USWNT vs. Costa Rica consequence: USA reaches ultimate of CONCACAF W Championship, one win away from Olympics

The USWNT is one recreation away from clinching a spot within the 2024 Summer season Olympics, advancing to the ultimate of the CONCACAF W Championship with a tidy 3-0 win over Costa Rica.

A primary worldwide objective by Emily Sonnett and an knowledgeable end by Mal Pugh simply earlier than halftime set the USA on its means. An Ashley Sanchez strike deep in stoppage time closed out the scoring on a day which noticed the USWNT create a number of scoring alternatives. Alex Morgan missed on two attractiveness within the first half and Sophia Smith had the most effective likelihood of the second half and misfired.

The No. 1-ranked U.S. staff will tackle the winner of the Canada vs. Jamaica semifinal on Monday, July 18 for a ticket to Paris 2024. A matchup between defending Olympic champs Canada and defending World Cup champions USA would show a marquee worldwide showdown.

With temperatures just below 100 levels Fahrenheit, the People actually by no means bought right into a rhythm within the match, however they had been helped by quite a few Costa Rica giveaways induced by the USWNT press.

It was not shaping as much as be the USWNT’s day till the breakthrough by Sonnett on a wild nook kick sequence within the thirty fourth minute. A shot by Andi Sullivan was deflected by Lindsey Horan off the submit, and Sonnett was the primary to react to the rebound within the six-yard field, poking it residence.

With the primary objective out of the way in which, the People had been capable of play looser within the sweltering situations, scoring in stoppage time of every half. An impressed Rose Lavelle backheel fed Pugh within the field for a easy end earlier than halftime. Then with seconds left within the match, Ashley Sanchez pounced with a first-time end on a ball within the field after Morgan did the exhausting half by bringing the ball down.

Though it was a deserved ultimate consequence, it wasn’t a wholly convincing efficiency by the People and supervisor Vlatko Andonovski indicated as a lot after the match.

“I believed we did properly and created sufficient alternatives to attain three or extra objectives,” Andonovski advised CBS after the match. “However on the identical time, there have been issues that I felt I needed to tackle instantly. And that is that we have to get better properly bodily but in addition mentally as a result of I really feel we made too many technical errors which might be the byproduct of our psychological preparation.”

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USWNT vs. Costa Rica ultimate rating

  1H 2H Last
USWNT 2 1 3
Costa Rica 0 0 0

Targets:
USA — Emily Sonnett — thirty fourth min.
USA — Mal Pugh (Rose Lavelle) — forty eighth+ min.
USA — Ashley Sanchez (Alex Morgan) — ninety fifth+ min.

USWNT vs. Costa Rica dwell updates, highlights from W Championship

Last: USWNT 3, Costa Rica 0

ninety fifth min.: Aim USA! Kristie Mewis with an ideal ball into the field and Alex Morgan brings it down, however earlier than she will flip to strike it, Ashley Sanchez strikes the ball. Sanchez was following the play and reacted earlier than Morgan may.

88th min.: Costa Rica sub — Michelle Montero is on for Shirley Cruz, and Viviana Chinchilla changed ahead Carolina Venegas. 4 minutes of stoppage time.

82nd min.: USWNT subs — Moments after USWNT goalkeeper Casey Murphy was pressured to punch out a ball on a Costa Rican assault, the People make two subs. Trinity Rodman comes on for Sophia Smith, and Kristie Mewis replaces Rose Lavelle.

69th min.: Costa Rica sub — Daniela Cruz enters for Emilie Valenciano. Seconds later USWNT’s Rose Lavelle will get a delicate yellow card for taking down Cristin Granados in midfield.

67th min.: What a save by Costa Rican ‘keeper Bermudez! Sophia Smith rescues a play that appeared prefer it had fizzled out and he or she serves up Andi Sullivan within the field. Bermudez parries the shot away.

sixty fourth min.: First shot of the sport for Costa Rica and it finishes large left. Count on Las Ticas to take extra possibilities in assault with lower than half-hour remaining. Nothing to lose.

