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yourestillhere:

kealio:

uswntvideos:

Can we take a moment to appreciate how well our flank defenders played today?

#never forget this kid was a forward #she scored 24 goals out of 35 appearances on the U20 team #then got dumped off the world cup roster because syd and alex were ready to go instead #finished playing at stanford instead of joining her teammates in the world cup #came into the senior national team as a forwar d#lost out to alex #got shuffled into being a fullback #and then played every. single. minute. of the 2012 olympics #and not only did she stay on the field that whole time #she did shit like this (this wasn’t the olympics i don’t think but regardless) and endured fouls beyond comprehension#and ended up becoming best friends with alex #whose position was the one she had wanted #and just #god damn #kelley fucking o’hara

#then got dumped off the world cup roster because syd and alex were ready to go instead
Hold up. Have a couple quotes from the post-2008 U-20 WWC report from the head coach, regarding the 2008 CONCACAF qualifiers:

"Two of the players I was not sure about were two stars on the team and veterans of the previous U20 event in Russia. However, one player could not play up to her potential and the other player consistently undermined the team culture I was trying to establish and felt was essential for us to win Gold in Chile."

Followed by:

"Two players were set free. Both were veterans from Russia. One was the co-leading scorer from Qualification, but a serious issue with team chemistry. The other was among the most talented players on the team, but consistently played below her level with little positive impact on the game."

Not sure who he’s talking about? Check page 4. The only two holdovers from the squad that went to Russia were Kelley O’Hara and Casey Nogueira.
Kelley O’Hara’s rise to the top of the sport is actually a hell of a lot more interesting than this post describes.

yourestillhere:

kealio:

uswntvideos:

Can we take a moment to appreciate how well our flank defenders played today?

            

Hold up. Have a couple quotes from the post-2008 U-20 WWC report from the head coach, regarding the 2008 CONCACAF qualifiers:

"Two of the players I was not sure about were two stars on the team and veterans of the previous U20 event in Russia. However, one player could not play up to her potential and the other player consistently undermined the team culture I was trying to establish and felt was essential for us to win Gold in Chile."

Followed by:

"Two players were set free. Both were veterans from Russia. One was the co-leading scorer from Qualification, but a serious issue with team chemistry. The other was among the most talented players on the team, but consistently played below her level with little positive impact on the game."

Not sure who he’s talking about? Check page 4. The only two holdovers from the squad that went to Russia were Kelley O’Hara and Casey Nogueira.

Kelley O’Hara’s rise to the top of the sport is actually a hell of a lot more interesting than this post describes.

Aug 4
(via » 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Preview)

(via » 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Preview)

Aug 2
Jul 9
The FIFA Emergency Committee has suspended the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) following government interference in the leadership of the association. Although the suspension effects all of the Nigerian national teams, the most immediate impact will be felt on the women’s side. If the suspension is not lifted by July 15, 2014, Nigeria will be unable to compete in the 2014 U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.
Nigeria is one of only four nations to have qualified for a seventh consecutive U-20 Women’s World Cup - with the other three being Germany, Brazil and the USA. The Falconets stand in fifth place in FIFA’s all-time ranking at this age level and have advanced from the group stage each tournament since 2004.
(via » Nigeria Suspension on the Eve of the U-20 Women’s World Cup)

The FIFA Emergency Committee has suspended the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) following government interference in the leadership of the association. Although the suspension effects all of the Nigerian national teams, the most immediate impact will be felt on the women’s side. If the suspension is not lifted by July 15, 2014, Nigeria will be unable to compete in the 2014 U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.

Nigeria is one of only four nations to have qualified for a seventh consecutive U-20 Women’s World Cup - with the other three being Germany, Brazil and the USA. The Falconets stand in fifth place in FIFA’s all-time ranking at this age level and have advanced from the group stage each tournament since 2004.

(via » Nigeria Suspension on the Eve of the U-20 Women’s World Cup)

Will the U20 World Cup be on TV in the US? If so, what network?

Anonymous

Univision, ESPN, and ABC have the U-20 television and internet rights in the US. I would guess the games are mainly going to be on the ESPNs. The U-20 tournaments have been increasingly accessible since 2008, so even without ESPN3, US audiences should be able to watch every match of the tournament.

As we’re a month and a half away from the U-20 Women’s World Cup, I wanted to apologize for the relative quiet on this tumblr. Most of my energy is going toward the U-20 website and the rest is going toward the upcoming issues of Our Game Magazine.
We’re making great strides on the site. With a new theme in place, I’ve been able to organize information better and make some headway in setting up for August’s tournament. All the research means data for graphics and progress on the preview issue. Meanwhile, Chris has been awesome about keeping up with his player/results databases and producing the write-ups you see on the main feed.
The 2014 edition of the U-20 WWC marks my third cycle providing some manner of coverage of the US U-20s and my second working with Chris. We aren’t intending to be a source of “breaking news,” but we do hope that you’ll find the site to be a helpful resource before, during and after the tournament.

