U.S. Soccer

2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship

Frisco & Houston, Texas

Breaking Down the WNT’s Top 10 Goals of 2016

In 2016, the U.S. Women’s National Team scored 92 goals so choosing a Top 10 was not an easy task. We selected our "Top 10 Goals of 2016" based on the quality of the goal, the skill of the finish, the importance of the goal and a dash of sentimental value (#ThanksHAO). Tell us, which is your favorite WNT goal of 2016? Did your favorite make the list?

1. Alex Morgan vs. Germany (SheBelieves Cup; March 9): The game-tying goal brought the USA back into the game after an early strike from Germany’s Anja Mittag had given the European Champions the lead in the de facto SheBelieves Cup Final. Meghan Klingenberg evaded a defender near midfield and lofted a ball over the top of the German defense down the left side into the path of the sprinting Morgan. She let the ball bounce twice, as she muscled out a first defender, before deftly lifting it over Saskia Bartusiak with her left foot and ripping a right-footed shot into the net in two fluid steps. The importance of the goal, the level of difficulty and the skill and style with which she finished takes the top spot in 2016.

2. Carli Lloyd vs. Switzerland (International Friendly; Oct. 23): Lloyd has scored 96 goals in her career including quite a few spectacular strikes from distance, but it’s safe to say this should be among her best. While nothing may ever top her midfield shot in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final, this rocket against Switzerland comes close. Some swift interplay between Andi Sullivan, Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara resulted in Lloyd receiving a pass from O’Hara and advancing toward the Switzerland goal. Lloyd crushed a lightning bolt strike from 27 yards out for a finish that spurred FOX’s play-by-play announcer Glenn Davis to describe as “hit with no regard for humanity.” It was the equalizing to make it 1-1 in what would be a 5-1 U.S. victory.

3. Crystal Dunn vs. England (SheBelieves Cup; March 3): Dunn had a terrific year for the USA. She scored 14 goals, including her five-goal performance against Puerto Rico, and also scored her first Olympic goal. But it was her game-winning tally against England at the SheBelieves Cup that stood out. After a competitive first half between two of the top teams in the world, Dunn came in as a substitute in the second half. The goal came after Meghan Klingenberg did some nice work on the ball to the left of the penalty area and then slipped a pass between two England defenders for Dunn, who took two touches into the left corner of the box and then ripped a shot into the top right corner for an incredible finish in the 1-0 U.S. victory.

4. Christen Press vs. Costa Rica (Olympic Qualifying; Feb. 10): Press is a prodigious goal scorer. In 80 games with the WNT, she has scored 41 goals, which includes 12 in 2016. There was one however that stood tall amongst the rest as it required a high level of poise and skill. In the opening game of CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying, Tobin Heath found Press with a cross into the penalty area from the left side. With her back to the goal, and just outside the six-yard box, she settled the ball with the outside of her right foot away from a defender, spun around and finished into the roof of the net on the left side. Classy finish and classic Press.

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WNT Dec 2, 2016

2016 Rewind: WNT Goal Scorers

In 2016, the U.S. Women’s National Team played 25 matches and scored 92 goals. More than 65% were scored by four players: Crystal Dunn, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan and Christen Press. Here is a breakdown of the performance of each player in 2016: Crystal Dunn – A Breakthrough Year Coming of an NWSL MVP season in 2015 with the Washington Sprit, Crystal Dunn had by far her best year as a U Read more
WNT Nov 22, 2016

Three Players, 22 Goals: Crystal Dunn

It’s been a terrific start for the U.S. Women’s National Team in 2016. With preparations for the Olympic Games in Brazil in full swing, the USA continues to find success, compiling a 9-0-0 record and outscoring opponents 32-1 as U.S. head coach Jill Ellis and her staff continue evaluations to eventually choose the 18-player Olympic roster. Three players have played major roles in the s Read more
WNT Mar 30, 2016

Behind the Crest: Ep. 3 - #USWNT Road to Rio

In this third and final episode of Behind the Crest from the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship, we follow the U.S. team through the semifinal win that earned the berth to Rio 2016 and the title game against Canada. Read more
WNT Feb 27, 2016

WNT: Meghan's Klingenbloopers

During the Olympic qualifying tournament, U.S. defender Meghan Klingenberg received an award in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa. and as she couldn’t attend the ceremony, she had to tape her acceptance speech. As this video clearly illustrates, she certainly did not get it in one take, but we swear she eventually nailed it. Read more
WNT Feb 27, 2016

Award Winners Lead WNT to Olympic Qualifying Sweep

The U.S. Women’s National Team heads into the SheBelieves Cup – which will bring four of the world’s top five ranked women’s national teams to the USA – riding the momentum gained from a dominating run at 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship. The USA is fresh off a 2-0 victory against Canada in the Championship Final that capped off a perfect 5- Read more
WNT Feb 26, 2016

Gallery: WNT Claims Fourth Straight CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship Title

The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Canada 2-0 on second half goals from Lindsey Horan and Tobin Heath to win the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship at BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday evening. Defender Becky Sauerbrunn also celebrated her 100th appearance for the WNT. The USA earned its berth to the 2016 Olympics by defeating Trinidad & Tobago in the semifinal Read more
WNT Feb 22, 2016

