#Tokyo2020: USA and Canada qualify

Lynn William played a part in all USA's goals in the final.
Lynn Williams played a part in all USA’s goals in the 3-0 win over Canada. (PA Images)

The USA won the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament final with a 3-0 victory over Canada in front of 17,489 fans in Carson, California. 

Lynn Williams broke the deadlock on the hour mark and later assisted in goals for Lindsey Horan and Megan Rapinoe.

Both sides had sealed their qualification for Tokyo 2020 with semi-final wins, the US defeating Mexico 4-0 with the help of a Samantha Mewis brace and Canada edging Costa Rica with Jordyn Huitema’s seventh goal of the tournament 18 minutes from time.

The US finished with 27 goals scored and none conceded, meaning they have now netted 91 times in Olympic qualifiers since last letting one in, that being against Canada at the same stage 12 years ago.

The tournament awards were as follows;

Golden Ball – Christen Press (USA)
Golden Boot – Jordyn Huitema (Canada)
Golden Glove – Stephanie Labbé (Canada)
Fair Play Award – USA

Qualifying update for Tokyo 2020:

Africa – Cameroon or Zambia (losers to face Chile in play-off)
Asia – Japan (hosts), (finals in March)
CONMEBOL – Brazil (runners-up Chile in play-off against losers of Cameroon v Zambia)
OCEANIA – New Zealand
UEFA – Great Britain, Netherlands, Sweden

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