Goals and Highlights: USWNT 6-0 Costa Rica in the 2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament
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11:29 PMa year ago

FINAL! United States 6, Costa Rica 0

90' No stoppage time here in the 6-0 USA win. The Americans won the group with a +18 goal differential and 0 goals allowed. The USA will play the loser of Canada vs Mexico. 
11:27 PMa year ago
90' Mewis is whistled for a foul.
11:21 PMa year ago

USA GOAL! (kind of)

82' Sam Mewis hits a header off the crossbar and down into the ground. The ref awarded a goal, but on review it didn't look like the ball crossed the line. Without VAR it doesn't matter though.


11:18 PMa year ago
79' Costa Rica Substitution: Salas, out; Cruz, in.
11:15 PMa year ago


77' After a bit of a scoring drought, Mewis takes the ball in the box around a few defenders, sends the ball across the face of goal, and Jess McDonald makes the back post run to score the fifth goal of the match.


11:10 PMa year ago
72' Mewis is called for a foul as she holds up an attack. 
11:09 PMa year ago
71' Heath is called for a handball in Panama's penalty area.
11:07 PMa year ago
70' Press is offside on a service into the box once again.
11:04 PMa year ago
64' USA Substitutions: Ertz, out; Heath, in. Lloyd, out; Rapinoe, in.

Costa Rica Substitutions: Alvarado, out; Guillen, in. Herrera, out; Benavides, in. 

11:01 PMa year ago

USA Goal

63' Sam Mewis hits a one-time shot off of the Christen Press free kick. 


10:59 PMa year ago

Yellow Card

62' Elizondo of Costa Rica gets a yellow card for the foul. 
10:59 PMa year ago
61' O'Hara is taken down hard on the right side of the pitch.
10:53 PMa year ago
55' Press commits a foul to stop a breakaway by L. Rodriguez.
10:52 PMa year ago
55' USA Substitution O'Hara, in; Dunn, out
10:51 PMa year ago
54' Mewis gets fouled just outside the midfield circle.
10:50 PMa year ago
52' Lloyd is called offside and then dragged down in the box. USA fans assumed that it was a PK getting called.
10:47 PMa year ago
49' Costa Rican #16, Alvarado, has to be stretchered off the field, but she might be ok. 
10:43 PMa year ago

The second half begins!

46' The second half whistle blows with no substitutions.
10:27 PMa year ago

Halftime! USA 3, Costa Rica 0

The head ref blows her whistle after basically no stoppage time to end the first half. The United States looks to be cruising to another easy victory as they take a 3-0 lead into halftime.
10:18 PMa year ago

USA Goal!

36' Press cuts in from the left side of the box, dribbles past her defender, and sends a rocket into the right-side netting.


10:14 PMa year ago
33' Costa Rica's #9, G. Villalobos, took a knock, but she's back up again.
10:08 PMa year ago

Horan's Goal

Here's a look at Horan's slick goal.


10:06 PMa year ago
25' Dunn gets hacked down as she tries to make a move along the end line around her defender.
10:03 PMa year ago
23' Someone is called offside for the USA in Panama's box. It was probably Julie Ertz.
10:03 PMa year ago
22' Lloyd is fouled in a dangerous area. Press takes the kick.
10:01 PMa year ago
20' Press is caught offside as she tries to spring an attack.
9:59 PMa year ago
18' The USA draws a surprising foul at the top of Costa Rica's box.
9:53 PMa year ago

Press' Goal

Take a look at the amazing goal that Press scored in the 4th minute.


9:52 PMa year ago


10' Lindsey Horan continues her scoring streak! Carli Lloyd plays her through with a cute slip ball past three defenders, and Horan slots it home far right.


9:50 PMa year ago
9' Horan fouls a defender as she tries to win the ball at the top of the box.
9:49 PMa year ago
8' Mewis takes a heavy foul at midfield, and the USA restarts play quickly.
9:47 PMa year ago
6' Dahlkemper knocks over a Costa Rican midfielder and the whistle blows against her.
9:46 PMa year ago


4' Christen Press pulls the ball up at the top of the box and curls the shot into the top-left corner of the net. It's a pure class shot from the striker.


9:44 PMa year ago
3' Sonnett commits a foul near midfield.
9:43 PMa year ago
2' Christen Press is caught offside on the left side of the pitch.
9:42 PMa year ago
1' Less than a minute in and the USA draw the first foul of the night.
9:41 PMa year ago

And we're underway!

