16 Jul Martinique vs. United States – Football Match Report – July 15, 2021
The USA rode a pair of Daryl Dike objectives to a simple 6-1 win over Martinique to e-book a spot within the knockout rounds of the 2021 Gold Cup on Thursday night time in Kansas Metropolis.
The U.S. improved to 37 wins, one loss and 4 attracts within the Gold Cup group stage.
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Dike opened the scoring for the U.S. with a glancing header from a pleasant cross into the field from Matthew Hoppe.
A Martinique personal objective led to the second for the People, when after a goalmouth scramble and a close to miss from Gianluca Busio the ball trickled into the web off of defender Samuel Camille.
The U.S. began scorching after the break with Miles Robinson scoring earlier than Dike netted an aesthetic second to place Gregg Berhalther’s facet up 4-Zero earlier than the hour mark.
Emmanuel Riviere struck from the penalty spot to get Martinique on the scoreboard, however Gyasi Zardes offset that strike quickly after with a scientific shot on the again of a pleasant team transfer to revive the four-goal lead for the U.S.
Nicholas Gioacchini added additional gloss to the scoreline, ending a close-range shot from a Busio cross to make it 6-1 in favor of the U.S.
Hoppe, who began, and Donovan Pines, who entered within the 70th, raised the total to 47 debuts in 31 matches beneath Berhalter.
Berhalter modified seven starters from final weekend’s opening 1-Zero win over Haiti, inserting defender James Sands together with Busio, George Bello, Eryck Williamson, Christian Roldan, Hoppe and Dike. The lineup averaged 5 worldwide appearances and was in impact a junior varsity, with solely Roldan commonly getting a lot time with the first participant pool.
Dike, coming off a breakout mortgage from Orlando to second-tier Barnsley in England’s second-tier League Championship, raised his worldwide objectives total to a few. He put the U.S. forward within the 14th minute with a header off an extended cross from Hoppe.
Subsequent up for the U.S. is a Group B-deciding match towards Canada on Sunday to see which nation takes prime honors and earns a No. 1 seed within the quarterfinals.