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 8-0 in opener
November 1st, 2013 12:01AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

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

MOST COMMENTED

[CONCACAF UNDER-17 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP] The USA outshot Trinidad & Tobago 39-0 and finished with a 16-0 edge in corner kicks but needed 32 minutes to score its first goal en route to an 8-0 win in their opening game at the 2013 Concacaf U-17 Women's Championship in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Seven different players scored for the USA.

The Soca Princesses came into the game as Caribbean champions, but they were no match for the USA, which extended its scoring margin at the last three U-17 regional tournaments to 64-0.

Mallory Pugh had the opening goal in the 32nd minute and was the only player to score two goals, adding a second in the 81st minute that put a stamp on the match. Madison Haley -- the daughter of ex-NFL star Charles Haley -- had a goal and three who three assists, including on both of Pugh's goal.

Anika Rodriguez and Marley Canales also scored first-half goals, while 14-year-old Civana Kuhlmann and defenders Zoe Morse and Natalie Jacobs padded the U.S. lead after intermission at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

"I was really, really proud of our energy," U.S. U-17 coach B.J. Snow said. "I thought the spirit of the team was excellent going into the game and sometimes the spirit can get the best of you when you start a qualifying tournament especially, when there are 14-, 15- and 16-year-olds involved. I was pleased to see them push through, build the game and continue to be patient, and when we got that first goal there was a big sigh of relief and then we could just play. The involvement of our team over 90 minutes was excellent. We were able to find spaces to penetrate, whether it was the width or inside to find those pockets. Overall, I was very pleased."

In the other Group B match, Canada defeated Guatemala 8-0. The USA faces Guatemala Saturday and Canada Monday.

Oct. 31 in Montego Bay
USA 8 Trinidad & Tobago 0. Goals: Pugh 32, 81, Rodriguez 38, Canales 42, Haley 52, Kuhlmann 76, Morse 82, Jacobs 88.
USA -- Rood; Jean, Morse, Jacobs, McGrady; Bailey, Canales, Pugh (Tagliaferri, 83); Racioppi (Schultz, 61), Haley, Rodriguez ( Kuhlmann, 73).
Trinidad & Tobago -- Craig; Johnson, Mike, N.John (Ralph, 62), Ellis, Prince, Arjoon, Swift (Thomas, 90+3), Charles, C.John, Carmichael (Matouk, 80).
Referee: Gillian Martindale (Barbados).
Att.: 1,000.



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: Adam Straith    
"I had never even worn keeper gloves. That was the first time. I think you could ...
MLS players get all four goals for Canada in 4-2 win    
The Toronto FC trio of Jay Chapman, Jonathan Osorio and Tosaint Ricketts and the Montreal Impact's ...
What They're Saying: Palmeiras general manager Cicero Souza    
"Chape don't want to be treated as victims." -- Cicero Souza, general manager of Brazilian champion ...
U.S. Abroad: Gator star Jordan heads to Glasgow City    
Savannah Jordan, the first University of Florida player who was named an NSCAA All-American four times, ...
U.S. Abroad: Hyndman, Arriola, Yedlin set up winners    
Emerson Hyndman came off the bench to steal the ball and set up Kenny Miller for ...
What They're Saying: Dax McCarty    
"To my beautiful wife: Not only did I postpone our honeymoon, I also told you we ...
Video Pick: Self-assisted free-kick volley is gamewinner    
Our favorite goal of the weekend comes from a 24-yard free kick in England's second tier. ...
U.S. Abroad: Young signs with Werder Bremen    
Isaiah Young became the sixth American from the high school class of 2016 to join a ...
Video Pick: Lewy volleys twice for Bayern    
Bayern Munich is the Bundesliga "fall champion" thanks to a 2-1 comeback win over Freiburg on ...
What They're Saying: Joe Greenspan    
"Luckily, the higher ups in the Navy and the government made the decision to say we ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives