[LAKELAND RANCH CAMP]U.S. U-17 women's national team head coach B.J. Snow has called up 26 players for a week-long camp that opens Sunday at Lakeland Ranch, Fla. It is the second-to-last training camp before the 2013 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship, which will be held Oct. 30-Nov. 9 in Jamaica.
Snow's squad includes 18 players born 1997, six born 1998 and two in 1999. Players born on or after Jan. 1, 1997, are age-eligible for the 2014 U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in Costa Rica.
Forwards Mallory Pugh (eight goals in all competitions) and Madison Haley (four goals) lead the USA in scoring this year. The Americans are 4-1-2 in international matches this year.
U.S. U-17 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3):Lauren Rood (Washington Timbers; Camas; Wash.), Sabrina Macias (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Ashley Orkus (BUSA; Birmingham, Ala.)
DEFENDERS (8):Gabriella Carreiro (FC Stars of Mass; Upton, Mass.), Alana Cook (Match Fit Chelsea; Far Hills, N.J.), Mackenzie Gouner (Real Colorado; Monument, Colo.), Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Springs, Md.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Tegan McGrady (MVLA SC; San Jose, Calif.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), Jacey Pederson (PSV Union; Palo Alto, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (6):Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission Kans.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Chloe Castaneda (LA Premier; Encino, Calif.), Taylor Otto (CASL; Apex, N.C.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township, N.J.), Anika Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.)
FORWARDS (9):Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Kelcie Hedge (Washington Premier; Post Falls, Idaho), Civana Kuhlmann (Colorado Rush; Parker, Colo.), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.) Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select; Highland Park, Ill.), Maddy Schultz (Northwest Nationals; Edmonds Wash.), Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colts Neck, N.J.), Tiara Webb (Cap FC United; Elk Grove, Calif.), Michelle Xiao (Gretna SC; Omaha Neb.)