United States women's national under-17 soccer team

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United States Under-17
Nickname(s) Team USA
The Stars and Stripes
The Yanks
Association United States Soccer Federation
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach B.J. Snow
First colors
Second colors
CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship
Appearances 3 (First in 2008)
Best result Winners (2008, 2012)
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2008)
Best result Runners-up (2008)

The United States U-17 women's national soccer team is a youth soccer team operated under the auspices of U.S. Soccer. Its primary role is the development of players in preparation for the full Women's National Team. The team's most recent major tournament was the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, in which the United States team finished runners-up to tournament champions North Korea. The team competes in a variety of competitions, including the biennial FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, which is the top competition for this age group. The current head coach B.J. Snow was hired in January 2013; the first time a full-time coach is in charge of this team.[1]


2002 through 2005[edit]

The women's U-17 program was started in 2002 and was initially focused on developing players for the U-19 national team. The U-17s played their first matches in November 2002, including a 3–0 victory over Scotland. Through 2003, the U-17s went undefeated in international matches, defeating youth teams from Canada and Germany, and repeated that feat in 2004. In 2005, however, the U-17s suffered defeats in matches against the Canadian and Mexican youth teams.

In 2006, the U-17s competed against various youth teams from Argentina and Germany, including a loss to the senior Argentina women's national team.[2]


In February 2007, FIFA began organizing for the inaugural FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand.[3] In preparation for the tournament, the U-17s posted a 9–1–0 record, defeating U-17 teams from Germany and Uruguay and U-19 teams from Denmark, England, and Argentina.[2]


The U-17s compiled a record of 19–3–2 and 11–2–1 in international matches, winning the CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship in Trinidad & Tobago on July 26, 2008, defeating Costa Rica 4–1.[4]

At the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, the United States lost their opening match to Japan. They scraped through the opening rounds of play with a draw against France, and advanced through the tournament to the final, where they lost in overtime to North Korea. Taylor Vancil was named the best goalkeeper at the tournament.[5] Out of the 13 goals that the USA had at the tournament, only three players actually scored them: Vicki DiMartino (5), Courtney Verloo (4), and Kristen Mewis (2). The other two goals were own goals by Paraguay and North Korea.[6]


The U-17s were favored to win the 2010 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship held in Costa Rica, winning their group and scoring 32 goals. However, they suffered a stunning loss to Canada in the semifinals, on a penalty shootout. This loss prevented the United States from qualifying to the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, the first time in history that a United States women's national soccer team has not advanced out of their region to a Women's World Cup.

CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Trinidad and Tobago 2008 Champions 5 5 0 0 29 2
Costa Rica 2010 Third place 5 4 1 0 38 0
Guatemala 2012 Champions 5 5 0 0 26 0
Jamaica 2013 Third place 5 4 1 0 26 1
Total 4/4 20 18 2 0 119 3

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Record[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
New Zealand 2008 Runners-up 6 3 1 2 13 10
Trinidad and Tobago 2010 Did not qualify
Azerbaijan 2012 Group Stage 3 1 2 0 7 1
Costa Rica 2014 Did not qualify
Total 2/4 9 4 3 2 20 11


Roster for the 2013 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship [7] which also served as the CONCACAF qualification tournament for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. Jacey Pederson, who is a forward on the 2014 Women's U-17 team, is the daughter of former Major League Baseball player Stu Pederson, and the younger sister of the Los Angeles Dodger's # 1 prospect Joc Pederson.[8][9]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
18 1GK Kat Hess (1998-10-02) October 2, 1998 (age 15) United States LA Premier
1 1GK Lauren Rood (1997-10-09) October 9, 1997 (age 16) United States Washington Timbers
5 2DF Gabriella Carreiro (1997-09-05) September 5, 1997 (age 16) United States FC Stars of Mass.
7 2DF Mia Gyau (1998-06-22) June 22, 1998 (age 15) United States Bethesda Lions
6 2DF Natalie Jacobs (1997-08-16) August 16, 1997 (age 16) United States Slammers FC
10 2DF Ellie Jean (1997-01-31) January 31, 1997 (age 17) United States Oakwood SC
12 2DF Tegan McGrady (1997-10-11) October 11, 1997 (age 16) United States MVLA SC
9 2DF Zoe Morse (1998-04-01) April 1, 1998 (age 16) United States Michigan Hawks
13 2DF Taylor Otto (1997-10-23) October 23, 1997 (age 16) United States CASL
2 3MF Dorian Bailey (1997-01-28) January 28, 1997 (age 17) United States Sporting BVSC
4 3MF Marley Canales (1997-11-16) November 16, 1997 (age 16) United States San Diego Surf
14 3MF Taylor Racioppi (1997-02-26) February 26, 1997 (age 17) United States PDA Clash
19 3MF Anika Rodriguez (1997-01-04) January 4, 1997 (age 17) United States So Cal Blues
25 3MF Frankie Tagliaferri (1999-01-18) January 18, 1999 (age 15) United States PDA
3 4FW Madison Haley (1998-10-25) October 25, 1998 (age 15) United States Dallas Texans
8 4FW Kelcie Hedge (1997-09-19) September 19, 1997 (age 16) United States Washington Premier
11 4FW Civana Kuhlmann (1999-04-14) April 14, 1999 (age 15) United States Colorado Rush
17 4FW Mallory Pugh (1998-04-29) April 29, 1998 (age 15) United States Real Colorado
15 4FW Zoe Redei (1997-10-08) October 8, 1997 (age 16) United States Eclipse Select
22 4FW Maddy Schultz (1998-01-20) January 20, 1998 (age 16) United States Northwest Nationals

Previous Rosters[edit]

2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup squad [10]
2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup squad