On Monday night in Monterrey, Mexico, the United States women's national team defeated Canada 1-0 to win the Concacaf Women's Championship.
The team's lone goal was scored by Alex Morgan in the 78th minute on a well executed penalty kick in the Concacaf Women's Championship.
After defeating Canada, the USWNT earned a position in the 2024 W Gold Cup as well as an Olympic berth in Paris. The victory gives the USA their 3rd straight Concacaf championship and ninth overall.
Even though he only made two changes from the semifinal versus Costa Rica for the championship game, head coach Vlatko Andonovski continued player rotation throughout this tournament.
Five players who started against Canada in the Olympics semifinal that Canada won last summer were also involved in the game.
The Americans were this time around the more inventive attacking squad, registering 17 shots to Canada's 11. The Americans were fortunate not to score before the penalty kick since they were more alert throughout.
Although Canada had a few chances to tie the score, Alyssa Naeher was up to the task in net and made the necessary saves to preserve the outcome and the trophy.
The USWNT will play two friendlies against Nigeria in September in Kansas City and Washington, D.C., according to a recent announcement from U.S. Soccer.
The majority of the United States squad members will take a break before returning to compete in the National Women's Soccer League before the international friendlies.
Additionally, the league will not be playing this week and will resume play on July 29. The Concacaf W Championship can be streamed in its entirety only on Paramount+.