Concacaf Under-15 Girls Championship: USA passes first tough test

Captain Kennedy Fuller, flanked Caroline Helfrich (left) and Ayva Jordan, celebrates the gamewinner.

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After opening with double-digit wins over Puerto Rico (12-0) and Jamaica (11-0) the USA faced fellow undefeated League A foe Canada and won Group B with a 1-0 victory.

Coach Katie Schoepfer's team outshot the Canadians 11-1 but only two shots were on target, including the 17th minute decider from captain Kennedy Fuller of Solar FC. Mya Brandon (Michigan Hawks) beat a Canadian defender on the flank and delivered the cross that Fuller headed into the net.

The Americans face the Group A runner-up Dominican Republic in the Concacaf Under-15 Girls Championship semifinals on Friday.

Aug. 4 in Tampa Bay
USA 1 Canada 0. Goal: Fuller 17.
USA — Vapensky; King, Ascanio (Puerta, 63), Hardeman, Pfeiffer (Harrison, 36), Fuller, Brandon (Costello, 57), Price,Helfrich (Ballek, 57), Jordan (Scott, 49), McCammon.
Canada — Henning; Brisbin, Angus (Chukwu, 44), Wong, Decombe, Perreault (Stewart, 63), Istocki (Al-asad, 63), Brault, Hanisch (Stewart, 63), Martin (Chukwu, 55), Tarasco (Van Doesburg, 55).
Referees: Itzel Hernandez (MEX). ARs: Hilda Hernandez (SLV), Krystal Delancy-evans (BAH).

U.S. U-15 roster.


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