Boyds, MD (February 3, 2018) – Washington Spirit – Baltimore Armour forward Jordan Canniff and goalkeeper Cayla White have been named to the U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team roster for a training camp and three friendly matches in the Copa Provincia de Buenos Aires tournament in Argentina.
The USA will face Chile (Feb. 13), 2017 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup host Uruguay (Feb. 15) and Argentina (Feb. 17) as the young Americans continue preparations for the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship in April.
Canniff is one of 16 Girls’ Development Academy players named to head coach Mark Carr’s 22-player roster for the trip. She is one of 11 players on the roster with at least 10 career caps for the U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team. Her 20 caps at the U-17 level are the third-most on the squad, behind only defenders Kate Wiesner (25) and Kennedy Wesley (23), who both played alongside Canniff in the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
Canniff leads the team in international goals with nine while Maya Doms, Croix Bethune and Sunshine Fontes have six each.
White has anchored the Spirit – Armour U-18/19 defense this season, making 8 starts in net. This is her third call-up to the U.S. U-17 WNT since May 2017. She particpated in the team’s Florida camp last spring, then received another call-up for their joint training camp in California alongside the U.S. U-18 National Team during the fall. She is one of just three goalkeepers on Carr’s latest roster, as the U-17’s prepare for the CONCACAF Championship.
The USA will participate in the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship being held in Nicaragua from April 19-29. The Americans, seeded atop Group B as reigning regional champs, will face Costa Rica, Bermuda and Canada in the tournament that will qualify three teams to the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (3): Angelina Anderson (Mustang SC; Danville, Calif.), Julia Dohle (New York City FC; Scarsdale, N.Y.), Cayla White (Washington Spirit – Baltimore Armour; Arlington, Va.)
DEFENDERS (6): Tori Hansen (NC Courage Academy; Raleigh, N.C.), Smith Hunter (Seattle Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.), Natalia Staude (NTH Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.), Kennedy Wesley (So Cal Blues; Rossmoor, Calif.), Kate Wiesner (LAFC Slammers; Monrovia, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Croix Bethune (Concord Fire SC; Alpharetta, Ga.), Talia DellaPeruta (NTH Tophat; Cumming, Ga.), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy; Davis, Calif.), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Sophia Jones (San Jose Earthquakes; Menlo Park, Calif.), Samantha Kroeger (World Class FC; West Milford, N.J.), Astrid Wheeler (Concord Fire SC; Atlanta, Ga.)
FORWARDS (6): Jordan Canniff (Washington Spirit – Baltimore Armour; California, Md.), Isabella D’Aquila (So Cal Blues; Mission Viejo, Calif), Sunshine Fontes (Hawaii Rush; Wahiawa, Hawaii), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars of Mass; Douglas, Mass.), Samantha Meza (Solar SC; Dallas, Texas), Diana Ordonez (FC Dallas; Prosper, Texas)