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FUEL Soccer Talk: 13-year-old going pro; Sentnor leads US vs. England; Fox added to WNT roster

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13-year-old Olivia Moultrie turning pro

Is it a shift in women’s sports or just the coming of age of an exceptional talent? Why can’t it be both!
Olivia Moultrie, just 13 years old, announced this week that she had signed with an agent, and with Nike.
It was only a few years ago, when she was just 11, that she was headed to the University of North Carolina to play college soccer for the Tar Heels.
Fast forward to this week and Moultrie has decided she doesn’t need to play college soccer. Instead, she has signed a representation deal with the Wasserman Media Group, a sports agency, and a multiyear endorsement deal with Nike.
In other words, she’s turning pro.
Moultrie’s agent, Spencer Wadsworth, said the move was worth more financially than a four-year scholarship at a top university, valued at around $300,000.
Read more on this incredible talent: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/25/sports/olivia-moultrie-us-soccer.html

Main Photo: By Daniel Etter for The New York Times

Would Olivia be better served in the long-term playing collegiate soccer?

Sentnor scores twice as U-18 team ties, beats  England

Allyson Sentnor is finishing what she’s starting. The youngest player on the U.S. roster scores, along with Emily Mathews, for the U-18 USWNT in a 2-2 draw with England on Feb. 25 as USA opens a new cycle.
In the second game, played on Feb. 26, MF Samantha Kroeger scored early and Sentnor netted her second of the two-game series to help lead the U-18 USWNT to a 2-0 win over England at the Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre outside of London.
Sentnor, the Hanson, Mass., native played her club soccer for South Shore Select.
Tracey Kevins is coaching the 20-player squad.
Sentnor saw quite a bit of action with the U.S. U-15 and U-16 GNTs over the past two years and will once again be playing up.

Which players do you think will make the quickest impact on the First Team in the near future?

Emily Fox replaces Danielle Colaprico for SheBelieves Cup

Defender Emily Fox has replaced midfielder Danielle Colaprico on the 23-player U.S. roster for the 2019 SheBelieves Cup. Colaprico suffered a reaggravation of a groin injury sustained while playing for Sydney FC in Australia’s W-League and is not ready for game action.
Fox, 20, who is a rising junior at the University of North Carolina, has three career caps. A veteran of the USA’s last two FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Teams, she earned her first international appearance for the WNT on Nov. 8, 2018 vs. Portugal, playing 63 minutes in the 1-0 win, to become the 230th woman to earn a cap for the U.S. WNT. She also started against Scotland on Nov. 13, 2018, playing 76 minutes, to earn her second cap, and earned her third cap and start against France on Jan. 19, 2019, playing 53 minutes.

What does Fox bring to the team?

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