Carli Lloyd scores a hat trick, Heather O’ Reilly chips in with another as USA easily beat Mexico, 4-0, to secure a semi-final spot against Costa Rica in the Olympics qualifiers. This result reversed their shocking loss to Mexico in the World Cup qualifiers which forced them into a playoff match. The US poured 31 unanswered goals in three thoroughly dominating performances in this tournament.
Canada plays Mexico to decide the two berths to the 2012 Olympics from the CONCACAF region. The two matches will be played Friday.
The US dedicated the match to injured defender Ali Krieger, out with two torn knee ligaments, who will most likely miss the Olympics, should the US qualify.
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