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USA Claims 2018 Concacaf Women's Championship Title with 2-0 Defeat of Regional Rival Canada

FRISCO, Texas. (Oct. 17, 2018) – The U.S. Women’s National Team finished a perfect 5-0-0 run and defeated Canada 2-0 in the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship title game on Wednesday night. It was the sixth regional title for the USA, which outscored opponents 26-0 in the tournament.

Like in its previous four games, the USA found the opening goal inside the first 10 minutes of the match when Rose Lavelle scored from the top of the box in the second minute of play to put the USA ahead. The rest of the half went scoreless but as it tends to be when these teams meet, it was a physical matchup that saw Canada’s Rebecca Quinn and Allysha Chapman earn yellow cards in the 26th and 31st minutes, and Tobin Heath pick up a caution in the 33rd. The teams also combined for 16 fouls in the first half.

The USA outshot Canada 7-3 in the first 45, with Canada only managing to get one of its own on target, which Alyssa Naeher did well to push wide.

In the second half, the USA did not allow Canada to get a shot on goal, and outshot its northern neighbor 5-1, for a final 12-4 shot advantage. The U.S. continued to push throughout the period and in the 89th minute got its second goal when Morgan finished a Lindsey Horan cross with her left foot for her tournament-leading seventh goal.

The USA earned three individual awards, with Morgan winning Golden Boot as the top scorer of the tournament, Julie Ertz – who was on the 2014 Concacaf Women’s Championship roster but did not play – winning the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament, and the team won the Fair Play Award. Additionally,  Kelley O’Hara, Abby Dahlkemper, Crystal Dunn, Ertz, Horan, Tobin Heath, Megan Rapinoe and Morgan earned Concacaf Best XI honors for their play throughout the tournament.

Earlier in the day, in the Third-Place Match, Jamaica defeated Panama 4-2 in a penalty shootout, after the teams tied 2-2 through regulation and extra-time, to earn an automatic berth to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Jamaica becomes the first Caribbean nation in history to advance to a Women’s World Cup. Panama will now go into a two-leg intercontinental playoff and face Argentina for a chance to secure a spot in France.

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Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Rose Lavelle, 2nd minute:
Lindsey Horan made a powerful run into the left side of the penalty area and crossed into the middle. Shelina Zadorsky cleared the ball, but only to the top of the box where Lavelle collected and then fired a left-footed grass-cutter that skipped into the lower right corner from 20 yards out. With the goal, the USA continued its streak of scoring inside the first 10 minutes of all five games in this tournament. USA 1, CAN 0. WATCH GOAL.

USA – Alex Morgan (Lindsey Horan), 89th minute:
Crystal Dunn recovered a poor clearance at the top of the box and passed it to Horan, who was inside the 18-yard box on the left side. Horan looked up and saw Morgan in the middle. She crossed the ball into the six-yard box where an incoming Morgan finished with her left foot through traffic and over Stephanie Labbé for her seventh goal of the tournament. USA 2, CAN 0. WATCH GOAL. FINAL.

Additional Player Notes:

  • Rose Lavelle scored her sixth international goal tonight in her 18th career cap. It was her third goal of the tournament.
  • Alex Morgan scored her 97th international goal. She scored seven goals throughout the tournament to up her 2018 total to 17. She’s scored 24 goals over her last 24 WNT matches. It was her 151st cap. At age 29, she sits in sole possession of seventh place on the USA's all-time goal scoring list and is third all-time in two-goal games (22), behind only Abby Wambach (37) and Mia Hamm (28). With her hat trick against Japan on July 26, the fourth of her career, Morgan is now tied with Michelle Akers for third all-time in multi-goal games (26) behind Abby Wambach (45) and Mia Hamm (38).
  • Lindsey Horan, the 2018 NWSL MVP, has played in every game for the USA this year. She earned her eighth assist of 2018, second most on the team, and led the team in assists during the tournament with five.
  • Alyssa Naeher earned her 20th career shutout tonight in her 37th cap.

Additional Team Notes:

