U-20 USWNT beats Honduras 11-0 to win Group C in Concacaf Championship
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team took first place in Group C of the Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship with a dominant 11-0 victory against Honduras.
The USA scored three times in the first 20 minutes on goals from Trinity Rodman, Shae Holmes and Katelyn Duong and continued to pour it on down the stretch.
The USA entered the game having already clinched advancement to the knockout stage after wins against Cuba (9-0) and host Dominican Republic (4-0) in its first two matches.
With the team playing its third game in five days, head coach Laura Harvey rotated her squad once again, making seven changes to the starting lineup from last game, but the U.S. attack kept humming. After some effective bunkering defense by Honduras early on, the USA finally broke through in the 14th minute as Rodman ran under a looping service from Holmes on the left wing and connected with a volley just inside the six-yard box to make it 1-0.
The U.S. dominated the remainder of the first half. Holmes and Duong both found the back of the net shortly after Rodman’s opening goal and two Honduras own goals by its goalkeeper pushed the USA’s lead to five with just under 30 minutes gone. Rodman added two more goals – completing her first career U-20 WNT hat trick – in the 34th and 37th minute as the U.S. finished the first half with a 7-0 advantage.
The second half saw more of the same from the U.S. offense as forward Summer Yates tallied goals in the 52nd and 70th while Rodman added her fourth and final goal in the 71st. Another Honduras own goal capped the scoring onslaught in the 73rd minute.
With her four goals on the evening, Rodman tied a U-20 WNT record for goals in a single match, equaling teammate Mia Fishel’s four goal tally in the USA’s opening game of the tournament vs. Cuba. Previously, Kelly Wilson, Lindsay Tarpley and Heather O’Reilly put together four-goal performances as U-19s during World Cup qualifying, while Kia McNeil (2004) netted four at the 2004 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship. Civana Kuhlmann scored four for the U-20 WNT in a 2017 international friendly vs. Finland.
Having swept through Group C play with a 3-0-0 record and a plus-24 goal difference, the USA’s victory tonight means it will face St. Lucia on Saturday, February 29 in the Round of 16. In the day’s other Group C match, Cuba and Dominican Republic tied 0-0. With the result, both teams advance to the knockout round.
Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Trinity Rodman (Shae Holmes), 14th minute: Summer Yates played a ball out to the left wing for Shae Holmes, who took one touch and looped a cross into the box. Rodman ran under the service and connected with the ball on a volley from inside the six-yard box that flew into the right corner. USA 1, HON 0
USA – Shae Holmes (Katelyn Duong), 17th minute: Duong hit a driven service off a set play into the penalty area from the left wing and Holmes met the ball to powerfully re-direct her header past the goalkeeper from seven yards out. USA 2, HON 0
USA – Katelyn Duong (Naomi Girma), 18th minute: After setting up the second, Duong got the third herself, taking a pass from Girma and blasting a shot into the upper left corner from 26-yards away. USA 3, HON 0
USA – Own goal (Linda Reyes), 20th minute: A blast from Emily Mason from long range rebounded hard off the right post, hit Honduras goalkeeper Linda Reyes in the shoulder and bounced into the net. USA 4, HON 0
USA – Own Goal (Linda Reyes), 29th minute: Rodman crossed from the right side and the ball sailed towards the goal. Reyes jumped to keep the ball from going into the net, but could only bat it in the air and could not keep it from crossing the goal line, resulting in her second own goal. Yates was there to make sure the ball was in, blasting it off the goal line into the roof of the net, but it had already crossed the line. USA 5, HON 0
USA – Trinity Rodman (Summer Yates), 34th minute: Yates created the sixth goal with a nice piece of skill, lifting the ball in the air outside the penalty area on the right side before driving a cross on the half-volley into the middle. Rodman rose above the pack to snap a header just inside the left post from 11 yards out. Substitute goalkeeper Isabella Rios, who had replaced Reyes just moments before, touched the ball for the first time when she picked up the ball out of the net. USA 6, HON 0
USA – Trinity Rodman (Katelyn Duong), 37th minute: Rodman showcased her aerial dominance just moments later, crashing the goal to get on the end of a Duong cross from the right and out-jumping the charging Rios and a defender to nod home a header goal. USA 7, HON 0
USA – Summer Yates (Rebecca Jarrett), 52nd minute: Rebecca Jarret created the goal with a nifty entry pass, slipping the ball behind the defense with the outside of her right foot. The perfectly-timed pass gave Yates space to smash a shot on goal that deflected off Rios and into the net. USA 8, HON 0
USA – Summer Yates (Shae Holmes), 70th minute: Holmes played a pass into the box to Yates from the left side. In the left corner of the penalty area, Yates turned and drove her shot on a line from 20 yards out into the right corner of the net for her second of the match. USA 9, HON 0
USA – Trinity Rodman (Alexa Spaanstra), 71st minute: Rodman added a fourth after running onto a pass from Alexa Spaanstra down the left wing and racing by her defender all the way to the six-yard box, where she stuffed her shot between the goalkeeper and the post to make it 10-0. USA 10, HON 0
USA – Own Goal (Emelly Chicas), 73rd minute: Alexa Spaanstra’s corner kick was met by a Honduras player inside the penalty box near the front post and her miss-hit clearance attempt deflected past Rios for an own goal. USA 11, HON 0 FINAL
- Trinity Rodman’s four goals tie her with two other players for third overall in scoring at the tournament.
