- Alex Morgan Scores Hat Trick While Heath and Lloyd Also Add Goals;
- USA Qualifies for Sixth Straight Olympic Games and Will Attempt to Win Fourth Straight CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship on Sunday Against Canada
HOUSTON, Texas (Feb. 19, 2016) - The U.S. Women's National Team earned a berth to its sixth consecutive Olympic Games with a 5-0 win against Trinidad & Tobago in the semifinal of the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Canada earned CONCACAF's other spot with a 3-1 victory against Costa Rica in the other semifinal and will meet the United States in the tournament's championship game on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. CT live on NBC Universo and NBC Live Extra, and on replay at10 p.m. CT on NBCSN.
Alex Morgan's third career hat trick led the way for the USA as she scored once in the first half and twice in the second while Tobin Heath and Carli Lloyd also tallied. Lloyd increased her goals in Olympic Qualifying to 12 and is two goals away from tying Abby Wambach's record of 14 goals career goals in this tournament.
Hope Solo earned her 94th shutout and recorded her 143rd win, further extending her U.S. records.
On the other end, T&T goalkeeper Kimika Forbes made more than a few excellent saves to keep the score down.