U.S. WOMEN TOP CANADA IN FINAL
Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan each scored and the U.S. women beat rival Canada 2-0 Wednesday in the championship match of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament in Frisco, Texas.
The U.S. improved to 16-0-2 in 2018. The team is undefeated in 26 matches (23-0-3) dating to last year.
Both teams already secured spots in next year’s World Cup in France with victories in the semifinals. The U.S., the top-ranked team in the world, is the defending World Cup champion. Canada, ranked fifth in the world, has seen its profile raised in recent years with back-to-back bronze medals at the Olympics.
Wednesday’s match marked the first time Canada coach Kenneth HeinerMoller faced the U.S. in his new job. He took over the women’s national team in January.