As we’re a month and a half away from the U-20 Women’s World Cup, I wanted to apologize for the relative quiet on this tumblr. Most of my energy is going toward the U-20 website and the rest is going toward the upcoming issues of Our Game Magazine.

We’re making great strides on the site. With a new theme in place, I’ve been able to organize information better and make some headway in setting up for August’s tournament. All the research means data for graphics and progress on the preview issue. Meanwhile, Chris has been awesome about keeping up with his player/results databases and producing the write-ups you see on the main feed.

The 2014 edition of the U-20 WWC marks my third cycle providing some manner of coverage of the US U-20s and my second working with Chris. We aren’t intending to be a source of “breaking news,” but we do hope that you’ll find the site to be a helpful resource before, during and after the tournament.

Jun 4

The US U20 team is going to France to play two matches. Do you know if the games will be available on TV or internet for viewing?

Anonymous

I’m not aware of any viewing options. Although, if you’re local to the games, admission is free.

U-18 Camp Sees Core Of The U-17s Join Up

GOALKEEPERS (3): Rosemary Chandler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.), Darien Dunham (CFC United; Cheshire, Conn.), Casey Murphy (PDA Slammers; Bridgewater, N.J.)

DEFENDERS (6): Madeline Elliston (OMA Elite Girl’s Academy; Omaha, Neb.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Oakwood SC; Coventry, Conn.), Gabrielle Matulich (MVLA; Los Gatos, Calif.), Tegan McGrady (MVLA; San Jose, Calif.), Dominique Romero (North Carolina; Las Vegas, Nev.)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission, Kan.), Jaye Boissiere (MVLA; Los Altos Hills, Calif.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Katie Cousins (Richmond Kickers; Lynchburg, Va.), Mikaela Harvey (Texas A&M; Liberty Hill, Texas), Emily Ogle (Internationals SC; Strongsville, Ohio), Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township, N.J.), Jessica Vigna (PDA Slammers; Farmingdale, N.J.)

FORWARDS (7): Kayla Cappuzzo (Albertson Fury; Merrick, N.Y.), Imani Dorsey (Freestate United; Elkridge, Md.), Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Annie Kingman (PSC Union FC; Woodside, Calif.), Rebecca Rasmussen (Georgia; Golden, Colo.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select; Highland Park, Ill.), Michelle Xiao (Gretna SC; Omaha, Neb.)

(Source: u20wwc.ourgamemag.com)

May U-20 Camp

US Soccer will hold a one-week camp for the U-20s in Chula Vista, CA, from May 11th to the 18th. It will be concurrent with a U-18 camp.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Stanford; Kennesaw, Ga.), Katelyn Rowland (UCLA; Vacaville, Calif.), Morgan Stearns (Virginia; San Antonio, Texas)

DEFENDERS (8): Brittany Basinger (Penn State; Purcellville, Va.), Christina Gibbons (Duke; Raleigh, N.C.), Laura Liedle (Stanford; San Diego, Calif.), Karlie Mueller (Texas A&M; Sioux Falls, S.D.), Katie Naughton (Notre Dame; Elk Grove Village, Ill.), Morgan Reid (CASL; Cary, N.C.), Kaleigh Riehl (BRYC; Fairfax Station, Va.), Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame; East Islip, N.Y.)

MIDFIELDERS (9): Stephanie Amack (Stanford; Pleasanton, Calif.), Morgan Andrews (Notre Dame; Milford, N.H.), Carlyn Baldwin (BRYC; Oakton, Va.), Joanna Boyles (North Carolina; Raleigh, N.C.), Cameron Castleberry (North Carolina; Raleigh, N.C.), Rachel Hill (UConn; Rollinsford, N.H.), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.)

FORWARDS (7): Makenzy Doniak (Virginia; Chino Hills, Calif.), Summer Green (North Carolina; Milford, Mich.), Savannah Jordan (Florida; Fayetteville, Ga.), Kodi Lavrusky (UCLA; Yucaipa, Calif.), McKenzie Meehan (Boston College; Scituate, R.I.), Toni Payne (Duke; Birmingham, Ala.), Margaret Purce (Harvard; Silver Spring, Md.)

Chris Meyers with the breakdown here.

Webcast: University of Notre Dame vs. Mexico Women's U-20 National Team

2014 Spring Season - Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium) - 04/25/2014, 5:00 pm EST