Youth: Olivia Moultrie joins U.S. U-16s girls for Netherlands trip

Olivia Moultrie, who turned pro last February at the age of 13, is in the U.S. U-16 girls national team for its Netherlands trip, coached by Barry Ritson. Moultrie, who signed an endorsement deal with Nike, trains with the Portland Thorns' NWSL squad and competes with its U-16/17 Development Academy team. Ritson's team, is comprised of three 2005s including Moultrie, and 17 2004s, faces the Netherlands twice during the eight-day trip.

In their first two games against the Netherlands, the USA on Friday won a penalty-kick shootout, 5-3, to settle a 2-2 tie. The two teams meet again on Sunday.

UPDATE: Katherine Rader and Elise Evans scored in the 2-2 tie. The USA won the second game, 1-0, thanks to a Dutch own goal.

U.S. U-16 girls national team
GOALKEEPERS (2)
Nona Reason (San Diego Surf; San Clemente; Calif.)
Teagan Wy (West Coast FC; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6):
Elise Evans (San Jose Earthquakes; Redwood City, Calif.)
Kayleigh Herr (NC Courage; Cary, NC),
Elle Piper (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose, Calif.)
Evelyn Shores (Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.)
Maggie Taitano (San Diego Surf; Carlsbad, Calif.)
Gisele Thompson (Real So Cal; Studio City, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (5)
Sydney Becerra (Solar SC; Lewisville, Texas)
Danielle Davis (FC Fury NY; Port Washington)
Juliauna Hayward (Real Colorado; Thornton, Colo.)
Peyton Marcisz (San Jose Earthquakes; San Jose)
Olivia Moultrie (Portland Thorns FC; Portland, Ore.)
FORWARDS (7)
Ella Eggleston (Lonestar Academy; Austin, Texas)
Mia Minestrella (Beach FC; Redondo Beach, Calif.)
Katherine Rader (Weston FC; Stuart, Fla.)
Julia Saunicheva (San Jose Earthquakes; Santa Clara, Calif.)
Jaedyn Shaw (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas)
Alyssa Thompson (Real So Cal; Studio City, Calif.)
Alivia Uribe (Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.)

Players born in odd years, which are the age-cut-off years for the U-17 Women’s World Cup, generally move through the national team program with the U-15s (two years), U-17s (two years) and U-19s (two years). Players born in even years, which are the age-cut-off years for the U-20 Women’s World Cup, follow the path of U-14 (one year), U-16 (two years), U-18 (two years) and U-20 (two years).

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