US U-17 WYNT take on Canada for a World Cup berth in the Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship semi-finals

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United States Women’s National Under-17 Team

2022 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship – Semi-Final

United States vs. Canada

Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

May 6, 2022
7 p.m. ET (FS2, ViX app in Spanish)

USA FACE CANADA FOR THE FIFA U-17 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2022:

After playing the first five games of the 2022 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship, scoring 53 goals and conceding none, the USA Women’s Under-17 National Team have reached the semi-finals and will face Canada on Friday, May 6 at 6 p.m. ET at the Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic (FS2, ViX app in Spanish) with the winner securing a spot for the 2022 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup. The loser will still have a chance to qualify for the next World Cup in India by winning the third-place game which, along with the league game, will take place on May 8.

The United States have played four of their five games at the Estadio Panamericano so far, with only the group final against Costa Rica at the Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez, where the two semi-finals will be played, the match for third place and the championship.

USA’s goals have come from 14 different players (only four outfield players are yet to score) and the 53 goals is by far the most goals scored in a Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship by the United States – through five games or an entire tournament – albeit in the new format which features 20 nations and requires seven games to lift the trophy. Each of Concacaf’s recent U-17 tournaments has featured eight teams and five games to win the title. Fifteen different American players have registered assists in the Dominican Republic.

Players born on or after January 1, 2005 are eligible for the 2022 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship. USA head coach Natalia Astrain selected 16 players born in 2005 and four born in 2006. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Junior National Team roster, all of the U.S. players in this tournament made their international debuts in the Dominican Republic.

FOLLOW HIM :

Follow U-17 WYNT throughout the tournament on usfootball.com as well as American football Facebook, Twitter and instagram.

USA WOMEN’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S UNDER-17 TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Hometown; Caps/Goals):

GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Abigail Gundry (NC Courage; Wake Forest, NC; 3), 12-Victoria Safradin (Internationals SC; Eastlake, Ohio; 2)



DEFENDERS (6):
2-Nicola Fraser (Real Colorado National; Highlands Ranch, Colorado; 4/1), 17-Alyssa Gonzalez (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.; 3/0), 3-Savannah King (LAFC SoCal Youth; West Hills, California; 4/0), 4-Cameron Roller (Solar SC; Sherman, Texas; 3/1), 5-Keegan Schmeiser (Chicago FC United; Bolingbrook, Ill.; 3/0), 20-Gisele Thompson (Total Futbol Academy ; Studio City, CA; 4/0)

MIDFIELDERS (6): 10-Mia Bhuta (Internationals SC; Pittsburgh, PA; 5/2), 15-Shae Harvey (Slammers FC HB Koge; Hermosa Beach, CA; 4/4), 13-Claire Hutton (World Class FC; Bethlehem, NY; 5/6), 7-Riley Jackson (Concorde Fire; Roswell, Georgia; 3/2), 8-Charlotte Kohler (Mountain View Los Altos; Woodside, Calif.; 3/6), 19-Lauren Martinho (NC Courage; Cary , North Carolina; 5/3)

FORWARDS (6): 18-Onyeka Gamero (Beach FC; Cerritos, Calif.; 4/4), 11-Nicollette Kiorpes (NEFC; Worcester, Mass.; 4/5), 6-Mia Oliaro (NC Courage; Chapel Hill, NC; 5 / 3), 14-Melina Rebimbas (Players Development Academy; Warren, NJ; 5/5), 9-Taylor Suarez (Charlotte SA; Charlotte, NC; 4/2), 16-Amalia Villarreal (Michigan Jaguars FC; Lansing, Mich.; 5/8)

2022 CONCACAF WOMEN’S U-17 CHAMPIONSHIP

SEMI-FINAL MATCHES

May 6

Estadio Olimpico Felix Sanchez

Mexico vs. Puerto Rico (4 p.m. ET; Fox Soccer Plus/ViX)

USA vs. Canada (7 p.m. ET; FS2/ViX)

USA vs CANADA – HOW THEY ARRIVED:

UNITED STATES

Date

Match

Result

GoalScorers

April 23

Grenade

W 20-0

Harvey (4), Kohler (4), Kiorpes, Rebimbas (3), OG, Oliaro (2), Roller, Hutton (2), Martinho, Villarreal

April 25

Porto Rico

W 13-0

Martinho, Villarreal (5), Suarez (2), Hutton (3), Kiorpes, Fraser

April 27

Costa Rica

W 5-0

Villarreal, Kohler, Jackson, Gamero, Hutton

April 30

curacao

W 11-0

Gamero (3), Kiorpes (3), Rebimbas, Martinho, Bhuta (2), Oliaro

May. 4

Jamaica

W 4-0

Villarreal, Kohler, Jackson, Rebimbas

CANAAD

Date

Opponent

Result

Scorers

April 24

Dominican Rep.

