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Global Jul 18, 2016

U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team draws England 2-2

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BURTON UPON TRENT, England (Via U.S. Soccer) – The U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team drew 2-2 with England in the second of two matches against their English counterparts during a training camp being held at St. Georges Park, the sprawling official training center for the England Football Association located about 130 miles north of London.

The back-and-forth match saw the USA take the lead twice only for England to equalize both times, the second coming in the 88thminute.

Abigail Kim scored both goals for the USA; the first in the 29th minute after she ran onto a beautiful through ball from Haley Berg. England pulled even in the 41st minute on a shot from outside the penalty area by Georgia Stanway.

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Kim scored again on a breakaway in the 56th minute and it seemed as if the USA was going to secure a victory until Kess Elmore scored two minutes from time off a cross to earn her side the draw.

This group of U.S. players, all born in 1998, is in the early stages of a run that will hopefully see them qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which will be held in France.

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

Match: U.S. Under-18 WNT vs. England Under-18 WNT
July 14, 2016 
International Friendly
St. George’s Park; Burton Upon Trent, United Kingdom
60 degrees, overcast 

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                            1          1          2
ENG                            1          1          2 

USA — Abigail Kim (Haley Berg)                    29th minute
ENG — Georgia Stanway                               41
USA — Abigail Kim                                          56
ENG — Kess Elmore                                      88

USA: 1-Amanda Dennis (22-Brooke Heinsohn, 46); 2-Julie Doyle (12-Malia Berkely, 46) (3-Taylor Mitchell, 84), 4-Samantha Hiatt (capt.), 15-Kaiya McCullough, 20-Julie Mackin; 10-Haley Berg (5-Zoe Morse, 65), 16-Taylor Kornieck (11-Parker Goins, 46), 23-Natalie Winters; 7-Abigail Kim, 9-Cecilia Gee (14-Olivia Athens, 65), 17-Sunny Dunphy (13-Nicole Whitley, 46)
Subs not used: 6-Shea Moyer, 8-Samantha Coffey
Head coach: April Heinrichs

ENG: 1-Sian Rogers (13-Katie Startup, 84); 2-Lucy Parker, 4-Georgia Allen, 5-Grace Fisk (capt.), 3-Mayumi Pacheco; 6-Megan Finnigan, 8-Chloe Peplow, 10-Georgia Stanway (16-Anna Fibey, 51), 7-Alessia Russo (20-Kess Elmore, 51); 11-Chloe Kelly, 9-Charlie Wellings
Subs not used: 12-Lois Joel, 14-Lotte Wubben-Moy, 15-Samantha Tierney, 17-Sian Johnson, 18-Lucy Shepherd, 19-Rianna Dean, 21-Sandy Maclver
Head coach: Mo Marley

Statistical Summary: USA / ENG
Shots: 13 / 10
Shots on Goal: 9 / 7
Saves: 5 / 7
Corner Kicks: 2 / 1
Fouls: 5 / 6
Offside: 4 / 0 

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