Here are some interesting notes and information about the U.S. women’s national team about the upcoming Concacaf Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament.

This piece was compiled and written by U.S. Soccer.

  • This will be the second Concacaf Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament to be held in Mexico, with the 2010 tournament also being held there.
  • The United States won the first four CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournaments in which it competed (1991, 1994, 2002 and 2006) but fell to Mexico in the semifinal of the 2010 competition, which forced the USA to win the Third-Place match and then defeat Italy in a two-game playoff to earn a berth to the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.
  • It remains the USA’s only loss in this qualifying tournament.
  • The USA won this competition in 2014, defeating Mexico 3-0 in the semifinal to qualify for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and then took down Costa Rica 6-0 in the title game.
  • In 2018, the USA also won this tournament, defeating Jamaica 6-0 in the semifinal to earn a berth to the 2019 Women’s World Cup before defeating Canada, 2-0, in the championship game.
  • The first four CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying championship games in which the USA participated featured a USA vs. Canada match-up, but as host of the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Canada did not participate in the 2014 qualifying tournament. The teams did not meet in the 2011 tournament, when Canada won its only championship.
  • The USA has played Mexico in all seven previous Concacaf World Cup qualifying tournaments in which it has participated. As host, the USA did not participate in the qualifying tournament for the 1999 Women’s World Cup.
  • The USA has played Jamaica twice in World Cup qualifying, but the first time was in 1994. The most recent meeting in the semifinal in 2018.
  • The USWNT has faced Haiti three times in World Cup qualifying, but once was way back in 1991 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The teams also met in the World Cup qualifying tournaments in 2010 and 2014.
  • The USA is 32-1-0 all-time in Concacaf Women’s World Cup qualifying.

 

MEXICO

Current FIFA World Rank: 27

Country Code: MEX

Concacaf W Qualifying: Advanced to Championship round by winning Group A during qualifying

Women’s World Cup Appearances: 3 (1999, 2011, 2015)

Olympic Appearances: 1 (2004)

Overall Record vs. USA: 1-39-1 (W-L-D)

Last Meeting vs. USA: July 5, 2021 (4-0 win for the USA in East Hartford, Conn. in Pre-Olympic Send-Off Series)

Record vs. USA in Concacaf Qualifying: 1-12-0 (1-6-0 World Cup Qualifying; 0-6-0 Olympic Qualifying)

Fast Fact: Entering this tournament, the USA has played Mexico in all seven Concacaf World Cup qualifying tournaments in which it has participated.

 

Jamaica
Current FIFA World Rank: 51
Country Code: JAM
Concacaf W Qualifying: 
Advanced to Championship round by winning Group C during qualifying
Women’s World Cup Appearances: 1 (2019)
Olympic Appearances: 
N/A
Overall Record vs. USA:
 0-4-0 (W-L-D)
Last Meeting vs. USA: 
June 13, 2021 (4-0 win for the USA in Houston, Texas in the 2021 Summer Series)
Record vs. USA in Concacaf Qualifying: 
0-3-0 (0-2-0 World Cup Qualifying; 0-1-0 Olympic Qualifying)
Fast Fact:
 Jamaica made its Women’s World Cup debut 2019, defeating Panama in penalty kicks in the Third-Place Match at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship to become the first ever Caribbean nation to qualifying for a Women’s World Cup.

 

HAITI
Current FIFA World Rank: 61
Country Code: HAI
Concacaf W Qualifying: 
Advanced to Championship round by winning Group E
Women’s World Cup Appearances: N/A
Olympic Appearances: 
N/A
Overall Record vs. USA: 
0-7-0
Last Meeting vs. USA: 
Jan. 28, 2020 (4-0 win for the USA in Houston, Texas during Olympic Qualifying)
Record vs. USA in Concacaf Qualifying: 
0-5-0 (0-3-0 World Cup Qualifying; 0-2-0 Olympic Qualifying)
Fast Fact: 
Haiti hosted the first-ever Concacaf Women’s Championship in 1991, which the USA won to qualify for the inaugural Women’s World Cup.

 

 

 

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