U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team finishes 10 Nations Tournament with 1-0 loss to France U-19s in La Manga, Spain

CHICAGO – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team fell to the France U-19 Women’s National Team 1-0 in its third and final match of the 10 Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain. Playing against older teams, the USA tied Sweden 3-3 and lost 1-0 to both Norway and France.

France, the reigning European U-19 champion and 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup champion, scored its lone goal off a 35th minute penalty kick from Aminata Diallo.

The U-18 WNT will next convene in mid-May for domestic training camp.

– U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team Match Report –

Match : U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team vs. France Under-19 Women’s National Team
Date : March 12, 2014
Competition : 10 Nations Tournament
Venue : La Manga Football Centre; La Manga, Spain; Field B
Weather: 61 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 0 0
FRA 1 0 1

FRA – Aminata Diallo 35th minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Rose Chandler; 2-Gabrielle Matulich, 16-Jessica Vigna, 4-Kaleigh Riehl, 17-Ellie Jean (5-Maddie Elliston, 46); 6-Annie Kingman (15-Imani Dorsey, 62), 25-Carlyn Baldwin (9-Jaye Boissiere, 71), 7-Katie Cousins (10-Emily Ogle, 62), 8-Jordan DiBiasi (12-Kayla Cappuzzo, 78); 11-Rebecca Rasmussen, 3-Darian Jenkins (19-Amber Munerlyn, 46)
Substitutes not used: Anna Bialcza, Casey Murphy, Megan Keeth
Head Coach: April Heinrichs

FRA: 1-Romane Bruneau; 2-Marion Romanelli, 5-Aissatou Tounkara, 12-Julie Marichaud, 3-Noemie Carage (4-Charlotte Saint Sans Levacher, 65); 7-Kadidiatou Diani, 10-Sandie Toletti, 8-Aminata Diallo, 11-Lea Declercq; 9-Ouleymata Sarr (18-Laura Dousesin, 69), 17-Audrey Chaumette (13-Margaux Bueno, 46)
Substitutes not used: Candice Gherbi, Alexandra Atamaniuk, Charlotte Marie Leger, Claire Jacob
Head Coach: Gilles Eyquem

Stats Summary: USA / FRA
Shots: 4 / 10
Shots on Goal: 2 / 4
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 1 / 1
Fouls: 5 / 10
Offside: 4 / 3

Misconduct:
None

Officials:
Referee: Emilie Rodahl Dokset (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Elisabeth Thoresen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Pramila Olsen (NOR)
Fourth Official: T K Sandvoid