After the first 45 minutes, the United States made two wins in the group stage of the Gold Cup, defeating Trinidad and Tobago 6-0 on Saturday night in Cleveland. 1
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Zack Steffen was the first goalkeeper to be seriously tested when he was forced to repulse Kulem Hylland's rough drive nine Trinidad minutes in the competition. But the worst was Highland, who had the spirit after his shot and could not keep going, and fell for Kevin Molino only a quarter of an hour in the game.
The two sides exchanged their chances in the first 40 minutes. neither Aaron Long broke the dead end four minutes before the first half. He grabbed his head at the end of a thrown cross by Christian Pulisic, making his effort under goalkeeper Marvin Phillip in his first of two goals at night.
And much like the victory over Guyana on Tuesday, Greg Bertalter's men struggled to dictate the conditions of the race in the first half just to gain momentum after the interval. the box fell in front of the Columbus crew to join. He added his second night three minutes later, firing a shot along Philip's outstretched hands and at the top corner.
Just three minutes later he dropped a hat trick twice in a quick sequence, first knocking woodcarving and then holding a headed-out salvation from Philip.
Pulisic made 4-0 at 73 minutes, passing the ball in the far corner after the deputy Jordan Morris chose h Im in acre space inside the area. Maurice added another helper five minutes later, sending a ball through the six-yard box in which Paul Arriola joined to make 5: 0 lead in the six-yard box and hidden in the mesh.
"We are progressing to the next round," said Berhaltter. "It was important, our focus was to prepare for this game, knowing that if we could get to the next round, that was the group's focus." Trinidad was on his way.