FRISCO, Texas -- The United States clinched its eighth consecutive berth at the FIFA Women's World Cup with a ..... 6-0 semifinal victory over Jamaica at the 2018 Concacaf Women's Championship at Toyota Stadium on Sunday night.
Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan led the USA with two goals apiece, while Megan Rapinoe and Julie Ertz and Alex Morgan added one each.
The Americans will meet Canada, 7-0 victors over Panama in the opening match of the doubleheader, for confederation supremacy on Wednesday night. The Reggae Girlz and Las Canaleras will tussle for a spot at the 2019 world championship in France in the third-place match Wednesday night.
For the fourth consecutive CWC match, the U.S. scored inside of 10 minutes to take the lead as Heath powered home a rebound of a Rapinoe shot past goalkeeper Sydney Schneider in the second minute. The hosts struck for two spectacular goals. In the 15th minute, right back Abby Dahlkemper, only steps from the midfield line, pin-pointed a 50-yard diagonal pass to Megan Rapinoe, who scored from seven yards.
The USA added another precision goal in the 21st minute as Ertz passed to left back Crystal Dunn, who brought the ball into the corner. She sent the ball to Ertz, who headed it in from point-blank range.
Heath added her second in the 29th minute before Morgan tallied four minutes later for a 5-0 halftime lead. Morgan scored her 96th international goal via a penalty kick in the 84th minute.