USSoccer to Host U17 Women’s NTC Invitational
USSoccer to Host U17 Women’s NTC Invitational avatar

USSoccer announced today that they will host a four team U17 Women’s NTC Invitational Feb. 5-9 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center at StubHub Center in Carson, CA.

Mallory Pugh is the teams leading scorer. (Getty Images)

Mallory Pugh is the teams leading scorer. (Getty Images)

The tournament will feature USA, China PR, Japan and New Zealand as they battle it out on Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Field.  All teams except for the U.S. have qualified for the 2014 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica to be held in March. The U.S. were denied in the semifinal of the CONCACAF Women’s U17 Championship in a penalty kick loss to Mexico.

Games will be held on Feb. 5, 7 and 9 with a doubleheader. The U.S. will play the second game of the day. The overall winner of the tournament will be decided based on total points. Each team is allowed a 24 player roster.

GOALKEEPERS (2) : Kat Hess (LA Premier; Newport Beach, Calif.), Lauren Rood (Washington Timbers; Camas, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (8) : Alana Cook (Match Fit Chelsea; Far Hills, N.J.), Mia Gyau (Bethesda Lions; Silver Spring, Md.), Natalie Jacobs (Slammers FC; Coto de Caza, Calif.), Ellie Jean (Oakwood SC; Coventry, Conn.), Tegan McGrady (MVLA SC; San Jose, Calif.), Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks; East Lansing, Mich.), Karlie Paschall (Tennessee SC; Brentwood, Tenn.), Michelle Xiao (Gretna SC; Omaha, Neb.)
MIDFIELDERS (7) : Dorian Bailey (Sporting BVSC; Mission, Kan.), Marley Canales (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Chloe Castaneda (LA Premier; Encino, Calif.), Taylor Racioppi (PDA Clash; Ocean Township, N.J.), Anika Rodriguez (So Cal Blues; Torrance, Calif.), Ashley Sanchez (So Cal Blues; Monrovia, Calif.), Taryn Torres (Solar Chelsea SC; Frisco, Texas)
FORWARDS (7) : Madison Haley (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Kelcie Hedge (Washington Premier; Post Falls, Idaho), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Leah Pruitt (West Coast FC; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Zoe Redei (Eclipse Select; Highland Park, Ill.), Maddy Schultz (Crossfire Premier; Edmonds, Wash.), Frankie Tagliaferri (PDA; Colts Neck, N.J.)

Wed., Feb. 5: 

  • Japan vs. New Zealand 3pm
  • USA vs. China PR 6pm

Fri., Feb. 7: 

  • China PR vs. Japan 3 pm
  •  USA vs. New Zealand 6pm

Sun., Feb. 9: 

  • New Zealand vs. China PR 1pm
  •  USA vs. Japan 4pm




About Courtney Lambert

A competitive athlete in her college days, Courtney writes on events happening at state and local level. She has previous experience covering news and writing for the Jacksonville Times Union and graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in journalism.
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