Menlo Park resident plays big role in U.S. U17 soccer match


Menlo Park resident Sophia Jones and Stanford commit Kennedy Wesley played the full game, helping to keep Canada out of the net, and the U.S. women's junior national soccer team beat the Canadians 1-0 in the final group play match of the CONCACAF U17 Women's Championships on Friday in Florida.

Stanford commits Maya Doms and Astrid Wheeler combined to score three goals in the Americans' 10-1 win over Bermuda on Wednesday. Doms subbed in during the 69th minute while Wheeler was given the day off.

The USA outshot Canada 27-8 and put 11 shots on goal to three for Canada.

Second half substitute Reilyn Turner headed home the game-winner off a corner kick from Katie Wiesner in the 65th minute.

Turner, who was a late replacement on the roster due to an injury to forward Peyton Linnehan, scored her second goal in as many caps for the U-17 WNT after also scoring in her debut against Bermuda on Wednesday.

In Sunday's semifinals, the U.S. meets Haiti and Mexico will face Canada to determine which two nations qualify directly to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Uruguay. The U.S. and Haiti meet at 2 p.m.

The semifinal losers will meet in the third-place game on Tuesday to decide Concacaf’s third representative at the World Cup, while the winners will play for the regional title.

Center back Natalia Staude, who recorded three assists against Bermuda, is the only U.S. player to have started all three group games.


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