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USWNT Score vs. Haiti: Alex Morgan’s first-half brace secures 3-0 win in Concacaf W Championship opener

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The United States women’s national team kicked off the 2022 Concacaf W Championship in style with a 3-0 victory over Haiti in the opening match of the tournament in Monterrey, Mexico.

The US prevented a couple of chances from Haiti, including a missed penalty kick that bounced off the post, but a first-half brace from Alex Morgan and a late goal from Midge Purce in the 84th minute were enough to secure all three. points for the Americans on their way to World Cup and Olympic qualification.

Morgan was the star of the show when she scored off a Mallory Pugh cross in the 16th minute to get things rolling. He followed that up by heading home a Kelley O’Hara cross in the 23rd minute.

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The San Diego Wave star also hit the woodwork with a header in the 11th minute to put the Haitians under pressure early on. Morgan has 21 goals in his 21 Qualifier appearances, including at least one goal in five consecutive Qualifiers.

Check out some highlights and takeaways from the game:

Haiti had strong chances

This team has several players on the current roster who were part of the 2018 U-20 Women’s World Cup squad, and the familiarity between the team is an added benefit for them when facing teams in the Concacaf region.

The team had a great opportunity in the seventh minute with a Kethna Louis free kick opportunity narrowly missing the far post.

Dumornay had a clear chance in the 37th minute when he beat several US defenders with only Murphy to beat inside the box, but he was unable to finish.

VAR debuts in the Concacf W Championship

The video assistant referee made its debut at the Concacaf W Championship with several moments in which it was used. At the end of the match, the USWNT saw two goals disallowed, a possible penalty ruled out due to an offside position, and a red card issued to Haiti disallowed.

Shortly before halftime, Roselord Borgella collided with O’Hara and made full contact with the posts at a high angle on a 50/50 ball, and received a red card, only for the play to be reviewed and the red rescinded and yellow. issued instead.

Take a look at the moment here:

The USWNT eventually scored a third goal, when Mewis served into the box, and a missed clearance allowed Purce to connect the goal inside the box late in the game.

Until next time

The United States will face Jamaica on Thursday in the second of three group stage matches. Kickoff is at 7 pm ET on Paramount+, with studio coverage starting at 6:30 pm ET. Megan Rapinoe, who appeared as a substitute in the second half of this game, will be forced to miss the game as she will be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House. The Americans last played Jamaica in June 2021 in a 4-0 friendly win. A victory here could put the USWNT in prime position to advance to the semifinals, which would ensure qualification for the 2023 World Cup.

Lisa Byington and Aly Wagner will act as match commentators with Jenny Chiu as sideline reporter. Host Poppy Miller, along with Hall of Fame USA goalkeeper Briana Scurry, former Canada national team player Kaylyn Kyle and UNLV women’s soccer coach Jenny Ruiz-Williams will serve as studio analysts. during the competition.

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