USWNT v Haiti end result: Alex Morgan’s first-half brace secures a 3-Zero win within the opener of the Concacaf W Championship
The United States women’s national team opened the 2022 Concacaf W Championship in style with a 3-0 win over Haiti in the tournament’s opening match in Monterrey, Mexico.
The USA fended off a couple of Haiti chances, including a missed penalty that bounced off the post, but a brace from Alex Morgan in the first half and a late Midge Purce goal in the 84th minute were enough to secure three points the Americans on their way to qualifying for the World Cup and the Olympics.
Morgan was the star of the show when she scored a goal in the 16th minute from a Mallory Pugh cross to get things going. In the 23rd minute, she headed in a Kelley O’Hara cross.
The San Diego Wave star also hit the woodwork with a header in the 11th minute to put pressure on the Haitians in the early stages. Morgan has scored 21 goals in her 21 qualifiers, including at least one goal in five consecutive qualifiers.
Check out some more highlights and takeaways from the game:
Haiti had strong chances
This team has several players in the current roster who were part of the U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018 team and the familiarity of the roster is an added advantage for them when facing teams in the Concacaf region.
The team had an outstanding chance in the seventh minute when Kethna Louis had a free-kick opportunity that went just wide of the far post.
Dumornay had a clear chance in the 37th minute as she defeated several US defenders with only Murphy in the box but failed to finish.
VAR debuts at the Concacf W Championship
The Video Assistant Referee made his debut at the Concacaf W Championship with several moments in which he was used. At the end of the game, the USWNT saw two goals called back, a possible penalty ruled out for offside, and a red card reversed for Haiti
Just before half-time, Roselord Borgella collided with O’Hara and touched cleats at a high angle on a 50/50 ball – and received a red card – only for the game to be reviewed and the red canceled was issued yellow instead.
Check out the moment here:
The USWNT eventually scored a third goal when Mewis delivered his service into the box, and a missed clearance allowed Purce to find the target in the box late in the game.
The United States meet Jamaica in the second of three group games on Thursday. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. ET on Paramount+, with studio coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. Megan Rapinoe, a second-half substitute in that game, misses the game as she will be presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House. The Americans last met Jamaica in a 4-0 friendly win in June 2021. A win here could put the USWNT in prime position to advance to the semifinals, which would secure qualification for the 2023 World Championship.
Lisa Byington and Aly Wagner will serve as game commentators, with Jenny Chiu as a sideline reporter. Presenter Poppy Miller will serve as studio analysts throughout the competition along with US Hall of Fame goaltender Briana Scurry, former Canada international Kaylyn Kyle and UNLV women’s soccer coach Jenny Ruiz-Williams.
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