United States Qualifies for 2019 Women’s World Cup

CHICAGO- The United States Women’s Soccer team qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup thanks to a dominant 6-0 victory over Jamaica in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship Semifinals.

It didn’t take long for the U.S. WNT to score. Two minutes into the game Tobin Heath slotted home a rebounded shot to give the Americans the early lead. Megan Rapinoe doubled their lead with a goal in the 15th minute.

Six minutes later, it was Julie Ertz who ran into the 18-yard box and headed the ball into the back of the net for the 3-0 lead. It was the second goal of the tournament for the Chicago Red Stars captain, who has two goals in the tournament and three goals in her last five international games.

Another goal from Heath and two from Alex Morgan secured the win for the hosts.

Alyssa Naeher started in goal for the U.S. WNT and earned another clean sheet. It was her 19th career shutout and her third in this tournament.

Morgan Brian was subbed into the game for Ertz in the 46th minute.

Outside of qualifying for the World Cup, the USA also earned a spot in the final of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, where they will face Canada on Wednesday, October 17th at 7 p.m. C.T.

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