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U.S. U-20s loaded up front
by Paul Kennedy, January 8th, 2014 5:07PM

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[MEET THE TEAM] The USA opens play at the Concacaf Women's U-20 Championship in the Cayman Islands Thursday against Costa Rica. The Americans, winners of the 2012 U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan, feature a deep squad of strikers, led by Lindsey Horan of French club Paris St. Germain. It also includes five collegiate strikers, four of whom were All-Americans in 2013. For a look at Coach Michelle French's strikers.

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MAKENZY DONIAK (Virginia). Breakout sophomore season a big reason the Cavaliers were unbeaten and united heading into ACC Tournament. Tied the UVa single-season record with 20 goals and tied for ACC lead with 46 points. Earned first-team All-American honors as a freshman. Older sisters, Kylie (Texas) and Alyssa (St. Mary's), played soccer. Hometown: Chino Hills, Calif.

SUMMER GREEN (North Carolina). Scored nine goals as a sophomore for the Tar Heels, who fell to eventual champion UCLA in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. Had seven goals in abbreviated freshman season. Broke the Concacaf U-17 Women's Championship record when she scored 12 goals (including three hat tricks) in the five-game qualifying tournament in 2012. Hometown: Milford, Mich.

LINDSEY HORAN (Pairs St. Germain). Turned down a scholarship to North Carolina become the first American player to sign a pro contract out of high school. She was tied for third among all American pros with 21 goals in all competitions in 2013 for PSG, which has recruited some of the best women's talent available. Horan missed the 2012 world championship in Japan with a knee injury. The U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year earned her first senior cap in March 2013. Hometown: Golden, Colo.

SAVANNAH JORDAN (Florida). Only second Gator freshman (joining joining Andi Sellers) to be named an All-American in the program’s 19-year history. Even Abby Wambach didn't earn All-American honors as a freshman. Her 22 goals were Florida’s highest season total since Wambach turned in 31 as a senior in 2001. Hasn't been a regular in the national team program, but strong college season earned her a U-18 call-up in October and she attended two U-20 camps in December. Hometown: Fayetteville, Ga.
 
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McKENZIE MEEHAN (Boston College). Led NCAA quarterfinalists in scoring with 20 goals, a new program record for most goals in the single season, and also led ACC in game-winning-goals with nine. One of three Eagles to earn All-American honors. Scored 80 goals, which led the country, as a high school senior at La Salle Academy in Providence, R.I. Sister Madison also plays soccer at BC. Hometown: Smithfield, R.I.



MARGARET PURCE  (Harvard). Ivy League Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year with 11 goals in 2013. One of four freshmen to earn All-American honors in 2013. Represented USA, along with Green, at 2012 Under-17 Women's World Cup. Club coach at Freestate Soccer was 1991 Women's World Cup champion Shannon Cirovski. Hometown: Silver Spring, Md.


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