The US women’s team approaches the 2023 World Cup berth with a 5-0 victory over Jamaica in the CONCACAF W

Munri, Mexico (July 7, 2022) The US women’s national team beat Jamaica 5-0 in their second match of the 2022 Concacaf W Championship at BBVA Stadium, one of the three Mexican stadiums for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Striker Sophia Smith’s double and goals from midfielders Rose Lavelle and Christy Mewes as well as striker Trinity Rodman led the United States to their second win in the tournament and one step closer to securing their place in the World Cup.

With this win, the United States currently sits top of Group A with six points and could clinch second place in the group – and the 2023 Women’s World Cup berth that goes with that – if Haiti wins or draws against Mexico in Group B. Tonight’s game kicks off at 9PM LT/10PM ET (Paramount + and Fix).

The first few minutes of the match, played again in the sweltering heat, were a double-legged match, but the United States scored a valuable early goal in the fifth minute only when defender Naomi Germa, who was only playing in her third game, scored. Smith was found on the run with a long ball down the right wing. Smith hoisted the rebound over a defender inside the penalty area and then finished off the ball with a skillful strike on the outside of her right foot, spinning the ball into the left side of the net in a move that can only be described as world-class.

It only took three minutes for Smith to double his lead, and this time he finished the match after a long pass from defender Sofia Huerta freed from behind the defense. Smith beat the Jamaican goalkeeper with the rebound and hoisted him above the rushing goalkeeper and just across the goal line before the Jamaican defender pulled it off.

USA continued to dominate the match, retaining most of the Jamaica half while scoring 10 shots and six on goal and limiting the opponent to two shots and one in the frame in the first half. The Americans were a constant threat and VAR opinions conceded strikers Ashley Hatch and Mallory Pugh for offside, while Hatch also had the chance due to woodwork at 25The tenth the moment.

The US team came out determined in the second half, immediately threatening as Hatch fired a shot from the top of the penalty area after just five minutes off the left post. Ten minutes later, Lavelle put her name on the scoring sheet after she finished off a cross from midfielder Ashley Sanchez from five yards. Then the United States got a penalty in the 82nd minutesecond abbreviation One minute later striker Midge Purce burst into the penalty area in a good dribble and was brought down. Moyes climbed to the penalty spot and finished confidently with a left-footed shot.

The United States put the final touch on the match three minutes later after Pouille ran at the end of a Huerta through ball on the right wing and projected it into the center of the penalty area. Rodman, who came in 60The tenth Minute to play the striker’s midfield, he was making a difficult run in the middle that ended the first time from inside the six-yard area. With this goal, the 20-year-old became the youngest player to score for the United States in a World Cup or Olympic qualifier since 2008, when 19-year-old Tobin Heath scored against Jamaica in an Olympic qualifier.

USWNT will play its third and final group stage game on Monday, July 11, with host Mexico at Estadio Universitario (9pm local time/10pm ET on Paramount+ and ViX).

Scoring goal:

  • USA – Sophia Smith (Naomi Germa) 5th minute – Possessing the ball in the back, Jerma played a long ball to Smith down the right flank. Smith controlled the ball on rebound and took a clever touch to a defender in the penalty area before finishing off a superb right-footed shot from outside into the left side net. USA 1, Jam 0
  • USA – Sofia Smith (Sofia Huerta) 8th minute – Huerta threw a pass from midfield to meet Smith on his way into the penalty area, again on the right side. Smith reached the ball as the goalkeeper rushed to challenge it and subtly hoisted it over the ‘keeper’s first touch from seven yards to double the lead. USA 2, JAM 0
  • USA – Rose Laville (Ashley Sanchez) 59th minute – After recovering the ball and playing from the back, the United States played the role of the left winger. Sanchez ran hard towards the finish line and sent a low cross to the back post as Lavelle finished off a tight corner on her first touch from five yards. US 3, Jam 0
  • America – Christy Moyes (penalty kick) 83rd minute – After a foul on Margaret Pierce inside the penalty area, Moyes climbed into the penalty area and finished with a powerful left-footed shot. US 4, Jam 0
  • America – Trinity Rodman (Mallory Beau) 86th minute – Pugh ran on a Huerta through ball on the right and crossed it toward the center of the penalty area as Rodman finished her first touch from five yards. US 5, Jam 0

Additional notes:

