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 Hobgood is 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.