Canadian Women's National Team midfielder Carmelina Moscato, a writer for Our Game Magazine, talked about Canada's performance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Canada beat Mexico, 1-0, to win its second Gold Cup and first since 1998.
With Canada's 3-0 win Tuesday night over Mexico, Canada won Group A and will now play Costa Rica Friday in the semifinals. The U.S. won Group B with a 4-0 victory over Costa Rica and head into the semifinals where they'll take on Mexico (Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. local time). The finals and third-place playoff game take place on Monday, Nov. 8.
Canada and Mexico moved on to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifiers with their wins Sunday night. Canada got four goals from captain Christine Sinclair, two from Jonelle Filigno, and one each from Kara Lang and Christina Julien. Mexico, meanwhile, beat Trinidad and Tobago, 2-0, with goals coming from Maribel Domínguez and Juana Lopez.
Costa Rica and the U.S. became the first two teams to advance to the semifinals of the 2010 Women's World Cup qualifiers with their wins Saturday night in Cancún. And it was the night of the Roridriguezes as Amy Rodriguez scored a hat trick for the U.S. and Raquel Rodríguez Cedeno celebrated her 17th birthday with two goals in Costa Rica's 3-0 win over Haiti.
Day two of the CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifiers in Cancún produced favorable results for the two favorites in Group A, and although it seemed like Canada barely got out alive against Trinidad and Tobago, the Canadians dominated play in their 1-0 victory. Forward Melissa Tancredi, who had two goals disallowed in the first half, scored for Canada. Mexico breezed past Guyana, a team playing in its first Gold Cup. Maribel Domínguez scored four goals to lead Mexico in its 7-2 win over Guyana.
The first day of the 2010 CONCACAF Gold Cup/Women's World Cup Qualifiers produced victories for both the U.S. and Costa Rica. In the U.S.'s 5-0 win over Haiti, Abby Wambach scored three goals, Amy Rodriguez scored one as did Rachel Buehler, her first USWNT goal.