USWNT 3-0 Haiti summary: score, goals, highlights, CONCACAF W Championship
USWNT - Haiti
The whistles sounds and it's three goals and three points for the USWNT in this CONCACAF W opener.
A brace from Alex Morgan and a late second half effort from Purce enough for the win.
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We'll have three minutes of added time
Switch for Haiti: Joseph and Petit-Frere on as Louis and Borgella make way
Am sure most neutrals wouldn't begrudge Alex Morgan a third goal ...having said that the San Diego Wave player has been quiet in this half.
The US are pushing for a fourth but will be content with tonight's performance. Solid, no messing and disciplined against a gutsy but ultimately inferior rival in Haiti.
... and Purce now does fire home to make it 3-0.
Duomornay is down and seems to have an issue with her back ... not looking great for the 18-yer-old who leaves the pitch.
Ten minutes remain in Monterrey as Purce almost makes it 3-0 but the Haiti keeper is valiant and saves well.
Purce slots home from a Rapinoe assist to make it 3-0... a hint of offside ...maybe from Rapinoe?
15' on the clock and it's not the cricket score that many anticipated pre-game. The USWNT have never looked in any great difficulty and have possibly taken their feet off the gas aware that this tournament runs for another two weeks.
Rapinoe on for Pugh
Megan Rapinoe is poised to make an entrance and her arrival gets a roar of approval from the small crowd at Tigres' stadium today.
Mathurin needs attention with an ankle issue as play is held up again. Looking unlikely the defender can continue...
Mews and Huerta are on for he US with O'Hara and Horan making way
The US are starting to show a superior fitness level now as the clock ticks down... the bulk of the Haiti players play their football in French lower league clubs with the US side almost all NWSL players.
So close for the US after excellent combination play ... Ashley Sanchez (who has just come on for Lavelle) pulls the ball inches wide of the Haiti goal.
So, the US felt they should have had a spot kick, but there was an offside leading up to that play which is what the ref and VAR officials were looking at.
Ref and VAR booth seem to be studying something !
The tempo of the game has dropped slightly as the oppressive heat starts to take its toll... Once again Haiti look dangerous and bring out best of Murphy between the sticks for the US who is alert and smothers a dangerous ball.
What a run from Dumornay but the 18-year-old lacks the composure and angle to finish. At the other end Alex Morgan has the ball in the net again but this one is ruled out for offside... correct call !
As much as I love it, the TV director really is milking the over stadium drone shot !
Switch for the US as Purce is on for Sophia Smith
Both teams returning to the pitch... All eyes on Roselord Borgella after her penalty miss and subsequent red and then yellow card.
Credit to Haiti, once they conceded the second goal, they seemed to play with less inhibition and for the past 15-20 minutes matched the USWNT for the closing stage of the half.
Possession at the break: USA 70-30 Haiti (%)
There goes the whistle and the half concludes with plenty of drama following the Haiti penalty miss and then the red card for Borgella that was down graded to a yellow.
Play held up again as the TV director shows some amazing drone footage of the Estadio Universitario ... a hint of Boca Juniors' La Bombonera in Buenos Aires with the yellow and blue seating...
We're well into time added on at the end of the half.
A straight red did seem harsh but the challenge was far from fair... The ref is back and amends the red to a yellow.... great officiating from the Canadian .... the right call I'd say !
That's why VAR can be good for the game !
Haiti's mission today made that bit harder after Borgella is awarded a straight red card for dangerous play...
Hold fire...ref is going to double check with VAR
Haiti manager Nicolas Delépine has been non-stop on the touchline yelling messages of encouragement for his side... plenty of 'Allez, allez' !
Borgella drives the ball off the post.... Cruel for Haiti
Clumsy challenge from Fox as she cut down her oppnent and left the ref with no choice...
Penalty for Haiti !
Less than ten minutes of the half remain and it's very much one-way-traffic here at the Estadio Universitario. Just as we say that, Haiti break and a fine stop from Murphy in the US denies the Caribbean side from pulling a goal back with Dumornay threatening.
Possession after 30 minutes:
USA 75-25 Haiti (%)
Play briefly held up as Haiti defender Louis gets medical attention for a knock to the midriff. She seems good to go and we're back in actuon....
Haiti really need to stop the flow of US attacks or we could end up with a real rout here this evening in Monterrey. Any early belief the side from the Caribbean had at the outset has been extinguished by the Alex Morgan brace.
