The U.S. women’s national soccer team continued to pummel opponents at the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in Vancouver on Tuesday, defeating Mexico 4-0 to win the group and set up a decisive semifinal match Friday against Costa Rica.
Midfielder Carli Lloyd recorded a hat trick as the Americans completed group play with a 31-0 goal difference in three victories. In those matches, the shot and corner kick margins were 103-15 and 28-4, respectively.
Goalkeeper Hope Solo is nursing a quadriceps injury but hopes to play against Costa Rica (2-1-0). Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on Universal Sports, concacaf.com and universalsports.com. Canada (3-0-0) will face Mexico (2-1-0) in the later match. The semifinal winners will secure Olympic berths.
Video of Lloyd’s goals and postgame interview: