Costa Rica defeats Haiti 2-0

Raquel Rodriguez scored twice and Costa Rica defeated Haiti 2-0 in group play Friday at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament.

Rodriguez, who was traded in the offseason to the Portland Thorns of the National Women’s Soccer League, scored on a header in the 57th minute after a scoreless first half. She added her second in the 66th.

Costa Rica opened the tournament on Tuesday with a 6-1 victory over Panama. The two wins put Las Ticas in good position for a berth in the semifinals.

Haiti fell 4-0 to the World Cup-winning U.S. national team in its group opener, but goalkeeper Kerly Theus was impressive with six saves against the Americans.