USWNT continues CONCACAF success with 5–0 win over Jamaica

Kristie Mewis of the USWNT celebrates with teammates after scoring.
Kristie Mewis of the USWNT celebrates with teammates after scoring her team's fourth goal against Jamaica at the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship. (Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images)

For the fifth all-time meeting between the two sides, the USWNT and Jamaica took to the pitch for their second match in the CONCACAF W Championship group stage. The US secured a comfortable win after beating Jamaica 5–0.

The USWNT made five changes to the lineup that faced Haiti earlier in the week. It included starts from Alyssa Naeher, Naomi Girma, Sofia Huerta, Ashley Sanchez and Ashley Hatch.

Match highlights

The USWNT’s dominant offensive performance and solid defensive work allowed them to collect the three points.

The scoring started in the 5th minute. Sophia Smith popped the ball up over her defender. Then, she volleyed the ball with the outside of her right foot into the back of the net.

Three minutes later, Smith got the second goal of the game. She shot the ball over her into the net after going one-on-one with the goalkeeper. VAR confirmed the ball crossed the line after a Jamaican defender attempted a goalline clearance.

Later, in the 50th minute, Rose Lavelle got the game’s third goal. Sanchez played the ball across the face of the goal to a running Lavelle, who slotted the ball past Becky Spencer.

In the 83rd minute, the USWNT received a penalty kick. Margaret Purce got taken down in the box to set up Kristie Mewis for the kick. Mewis sent Spencer the wrong way and converted the penalty to put the US up by four.

For the final goal of the match, young star Trinity Rodman scored. The goal came after Huerta played a through ball to Mal Pugh, who sent the ball across the goal for Rodman to strike it home.

The USWNT won the game comfortably, 5–0. In doing so, the US also punched their ticket to the 2023 World Cup.

What’s next?

The US and Jamaica will play their final group stage games on July 11. The USWNT faces Mexico, while Jamaica faces Haiti. Both games will take place at 10:00 p.m. eastern on Paramount+ in the US.

A win for Jamaica or Haiti will give either side the automatic qualification for the 2023 World Cup.

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