- Kristie Mewis (89')
- Lizbeth Ovalle (73')
The United States women's national team won Group A with nine points (3-0-0). Jamaica (2-1-0, six points) came in second following a 4-0 victory over Haiti (1-2-0, three points) on Monday. Mexico (0-3-0, no point) came in last place and was eliminated from contention for the 2023 Women's World Cup.
In the semifinals on Thursday, the U.S. will play Costa Rica while Jamaica will face Canada. The final is July 18. The four semifinalists are assured of berths in next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, while the third-place group finishers, Haiti and Panama, are headed for FIFA interconfederation playoffs in search of World Cup bids.
"I was very happy to see at the end that we still found a way. It wasn't pretty, it wasn't nice, but in order to win big tournaments, we know that sometimes you just have to find a way, and we were able to do that," U.S. coach Vlatko Andonovski said.
The U.S. had already accomplished the first of two goals for the tournament: By earning a top-two finish in Group A, it was assured of a spot in the next World Cup. The U.S. team is the two-time defending World Cup champion.
The other objective is winning the CONCACAF W Championship to receive the automatic berth in the 2024 Summer Olympics.
While the U.S. needed a win or draw to finish first in the group heading into the semifinals, Mexico was in desperation mode after losses to Jamaica (1-0) and Haiti (3-0). It needed a victory to possibly earn a berth in an interconfederation playoff.
Mexico played an inspired first half and got a little early luck when the United States' Margaret Purce sent a shot from the right side through the Mexican goal box and off the far post in the 15th minute.
- Myriam Marcotte