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2006 National Team Updates
Information and news about Texas players (current, former or future) playing for their national teams.

USA U-20 National Team

Official USA WU-20 National Team Website
Official USA WU-20 World Championship Website

Official FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship Website - English
Official FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship Website - Russian
FIFA Photo Gallery

3 Sep 2006 - In the match for third place, against Brazil, the game once again went scoreless and was settled by penalty kicks.  This game, played in very rainy conditions, had no overtime, and so went to the tiebreaker after 90 minutes.  The USA missed some chances to convert a kick to win, and Brazil eventually ended up on top, handing the USA a fourth place finish.  Stephanie Logterman did not play.

Recap by US Soccer
Recap by FIFA

31 Aug 2006 - The USA dominated play against China, outshooting them 23-5 (allowing only 1 shot on goal), but were not able to put one into the net.  The match went to penalty kicks, and China prevailed here, 5-4, and they will now play for the championship.  The USA will face Brazil for third place.  Stephanie Logterman was back on the field for this one, and played all 120 minutes.

Recap by US Soccer
Recap by FIFA

27 Aug 2006 - The USA adds a last-minute goal to cap a 4-1 win over Germany in the quarterfinals.  With the win, the USA will face China on Thu 31 Aug, at 19:00 Moscow time (10 am CT).  Win or lose, the USA will play a second game, either for the championship or for third place, thus guaranteeing that Stephanie Logterman (who did not play in this game either) does not make an early return back to Texas.

Recap by US Soccer
Recap by FIFA
Photo Gallery by US Soccer
USA Team Blog Update - US Soccer

Postcard from Russia - U-20 WNT Defender Stephanie Logterman

24 Aug 2006 - With a 1-0 win over France, the USA claims first place in the group.  Stephanie Logterman sat out this game.  The USA now will face Germany, the runner-up in Group C, in the first elimination round, while France will face Group C winner North Korea.

Recap by US Soccer
Recap by FIFA

FIFA recap of Group D

21 Aug 2006 - The USA defeated Argentina by 4-1.  The US side made wholesale changes in the lineup, but Stephanie Logterman played the entire 90 minutes in this version as well.  US forward Kelly O'Hara was sent off and will miss the next game against France, which will be for first place in the group.  With the 1-0 win for France against DR Congo, the USA is through to the elimination round (quarterfinals), but will need a win against France to claim first place in the group.  The US opponent in the quarterfinals will probably be either Germany or North Korea, although Mexico still can possibly advance from Group C.

USA 4 - Argentina 1 - US Soccer
Argentina ousted by unconvincing US - FIFA
USA 4 - Argentina 1 - Match report - FIFA

USA - Argentina Photos - US Soccer

18 Aug 2006 - The USA starts out with a 2-1 win over DR Congo.  The Africans, who were huge underdogs, played a tenacious game.  The US side did a good job creating chances, outshooting Congo by 22-9, but did a poor job finishing them.  Stephanie Logterman started and played the entire game, and was reportedly rock-solid, with the single exception of a poor pass to a Congolese player which unfortunately led to their goal.

USA 2 - DR Congo 1 - Recap by US Soccer
Congo make US work for win - FIFA
USA - DR Congo Photos - US Soccer
USA 2 - DR Congo 1 - Box Score

Stephanie Logterman defends against Mify Zenga.
© Dima Korotayev / International Sports Images

The tournament so far has had some upsets, with North Korea beating the defending champion Germans 2-0, as well as Nigeria beating Canada 3-2.

Meanwhile, the team blog has some updates, including the news that Logterman can out-dance the rest of the team.
U.S. U-20 Blog - US Soccer

14 Aug 2006 - Team USA has arrived in Moscow, and is adjusting to the time zone changes as they prepare for their first game against DR Congo, at 7 am CT on 18 Aug.

The team also has a blog with various tidbits about their experience, including Stephanie Logterman's German skills, as well as the revelation that no U.S. players will be taking their shirts off after scoring goals.  That, and a lot of talk about ice cream. 
U.S. U-20 Web Log - US Soccer
U.S. U-20 Photo Gallery - US Soccer

The U.S. team in front of St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square. - US Soccer

World Championship Tournament Schedule - The draw for the U-20 Women's World Championship in Russia has been completed.  The USA, one of the four seeds, was drawn into Group D, along with Argentina, France, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  The complete draw is:

Group A - Russia (host), Brazil, New Zealand, Australia
Group B - China, Finland, Nigeria, Canada
Group C - Switzerland, Mexico, North Korea, Germany
Group D - Democratic Republic of Congo, USA, France, Argentina

The entire tournament will take place at four stadiums in Moscow (Dynamo Stadium [capacity 36000], Lokomotiv Stadium [cap. 29000], Podmoskovie Stadium [cap. 5000], and Torpedo Stadium [cap. 13000]), as well as one in St. Petersburg (Petrovsky Stadium, [cap. 21725]).

