US Women's National Team seals Olympics spot
Ricky Gray | July 19, 2022
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After beating Canada, the USWNT grabbed the CONCACAF W title.
The US Women’s National Team has earned a spot in the Olympics after sealing a win over Canada. The USWNT will now have a spot in the 2024 Olympics in Paris
Alex Morgan scored the only goal during the CONCACAF W Championship final in Monterrey, Mexico, on Monday night.
After the match, Morgan said: “It always feels good to be called a champion, so this game just feels good to us. Canada gave us a run for our money, but we prevailed and we feel good about it.”
Canada's Allysha Chapman fouled Rose Lavelle in the penalty area in the 76th minute and Morgan sent Sheridan the wrong way with her spot kick to give the US a 1-0 lead.
This goal marked Morgan’s 118th overall career goal for the USWNT.
Morgan added: “I wasn't with the team the last eight months. So I could just focus on San Diego and that helped me mentally and physically and then coming back to the team my role just increased and that felt good.”
She also commented: “I feel good overall, I'm happy, healthy and confident and feel like I can contribute exactly what is being asked of me. So I'm in very good form right now.”
In the third place match, Jamaica faced Costa Rica and won 1-0 in extra time. With its win over Costa Rica, Jamaica will face Canada for the second CONCACAF place at the Paris Olympics.
All four of the teams mentioned have earned spots at the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand because they reached the semifinals of the W Championship.