The Panamanians are also coming off an away victory, after they beat Honduras 0-1 in San Pedro Sula on Friday. The Canaleros will now look to build on that victory with a good result in their first home game, although Mexico will undoubtedly provide a tough test.
Costa Rica advances to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament with the win. Should Las Ticas win the semifinal, they will reach the Olympics for the first time in their history.
Mexico needed just a draw to advance, while Costa Rica needed to win. The Ticas started the game off stronger and they opened the scoring in just the 9th minute, when Raquel Rodríguez corralled a cross and sent her low shot past Cecilia Santiago. Continue reading
Their final group stage match is a crucial one for both the Mexican and the Costa Rican women’s national teams. The U.S. has already claimed one of the two top spots in Group A; Puerto Rico is eliminated from contention. That leaves Mexico and Costa Rica in a head-to-head duel for advancement.
The winner of this game will move on to the semifinals, where a win would send them to this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio. The loser will go home. Continue reading
In a tournament that has already had more than its fair share of controversial penalty kicks, the U.S. women’s national team earned a 1-0 victory over Mexico thanks to one. The U.S. hadn’t been able to find the breakthrough, despite having more possession and chances, until referee Melissa Borjas pointed to the spot late on.
The loss will be a hard one for Mexico to swallow, as El Tri had moments of good play and looked like they would hold the U.S. to a goalless draw – which would have kept Mexico at the top of the group table on goal difference. Instead, Mexico has slipped to second and now needs a result against Costa Rica in their final group stage game on Monday in order to reach the crucial semifinal stage. Continue reading
Mexico and the U.S. both picked up convincing wins in their first matches in Group A, and will now square off for first in the group here. Mexico is currently top of the group on goal difference after their 6-0 victory over Puerto Rico, while the U.S. is second after their 5-0 win against Costa Rica.
The Mexican women’s national team has only ever qualified for one Olympic Games, in 2004, while the U.S. has not only qualified but medaled every time since the discipline was introduced in the 1996 games. Continue reading
The Mexican women’s national team started their qualification campaign for the 2016 Olympics in the best possible way with a statement 6-0 victory against Puerto Rico. Drawn into a tough group alongside the U.S. and Costa Rica, Mexico needed a big win against the Group A minnows.
They got exactly that, inspired by a hat-trick from veteran striker Maribel Domínguez. The 37-year-old opened the scoring in the 18th minute when she headed home a cross from Diseree Monsiváis. Continue reading
The U.S., Costa Rica, Mexico, and Puerto Rico will face off in Group A, while Canada, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guatemala will contest Group B. The top two teams in each group will advance to the semifinals, and the winners of the semifinals will qualify for the Olympics. Continue reading
The U.S., Costa Rica, Mexico, and Puerto Rico will face off in Group A, while Canada, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guatemala will contest Group B.
The top two teams in each group will advance to the semifinals, and the winners of the semifinals will qualify for the Olympics. Continue reading