The USA group play schedule (times are local, 16:00 is 8 am ET, or 7 am CT) is:
Group Match 1 - 18 Aug 16:00 - USA vs. DR Congo, in Moscow (Torpedo Stadium)
Group Match 2 - 21 Aug 16:00 - USA vs. Argentina, in Moscow (Torpedo Stadium)
Group Match 3 - 24 Aug 19:00 - USA vs. France, in Moscow (Dynamo Stadium)

If the USA finishes in the top 2 in the group, they would play a Group C team in the quarterfinals in St. Petersburg (Petrovsky Stadium) on 27 Aug.
If they continue, the semifinals, finals and third-place games will be in Moscow (Lokomotiv Stadium) on 31 Aug (semifinals) and 3 Sep (finals and third-place).

Note:  The match schedules on the FIFA site list the USA's third group match in Dynamo Stadium, Moscow.  Some other stories have listed it as in Podmoskovie Stadium, in Shchelkovo (near Moscow).
Complete WU-20 World Championship Match Schedule - FIFA

The draw - FIFA
Reaction to the draw - FIFA

USA Women Drawn Into Group D - US Soccer

27 Jul 2006 - The US U-20 team will hold a final camp at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California before departing for Russia for the U-20 World Championship.  The team leaves for Russia on 12 Aug, and has their first match, against DR Congo, on 18 Aug.

US Soccer now has a special website dedicated to the U-20 Championship, at

25 Jul 2006 - The U-20 team just completed a short trip to Finland, and picked up two wins against the Finland U-20 team (who will be in the tournament in Russia, in Canada's group), as well as a 12-0 win against SCR, a Finnish club team.  The U.S. U-20s will hold their final training camp before departing for Russia from July 30-Aug. 4 at The Home Depot Center.  The USA will open the 3rd FIFA world championship for youth women on Aug. 18 against the Democratic Republic of Congo in Moscow.  With all the traveling, Stephanie Logterman has to be setting the all-time UT record for airline miles.

24 Jul 2006 - The USA should be one of the best prepared teams at the tournament.
Americans on the road to Russia - FIFA

3 Jul 2006 - The U-20 team in in the midst of a training camp (27 Jun through 5 Jul) in New Jersey.  The complete roster for the championship in Russia is there, and the team will play several matches including two against the Chinese U-20 team.  So far, the team has a 3-1 win vs. an East coast college all-star team, as well as a 5-3 overtime win in the first game against China.

14 Jun 2006 - The U-20 team is in the middle of a week-long training camp in California, including Logterman.  Interestingly, both of the U-20 goalkeepers are leaving their schools and transferring.  Starter Kelsey Davis is transferring from UCLA to Portland, while backup Joanna Haig is leaving Iowa State for Louisville.  Apparently, there was a draw to determine that Group D (USA) got DR Congo while Group B (Canada) got Nigeria, but this is now indeed set.
U.S. U-20 Women Hit the Field at the Home Depot Center as World Championship Approaches - US Soccer
U.S. U-20 WNT Draws Congo for 2006 FIFA U-20 World Championship - US Soccer
Logterman named to U.S. U-20 National Team for 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship - TexasSports

9 Jun 2006 - Stephanie Logterman has been named to the USA roster for the U-20 World Championship in Russia.  Go Stephanie!!  The story from US Soccer also confirms that Congo is the African team in the US group.
Schulz Names U.S. Roster for 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship in Russia - US Soccer

2 Jun 2006 - A new FIFA webpage, in Russian, reveals that the African teams will be Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  I could not tell from the article (my Russian is rusty) for sure which is Team A and which is Team B.  However, from the order in which they were listed, probably Nigeria is Team A, while Congo is Team B and thus the first opponent for the USA.
Edit:  Information from the Team Canada webpage suggests that, indeed, Canada gets Nigeria while the USA gets Democratic Republic of Congo.
Нигерия и ДР Конго будут представлять Африку на ЧМ - Russian

The new FIFA site, (at least right this moment), is the most up-to-date.
РОССИЯ-2006 - FIFA - The official FIFA site for the tournament, in Russian.

1 Jun 2006 - The two African teams (which include the first opponent for the USA) were supposed to be determined by 15 May.  FIFA has not posted any information yet.  They might be just a little bit distracted right now...

