USA battles Japan in must-win recreation at FIFA U-20 Girls’s World Cup

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USA battles Japan in must-win recreation at FIFA U-20 Girls’s World Cup
USA battles Japan in must-win recreation at FIFA U-20 Girls’s World Cup



U.S. U-20 WYNT vs. JAPAN – Group D2022 FIFA Below-20 Girls’s World CupAug. 17 | Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto; Alajuela, Costa Rica 
USA FACES JAPAN IN GROUP D FINALE NEEDING A WIN TO ADVANCE IN 2022 FIFA U-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP:
After a convincing 3-0 win over Ghana to open the 2022 FIFA Below-20 Girls’s World Cup and a gut-wrenching 3-0 loss to the Netherlands in its second match, the U.S. Below-20 Girls’s Youth Nationwide Workforce faces a must-win state of affairs in its last group stage match in opposition to Japan on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Estadio Morera Soto (7 p.m. ET; FS2).
ADVANCEMENT SCENARIOS:
The best state of affairs for the USA to advance to the quarterfinals can be a victory over Japan by no less than two objectives. Japan leads Group D with six factors and plus-3 aim distinction. The USA and the Netherlands are tied on factors with three every, however the Dutch have a plus-2 aim distinction to the USA’s zero. If the USA can win by two objectives over Japan, it will give each groups six factors, however the Individuals would have a plus-2 aim distinction – with aim distinction being the primary tiebreaker — and Japan can be at plus-1, placing the USA forward of the Japanese regardless of the results of the Ghana-Netherlands match, which will probably be contested on the identical time at Estadio Nacional. If Ghana and Netherlands draw, the USA can advance with any victory over Japan.
GROUP D STANDINGS
TEAM
GP
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
PTS
JPN
2
2
0
0
3
0
+3
6
NED
2
1
1
0
3
1
-2
3
USA
2
1
1
0
3
3
0
3
GHA
2
0
2
0
0
5
-5
0
WATCH FIFA U-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP ON FOX:
All of the matches of the match are being broadcast on both Fox Soccer Plus, FS1 or FS2 and can be found on-line at Foxsports.com and the Fox Sports activities App with corresponding authentication. All of the knockout stage matches will probably be proven on both FS1 (5 matches, together with each semifinals and the championship recreation) or FS2 (three matches). Moreover, all 32 video games are being streamed reside on FIFA+ in territories that shouldn’t have TV rights holders for the match.
2022 FIFA U.S. U-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP ROSTER BY POSITION (COLLEGE OR CLUB; HOMETOWN; U-20 CAPS/GOALS)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Mia Justus (Florida State; Lakewood, Ohio; 7), Neeku Purcell (UCLA; Seattle, Wash.; 6), Teagan Wy (California; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; 2)
DEFENDERS (6): Lauren Flynn (Florida State; Arlington, Va.; 9/0), Samar Guidry (Virginia; McKinney, Texas; 11/0) Emily Mason (Rutgers; Flemington, N.J.; 16/3), Ayo Oke (California; Lawrenceville, Ga.; 10/0), Lilly Reale (UCLA; Hingham, Mass.; 7/1), Laney Rouse (Virginia; Cary, N.C.; 8/0) 
MIDFIELDERS (5): Korbin Albert (Notre Dame; Grayslake, Ailing.; 5/1), Talia DellaPeruta (UNC; Cumming, Ga.; 20/5), Annie Karich (Santa Clara; Surfside, Calif.; 1/0), Carina Lageyre (Duke; Cooper Metropolis, Fla.; 5/0), Olivia Moultrie (Portland Thorns FC; Wilsonville, Ore.; 8/2)
FORWARDS (7): Trinity Byars (Texas; Richardson, Texas; 10/3); Michelle Cooper (Duke; Clarkston, Mich.; 8/9); Simone Jackson (USC; Redondo Seaside, Calif.; 9/7), Andrea Kitahata (Stanford; Hillsborough, Calif.; 7/7), Ally Sentnor (UNC; Hanson, Mass.; 3/1), Jaedyn Shaw (San Diego Wave FC; Frisco, Texas; 5/3), Alyssa Thompson (Complete Futbol Academy; Studio Metropolis, Calif.; 5/4)
FIRST GAME SUMMARY:
The USA’s convincing 3-0 win over Ghana marked the USA’s fifth win in a gap match of a FIFA U-20 Girls’s World Cup. The USA had didn’t win its opening match in its final three U-20 Girls’s World Cup appearances with two losses and draw. The one different time the USA didn’t win its opening match of a U-20 World Cup was a 1-1 draw with Ghana in 2010. This time round, the USA out-shot Ghana 21-5 and didn’t permit a shot on aim. The USA scored at opportune instances, getting an eleventh minute aim from workforce captain Michelle Cooper, a thirty eighth minute rating from Alyssa Thompson after Ghana’s Jacqueline Owusu had acquired a purple card for stomping on the Achilles tendon of midfielder Korbin Albert, after which once more simply six minutes into the second half through Ally Sentnor to successfully put the sport away. The USA will rue not discovering the web just a few extra instances after taking part in with a participant benefit for nearly an hour. Ghana went laborious into each deal with and acquired 4 yellow playing cards along with the purple.
