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USWNT vs. Jamaica result: USA women on brink of World Cup qualification after dominant performance

Whereas the U.S. girls beat Haiti 3-0 in Monday’s CONCACAF W Championship opener, there have been loads of questions for the squad to reply.

After a dominant 5-0 win over Jamaica that noticed the USA management play from begin to end, there are far fewer questions remaining.

Sophia Smith picked up a brace contained in the opening 10 minutes, together with a completely spectacular opener, whereas Rose Lavelle, Kristie Mewis, and Trinity Rodman all discovered the again of the online within the second half to complete it off. Sofia Huerta led the build-up down the correct flank spectacularly, and the defensive unit was hardly examined in any respect all through the 90 minutes.

The victory leaves the USA with an ideal 5 out of 5 in opposition to Jamaica all-time, with out having conceded a single purpose in any of these video games. It additionally means the USA is on the point of clinching a 2023 Girls’s World Cup place, needing a Haiti win or draw within the late recreation to make it mathematically official tonight. Both method, a top-two spot in Group A is all however confirmed, and the push for a 2024 Summer season Olympics place can now start.

Sporting Information will likely be following the match reside and offering rating updates, commentary and highlights as they occur.

USWNT vs. Jamaica last rating

  1H 2H Ultimate
USA 2 3 5
Jamaica 0 0 0

Objectives:
fifth min — USA — Sophia Smith
seventh min — USA — Sophia Smith
59th min — USA — Rose Lavelle
83rd min — USA — Kristie Mewis (pen)
86th min — USA — Trinity Rodman

Commentary:

FULL-TIME: USA 5-0 Jamaica

A dominant efficiency from everybody who touched the sphere for the USA, resulting in a complete and convincing victory. It is the proper response after the questions raised from the shaky efficiency in opposition to Haiti, and places the U.S. on the point of a World Cup place, needing only a Haiti win or draw to mathematically affirm a spot within the knockout stage.

For Jamaica, it is a disappointing effort from a group that secured a top quality consequence in opposition to Mexico within the opening recreation, having modified ways to little impact. A bunkered Reggae Girlz stifled Mexico within the opener, however appeared to match the USA in an open recreation tonight, which proved a deadly mistake.

90+1 min: 5 added minutes, and Jamaica has a go on web, however it’s weak and Naeher has it in her grasp with ease. Jamaica stays with no purpose in opposition to the USA in almost 5 all-time matches.

86th min: It is the correct flank once more for the U.S. that Jamaica simply can not deal with. Huerta, who’s had a superb match at right-back, begins it off with the entry feed, and Mallory Pugh produces a wonderful ball from the sting of the world together with her first contact. Trinity Rodman is on the top of it on the doorstep, beating her defender to the supply to search out the fifth purpose of the night time for the USA.

Entrance to again, this can be a complete efficiency from the USWNT that can put to mattress any fears from the opener in opposition to Haiti.

82nd min: PENALTY, USA! Midge Purce was fouled by Jamaica substitute Bailey-Gayle, and whereas it wasn’t a ton of contact, it was sufficient to spill the U.S. attacker and depart the referee with no alternative however to level to the spot. Kristie Mewis will step as much as take, and…

GOAL, USA! Mewis rips the shot into the facet netting, sending Spencer the flawed method emphatically. She hit that completely together with her left foot.

76th min: Oh pricey, a bobbling ball ended up on a tee for Taylor Kornieck from a central place, however blasted it a foot or two over the crossbar. That is a foul miss from the 23-year-old who scored on her first worldwide cap in opposition to Colombia within the late June warmup matches.

71st min: One way or the other, Ashley Sanchez comes up empty with a free header on the far put up on the top of a cross from the left, rifling over the bar. This has been an onslaught from begin to end, and it is stunning that the U.S. has “simply” three targets to indicate for it. That brings a hydration break just a few moments later.

69th min: CHANCE, USA! Mal Pugh is affected by the identical poor luck that Hatch had, denied by an incredible Spencer save. Kornieck made an incredible run on the ball to attract defenders earlier than feeding Pugh with a stable entry move, and Pugh rocked and fired, forcing a low diving cease by the Jamaica goalkeeper.

sixty fifth min: Already, Andonovski is out of substitutes as Rose Lavelle comes out, changed by Taylor Kornieck. It is now Kristie Mewis on corner-kick duties with Lavelle out, however a foul is whistled on Rodman.