25 Apr 2006 - The U-20 team continues training, this time in California.  Jill Gilbeau will get her first chance to work with the team, while Stephanie Logterman will take a break and come back to Austin for a little while.  The team will work out at the Home Depot Center from 30 April through 7 May, and then will head to Germany for more tune-up matches for the world championship.  Logterman is expected to rejoin the team for the matches in Germany.

Meanwhile, the USA lost their final game in Brazil, 1-2 to the Brazilian U-20 team.

23 Apr 2006 - The USA has clinched the Ricardo Teixeira Cup in Brazil, with a 4-0 win over the Canadian U-20 team.  In the previous games in this tournament, which is a tune-up for the world championship in Russia, the USA beat Brazil 2-0 (with some stellar play from Stephanie Logterman), and tied Canada 2-2.  The USA has a game remaining against Brazil, but is sure to finish in first place.

USA defeats Canada 4-0 to clinch Ricardo Teixeira cup in Brazil - 23 Apr - US Soccer
USA defeats Brazil 2-0 - 19 Apr - US Soccer
USA ties Canada 2-2 in opening match of Ricardo Teixeira cup - 15 Apr - US Soccer

Photos from USA vs Canada - 23 Apr - US Soccer
Photos from USA vs Brazil - 19 Apr - US Soccer
Photos from Brazil - US Soccer

Stephanie Logterman on the summit of Corcavado Mountain, 2,330 feet above Rio de Janeiro, at the base of the 125 foot, world famous Cristo Redentor statue.
Photo by US Soccer

11 Apr 2006 - Stephanie Logterman will join the U-20 team for a trip to Brazil, to play the Canadian and Brazilian U-20 teams.

28 Mar 2006 - Kasey Moore has been called into the latest U-20 camp, to be held April 1-8 in Portland, OR.  The U-20 team will play five schools during the camp.
U.S. U-20 WNT Heads to Portland For More Matches Against College Teams - US Soccer

11 Mar 2006 - BYU also beat the U-20 team, 2-1.
BYU Downs National Team - BYU

9 Mar 2006 - The U-20 team fell to Texas A&M 1-2 in the first game of their camp in College Station.  Dianna Pfenninger, Stephanie Logterman, and Kasey Moore all played for one half each, and all of them looked good.  Logterman and Moore started the game, on the right side of the defense, and looked very solid.  With 18 minutes left in the first half, an Aggie player chipped a long range shot over the USA keeper for the only goal of the first half.  At halftime, Logterman and Moore came out of the game, while Pfenninger came into the net for the USA, her first time on the field for this squad.  She was kept pretty busy, and made a number of good saves.  The defenders replacing the Longhorn contingent were not as solid, and at times the fast A&M forwards were cutting the defense to ribbons, forcing Pfenninger into dealing with one-on-one encounters.  About halfway into the second half, on one of these, Dianna made the initial save, but the rebound was picked up by an Aggie and converted for a second A&M goal.  Very quickly, in about 10 seconds, the USA responded to make the score 1-2.  This was it for the scoring, despite some chances for either side, leading to a final score of 1-2.
Aggie soccer knocks off USA National Team, 2-1 - Texas A&M

25 Feb 2006 - The roster for the next U-20 camp has been announced, and it includes three Longhorn players: Dianna Pfenninger, Stephanie Logterman, and Kasey Moore.  This will be Pfenninger's first stint with this team, while Logterman and Moore are veterans.  They will participate in a 5 day camp, from 8 Mar to 12 Mar, in College Station, TX.  The USA will play 4 games, including Texas A&M on Thu 9 Mar at 7 pm, Marquette on 10 Mar at 5 pm, BYU on 11 Mar at 10 am, and Vanderbilt on 12 Mar at 10 am, all at the Aggie Soccer Stadium.  The Texas A&M matchup was originally listed as a doubleheader, but now only one game is indicated.
Schulz Names 23 Players for U-20 Women's National Team Camp in College Station, Texas

Official CONCACAF Website

The US U-20 team posing with the CONCACAF trophy.
Photo by US Soccer

Notes from following the results:  The Mexico game had live stats from the US Soccer MatchTracker, and the final against Canada was supposed to as well.  Besides that, the Official Mexican Federation Website showed updates of scores, it was the next closest thing to 'Live Stats' that I am aware of.  After that, the COMPLETE STANDINGS link on the CONCACAF website had fairly quick updates.  Eventually, US Soccer posted the results and a story.