0' The whistle blows and the USA takes the opening kickoff.
9:32 PMa year ago

A few minutes from kickoff

Like usual, the broadcast is running a little behind the scheduled kickoff. We should get the game going within the next 10 minutes. Stick around for live updates!
9:06 PMa year ago
The teams playing tonight won't know who their semifinal opponent will be until tomorrow night. The winner of this match will play the loser of Canada vs Mexico tomorrow night. The loser of this match will face off against the winner of tomorrow's premier match. 
8:57 PMa year ago

Haiti 6, Panama 0

In the first match of the evening, Haiti demolished Panama to the tune of 6-0. This was a disappointing tournament from Panama, but it showed major growth for Haiti. In a slightly different world they might have been moving on to the semifinals, but they couldn't get past Costa Rica.
8:45 PMa year ago

No Rocky Rodriguez

It's pretty clear that Costa Rica is playing for the semifinal match. Raquel "Rocky" Rodriguez has been a star for her country in this tournament, but she starts the game on the bench today. A well-deserved rest after single-handedly beating Haiti.
8:43 PMa year ago

Costa Rica's Lineup

Tapia; Rodriguez, C. Sanchez, F. Sanchez, Coto; G. Villalobos, Herrera, Alvarado, Gonzalez; Salas, J. M. E. Villalobos
8:22 PMa year ago

USWNT Lineup!

The USWNT lineup has been dropped. 


8:20 PMa year ago
We are all ready to bring you live coverage of this CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying match between the USWNT and Panama. The lines will be coming out shortly and then we will bring you live coverage of the match! Stay tuned here on VAVEL USA for all the action.
3:26 PMa year ago
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3:25 PMa year ago

How to watch USWNT vs Costa Rica Live TV and Stream

If you want to watch the game on TV, your option is FS2

If you want to stream it: FSGo or any SmartTV app. 

If you want to follow along on the internet, VAVEL USA is your best option!

3:21 PMa year ago

Costa Rica: Last Lineup

Bermudez; L. Rodriguez, Blanco, Benavides, Guillen; Chinchilla, Cruz Trana, Alvarado, Herrera; R. Rodriguez, Salas
3:19 PMa year ago

USWNT: Last Lineup

Here's the last lineup from the USA.

But we should expect plenty of changes to keep players fresh. There were seven changes between games 1 and 2. 

1:44 PMa year ago

Costa Rica: Team News

Costa Rica is fully expected to use this game as a warm up for the semifinal round. While the team has shown surprising life and endurance during the first two matches, they have the luxury of not killing themselves in this match thanks to their two wins already in hand. They should test defensive strategies for handling a power USA attack in this match, because both of their semifinal opponents will be easier matches than the USA. A confident showing and a goal would be a positive result for the team. 
1:42 PMa year ago

USA: Team News

The USA midfield and forward groups were completely dominant against Panama on Thursday night. Lindsey Horan notched a hat trick in the 8-0 win after starting the first game of the tournament on the bench. The biggest breakout players on a team full of superstars has been Lynn Williams. The young striker is playing her way onto the team after being snubbed repeatedly by Jill Ellis in previous years. She was originally a long shot to make the 18-man Olympic roster, but now she seems like a sure thing.
1:39 PMa year ago

Could Costa Rica pull an upset?

Costa Rica has been the surprise team of this tournament so far. They have racked up a +7 GD in their two matches against Haiti and Panama and are guaranteed a spot in the semifinal round. The game against the United States will be good practice for a very difficult match against either Canada or Mexico in that all-important match. Rocky Rodriguez put Costa Rica on her back in the match against Haiti, scoring both goals in the 2-0 win. She is well known to the Americans as she plays in the NWSL with them.
1:35 PMa year ago

USWNT building momentum in 2020

Fresh off of their 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup win last summer, the United States women's national team is continuing to post strong results in 2020. Under new head coach Vlatko Andonovski, the USA currently sits comfortably at the top of Group A in the Olympic qualifying tournament standings with a +12 GD and zero goals allowed. The team has already qualified for the semifinal round of the tournament, so the match on Monday will decide whether they finish first or second in the group. 
1:32 PMa year ago

Kick-off Time

The USWNT vs Costa Rica match will be played at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas. 

Kick off is currently scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday night.

1:31 PMa year ago
Welcome to VAVEL.com’s LIVE coverage of the 2020 CONCACAF Women's Qualifying Tournament match: USWNT vs Costa Rica

My name is Aaron Bellamy and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.