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USWNT defeats Haiti to open CONCACAFW Championship

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Alex Morgan scored the first two international goals of the year, and the U.S. women's national team defeated Haitian 3-0 in San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico on Monday for World Cup and Olympic qualifying. I took the first step. ..

Morgan scored in the 16th and 23rd minutes, and Midge Perth added a goal in the 84th minute as the Americans improved 8-0-0 against Haiti.

This was the first match in Group A of the new CONCACAFW Championship. The top two teams from each of the two four-team groups will not only advance to the semi-finals, but will also qualify for the 2023 Women's World Cup, co-sponsored by Australia and New Zealand.

W Championship winners will also be offered an automatic berth to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

The United States has the potential to win the World Cup spot on Thursday against Jamaica, which has never defeated Americans. The United States will face the host Mexican on July 11th.

Morgan confirmed that he wasn't upset about the Haitians, but after taking a two-goal lead in the first half, she brought some fear to the Americans.

Morgan won 1-0 from Mallory Pugh's cross. A glimpse of her from her left heel went that way into her right post. Seven minutes later, with the assistance of Kelly Ohera, the lead doubled in Morgan's header from the center of the box. Morgan has 117 goals in 193 games.

In the 37th minute, Haiti's Melchi du Morney dribbled around defender Becky Sourbrunn, forcing goalkeeper Casey Murphy to save a chest.

Four minutes later, Dumornay withdrew a penalty from Emily Fox. Haiti had the chance to score his first ever goal and a US goal, and Roselord Borgera's penalty kick hit the left post.

In the 45th minute, Borgera was issued a red card for a stud-up, a high challenge in O'Hara, but after a video review, the breach was downgraded to a yellow card.

Perth scored four goals in 16 USWNT games. A shot of the front right foot from the center of the box bounced under the grasp of Haiti goalkeeper Lara Larco.

– Field-level media