USA U-20 WNT will face Brazil, England and Finland in first Women's Nike International Friendlies from Dec. 7-11

USA U-20 WNT will face Brazil, England and Finland in first Women’s Nike International Friendlies from Dec. 7-11

The 2017 Men’s and Women’s Nike International Friendlies and U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase will take place at Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida from Nov. 30-Dec. 11.

In the first Women’s Nike International Friendlies held in conjunction with the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase, the U.S. U-20 WNT will face Brazil, England and Finland. The USA, Brazil and England will bring players born in 1998 or later while Finland will feature players born in 1997 and later. The USA and Brazil will use the tournament to further preparations for qualifying for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France. England has already qualified while Finland did not earn a berth to the tournament.

The U-20 WNT will take on England on Dec. 7, Finland on Dec. 9 and will end the competition against Brazil on Dec. 11. All matches will be broadcast on ussoccer.com.

2017 Women’s U-20 Nike International Friendlies Schedule

Thursday, Dec. 7

Brazil 4 – 0 Finland

Goals from:

Kerolin 6′, 56′

Monalisa 32′,

Valéria 78′

 

USA 3 – 3 England

Goals From

Sophia Smith 19′ 86′ (USA)

Ellie Brazil 20′ (England)

25′ (own goal)

Anna Patten 54′ (England)

Alessia Russo 90′ (England)

Saturday, Dec. 9

England 1 – 0 Brazil

Goal From

Alessia Russo 50′ (England)

USA 10 – 1 Finland

 

Goals From

Taryn Torres 13′ (USA)

Savannah Demelo 15′ 37′ (USA)

Civana Kuhlmann 17′ 40′ 42′ 45′ (USA)

Samantha Coffey 20′ (USA)

Tessa Rinkinen 24′ (Finland)

64′ (own goal)

Viviana Villacorta 67′ (USA)

Monday, Dec. 11

Finland 0 – 6 England

 

Goals From

Kess Elmore 7′ (England)

Zoe Cross 18′ (England)

Rianna Dean 38′ 55′ (England)

Georgia Allen 80′ (England)

Ellie Brazil 89′ (England)

 

USA 0 – 2 Brazil

 

Goals From

Victoria 11′ (Brazil)

Kerolin 59′ (Brazil)

 

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The Development Academy Winter Showcase will once again take place alongside the Nike Friendlies at Premier Sport Campus and will include 76 Under-16/17 and 72 Under-18/19 Boys’ Academy clubs and 69 clubs from each of the three Girls’ Academy age groups: Under-15, Under-16/17 and Under-18/19. There will be featured Academy showcase games streamed live in addition to the Nike Friendlies, with the Nov. 30, Dec. 2 and Dec. 4 Boys’ schedule and Dec. 6, 8 and 10 Girls’ matchups to be announced on ussoccerda.com.

The U-20 U.S. WNT has had an excellent year of preparation, taking three trips to Europe – to Spain, England and Germany – while conducting three domestic training camps, one of which included two games against the Japan U-20 WNT. The Nike Friendlies will mark the final international matches of the year for the U.S. team, but it will convene in Florida for a training camp at the end of the year. That will be the last preparation before the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship being held in Trinidad & Tobago from Jan. 18-28.

At that tournament, the USA was drawn into Group B with Nicaragua, Mexico and the first-place finisher from the Caribbean pre-qualifying. The top three finishers qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France.

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