The top three finishers -- the two finalists and the third-place game victor -- will earn spots at the 2022 U-20 Women’s World Cup this summer in Costa Rica. The USA is unlikely to face a serious test until the semifinals, when it will probably clash with Canada -- the only team on the USA's side of the bracket that has ever qualified for the U-20 World Cup.
Andrea Kitahata opened the scoring against the Dominican Republic, her fourth strike that ties her with teammate Avery Patterson as tournament leading scorer. Alexis Missimo scored her second and third goal of the tournament. Talia DellaPeruta, Emily Colton and Simone Jackson scored the other three.
March 1 in Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic 0 USA 7. Goals: Kitahata (McConnell) 33, Missimo (Kitahata) 35, Missimo (Rouse) 41, own goal (Marte) 47, DellaPeruta 58, Colton 78, Jackson (McConnell) 90+2.
Dominican Republic -- Peña (Gomez, 46); Colon, Pacheco, Then, Marte, Gil; Espinal (Torreira, 62), Herrera, Ventura (Diaz, 77), Morel (Clase, 69); Matos (Vargas, 62).
USA -- Justus; Rouse (Oke, 63), McConnell, Reale (Flynn, 47), Guidry; Mason (DellaPeruta, 47), Moultrie, Missimo (Colton, 63); Kitahata, Byars (Patterson, 47), Jackson.
Referee: Marianela Araya (Costa Rica)
U.S. Women's Concacaf U-20 Championship Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Mia Justus (Florida State; Lakewood, Ohio), Neeku Purcell (OL Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.).
DEFENDERS (8): Lauren Flynn (Florida State; Arlington, Va.), Samar Guidry (Virginia; McKinney, Texas), Emily Mason (Rutgers; Flemington, N.J.), Aidan McConnell (Wisconsin; Dexter, Mich.), Ayo Oke (California; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Avery Patterson (UNC; Jacksonville, Fla.;), Lilly Reale (UCLA; Hingham, Mass.), Laney Rouse (Virginia, Cary, N.C.).
MIDFIELDERS (5): Emily Colton (UNC; Carlsbad, Calif.), Talia DellaPeruta (UNC; Cumming, Ga.), Sally Menti (Santa Clara; Seattle, Wash.) Alexis Missimo (Texas; Southlake, Texas), Olivia Moultrie (Portland Thorns; Wilsonville, Ore.).
FORWARDS (5): Trinity Byars (Texas; Richardson, Texas), Michelle Cooper (Duke; Clarkston, Mich.), Simone Jackson (USC; Redondo Beach, Calif.), Andrea Kitahata (Stanford; Hillsborough, Calif.), Alyssa Thompson (Total Futbol Academy; Studio City, Calif.)