With controversies hounding the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), the United States women’s soccer team did not seem to mind any of it as Crystal Dunn had a break out game leading her squad in overwhelming Puerto Rico, 10-0.
Dunn seemed eager to make a scoring spree as she nailed the opening goal for the Unites States in the 6th minute of play and scored another one in the 21st minute. She was not yet done for the day as she made a goal in the 56th minute and then nailed back-to-back goals in the 82nd and 84th minutes of play sending the Puerto Rico side, her team and all at the Toyota Stadium astound by her performance.
Dunn’s performance melted Puerto Rico’s defense that Ashley Rivera committed a crucial mistake for an own goal in the 55th minute adding more woes to her side.
Contributing to the US side were Carli Lloyd (18th via penalty); Kelly O’Hara (45th via open play); Christine Press (57th via open play); and Samantha Mewis (89th via open play).
Coached by Jill Ellis team USA guns for another run in the Olympics and hopefully defend their championship crown after winning it in the 2012 London Olympics.
In other matches, Costa Rica improved their campaign with their 2-1 win over Mexico. The win further boost Costa Rica following their 9-0 run over Puerto Rico.
Raquel Rodriguez Cedeno scored all the points for Costa Rica with a goal in the 10th minute of play and another one via penalty kick in the 57th minute. Mexico threatened in the second half with Maribel Dominguez scoring in the 79th but was not enough to catch up with the sound of the final buzzer.
The 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship is a quadrennial international event that determines which teams from the North, Central America and the Caribbean region would qualify to the Olympics.
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