U.S. Soccer

2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship

Kansas City, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia

How the USA Qualified for Its Seventh Women’s World Cup

The USA’s qualifying road to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup was not without drama or difficulty, but in the end the Americans once again swept through a CONCACAF tournament and booked their tickets to Canada.

The 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship was staged in four U.S. cities – Kansas City, Kan., Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia – with the top three finishers earning automatic berths to the Women’s World Cup.

The USA opened its competition in Kansas City against a tough and determined Trinidad & Tobago side that held the Americans to a lone goal, scored by Abby Wambach in the 54th minute. The USA did have a 29-7 advantage in shots, but T&T goalkeeper Kimika Forbes had an excellent match to keep the score down while her teammates executed their tactics extremely well in forming a bunker in front of her.

A bit of frustration and adversity can add steel to a team, and a focused USA headed to Chicago for its second group match against a Guatemala side that also sat way back in its defensive third. The WNT could produce only one goal in the first half, that coming from Tobin Heath in the 7th minute, but found its legs after the break and smashed in four more goals for a 5-0 win. Heath added another along with single goals from Carli Lloyd, defender Whitney Engen and Megan Rapinoe.

The USA did suffer a setback in the match as forward Alex Morgan badly sprained her ankle in the first half. She was ruled out of the tournament and, unable to replace an injured player after the start of the tournament, the USA continued on with a 19-player roster.

Carrying momentum from the victory against Guatemala, the USA traveled to Washington, D.C. to face Haiti in its final group match, and the Caribbean side dropped even deeper into its own defensive third than the USA’s first two opponents. Despite facing 11 defenders often within 40 yards of the Haiti goal, the USA managed to break the bunker with an early strike from Lloyd, while Wambach scored seven minutes before the break. The USA then put away the Haitians in the second half with another goal from Wambach, a goal-of-the-year worthy strike from defender Meghan Klingenberg (her first in a U.S. uniform) and single scores from Christen Press and Morgan Brian to win 6-0.

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MRS. 300

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Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
WNT vs Costa Rica 6-0 W PPL Park; Chester, Pa. 11,625 Wambach (4), Lloyd, Leroux
WNT vs Mexico 3-0 W PPL Park; Chester, Pa. 8,773 Lloyd (2), Press
WNT vs Haiti 6-0 W RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C. 6,421 Lloyd, Wambach (2), Klingenberg, Press, Brian
WNT vs Guatemala 5-0 W Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill. 6,796 Heath (2), Lloyd, Engen, Rapinoe
WNT vs Trinidad & Tobago 1-0 W Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan. 3,621 Wambach

2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship (World Cup Qualifying)

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
M 5-7 St. Simons Island, Ga. Houston Dash 58/4
D 5-8 Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. Boston Breakers 39/4
GK 5-9 Satellite Beach, Fla. Orlando Pride 8/0
M 5-6 Basking Ridge, N.J. Portland Thorns FC 122/15
M 5-8 Indianapolis, Ind. FC Kansas City 133/24
D 5-7 Mesa, Ariz. Chicago Red Stars 42/8
D 5-2 Gibsonia, Pa. Portland Thorns FC 68/3
D 5-6 Dumfries, Va. Washington Spirit 93/1
F 5-7 Scottsdale, Ariz. FC Kansas City 75/35
M 5-8 Delran, N.J. Houston Dash 228/90
F 5-7 Diamond Bar, Calif. Orlando Pride 116/69
M 5-5 East Brunswick, N.J. FC Kansas City 230/46
D 5-5 Fayetteville, Ga. Sky Blue FC 86/2
F 5-7 Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. Chicago Red Stars 74/34
D 5-6 Point Pleasant, N.J. Sky Blue FC 311/4
M 5-7 Redding, Calif. Seattle Reign FC 115/31
F 5-4 Lake Forest, Calif. FC Kansas City 129/30
D 5-7 St. Louis, Mo. FC Kansas City 113/0
GK 5-9 Richland, Wash. Seattle Reign FC 202/0
F 5-11 Rochester, N.Y. Unattached 255/184

2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship (World Cup Qualifying)

Morgan Brian

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
St. Simons Island, Ga.

Club:
Houston Dash

Whitney Engen

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.

Club:
Boston Breakers

Ashlyn Harris

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Satellite Beach, Fla.

Club:
Orlando Pride

Tobin Heath

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Basking Ridge, N.J.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Lauren Holiday

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Julie Johnston

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Mesa, Ariz.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Meghan Klingenberg

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-2

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Gibsonia, Pa.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Ali Krieger

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Dumfries, Va.

