USWNT books spot in Olympics after 4-0 win over Mexico

The USWNT has officially started their road to Olympic redemption.

The reigning World Cup champions booked its ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the United States Women's team beat Mexico 4-0 on Friday at Dignity Health Sports Park.

The U.S. women’s national team has been one of the more superior teams unlike their counterpart men's team. They have looked dominant everytime they joined major competition.

Now, they are bound to enjoy another Olympic run this year. The team hopes to avenge the stunning loss to Sweden in 2016. 

The quarterfinal loss in the 2016 Olympics marked the first time USWNT didn’t win a medal. 

USWNT still intact

Ten of the players on the 2016 Olympic roster in Brazil were on the lineup for Friday’s decisive match in Southern California. The team knew how important the stage was and it showed in their game as the initial whistle blew. 

Rose Lavelle broke the ice five minutes into the game. She surged past two defenders to create just enough space to fire a left-footed blast past Mexico’s keeper Emily Alvarado.

Megan Rapinoe made sweet play as well when she delivered a ball near post off a corner kick a little under ten minutes later to flick to a wide open Sam Mewis for USWNT's second goal of the night. 

Mewis would again score in the second half as she drilled a direct free kick from just outside the box. She would then finish up with a cheeky chip in the 73rd minute to put the game out for good.

USWNT out for Olympic redemption

USWNT won the medal first when Tiffeny Milbrett led U.S to win the gold vs. China during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. 

Abby Wambach won it for United States in the 2004 Olympics in Greece before Carli Lloyd did it in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics respectively.

The women's national team took a step back as they failed in their 2016 bid. The win over Mexico will give them a chance to rewrite their story this 2020 in Tokyo.

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