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Youth WNT May 17, 2019

U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team roster set for 2019 UEFA Development Tournament

CHICAGO (May 17, 2019) – The Under-17 Women’s National Team will travel to the Czech Republic for a four-team UEFA Development Tournament that also features the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and the hosts.

The U-17s WNT recently swept three games at a UEFA Development Tournament in Portugal, but this trip will feature an entirely different roster and opponents. The squad will still be coached by Tracey Kevins, who led the team to the three victories in Portugal.

The USA will open against the Czech Republic on May 21, face Ireland on May 23 and finish with Belgium on May 25. Kevins brought a 20-player roster with all the players born in 2003, which is the birth cut off year for the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

To underline the development nature of the tournaments, each player must play at least 80 minutes

across the three matches and UEFA recommends that each player should play no more than 120 minutes over two consecutive games.

U.S. U-17 WNT ROSTER BY POSITION – UEFA WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TOURNAMENT:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Haley Craig (Michigan Hawks; Dexter, Mich.), Jordyn Gunnarson (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas)

DEFENDERS (6): Macy Blackburn (Solar SC; Keller, Texas), Carolyn Calzada (Tophat; Buford, Ga.), Aidan McConnell (Michigan Hawks; Dexter, Mich.), Phoenix Miranda (Leahi SC; Aiea, Hawaii), Madeline Mooney (Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.), Layne St. George (Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Korbin Albert (Eclipse Select SC; Grayslake, Ill.), Emily Colton (LA Galaxy San Diego; Carlsbad, Calif.), Summer Denigan (Cincinnati Development Academy; Union, Ky.), Sophia Fisher (SC Del Sol; Scottsdale, Ariz.), Riley Gleason (So Cal Blues SC; Mission Viejo, Calif.), Carina Lageyre (Weston FC; Cooper City, Fla.), Bella Sember (New York City FC; Centerport, N.Y.)

FORWARDS (5): Simisola Awujo (Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.), Giovana Costa (Madrid CFF; Weston, Fla.), Karlie Lema (MVLA; Morgan Hill, Calif.), Josephine Master (So Cal Blues SC; Newport Beach, Calif.), Makhiya McDonald (Solar SC; Lancaster, Texas)