Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
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
USA cruises into semifinals
by Paul Kennedy, May 6th, 2012 1:48AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  u-17 women's world cup


[CONCACAF UNDER-17 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP] Summer Green scored her sixth goal in two games and added two assists as the USA beat Trinidad & Tobago, 5-0, in its second game at the Concacaf Under-17 Women's Championship in Guatemala City. The Americans broke open the game with a four-goal second half to clinch a berth in the semifinals. For video highlights of the win ...

Emily Bruder and Joanna Boyles each had a goal and assist, while Andi Sullivan and Sarah Robinson also scored.

After having a 52-1 edge in shots in the 10-0 win over Bahamas, the USA had a tougher time breaking down T&T, finishing with a 20-5 advantage in shots.

“We have to put the ball away when we have our opportunities," said Coach Albertin Montoya. "I thought in the first half we could have easily been up 4-0 or 5-0 and that would have made it a much easier game for us. Instead, we had to fight through it, which also helps us, as it builds some character. Trinidad made it difficult for us, but we have to learn to put teams away.”

Montoya was pleased with the play of Boyles off the bench.

“It’s important not only to rest some of our starters," he said, "but to give some of those other players some confidence. Look at Jo Boyles coming in and having an assist and a goal and having an immediate impact on the game. That’s definitely going to help with her confidence moving forward in this tournament."

The U.S. U-17s finish Group B play against Mexico on Monday. The USA and Mexico are through to the semifinals. The winner of Monday's game will claim first place in the group.

The winners of the semifinals and the third-place match will qualify for the U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan later this year.

May 5 in Guatemala City
USA 5 Trinidad & Tobago 0. Goals: Bruder 20, Sullivan 65, Robinson 67, Green 86, Boyles 90+3.
Att.: 200
USA -- Campbell; Basinger (Reid, 73), Bauer, Freeman, Miranda; Andrews, Robinson, Stanton (Boyles, 79); Green, Sullivan (Jenkins, 66), Bruder.
Trinidad & Tobago -- Phillip, Hinds (Prince, 77), Spence, Debesette (Billouin, 60), Simmons, Asson, Debesette, Abdul, Murray, Warrick, Walker.
Referee: Alicia Villatoro (Guatemala).
Att.: 200.



2 comments
  1. joette woodall
    commented on: May 6, 2012 at 8:31 a.m.
    Given the short amount of time Jo Boyles was allowed to play, she was REMARKABLE!!!!

  1. joette woodall
    commented on: May 7, 2012 at 5:39 a.m.
    Hope Jo Boyles gets to see more playing time today....she makes things happen!!


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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. U-20s sweep group play with win over Tigres    
[DALLAS CUP] The U.S. under-20 national team beat Tigres of Mexico, 1-0, and moved into the ...
Red Bulls finally get off the schneid    
[MLS: Week 7] After seven games, the New York Red Bulls, the 2013 Supporters' Shield champions, ...
Dutch Lions ink Cruyff grandson    
[USL PRO TRANSACTIONS] The Dayton Dutch Lions have Matheus (Brazilian defender Matheus Diovany Pechim Dos Santos), ...
The 10 richest American soccer owners    
[MAKING A LIST] Home Depot co-founder and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, announced as the owner ...
Howard's Everton suffers costly setback    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] The bid of Tim Howard's Everton to finish in the top four of the ...
Atlanta introduced as 22nd franchise    
[MLS EXPANSION] MLS introduced Atlanta as its latest expansion team, owned by Atlanta Falcons Arthur Blank, ...
Sonia becomes third Spaniard to join Flash    
[NWSL TRANSACTIONS] Sonia became the third Spaniard to join Western New York, joining Vicky Losada, Week ...
Fernandez stymies Energy with late penalty save    
[USL PRO: Week 5] Raul Fernandez saved Michael Thomas' penalty kick in the 90th minute to ...
What They're Saying    
"All I can say about my departure is we no longer agreed to the strategy. I ...
Perfectly placed volley into own goal    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] You may have noticed, we relish a good own goal. Today's ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives