Earthquakes Academy players Sophie Jones and Mia Fontana have completed their stay in South Korea with the United States U-17 Women’s National Team. The U-17s faced the hosts on Aug. 18 and Aug. 21, and earned a 4-4 draw and a 2-2 draw, respectively. The matches were played in preparation for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which will take place in Uruguay in November. Read the full story here.
Additionally, Earthquakes Academy defender Andrea Kitahata and the U.S. U-15 GNT earned gold in the CFA International Tournament in Weifang, China. The U-15s earned gold in the four-team tournament after winning their first two matches against Japan (3-2) and China (5-0). The U.S. capped off the tournament by defeating the Czech Republic 3-0.
The Earthquakes Girls’ Academy teams will begin their 2018-19 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season this Saturday, Sept. 1, against the California Thorns. Times and locations for these matches can be found here. The Earthquakes Boys’ Academy teams will begin their 2018-19 USSDA campaign on Sept. 8.