The U.S. women’s soccer team will go for a fourth straight Olympic title in Rio.
The Americans reached their sixth straight Games (women’s soccer debuted at Atlanta 1996) in dominating fashion, blanking Trinidad and Tobago 5-0 in an Olympic qualifier at Houston, Texas, on Friday night.
Alex Morgan scored a hat trick. Carli Lloyd and Tobin Heath added goals.
The romp capped a strong overall CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament for the U.S., which came into the night having beaten its first three opponents by a combined 16-0.
Olympic bronze medalist Canada also qualified for the Olympics earlier Friday. The U.S. and Canada will play in the tournament championship Sunday (5 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Live Extra), but the match is meaningless for Olympic qualifying purposes.
What’s next for the U.S.?
Well, deciding the Rio roster. The qualifying tournament roster was 20 players. It must be 18 for the Olympics, which is five fewer than the 2015 Women’s World Cup-winning squad.
One of the cuts figures to come at goalie behind starter Hope Solo. The U.S. had two backups at the World Cup and in the qualifying tournament.
Also consider Olympic and World Cup champions Megan Rapinoe and Christie Rampone, who weren’t on the qualifying tournament roster due to injuries but are still considered Olympic team contenders.
The Olympic women’s soccer field currently includes four of the five medalists from the last three Olympics (U.S., Canada, Brazil, Germany), missing Japan, which can qualify in March.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Japan had already qualified for the Olympic women’s soccer tournament.