Klingenberg golazo highlights another easy U.S. win

[CONCACAF WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP] The USA cruised into the semifinals of the Concacaf Women's Championship with its biggest win to date in this year's Women's World Cup qualifying competition: 6-0 over Haiti. Abby Wambach scored two goals, while Carli Lloyd, Christen Press and Morgan Brian and Meghan Klingenberg also scored. Klingenberg's goal, her first international goal, was the best of the bunch.

October 20 in Washington, D.C.
USA 6 Haiti 0. Goals: Lloyd 9, Wambach 38, 61, Klingenberg 57, Press 65, Brian 82.
USA -- Harris; Klingenberg, Rampone, Engen, O'Hara; Holiday, Lloyd, Rapinoe (O'Reilly, 46); Press, Wambach (Leroux, 62), Heath (Brian, 63).
Haiti -- Saintilus; Gervil, Borgella, Marseille, Rateau; Hudson (G.Charles, 84); Zullo, Brand, Robuste (Dolce, 60), Jean Pierre; Boulos (Bobo, 56)
Referee: Quetzali Alvarado (Mexico)
Att.: 6,421.

Once again, however, it was a frustrating first half as the USA opened the scoring on Lloyd's goal in the 9th minute but then had to wait until the 37th minute for the second goal from Wambach.

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Three goals in eight minutes blew the game open. The first came when Klingenberg hit a golazo from more than 25 yards into the right side of the frame.

Klingenberg, who spent parts of three seasons in Sweden before returning to the NWSL this summer, has emerged as one of the key players in Jill Ellis' lineup. She again started on the backline and is one of only four players along with the midfield trio of Lauren Holiday, Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe to start all three U.S. matches.

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The USA moves into the semifinals against the Group B runner-up -- likely Mexico or Jamaica -- on Friday in the semifinals at PPL Park, the home of MLS's Philadelphia Union in Chester, Pa.

Four years ago, the USA fell to Mexico in the semifinals when Concacaf was only allocated 2.5 berths. For the 2015 Women's World Cup, Concacaf received 3.5 berths in addition to host Canada as the tournament was expanded from 16 to 24 teams.

The semifinal and third-place winners will advance to the Women's World Cup. The third-place loser will face Ecuador in a playoff.
1 comment about "Klingenberg golazo highlights another easy U.S. win".
  1. GA Soccer Forum, October 21, 2014 at 9:35 a.m.

    anyone know why they didn't sell tickets on the other sideline?? and what is the deal with the attendance in general, less than 7,000!

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