On Saturday, Nov. 18, Quakes Girls’ Academy midfielder Sophie Jones and the U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team defeated Mexico 4-0 in Mexico City.
The second of two friendlies against the United States’ rival to the south, the two teams had drew 1-1 two days prior. Jones started and played 65 minutes in the victory.
The two matches served as excellent preparation for both teams ahead of the 2018 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship. That tournament, to be held in Nicaragua next spring, will qualify three teams for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay.
"Obviously, we are very happy with the 4-0 result,” said U.S. U-17 WNT head coach Mark Carr. “We made several changes from the first game and our players responded with a very disciplined performance. Coming out of this experience in Mexico, we know that we have a lot of work ahead of us as we continue to improve leading into World Cup qualifying next year."
The age cutoff for the next U-17 Women’s World Cup is players born on or after January 1, 2001. For these games U.S. U-17 WNT head coach Mark Carr named 19 players born in 2001 and three born in 2002.
To read the full recap on USSoccer.com, click here.