[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he United States defeated Mexico, 3-0, in the semifinals of the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. With the win, the U.S. qualified for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada as well as advanced to the finals of the tournament.
Mexico faced Trinidad & Tobago in the tournament’s third-place match and won in extra time, 4-2, to also qualify for next year’s World Cup.
The U.S. defeated Costa Rica, 6-0, in the final to capture its seventh regional championship.
Photojournalist Cynthia Hobgood roamed the sidelines to capture 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.