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Alex Morgan's hat trick leads U.S. to 5-0 win and Olympic berth

Alex Morgan's hat trick leads U.S. to 5-0 win and Olympic berth

Alex Morgan scored three goals and the United States secured a spot in the Olympics this summer with a 5-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago on Friday night in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.

The World Cup champions, ranked No. 1 world, will seek their fourth straight Olympic gold medal and fifth overall.

There were two Olympic berths up for grabs in the North and Central America and Caribbean region. Canada secured the other spot in Brazil with a 3-1 semifinal victory over Costa Rica in the earlier match Friday at BBVA Compass Stadium.

It is the third straight trip to the Olympics for the 11th-ranked Canadians, who will face the United...

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