Panama goalkeeper Yenith Bailey is no longer an different name after her performances in idea via a tournament. The 17-year-old done 32 saves, kept dual purify sheets and came adult with mixed critical stops that were a pivotal partial of Panamaâ€™s success. Bailey epitomized all about Panamaâ€™s breakthrough competition. She starred in their 2-0 win over Mexico – a republic who competent for a final dual Womenâ€™s World Cups – that was one of a tournament’s some-more startling results.
USAâ€™s immature guns firing
Teams during France 2019 will know all about a hazard of players like Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath in USAâ€™s teeming attack, though there are a stand of youngsters that they will need to keep a tighten watch on. Midfielder Lindsey Horan, who played for Paris Saint-Germain for a spell and who will be in informed vicinity subsequent summer, has taken her diversion to a subsequent level. The 24-year-old won a 2018 National Womenâ€™s Soccer League Most Valuable Player endowment and purebred 5 assists during a tournament. Twenty-three-year-old Rose Lavelle scored 3 goals during a contest and crucially grabbed a opening idea in a final opposite Canada.
Canada’s splendid future
Although theyâ€™ll lapse home unhappy carrying not brought behind a informal title, there is copiousness to be certain about for Canada streamer into France subsequent summer. Their patrol enclosed 5 teenagers during a commencement of a contest in Jordyn Huitema (17), Julia Grosso (18), Emma Regan (18), Gabrielle Carle (19, now 20) and Deanne Rose (19). Notably, Huitema scored 4 goals during a subordinate competition, a same volume as Canada fable Christine Sinclair, who now has a second-highest idea transport of any general actor (177).
CONCACAF Women’s Championship Awards
Golden Ball: Julie Ertz (USA)
Golden Boot: Alex Morgan (USA)
Golden Glove: Yenith Bailey (Panama)
Young Player: Jody Brown (Jamaica)
Fair Play: USA
Best XI: Bailey (PAN), Rebecca Quinn (CAN), Kelley O’Hara (USA), Abby Dahlkemper (USA), Crystal Dunn (USA), Jessie Fleming (CAN), Lindsey Horan (USA), Ertz (USA), Tobin Heath (USA), Megan Rapinoe (USA) and Morgan (USA)
“I feel like we still have a lot of work to do, though we feel good. Keeping a purify piece all a approach by a tournament, no goals during all, thatâ€™s outrageous for us. The counterclaim was super solid. To come out opposite a good group like Canada, thatâ€™s going to be during a World Cup and removing in to a additional rounds, is large for us.”
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8 CONCACAF Women’s Championship titles for USA, with a 2018 feat their fifth from 6 editions given 2000. No other nation has won a foe some-more than twice.