Concacaf announces the individual awards and Best XI of the CWC
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Concacaf announces the individual awards and Best XI of the CWC

Concacaf announces the individual awards and Best XI of the CWC

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FRISCO, Texas -- United States midfielder Julie Ertz was awarded the Golden Ball as the best player of the 2018 Concacaf Women's Championship by the confederation's technical committee on Wednesday night.

The Americans captured the title by defeating Canada, 2-0, in the final at Toyota Stadium.

U.S. striker Alex Morgan, who tallied the insurance goal against Canada, was named winner of the Golden Boot as the top goal-scorer of the tournament with seven goals.

The USA also was named winner of the Fair Player Award.

Jamaica forward Jody Brown was selected as the best young player while Panama's 17-year-old goalkeeper Yenith Bailey was chosen the Golden Glove winner.

The Americans placed eight players on the Best XI -- defenders Kelley O'Hara, Abby Dahlkemper and Crystal Dunn, midfielders Lindsey Horan and Ertz and forwards Tobin Heath, Megan Rapinoe and Morgan.

Also selected were Bailey as the goalkeeper, Canada defender Rebecca Quinn and Canada midfielder Jessie Fleming.

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