The US Women’s Soccer Team Has Qualified For the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

The USWNT got on the board early in the match against Mexico, with midfielder Rose Lavelle sailing a long-range strike into the back of the net in the first five minutes. Nine minutes later, Samantha Mewis scored off a corner kick from forward Megan Rapinoe, floating the ball over the head of goalkeeper Emily Alvarado.

The teams traded shots for much of the game, but the US eventually pulled away, with both Mewis and forward Christen Press scoring goals in the second half. They’ll face Canada in the finals of the tournament on Sunday at 6 p.m. ET; the winner will earn the conference’s top seed for the Olympics.

Fresh off a dominant performance at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the US women’s soccer team will have yet another opportunity to prove themselves on the world stage: this time at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

With a 4-0 finish over Mexico in the semifinals of the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament, the American women secured their spot at the Games, where play will begin on Wednesday, July 22.

CARSON, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Samantha Mewis #3 of USA celebrates with his team mates after scores 2nd goal during the semifinals game between Mexico and United States as part of the 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying at Dignity Health Sports Park on February 7, 2020 in Carson, California. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)

Tokyo will be a redemption story for the four-time Olympic gold medalists, who suffered an early loss to Sweden in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Games in Rio. If the team’s record in the qualifying tournament is any indication – so far, the Americans have held each of their opponents scoreless – they’re most certainly up for the challenge.

10 New Year’s Resolutions That Are Way More Specific (and Attainable) Than “Get in Shape”

Getting in shape is one of the most common new year’s resolutions year after year, and for good reason. Whether you want to feel more confident in your skin, lose weight for health reasons, have more energy, or just feel stronger, getting in shape can be one of the best ways to achieve all kinds of worthwhile goals.

A staggering number of people fail at their fitness-related resolutions, though, and setting goals that are too broad or too undefined – like “get in shape” – is one of the reasons.

Research shows that we have a better shot of achieving goals that are specific and quantifiable, meaning we know exactly what success will look like and we can measure our progress along the way. “Get in shape” can mean vastly different things to different people, and if you don’t know exactly what it means to you, how can you possibly achieve it? Instead, here are 10 resolutions that offer more specific, measurable goals that just might help you get in the best shape of your life in 2020.

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