TE24 Sports Desk:
MONTERE, MEXICO – The United States advanced easily to the final of the CONCACAF W Championship on Thursday, beating Costa Rica 3-0 and winning just one spot from the spot at the 2024 Olympics.
After Emily Sonnet and Mallory Pug scored in the first half, Ashley Sanchez scored the third goal in extra time to win the semifinals in a difficult situation at Estadio University in Monterey. I decided.
The U.S. women will meet the other semifinal winners between Canada and Jamaica in the final.
The final will automatically confirm the qualifiers for the women’s soccer tournament at the Paris Olympics.
The world champions spent time fighting Costa Rica before finally showing an advantage in the first two goals. Alex Morgan showed an aggressive intent of an American woman in the first half and missed a great opportunity to push the opener hard in the third minute.
The United States continued to increase pressure as Morgan missed another opening 17 minutes later. In the 34th minute, a breakthrough opened from a right-hand corner when Lindsay Horan’s shot landed on the wood and stopped the rebound, the sonnet reacted quickly and pushed home from a nearby range.
Two minutes after Horan’s pass, Morgan returned the ball to the net, but the goal was offside. Sophia Smith was supposed to be 2-0 at half-time after Morgan’s tough play, but she ended up in a hurry and hit Costa Rica goalkeeper Noara Bermudes. But when Smith caught the ball high on the field, the United States went ahead 2-0 at the moment.
Rose Label’s clever heel frees Pew, and the winger shoots Bermudez in a low-angle shot.
Olympic qualifiers are in the finals next Monday, but the eight-team CONCACAF W Championship will also double as qualifiers for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, with four semifinalists (Costa Rica, USA). , Canada, Jamaica) All tournaments in Australia next year.