USWNT books spot at 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with big wins, Haiti assist

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Well that was a pretty good day for the U.S. women.

A day that began with Megan Rapinoe receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom ended with the USWNT qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Three years to the day after winning their second consecutive World Cup title, and fourth overall, the Americans clinched their spot in the 2023 tournament after Haiti stunned host Mexico, 3-0.

The top two teams in each group at the Concacaf championship qualify for the World Cup, and the Americans are all but assured of finishing atop Group A. The USWNT is the only team in the group to win its first two games, and the Americans have a whopping plus-eight edge in goal differential.

They finish group play Monday against Mexico.

Because the field is expanding for the 2023 World Cup, from 24 to 32 teams, there was little doubt of the Americans qualifying. Its 5-0 rout of Jamaica earlier in the night extended its consecutive shutout streak in Olympic and World Cup qualifiers to 30 games.



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