Spirit Academy forward Jordan Canniff to represent USA in FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Washington Spirit  |   October 22, 2018
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Boyds, Md. (October 22, 2018) – Washington Spirit Academy – Maryland forward Jordan Canniff has been selected to compete for the U.S. in the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team head coach Mark Carr announced his 21-player roster for the World Cup on Monday, which will be held in Uruguay from Nov. 13 – Dec. 1.

The USA kicks off a challenging Group C on Wed., Nov. 14 against Cameroon (1 p.m. ET), faces Korea DPR on Sat., Nov. 17 (1 p.m. ET) and wraps up the group stage against Germany on Wed., Nov. 21 (4 p.m. ET). All of the USA’s matches will be broadcast on FOX Sports 2.

Canniff, a class of 2020 Penn State University commit, has scored 9 goals in 25 career games for the U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team, and is tied for third among the top scorers on the World Cup roster.

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Since the start of the cycle in April 2016, the U-17s have tested themselves against 15 different National Teams over the course of 17 training camps/events and have compiled a 23-2-6 international record.

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2001 are eligible for the World Cup. The U.S. roster is made up of 15 players born in 2001, five born in 2002 and one born in 2003. Sixteen players participated in the 2017-18 inaugural season of the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy, including Canniff.

“In the international game, you’ve got to have different individual skill sets that will ultimately all put their talents into the team,” Carr said. “On this roster, you’ve got high levels of soccer intelligence, you’ve got creativity, you’ve got pure athleticism, you’ve got technicians that can control the game and run the game. And as with any American team, it’s full of spirit, competitiveness, desire to improve and it’s ultimately designed to win at the highest levels.”

2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Roster by Position
(College or Club; Hometown; U-17 Caps/Goals)

GOALKEEPERS (3): Angelina Anderson (Mustang Soccer Club; Danville, Calif.; 14/0), Julia Dohle (New York City FC; Scarsdale, N.Y.; 5/0), Lindsey Romig (IMG Academy; Midlothian, Va.; 9/0)

DEFENDERS (6): Michela Agresti (FC Stars; Swampscott, Mass.; 16/2), Talia DellaPeruta (Tophat; Cumming, Ga.; 24/1), Samar Guidry (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas; 4/0), Smith Hunter (Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.; 15/0), Makenna Morris (Bethesda SC; Germantown, Md.; 18/3), Natalia Staude (Tophat; Atlanta, Ga.; 18/0)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Hannah Bebar (Eclipse Select SC; Naperville, Ill.; 12/2), Maya Doms (Davis Legacy Soccer Club; Davis, Calif.; 26/11), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.; 26/5), Sophia Jones (San Jose Earthquakes; Menlo Park, Calif.; 16/1), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.; 20/2)

FORWARDS (7): Trinity Byars (Solar Soccer Club; Richardson, Texas; 3/0), Jordan Canniff (Washington Spirit Academy – Maryland; California, Md.; 25/9), Isabella D’Aquila (So Cal Blues; Mission Viejo, Calif.; 14/9), Sunshine Fontes (Hawaii Rush; Wahiawa, Hawaii; 29/22), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars; Douglas, Mass.; 22/8), Samantha Meza (Solar Soccer Club; Dallas, Texas; 19/2); Trinity Rodman (So Cal Blues; Laguna Niguel, Calif.; 6/2)

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