Mexico 7 - 0 Dominican Republic
Luz Saucedo 21’ (Mexico)
Marylin Diaz 27’ (Mexico)
Jennifer Ruiz 38’ 71’ (Mexico)
Anisa Guajardo 49’ 62’ 75’ (Mexico)
Anisa Guajardo scored three times and Jennifer Ruiz twice to move Mexico to the brink of the semifinals in CONCACAF Olympic women's qualifying with a 7-0 win over the Dominican Republic on Sunday.
The Dominicans, beaten 14-0 by the United States after allowing a goal 38 seconds after kickoff on Friday, didn't relent until the 21st minute, but rarely managed any possession in the offensive half and attempted only one shot in the first 45 minutes.
Mexico won its second straight and improved to six points in Group B.
With a match against the United States looming on Tuesday, Mexico coach Leonardo Cuellar made nine changes to his starting lineup from Friday's opening 5-0 win over Guatemala. He was without forward Renae Cuellar, who the Mexican federation said was threatened by the University of Arizona with not graduating if she didn't return to school.
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USA 13 - 0 Guatemala
Abby Wambach 12’ 14’ (USA)
Lauren Cheney 24’ (USA)
Amy Rodriguez 29’ (USA)
Carli Lloyd 33’ (USA)
Lori Lindsey 34’ (USA)
Sydney Leroux 48’ 51’ 57’ 70’ 87’ (USA)
Megan Rapinoe 75’ (USA)
Alex Morgan 83’ (USA)
Sydney Leroux scored five times after entering the game to start the second half and the United States assured itself of a semifinal berth in CONCACAF Olympic women's qualifying with a 13-0 win over Guatemala on Sunday.
The 21-year-old Leroux, a Vancouver native who played in the Canadian youth system before joining the Americans, scored her first goal for the senior U.S. side less than three minutes after making her second appearance for the team.
"I know that there are some people that don't respect my decision and there are some who do, and not everyone is going to like you and I feel you have to have some enemies in life or else you're not doing something right," Leroux said about her switch from Canada to the United States. "I'm happy. I'm happy where I am and I'm happy to wear this jersey and that's how it is."
The United States will face Mexico, 7-0 winners over the Dominican Republic earlier Sunday, for the Group B title on Tuesday. A draw would be enough for the Americans to finish atop the group and face the runner-up from Group A - either Canada or Costa Rica - in the semifinals.
The semifinal winners qualify for the London Olympics.
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For more info on the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying 2012 please visit: www.concacaf.com
What great victory with a GD of 25!