A 5-0 win over Jamaica in the Concaf W Championship on Thursday, combined with Haiti’s 3-0 win over Mexico in the second game of the day, ensured the success of the USWNT.
The top two teams from each group in this tournament will qualify for the World Championship, and the US has guaranteed them one of those spots.
He currently sits at the top of his group, ahead of Haiti, Jamaica and Mexico after two wins in his first two games.
Since the first Women’s World Cup in 1991, the US has won four tournaments, finished second in one and third in three, constantly proving to be the best team in the world.
In addition to well-known stars such as Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, who received the Medal of Freedom and are not available for selection, there are many young players in this latest version of the USWNT.
Against Jamaica, 21-year-old Sophia Smith opened the scoring with two goals in the first eight minutes, while 20-year-old Trinity Rodman finished the route with the team’s fifth goal, becoming the youngest USWNT scorer in World Championship or Olympic qualifying since. 2008.
“Obviously being a young player on this team can be a little intimidating, but I think I’ve gained confidence in myself and just felt like I could be myself on the field,” Smith said, according to ESPN.
“That’s exactly what I do and my team is very supportive.”
The winner of the Concacaf W Championship will automatically qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics, where the USWNT is looking to win gold after bronze at the Tokyo Olympics.
“2023 is bound, baby! We want 2024 too, so we have work to do to host the next games. Next up: USA vs Mexico July 11th,” Morgan tweeted after the game.
The second and third place finishers in the Concacaf W Championship next year will face each other in a playoff for the last Olympic place in the region.