FRISCO, Texas -- Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan scored goals to lift the United States to a 2-0 victory over Canada and to the title of the 2018 Concacaf Women's Championship at Toyota Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Americans, who won their sixth confederation crown, finished the competition with a 5-0-0 mark while outscoring their opponents, 26-0.
As in their previous four games, the Americans scored their first goal inside of the opening nine minutes to take the lead and put their foes on their backfoot.
Midfielder Lindsey Horan, who secured National Women's Soccer League MVP honors while performing for the Portland Thorns, started the scoring sequence with a left-wing feed to the middle of the box. The ball was deflected to Lavelle, who drilled the ball past goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe into the lower right corner for her third goal of the tournament.
Morgan gave the USA some breathing room in the 89th minute. Megan Rapinoe sent a corner kick into the box that was headed out by a Canadian defender to Horan. She tapped the ball to Crystal Dunn, who fed Morgan in front of the net and the striker slipped home her tournament-leading seventh goal from four yards. It also was Morgan's 97th international goal.
In the opening game of the doubleheader, Jamaica became the first Caribbean team to qualify for the WWC by overcoming Panama in the third-place match in a penalty-kick shootout, 4-2, after playing to a 2-2 draw in regulation and extratime.