The United States women’s national team is one win away from clinching a spot in next summer’s World Cup, and it will have two chances to do it.
The Yanks pounded Trinidad and Tobago 7-0 on Wednesday to win Group A of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying in dominant fashion.
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Alex Morgan and Rose Lavelle each scored twice in the win, which sends the USWNT to Sunday’s semifinals.
Earlier, Panama stunned Mexico with goals in each half of a 2-0 win that eliminated Mexico from qualification for the World Cup.
Mexico had qualified for the last two World Cups and was one of three automatic qualifiers to the CONCACAF tournament.
Now Panama will meet the winner of Group B, while the USWNT will face the second place team in Group B.
The semifinal winners qualify for the World Cup, while the losers play a winner-take-all third place game for the third CONCACAF spot in France.