U.S. U-20 women beat France, tie Brazil at Nike Friendlies

University of Virginia sophomore Alexa Spaanstra  and Trinity Rodman of So Cal Blues scored in the U.S. U-20 'blue' women's national team's 2-1 win over France at the Nike Friendlies on Friday. Coach Mark Carr  guided a split squad in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. USA-Red played Brazil to a 0-0 tie.

On Wednesday, France beat USA-Red, 2-0, and Brazil beat USA Blue, 4-2.

The U-20s are prepping for February’s Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship in the Dominican Republic that will send three countries to the 2020 U-20 Women’s World Cup.

U-20 Nike Friendlies
Friday, Dec. 13
USA-Red 0 Brazil 0
USA-Red Starting XI -- Meagan McClalland, Katelyn Duong (C), Smith Hunter, Cassandra Hiatt, Avery Lockwood, Dilary Heredia Beltran, Sakura Yoshida, Quincy Mc Mahon, Anna Podojil, Samantha Kroeger, Sydny Nasello.

USA-Blue 2 (Spaanstra, Rodman) France 1
USA-Blue Starting XI -- Julia Dohle, Jenna Nighswonger, Shae Holmes, Emily Mason, Alexa Spaanstra, Trinity Rodman, Summer Yates, Talia Della Peruta, Bria Schrotenboer, Mykiaa Minniss, Rebecca Jarrett.

Wednesday, Dec. 11
USA-Red 0 France 2
USA-Red -- 2Angelina Anderson (GK)(C), Smith Hunter, Cassandra Hiatt, Dilary Heredia Beltran,10-Sakura Yoshida, Zoe Hasenauer,1Quincy Mc Mahon, Anna Podojil, Katelyn Duong, Samantha Kroeger, Sydny Nasello.

USA-Blue 2 (Nighsonger, Yates) Brazil 4
USA-Blue Starting XI -- Julia Dohle (GK), Alexa Spaanstra (C), Jenna Nighswonger, Shae Holmes, Emily Mason, Natalia Staude, Astrid Wheeler, Trinity Rodman, Summer Yates, Bria Schrotenboer, Rebecca Jarrett.

Monday, Dec. 9
France 1 Brazil 0

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U.S. U-20s Nike Friendlies Roster

GOALKEEPERS (3): Angelina Anderson (Univ. of California; Danville, Calif.), Julia Dohle (Penn State Univ.; Scarsdale, N.Y.), Meagan McClelland (Rutgers Univ.; Kearny, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (11): Julia Dorsey (Univ. of North Carolina; Baltimore, Md.), Cassandra Hiatt (Texas Tech Univ.; Parker, Colo.), Shae Holmes (Univ. of Washington; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Smith Hunter (Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.), Samantha Kroeger (World Class FC; West Milford, N.J.), Emily Mason (PDA; Flemington, N.J.), Quincy McMahon (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Sally Menti (Crossfire Premier; Seattle, Wash.), Bria Schrotenboer (Michigan State Univ.; Holland, Mich.), Ella Shamburger (Vanderbilt Univ.; Atlanta, Ga.), Natalia Staude (Univ. of Virginia; Atlanta, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Talia DellaPeruta (FC Cologne/GER; Cumming, Ga.), Katelyn Duong (Univ. of Minnesota; Portland, Ore.), Zoe Hasenauer (Univ. of Oregon; Simi Valley, Calif.), Avery Lockwood (Indiana Univ.; Grand Rapids, Mich.), Alexa Spaanstra (Univ. of Virginia; Brighton, Mich.), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.), Summer Yates (Univ. of Washington; Pasco, Wash.), Sakura Yoshida (Univ. of Oregon; Seattle, Wash.)
FORWARDS (9): Isabel Cox (Univ. of North Carolina; Greensboro, N.C.), Lia Godfrey (United Soccer Alliance; Fleming Island, Fla.), Dilary Heredia Beltran (Sporting Blue Valley; Overland Park, Kan.), Rebecca Jarrett (Univ. of Virginia; Clifton, N.J.), Sydny Nasello (Univ. of South Florida; Land O’ Lakes, Fla.), Jenna Nighswonger (Florida State Univ.; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Diana Ordonez (Univ. of Virginia; Prosper, Texas), Anna Podojil (Univ. of Arkansas; Cincinnati, Ohio), Trinity Rodman (So Cal Blues SC; Laguna Niguel).

2 comments about "U.S. U-20 women beat France, tie Brazil at Nike Friendlies".
  1. Nick Gabris, December 14, 2019 at 11:36 a.m.

    Good job! Future of the WNT!

  2. R2 Dad, December 15, 2019 at 3:01 p.m.

    Watched the first half of the US/France match, and was not overly impressed by the US decision-making. Pressed well in the first 10 minutes, but then unable to finish off multiple chances created against a poor French team. There are a couple of good prospects on the US team, but did not see much spark overall. France worked its way into the match and gained confidence as the match warmed up, but they too are in a rush in the attacking half. Ill try to watch the Brazil match to see how the other US squad plays. Glad to see these friendlies are aginst top teams--the CONCACAF qualifications do nothing to improve our USWNTs.

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