HIGHLIGHTS: USWNT vs. CanWNT (Concacaf W Championship FINAL, July 18, 2022)
The Canadian women's national team succumbed to a 1-0 loss in the 2022 Concacaf W Championship final vs. their rivals, the United States, with Alex Morgan scoring the only goal of the game from the penalty spot in the 77th minute of play.
Having made the final off the back of a strong semi-final showing against Jamaica, Bev Priestman's Canadian squad held the USWNT to a 0-0 stalemate throughout the first half.
But, a foul in the box saw Morgan take to the penalty spot, where she beat goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan to open the scoring.
Chances by Vanessa Gilles and Ashley Lawrence saw Canada come closest to equalizing, but neither effort truly tested the American backline, nor did they threaten the result.
A final effort by Julia Grosso was caught easily as well, before the referee blew the final whistle to end proceedings.
By virtue of claiming this title, the USWNT have automatically qualified for the 2024 Olympics, leaving Canada, the reigning gold medalists, needing to qualify via the Concacaf play-off route.
That match, scheduled for September of 2023, will see this tournament's runners-up Canada take on 3rd-place Jamaica for a chance to qualify for the 12-team Olympics and defend their gold medal in France.
Here are your #CWC Awards:— Adam Jenkins (@adamkjenkins) July 19, 2022
Fair Play Award#CANMNT #CANXNT
Young Player Award
Melchie Dumornay (HAI)
Best Goalkeeper Award
Kailen Sheridan (CAN)
Top Scorer Award
Julia Grosso (CAN)
Best Player Award
Alex Morgan (USA)