Rebimbas brace paves way for World Cup berth for U.S.
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Melina Rebimbas of the United States scored twice against Canada in the semifinals of the Concacaf U-17 Women's Championship on May 6, 2022, at the Estadio Olimpico Félix Sánchez

Rebimbas brace paves way for World Cup berth for U.S.

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC The United States are headed to the 2022 FIFA Women’s Under-17 World Cup in India after defeating Canada, 3-0, in the semifinals of the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship on Friday night at the Estadio Olimpico Felix Sanchez in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Melina Rebimbas bagged a brace to help pace the U.S. to their fifth U17 Women’s Cup appearance and also a place in Sunday’s CWU17 Final, where they will take on Mexico.

Meanwhile, Canada will get a second crack at qualifying for the World Cup when they face Puerto Rico in Sunday’s Third-Place Match.

Rebimbas struck for her first goal in the 18’ by taking a pass from Nicolette Kiorpes and firing a left-footed shot into net to make it 1-0.

Canada hung tough and looked to respond, but just shy of the hour mark, Rebimbas would get her second goal of the night, finishing again with her left foot off a pass from Lauren Martinho for a 2-0 lead.

The U.S. were then able to add an insurance goal in the 78’ courtesy of Onyeka Gamero’s powerful left-footed shot to seal the 3-0 score line.


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