WNT Defeats Canada 2-0 to Win 2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship

HOUSTON, Texas (Feb. 21, 2016) – The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Canada 2-0 on second half goals from Lindsey Horan and Tobin Heath to win the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship at BBVA Compass Stadium. The win marks the fourth consecutive title in this tournament for the USA which has the longest unbeaten streak in CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying history a Read more
WNT Feb 21, 2016

Becky Sauerbrunn: 100 Caps with the U.S. Women's National Team

The steady center back, who has been a member of the #USWNT since 2008, earned her 100th cap against Canada in the final of the 2016 CONACAF Women's Championship. Read more
WNT Feb 21, 2016

Lineup Notes: WNT Takes on Canada for Olympic Qualifying Title

2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship USA vs. Canada (FINAL) || Feb. 21, 2016 BBVA Compass Stadium - Houston, Texas Live TV Broadcast: NBC Universo (replay at 10 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Network) Live Streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra - http://liveextra.nbcsports.com Tonight’s U.S. WNT Starting XI vs. Canada: 1-Hope Solo; 5-Kelley O'Hara, 8-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrun Read more
WNT Feb 21, 2016

Match Preview: WNT Faces Canada in 2016 Olympic Qualifying Championship Game

After securing its berth to the 2016 Olympics in Brazil with a 5-0 victory against Trinidad & Tobago in the semifinal, the USA will now face Canada for the tournament title on Sunday, Feb. 21 at BBVA Compass Stadium (4 p.m. CT on NBC Universo and NBC Sports Live Extra with a replay at 10 p.m. CT on NBCSN). Canada defeated Costa Rica 3-1 in the other semifinal to earn its spot in the 2016 Olymp Read more
WNT Feb 21, 2016

Gallery: The WNT Black & White Collection

The U.S. Women’s National Team qualified to its sixth straight Olympic Games after a 5-0 semifinal victory against Trinidad & Tobago on Feb. 19 in Houston, Texas. The Road to Rio however, began days earlier and a few hours north in Frisco. Take a look at our black & white photo gallery to see some of the best moments on this #RoadToRio so far. Read more
WNT Feb 20, 2016

Gallery: WNT is Going to Rio!

The U.S. Women’s National Team earned a berth to its sixth consecutive Olympic Games with a 5-0 win against Trinidad & Tobago on Friday night in the semifinal match of the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas. Canada earned CONCACAF’s other spot with a 3-1 victory against Costa Rica in the other semifinal match and Read more
WNT Feb 20, 2016

WNT Punches Ticket to Rio With 5-0 Win Against Trinidad & Tobago

HOUSTON, Texas (Feb. 19, 2016) – The U.S. Women’s National Team earned a berth to its sixth consecutive Olympic Games with a 5-0 win against Trinidad & Tobago in the semifinal of the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship at BBVA Compass Stadium. Canada earned CONCACAF’s other spot with a 3-1 victory against Costa Rica in the other semifinal and will me Read more
WNT Feb 19, 2016

Lineup Notes: WNT Takes on Trinidad & Tobago With Olympic Berth on the Line

2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago (Semifinal) Feb. 19, 2016 BBVA Compass Stadium - Houston, Texas Live TV Broadcast: NBC Sports Network; NBC Universo Live Streaming: NBC Live Extra - http://liveextra.nbcsports.com & NBC Deportes En Vivo Extra Tonight’s U.S. WNT Starting XI vs. Trinidad & Tobago: 1-Hope Solo; 5-Kelley O'Hara, 8-J Read more
WNT Feb 19, 2016

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
WNT vs Canada 2-0 W BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas 10,119 Horan, Heath
WNT vs Trinidad & Tobago 5-0 W BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas 5,561 Heath, Morgan(3), Lloyd
WNT vs Puerto Rico 10-0 W Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas 7,658 Dunn(5), Lloyd, O'Hara, Rivera(og), Press, S. Mewis
WNT vs Mexico 1-0 W Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas 15,032 Lloyd
WNT vs Costa Rica 5-0 W Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas 8,143 Morgan(2), Lloyd, Dunn, Press

2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
M 5-7 St. Simons Island, Ga. Houston Dash 63/6
F 5-1 Rockville Centre, N.Y. Washington Spirit 45/18
GK 5-9 Satellite Beach, Fla. Orlando Pride 11/0
M 5-6 Basking Ridge, N.J. Portland Thorns FC 128/18
D 5-4 Denver, Colo. Western New York Flash 8/0
M 5-9 Golden, Colo. Portland Thorns FC 30/3
D 5-7 Mesa, Ariz. Chicago Red Stars 45/8
D 5-2 Gibsonia, Pa. Portland Thorns FC 70/3
D 5-6 Dumfries, Va. Orlando Pride 96/1
M 5-8 Delran, N.J. Houston Dash 232/96
F 5-6 Winchester, Mass. Boston Breakers 6/1
M 6-0 Hanson, Mass. Western New York Flash 18/4
F 5-7 Diamond Bar, Calif. Orlando Pride 120/73
GK 5-9 Bridgeport, Conn. Chicago Red Stars 10/0
D 5-5 Fayetteville, Ga. Sky Blue FC 91/2
F 5-7 Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. Chicago Red Stars 80/41
F 5-5 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Real Colorado 17/4
D 5-7 St. Louis, Mo. FC Kansas City 119/0
GK 5-9 Richland, Wash. Seattle Reign FC 202/0
D 5-7 Marietta, Ga. Portland Thorns FC 12/0

2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship

Morgan Brian

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
St. Simons Island, Ga.

