The U.S. Women’s National Team had already qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, but the Americans made sure they finished first in CONCACAF on Sunday.
Led by goals from Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan, the USWNT cruised to a 2-0 victory in the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship vs. Canada.
Fifty-three minutes passed before Horan headed a Beky Sauerbrunn cross into the back of the net to break the stalemate at BBVA Compass Stadium. Heath then hit a beautiful strike past goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe to put the game out of reach in the 61st.
The USWNT finishes the competition without conceding a single goal while scoring 23 goals in five games. The Golden Ball award was given to Morgan Brian, while Hope Solo was awarded Golden Glove honors and Cystal Dunn won the Golden Boot.
Both the U.S. and Canada will represent CONCACAF during the Olympics in Rio de Janiero, joining New Zealand, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Germany, France, Colombia and Brazil. Three more berths, one from UEFA and two from the Asian Football Confederation, remain up for grabs before the group stage begins on Aug. 3.
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