U.S. U-20 WYNT vs. JAPAN – Group D
2022 FIFA Underneath-20 Girls’s World Cup
Aug. 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 Underneath-20 Girls’s World Cup and a gut-wrenching 3-0 loss to the Netherlands in its second match, the U.S. Underneath-20 Girls’s Youth Nationwide Workforce faces a must-win situation in its closing group stage match towards Japan on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Estadio Morera Soto (7 p.m. ET; FS2). Followers can comply with the U-20 WNT all through the match on ussoccer.com, Fb, Twitter (@USYNT) and Instagram (@USYNT).
The only situation for the USA to advance to the quarterfinals could 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 could be at plus-1, placing the USA forward of the Japanese irrespective of the results of the Ghana-Netherlands match, which can be contested on the similar time at Estadio Nacional. If Ghana and Netherlands draw, the USA can advance with any victory over Japan.
Group D Standings
U.S. U-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TEAM MEDIA GUIDE:
The U.S. U-20 WYNT media information for the 2022 FIFA U-20 Girls’s World Cup could be considered or downloaded right here.
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2022 FIFA U.S. U-20 Girls’s World Cup Roster by Place (Faculty or Membership; Hometown; U-20 Caps/Targets)
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, In poor health.; 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 (Whole 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 occasions, getting an eleventh minute aim from group captain Michelle Cooper, a thirty eighth minute rating from Alyssa Thompson after Ghana’s Jacqueline Owusu had obtained a pink card for stomping on the Achilles tendon of midfielder Korbin Albert, after which once more simply six minutes into the second half by way of Ally Sentnor to successfully put the sport away. The USA will rue not discovering the web a couple of extra occasions after enjoying with a participant benefit for nearly an hour. Ghana went exhausting into each deal with and obtained 4 yellow playing cards along with the pink.
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 sector and fell 3-0 within the second Group D match for each groups. Netherlands however, was rather more environment friendly, placing seven of its 11 pictures on aim and scored off a nook kick, an incredible strike from distance and a penalty kick to present 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 united statesnet by way of their proficient wingers. U.S. head coach Tracey Kevins made six adjustments to the lineup that confronted Ghana, after which placed on three subs at half and two extra within the 67th minute looking for a aim or two, nevertheless it proved to the Netherlands’ night time and the USA couldn’t discover the web.
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 harm alternative for Sally Menti, and goalkeeper Teagan Wy have but to play.
Two gamers have performed all 180 minutes thus far: 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 at the moment in school or enrolling this fall, one youth membership participant and two skilled gamers, probably the most professionals ever for a U.S. group 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 by way of 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 attributable to harm.
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 is just not in school or can be this fall is ahead Alyssa Thompson, who performs for the U-17 boys’ group in MLS Subsequent at Whole Futbol Academy in Los Angeles and is headed to Stanford within the fall of 2023.
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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 towards the USA or a loss by one aim (if Netherlands beats Ghana) to advance.
Japan is defending champions of this match, having crushed 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 by which the USA and Japan will sq. off. The USA suffered 1-0 losses within the 2018 group stage and 2016 Third-Place Match.
As a result of international pandemic, the Asia Soccer Confederation nominated groups based mostly 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 apart 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 Girls’s World Cup Roster by Place (Membership)
GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Shiori Fukuda (Urawa Purple Diamonds Women), 18-Shu Ohba (East Tennessee State College, USA), 21-Nina Noda (NTV Tokyo Verdy Belez)
DEFENDERS (6): 2-Akane Nishino (Mynavi Sendai Women), 3-Ibuki Nagae (AC Nagano Parceiro Women), 8-Rion Ishikawa (Urawa Purple Diamonds Women), 7-Mihoshi Sugisawa (Omiya Ardija Ventus), 12-Haruna Tabata (Cerezo Osaka Sakai Women), 16-Shinomi Koyama (Cerezo Osaka Sakai Women)
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 Women)
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 Purple Diamonds Women), 17-Maya Hijikata (NTV Tokyo Verdy Beleza)