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 cruises into semifinals
by Paul Kennedy, May 6th, 2012 1:48AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

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.

  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



Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Playoffs: Youngster Boateng takes charge for Galaxy    
Emmanuel Boateng made up for a penalty whistled on him that negated the LA Galaxy's early ...
Report: Barrett out of running for Dynamo head coach    
Wade Barrett, who served as the Houston Dynamo interim coach for the last five months, won't ...
What They're Saying: Michael Bradley    
"For tonight, every player, every person who is a part of this club, every fan, every ...
What They're Saying: Harvard dean Rakesh Khurana    
"As a human being, and a member of the Harvard College community, I am always profoundly ...
MLS Moves: Robinson stays with 'Caps, but changes coming    
Three days after a 4-1 win over Portland ended a disappointing MLS season for Vancouver, the ...
MLS Playoffs: Toronto FC stars come to play    
Ten years. That's the time it took Toronto FC to finally win its first playoff game. ...
MLS: SKC takes win streak into first playoff meeting    
The Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City have been playoff mainstays -- eight straight appearances for ...
MLS Playoffs: Teams at familiar stage    
MLS's Knockout Round concludes Thursday with two games: D.C. United-Montreal and Seattle-Sporting KC. All four teams ...
Video Pick: Sublime scissor kick by Nacho    
Real Madrid's 26-year-old Nacho scored the goal of the week, a 17-yard scissor kick, on Wednesday ...
U.S. Abroad: Julian Green nets first Bayern goal    
Julian Green scored his first goal for Bayern Munich in his first start of the season, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives