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Conclude HDC camp after pair of draws

Posted on 08 June 2009 by ASN Staff

The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team tied two women’s club teams during a week-long training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., that finished up last weekend. On June 1, the U-18s tied the Pacific Pali Blues, 0-0, as U.S. head coach Dave Chesler used 20 players. The U.S. team drew 1-1 with Ajax of Los Angeles of the WPSL on June 2 as Natalia Ledezma tallied in the 17th minute off a through ball from Chioma Ubogagu. Ajax tied the match six minutes before halftime, but neither team could find the net in the second half. A week earlier, the U.S. U-20s had faced Ajax and the Pali Blues during a training camp at the HDC, defeating Ajax 1-0 and tying the Blues in a 4-4 shootout. The U-18s, made up mostly of players born in 1991 and 1992, are trying to work themselves into the contention for spots on the U.S. team that will attempt to qualify for the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany (which has a Jan. 1, 1990 age cutoff), but the 1992s are also age-eligible for the 2012 U-20 Women’s World Cup.

U.S. U-18 WNT Training Camp Results

June 1 Pali Blues 0-0
June 2 Ajax of L.A. 1-1 USWNT scorer: Ledezma

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