Canada 0-2 USA: USWNT completes CONCACAF domination

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The United States took home the CONCACAF Olympic Qualification title on Sunday, defeating Canada 2-0 in the final match in Houston.

The U.S. finishes the tournament with five wins from five matches, outscoring their opposition 23-0.

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Both teams had already qualified for the 2016 Olympics, with bragging rights on the line in the lopsided rivalry. The USWNT is now unbeaten in 31 straight matches vs. Canada dating back to 2001, earning 26 wins and five draws against their northern neighbors.

Canada had the better of play from the opening kick-off, pushing forward and looking a danger to score the first goal. However, the USWNT soon gained their footing and started to control possession.

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The United States’ best chance of the first half came 22 minutes in when Meghan Klingenberg whipped in a cross from the left wing. Klingenberg’s cross sailed over the goalkeeper and to Carli Lloyd at the back post, but Lloyd couldn’t get her header on target as it flew just wide.

After the break, the U.S. continued to dictate the play and finally broke through in the 53rd minute. On her 100th cap, Becky Sauerbrunn lobbed a failed clearance back into the box, with Lindsey Horan getting just enough on her header to flick over the keeper and into the net.

Less than ten minutes later it was 2-0 as Tobin Heath connected with a a sweet left-footed shot to the near post on a feed from 17-year-old Mallory Pugh.

From then on it was smooth sailing for the United States, as Canada never truly threatened Hope Solo in goal. Heading into the Olympics in Rio this summer, the U.S. will once again be favorites for gold.