All but two players on the squad of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, play for U.S. colleges or youth clubs. They include Solar SC goalkeeper Ariana Anderson, who made 14 saves as the USA took 38 shots. Puerto Rico took one shot, which didn't require s a save.
• Defender Emily Mason and midfielder Talia DellaPeruta were also on the U.S. team that lifted the 2020 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship -- both played in the 4-1 final win over Mexico -- but was denied a U-20 World Cup because of the pandemic. The USA's 2020 leading scorers were Mia Fishel, Brianna Pinto and Trinity Rodman.
March 10 in Santo Domingo
USA 7 Puerto Rico 0. Goals: DellaPeruta 19, Moultrie 22, Cooper 35, (pen.) 41, Jackson 65, 76, 81.
USA -- Purcell; Rouse (Guidry, 70), Mason (Flynn, 57), McConnell, Oke; DellaPeruta (Missimo, 57), Colton, Moultrie; Byars, Cooper (Jackson, 46), Patterson.
Puerto Rico -- Anderson; Berndt, Gonzalez Cintron (Torres, 45+1), Gonzalez (Diaz, 69), Pizarro (Hart, 46); Rivera de Jesus, Nieves-Melchor, Molina, Garner (Nieves, 46), del Valle; Hernandez
Referee: Odette Hamilton (Jamaica)
U.S. U-20 Women's World Cup history
Year U.S. finish (U.S. coach)
2002 Champion (Tracey Leone)
2004 Third place (Mark Krikorian)
2006 Fourth Place (Tim Schulz)
2008 Champion (Tony DiCicco)
2010 Quarterfinals (Jill Ellis)
2012 Champion (Steve Swanson)
2014 Quarterfinals (Michelle French)
2016 Fourth Place (Michelle French)
2018 group stage (Jitka Klimkova)
2020 canceled because of Covid (Laura Harvey)
2022 Aug 10-28 in Costa Rica (Tracey Kevins)
2022 U.S. Women's Concacaf U-20 Championship Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Mia Justus (Florida State; Lakewood, Ohio), Neeku Purcell (OL Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.).
DEFENDERS (8): Lauren Flynn (Florida State; Arlington, Va.), Samar Guidry (Virginia; McKinney, Texas), Emily Mason (Rutgers; Flemington, N.J.), Aidan McConnell (Wisconsin; Dexter, Mich.), Ayo Oke (California; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Avery Patterson (UNC; Jacksonville, Fla.;), Lilly Reale (UCLA; Hingham, Mass.), Laney Rouse (Virginia, Cary, N.C.).
MIDFIELDERS (5): Emily Colton (UNC; Carlsbad, Calif.), Talia DellaPeruta (UNC; Cumming, Ga.), Sally Menti (Santa Clara; Seattle, Wash.) Alexis Missimo (Texas; Southlake, Texas), Olivia Moultrie (Portland Thorns; Wilsonville, Ore.).
FORWARDS (5): Trinity Byars (Texas; Richardson, Texas), Michelle Cooper (Duke; Clarkston, Mich.), Simone Jackson (USC; Redondo Beach, Calif.), Andrea Kitahata (Stanford; Hillsborough, Calif.), Alyssa Thompson (Total Futbol Academy; Studio City, Calif.)