27 Jan 2006 - The USA came from behind to win 3-2 against Canada, to claim the CONCACAF championship, the first ever for a US youth women's team.  Despite being down a player for the entire second half (Carrie Dew picked two yellow cards in the first half), the US scored two goals in the last 20 minutes to come from behind for the win.  Logterman and Moore sat this one out.  In the third-place game, Mexico beat Jamaica 4-1 to claim the third CONCACAF spot in the finals in Russia.  The final, starting at 3 pm CT, was supposed to have live stats broadcast on the US Soccer MatchTracker, but I could never find the link.
U-20 WNT Win CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament with 3-2 Win vs. Canada - US Soccer
U.S. Defeats Canada in Under-20 Final - New York Times (registration required)
Estados Unidos Campeon del Premundial Feminil de la CONCACAF - Femexfut (with photos)
USA captures 2006 CONCACAF Women's U-20s; Mexico gains final berth - CONCACAF

25 Jan 2006 - With a 3-0 win against Mexico, the USA claims a spot in the world championship finals in Russia, as well as advancing to the tournament championship game.  Canada clamed a spot in Russia earlier in the day, with a 2-1 victory over Jamaica.  The tournament championship, between Canada and USA, will be at 3 pm CT, on Friday 27 January, while the third place game, between Jamaica and Mexico, will be at noon CT earlier on that same day.  The third place winner gets the final CONCACAF place in Russia.

Both Stephanie Logterman and Kasey Moore played the whole game, and Moore had a significant hand in the scoring.  The second goal sequence started with Kasey Moore sliding to win a ball just over the half line.  Moore added the assist on the third goal, from a free kick, with a perfectly driven cross to the far post that was met by the flying Brittany Bock, who went horizontal to power her diving header back across the goal and into the left side netting.

US WNT Clinches Spot in 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship with 3-0 Win vs. Mexico in CONCACAF Qualifying Semifinal - US Soccer
Quote Sheet: U.S. U-20 WNT Defeats Mexico 3-0 at CONCACAF Qualifying - US Soccer
Mexico tendra que enfrentar a Jamaica por su boleto al mundial - Femexfut (with photos)
Canada, USA storm through to Russia - FIFA
Canada & USA qualify to 2006 FIFA Women's U-20 World Championship - CONCACAF

Kasey Moore battles for the ball against Mexico.
Photo by Federacion Mexicana de Futbol Asociacion

Kasey Moore celebrating.
Photo by David Hernandez / AP

23 Jan 2006 - The USA secured a 5-0 win against El Salvador.  Stephanie Logterman played the whole game, and Kasey Moore played the second half.  With the win, the USA finishes in first place in Group B, and will face Mexico at 3 pm CT, on Wednesday 25 January, in Veracruz.  The winner of that game will go on to the final, as well as earn a spot in Russia.  Group A winner Canada will face Jamaica, the Group B second-place finisher, in the other semifinal, at noon.
U.S. U-20 WNT Defeat El Salvador 5-0 to Advance to the Semifinals of the CONCACAF QUalifying Tournament - US Soccer
Jamaica and USA progress to semifinals - CONCACAF

21 Jan 2006 - The USA gets another win, 4-0 against Surinam.  This time, both Stephanie Logterman and Kasey Moore played the whole game, plus Logterman assisted on the 3rd goal.  The USA next faces El Salvador, at 2:30 pm CT, on Monday, 23 January.  The USA will clinch a spot in a semifinal game if they don't lose to El Salvador by more than 2 goals.  (This should be enough to beat El Salvador in goal differential, in case the USA, Jamaica and El Salvador all end up with 6 points.) The semifinal match would be against either Canada or Mexico, with a win earning a spot in Russia.  (With a loss in the semifinal, the USA would have to win the third place game to advance.)
U.S. U-20 Women Down Surinam, 4-0, To Take Group B Lead at CONCACAF Qualifying - US Soccer
Jamaica and USA win Group B encounters - CONCACAF

USA WU-20 Starters vs. Surinam.
(Stephanie Logterman is wearing 3, Kasey Moore 20)
Photo by Christian Palma / ISI

19 Jan 2006 - The USA kicked off CONCACAF qualifying today, opening with a 4-1 win against the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica, in a rough, physical game.  Neither Logterman nor Moore played.  The USA next faces Surinam, at 2:30 pm CT on Saturday, 21 January.    (Corrected:  I had the dates and times all messed up earlier.)
US U-20 Women Defeat Jamaica 4-1, to Open CONCACAF Qualifying - US Soccer
El Salvador and USA post victories in CONCACAF Women's U-20 Final Round Group B - CONCACAF

