U.S. coach Mark Carr is preparing the team for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship in Nicaragua (April 19-29), from which three teams will qualify for the 2018 U-17 Women’s World Cup.
Venezuela advanced to the semifinals of the last two U-17 Women’s World Cups (fourth place in 2016 in Jordan and in 2014 in Costa Rica) -- while the USA, under previous coach B.J. Snow, failed to advance to the second round in 2016 and failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.
U.S. U-17 girls national team
GOALKEEPERS (3): Angelina Anderson (Mustang Soccer Club; Danville, Calif.), Hailey Coll (Portland Thorns FC; Eugene, Ore.), Lindsey Romig (IMG Academy; Midlothian, Va.).
DEFENDERS (6): Tori Hansen (NC Courage; Raleigh, N.C.), Smith Hunter (Seattle Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Natalia Staude (NTH Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.), Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues Soccer Club; Rossmoor, Calif.), Kate Wiesner (LAFC Slammers; Monrovia, Calif.).
MIDFIELDERS (9): Hannah Bebar (Eclipse Select Soccer Club; Naperville, Ill.), Croix Bethune (Concorde Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.), Talia DellaPeruta (NTH Tophat; Cumming, Ga.), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.), Jaelyn Eisenhart (LAFC Slammers/Las Vegas, Nevada), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Sophia Jones (San Jose Earthquakes; Menlo Park, Calif.), MacKenzee Vance (United Soccer Alliance; Bluffton, S.C.), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.).
FORWARDS (6): Jordan Canniff (Washington Spirit Academy - Baltimore Armour; California, Md.), Isabella D'Aquila (So Cal Blues Soccer Club; Mission Viejo, Calif), Sunshine Fontes (Hawaii Rush; Wahiawa, Hawaii), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars; Douglas, Mass.), Samantha Meza (Solar Soccer Club; Dallas, Texas), Kalyssa Van Zanten (Eclipse Select Soccer Club; Buffalo Grove, Ill.)