...and there's goal No.2 for the US and once again it's Alex Morgan who is on target....this time the veteran nodding past the Haiti keeper who could only watch as the ball sailed under the bar...
Sophia Smith is looking so dangerous for the US this evening. Bossing the right flank with the Portland Thorns player delivering some really menacing balls into the Haiti box.
Alex Morgan's 116th goal in a US shirt ! Incredible numbers from the San Diego Wave player who is making her 193rd international appearance today.
Wonderful finish from the veteran Morgan with a cheeky side foot into the net following a fine assist from Pugh
Very sparse crowd in attendance at the fine Estadio Universitario, 1,000 fans max in a ground that can hold 42,000. The stadium is home to Liga MX side Tigres.
Alex Morgan connects with a fine backwards header that rattles the Haiti crossbar as the USWNT side up the pressure
Ten minutes gone in Monterrey and the young Haiti side can be happy with the opening minutes of the game where the side in pink have come closest to finding the net.
Larco in the Haiti goal has been the busier of the two stoppers to date but nothing created so far by the side in white to trouble the 19-year-old.
Haiti go close as a header from a finely floated free kick grazes the US post.
Early pressure from the US as the first corner of the night is swung over but the move comes to nothing despite Horan's protests to the Canadaian refereee.
We're underway in Monterrey....
USWNT-Haiti: weather conditions
It's a hot and sunny one to open the W Championship with temperatures into the 90's (F) with a current temperature in Monterrey of 33C / 92F.
Haiti XI confirmed
The 11 player who will take to the field for the Caribbean nation have been confirmed with all eyes on Batcheba Loius who has found the net 23 times in just 13 starts in the blue shirt of Haiti.
USWNT-Haiti: match official
Tonight's referee is Canadian Marie-Soleil Beaudoin with the top rated official expected to be called upon by FIFA to oversee games at the 2023 World Cup which is being staged in Australia and New Zealand.
Next up for the USWNT at the 'W'
After the opening game against Haiti, the USWNT will next face Jamaica on Thursday before ending their group stage campaign host nation Mexico on 11 July.
The US come into tonight's game on the back of two wins over Colombia who themselves are preparing for the Copa America Feminina. The USWNT beat the South Americans 3-0 in Colorado and recorded a 2-0 win four days later in Utah.
W Championship also doubles up as WC & Olympic qualifiers
Back-to-back women’s world champions the United States take their first step toward the 2023 tournament on Monday, playing Haiti in their CONCACAF W Championship group stage opener.
The eight-team tournament in Monterrey, Mexico, will see the top four finishers qualify for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, and the overall winner for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Tonight's USWNT opponents Haiti are currently ranked 60 in the world and come into the game on the back of a creditable 2-4 win over Costa Rica in a friendly game ahead of the W Championship.
Haiti's low point on the international stage came against the US with a 10-0 drubbing in 1991, to date highest defeat for the Caribbean island side.
The other sides in Group A at the CONCACAF W Championship, hosts Mexico and Jamaica are in acton later tonight with Mexico and the US the fancied sides to advance from the group stage with the top two progressing to the semi-final stage.
USWNT XI named
US coach Vlatko Andonovski names the first starting US team in the competition as Becky Sauerbrunn captains the side which features Alex Morgan and Rose Lavelle.
USWNT looking to hit back after Tokyo disapointment
The four-times World Cup winners are out for revenge after a disappointing bronze finish at last year’s Tokyo Games, with pride on the line for the perennial favourites.
Last month the U.S. selected a mix of veteran talent - including 2019 Ballon d’Or winner Megan Rapinoe, forward Alex Morgan and captain Becky Sauerbrunn - and relative newcomers, like National Women’s Soccer League Rookie of the Year Trinity Rodman, to their squad.
Haiti unfancied heading into W Championship opener
The USA has played Haiti seven times, winning each of the previous meetings between the teams without conceding. Five of the previous seven meetings have come during Concacaf Qualifying – three in World Cup Qualifying and two in Olympic qualifying.
The Universitario Stadium, San Nicolás de los Garza (Mexico) is the venue for tonight's action as the 11th edition of the CONCACAF W Championship gets underway.
The action from the Monterrey region of Mexico gets underway at 7:00 pm ET / 01:00 CEST (on the Tuesday)
Hello and welcome to our live coverage as the US and Haiti face-off in the opening game of the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship.