Youth Report: U.S. U-20s open Sud Ladies Cup with 3-1 win

The USA beat host France, 3-1, in its opening game at the Sud Ladies Cup for under-20 women's national teams in Aubagne. The tournament is the women's version of the Tournoi Maurice Revello (Toulon Tournament).

Scoring: Trinity Byars (University of Texas) broke a 1-1 tie in the second half with goals in the 52nd minute, two minutes after the Bleuettes equalized, and 90th minute. The second goal was set up by great work from captain Michelle Cooper (Duke). Simone Jackson (USC) opened the scoring in the 6th minute.

Next up:
The USA faces Mexico on Sunday and the Netherlands on Tuesday in Aubagne. All four teams are qualified for the Under-20 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica in August.
June 24 in Aubagne
France 1 USA 3. Goals: Nassi 50; Jackson 6, Byars 52, 90.
France -- Petiteau, Sombath (Ould Hocine 83), Samoura, Tchakounte, Bogaert (Le Guilly 61), Fazer, Sylla, Traore, Folquet (Blanc 61), Becho (Nassi 46), Mbakem Niaro.
USA -- Justus, Oke (Reale 46),Mason, McConnell, Shores (Shaw 46), Colton (Albert 46),  Lageyre (Missimo 65), Menti, Jackson (Byars 46), Cooper, Kitahata.
Att.: 200.

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