U.S. U-20 women qualify for semifinals
CORDOBA, Mexico -- Lauren Cheney and Jessica Rodstedt scored two goals apiece to lead the U.S. Under-20 women's soccer team over El Salvador 5-0 Monday to qualify for the semifinals of the CONCACAF pre-world tournament.
Cheney scored in the 28th and 32nd minutes, and Carolina Drew in the 44th to give the U.S. a 3-0 lead at halftime. Rodstedt added scores in the 55th and 81st minutes for the final margin.
Jamaica also clinched a spot in the semifinals, beating Suriname 9-0. Kenesha Reid, Kimmia Parker and Venicia Reid scored two goals apiece. Shakira Duncan and Julie Fearon also scored, and Suriname's Daniella Rolder had an own-goal.
The United States finished first in Group B, and will face Mexico in the semifinals on Wednesday. Jamaica faces Group A winner Canada in the other semifinal.