USWNT wins Group A with a win against Puerto Rico

Crystal Dunn led Team USA with a total of five goals, which ties her with a record for most goals scored in a match. Photo Courtesy: Love @all
Crystal Dunn of Team USA had an amazing night with five goals, which ties her for a record with most goals scored in a match. Photo Courtesy: Love @all

By Alex Al-Kazzaz

The USWNT have topped GROUP A in the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Qualifying Championship with a 10-0 win against Puerto Rico. They’re now on their way to Houston for the semifinals with a 3-0 record in this tournament.

This was an easy win for the U.S. since Puerto Rico came into this game having allowed 14 goals and having failed to score a single goal in this tournament. Simply put Puerto Rico had no answer for the USA. This was the first time the USA played Puerto Rico in an international bout.

Crystal Dunn led Team USA with a total of five goals, which ties her with a record for most goals scored in a match. Kelley O’Hara and Carli Lloyd had a goal each, as did Christen Press and Samantha Mewis.

The U.S. had a 4-0 lead at half time. In the second half it didn’t take long for the U.S. to add to their lead as they scored three times in the first two minutes to make it 7-0. Soon the U.S. added three more to make it a 10-0 game, with one of the goals being an own goal committed by Puerto Rico.

Team USA has now extended their streak to eight games in the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying without allowing a goal. The last time this occurred dates back to the 2008 tournament. They’re now 16-0-1 in the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament.

Team USA is now headed for Houston to play in the semifinal round to square off against the second place team of Group B, which will take place this Friday.

Team USA is attempting to qualify for the Olympics for the sixth consecutive time, and they’re attempting to win this tournament for the fourth time.