for the younger national teams; Kelsey Davis, a goalkeeper from Thousand Oaks, Calif., who I don't know a lot about; Marti Desjarlais, a central midfielder from Wisconsin who has looked good with the 19s; and Christina DiMartino, a petite forward from New York who had some nice moments during last month's U-19 interregional -- live in SoCal, you can see everybody at HDC.

    The U-19s' backline is loaded. Becky Sauerbrunn and Stephanie Lopez -- as anyone who saw Virginia or Portland play last year will tell you -- are awesome defenders. Lopez played inside for Portland but in a wing-defender for the U-19s in a 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 and one of the backs flanking Sauerbrunn in a 3-5-2. Jen Buczkowski and 2002 vet Rachel Buehler (who tore her ACL in front of the sideline camera, letting all of us in on her shrieking misery, early in the title game against Canada) also can play inside. India Trotter got a look at left back in the New Year's camp, but she pulled out of the camp later in January. Kelly Rowland, from Florida State, got her first call-up in this most recent camp. She was searching for a comfort level much of the week. Denay Riley (Penn State) is in the pool, although I wasn't impressed in the interregional.

    If we presume O'Reilly isn't going to play for the U.S. -- she might; I just don't expect it -- what will be the U.S. starting XI?

    Here's some possibilities:

    Goalkeeper -- Ashlyn Harris (North Carolina). Backup could be Julie Ryder (Santa Clara) or Val Henderson (UCLA).

    Defenders -- A four-back alignment might have Stephanie Lopez (Portland) at right back and Becky Sauerbrunn (Virginia) in the middle teamed with either Jen Buczkowski (Notre Dame) or Rachel Buehler (Stanford). Left back appears to be open, but India Trotter (Florida State) is possible. Lopez also could play on the left, with Kia McNeill (Boston College) on the right. And Jessica Maxwell (North Carolina) hasn't been in a U-19 camp yet, so we'll see about her.

    A three-back alignment would likely be Lopez, Sauerbrunn and Buehler, or maybe Maxwell, or possibly Trotter or McNeill, if they really step up. Buczkowski then would go into a holding midfield spot, similar to what she plays with the Irish.

    Midfielders -- I get the feeling there are some real openings here. Buczkowski likely plays here if not on the backline. Angela Woznuk (Portland) plays at the top of the diamond in a 4-4-2 (or as the withdrawn forward in a 4-3-3). Other MF candidates include Orand, Elizabeth Jobe (Clemson), Lorraine Quinn (Duke), Stephanie Logterman (Texas), Jennifer Redmond (Virginia), Carrie Schmit (Texas), Shannon Foley (Virginia), who also can play in the back. Rebecca Moros (Duke) was called in for the Mexico trip. Elyse Nikonchuk (Missouri) has been in the last two camps. Ashlee Pistorius (Texas A&M) has been in the last three camps, but she was limping around on the sidelines at the end of the last one.

    Forwards -- Woznuk is better suited behind the front two or withdrawn in a three-front. She's a magician on the dribble but doesn't score a lot of goals. The other big names are Sheree Gray (Penn State), very fast, played for the U-21s at the Nordic Cup last year; Kerri Hanks (Notre Dame), a reserve forward on the 2002 team; and Megan Rapinoe (Portland), who may be the best of the lot. Rapinoe has to be the top West Coast recruit this year; she's a wonderful forward.

    (Who's going to stop Portland when Sinclair, Rapinoe and Woznuk are teamed together?)

    Orand could play up front, and Julia Schnugg (Florida State) looked good at the last camp. Bristyn Davis (UCLA) is in the running. Maybe Tina Estrada (Santa Clara), who wasn't in the last camp.

    There are plenty more in the pool, although Leone needs to start trimming the roster toward qualifying -- even though the U.S. would qualify by choosing 18 (or is it 20) players at random, they will approach the tournament in Canada as they do all tournaments -- so some may fade away. A number of players who figured last year either had subparr college seasons or were injured much of the fall, and some of them aren't too deep in the mix right now. (Burlingham, Mahoney, Castelanelli, etc.)

    All of this is based on where the players appear to be right now. Three months from now, six months from now, come November, the landscape could have changed quite a bit.
  19. Charge!

    Charge! Member

    May 7, 2001
    BSG 75
  20. l'AJA

    l'AJA New Member

    May 19, 2002
    Garden Grove, Calif.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From Soccer America.com:


    Krikorian said Friday that he was impressed with the talent in the U-19 pool, that he was ''very impressed with the mentality, the work ethic of the players, and I was quite satisfied with their technical level.''

    The U-19 team features four players from the 2002 championship team -- goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris, defender Rachel Buehler and forwards Kerri Hanks and Angie Woznuk -- and the nation's top college freshmen and high school players. Among other key players for the squad are defenders Becky Sauerbrunn, Stephanie Lopez and Jen Buczkowski, midfielders Lorraine Quinn and Carrie Schmit, and forwards Sheree Gray, Megan Rapinoe and Bristyn Davis.

    U.S. full national-teamer Heather O'Reilly also is in the pool although she had not been in camp with the current crop. The team's player pool encompasses about 60 players.

    Asked how the hierarchy among players would be impacted by the change in coaching, Krikorian said: ''I'm certainly going to use Tracey's know-how, and Jeff's and Warren's as well. They been together for awhile, and it would be foolish to discard what they have to say.

    ''On the other side, the players have to fit my vision of the game, how we play and so forth, so it might provide opportunities for some players, but I'm not looking to make sweeping changes. What they've done has worked. Now it's a matter of tweaking so it reflects what my vision may be.''
  21. olafgb

    olafgb New Member

    Jun 6, 2001
    Re: U.S. U-19 Update

    Can anyone provide me with more info on the U17 and/or U16 WNT? The German U17 will fly to Florida for a training camp from March 3-14. They'll play against the USA and Canada (info on them is appreciated as well) twice, I guess the U17 teams, but I'm not sure (last year their four games were against the US U16 and U17). A friend of mine is on the German roster and I'll report about the games for a homepage, that's why I'm asking. Any kind of info related to teams, games, locations, etc. is appreciated.
  22. ussoccr

    ussoccr Member

    Feb 5, 2003
    late change to the U19 roster for Mexico trip

    Julie Ryder (GK, Santa Clara) was a late call in for the U19's trip to Mexico. I am not sure if one of the original GKs from the trip had an illness/injury that prevented them from going, or that due to the coaching change, 3 GK were desired. Does anyone know any more about this?
  23. tiej

    tiej New Member

    Nov 17, 2002
    Winston Salem, NC
  24. ussoccr

    ussoccr Member

    Feb 5, 2003
    ussoccer.com coverage of U19s

    Am I the only one who is dissappointed that ussoccer.com does not have anything on the U19 game yesterday? I am glad I have some spanish background, so I have been able to get 70% of what happened through the article mentioned above, and through the Mexican Federation website (www.femexfut.com.mx).
  25. silent

    silent New Member

    Dec 19, 2003
    Loss to Mexico

    I agree it is very frustrating that nothing has been mentioned of the game.

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