USMNT opens 2021 by scoring 7 in mauling of Trinidad & Tobago
ORLANDO, Fla.– The U.S. Guy’s National Group simply began the new year the same method it completed the last: with a lopsided victory over a Concacaf enemy.
The USMNT began a busy 2021 on the right foot on Sunday night, whipping Trinidad & Tobago by a 7-0 mark in a friendly at Exploria Stadium. Jesus Ferreira led the method for the dominant Americans with two goals and three helps while Paul Arriola and Jonathan Lewis bagged a brace each. Miles Robinson score the video game’s other objective.
Gregg Berhalter’s side outshot the Soca Warriors by a 16-2 mark in the exhibit match that was 4-0 at halftime, however required a second-half charge kick save from debuting goalkeeper Matt Turner to keep the nothing.
With the win, the USMNT has now beaten its last two challengers by a combined score of 13-0 following last month’s six-goal rout of El Salvador.
The Americans produced a dream start in Central Florida, with Lewis scoring after just two minutes on a basic finish from the center of the penalty location following a feed from Ferreira.
The striker went from service provider to finisher seven minutes later on to a cap a cool team sequence. The ball was played from right to left on the objective, with Ferreira striking house a Sam Vines cross.
Arriola participated in on the scoring fun with two tallies before halftime. He played Ferreira in on objective in the 22nd minute before receiving a return pass that was slotted in with ease, and released a deflected 41st-minute shot that kissed the right post prior to discovering the web.
The USMNT declined to let up in the second half regardless of the lopsided score. Miles Robinson made it 5-0 with a headed finish for his first worldwide objective in the 52nd minute, Lewis scored his second of the night with a low effort three minutes later on, and Ferreira slotted home the Americans’ seventh shortly after the hour-mark.
Trinidad & Tobago might have put a damage in the Americans’ night in the 66th minute after the debuting Andres Perea was whistled for a high foot in package. Turner dove to his right to deny the Alvin Jones charge, and maintain the shutout in his USMNT debut.