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The USWNT gets revenge on the CanWNT with a 1-0 win

USWNT gets revenge and wins the Concacaf W Championship against the CanWNT onn July 19, 2022.

Guadalupe, MX – The USWNT gets revenge for their Summer Olympic loss against their arch-rivals, the CanWNT at Estadio BBVA. The U.S. was the better team at the end of the game as it was a goal scored via a penalty that gave them the Concacaf W Championship win.

The USWNT gets revenge in the Concacaf W Championship

Three keys to the game

First half

Kailen Sheridan made a big save for the CanWNT against Mallory Pugh in the first minute. Jayde Riviere then made a terrific defensive play in the fourth minute of play. Alex Morgan’s shot just missed the net in the fourth minute. Gilles blocked the ball in the fifth minute. Nichelle Prince’s shot in the seventh minute went straight to the USWNT goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher. Gilles cleared the ball in the 11-minute. Lindsey Horan’s shot missed a diving Sheridan in the 14-minute. Prince was able to create a corner in the 17-minute with her speed. Jessie Fleming’s shot missed the net in the 21-minute.

Sheridan got her fingertips to the ball with a terrific stop in the 23-minute. Sheridan then made a fantastic save in the 31-minute. Kadeisha Buchanan made a terrific defensive play in the 37-minute. Pugh’s shot in the 39-minute missed the target from a CanWNT turnover. Riviere made a terrific defensive play in the 41-minute to get the ball out of the box.

Then, in the 45-minute, just before the first half ended, Sheridan made another fabulous save as Buchanan was there to make sure the ball did not go into the back of the net.

Second half

Vanessa Gilles made two key defensive stops in the 52-minute. Gilles then made another clearance in the 53-minute. Pugh missed the net in the 64-minute, open net, and the game remained scoreless. US’s Pugh drew the foul in the 69-minute. Andi Sullivan’s shot missed the net in the 71-minute.

Alex Morgan scored the game-winning goal as Rose Lavelle was fouled by Allysha Chapman inside the box in the 78-minute. It was a goal that was coming for a long time, as it came in the form of a penalty for the USWNT.

Vanessa Gilles shot was blocked in the 86-minute. Ashley Lawrence’s shot just missed the target in the 87-minute. Jordyn Huitema missed the target in the 88-minute. Julia Grosso’s shot was easily stopped by the USWNT goalkeeper to end the game.

Game Analysis

Yes, the USWNT was the better team, but they did not take advantage of their scoring opportunities. However, they got the goal that mattered as they are now qualified for the Summer Olympics. As a result, the U.S. qualified for its eighth-straight Summer Olympics. Rose Lavalle was the one who conceded the penalty in the Olympics and was the player that drew the foul, allowing Morgan to take advantage. It also felt that most of the CanWNT shots went straight to USWNT goalkeeper, Naeher.

This is what CanWNT defender, Vanessa Gilles, said about the game according to Canada Soccer:

“We defended well, we stayed compact, in the second half, we bent a little too much and unfortunately it didn’t go our way this time.”

The USWNT will host Nigeria in early September. The first game will be at 1:00 p.m. ET on September 3 while the second game will take place at 6:00 p.m. ET on September 6. The USWNT may look at the games the CanWNT faced against Nigeria at BC Place and Starlight Stadium.

This is while the CanWNT will be playing two games on September 3 and 6 in Australia. The first game will be against the Australians on September 3, they then face New Zealand on September 6.

The Three Takeaways of the Game as USWNT gets revenge

Alex Morgan’s penalty was converted. An ironic twist of fate as the CanWNT defeated the USWNT last year and ended up winning Summer Olympic Gold last year. Now, the USWNT gets revenge and scores a goal as Allysha Chapman apparently fouled Rose Lavalle by clipping her foot inside the box. This meant that Morgan converted her penalty in the 78-minute.

The CanWNT will now face Jamaica for the second Concacaf Olympic spot. After Jamaica defeated Costa Rica 1-0 on Monday, they will face the CanWNT for a chance to make the Summer Olympics. Canada faced the Reggae Girlz in the Concacaf W Championship semi-final stage, where the CanWNT came up victorious.

CanWNT goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan shined. Everyone knows what Vanessa Gilles and Kadeisha Buchanan can do for the CanWNT. However, Sheridan is showing everyone why Canada is in safe hands. She made four big saves for the national team and was a big reason why Canada had a chance until the final whistle blew.

Photo Credit: U.S. Soccer’s WNT on July 19, 2022.



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