Three Royals’ Help USWNT Qualify For 2020 Summer Olympics With Big Win Over Mexico
CARSON, Calif. – The United States Women’s National Team qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan with a 4-0 win over Mexico.
The win guarantees the United States a spot in the Olympics with the top two teams that reach the final of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying a spot in the games.
Utah Royals FC striker Christen Press scored the final goal for the United States in the 73rd minute after entering the game off the bench just five minutes before the goal.
She took the ball into the 18-yard box and attempted a pass but it was deflected before blasting the ball over the defender and into the back of the net.
Press’ teammates on the Royals, Becky Sauerbrunn and Kelley O’Hara helped the United States to victory by helping the defense shutout Mexico. Sauerbrunn started the game at centerback and O’Hara got the start at right back.
The first goal of the game from the United States was in the fifth minute as Rose Lavelle found the back of the net. In the 14th minute, Samantha Mewis scored the second goal for the U.S. Mewis picked up a brace with her second goal in the 67th minute to put the United States up 3-0 before Press put the game away.
The United States will face Canada in the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Final but both teams will compete in the 2020 Summer Olympics.