  • Tonight’s striker double Sofia Smith scored her sixth and seventh goals of the year as well as her third multi-goal career. Smith previously scored A hat-trick against Uzbekistan on April 9 and a double against Colombia on June 25. She now has eight goals in her career and leads the USA with seven goals in 2022.
  • Smith’s opening goal in the fifth minute scored the fastest goal by any player in the Concacaf W Championship.
  • Assisting defender Naomi Germa in Smith’s first goal scored the first tally of her third career. Goal also featured a goal assist link between the youngest players in the starting XI, with Girma aged 22 and Smith aged 21.
  • Girma also became the 12th different player to score an assist for USWNT in 2022.
  • With Jerma and Ashley Hatch starting against Jamaica, and with Taylor Kornick and Trinity Rodman coming in as substitutes, 12 different players entered the USA qualifiers for this tournament. Thirteen of the 23 players on this list entered the tournament after never having played in a World Cup or Olympic qualifier for the senior national team.
  • Defender Sofia Huerta’s decisive pass in Smith’s second goal of the night marks her third assist in her career and second this year. The play was also the first time Sophia and Sophia were linked on tape.
  • Midfielder Rose Laville scored her third goal of the year and her 21Street Her career credit, as well as her sixth career goal in a World Cup or Olympic qualifier.
  • Assisting Sanchez in Lavelle’s goal marked her third assist, all of which came in 2022.
  • Midfielder Kristi Moyes scored her sixth career goal and second for 2022.
  • After entering the match at the age of sixtyThe tenth Minute forward, forward Trinity Rodman watched her first action of the tournament and scored her second career goal.
  • Rodman is the sixth different player to score for the USA this tournament – Morgan (2), Smith (2), Moyes (1), Laville (1), Bourse (1) and Rodman (1) – while five players have scored. Assist – Pugh (2), O’Hara (1), Sanchez (1), Huerta (1) and Girma (1).
  • In total, 11 different players were directly involved in scoring a goal for the United States in the Concacaf W Championship. Either for the purpose or help
  • Entering the bout as a first-half substitute, defender Emily Sonnett watched her first event of the tournament, racking up five bouts, winning five possessions, and winning three interceptions.
  • The United States has now kept two clean sheets in both its last 30 Olympics and World Cup matches. The last time the United States allowed a goal in a qualifying match was in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers semi-finals, falling 2-1 to host nation Mexico.
  • Coach Vlatko Andonovsky is 36-2-6 in 44 games (two at the end of 2019, nine in 2020, 24 in 2021, and nine so far in 2022).
  • The USA has an overall record of 57-1-1 in World Cup and Olympic qualifying matches, and the only loss was in 2010 against Mexico in the semi-finals of the World Cup qualifiers. The United States’ only official World Cup or Olympic qualifying draw came in the 2008 Olympic Qualifier Final against Canada, although the United States won on penalties to win the tournament.


-US Women’s National Team Match Report-

match: USA women’s national team vs Jamaica

Date: 7 July 2022

Competition: CONCACAF W Championship

place: Estadio BBVA; Monterrey, Mexico

Presence: 3,150

Starting: 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. local time)

weather: 100 degrees; partly cloudy

Scoring summary: 1 2 F

USA 2 3 5

Jam 0 0 0

America – Sophia Smith (Naomi Germa) 5th minute

United States – Sofia Smith (Sofia Huerta) 8

59- Rose Lavell (Ashley Sanchez)

USA – Christy Moyes (penalty kick) 83

USA – Trinity Rodman (Mallory Pugh) 86

lining up:

United States of America1- Alyssa Naher. 8- Sophia Huerta, 3- Alana Cook, 12- Naomi Germa, 19- Emily Fox (14- Emily Sonnett, 46); 10-Lindsey Horan (Capt.) (22-Kristie Mewis, 60), 16-Rose Lavelle (20-Taylor Kornieck, 65), 2-Ashley Sanchez; 11- Sophia Smith (23-Midge Bourse, 46), 7-Ashley Hatch (6-Trinity Rodman, 60), 9-Mallory Pugh

Unused substitutes: 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 5-Kelly O’Hara, 13-Alex Morgan, 17-Andy Sullivan, 18-Casey Murphy, 21-Aubrey Kingsbury,

Unavailable: 15 Megan Rapinoe

Coach: Vlatko Andonovsky

jam: 13-Rebecca Spencer; 19- Tierney Wiltshire, 17- Alison Swaby, 4- Chantel Swaby, 14- Denisha Blackwood; 10 – Judy Brown (16- Big Billy Gale, 46), 7-Chenillo Asher, 6-Havana Solon (3-Vianne Sampson, 46), 18- Trudy Carter (8-Kayla McCoy, 75); 20-Atlanta Primus (9-Drew Spence, 63); 11- Khadija Shaw (Captain) (15-Kalyssa Van Zanten, 63)

Unused substitutes: 1-Sydney Schneider, 23-Yazmeen Jamieson, 2-Satara Murray, 5-Jade Bailey, 12-Jayda Hylton-Pelaia, 21-Olufolasade Adamolekun, 22-Mireya Gray

Coach: Lorne Donaldson

Stats summary: USA / JAM

Shots: 20/4

Shots on goal: 11/2

Save balls: 2/6

Corners: 6/0

Errors: 9/11

Offside: 6/0

Misconduct summary:

Jam – Dinesha Blackwood (Caution) min 43

USA – Ashley Sanchez (Alert) 45 + 4

Jam – Alison Sawabi (CAUTION) 90 + 4

Officials:

Referee: Melissa Borgas (Hons)

Assistant Referee 1: Lordi Noriega (Hons)

Assistant Referee 2: Lydia Ayala (Hons)

Fourth official: Myriam Marcotte (Canada)

Video technology: Carol Ann Chenard (Canada)

AVAR: Shirley Perello (Hons)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Sophia Smith

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