U20 USWNT Continue Preparation for the 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup
RICHMOND, VA (November 4, 2015) – The U20 US Women’s National Team recently traveled to Madrid, Spain to continue their preparation for the 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup. The 21 player roster was over 90% ECNL players/alums, which speaks to the quality of competition within the league and the development of female youth soccer across the country.
The team defeated both Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano with 3-0 and 4-1 victories respectively. This past week the schedule for the upcoming CONCACAF U20 Women’s Championship was released, placing the US in Group B with Mexico, Haiti and Panama. The competition will take place December 3-13 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
U20 US Women’s National Team Roster:
Brooke Heinsohn – New England FC
^Rose Chandler – Concorde Fire
^Samantha Leshnak – Ohio Elite Soccer Academy
*Julie Doyle – San Diego Surf
*Samantha Hiatt – Crossfire Premier
*Zoe Morse – Michigan Hawks
*Taylor Otto – CASL
*Kiara Pickett – Eagles SC
*Marley Canales – San Diego Surf
Savannah DeMelo – Beach FC
*Alissa Gorzak – Eclipse Select SC
*Jordan Harr – Dallas Sting
*Brianna Pinto – CASL
*Taryn Torres – FC Dallas
*Marissa Bosco – Eclipse Select SC
*Emily Fox – FC Virginia
*Mallory Pugh – Real Colorado
*Zoe Redei – Eclipse Select SC
*Ashley Sanchez – So Cal Blues
*Alexa Spaanstra – Michigan Hawks
*Ella Stevens – GSA
*denotes current ECNL player
^denotes ECNL Alum
For complete coverage please visit www.usclubsoccer.com.
About the Elite Clubs National League: The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) Improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league; (ii) Improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players for the U.S. Soccer youth national teams through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs. The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.