U-23 USWNT: Quick Recap of Their Trip to Norway

The United States Under-23 Women’s National Team recently finished a series of three friendlies in Norway, drawing 1:1 versus Sweden, winning 4:1 over Norway and losing 2:4 to Norway. In the second friendly versus Norway, which was played in cool and rainy conditions, the USA allowed four goals in fifteen minutes.

For those not familiar with the U-23 USWNT, this team does not compete in any major tournaments such as a youth World Cup. One of its main purposes is to help prepare potential player candidates for the senior USWNT. For more info, see the team’s “About” page on USSoccer.com.

Roster Notes:

  • Cortney Verloo was the “player to be named later.”
  • Meredith Speck did not play any matches due to an injury picked up in practice (IvyLeagueSports.com).
  • Melissa Henderson did not travel to Norway as her car was robbed and her passport stolen (Twitter).

(For the original roster, see here.)

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MATCH RESULTS

vs. Sweden U-23 WNT – 1:1 draw. (report)
Goal: Toni Pressley (44′, assist by Camille Levin)

vs. Norway U-23 WNT – 4:1 win. (report)
Goals: Sarah Hagen (19′); Amanda DaCosta (31′, Morgan Marlborough); Morgan Marlborough (33′); Stephanie Ochs (87′, Courtney Verloo).

vs. Norway U-23 WNT – 2:4 loss. (non-tournament friendly, report)
Goals: Amber Brooks (35′, Natasha Anasi); Courtney Verloo (37′, Ingrid Wells).

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TABLE: Minutes Played, Sorted By Position And Total Minutes

PLAYER                P.   SWE   NOR1   NOR2   TOTAL
Franch, Adrianna      GK    90     90     45     225
Anghel, Brittany      GK     0      0     45      45
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Levin, Camille        DF    90     90     90     270
Pressley, Toni        DF    90     90     90     270
Anasi, Natasha        DF    45     90     90     225
Reed, Elli            DF    90     70     32     192
Toulouse, Gabriella   DF    45     20     58     123
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Brooks, Amber         MF    90     90     90     270
Nairn, Christine      MF    90     90     45     225
DaCosta, Amanda       MF    74     90     45     209
Wells, Ingrid         MF    45     67     45     157
Shim, Meleana         MF    16     23     90     129
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Marlborough, Morgan   FW    82     75     45     202
Hagen, Sarah          FW    45     79     45     169
Ochs, Stephanie       FW    90     15     45     150
Verloo, Courtney      FW     8     11     90     109