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)”
On Saturday, October 13th, France claimed its first Women’s World Cup title at any age level by knocking off North Korea on penalties in the final of the 2012 Under-17 Women’s World Cup. In the earlier Third Place Match, Germany lost to Ghana 0:1, even though Ghana played with 10 win for the last 58 minutes of the match. Continue reading “U-17 WWC: France Overcomes North Korea on Penalties to Claim the Title”
North Korea and France. Both squads that the United States Under-17 Women’s National Team tied in their matches during the group stage of this tournament, the Under-17 Women’s World Cup. Continue reading “U-17 WWC: Guess Who Will Be in the Final…”
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”
The 2012 Under-17 Women’s World Cup, hosted by Azerbaijan, kicks-off on Saturday, September 22nd. Among the teams playing on Saturday are the United States in Group B (5:48 a.m. EDT, ESPN3.com) and Canada in Group A (7:48 a.m. EDT, ESPN3.com). Both teams face stiff opponents in their opening matches. For the United States, their opposition is France, who narrowly lost to Germany on penalties in the final of the UEFA Championship. Meanwhile, Canada will play Nigeria, the top team from Africa. The third team from CONCACAF, Mexico, begins group play on Sunday against New Zealand. Continue reading “The Under-17 Women’s World Cup Kicks-Off on Saturday: Match Day 1 Preview”
The 2012 Under-17 Women’s World Cup kicks off on Saturday, September 22nd. Every match of the group stage, along with all of the knock-out matches will be streamed online via ESPN3 on WatchESPN. The United States is in Group B and will face France, Gambia, and North Korea. Also participating are Canada, who are in Group A, and Mexico, who are in Group C. Continue reading “The Under-17 Women’s World Cup Begins September 22nd: All Matches Will Be Streamed Via ESPN3”
On Friday, FIFA.com published the roster for all sixteen teams on its micro-site for the U-17 WWC. The rosters are also available in a single document as a PDF file. The rest of this post examines the teams’ age and height statistics, primarily for Group B, which includes the United States, along with France, Gambia, and North Korea.
(For the United States’ roster, please also see this earlier post, which also has some notes on the likely preferred starting line-up.) Continue reading “Under-17 Women’s World Cup: Official Rosters Released By FIFA”