U.S. beat Canada 3-0 in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying final

U.S. beat Canada 3-0 in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying final

"Costa Rica made it hard for us all game but we dominated and just couldn't put the ball in the back of the net", said Sinclair, whose career global goal tally stands at 185.

A longtime scoring threat, often as a spark off the bench, Press is making a case for a starting role with her latest outburst.

The two North American rivals have met 60 times in all competitions, with the US holding a 50-3-7 advantage over Canada. It's the longest such streak for the USA since Lloyd scored in seven straight in 2014.

"The first thing was, 'How did she miss the first one?'" joked Sinclair. "I think every time we were able to score it helped us kind of reset ourselves".

The ending of Thursday's game may not have gone exactly according to plan, but Team Canada head coach Lisa Thomaidis was still happy with how her team responded down the stretch. "It's as simple as that".

For so many years it's been soccer star Christine Sinclair who has been leaned heavily upon to provide the scoring heroics in key games for Canada. But the Americans were eliminated by Sweden in the quarterfinals four years ago in Brazil for the team's earliest exit in the tournament.

Each team had good looks in the first half.

When on form, they're too much for nearly any adversary to keep pace with - and Andonovski can always turn to his stacked bench to sustain the carnage, as he did with the introduction of Lindsey Horan on Friday.

Coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller is throwing out the form chart as eighth-ranked Canada takes on No. 37 Costa Rica in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship on Friday, with a berth in the Olympics on the line. In the second half, Mewis added a third on a lasered free kick and Christen Press scored on a chip to produce the final result. Canada and the US had qualified for the Olympics with semifinal wins Friday over Costa Rica and Mexico, respectively.

With the Olympic spots secured, the United States will play Canada on Sunday in an essentially inconsequential title game.

A win would mean the seventh-straight Olympics appearance for the US - and a shot at redemption after finishing fifth at the 2016 Games, their poorest showing.

"It's a strong side and they have got some tricky wingers we need to deal with ..." If you don't get the confirmation within 10 minutes, please check your spam folder. Morgan has said she's going to try to be back in time for Tokyo. However, Mexico is on the rise, boosted by a domestic women's league.

"I was just glad to see that the emotions are there, that the motivation is there to make it happen", he said. But it was nearly more frustration for Canada, as the 18-year-old initially hit the post. American Lindsay Horan is behind her with five goals. "I'm just glad she's doing it for the national team as well". Substitute Rose made her impact on the game with a great feed into the box for Huitema. She has 56 goals in 134 appearances. But everyone knew who was going to grab them.

Canada, the world's eighth-best team, hasn't lost a qualifier to anyone but the US since 2004, the last time it failed to reach the Summer Games.

"My mindset is always is that there's always more. It's so easy to play a team that you're better than, and then drop to their level", he said.

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