Gator Sportshop
Gator Ticket Office

Soccer Headline

Savannah Jordan named to CONCACAF Top 11 after U.S. wins event and advances to August's World Cup in Canada.

Sunday January 19, 2014Florida's Savannah Jordan Named to CONCACAF U-20 Tournament's Best 11 as US Advances to World Cup

Gainesville, Fla.

Savannah Jordan named to CONCACAF Top 11 after U.S. wins event and advances to August's World Cup in Canada.

Photos by Mexsport

 

The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team punched its ticket to the World Cup with a 4-0 win over Mexico in the 2014 Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) U-20 Championship match, held today at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in George Town, Cayman Islands.

 

University of Florida freshman Savannah Jordan (Fayetteville, Ga./ Whitewater H.S.) scored a goal in each of the U.S.’s five matches of the CONCACAF qualifier, including the second goal in today’s championship match versus Mexico. The U.S. outscored its opponents 29-0 in the event’s five matches with Jordan turning in five goals.

 

For her play, Jordan was named to the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship Best XI. Six of the 11 members on the CONCACAF Best 11 team came from the U.S. team. The 2014 CONCACAF qualifier was Jordan’s first international event for the U.S.

 

“I’m super proud of the team. It’s super exciting for me. This was my first tournament with the National Team and my first international games so I’m proud to be a part of it,” Jordan said.

 

Players born on or after January 1, 1994, are eligible for the 2014 U-20 Women’s World Cup. Jordan is one of 10 on the U.S. roster who finished their freshman season of collegiate play in 2013. The 2014 U-20 Women’s World Cup is set for Aug. 5-24 in Canada.

 

2014 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship

Group A Play (U.S. Schedule)

Date

U.S.

Opponent

Jan. 9

U.S. 6

Costa Rica 0

 

(Savannah Jordan – 1 goal)

Jan. 11

U.S. 3

Jamaica 0

 

(Savannah Jordan – 1 goal)

Jan. 13

U.S. 10

Guatemala 0

 

(Savannah Jordan – 1 goal)

Semifinal 

Jan. 17

 U.S. 6

Trinidad 0

 

(Savannah Jordan – 1 goal)

Final

Jan. 19

   U.S. 4

 Mexico 0

 

(Savannah Jordan – 1 goal)

All matches played at  Truman Bodden Sports Complex

After the conclusion of the collegiate season, Jordan became just the second freshman in Florida’s 19-year history to earn National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America honors. Two outlets – Soccer America and TopDrawerSoccer.com - named her their national rookie of the year.

 

Jordan was the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Year, marking the first time a freshman has received the honor. She shared the SEC lead and tied for third nationally in 2013 NCAA Division I play with 22 goals. That total also stands second all-time for Gator freshmen and is Florida’s highest season total since Abby Wambach turned in 31 as a senior in 2001. Jordan opened her collegiate career with two goals versus Florida Gulf Coast and three versus Oregon State –that five-goal weekend earned her Disney/NSCAA Player of the Week honors. She also was the SEC Offensive Player and College Sports Madness National player of the week on Oct. 28 after three goals in the previous weekend (1 at Tennessee, 2 versus Texas A&M). The SEC Freshman of the Year scored multiple goals seven times.

 

 

 

Florida Athletics - A Championship Experience with Integrity - Vision Statement
  • University of Florida
  • NCAA
  • Sun Sports / Fox Sports Florida
  • IMG
  • SEC Network

© 1998 - 2014 University Athletic Assoc., Inc., Sun Sports & IMG College. All Rights Reserved.