What you need to know about the USWNT upcoming match against Jamaica
Margaret Purce, #20, and Allyson Swab, #17, fighting for the ball during a game between Jamaica and USWNT in 2021
Coming off a 3-0 win over Haiti, the U.S. Women’s National Team will return to action on Thursday, July 7 for their second game of group play in the 2022 Concacaf W Championship, which doubles as the 2023 World Cup qualifiers. The team will face off against Jamaica, who won their first match against home team Mexico 1-0, at Estadio BBVA. With both nations looking to secure a spot in the 2023 World Cup and continue their winning ways, here are a few things you should know before the match.
The USWNT and Jamaica are no strangers. Thursday’s game in Monterrey will mark the fifth meeting between the USA and Jamaica as well as the fourth in a Concacaf Qualifying match. The four previous meetings resulted in shutout wins from the USA. During the 2018 World cup qualifiers, the most recent Concacaf qualifying match between the two, the USWNT defeated Jamaica, 6-0, ensuring the Americans spot in the 2019 FIFA World Cup in France. Twelve of the 23 players on Jamaica’s 2022 W Championship roster were on the 2019 team that represented Jamaica in their very first World Cup. The two nations also squared of in a World Cup qualifying camp in 2008, 6-0 win for the USA, and in 1994, 10-0 victory for the Americans.
The USWNT is on a winning track and on a high from a great win on July 4th. The 3-0 defeat over Haiti earned Alex Morgan her 116th and 117th international goals to record her 29th career multi-goal game, which is the third best in U.S. history. Of the eight U.S. players to make their qualifying debut, Margaret Purce shined as she scored the final goal from 12 yards out, which makes that her fourth career goal and first in qualifying. The shutout against the Haitians marks the 29th consecutive clean sheet in qualifying matches for thhe USWNT.
After competing against Panama in the Third-Place Match in 2018, Jamaica prevailed on penalty kicks and made history when they qualified for the Women’s World Cup for the first time. Their win over Mexico to start the 2022 Concacaf W Championship furthers the girls momentum of getting back to the World Cup in 2023. This will make for a great game Thursday as both nations are hungry for a win to secure their spot! The match will kick off at 7 p.m. ET with broadcast coverage available on Paramount+ and the ViX App. Following Jamaica, the USWNT will face off against Mexico on July 11.