Later this month, the Under-17 United States Women’s National Team will hold their second camp of the year and “its final training camp before the 2020 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship.” Head coach Tracey Kevins has called in 24 players for this camp, which will run from Saturday, February 15th to Sunday, February 23rd. During the camp, the U-17 USWNT will play their counterparts from England in a pair of friendlies, giving Kevins two last competitive opportunities to evaluate players for the 20-slot qualifying roster. Continue reading “U-17 USWNT: Roster For Final Training Camp Before U-17 WWC Qualifying Announced”
On Friday, January 31st, CONCACAF released a preliminary schedule for this year’s edition of the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship, which will be hosted by Mexico from April 18th to May 3rd (CONCACAF.com).* Up for grabs at the tournament are three tickets to November’s FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in India. Continue reading “CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship: Mexico to Host; Preliminary Schedule Announced”
- 05-Feb-2020: U-17 USWNT – Added details for CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship
- 11-Feb-2020: U-23 USWNT – Added details for Portland Thorns Spring Invitational
- 17-Feb-2020: Minor updates/clarifications
- 02-Mar-2020: Added March U-15 USGNT camp entry
- 13-MAR-2020: U.S. SOCCER HAS CANCELLED MOST YNT CAMPS THROUGH THE END OF APRIL, DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS. (U.S. SOCCER)
- NO NEWS ABOUT THE CONCACAF WOMEN’S UNDER-17 CHAMPIONSHIP, WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO START ON APRIL 18TH IN MEXICO.
While U.S. Soccer’s dysfunctional website* does not often include much information about future youth team camps and/or matches, that is not the case with a number of other associations’ websites. In addition, youth USWNTs regular participate in annual friendly tournaments at the La Manga Club in Spain, which regularly publishes online its upcoming schedule of hosted matches.
*A subject for a future post. Or three…
So, after much browsing and searching…
…Here are some things that were news to me:
- Confirmation that a USA team is scheduled to participate in the April U-23 WNT friendly tournament at La Manga Club in Spain.
- News that the USA will be sending a GNT to the annual soccer tournament in Montaigu, France. The USA will be in a four-team U-16 GNT mini-tournament with France, Japan, and Norway.
- A June U-15 USGNT camp or trip involving the U-15 GNTs of Germany and the Netherlands.
- The host and dates of this year’s U-23 WNT Nordic Tournament: Norway, September 14th to the 22nd. (USA participation not confirmed.)
- Also, the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship, which was originally scheduled to start on Saturday, February 15th, was quietly pushed back to February 22nd.
(Update 02-Feb-2020): Clarified the descriptions of the U-14 events.
In addition, a U-14 Girls identification regional mini-camp roster with dates for two more regional mini-camps plus a
normal national U-14 USGNT identification camp was published on Thursday, which gives a good picture of what that age group is doing up through late May.
Continue reading “Youth USWNTs: 2020 Calendar Update – Camps, Trips, and Tournaments”
On Friday, U.S. Soccer announced that the Under-17 United States Women’s National Team will be holding a camp in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, from January 5th to 15th, 2020. Head coach Tracey Kevins has called in 28 players, 24 of whom attended the last U-17 USWNT camp, which was held in November 2019.
External Link: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Kicks Off 2020 With Training Camp In Florida (U.S. Soccer)
Of the four remaining players who did not attend the November 2019 camp, two are regular U-17 call-ups: Defenders Baleigh Bruster and Andrea Kitahata. The other two players are both attending their first U-17 USWNT camp: Goalkeeper Azul Alvarez and quasi-professional midfielder Olivia Moultrie.
Continue reading “U-17 USWNT: 28 Players Called In For January 2020 Camp”
This week, from November 4th to the 10th, the Under-17 United States Women’s National Team is holding a domestic camp at the National Training Center in Carson, California. Tracey Kevins has called-in 32 players, including 4 players who are attending their first USA youth camp, and 3 other players who are in their first U-17 camp. (U.S. Soccer) Continue reading “U-17 USWNT: November 2019 Camp Roster: 32 Players Called In, 4 First-Timers”
As noted in the previous article on this current U-17 cycle, a core group of seventeen players have been regular call-ups this cycle and during the 2018 U-15 cycle:
Goalkeepers: Nadia Cooper, Neeku Purcell
Defenders: Baleigh Bruster, Andrea Kitahata, Aidan McConnell, Ayo Oke, and Lilly Reale.
Midfielders: Emma Egizii, Tatiana Fung, Devin Lynch, Alexis Missimo, and Jillian Shimkin
Forwards: Trinity Byars, Simone Jackson, Ariana Manrique, Allyson Sentnor, and Amelia White
Several from this core group are “players to watch.” Allyson Sentnor, Alexis Missimo, and Trinity Byars have all garnered significant praise and attention for their on-field prowess. Forward Amelia White is another standout goalscoring threat who offers speed and composure plus solid fundamentals. Midfielders Tatiana Fung and Jillian Shimkin both have excellent technical dribbling skills.
These core players are part of a larger pool (identified in the above linked article) of 25 players who have attended at least two U-17 camps so far in 2019. Among those players are midfielder Devin Lynch and defender Shea O’Malley, who are more recent regular call-ups. This post is a collection of brief notes on those players, plus a few notable others who may be in the mix. Continue reading “The 2020 U-17 USWNT Cycle: Notes On Individual Players (September 2019)”
After another disappointing FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup performance in 2018, which saw the United States fail to make the knock-out stage (again), while fellow CONCACAF rivals Mexico and Canada both made the semifinals, the quest to claim the only FIFA women’s trophy not yet won by the USA was renewed this spring.
For this cycle, Tracey Kevins takes over the U-17 United States Women’s National Team head coaching reigns from fellow England-native Mark Carr, who is now the head coach for the U-20 USWNT. Previously, Kevins was the head coach for the U-15 Girls’ National Team last cycle (2017-18), so she is already very familiar with the 2003 birth year pool.
Read on for details about the players called in so far, friendly matches played so far, and what lays ahead for the U-17 USWNT.
Continue reading “The 2020 U-17 USWNT Cycle: A First In-Depth Look (September 2019)”
From December 7th to the 10th, U.S. Soccer will hold, apparently for the first time, an identification camp solely for goalkeepers as the federation begins the 2014 cycles for the Under-20 and Under-17 Women’s National Teams (USSoccer.com). Sixteen goalkeepers — ten for the U-20 WNT and six for the U-17 WNT — were called up and will be evaluated by USWNT Technical Director April Heinrichs plus a staff of four goalkeeper coaches: former USWNT goalkeeper coach Phil Wheddon, USWNT alumna goalkeeper Siri Mullinix (2000 Olympics), former U.S. U-20 MNT and MLS goalkeeper Clint Baumstark, and former WPS goalkeeper coach Nathan Kipp. This ID camp will be held at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.
The U.S. Soccer press release only includes a list of the sixteen goalkeepers in alphabetical order, without even a breakdown by age group. This post includes such a breakdown, along with birthdates and heights where available, plus the usual club/college information and hometown. Additionally, college commitment details are included for the 2013 high school graduates. Continue reading “Youth USWNTs: Goalkeeper Identification Camp To Be Held Next Weekend”
Just the score lines, along with summaries of the advancement scenarios for each group going into the final days of group play… Continue reading “U-17 WWC: Match Days 3 and 4: USA and Canada Win, Mexico Falls – Plus Advancement Scenarios”