Alex Morgan’s Game-Changing Penalty Helps USA Women’s Soccer Team Qualify For Paris 2024 Olympics

The USA women’s soccer team has appeared in every World Cup since the tournament’s inception in 1991. They have won four titles, including the last two in 2015 and 2019.

The United States women’s soccer team celebrates after winning the championship. (Courtesy of the AP)

STRONG POINTS

  • USA women’s team are two-time defending World Cup champions
  • Alex Morgan scored from a 78th-minute penalty
  • The USA women’s team has already qualified for the 2023 World Cup

The United States women’s soccer team qualified for the 2024 Olympics after beating Canada 1-0 in the CONCACAF W Championship final in Guadalupe, Mexico on Monday night.

Alex Morgan scored from a 78th-minute penalty to help the Americans through. His pass to Rose Lavelle led defender Allysha Chapman to cut Lavelle down the right side of the box. Morgan then stepped in and scored her 118th goal in her 196th game.

Team USA, along with Canada, Jamaica and Costa Rica, have already qualified for the 2023 World Cup, which will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, by reaching the semi-finals of the championship. Team USA are two-time defending World Cup champions.

Team USA has participated in every World Cup since the tournament’s inception in 1991. They have won four titles, including the last two in 2015 and 2019.

New Zealand, co-hosts of the 2023 World Cup, will stage the first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier tournament in February next year. The cities of Hamilton and Auckland will stage the matches from February 17-23. The qualifiers will consist of 10 teams vying for the last three spots to qualify for the Women’s World Cup, which will be hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand. in July 2023.

Meanwhile, Canada will face tournament third-place team Jamaica in the September 2023 playoffs to confirm the championship’s second team for the Paris Olympics.

In the previous clash between the United States and Canada in August 2021, Canada defeated the United States 1-0 in the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics before claiming the gold medal.

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