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U.S. Women’s National Team Qualifies to 2012 London Olympics

The U.S. Women’s National Team earned goals from Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan to post a 3-0 win against Costa Rica in the semifinals of the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament. The U.S. next faces either Canada or Mexico in the tournament final at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 29, on NBC Sports Network.

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IN THE IMAGE: Tobin Heath scored the goal that sent the U.S. to the 2012 Olympic Games, her second of the tournament.

VANCOUVER, Canada (Jan. 27, 2012) — The U.S. Women’s National Team earned goals from Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan to post a 3-0 win against Costa Rica in the semifinals of the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament. The U.S. next faces either Canada or Mexico in the tournament final at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 29, on NBC Sports Network.

A complete match story will be posted shortly…

– U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report –

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Costa Rica
Date: Jan. 27, 2012
Competition: 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament – Semifinal
Venue: BC Place Stadium; Vancouver, Canada
Kickoff: 5 p.m. PT
Attendance: TBD
Weather: Indoors; 72 degrees

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                        1 2 3
CRC                        0 0 0

USA – Tobin Heath      16th minute
USA – Carli Lloyd         72
USA – Alex Morgan      89

Lineups:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 5-Kelley O’Hara, 19-Rachel Buehler, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 6-Amy LePeilbet; 9-Heather O’Reilly (8-Amy Rodriguez, 70), 10-Carli Lloyd, 7-Shannon Boxx (15-Megan Rapinoe, 79), 12-Lauren Cheney, 17-Tobin Heath (13-Alex Morgan, 72); 20-Abby Wambach
Subs not used: 2-Heather Mitts, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 14-Sydney Leroux, 16-Lori Lindsey, 18-Nicole Barnhart
Head coach: Pia Sundhage

CRC: 18-Erika Miranda; 5-Diana Saenz (17-Adriana Venegas, 87), 6-Karol Sanchez, 8-Daniela Cruz, 19-Fabiola Sanchez, 20-Wendy Acosta, 7-Mariela Campos, 16-Katherine Alvarado, 4-Fernanda Barrantes (12-Lixy Rodriguez, 65), 10-Shirley Cruz (capt.) (15-Cristin Granados, 90), 11-Raquel Rodriguez
Subs not used: 1- Julieth Arias, 2-Saudy Rosales, 9-Carolina Venegas, 14-Marianne Ugalde
Not eligible: 3-Yendry Villalobos

Head coach: Karla Aleman

Misconduct Summary:
CRC – Fabiola Sanchez (caution)   4th minute

Officials
Referee: Irazema Aguilera (CUB)
Assistant Referee 1: Shirley Perello (HON)
Assistant Referee 2: Patricia Pacheco (SLV)
4th Official: Gillian Martindale (BRB)

Bud Light Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd

 

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