U-20 USWNT: Midfielders (CONCACAF 2012)

The U-20 USWNT has six midfielders listed on its 20-player roster for the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship in Panama: 2010 Gatorade High School Girls Soccer Player of the Year, Morgan Brian of Virginia; the sophomore slump-free Vanessa DiBernardo of Illinois and Julie Johnston of Santa Clara; three-peat Gatorade High School Girls Soccer Player of the Year for Indiana, Sarah Killion; on-field scoring assistant Mandy Laddish of Notre Dame, and 5’11” “little sister,” Sam Mewis of UCLA. Continue reading “U-20 USWNT: Midfielders (CONCACAF 2012)”

U-20 USWNT: Forwards (CONCACAF 2012)

The U-20 USWNT has six forwards listed on its 20-player roster for the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship in Panama: Oregon’s own Micaela Capelle of Portland; record-breaking Maya Hayes of Penn State; Golden (Colorado) girl Lindsay Horan, a high school senior who has officially committed to UNC; speedy scoring threat Kealia Ohai of UNC; ACC leading scorer two years running, Katie Stengel of Wake Forest; and triple passport-holder Chioma Ubogagu of Stanford. Continue reading “U-20 USWNT: Forwards (CONCACAF 2012)”

U-20 USWNT: Final Thoughts on Predicting the Starting Line-Up (CONCACAF 2012)

As I mentioned in the introduction, trying to predict a starting line-up, especially in this situation is difficult. And, if you have read the middle articles in this series, then you know that even I am not one-hundred percent confident of what the line-up will be.

(If you’re looking for the entire predicted line-up in one spot, that is after the jump…) Continue reading “U-20 USWNT: Final Thoughts on Predicting the Starting Line-Up (CONCACAF 2012)”

U-20 USWNT: CONCACAF Championship Group Stage Opponents

The USA’s Under-20 Women’s National Team begins it quest for the 2012 FIFA Women’s Under-20 World Cup this Friday, when it takes on Guatemala during the final stage of the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship. The U-20 USWNT’s other group stage opponents are Cuba and host Panama. Follow the links below for in-depth summaries on those three teams:

U-20 WNT Opponent: Cuba (CONCACAF 2012)

The second group stage opponent for USA’s U-20 WNT is Cuba (March 4th, 5:00pm Eastern).

The USA and Cuba are in Group B with Guatemala and host Panama. The USA is a clear favorite to win its group, but the other spot is up for grabs.

Below are some general notes about Cuba as well as some player notes.

Continue reading “U-20 WNT Opponent: Cuba (CONCACAF 2012)”

U-20 WNT Opponent: Panama (CONCACAF 2012)

The final group stage opponent for the USA’s U-20 WNT in the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship is host Panama (March 6th, 7:30pm Eastern).

The USA and Panama are in Group B with Cuba and Guatemala. The USA is a clear favorite to win its group, but the other spot is up for grabs.

Below are some general notes about Panama as well as some player notes. Continue reading “U-20 WNT Opponent: Panama (CONCACAF 2012)”

U-20 WNT Opponent: Guatemala (CONCACAF 2012)

The first opponent for the USA’s U-20 WNT in the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship is Guatemala (March 2nd, 5:00pm Eastern).

The USA and Guatemala are in Group B with Cuba and hosts Panama. The USA is a clear favorite to win its group, but the other spot is up for grabs.

Below are some general notes about Guatemala as well as some player notes. Continue reading “U-20 WNT Opponent: Guatemala (CONCACAF 2012)”

U-20 USWNT: CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship Preview

Eight teams. Three tickets to Japan. — That is the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship in a nutshell. Yes, there are winner’s medals to be won, but what each of the eight competing teams want more than anything is to earn a trip to the FIFA Women’s Under-20 World Cup in Japan later this year. Continue reading “U-20 USWNT: CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship Preview”

U-20 USWNT: Possible Opponent Roster, Mexico

Mexico released its roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship on Saturday (complete with flight info!). Of the 20 players, at least 13 have American connections, including 10 who play for NCAA D1 soccer teams. Continue reading “U-20 USWNT: Possible Opponent Roster, Mexico”