Friday, December 2, 2022

USWNT vs. Haiti score: Alex Morgan’s first-half brace secures 3-0 win in Concacaf W Championship opener

The United States women’s national team kicked off the 2022 Concacaf W Championship in style with a 3-0 victory over Haiti in the opening game of the tournament in Monterrey, Mexico.

The US staved off a couple of chances from Haiti, including a penalty-kick miss that ricocheted off the post, but a first-half brace from Alex Morgan and a late goal by Midge Purce in the 84th minute was enough to secure three points for the Americans on their road to World Cup and Olympic qualification.

Morgan was the star of the show as she scored on a flick off a Mallory Pugh cross in the 16th minute to get things going. She followed that up by heading home a cross from Kelley O’Hara in the 23rd minute.

The San Diego Wave star also hit the woodwork on a header in the 11th minute to apply the pressure on the Haitians in the early going. Morgan has 21 goals in her 21 appearances in qualifiers, including at least one goal in five straight qualifiers.

Up next

The United States will square off against Jamaica on Thursday in the second of three group stage games. Kickoff is at 7 pm ET on Paramount+, with studio coverage beginning at 6:30 pm ET. Megan Rapinoe, who made an appearance as a second-half sub in this game, will be forced to miss the match as she will be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House. The Americans last played Jamaica in June of 2021 in a 4-0 friendly win. A win here could put the USWNT in prime position to advance to the semifinals, which would secure qualification for the 2023 World Cup.

Lisa Byington and Aly Wagner will serve as match commentators with Jenny Chiu as the sideline reporter. Host Poppy Miller, along with US Hall of Fame goalkeeper Briana Scurry, former Canada national team player Kaylyn Kyle and UNLV women’s soccer coach Jenny Ruiz-Williams will serve as studio analysts throughout the competition.

Paramount+ is the only place to stream every minute of every match in the Concacaf W Championship. You can quickly and easily sign up for your very own account right now with a free one-month trial (from June 27-July 19) by using GLORY as your offer code. Just click on the “try it free” button and use the promo code for instant access to the best women’s soccer — NWSL, FA Women’s Super League, UEFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers and AFC Women’s Asian Cup — across all your devices.

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