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U.S. women claim CONCACAF title over Canada
Oct 17, 2018; Frisco, TX, USA; United States forward Alex Morgan (middle) celebrates with teammates after defeating Canada in the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship final soccer match at Toyota Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
The United States women’s soccer team won their eighth CONCACAF Championship with a 2-0 over Canada in Frisco, Texas as both sides continued to build toward next year’s World Cup, Reuters reported.
Rose Lavelle scored a goal in the opening minutes and Alex Morgan added another late on to give the Americans the title.
The U.S. won the tournament without conceding a goal. “It’s another title and that’s what were all about,” U.S.
Attacking midfielder Megan Rapinoe told reporters. “All tournament we took it up another notch.
“I feel like we still have more work to do, but we kept a clean sheet (for the tournament). Our defense was really solid.”
Both the U.S. and Canada qualified for the 2019 World Cup in France by reaching the final.
Lavelle opened the scoring in just the second minute when she received a pass from Lindsey Horan and drove home a left-footed shot.
Canada’s Kadeisha Buchanan narrowly pushed a header wide in the 24th minute before Morgan secured the victory in the 89th minute with her seventh goal of the tournament to win the Golden Boot.