Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
U.S. U-20 talent spread across the country
March 2nd, 2012 4:03AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  college women, high school girls, under-20 women's world cup, youth girls

MOST COMMENTED

[BY THE NUMBERS] The USA opens play at the Concacaf U-20 Women's Championship in Panama City Friday against Guatemala. It is seeking its third U-20 regional crown and features a star-studded team of collegians and prep stars. The talent is spread out across the country with players from 17 different states on the 20-player roster.

2
The USA and Canada have won two Concacaf titles apiece. The Americans won in 2006 and 2010, while Canada won the tournament in 2004 and 2008, defeating the USA in the championship game both times. The tournament was an U-19 event in 2004. FIFA later aligned the ages for its women's championships to make them the same as the men's championships.

4
Four U.S. players -- goalie Abby Smith, defenders Stephanie Amack and Cari Roccaro and forwards Lindsey Horan -- are still in high school, while the rest of the squad is in college. Goalie Bryane Heaberlin enrolled this winter as a freshman at North Carolina.

5
Five U.S. players were on the U.S. roster for the 2010 U-20 Women's World Cup in Germany: Heaberlin, 2010 Soccer America Freshman of the Year Crystal Dunn, 2011 Soccer America MVP selection Maya Hayes, Sam Mewis and Mollie Pathman.

6
Six of the players were on the team that outscored opponents 32-0 in the group phase of the 2010 Concacaf U-17 Women's Championship but did not qualify for the U-17 Women's World Cup in Trinidad & Tobago when it fell to Canada on penalty kicks in the semifinals: 2011 Soccer America Freshman of the Year Morgan Brian, her Virginia teammate Olivia Brannon, Heaberlin, Smith, Roccaro and Horan.

17
There are players from 17 different states on the roster. Florida, New York and Texas lead all states with two players each on the team. Amazingly, there is no player on the team from the girls hotbed of Southern California. Amack, the lone California representative, hails from the Bay Area suburb of Pleasanton.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Youth Soccer Reporter
Roster: U.S. U-15 girls convene in Carson    
The U.S. U-15 girls national team gathers for its third camp of 2015. A 24-player squad ...
Roster: New cycle begins for U.S. U-20 men's team    
Coach Tab Ramos, who in June guided the USA to a quarterfinal appearance at the 2015 ...
Tab Ramos: 'We need more players who can make important plays'    
In the wake of announcing new Player Development Initiatives -- standardizing small-sided play through U-12 and ...
U.S. U-17s finish Czech tourney with win over Ukraine    
The U.S. U-17 boys national team, which is headed to the 2015 U-17 World Cup in ...
U.S. Roster: Younger group gathers for U-20 women's camp    
Coach Michelle French has called in 31 pre-college players for an Aug. 23-30 U.S. U-20 women's ...
U.S. U-15 boys tie England twice    
The U.S. U-15 boys national team, coached by John Hackworth, tied England 2-2 and 3-3 in ...
U.S. U-17 boys fall to Russia and Slovenia     
The U.S. U-17 boys national team opened the Vaclav Jezek Tournament in the Czech Republic with ...
U.S. U-18 women tie and lose to Mexico's U-20s    
The U.S. U-18 women's national team finished its nine-day training camp in Mexico City with two ...
Roster: U.S. U-17s boys head to Czech Republic     
For its first gathering since the draw for the 2015 U-17 World Cup, Coach Richie Williams ...
U.S. U-18s boys finish fifth at Nordic Cup    
The U.S. U-18 boys national team beat Finland, 2-1, to take fifth place at the 2015 ...
>> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives