GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (Jan. 19, 2014) – The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team completed the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship with a 4-0 victory against Mexico in the tournament title match at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.
Andi Sullivan scored off of a corner kick early in the first half and the USA attacked stepped up in the second half with tallies from Savannah Jordan and Margaret “Midge” Purce. Mexico also allowed an own goal three minutes into second-half stoppage time.
This marks the USA’s fourth crown and third in a row in either a CONCACAF U-20 or U-19 Championship, previously winning the 2006 U-19 event, and the 2010 and 2012 U-20 Championships.
Following the match, the U.S. earned a slew of accolades. Midfielder Rose Lavelle was the tournament’s golden ball winner, awarded to the most valuable player. Goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland was the golden glove winner. McKenzie Meehan was the co-goal scoring leader of the tournament with Mexico’s Tanya Samarzich. The U.S. U-20 WNT also earned the CONCACAF Fair Play Award.
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It was the definition of steamrolling the competition.
The Under-20 USWNT won the 2014 CONCACAF championship on Sunday with a 4-0 whitewashing of Mexico in the championship match played in the Cayman Islands. It was the USA's third consecutive title in the category (2010, 2012).
The final was the exclamation mark on a dominant tournament run: The US team coached by Michelle French won all five of its matches by a combined score of 29-0. That's right, not a single goal conceded. Mexico had a chance to thwart the shutout streak in the closing minutes on Sunday, but missed a penalty kick.
The score was already 3-0 by that point with Andi Sullivan, Savannah Jordan and Margaret "Midge" Purce staking the US to an insurmountable lead. A Mexico own goal rounded out the score in second-half stoppage time.
The USA not only swept up the competition on the field, but they also cleaned house in the awards department, claiming the tournament golden ball for the MVP (MF Rose Lavelle), the golden glove for the best goalkeeper of the tournament (GK Katelyn Rowland) and the golden boot for co-scoring leader McKenzie Meehan.
This US side will next set their sights on the U-20 World Cup taking place in August in Canada. They'll be joined by CONCACAF representatives Mexico (runners-up), Costa Rica (third-place finishers) and Canada (hosts).