Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
USA romps in Concacaf U-20 women's qualifying
June 23rd, 2008 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[YOUTH]The USA moved into the semifinals of the Concacaf qualifying tournament for the 2008 Under-20 Women's World Cup with a 9-0 win over Cuba on Friday and 3-0 win over host Mexico on Sunday.

Stanford's Kelley O'Hara led the Americans with a hat trick against Cuba. Portland's Michelle Enyeartscored twice after coming on as a substitute against Cuba and added a goal against Mexico to give her six goals in three games.

O'Hara opened the scoring in the 10th minute against Mexico and Enyeart and Nikki Washington added second-half goals. Washington scored two goals against Cuba.

The USA will play Costa Rica, who finished in second place in Group B, on Wednesday in the tournament semifinal with a berth at the Under-20 Women's World Cup in Chile on the line. The other semifinal features Group B winner Canada against Mexico in the second game of Wednesday afternoon's doubleheader.

"Mexico provided a very big test for our team today," said U.S. coach Tony DiCicco. "Playing Mexico will help us prepare for Costa Rica. Both teams have good, smart and quick players who are dangerous with the ball. So, hopefully playing Mexico today will make us a better team as we head into Wednesday's game against Costa Rica."

GAME SUMMARIES:
June 20 in Puebla
USA 9 Cuba 0.Goals: Morgan 2, Washington 33, 43, O'Hara 46, 54, 80, Enyeart 59, 66, Edwards 72.
USA --Arnold, Dallstream (Leroux, 59), Fountain, Marshall, Klingenberg, Edwards, Wells, DiMartino (Nairn, 46), Morgan (Enyeart, 37), O'Hara, Washington.
Cuba -- Martinez, Beyerano, Lopez, Alvarez, Fuentes, Valdes (Blanco, 90), Carp, Hernandez, (Bernal Chacon, 46), Reyes, Rodriguez, Gallardo.

June 22 in Puebla
USA 3 Mexico 0. Goals: O'Hara 10, Enyeart 67, Washington 88.
USA -- Naeher, Dallstream, Fowlkes, Marshall, Klingenberg, Edwards, Nogueira, (Nairn, 77), Winters, Leroux (Morgan, 46), O'Hara (Washington, 62), Enyeart.
Mexico -- Venagas, Mendoza, Gomez (Martinez, 38), Mercado, Mondragon, Garza, Palma, Yorres (Hernandez, 57), Godoy (Romero, 75), Corral, Mayor.

RESULTS
Group A:
June 18
USA 4, Trinidad & Tobago 0
Mexico 7, Cuba 0
June 20
USA 9 Cuba 0
Mexico 3, Trinidad & Tobago 0
June 22
Trinidad & Tobago 4, Cuba 0
USA 3, Mexico 0

Group B:
June 17
Canada 2, Nicaragua 0
Costa Rica 3, Jamaica 1
June 19
Canada 3. Jamaica 1
Costa Rica 3 Nicaragua 2
June 21
Jamaica 6, Nicaragua 0
Canada 4, Costa Rica 0



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Jamie Vardy    
"There is no honeymoon. I'll have to take that next year some time. Obviously, I hope ...
Copa Centenario: U.S. leagues heavily represented    
The USA's roster for the Copa Centenario includes 10 current MLS players, but 17 other MLS ...
USA-Ecuador: Kellyn Acosta called in, Chandler OK    
U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann added Kellyn Acosta to the U.S. roster for Wednesday's friendly ...
What They're Saying: Carli Lloyd    
"I have scored some big-time goals. I've done well in Algarve Cups. I've done well in ...
NWSL Rewind: Olympic hopefuls stand out in goal    
Chicago Red Stars keeper Alyssa Naeher, who is battling for one of two spots in goal ...
USL Rewind: Wheeler and Warshaw lead Isles to victory    
The Harrisburg City Islanders and Bethlehem Steel squared off for the first time Sunday, and Aaron ...
NASL Rewind: Cosmos back in first place    
The defending NASL champion New York Cosmos returned to first-place in the spring standings thanks to ...
What They're Saying: Earnie Stewart    
"He [Freddy Adu] was 14 years old, very talented but only practiced once a day. That ...
Copa Centenario: Final rosters released    
The final 23-player rosters for the 16 competing teams in the Copa Centenario were unveiled on ...
Video Pick: Wright-Phillip' strikes with overhead kick    
Two of the Red Bulls' goals from their 7-0 win over NYCFC feature among the eight ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives