July 14, 2008
WELCOME TO T&T
U.S. U-17 WNT ready for CONCACAF event
The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team settled in Trinidad & Tobago on Monday as they prepare to kick off the 2008 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship.
The U.S. was drawn into Group A, along with Costa Rica, El Salvador and hosts, Trinidad & Tobago and will play their group matches at Marvin Lee Stadium in Macoya, Trinidad.
First up for the U.S. U-17 Women is Costa Rica, who has been training together since July 7. Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. ET on Friday, July 18. Two days later, the U.S. will take on El Salvador at 4 p.m. ET, rounding out group play against Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday, July 22, at 7 p.m. ET. The semifinals will take place Thursday, July 24, and the third-place match and final will take place Sunday, July 27. The top three teams will qualify for the 2008 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand.
U.S. 2008 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship Schedule
Date Opponent Venue City Time (ET)
July 18 Costa Rica Marvin Lee Stadium Macoya, Trinidad 5 p.m.
July 20 El Salvador Marvin Lee Stadium Macoya, Trinidad 4 p.m.
July 22 T & T Marvin Lee Stadium Macoya, Trinidad 7 p.m.
July 24 Semifinals* Marvin Lee Stadium Macoya, Trinidad 5 p.m. / 7:30 p.m.
July 27 Third Place/ Final* Marvin Lee Stadium Macoya, Trinidad 4 p.m. / 6 p.m.
* If necessary
Group B Schedule
Date Matchup Venue City Time (ET)
July 17 Puerto Rico vs. Canada Dwight Yorke Stadium Bacolet, Tobago 5 p.m.
Mexico vs. Jamaica Dwight Yorke Stadium Bacolet, Tobago 7 p.m.
July 19 Mexico vs. Puerto Rico Dwight Yorke Stadium Bacolet, Tobago 4 p.m.
Canada vs. Jamaica Dwight Yorke Stadium Bacolet, Tobago 6 p.m.
July 21 Jamaica vs. Puerto Rico Dwight Yorke Stadium Bacolet, Tobago 5 p.m.
Canada vs. Mexico Dwight Yorke Stadium Bacolet, Tobago 7 p.m.
U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Alexa Gaul (Naperville, Ill.), Taylor Vancil (South Elgin, Ill.), Kelsey Wys (Coral Springs, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (6): Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.), Amber Brooks (New Hope, Pa.), Cloee Colohan (West Point, Utah), Crystal Dunn (Rockville Center, N.Y.), Alexis Harris (Plano, Texas), Julia Roberts (Fredrick, Md.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Kathryn Bennett (Clyde Hill, Wash.), Olivia Klei (Pleasanton, Calif.), Kristen Mewis (Hanson, Mass.), Samantha Mewis (Hanson, Mass.), Sydney Payne (Lutz, Fla.), Erika Tymrak (Bradenton, Fla.)
FORWARDS (5): Tani Costa (Honolulu, Hawaii), Victoria DiMartino (Massapequa, N.Y.), Samantha Johnson (Palmdale, Calif.), Rachel Nuzzolese (Melville, N.Y.), Courtney Verloo (Tualatin, Ore.)