59th min: GOAL, USA! It has been coming for some time because the U.S. continues to pummel the Jamaica again line. Mal Pugh feeds by way of Ashley Sanchez down the left, and whereas her cross was out of Hatch’s attain, it fell to Lavelle on the far put up unmarked for the ultimate contact. Spencer almost recovered throughout the face of purpose and even acquired a hand on the shot, however it wasn’t sufficient to maintain Lavelle’s effort out.

After the purpose, Andonovski brings Trinity Rodman off the bench for Ashley Hatch, who’s unfortunate to not come away with a purpose. Kristie Mewis additionally enters for Lindsay Horan, who Andonovski mentioned was nonetheless getting again to full pace. Jamaica withdraws Bunny Shaw, changed by Kaylssa Van Zanten, whereas Drew Spence is available in for Atlanta Primus.

forty ninth min: CHANCE, USA! Purce sends a ball into the field which is poorly cleared, and Hatch comes inches away once more. Her glorious half-volley loops over Spencer and pings the left crossbar. She deserves a purpose for this efficiency however has but to search out the online.

Moments later, a free-kick is received by Hatch painfully, and on the supply Lindsey Horan comes very shut with a strong header, simply sending it inches broad left.

forty sixth min: We’re below method for the second half with a pair of adjustments for the USA. Midge Purce enters for Sophia Smith, whereas Emily Sonnett comes on for Emily Fox. No hat-trick for Smith as we speak, who was injured within the Haiti match and is probably going having her minutes monitored. No phrase on the opposite substitution, as Fox performed properly within the first half.

There is a pair of adjustments for Jamaica as properly, with Paige Bailey-Gayle changing Jody Brown and Vyan Sampson approaching for Havana Solaun.

HALF-TIME: USA 2-0 Jamaica

A two-goal lead for the USA looks like seven. Sophia Smith picked up her brace contained in the opening eight minutes, together with her spectacular opener. Ashley Hatch was a menace the remainder of the half, however could not get a purpose to indicate for it. The U.S. had two targets wiped off by the offside flag, together with one by VAR. It is total a wonderful efficiency at each ends for the USA, with a persistently harmful assault backed up by a smothering defensive unit.

45+4 min: Ashley Sanchez hip-checks Shaw in midfield and earns a yellow card.

forty fifth min: Bunny Shaw lets unfastened a desperation shot from acres away, tracked properly by Naomi Girma. Shaw is clearly annoyed with Jamaica’s lack of service and possession.

forty third min: Blackwood earns the primary yellow card of the match for hacking down Pugh down the correct, and can miss the subsequent match because of this. Pugh takes the free-kick on the lookout for Hatch, and whereas the preliminary effort is cleared, it involves Emily Fox who lets it rip and misses by inches over the bar with a vicious effort from distance.

Moments later the U.S. assaults centrally and will get Pugh broad open, however her end is poor and Spencer makes a simple low save. Pugh ought to have rippled the twine, she had the entire web to shoot at.

fortieth min: Sophia Smith has a go for her hat-trick, however simply misses the top-left nook from a decent angle. The U.S. has dominated possession over the previous few minutes, and Jamaica is offering no stress in any way. It has allowed the USA to work its half-court offense to nice impact.

thirty sixth min: A set-piece alternative from about 20 yards outdoors the field is their first actual probability to make one thing occur. The supply is great, on the lookout for Shaw, however the U.S. defends properly within the air and the prospect is cleared. First actual take a look at for the U.S. again line for the reason that opening two minutes, and so they move it with flying colours.

thirty fourth min: Hatch is denied once more, however it looks like her time is coming. But once more, the U.S. builds from the correct by way of Huerta and a flick will get the ball to Hatch on the doorstep, however Spencer comes off her line properly to smother the shot at its inception.

twenty seventh min: CHANCE, USA! As straightforward as you want. Sophia Huerta crosses from the correct, and Mallory Pugh offers the one-touch end into the again of the online. The service was on level, and Pugh was left on their lonesome on the far put up after getting free.

