[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he United States defeated Haiti, 6-0, to win Group A in the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The U.S. advanced to a semifinal match against Mexico, which it won, 3-0, to qualify for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.
Abby Wambach scored two on the night in the 39th and 60th minutes. Rounding out the scoring for the U.S. were Meghan Klingenberg (57′), Carli Lloyd (9′), Christen Press (65′), and Morgan Brian (82′).
Photojournalist Cynthia Hobgood caught the action.
[divider]About the Photojournalist[/divider]
Cynthia Hobgoodis a Washington, DC-based digital communications consultant, photographer and writer. Hobgood started covering soccer as a journalist in 2000 for weekly/daily publications and ultimately, the Associated Press (while also covering other pro and NCAA sports primarily in the DC area.) She previously helped launch a national youth sports nonprofit and started Full 90 Communications earlier this year. Hobgood has a master’s degree in sports management from The George Washington University School of Business and master of arts degree in English from Baylor University.