Club:
Houston Dash

Crystal Dunn

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-1

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Club:
Washington Spirit

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

Jaelene Hinkle

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Denver, Colo.

Club:
Western New York Flash

Lindsey Horan

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Golden, Colo.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

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:
Orlando Pride

Carli Lloyd

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Delran, N.J.

Club:
Houston Dash

Stephanie McCaffrey

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Winchester, Mass.

Club:
Boston Breakers

Samantha Mewis

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-0

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Hanson, Mass.

Club:
Western New York Flash

Alex Morgan

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Diamond Bar, Calif.

Club:
Orlando Pride

Alyssa Naeher

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Bridgeport, Conn.

Club:
Chicago Red Stars

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

Mallory Pugh

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Club:
Real Colorado

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

Emily Sonnett

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

Club:
Portland Thorns FC

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
 United States 3
3
0 0 16 0 16 9
 Costa Rica 3 1 0 11 6 5 6
 Mexico
3 1 2
0
7 3
4 3
Puerto Rico
3
0
3 0
0
25 -25 0

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Canada
3 3
0
0
21
0
+21
9
Trinidad & Tobago
3 2
1
0
7
8
-1
6
Guyana  3 1 2 0 3 11 -8 3
 Guatemala 3 0 3 0 2 14 -12 0

Group A

Date Match Time (ET)/Result Venue
Feb. 10, 2016 Puerto Rico vs. Mexico
0-6 Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
Feb. 10, 2016
United States vs. Costa Rica
5-0 Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
Feb. 13, 2016
Costa Rica vs. Puerto Rico
9-0
Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
Feb. 13, 2016
United States vs. Mexico
1-0
Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
Feb. 15, 2016
Mexico vs. Costa Rica
1-2
Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
Feb. 15, 2016
Puerto Rico vs. United States
0-10
Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

Group B

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Feb. 11, 2016
Guatemala vs. Trinidad & Tobago
1-2
BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
Feb. 11, 2016
Canada vs. Guyana
5-0
BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
Feb. 14, 2016
Guyana vs. Guatemala
2-1
BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
Feb. 14, 2016
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Canada
0-6
BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
Feb. 16, 2016
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Guyana
5-1 BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
Feb. 16, 2016
Canada vs. Guatemala
10-0
BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas

Semifinals 

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Feb. 19, 2016
Canada vs. Costa Rica 3-1 BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
Feb. 19, 2016
United States vs. Trinidad & Tobago 5-0
BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas

Final

Date Match Time (ET)/Result
Venue
Feb. 21, 2016
United States vs. Canada 2-0 W BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas

U.S. Women's National Team - 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship Stats

Record: 5-0-0 

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Brian, Morgan
M 5 4 377 0 3 3 0/0
Dunn, Crystal
F 5 3 236 6 1 13 0/0
Harris, Ashlyn
GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Heath, Tobin
M 4 4 360 2 1 5 1/0
Hinkle, Jaelene
D 3 1 120 0 0 0 0/0
Horan, Lindsey
M 4 4 320 1 1 3 0/0
Johnston, Julie
D 4 4 343 0 0 0 1/0
Klingenberg, Meghan
D 5 4 387 0 1 1 0/0
Krieger, Ali
D 3 3 231 0 0 0 0/0
Lloyd, Carli
M 5 5 380 4 2 10 0/0
McCaffrey, Staphanie
F 1 1 90 0 1 1 0/0
Mewis, Samantha
M 2 1 121 1 0 2 0/0
Morgan, Alex
F 5 4 379 5 1 11 0/0
Naeher, Alyssa
GK 1 1 90 0 0 0 0/0
O'Hara, Kelley
D 3 3 270 1 0 2 0/0
Press, Christen
F 5 1 186 2 1 5 0/0
Pugh, Mallory
F 5 3 252 0 3 3 1/0
Sauerbrunn, Becky
D 4 4 360 0 1 1 0/0
Solo, Hope
GK 4 4 360 0 0 0 0/0
Sonnett, Emily
D 2 1 91 0 0 0 0/0
Own Goal



1


Totals
5 5 450 23 16 62 3/0
Opponent Totals
5 5 450 0 0 0 5/0

2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Harris, Ashlyn
0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
Naeher, Alyssa
1 1
90
10
0
1
0.00
1-0-0
Solo, Hope
4 4 360 13 0 4 0.00 4-0-0
Totals 5 5 450 23 0 5 0.00 5-0-0
Opponent Totals 5 5 450 0 23 0 4.60 0-5-0

Updated through Feb. 22, 2016

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