USA Women’s National Under-17 Team wraps up European trip with 1-0 win over Germany

MADRID (August 31, 2022) – The United States Women’s Under-17 National Team beat Germany, 1-0, in its last of three matches in Europe this month. The trip served as the last event for the U-17s before the roster for the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup was decided.

In the first two games of the trip, the United States beat Spain 2-0 on August 23 and then drew Spain 1-1 on August 25. Germany and Spain qualified for WWC U-17 2022 by finishing first. and second in the 2022 UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship as Germany beat Spain on penalties to claim the European title. Spain are the defending U-17 World Cup champions after winning the 2018 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Uruguay.

The hotly contested game featured five shots from the USA and six from Germany, but the USA were the team to fend off one of their chances, in the 31stst minute via striker Emri Adames, who also scored the only goal for the United States in the draw against Spain.

The goal was triggered when midfielder Lauren Martinho played back and forth with Adames, who ran a through ball with space in front of her and finished through the goalkeeper and into the corner. It was Adames’ second international goal at U-17 level.

USA U-17 WYNT Head Coach Natalia Astrain has called up 24 players for the event, including 17 who helped USA qualify for the World Cup before winning the U-17 Women’s Championship. 17 of Concacaf last spring. Players born on or after January 1, 2005 are eligible for this U-17 Women’s World Cup. Astrain selected 18 players born in 2005, five born in 2006 and one born in 2007 for this list.

Seven players who did not take part in the USA’s World Cup qualifying campaign traveled to Spain: goalkeeper Valentina Amaral, defender Ella Emri, midfielders Ella Sanchez, Eleanor Klinger and Audrey Lam and forwards Adames and Melanie Barcenas.

Three keepers shared the scream with Victoria Safradin playing the first half and Abigail Gundry and Amaral sharing the second.

The three games were excellent preparation for an American team preparing for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 in India, which will be played from October 11 to 30.

The United States will open the World Cup on Tuesday, October 11 against hosts India in a sold-out match at the 19,000-seat Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. This will be the first meeting between the United States and India in a Women’s World Cup at any level. The U-17s will next face Brazil on Friday October 14, also at the Kaling Stadium, before traveling to Goa to complete the group game against Morocco on Monday October 17. This will be the first meeting between the United States and Morocco at any time. level of women’s football.


Match: United States Women’s National U-17 Team vs. Germany Women’s National U-17 Team

Date: August 31, 2022

Competition: International Friendly

Venue: CD Leganes Training Center; Madrid, Spain

Time: 92 degrees, sunny

Rating Summary: 1 2 F

United States 1 0 1

ALL 0 0 0

United States – Emery Adames 31st minute


UNITED STATES: 1-Victoria Safradin (12-Abigail Gundry, 46, 22-Valentina Amaral, 76); 21-Savannah King (17-Nicola Fraser, 46); 5-Ella Emri, 16-Cameron Roller (21-Savannah King, 89), 9-Mia Oliaro (4-Gisele Thompson, 46); 14-Mia Bhuta (captain)(8-Riley Jackson, 46); 2-Ella Sanchez (3-Charlotte Kohler, 46); 24-Eleanor Klinger (23-Lauren Martinho, 35); 11-Emri Adames (20-Onyeka Gamero, 46); 10-Amalia Villarreal (13-Mélanie Rebimbas, 46); 15-Nicollette Kiorpes (18-Taylor Suarez, 46, 19-Mélanie Barcenas, 82)

Unused Subs: 6-Alyssa Gonzalez, 7-Audrey Lam

Head Coach: Natalia Astrain

ALL: 1-Eve Boettcher (12-Lina Altenburg, 46); 3-Laura Gloning (22-Laila Portella, 76); 5-Jella Veit, 6-Mathilde Janzen (16-Lilith Schmidt, 76); 7-Mara Alber; 8-Paulina Platner; 9-Marie Steiner (11-Loreen Bender, 62); 10-Alara Sehitler (15-Antonia Dehm, 76); 14-Emily Wallrabenstein (2-Carlotta Schwoerer, 46, 13-Sandra Walbech, 66); 18-Svea Stoldt (19-Melina Reuter, 62); 20-Melina Kruger (17-Paulina Bartz, 46)

Subs not used: 21-Hannah Etzold, 23-Marlene Deyb

Head coach: Friederike Kromp

Summary statistics: United States / GER

Moves: 5 / 6

Shots on goal: 2 / 3

Backup: 2 / 1

Corner kicks: 4 / 4

Faults: 10 / 10

Offside: 3 / 1

Summary of misconduct:

GER – Loreen Bender (Attention) 77e minute


Referee: Daniela Elena Postolache

Asst. Referee 1: Miriam Martin Casillas

Asst. Referee 2: Misty Kovari Mohammad

4th official: Paula Porcuna

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