U.S. U-17 women defeat New Zealand, 2-0

[NYC INVITATIONAL] The U.S. under-17 women’s national team made it two wins in two games as it defeated New Zealand, 2-0, in its second match of the 2014 Women’s NTC Invitational. The U-17s got goals in each half from Mallory Pugh and Zoe Redei.

The USA will win the tournament with a win or draw against Japan on Sunday. The match kicks off at 4 p.m. PT at Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif.

The USA is currently in first place in the four-team tournament with six points and a plus-6 goal differential. Japan has four points from a win and a tie and a plus-5 goal differential. China has one point from a draw and a loss while New Zealand has lost both matches so far.

Feb. 7 in Carson, Calif.

USA 2 New Zealand 0. Goals: Pugh 26, Redei 70.
USA -- Rood; Gyau, Cook, Morse, Bailey; Canales (Torres, 77), Racioppi (McGrady, 61), Pugh (Pruitt, 77); Hedge (Sanchez, 61), Haley (Redei, 61), Rodriguez (Xiao, 61).
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