10-0W

Adames, Maalouf (4), Watson (2), Allen (2), Hauer

April 26

Bermuda

5-0W

Logan, Bordeleau, Hauer, Maalouf (2)

April 28

Jamaica

1-1T

Watson

1st May

Honduras

4-1W

Maalouf (3), Allen

May 4

Costa Rica

3-0W

Perrault, Watson, Maalouf

USA U-17 vs CANADA:

  • Meeting USA and Canada in a Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship is almost a given, as the teams have faced each other in the last six tournaments, including this one.
  • Two of the previous encounters have been in the semi-finals, one in the league match and two in the group.
  • The semi-finals came in 2010 – where Canada won on penalties after a 0-0 draw – and in 2016 – when the United States won 5-0. Current USWNT player Sophia Smith scored one of the goals in that game.
  • The only meeting in the championship game came in 2012 in Guatemala, a 1-0 victory for the United States on a goal by former UCLA player Amber Munerlyn.
  • The United States won both group matches, 2-0 in 2014 in Jamaica as current USWNT player Mallory Pugh scored and in 2018 in Bradenton, Florida, a 1-0 win on one goal of current UCLA player Reilyn Turner.
  • Canada has scored 23 goals in its five games, including 10 (43%) by forward Rosa Maalour, who leads the tournament in points.
  • Combine those 10 goals with four from Renee Watson and the pair have scored 60% of Canada’s goals so far.

CAPTAINS:

Midfielder Mia Bhuta captained the United States in their first match against Grenada and fourth against Curacao. Midfielder Riley Jackson captained the team against Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Jamaica.

ALLOCATE THE MINUTES AROUND:

All 20 players on the list have taken part in the tournament, but only six have played in all five matches so far: Mia Bhuta, Claire Hutton, Lauren Martinho, Mia Oliaro, Melina Rebimbas and Amalia Villarreal.

  • Defenders Nicola Fraser and Gisele Thompson lead the United States in minutes played (both with 299), but forward Onyeka Gamero has played 294 minutes. Defender Cameron Roller played 270.
  • The minutes were split evenly by the USA coaching staff, with no player playing less than 180 minutes and no player playing more than 299.
  • Abigail Gundry and Victoria Safradin have shared time in goal so far, with Gundry playing three games and Safradin two.

VILLARREAL LEADS USA WITH EIGHT GOALS:

After scoring one goal against Grenada, five against Puerto Rico (tying the US record for most goals in a game at any level), one against Costa Rica and one against Jamaica, striker Amalia Villarreal leads the United States in scoring with eight goals and is tied for second in the tournament. Villarreal’s goal against Jamaica was USA’s 50th of the tournament. No United States youth team has ever scored 50 goals in a Concacaf World Cup qualifying tournament. Midfielders Claire Hutton and Charlotte Kohler had six goals each while forwards Nicollette Kiorpes and Melina Remimbas had five each. In the four-goal club are striker Onyeka Gamero and midfielder Shae Harvey. Fourteen different players have scored for USA and fifteen different players have provided assists. Gamero leads the team with six assists. Villarreal lead the tournament in shots with 33.

GOLDEN SHOE RACE:

The United States has five of the tournament’s top 11 scorers so far. Canadian Rosa Maalouf leads the tournament with 10 goals. Mexican Valerie Vargas, Tatiano Flores and American Amalia Villareal have eight each. Mexicans Maribel Flores and Layla Sirdah each have seven goals. The most goals ever scored in a Concacaf Women’s U-17 tournament for the United States, albeit in the five-match format, was 12 by Summer Green in 2012. Lindsey Horan scored nine in 2010 .

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