17 Jan 2006 - Canada, USA lead march to Russia - FIFA

9 Jan 2006 - The 20 player team for the CONCACAF qualification tournament has been named, and features both Stephanie Logterman and Kasey Moore.  Logterman has the second most caps of any of the players on the roster.
Schulz Names Roster for U-20 CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament in Mexico - US Soccer
11 Questions With U.S. Under-20 WNT Coach Tim Schulz - US Soccer

US U-20 WNT Coach Tim Schulz addresses the team
Photo by US Soccer

Stephanie Logterman
Photo by International Sports Images

13 Dec 2005 - Stephanie Logterman and Kasey Moore have been called into a 30 player training camp for the U-20 Women's National Team.  The camp, to be held on Jan 2-10, is part of the process for selecting 20 players for the CONCACAF qualification tournament, to be held in Mexico on Jan 18-27.  The U-20 team used to be the U-19 team, and Logterman was a key part of the defense for the U-19 team during the last world championship tournament in Thailand, playing every minute of every match, which resulted in a third place finish for the USA.
US U-20 WNT Head Coach Tim Schulz Names 30 Players for January Camp - US Soccer
Logterman and Moore invited to U.S. Under-20 National Team training camp - TexasSports

While in camp, Logterman and Moore, as well as two USC players, had the chance to explain why their teams would win the Rose Bowl.  (Stephanie and Kasey were the ones with the right answer, namely Vince Young.)
Longhorns and Trojans Weigh in On Wednesday's Rose Bowl from WNT Camp - US Soccer

The top 3 teams from the CONCACAF tournament will compete for the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship.  The CONCACAF tournament is split into two four-team groups, the USA is in Group B along with Jamaica, Surinam, and El Salvador.  Group A consists of Canada, Mexico, Panama and Trinidad & Tobago.  The top two finishers in each group will meet in the semifinals.  The semifinal winners will each earn a spot in the FIFA World Championship, besides playing for the tournament title, while the semifinal losers will play a consolation game, with the 3rd place winner also earning a spot in Russia.  The semifinal and final rounds will be played in Veracruz.

The Group B matches will be played in Cordoba at Rafael Murillo Vidal Stadium.  The semifinal and final rounds (as well as the Group A matches) will be played in Veracruz at Luis Pirata Fuentes Stadium.  The USA opens the tournament on January 19 against Jamaica and then will face Surinam on January 21. The USA finishes Group B play on January 23 against El Salvador. All three U.S. matches kick off at 2:30 p.m. local time/3:30 p.m. ET.

The 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship will be held in Russia from 17 Aug 2006 through 3 Sep 2006.  This tournament will consist of 16 teams, including Russia (host), Germany, France, Finland, Switzerland, three teams each from CONCACAF and Asia, two teams each from Africa and South America, and one team from Oceania.  If the USA makes it to the final, and Logterman and Moore are on the team, they will presumably miss the beginning of next year's college season, but ought to be available for most of the season.


Canada U-20 National Team
Official Canada WU-20 National Team Website

9 Jun 2006 - The Canadians beat Finland again, also by a score of 2-0.  Gibson did not play in this game either, but it is certainly nice to see her back with the national side.
Canada Blanks Finland 2-0 Again - Canada Soccer

6 Jun 2006 - The Canadian team beat Finland, one of their opponents in Group B, 2-0 in a friendly in Finland.  Stephanie Gibson did not play.
U-20 Women Blank Finland 2-0 - CanadaSoccer

4 June 2006 - Stephanie Gibson will rejoin the Canadian U-20 team on a trip to Finland from 2 Jun to 9 Jun, where they will play the Finnish U-20 team on 6 Jun and 8 Jun.  Gibson has been absent from Team Canada for about the last 2 years after suffering knee injuries, which also kept her off the field for the Longhorns last year.  It is great to see her get back with the national team!
Canada's U-20 Women Travel to Finland -
Canada's U-20 Women Off to Finland - BC Soccer Web


USA U-21 National Team
Official USA WU-21 National Team Website

9 Jan 2006 - Caitlin Kennedy and Kelsey Carpenter will train with the U.S. Under-21 Women’s National Team, from January 14-21 2006, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California.  U.S. U-21 head coach Jill Ellis will begin the process of selecting a team to participate in the annual Nordic Cup, being held this coming summer in Norway. The USA has won an unprecedented seven straight Nordic Cups against the top U-21 teams from Europe.
U.S. Soccer Wire - January 9, 2006 - US Soccer

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