SECOND GAME SUMMARY:
Regardless of a stable attacking efficiency – the USA out-shot the Netherlands 14-11 and had seven nook kicks to a few for the Dutch – the USA was not sharp on both finish of the sphere and fell 3-0 within the second Group D match for each groups. Netherlands then again, was far more environment friendly, placing seven of its 11 photographs on aim and scored off a nook kick, an amazing strike from distance and a penalty kick to offer itself a leg up on the USA heading into the ultimate match-day of Group D play. The Dutch additionally created some aim mouth scrambles in entrance of the usnet through their gifted wingers. U.S. head coach Tracey Kevins made six modifications to the lineup that confronted Ghana, after which placed on three subs at half and two extra within the 67th minute searching for a aim or two, nevertheless it proved to the Netherlands’ night time and the USA couldn’t discover the web.
ROSTER NOTES
Nineteen of the 21 gamers on the World Cup have seen motion over the primary two video games of the match. Solely midfielder Annie Karich, an damage substitute for Sally Menti, and goalkeeper Teagan Wy have but to play.
Two gamers have performed all 180 minutes to this point: Midfielder Jaedyn Shaw and defender Lauren Flynn. 4 different gamers have performed 135 minutes or extra.
Goalkeepers Mia Justus and Neeku Purcell have every performed one match.
The USA roster consists of 18 gamers presently in school or enrolling this fall, one youth membership participant and two skilled gamers, probably the most professionals ever for a U.S. workforce at a FIFA youth Girls’s World Cup.
Gamers born on or after Jan. 1, 2002, are age-eligible for the World Cup, and the USA roster options eight gamers born in 2002, eight born in 2003, 4 born in 2004 and one in 2005. Sixteen of the 20 gamers who helped the USA roll to a 7-0-0 document and 49-0 aim differential on the Concacaf Girls’s U-20 Championship made the World Cup roster. The USA’s two skilled gamers — Jaedyn Shaw of San Diego Wave FC and Olivia Moultrie of Portland Thorns FC – are trailblazers.
Shaw entered the NWSL through the Discovery Course of and signed her first skilled contract with the Wave on July 18 after coaching for six months with the Washington Spirit. Moultrie signed with the Thorns in June of 2021 to grow to be the youngest participant ever to hitch the Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League.
The incoming school freshman on the roster are goalkeeper Neeku Purcell (UCLA), midfielder Carina Lageyre (Duke), Annie Karich (Santa Clara) and goalkeeper Teagan Wy (California).
The rising sophomores are goalkeeper Mia Justus (Florida State), defenders Ayo Oke (California), Emily Mason (Rutgers), Lilly Reale (UCLA), midfielder Korbin Albert (Notre Dame) and forwards Andrea Kitahata (Stanford), Michelle Cooper (Duke), Simone Jackson (USC), Trinity Byars (Texas) and Ally Sentnor (UNC), though Sentnor did redshirt her freshman season because of damage.
The rising juniors are defenders Laney Rouse (Virginia), Lauren Flynn (Florida State) and Samar Guidry (Virginia) plus midfielder Talia DellaPeruta (UNC).
