Concacaf W: Alex Morgan penalty secures US victory over Canada

Attack Alex Morgan scored a penalty in the 78th minute after Canada’s Allisha Chapman fouled Rose Lavelle in the box.

By lifting their ninth CONCACAF title, the team was also able to get some sort of retribution: a year ago at the 2020 Tokyo Games, Canada beat the US in the semi-finals to win the gold medal, while the US had to settle for bronze.

“It’s always nice to be called a champion, so this game means a lot to us,” Morgan said after the match. “It will always make a big difference. Canada gave us a chance for our money. But we won and are happy with the performance.”

Alex Morgan converted the penalty to win the championship.

Canada defender Vanessa Gilles told reporters: “When we fight the USA, it’s always a fight.”

“In the second half, we went a little too far, and, unfortunately, this time we didn’t succeed,” she added.

USWNT will definitely be looking at another World Championship win after winning their record fourth World Championship in 2019.

Two weeks ago, the US took the first step towards defending its title. secure a spot at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with a 5–0 victory over Jamaica.
Canadian Ashley Lawrence battling for the ball with US forward Sophia Smith during the final of the Concacaf W.

Canada will play Jamaica in the CONCACAF playoffs for a spot in the Olympics.