The U.S. women’s national team breezed through CONCACAF qualifying to secure a spot in the World Cup next year in France as the United States earned a World Cup berth with a 6-0 victory over Jamaica on Sunday night in the semifinals.
The Americans still have to face Canada.
Canada, ranked No. 5 in the world, also clinched a spot in France with a 7-0 victory over Panama in the earlier semifinal at Toyota Stadium.
The top three finishers in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship represent the region in France, so the winners of both semifinals earned a berth before the final.
The title match between the United States and Canada and the third-place game are set for Wednesday in Frisco. The fourth-place finisher will face Argentina in a playoff for a spot in France.
Jamaica, ranked No. 64th in the world, is still vying to become the first Caribbean nation to go to a World Cup. The Reggae Girlz upset Costa Rica 1-0 in the group stage before routing Cuba 9-0 to finish second to Canada in Group B.
Seventeen teams have earned trips to the World Cup. There are seven spots yet to be determined.