Each participant on the roster has been capped on the U-20 degree, led by DellaPeruta (21 caps) and defender Emily Mason (17 caps), the 2 gamers on the roster who participated within the earlier U-20 WYNT cycle.
The 5 gamers born in 2004 and 2005 – forwards Thompson, Shaw and Sentnor, midfielder Moultrie and goalkeeper Wy — are age-eligible for the 2024 FIFA U-20 Girls’s World Cup.
The USA has performed the second-most video games (49) within the FIFA U-19/U-20 Girls’s World Cup, behind solely Germany (50) and has scored the second-most objectives (104), additionally behind Germany (130).
5 gamers who didn’t make the World Cup qualifying roster persevered to make the World Cup Workforce. These gamers are ahead Jaedyn Shaw, midfielders Carina Lageyre and Korbin Albert, ahead Ally Sentnor and goalkeeper Teagan Wy.
The roster is made up of gamers from 12 completely different faculties and 13 completely different states. There are 4 gamers on the roster from California, three from Texas and two from Georgia, Washington and Massachusetts.
UCLA, UNC, Florida State, Duke, Virginia and California every have two gamers on the World Cup roster. The one participant on the roster who just isn’t in school or will probably be this fall is ahead Alyssa Thompson, who performs for the U-17 boys’ workforce in MLS Subsequent at Complete Futbol Academy in Los Angeles and is headed to Stanford within the fall of 2023.
USA U-20 WYNT VS. JAPAN:
Japan gained its first two video games of the match, 1-0 over Netherlands and 2-0 over Ghana and now wants a tie in opposition to the USA or a loss by one aim (if Netherlands beats Ghana) to advance.
Japan is defending champions of this match, having overwhelmed Spain 4 years in the past, 3-1, within the championship recreation.
Yuzuki Yamamoto scored Japan’s aim vs. the Dutch from the run of play whereas Maika Hamano scored each of Japan’s objectives vs. Ghana from the penalty spot.
Japan is a historic powerhouse on the ladies’s youth degree and is the one nation to win FIFA Girls’s World Cups on the senior, U-20 and U-17 ranges.
This would be the third consecutive U-20 WWC match during which the USA and Japan will sq. off. The USA suffered 1-0 losses within the 2018 group stage and 2016 Third-Place Match.
Because of the international pandemic, the Asia Soccer Confederation nominated groups primarily based on outcomes of 2019 AFC U-19 Girls’s Championship which Japan gained, beating North Korea within the championship recreation, 2-1.
All of Japan’s gamers play domestically aside from goalkeeper Shu Ohba, who attends East Tennessee State within the USA the place she was the Southern Convention Freshman of the 12 months in 2021.
JAPAN 2022 FIFA U-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB)
GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Shiori Fukuda (Urawa Crimson Diamonds Girls), 18-Shu Ohba (East Tennessee State College, USA), 21-Nina Noda (NTV Tokyo Verdy Belez)   
DEFENDERS (6): 2-Akane Nishino (Mynavi Sendai Girls), 3-Ibuki Nagae (AC Nagano Parceiro Girls), 8-Rion Ishikawa (Urawa Crimson Diamonds Girls), 7-Mihoshi Sugisawa (Omiya Ardija Ventus), 12-Haruna Tabata (Cerezo Osaka Sakai Girls), 16-Shinomi Koyama (Cerezo Osaka Sakai Girls)
MIDFIELDERS (7): 5-Manaka Hayashi (JFA Academy Fukushima), 6-Aemu Oyama (NTV Tokyo Verdy Beleza), 8-Kokona Iwasaki (NTV Tokyo Verdy Beleza), 14-Manaka Matsukubo (JFA Academy Fukushima), 15-Suzu Amano (INAC Kobe Leonessa), 19-Riko Yoshida (Chifure AS Elfen Saitama), 20-Urara Watanabe (Nittaidai FC Girls) 
FORWARDS (5): 9-Yuzuki Yamamoto (NTV Tokyo Verdy Beleza), 10-Aoba Fujino (Tokyo Verdy Beleza), 11-Maika Hamano (INAC Kobe Leonessa), 13-Mei Shimada (Urawa Crimson Diamonds Girls), 17-Maya Hijikata (NTV Tokyo Verdy Beleza) 



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