U16 GNT Enjoys Successful Trip to Europe

U16 GNT Enjoys Successful Trip to Europe
by Travis Clark
May 31, 2022
Players featured in this article:
MF | Seattle Reign
F | San Diego Surf
F | Weston FC
Jordyn Bugg |  2024
D | San Diego Surf
MF | San Diego Surf
F | FC Virginia
Reese Klein |  2025
D | Weston FC
MF | Internat'ls (OH)
F | FC Dallas
MF | La Roca Premier
MF | Florida Elite Soccer Academy
F | San Diego Surf
Carla Small |  2025
GK | Nationals

It was a successful return to competitive action for the U.S. Under-16 Girls’ National Team, which wrapped up a trip to Europe last week with three wins.

The tournament opened on May 18 with a matchup against Norway. Kennedy Roesch finally earned the breakthrough before the first half in that match, while Ines Derrien, Reese Klein and Ava McDonald tallied in the game’s final 12 minutes to round out the scoring.

Facing a daunting challenge against France on May 20, the U.S. squad were able to find a way past the traditional youth power. Avery Robinson, Jordyn Bugg and Sophia Bradley scored in the second half in a 3-1 win.

After going down a goal against Sweden in the final game, the U.S. roared back with four goals in the second half to wrap up the trip with a win. Kennedy Roesch, Carla Small, Ava McDonald and Emeri Adames provide the second half offense to secure a 4-1 victory.

Below are the starting lineups from each game for the U.S. U16s.

U.S Lineups

Norway: Kealey Titmuss; Carla Small (Addison Halpern), Sophia Bradley (Ava McDonald) Kennedy Roesch (Addison Hess), Sophia Brelage (Emeri Adames), Jordyn Bugg, Eleanor Klinger (Nevaeh Peregrina) Grace Restovich (Ines Derrien), Reese Klein, Kendall Bodak (Avery Robinson), Tabitha Sine

France: Caroline Birkel, Emeri Adames (Ines Derrien) Carla Small (Kennedy Roesch), Addison Halpern (Lizzie Boamah), Eleanor Klinger, Ava McDonald (Sophia Bradley), Avery Robinson (Grace Restovich), Addison Hess (Sophia Brelage), Reese Klein (Jordyn Bugg), Nevaeh Peregrina (Kendall Bodak), Tabitha Sine

Sweden: Caroline Birkel (Kealey Titmuss); Carla Small, Sophia Bradley (Ava McDonald), Kennedy Roesch (Addison Hess), Sophia Brelage (Emeri Adames), Jordyn Bugg, Addison Halpern (Tabitha Sine), Ines Derrien (Grace Restovich), Avery Robinson, Elizabeth Boamah (Eleanor Klinger), Nevaeh Peregrina (Kendall Bodak)

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