  • The USA is 16-0-2 in 2018, with wins against Denmark, Germany, England, Mexico (thrice), China PR (twice), Japan, Brazil, Chile (twice), Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica and Canada; and ties against Australia and France.
  • The USA is unbeaten in its last 26 matches (23-0-3), and has outscored its opponents 91-17 through that stretch, scoring in all 26 games.
  • The USA is now 32-1-0 all-time in World Cup qualifying, including 18-0-0 at home, and hasn’t conceded a goal in 11 straight WCQ games (1053 minutes) dating back to 2010. The last goal allowed came in the 27th minute against Mexico on Nov. 5, 2010.
  • Under Jill Ellis in World Cup qualifying the USA has a record of 10-0-0 with 47 goals scored and 0 against.
  • The WNT hasn’t conceded a goal in 704 minutes in 2018, with the last one coming against Brazil during the Tournament of Nations on Aug. 2.
  • The U.S. women have won six of seven WCQ tournaments, finishing first in the qualifying competitions for the 1991, 1995, 2003, 2007, 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cups.
  • The USA has scored 184 goals in WWC qualifying while allowing five.
  • Six of the USA’s 26 goals in this tournament came via headers.
  • Ten different players scored in the tournament for the USA (26 total goals): Alex Morgan (7), Tobin Heath (4), Carli Lloyd (3), Megan Rapinoe (3), Rose Lavelle (3), Julie Ertz (2), Crystal Dunn, Lindsey Horan, Christen Press and Samantha Mewis.
  • U.S. WNT head coach Jill Ellis made three subs tonight: Carli Lloyd for Rose Lavelle in the 88th minute, Mallory Pugh for Tobin Heath in the 92nd minute and Casey Short for Crystal Dunn in the 23rd.
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WNT Oct 17, 2018

– U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Canada
Date: October 17, 2018
Competition: 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship – Final
Venue: Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local)
Attendance: 6,986
Weather: 52 degrees, rain

Scoring Summary:           1             2             F
USA                                      1             1             2
CAN                                     0             0             0

USA – Rose Lavelle                                        2nd minute
USA – Alex Morgan (Lindsey Horan)         89              

Lineups:
USA: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 5-Kelley O’Hara, 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 19-Crystal Dunn (14-Casey Short, 90+3); 8-Julie Ertz, 16-Rose Lavelle (10-Carli Lloyd, 88), 9-Lindsey Horan; 17-Tobin Heath (11-Mallory Pugh, 90+2), 13-Alex Morgan (capt.), 15-Megan Rapinoe
Substitutes not used: 18-Ashlyn Harris, 2-Emily Sonnett, 3-Samantha Mewis, 6-Morgan Brian, 12-Hailie Mace, 20-Christen Press
Head Coach: Jill Ellis 

CAN: 1-Stephanie Labbé, 2-Allysha Chapman (8-Diana Matheson, 76), 3-Kadeisha Buchanan, 4-Shelina Zadorsky, 5-Rebecca Quinn, 10-Ashley Lawrence; 13-Sophie Schmidt, 17-Jessie Fleming, 15-Nichelle Prince (19-Adriana Leon, 46), 16-Janine Beckie (9-Jordyn Huitema, 88), 12-Christine Sinclair (capt.)
Substitutes not used: 18-Kailen Sheridan; 20-Lindsay Agnew, 11-Emma Regan, 14-Gabby Carle, 7-Julia Grosso, 6-Deanne Rose,
Head Coach: Kenneth Heiner-Møller

Stats Summary: USA / CAN
Shots: 12 / 4
Shots on Goal: 5 / 1
Saves: 1 / 3
Corner Kicks: 3 / 3
Fouls: 14 / 16
Offside: 7 / 1

Misconduct Summary:
CAN – Rebecca Quinn (caution)                 27th minute
CAN – Allysha Chapman (caution)             31
USA – Tobin Heath (caution)                       33
CAN – Kadeisha Buchanan (caution)         52
CAN – Jessie Fleming (caution)                   69

Officials:
Referee: Lucila Vengas (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Princess Brown (JAM)
Assistant Referee 2: Mijensa Rensch (SUR)
4th Official: Tatiana Guzman (NCA)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Alex Morgan

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USA to Face Mexico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago in Group A at 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship

CHICAGO (Sept. 4, 2018) – The U.S. Women’s National Team will face Mexico, Panama and Trinidad & Tobago in Group A at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship as eight teams begin a quest for the region’s three automatic berths to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship will be played from October 4-17.

The groups and match-ups were set during the Final Draw that was held this morning in Miami. Group B features Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Cuba.

The USA opens its qualifying schedule on Oct. 4 against Mexico (7:30 p.m. ET), faces Panama on Oct. 7 (5 p.m. ET) and then finishes group play against T&T on Oct. 10 (7:30 p.m. ET).

All Group A matches will be played at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park, while all Group B matches will be played at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas. Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas will host the all-important semifinals, the third-place match and the championship game.

The United States, Canada and Mexico received automatic berths into the Concacaf Women's Championship, while Costa Rica and Panama emerged from the Central American qualifying tournament and Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica and Cuba earned their berths at the Caribbean qualifying tournament.

The tournament features eight countries divided into two groups of four with each group’s top two finishers after round-robin play advancing to the semifinals. The winners of the semifinal matches and the third-place match will qualify directly to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The fourth-place finisher will earn a spot in a two-game playoff against Argentina, which was the third-place team from South America, for a final berth to France.

The top two finishers in each group will cross-over to play the second-place finishers in the other group during the semifinals, which will take place on Oct. 14. The third-place match and championship will be held on Oct. 17.

