Congratulations to Toni and Jane. This morning the US U17 team beat Gambia 6-0. Both players started the game. The game was 1-0 at halftime as the Gambians worked hard to keep the US out and only conceded a PK to the US. Jane was substituted at halftime. The US scored immediately after the start of the 2nd half and the scoring kept on. Toni Payne scored her first goal at the U17 World Cup in the 86th minute on a breakaway that put the US up 6-0.
Concorde Fire want to congratulate 2 of our U17 Concorde Fire ECNL players, Jane Campbell and Toni Payne. They were participants in the U17 US Women’s National Team’s triumph at the World Cup Qualifiers in Guatamala where they defeated Canada 1-0 in the Final. What a great accomplishment!!! They will compete in the U17 Women’s World Cup in September/October 2012. Well done, Jane and Toni!!!
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (May 12, 2012) – The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team defeated a gritty and tough Canada side 1-0 to win the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship for the second time.
Amber Munerlyn’s 21st-minute goal off of a breakaway set up with a creative assist from Summer Green proved to be the difference as the USA withstood a frenetic finish to keep Canada off the scoreboard.
“We knew it was going to be a very difficult game going into it,” U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team head coach Albertin Montoya said. “That’s a credit to both teams. Canada threw everything at us, but we defended very well. I thought we were the better team in the first half, but in the second half Canada really came at us and it’s a credit to our backs who made the plays when they needed to.”
The victory marks the second CONCACAF crown for the U.S. U-17s, which also won the tournament in 2008. Canada took first place in the 2010 event.
In a game that featured end-to-end play from the two 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup-bound sides, who had earned their berths to Azerbaijan through semifinal victories on May 10, the USA faced a team that was equal to the task in terms of fighting spirit and work rate.
The USA had the better of the chances in the first half and was able to manufacture Munerlyn’s goal. The play started when defender Maddie Bauer knocked a long service up the middle to forward Summer Green, who coolly back-heeled the ball to Munerlyn making a run through the Canadian back line. Munerlyn beat two Canada defenders with speed, and with goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan closing the distance fast, she calmly lifted the ball just to the right of the ‘keeper’s shoulder and into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.
The score marked Munerlyn’s first goal of the tournament as she became the 10th different U.S. player to score for the USA in Guatemala. In total, the U.S. outscored its opponents 26-0 at the 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship...... to read whole article click here
- U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team Match Report -
United States U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Canada U-17 WNT
May 12, 2012
2012 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship – Championship
Estadio Cementos Progreso; Guatemala City, Guatemala
4:30 p.m. MT (6:30 p.m. ET)
70 degrees, warm, breezy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 1 0 1
CAN 0 0 0
USA – Amber Munerlyn (Summer Green) 21st minute
1-Jane Campbell; 3-Brittany Basinger, 5-Maddie Bauer, 16-Mandy Freeman, 6-Gabbi Miranda (2-Lizzy Raben, 85); 10-Morgan Andrews (capt.), 17-Sarah Robinson (14-Lauren Kaskie, 54), 11-Morgan Stanton; 4-Amber Munerlyn, 8-Summer Green, 15-Margaret Purce (9-Emily Bruder, 64)
Subs Not Used: 7-Andi Sullivan, 13-Darian Jenkins, 18-Cassie Miller, 19-Toni Payne
Not Available: 12-Joanna Boyles, 20-Morgan Reid
Head Coach: Albertin Montoya