The Portuguese had been recruited at great expense from Porto.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jenna Nighswonger and Jaedyn Shaw scored in the first half, and the United States rebounded from its loss to Mexico with a 3-0 victory over Colombia on Sunday night to advance to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup. Lindsey Horan also converted a penalty in the opening minutes for the Americans, who shook off the embarrassment of their 2-0 loss to Mexico last Monday in the final game of group play. The U.S. was back in dominant form against an impressive Colombian
Canada will have to get past the United States to make it to the inaugural CONCACAF W Gold Cup final. The Americans, ranked second in the world, defeated No. 23 Colombia 3-0 in a chippy contest Sunday to set up a semifinal date on Wednesday with the 10th-ranked Canadians at San Diego's Snapdragon Stadium. The U.S.-Colombia match played at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, saw seven yellow cards including four to the South Americans. Canada advanced to the final four on Saturday by edging No. 43 Costa
Alex Morgan, just two short weeks ago, was being phased out as the USWNT striker. On Sunday, she keyed a Gold Cup quarterfinal win over Colombia.