The United States hosts Trinidad and Tobago at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas to kick off the Concacaf Nations Leagues quarterfinals in the first leg between the two teams.
The match, surprisingly, looked like it was about to end in a goalless draw, as Smith stepped up and wore a number for Trinidad and Tobago, but in the final half, the USMNT came out on top. top and ended up scoring.
United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 3-0; Ricardo Pepi, Robinson and Gio Reyna were the authors of the victory.
The key to the United States’ victory over Trinidad and Tobago
‘Captain America’ is gone
The absence of the most talented soccer player in the United States was clearly known, as AC Milan striker Christian Pulisic was absent due to injury and Gregg Berhalter was unable to use his skills on the ball to show it on the scoreboard.
The USMNT with one more man
Noah Powder was the first caution of the game in just the 18th minute for a serious challenge on McKennie, but it didn’t stop there, as in the 37th minute he received a double yellow card and left Trinidad and Tobago with 10 men during the last half of the first half and the entire second half.
VAR overturned the penalty
The Juventus midfielder, Weston McKennie, fell inside the area in the 60th minute and the whistler decided to score a penalty for the United States, however, after the intervention of the technology, the VAR reversed his call.
Denzil Smith in wall mode
Trinidad and Tobago’s goalkeeper, Denzil Smith, dressed as a hero by preventing the United States from breaking the deadlock for almost 80 minutes, while the goalkeeper flew on several occasions and became a number for his squad.
The United States won it in the last half of the game
When everything seemed to be decided at the Hasely Crawford National Stadium in Port of Spain, the scores of the United States appeared to set the order and almost define the key.
Ricardo Pepi appeared in the 82′ to finish off a backheel and break the goal, later, Robinson nailed a left-footed shot into the corner in the 86′ and Gio Reyna decided to join the goal party after good partnership with Folarin Balogun in 89′ .