FOX Sports, the home of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, will show the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship across the FOX Sports family of networks. For viewers on the go, matches can be streamed live via FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports app.

TICKETS

CARY, N.C.
Tickets for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship Group A doubleheaders featuring the U.S. Women’s National Team, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and Panama on Oct. 4, 7 and 10 in Cary, N.C., are currently on sale through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will not be sold at the stadium except on the day of each event.

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Tickets for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship Group B doubleheaders featuring Canada, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Cuba on Oct. 5, 8 and 11 in Edinburg, Texas, go on sale Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. CT through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will not be sold at the stadium except on the day of each event.

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Tickets for the semifinals, Third-Place Match and the Championship Game at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship are currently on sale through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-855-492-8053 and at the Toyota Stadium Ticket Office.

Groups of 20 or more can order directly at ussoccer.com.

Coaches Circle and Presidents Circle members supporting the U.S. Soccer Development Fund can receive individual customer support and concierge services for their ticketing needs. Click here or contact circles@ussoccer.org for more information.

2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship - Women’s World Cup Qualifying

GROUP A – Cary, N.C.
USA
Mexico
Trinidad & Tobago
Panama

GROUP B – Edinburg, Texas
Canada
Jamaica
Costa Rica
Cuba

2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship Schedule


Date

Match-Up

Kickoff (ET)

Venue; City

Oct. 4

T&T vs. Panama

5 p.m.

Sahlen’s Stadium; Cary, N.C.

USA vs. Mexico

7:30 p.m.

Sahlen’s Stadium; Cary, N.C.

Oct. 5

Costa Rica vs. Cuba

6 p.m.

H-E-B Park; Edinburg, Texas

Canada vs. Jamaica

8:30 p.m.

H-E-B Park; Edinburg, Texas

Oct. 7

Panama vs. USA

5 p.m.

Sahlen’s Stadium; Cary, N.C.

 

Mexico vs. T&T

7:30 p.m. 

Sahlen’s Stadium; Cary, N.C.

Oct. 8

Jamaica vs. Costa Rica

6 p.m.

H-E-B Park; Edinburg, Texas

 

Cuba vs. Canada

8:30 p.m.

H-E-B Park; Edinburg, Texas

Oct. 10

Panama vs. Mexico

5 p.m.

Sahlen’s Stadium; Cary, N.C.

T&T vs. USA

7:30 p.m.

Sahlen’s Stadium; Cary, N.C.

Oct. 11

Cuba vs. Jamaica

7:30 p.m.

H-E-B Park; Edinburg, Texas

Costa Rica vs. Canada

10 p.m.

H-E-B Park; Edinburg, Texas

Oct. 14

2nd A vs. 1st B

5 p.m.*

Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

1st A vs. 2nd B

8 p.m.*

Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

Oct. 17

Third-Place Match

5 p.m.

Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

Championship

8 p.m.

Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

* Order of semifinal matches may be switched to accommodate broadcasters.

Additional Notes:

  • The United States won the first four Concacaf Women’s World Cup qualifying tournaments in which it competed (1991, 1994, 2002 and 2006) but fell to Mexico in the semifinal of the 2010 competition, which forced the USA to win the Third-Place match and then defeat Italy in a two-game playoff to earn a berth to Germany.
  • The USA won this competition in 2014, defeating Mexico 3-0 in the semifinal to qualify for the 2015 Women’s World Cup and then took down Costa Rica 6-0 in the title game.
  • The first four Concacaf Women’s World Cup qualifying championship games in which the USA participated featured a USA vs. Canada match-up, but as host of the last Women’s World Cup, Canada did not participate in the 2014 qualifying tournament. The teams did not meet in the 2011 tournament, when Canada won its only championship.
  • The USA has played Mexico in all six Concacaf World Cup qualifying tournaments in which it has participated. As host, the USA did not participate in the qualifying tournament for the 1999 Women’s World Cup.
  • Mexico handed the USA its only loss in this tournament, that coming in Cancun, Mexico in 2010, which forced the USA to win the Third-Place match against Costa Rica, and then defeat Italy in a two-game playoff to earn a berth to the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
  • The USA defeated Mexico 3-0 in the semifinal at the 2014 tournament to earn its berth to the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. Carli Lloyd scored twice and Christen Press once.
  • The USA has played Trinidad & Tobago 10 times in its history, four times in Women’s World Cup qualifying, and won all 10.
  • At the Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament in 2014, the USA defeated T&T 1-0 on a goal from Abby Wambach.
  • The USA has faced Panama just once before, that coming at the Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament in 2002. The USA won 9-0 in Seattle, Washington.
  • The USA is 27-1-0 all-time in Concacaf Women’s World Cup qualifying.
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WNT Sep 4, 2018
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