Written by Will Parchman

Sometimes it’s nice to destroy England in a game of soccer. Like here, when the ladies U17s completely unraveled the English in Leicestershire on Sunday behind a masterful performance from Colorado dynamo Mallory Pugh, who scored twice. Taylor Racioppi, Michelle Xiao, Dorian Bailey and Frankie Tagliaferri, who’s just 14, also scored.

But hey, don’t take my word for it. Go watch. Beat-downs are always fun.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner


Disclaimer: The following is a reenactment of events that may not have actually happened at all.

It started as a special honor. Morgan Andrews was named the Gatorade Girls Soccer National Player of the Year, joining a list of prestigious past winners like Ali Krieger and Mollie Pathman.

But then reality set in, and it hit with the intensity of a parched throat in the middle of the Sahara Desert.

“After the applause had died down and they gave my trophy I kind of realized it … that’s when I knew I wasn’t getting any Gatorade. I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, I’m thrilled to have won the award, but I’d give it all back for just one 32-ounce Lime Rain.”

One Gatorade State Soccer winner, who chose to remain anonymous, was less diplomatic about it.

“I’m pretty upset about it – how can a Gatorade award be presented without actual Gatorade? That’s like winning free airline ticket vouchers and only being able to use them in the airport gift shop. Then again, at least they sell Gatorade in the gift shop.”

The disgruntled award winner continued:

“What makes it worse is every time I turn on the T.V. it’s a Gatorade commercial, asking: ‘is it in you?’ No! No, it isn’t!’ ”

For Andrews’ part she had an incredible season, dominating the high school and club ranks and helping lead the U.S. U17 WNT to a CONCACAF Championship. It all added up to a lot of adulation, but she’s still thirsty … literally.

“I don’t know how to feel, I mean, besides thirsty,” she said. “Lately I’ve been just telling people that I’m the Girls Soccer National Player of the Year. It feels more accurate since there really wasn’t any Gatorade involved.”

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

With yet another dominant effort, a 7-0 victory over Panama in the Semifinal of the CONCACAF U17 Women’s Championship, the U.S. U17s clinched their spot in the U17 World Cup.

Summer Green delivered another hat-trick and became the highest USA scorer ever in the event with 12 goals – you can check out the full box summary as well as our player evaluations.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

Looking for a future contributor to the U.S. Women’s National Team?

Then check out what Summer Green has been doing down in Guatemala at CONCACAF World Cup qualifying this week. Her three-goal tally on Monday took her total to nine in three games as she buried a first-half hat trick to beat Mexico 3-0.

The U.S. U17 WNT needs to only beat Panama on Thursday to book its ticket to the 2012 U17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan later this year. In the meantime, check the highlights from Monday’s win over Mexico above.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

The U.S. U17 WNT has qualified for the semifinal stage of the CONCACAF U17 Women’s Championship but the team will be looking to claim its Group B title when it takes on Mexico later today.

Check out this behind the scenes look as the squad prepares for its pivotal match.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

The U.S. U17 WNT followed up its domination of the Bahamas with a 5-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago. Summer Green scored her sixth goal in two matches and the U.S. broke loose late to continue its perfect start at CONCACAF Qualifying.

Check out all the highlights above.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

I’m not sure how much analysis can be found in a 10-0 beat down but the U.S. U17 Women’s National Team tried its best.

Here are the reactions from their big qualifying win over the Bahamas Thursday.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

It was as dominating a performance as the scoreline indicates as the U.S. U17 Women’s National Team opened qualification in style on Thursday, with a 10-0 defeat of the Bahamas. Summer Green had five goals, while Midge Purce added a hat-trick.

Check out all the goals above, as well as our player rankings.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

What’s the best way to prepare for the CONCACAF U17 Women’s Championships? By busting a piñata, of course.

Down to their final couple days before the competition heats up, the U17s celebrated a few birthdays with a special crossbar challenge. See who unleashed the shot that exposed the candy.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

The U.S. U17 WNT has arrived in Guatemala City for final preparations for the 2012 CONCACAF U17 Women’s Championship.

Hear from head coach Albertin Montoya as well as key players as they ready for their opening match against the Bahamas, and check out our extended coverage on the U17 squad.

 

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