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OCT 27
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Canada, Jamaica advance to Concacaf Women’s Championship semifinals; Costa Rica eliminated
Christine Sinclair scored her 175th international goal
Christine Sinclair scored her 175th international goal. (Photo credit: Canada Socer)
Christine Sinclair scored her 175th international goal. (Photo credit: Canada Socer)

Canada capped off the group stage at the Concacaf Women’s Championship with a 3-1 win over Costa Rica on Thursday night at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas.

Canada finished Group B play in first place, and will play Panama on Sunday at 5 p.m. ET on FS1. Panama earned second-place in Group A after a 2-0 upset over Mexico on Wednesday. At 8 p.m. ET on FS1, the United States, who finished in first-place in Group A, will play Jamaica, the second-place team from Group B. 

Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair scored her 175th international goal in the win and Houston Dash forward Nichelle Prince also chipped in one of her own. Former Sky Blue FC forward Janine Beckie opened up the scoring for Canada.

Canada got on the board early thanks to a 26th minute goal from Beckie. Beckie was played in with a textbook pass from Jessie Fleming and tapped it home to make it 1-0.

Costa Rica goalkeeper Daniela Vega made two errors that led to Canada goals in the first half. First it was a bobble that Beckie finished off, and then in the 40th minute, Prince added her third goal of the tournament to extend Canada’s lead by two.

In the second half, Houston Dash defender Alysha Chapman played in Sinclair who was able to rock one past Vega to give Canada the 3-0 lead. Sinclair now has 175 international goals and needs just 10 more goals to beat the international goals scored record held by former USWNT forward Abby Wambach.

Gloriana Villalobos pulled one back for Costa Rica in the 73rd minute.

Cuba 0 | Jamaica 9

Jamaica scored nine times against Cuba to secure a second-place finish in Group B with six points. Jody Brown had a hat trick performance, scoring in the 25th, 38th and 71st minute.

 

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