U.S. U-17 girls are on a roll -- eight straight wins

Two wins over China, 3-1 and 3-0, in San Diego took the U.S. U-17 girls national team's 2019 record to 8-0-0, a run during which Coach Tracey Kevins' team outscored its foes 31-3.

Prior to the Southern California training camp at which they played China twice, the U.S. U-17s won two UEFA Women’s Development Tournaments, in Portugal and in the Czech Republic, with six wins: Mexico (4-0), Russia (5-0), Portugal (6-1); Ireland (4-0), Czech Republic (3-0) and Belgium (3-1).

The Southern California roster was comprised of 20 players who went on the Portugal trip and four who were part of the Czech Republic tournament.

Amelia White scored her fourth goal of the year and Trinity Byars scored her second in the 3-1 win over China, the third coming on an own goal. In the second win over China, Allyson Sentnor scored her fourth and fifth of the year, and Jillian Shimkin scored her second. Sentnor is tied for team leading scorer with Karlie Lema, who scored five goals at the Portugal-hosted UEFA Women’s Development Tournament.

U.S. U-17 women's national team roster San Diego camp
Nadia Cooper (Shattuck St. Mary's; Katy, Texas)
Neeku Purcell (Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.)
Courtney Boone (Legends FC; West Covina, Calif.)
Baleigh Bruster (Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.)
Andrea Kitahata (San Jose Earthquakes; Hillsborough, Calif.)
Aidan McConnell (Michigan Hawks; Dexter, Mich.)
Ayooluwa Oke (Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.)
Shea O'Malley (NC Courage; Cary, N.C.)
Lilly Reale (South Shore Select; Hingham, Mass.)
Emily Colton (LA Galaxy San Diego; Carlsbad, Calif.)
Emma Egizii (Beach FC; Downey, Calif.)
Tatiana Fung (Legends FC; Fullerton, Calif.)
Annie Karich (So Cal Blues SC; Surfside, Calif.)
Devin Lynch (Sockers FC; Naperville, Ill.)
Alexis Missimo (Solar SC; Southlake, Texas)
Jillian Shimkin (FC Fury New York; Rockville Centre, N.Y.)
Trinity Byars (Solar SC; Richardson, Texas)
Giovana Costa (Madrid CFF; Weston, Fla.)
Amelia Horton (Sporting Blue Valley; Olathe, Kan.)
Simone Jackson (LAFC Slammers; Redondo Beach, Calif.)
Karlie Lema (MVLA; Morgan Hill, Calif.)
Arianna Manrique (Tophat; Buford, Ga.)
Allyson Sentnor (South Shore Select; Hanson, Mass.)
Amelia White (Fort Wayne United FC; Fort Wayne, Ind.)

1 comment about "U.S. U-17 girls are on a roll -- eight straight wins".
  1. R2 Dad, June 16, 2019 at 3:44 a.m.

    Glad our young ladies are getting international exposure, but the question always gets back to, What Does Our Player Filter Select For? Are we choosing French/Ellis back lines based on speed/height/strength instead of composure on the ball and outside backs that can 1v1? Is there a real 10 ( or 10s) that can play through the middle? I don’t care about goals, or winning, as much as the Nats silo does. USSF must be measured on its ability to properly scout and give caps to kids who become full nationals. Show me the funnel. If they measure it, we can know how effective USSF is in doing their primary job. Do it, or someone else will do it for you! Their problem is, since they are so bad at communicating, we assume they are crap at their jobs. This is just like corporate management, USSF—figure it out. We are the players and parents of players, WE are the customer. Not club coaches, not college coaches.

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