Nonetheless, on replay, Pugh appeared to have been only a hair offside, and it doesn’t move the VAR passes the test. A disgrace, because it was a scientific purpose. The stoppage brings a hydration break.

twenty fifth min: CHANCE, USA! On a nook delivered to the far put up, Alana Cook dinner will get the primary contact and Hatch clangs it off the crossbar and up into the air. The rebound almost bounces in however is barely cleared on the put up. The U.S. is firing on all cylinders in the intervening time, and Hatch is in the course of nearly each alternative.

twenty third min: CHANCE, USA! An enormous double-save from Spencer retains the USA out! The primary effort got here by way of Mallory Pugh from a decent angle on the left, and whereas it was parried into no-man’s land within the center, a contact from a defender simply beat a charging Hatch with the purpose gaping. Then Rose Lavelle hit a follow-up from a fair tighter angle, and Spencer recovered to shut down that effort as properly. The U.S. is ramping again up within the assault.

twenty first min: Hatch, beginning instead of Alex Morgan, is inflicting hassle for the Jamaica protection centrally. She goes down below a problem proper on the sting of the six-yard field, and the official lets it play on each methods. Hatch recovers with a puzzled look on her face, however it seemed to be a stable problem.

sixteenth min: The sport has settled down some as Jamaica seems to own the ball a bit, however there isn’t any hazard to the U.S. again line. Each groups completely happy to relaxation for a couple of minutes after a torrid opening 10 minutes.

eleventh min: CHANCE, USA! Ashley Hatch has the ball at the back of the online, however the flag is up for offside to nullify the strike. A cross from the correct is not cleared as Wiltshire spills it, and Hatch pounces. Sadly for the USA, it will not depend, however Jamaica has issues to shore up early on. That was as poor because it comes clearing an off-target cross.

eighth min: GOAL! USA! There’s some confusion about whether or not the ball crossed the road, however Sophia Smith has her second! She will get round a bodily problem from Jamaica goalkeeper Rebecca Spencer and flicks it in the direction of the road.

A Jamaica defender cleared it off the road acrobatically, however the purpose was given on the sphere, and whereas replays positively look questionable, in addition they do not present any definitive proof in the direction of the opposite. There is no purpose line expertise, and VAR will not be overturning this.

4th min: GOAL! USA! WHAT. A. GOAL!!! Sophia Smith pulls out some saucy technical strikes, first with the flick to get round Jamaica left-back Den-Den Blackwood after which to complete on the volley with the skin of her boot. It is an absolute stunner, and offers the sport’s opener very early within the match.

2nd min: The primary shot of the sport falls to Jamaica from Jodi Brown who lets unfastened a weak low effort from the correct facet, simply collected and smothered by Naeher.

Jamaica then counters moments later after a U.S. giveaway, however their talismanic striker Khadija “Bunny” Shaw cannot get a shot off.

1st min: Nationwide anthems are accomplished, the captains have met, and we’re below method from Monterrey in an empty Estadio BBVA. The U.S. has by no means conceded a purpose in 4 all-time matches in opposition to Jamaica, and this time a shut-out might go a good distance in the direction of qualification for a pair of main competitions.

15 minutes to kick: Victory tonight for the USWNT in opposition to Jamaica plus a Haiti win or draw would see them clinch a spot within the 2023 Girls’s World Cup, mathematically locked right into a top-two spot within the group. Even only a win can be all however sufficient to do it, even when not mathematically. The U.S. nonetheless have to win your entire match to earn a direct place within the 2024 Summer season Olympics, whereas a second-place or third-place end would seize a spot within the CONCACAF Olympic playoff.

45 minutes to kick: With Sauerbrunn and Morgan dropped to the bench, the USA beginning lineup is the least skilled it has been for a qualifier in 31 years.

64 minutes to kick: Lineups for each side are in. For the USA, Naeher certainly returns to the online, whereas Naomi Girma comes into the again line to earn her first aggressive worldwide cap. Surprisingly, Alex Morgan drops to the bench after her brace in opposition to Haiti, with Ashley Hatch in her place. Lindsey Horan is the captain with Becky Sauerbrunn on the bench.

