The United States women’s national soccer team (USWNT) defeated Canada on Monday night in the CONCACAF final to clinch the 2024 Olympics berth as Alex Morgan scored a 78th-minute penalty. The USWNT have completed the Tokyo 2022 semifinal revenge over their northern rivals.
Alex Morgan was named the 2022 CONCACAF women’s championship Most Valued Person (MVP) as she converted a late penalty to help her team win against Canada 1-0.
“It just always feels good to be called the champion, and this game just, like, means a lot to us. It’s always going to mean a lot. Obviously against Canada, they gave us a run for our money, but we prevailed and feel good about the performance,” the finals MVP, Alex Morgan said after the game.
US head coach Vlatko Andonovski praised the MVP Alex Morgan by saying, “She’s a winner. She knows how to win big games. She knows how to perform in big games; she’s done it before. She’s won World Cups, she’s won an Olympics, she’s won big tournaments. That doesn’t come overnight.”
The win also resulted in the US women’s team’s direct qualification for the 2024 Olympics in Mexico. Earlier on Monday, Jamaica defeated Costa Rica 1-0 to claim third place in the tournament.