In Olympic qualifier, it was USA, then everybody else

Carli Lloyd holds the winner's trophy after her team won the CONCACAF 2016 Olympic qualifying tournament on Feb. 21, 2016. (David J. Phillip/AP)

Carli Lloyd holds the winner’s trophy after her team won the CONCACAF 2016 Olympic qualifying tournament on Feb. 21, 2016. (David J. Phillip/AP)

How dominant was the United States in CONCACAF’s 2016 Olympic qualifying tournament?

Totally.

• The U.S. women won their five games by scores of 5-0, 1-0, 10-0, 5-0, and 2-0. (That’s a cumulative score of 23-0.)

• The Americans had 109 shots, 54 of them on goal. Their opponents managed just 8 shots, 5 on goal.

• The United States took 41 corners. Opponents: 7.

• Of the 17 U.S. field players, 8 scored:

Crystal Dunn (6 goals)
Alex Morgan (5)
Carli Lloyd (4)
Tobin Heath (2)
Christen Press (2)
Lindsey Horan
Samantha Mewis
Kelley O’Hara

Against Puerto Rico on Feb. 15, 2016, Crystal Dunn had five goals, tying a U.S. record for one game, (Brandon Wade/AP)

Against Puerto Rico on Feb. 15, Crystal Dunn had five goals, tying a U.S. record for one game, (Brandon Wade/AP)

• The All-Tournament Team included 8 Americans:

Goalkeeper: Hope Solo
Defenders: Kelley O’Hara, Becky Sauerbrunn
Midfielders: Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Morgan Brian
Forwards: Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd

(Canadians filled the other three Best XI spots: Defenders Kadeisha Buchanan and Allysha Chapman, and midfielder Ashley Lawrence.)

• U.S. players won every individual tournament award:

Golden Ball (best player): Morgan Brian
Golden Boot (top scorer): Crystal Dunn
Golden Glove (best keeper): Hope Solo

Hope Solo vs. Costa Rica, Frisco, Texas, Feb. 10, 2016. (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports)

Hope Solo: Best in the  Olympic qualifying tournament, best in the world. (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports)

• Team USA also won the Fair Play Award, presented to the side that best demonstrates exemplary sportsmanship.

 

 

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  1. Pingback: Some Observations from USA v Canada (and the Tournament in General), None of Which will be Mindblowing – Jeff's Women's Soccer Blog

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