For Jamaica, there are only some adjustments from the win over Mexico, with Chinyelu Asher enters the midfield instead of Drew Spence, whereas Trudi Carter takes a large place instead of Paige Bailey-Gayle.

90 minutes to kick: The U.S. girls celebrated a pair of birthdays between matches, with Megan Rapinoe turning 37 whereas Emily Fox turned 24. Rapinoe will miss the match in opposition to Jamaica as she travels again to the USA to attend a ceremony on the White Home the place she is going to obtain the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

USWNT vs. Jamaica lineups

Casey Murphy began in opposition to Haiti in purpose, however Alyssa Naeher is taken into account the No. 1 goalkeeper and returns for a match in opposition to a extra stout opponent, as Andonovski hinted in his pre-match press convention.

Up entrance, Alex Morgan drops to the bench regardless of her brace in opposition to Haiti as Andonovski doubtless needs to supervisor the 33-year-old’s minutes. In her place, Ashley Hatch comes into the assault, alongside Sofia Smith who manages to show match after coming off within the eleventh minute of the Haiti match. Megan Rapinoe would have doubtless obtained consideration for that spot, however she misses tonight’s match as she travels to the White Home to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The participant most liable to seeing a change was Ashley Sanchez who was poor on the No. 6 place in opposition to Haiti, however she retains her place in midfield. That leaves Kristie Mewis ready within the wings, whereas Lindsay Horan and push Rose Lavelle additionally stay within the lineup.

USA beginning lineup (4-3-3): Naeher (GK) — Huerta, Cook dinner, Girma, Fox — Lavelle, Sanchez, Horan — Pugh, Hatch, Smith.

USA subs (11): Murphy, Kingsbury, O’Hara, Sauerbrunn, Sonnett, Sullivan, Mewis, Kornieck, Rodman, Morgan, Purce.

MORE: USWNT participant rankings from the win over Haiti on Monday

Solely 12 gamers on the present Jamaica roster had been a part of the nation’s first World Cup look in 2019. Most notably amongst that group are midfielder Havana Solaun, who performs for the NC Braveness, and captain Khadija Shaw who performs for Man Metropolis and scored the profitable purpose in opposition to Mexico on Monday.

The middle-back partnership of Chantelle Swaby and Allyson Swaby who’re sisters two years aside at 23 years previous and 25 years previous respectively. They hail from Connecticut and performed collegiately for Rutgers and Boston School respectively, now holding 41 caps between the 2.

Within the attacking assist of Shaw, younger Paige Bailey-Gayle earned her third cap in opposition to Mexico, however the extra skilled Trudi Carter begins tonight on the wing. Chinyelu Asher enters the midfield instead of Drew Spence.

Jamaica beginning lineup (4-2-3-1): Spencer (GK) — Blackwood, A. Swaby, C. Swaby, Wiltshire — Solaun, Asher — Carter, Primus, Brown — Shaw.

Jamaica subs (12): Schneider, Jamieson, Murray, Pelaia, Bailey, Spence, Vanzanten, Bailey-Gayle, Sampson, McCoy, Gray, Adamolekun.

Easy methods to watch USWNT vs. Jamaica

  • Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • Streaming: Paramount+, ViX

The USWNT’s second match in Group A of the CONCACAF W Championship from the Estadio BBVA in Monterrey will likely be streamed solely by CBS’s service Paramount+. Streaming service ViX may even carry the match for Spanish-language audiences.

USWNT vs. Jamaica betting odds & strains

America stays a heavy favourite in opposition to Jamaica regardless of the spotty struggles in opposition to Haiti.

In truth, the unfold places the U.S. as bigger favorites than the 3-0 margin that they topped a much less gifted Haiti squad by. Thus, the oddsmakers count on a rebound for Vlatko Andonovski and his facet, and U.S. followers ought to hope for one too, though beating that gargantuan unfold will nonetheless be a troublesome ask.

  DraftKings
USA Win -475
Draw +310
Jamaica Win +1800
Each groups
to attain Y / N
+295 / -450
Over / Beneath
3.75 targets
-125 / +100
USA -3.5 +100
Jamaica +3.5 -125

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