[NTC INVITATIONAL]The USA will play teams from China, Japan and New Zealand -- all Under-17 Women's World Cup finalists -- at the 2014 U-17 Women's NTC Invitational Feb. 5-9 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. U.S. head coach B.J. Snow has called in 24 players for the tournament, 17 of whom were on the USA's qualifying team.
China, Japan and New Zealand will be headed to the world championships in Costa Rica in March. The USA suffered a shootout loss to Mexico in the semifinals of Concacaf qualifying and won't be headed to the world championships.
This will be the last event for the '97s and '98s. The four '99s with the team will eligible for the team seeking to qualify for the 2016 U-17 Women's World Cup.
U.S. U-17 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2):Kat Hess (LA Premier; Newport Beach, Calif.), Lauren Rood (Washington Timbers; Camas, Wash.).
DEFENDERS (8):Alana Cook (Match Fit Chelsea; Far Hills, N.J.), Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Spring, Md.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Oakwood SC; Coventry, Conn.), Tegan McGrady (MVLA SC; San Jose, Calif.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), Karlie Paschall (Tennessee SC; Brentwood, Tenn.), Michelle Xiao (Gretna SC; Omaha, Neb.).
MIDFIELDERS (7):Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission, Kan.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Chloe Castaneda (LA Premier; Encino, Calif.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township, N.J.), Anika Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), Ashley Sanchez (So Cal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Taryn Torres (Solar Chelsea SC; Frisco, Texas).
FORWARDS (7):Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Kelcie Hedge (Washington Premier; Post Falls, Idaho), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Leah Pruitt (West Coast FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select; Highland Park, Ill.), Maddy Schultz (Crossfire Premier; Edmonds, Wash.), Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colts Neck, N.J.).