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Mallory Pugh, 17, becomes youngest woman chosen for U.S. Olympic soccer qualifying roster

Mallory Pugh, 17, becomes youngest woman chosen for U.S. Olympic soccer qualifying roster

Colorado teenager Mallory Pugh became the youngest woman soccer player chosen for a U.S. Olympic qualifying roster Tuesday when she was selected to the 20-player team for next month's CONCACAF tournament in Texas.

Pugh, 17, made her first appearance — and scored her first goal — for the U.S. national team Saturday in its opening game of the year, a 5-0 win over Ireland in San Diego. That proved to be good timing for Pugh, a UCLA recruit, when Sydney Leroux announced Monday she was pregnant and would sit out the rest of the season.

U.S. Coach Jill Ellis is also missing forward Amy Rodriguez, who is also pregnant. Four other players from last summer's World Cup...

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