Brown receives best young player award

By Sports Desk October 18, 2018
Jody Brown. Jody Brown.

Young Jamaica winger Jody Brown has been named as the young player of the just concluded CONCACAF Women's Championship.

The speedy 16-year-old was a crucial part of the team’s historic push to become the first Caribbean women’s team to qualify for the World Cup.  In addition to terrorizing opposition defenses, Brown scored four goals throughout the tournament.

The teenager, however, netted crucially to put the team 2-1 ahead against Panama in the third-place qualifier on Wednesday.  The Panamanians went on to equalize before the Jamaicans won the game 4-2 via a penalty shootout.  Brown’s goal came in the 95th minute.  The player previously scored a hat-trick in a 9-0 win against Cuba in their final group game.

US striker Alex Morgan, who tallied the insurance goal against Canada, was named the winner of the Golden Boot as the top goal-scorer of the tournament with seven goals.

The Americans placed eight players on the Best XI -- defenders Kelley O'Hara, Abby Dahlkemper and Crystal Dunn, midfielders Lindsey Horan and Ertz and forwards Tobin Heath, Megan Rapinoe and Morgan.

Also selected were Bailey as the goalkeeper, Canada defender Rebecca Quinn and Canada midfielder Jessie Fleming.

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