U.S. U-19s shake off shell shock and tie Scotland

By Mike Woitalla

The U.S. U-19 men's national team, which opened play at the Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup on Tuesday with an 8-1 loss to host Germany, tied Scotland, 2-2, on Friday.

The Chicago Magic's Emmanuel Sabbi and Mukwelle Akale, a Minnesota product with Spain's Villarreal, scored for the USA against Scotland, which opened the tournament with a 3-1 win over Mexico. The Americans on Monday face Mexico, which lost 1-0 to Germany on Friday.

The only U.S. players who started against Germany and Scotland were the Chicago Fire's Cameron Lindley, Creighton University's Evan Waldrep, the Seattle Sounders' Victor Mansaray and UCLA's Malcolm Jones. The USA is coached by Omid Namazi.

Oct. 9 in Reutlingen, Germany.
USA 2 Scotland 2. U.S. scorers: Sabbi, Akale.
USA Starters -- Stajduhar, Jones, Herrera, Borges, Gutjahr, Lindley, Yueill, Waldrep, Akale, Mansaray, Sabbi.
Scotland starters -- Ruddy, McCart, Breslin, Wright, Wilson, S. Claire, Hill, Ross, Iacovitti, Burt.

Video Highlights of the USA's 8-1 loss to Germany on Tuesday:

Rosters: U.S. U-16 and U-17 girls off to Carson camp

The U.S. U-17 and U-16 girls national teams have training camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., Oct. 11-18, and will scrimmage each other.

U-17 coach Coach B.J. Snow has called in a 24-player squad -- 15 players born in 1999, the cut-off year for the 2016 U-17 World Cup, and nine players 2000-borns -- for the camp that comes five months ahead of the qualifying tournament for the 2016 U-17 Women’s World Cup. (Two more goalkeepers will be added to the camp.)

Coach Tricia Taliaferro, U.S. Soccer’s main scout for the 2000-born girls, is running the U.S. U-16 camp, the fifth and final gathering of the year the age group that is in a two-year cycle and will transition to the U-18 and then the U-20 national team with the goal of playing in the 2020 U-20 Women’s World Cup.

States represented by the 48 players of both squads:
11 California.
8 Colorado.
4 New Jersey.
3 Georgia.
2 Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, Washington.
1 Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Nevada, New Mexico, Minnesota, Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah.

U.S. U-17 girls national team
GOALKEEPERS (2): Laurel Ivory (Sunrise; Surfside, Fla.), Katie Meyer (Eagles SC; Newbury Park, Calif.).
DEFENDERS (8): Kerry Abello (Team Chicago; Aurora, Ill.), Claire Constant (McLean; Alexandria, Ga.), Naomi Girma (Central Valley Crossfire; San Jose, Calif.), Shae Holmes (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Karlie Paschall (Tennessee SC; Brentwood, Tenn.), Karina Rodriguez (SoCal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), Olivia Wade (LaRoca FC; Kaysville, Utah), Sydney Zandi (Penn Fusion; West Chester, Pa.).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Croix Bethune (Concord Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.), Coriana Dyke (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Emina Ekic (Javanon; Fairdale, Ky.), Nicolette Hernandez (Eclipse; Naperville, Ill.), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Alexis Loera (Colorado Storm; Thornton, Colo.), Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush; Albuquerque, N.M.).
FORWARDS (7): Kayla Duran (FC Stars of Massachusetts; Woburn, Mass.), Rachel Jones (Tophat SC; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Civana Kuhlmann (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Adrienne Richardson (Minnesota Thunder Academy; Oakdale, Minn.), Sophie Smith (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Francesca Tagliaferri (PDA; Colts Neck, N.J.), Jordan Taylor (Ohio Premier Eagles; Wadsworth, Ohio).

U.S. U-16 girls national team
GOALKEEPERS (3): Katherine Asman (TopHat SC; Roswell, Ga.), Hensley Hancuff (OFC; Edmond, Okla.), Danielle Hansen (Real Colorado; Broomfield, Colo.).
DEFENDERS (7): Maycee Bell (Sporting Blue Valley; Wichita, Kans.), Chai Cortez (Hawaii Surf; Kahului, Hawaii), Madelyn Desiano (SoCal Blues; San Clemente, Calif.), Sarah Piper (Texas Rush; The Woodlands, Texas), Julietta Thron (Albertson Fury; Caldwell, N.J.), Madeline Vergura (FC Stars of Mass.; Concord, Mass.), Kennedy Wesley (SoCal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.).
MIDFIELDERS (8): Ravin Alexander (Ohio Elite; Fairfield, Ohio), Sierra Enge (Carlsbad Elite; Cardiff, Calif.), Kylie Minamishin (Honolulu Bulls; Mililani, Hawaii), Angela Morales (Legends FC; Montclair, Calif.), Jenna Nighswonger (Slammers FC; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Ashlynn Serepca (Carolina Rapids; Cornelius, N.C.), Kali Trevithick (San Diego Surf; Temecula, Calif.), Summer Yates (Pac NW; Pasco, Wash.).
FORWARDS (6): Sophie Hirst (Crossfire Premier; Seattle, Wash.), Rebecca Jarrett (World Class; Washington Township, N.J.), Gabi Juarez (Slammers FC; Tustin, Calif.), Nohemi Mendoza (Heat FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), Allison Schlegel (Real Colorado; Parker, Colo.), Trinity Watson (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.).

Around the Net

San Francisco Chronicle columnist Ann Killion reports on how Soccer Without Borders, founded in Oakland, Calif., in 2006, uses the sport to aid young immigrants, including Aseel Mohammad, a refugee from war-torn Afghanistan, and Dennis Escalante, who came as an unaccompanied minor from El Salvador to escape gang violence. “I don’t know how to tell to pass me the ball,” Aseel said. “So first I learned Spanish. Then I learned English.” Officials from Soccer Without Borders, which provides fields, equipment and coaching and educational support, believe the lessons learned about working with immigrant youth can be shared, not only in the United States but also with other countries trying to deal with a flood of immigrants. Soccer Without Borders aims for global change

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