- The USA’s 11 goals scored tonight is its fifth-most ever in a Conacaf qualifying game at this age level. The U.S. scored 15, 14 and 12 during matches in 2002 and 14 in 2004 as U-19s.
- Katelyn Duong and Shae Holmes scored their first U-20 WNT goals.
- Nine players have scored for the USA at the 2020 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship: Mia Fishel (6), Trinity Rodman (4), Brianna Pinto (3), Summer Yates (3), Katelyn Duong, Shae Holmes, Rebecca Jarrett and Samantha Meza.
- 11 players have recorded at least one assist for the USA in this tournament: Rodman (4), Alexa Spaanstra (3), Jarrett (2), Naomi Girma (2), Duong (2), Maycee Bell, Holmes, Brianna Martinez, Pinto, Kennedy Wesley and Yates.
- The USA is the only team in the tournament to record shutouts in its first three matches.
- The result marked the USA’s 31st shutout all-time at this tournament and 20th time scoring five or more goals.
- With 24 goals, the USA has scored more than any other team in group play.
-U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team Match Report-
Match: U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team vs. Honduras U-20 WNT
Date: February 26, 2020
Competition: 2020 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship – Group C
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Felix Sanchez; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Kickoff: 7 p.m. local / 6 p.m. ET
Weather: 77 degrees, cloudy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 7 4 11
HON 0 0 0
USA – Trinity Rodman (Shae Holmes) 14th minute
USA – Shae Holmes (Katelyn Duong) 17
USA – Katelyn Duong (Naomi Girma) 18
USA – Own Goal (Linda Reyes) 20
USA – Own Goal (Linda Reyes) 30
USA – Trinity Rodman (Summer Yates) 34
USA – Trinity Rodman (Katelyn Duong) 37
USA – Summer Yates (Rebecca Jarrett) 52
USA – Summer Yates (Shae Holmes) 70
USA – Trinity Rodman (Alexa Spaanstra) 71
USA – Own Goal (Emelly Chicas) 73
USA: 1-Julia Dohle; 3-Emily Mason, 2-Brianna Martinez, 5-Naomi Girma (Capt.) (14-Maycee Bell, 46), 13-Shae Holmes; 4-Sierra Enge, 20-Talia DellaPeruta (19-Samantha Meza, 59), 18-Katelyn Duong (17-Alexa Spaanstra, 71); 8-Trinity Rodman, 7-Summer Yates, 16-Rebecca Jarrett
Subs Not Used: 6-Brianna Pinto, 9-Mia Fishel, 10-Jenna Nighswonger, 11-Sophia Smith, 12-Claudia Dickey, 15-Kennedy Wesley
Head Coach: Laura Harvey
HON: 1-Linda Reyes (12-Isabella Rios, 33); 4-Giselle Guzman (capt.) (3-Perla Moreno, 61), 5-Bessy Diaz, 7-Emelly Chicas, 17-Jennifer Castro, 8-Josselin Irias, 9-Vivian Flores (14-Ailen Escoto, 65), 10-Maylin Menjivar, 11-Debora Tobias, 15-Reyna Pereira, 19-Kerlyn De La O
Subs Not Used: 2-Cesia Ulloa, 6-Sindy Flores, 13-Marcela Santos, 16-Dileyla Rodas, 18-Ana Valladares, 20-Josselyn Fuentes
Head Coach: Miguel Escalante
Stats Summary: USA / HON
Shots: 29 / 0
Shots on Goal: 18 / 0
Saves: 0 / 9
Corner Kicks: 11 / 0
Fouls: 6 / 2
Offside: 1 / 0
Referee: Odelle Hamilton (JAM)
Assistant Referee 1: Jassett Kerr (JAM)
Assistant Referee 2: Anne-Marie Joseph (HAI)
Fourth Official: Sandra Benitez (SLV)