USWNT clinches spot in the 2020 Olympics


They’ve done it!

Seven months after winning the World Cup in France, they punched their ticket to the 2020 Summer Olympics after a dominating 4-0 win over Mexico in the Concacaf semifinal at Dignity Health Sports Park in front of 11,292 people. 

The USWNT left little doubt that they’d be in Japan this summer after taking a 2-0 win by the 14th minute with goals by Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis.

Mewis’ goal came off a corner kick from former University of Portland Pilots midfielder Megan Rapinoe. 

Their road to Tokyo wasn’t all that difficult after they had already secured three wins with ease in the group stage to go along with their semifinal victory that clinched one of the two berths from the Concacaf region. The top-ranked USWNT has not lost in over a year, which extends 27 matches.

The United States swept its group stage matches without giving up a goal. Lindsey Horan led the way with five goals.

Canada also secured clinched on Friday, defeating Costa Rica, 1-0. 

The United States will face Canada in the tournament's title game Sunday, although it’ll be mainly a friendly affair and for bragging rights. 

For the Thorns, they’re represented by goalkeeper Adrianna Franch, midfielders Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan. Defender Emily Sonnett is also on the USWNT, but was recently traded from Portland to Orlando.


The USWNT will be the favorites for a fifth gold medal in seven attempts.