U.S. women open World Cup qualifying with 5-0 rout over Haiti

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A hat trick from striker Abby Wambach led the U.S. women's national team to an easy 5-0 win over Haiti Thursday night.

The USWNT were too much for Haiti to handle, jumping out to an early lead in the ninth minute. Carli Lloyd blasted a free kick that the keeper saved, but the rebound spilled in front of the goal mouth, and Rachel Buehler finished.

By halftime, the score was 4-0. Wambach scored twice, in the 15th and 45th minutes, with an Amy Rodriguez goal sandwiched in between at the 40th-minute mark. With the result already known, Wambach scored again in the second half to secure her hat trick.

With the result, the United States sits in first place in Group B on goal differential. Qualification continues on Saturday night in Mexico, when the USWNT plays Guatemala.

Here is a look at the highlights:

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7 Responses to U.S. women open World Cup qualifying with 5-0 rout over Haiti

  1. james h says:

    i wonder if they have a good striker.

  2. AL17 says:

    Great game last night, Abby’s assist is on Rodriguez’s goal is one of better assists I’ve seen in the game all year. Really clever way to play the ball.

  3. thrill says:

    Kristine Lilly: “Will you still play me when I’m 64…”

  4. Lorenzo says:

    There is only 1 hope for CONCACAF women’s soccer.

    Girls playing here who have duel nationality and can play for other countries.

    There were portuguese-american sisters and a mexican-american girl who played for those national teams respectively I believe.

    Women’s college soccer is the most stable and extensive soccer league/development in the world.

  5. CILII_blog says:

    Take note USMNT this what striker is suppose to do, score goals

  6. WeatherManNX01 says:

    No mention of the fact that after the game the U.S. went to the Haitian locker room and donated clothing and soccer equipment, which to me is every bit as important, if not more so, than the scoreline and hat trick.

    link to espn.go.com

  7. Scott A says:

    Nice work