Hawaii's Sunshine Fontes scores four as U.S. U-17 girls rout Argentina

The U.S. U-17 girls opened the Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires with a 9-0 victory over host Argentina. The Hawaii Rush's Sunshine Fontes scored four -- the first two assisted by LAFC Slammers' Kate Wiesner, who the USA's final goal.


Back row (L-R): Sophia Jones, Kennedy Wesley, Angelina Anderson, Natalia Staude, Payton Linnehan, Jordan Canniff; Kneeling: Sunshine Fontes, Croix Bethune, Kate Wiesner, Talia DellaPeruta, Maya Doms.

The USA followed up with a 4-1 win over Uruguay on goals by Samantha Meza (Solar SC), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy) and two by Isabella D'Aquila (So Cal Blues).

Coach Mark Carr's team, which faces Chile on Saturday, is preparing to book a spot at the World Cup at Concacaf Women's U-17 Championship in April.

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Feb. 13 in Mar del Plata, Argentina
Argentina 0 USA 9
Goals: Fontes (Wiesner) 4, Fontes (Wiesner) 32, Linnehan 34, Bethune 45, Linnehan (Bethune) 50, Fontes (Doms) 53, Fontes (Linnehan) 65, D’Aquila (Hunter) 76, Wiesner (Canniff) 86.
Argentina -- Aballay, Navarez, Gramajo (Toralei, 55), Melgarejo (Lescano, 61), Vargas, Otazu, Arias (Galeano, 65), Pereyra (Holzlieier, 46), Acuña (Targhetta, 56), Ippolito, Vazquez.
USA -- Anderson; DellaPeruta (Hunter, 62), Wesley, Staude, Wiesner; Jones, Doms, Bethune; Linnehan (Morris, 71), Fontes (D'Aquila, 69), Canniff

U.S. U-17 girls national team
GOALKEEPERS (3): Angelina Anderson (Mustang SC; Danville, Calif.), Julia Dohle (New York City FC; Scarsdale, N.Y.), Cayla White (McLean; Arlington, Va.).
DEFENDERS (6): Tori Hansen (NC Courage Academy; 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; Rossmoor, Calif.), Kate Wiesner (LAFC Slammers; Monrovia, Calif.).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Croix Bethune (Concord Fire SC; Alpharetta, Ga.), Talia DellaPeruta (NTH Tophat; Cumming, Ga.), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Sophia Jones (San Jose Earthquakes; Menlo Park, Calif.), Samantha Kroeger (World Class FC; West Milford, N.J.), Astrid Wheeler (Concord Fire SC; Atlanta, Ga.).
FORWARDS (6): Jordan Canniff (Washington Spirit - Baltimore Armour; California, Md.), Isabella D'Aquila (So Cal Blues; Mission Viejo, Calif), Sunshine Fontes (Hawaii Rush; Wahiawa, Hawaii), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars of Mass; Douglas, Mass.), Samantha Meza (Solar SC; Dallas, Texas), Diana Ordonez (FC Dallas; Prosper, Texas).

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