COSTA RICA SPORTS NEWS — Abby Wambach, international soccer’s all-time leading scorer, posted a first-half hat trick Sunday and finished with four goals as the U.S. women’s national team clobbered Costa Rica, 6-0, to win a seventh CONCACAF championship and continue a near-perfect reign in the region’s World Cup qualifying history. Both teams had already secured berths in next summer’s global tournament in Canada.

Carli Lloyd catches Megan Rapinoe after the Americans took a 2-0 lead against Costa Rica at PPL Park. (By Mitchell Leff — Getty Images)
Carli Lloyd catches Megan Rapinoe after the Americans took a 2-0 lead against Costa Rica at PPL Park. (By Mitchell Leff — Getty Images)

In the third-place match at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., Mexico claimed a Cup slot with a 4-2 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in extra time. T&T will face Ecuador in a two-leg playoff for an additional berth.

Scoring

Wambach (Brian), 4th minute.

Lloyd (Wambach), 17th.

Wambach (Lloyd), 35th.

Wambach (Lloyd), 41st.

Wambach (Leroux), 71st.

Leroux (Heath), 73rd.

Source: Sports Insider