USA wins CONCACAF W title on late penalty; Whitby’s Sheridan named top ‘keeper
Published July 19, 2022 at 10:41 am
A late penalty was the difference in Monday night’s CONCACAF W Championship final from Mexico, with the USA winning 1-0 on a 78th minute goal from the spot from Alex Morgan.
The USA had a slight edge in possession during the match but were much more dangerous in the final third of the field, with Sheridan and the Canadian defence doing well to keep the score at zero until the Morgan penalty. Sheridan made a dramatic hockey-style save on the goal line with the ball trapped between her legs right at the end of the first half.
The goal was the first conceded by Canada in the tournament.
Canadian midfielder Julia Grosso earned the tournament’s Golden Boot Award as top scorer with three goals, via a tiebreaker, while Sheridan was named top goalkeeper and Morgan was honoured as the tournament’s top player.
Canada also won the tournament’s fair play award.
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