Boyds, MD (August 30, 2017) – Washington Spirit – Baltimore Armour forward Jordan Canniff has been named to the U.S. U-19 Women’s National Team roster for the CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament, which is being played from Sept. 2-15 in China.
Canniff competed in the same event at the U-17 level earlier in the summer, and scored three goals over the course of three games as the USA earned two wins and a draw.
The 16-year-old forward is one of only three players born in the year 2001 to be selected for head coach Keri Sarver‘s 22-player U-19 National Team roster for the upcoming event.
The U.S. U-19s will open the tournament on Sunday, September 10 against Japan, before facing China PR on Tuesday, September 12 and then will close out the event against Iran on Thursday, September 14.
U.S. U-19 WNT Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (2): Claudia Dickey (Charlotte Soccer Academy; Charlotte, N.C.), Meagan McClelland (Sky Blue – PDA; Kearny, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (7): Maycee Bell (SPORTING Blue Valley; Wichita, Kan.), Sydney Dawson (Internationals SC; Akron, Ohio), Madelyn Desiano (So Cal Blue Soccer Club; San Clemente, Calif.), Naomi Girma (California Thorns FC; San Jose, Calif.), Shae Holmes (Real Colorado; Highland Ranch, Colo.), Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush; Albuquerque, N.M.), Kate Wiesner (LAFC Slammers; Monrovia, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Cori Dyke (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Emily Gray (Penn Fusion; Sewell, N.J.), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Jenna Nighswonger (LAFC Slammers; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.), Summer Yates (Pacific NW; Pasco, Wash.)
FORWARDS (6): Jordan Brewster (Internationals SC; North Canton, Ohio), Jordan Canniff (Washington Spirit Academy – Baltimore Armour; California, Md.), Aleigh Gambone (Texas Rush; El Paso, Texas), Rachel Jones (NTH Tophat; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.)