63rd min.: USWNT subs — Naomi Girms is in for Alana Prepare dinner, Ashley Sanchez is in for Lindsey Horan and Megan Rapinoe spots Mal Pugh at left wing.

61st min.: Rose Lavelle with a shot on objective. She will get the ball on the high of the Costa Rican field, creates area for herself, and fires at objective. Nevertheless it’s proper on the ‘keeper.

58th min.: The USWNT ought to’ve had one other. Lindsey Horan makes a run out of midfield and nobody picks her up. Her cross into the field finds a large open Sophia Smith who places it large. She’s upset along with her end.

forty sixth min.: Second half underway. Costa Rica makes two modifications. Cristin Granados and Melissa Herrera are in for Katherine Alvarado and Priscila Chinchilla.

Halftime: USWNT 2, Costa Rica 0

Halftime: With a handful of missed scoring possibilities early on, it was not shaping as much as be the USWNT’s night time. Alex Morgan had two possibilities that went begging, and it appeared like Costa Rica’s 5-4-1 may preserve the People at bay.

However depart it to emergency left again Emily Sonnett to get the breakthrough along with her first profession worldwide objective. Then the USWNT turned up the standard with a spectacular Rose Lavelle backheel move expertly completed by Mal Pugh. However the Costa Ricans are additionally beating themselves with careless giveaways in their very own half.

forty eighth+ min.: Aim USA simply earlier than halftime! It is Mal Pugh! One other Costa Rica giveaway close to their field and a backheel by Rose Lavelle sends Pugh by way of and he or she utilized the cool left-footed end to beat the ‘keeper. The USWNT had an 8-0 benefit on pictures in that first half.

forty seventh+ min.: Moments after USWNT goalkeeper Casey Murphy almost dedicated a serious gaffe in her personal field (she misplayed a ball however a teammate got here to her rescue to clear), Sophia Smith has a giant likelihood 1-on-1 in opposition to the ‘keeper. However she sends it proper to the ‘keeper.

thirty sixth min.: The USWNT scores a second, however it’s waved off for offside. Lindsey Horan heads it right down to Morgan, who scores, however Horan was offside on the ball into the field.

thirty fourth min.: Aim USA! Emily Sonnett’s first worldwide objective! And there is the breakthrough for the People. It is a wild play on a nook kick: Andi Sullivan’s shot within the field is deflected by Lindsey Horan off the woodwork, and Sonnett is there to poke it residence.

twenty ninth min.: Now it is a hydration break. There isn’t any rhythm to the USWNT’s play with the sport being performed at Costa Rica’s most well-liked tempo. The U.S. girls are ready for a breakthrough play, a second of magic or a Costa Rican error. The passes within the ultimate third have been off to date.

twenty second min.: Play is stopped as USWNT’s Mal Pugh wants remedy. Because the minutes move by, Costa Rica is simply going to really feel emboldened.

nineteenth min.: USWNT miss one other likelihood! Rose Lavelle has three sliding USWNT gamers within the six-yard field, however her cross misses all three and goes large. That was an enormous alternative.

seventeenth min.: Likelihood for the USWNT! Set piece into the field by Mal Pugh and it is a superb supply, discovering Morgan within the field. However she tries to direct it on objective along with her left as an alternative of her proper and it goes large. Morgan is aware of she ought to’ve completed higher on that one.

fifteenth min.: USWNT concedes a nook kick unnecessarily. Miscommunication between Alan Prepare dinner and goalkeeper Casey Murphy and Prepare dinner heads the ball previous Murphy. However Costa Rica wastes the set piece alternative.

twelfth min.: The USWNT are urgent excessive, however Costa Rica is managing the stress properly. In a single occasion, the Costa Rican ‘keeper sends the ball off Sophia Smith, who was closing in deep contained in the Costa Rica field.

4th min.: Sofia Huerta already making her presence felt within the assault down the precise flank. Her cross finds Alex Morgan who sends the ball off the surface of the precise submit.

1st min.: We’re underway and Alex Morgan kicks off the sport. The USWNT is in white. Costa Rica in purple.