Club:
Washington Spirit

Sydney Leroux

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Carli Lloyd

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Delran, N.J.

Club:
Houston Dash

Alex Morgan

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Diamond Bar, Calif.

Club:
Orlando Pride

Heather O'Reilly

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
East Brunswick, N.J.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Kelley O'Hara

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Fayetteville, Ga.

Club:
Sky Blue FC

Christen Press

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

Christie Rampone

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Point Pleasant, N.J.

Club:
Sky Blue FC

Megan Rapinoe

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Redding, Calif.

Club:
Seattle Reign FC

Amy Rodriguez

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Lake Forest, Calif.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Becky Sauerbrunn

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

Club:
FC Kansas City

Hope Solo

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Richland, Wash.

Club:
Seattle Reign FC

Abby Wambach

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-11

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Rochester, N.Y.

Club:
Unattached

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
USA
3 3 0 0 12 0 12 9
TRI  3 2 1 0 3 1 2 6
HAI 3 1 2 0 1 7 -6 3
GUA 3 0 3 0 1 8 -7 0

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
CRC 3 3 0 0 9 2 7 9
MEX 3 2 1 0 13 2 11 6
JAM 3 1 2 0 8 5 3 3
MTQ 3 0 3 0 1 22 -21 0

Group A

Date Match Result/Time (ET) Venue
Oct. 15 GUA-HAI 0-1 Sporting Park
Oct. 15 USA-TRI 1-0 Sporting Park
Oct. 17 HAI-TRI 0-1
Toyota Park
Oct. 17 USA-GUA 5-0 Toyota Park
Oct. 20
TRI-GUA
2-1
RFK Stadium
Oct. 20 HAI-USA 0-6 RFK Stadium

Group B

Date Match Result/Time (ET) Venue
Oct. 16 JAM-MTQ 6-0
Sporting Park
Oct. 16 CRC-MEX 1-0
Sporting Park
Oct. 18 CRC-JAM 2-1
Toyota Park
Oct. 18 MTQ-MEX 0-10
Toyota Park
Oct. 21
MTQ-CRC
 1-6
RFK Stadium
Oct. 21 MEX-JAM 3-1
RFK Stadium

Semifinals

Date Match Result/Time (ET) Venue
Oct. 24 CRC vs. TRI 1-1 (Costa Rica wins 3-0 on PKs) PPL Park
Oct. 24 USA vs. MEX
3-0 PPL Park

Third Place

Date Match Result/Time (ET) Venue
Oct. 26 Mexico vs. Trinidad and Tobago 4-2 a.e.t. PPL Park

Finals

Date Match Result/Time (ET) Venue
Oct. 26 United States vs. Costa Rica 6-0 PPL Park

U.S. Women's National Team - 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship Stats

Record: 5-0-0 

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Brian, Morgan

M

3

1

107

1

1

3

0/0

Engen, Whitney

D

3

3

270

1

0

2

0/0

Harris, Ashlyn

GK

1

1

90

0

0

0

0/0

Heath, Tobin

M

4

3

276

2

2

6

0/0

Holiday, Lauren

M

5

5

434

0

0

0

1/0

Johnston, Julie

M

0

0

0

0

0

0

0/0

Klingenberg, Meghan

D

5

5

427

1

0

2

0/0

Krieger, Ali

D

4

4

315

0

0

0

0/0

Leroux, Sydney

F

5

2

245

1

4

6

1/0

Lloyd, Carli

M

5

5

450

5

4

14

0/0

Morgan, Alex

F

2

2

131

0

1

1

0/0

O'Hara, Kelley

D

2

1

135

0

0

0

0/0

O'Reilly, Heather

M

4

0

110

0

0

0

0/0

Press, Christen

F

5

4

344

2

1

5

0/0

Rampone, Christie

D

4

4

360

0

0

0

0/0

Rapinoe, Megan

M

5

5

343

1

1

3

1/0

Rodriguez, Amy

F

2

0

27

0

0

0

0/0

Sauerbrunn, Becky

D

3

3

270

0

0

0

0/0

Solo, Hope

GK

4

4

360

0

0

0

0/0

Wambach, Abby

F

4

3

256

7

1

15

0/0

Own Goal

0

Totals

5

5

450

21

15

57

3/0

Opponent Totals

5

5

450

0

0

0

1/0

2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Harris, Ashlyn

1

1

90

6

0

1

0.00

1-0-0

Solo, Hope

4

4

360

15

0

4

0.00

4-0-0

Totals

5

5

450

21

0

5

0.00

5-0-0

Opponent Totals

5

5

450

0

21

0

4.20

0-5-0

Updated through Oct. 26, 2014


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