U.S. Women’s Soccer beats Canada to win Olympic qualifying group

Kelly O'Hara and Lindsey Horan of the United States celebrate. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

The United States women’s soccer team has beaten Canada 2-0 in the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship final, after already having secured a spot in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games by winning their semi-final on Friday. The invincible team dominated the tournament, winning each of their 5 games, scoring 23 times without conceding a single goal. After a slow start in the final game against Canada, with both teams already qualified, Lindsey Horan scored a header in the 53rd minute and Tobin Heath settled the final score just 8 minutes later. All eyes are now set on Rio this August, where the team is hoping to bring home the Olympic gold medal for the fourth time in a row, just one year after their resounding World Cup victory. “That’s our goal,” midfielder Crystal Dunn said. “Of course, it’s great to be wearing gold right now, but our ultimate objective is to win the Olympics and bring home the gold. This is a real great feeling for us, bragging rights in a sense, but ultimately we’re ready to go to Rio.”

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