10 minutes from kickoff: There will not be a lot of a crowd to look at the USWNT and Costa Rica tonight on the Volcan.

60 minutes from kickoff: This event has produced a transparent chief within the battle for beginning USWNT goalkeeper.

USWNT vs. Costa Rica lineups

Casey Murphy seems to have gained the beginning goalkeeper job after getting the nod as soon as once more Thursday. Regardless of enjoying properly, rookie Naomi Girma loses her spot in central protection to Alana Prepare dinner. Supervisor Vlatko Andonovski additionally opts for Sofia Huerta over veteran Kelley O’Hara at proper again, whereas Emily Sonnett continues to fill in at left again for Emily Fox, who’s in COVID protocol.

Sophia Smith and Lindsey Horan are the one two gamers who’ve began each match within the CONCACAF W Championship for the USWNT.

USWNT beginning lineup (4-3-3, left to proper): 18-Casey Murphy (GK) — 14-Emily Sonnett, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 3-Alana Prepare dinner, 8-Sofia Huerta — 10-Lindsey Horan, 17-Andi Sullivan, 16-Rose Lavelle — 9-Mal Pugh, 13-Alex Morgan, 11-Sophia Smith

USWNT subs (11): 1-Alyssa Naeher (GK), 21-Aubrey Kingsbury (GK), 12-Naomi Girma, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 2-Ashley Sanchez, 22-Kristie Mewis, 24-Sam Coffey, 20-Taylor Kornieck, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 6-Trinity Rodman, 23-Midge Purce

Regardless of dropping to Canada within the final group stage match, Costa Rica was tactically organized and arguably deserved extra from the match. And because it seems, head coach Amelia Valverde used the match to relaxation many of the staff’s starters, with seven recent starters launched in opposition to the People.

Rocky Rodriguez of the Portland Thorns, one of the recognizable names on the roster, and 19-year-old Maria Paula Salas, who performs membership soccer in Italy, will begin on the bench. One other up-and-comer, 20-year-old Priscila Chinchilla, will function as soon as once more in assault. 

Costa Rica beginning lineup (5-4-1, left to proper): 1-Noelia Bermudez (GK) — 12-Lixy Rodriguez, 5-Valeria Del Campo, 4-Mariana Benavides, 6-Carol Sanchez, 2-Gabriela Guillen — 14-Priscila Chinchilla, 10-Shirley Cruz, 16-Katherine Alvarado, 13-Emilie Valenciano — 9-Carolina Venegas

Costa Rica subs (12): 23-Daniela Solera (GK), 18-Priscilla Tapia, 8-Daniela Cruz, 20-Fabiola Villalobos, 3-Maria Paula Coto, 22-Cristel Sandi, 21-Viviana Chinchilla, 15-Cristin Granados, 11-Raquel Rodriguez, 17-Michelle Montero, 19-Maria Paula Salas, 7-Melissa Herrera

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USWNT vs. Costa Rica TV channel, dwell stream

  • Date: Thursday, July 14
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: CBS Sports activities Community
  • Streaming: fuboTV, Paramount+

Thursday’s match between the U.S. Ladies’s Nationwide Crew and Costa Rica from the Estadio Universitario in Monterrey, Mexico, will likely be broadcast in the USA on CBS Sports activities Community, which may also be streamed on fuboTV.

The match may be streamed on CBS’s subscription-based streaming platform, Paramount+, as properly.

USWNT vs. Costa Rica betting odds & traces

Costa Rica could also be +3400 lengthy pictures in opposition to the No. 1 staff on this planet, however do not rely out Las Ticas, particularly after their displaying in opposition to Canada. They might make a recreation of it within the first half.

The Costa Ricans’ capacity to remain organized and compact in a single-elimination match may take a look at the beneath on whole objectives for the match, which is pegged at 3.5. The match odds beneath apply to the 90 minutes of regulation solely.

  Sports activities Interplay
USA win -2500
Draw +1100
Costa Rica win +3400
Each groups
to attain Y/N
N/A
Over/beneath
3.5 objectives
-175/+131
USA -3.5 +103
Costa Rica +3.5 -137