Ricardo Pepi scored two goals in the second half of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying Thursday night in Austin, Texas, to beat the United States 2-0 against Jamaica.
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Walker Zimmerman, Yunus Musah and Paul Arriola were given the first start of the World Cup qualifying cycle, and Weston McKennie returned from a two-game ban. Due to a violation of the team’s COVID rules..
The United States stood in front of a large spell in the first half and saw two clear pass penalties screaming, but neither team had a breakthrough and the game was a break. It remained goalless.
Featured stock Pepi led the United States early in the second half, with Musa heading home from Ariola’s cross after a strong 1-0 shot.
It was 2-0 for Americans shortly after that time Pepi returned home from the pinpoint Brenden Aaronson cross on his second night, giving Gregg Berhalter a breathtaking side. was.
“We are all excited. We are sitting here and on the (pepi) train,” Barholter said. “What you see and what I really like, he has this instinct [to score].. It’s really difficult to teach it to the players. “
In the first half of the United States, Grenada referee Leong Radix was confused twice in the first qualifying. In each case, the Jamaicans denied what appeared to be a clear scoring chance to draw a red card, but instead issued a warning both times.
The first match was only 20 seconds after the start of the match when Paul Arriola was free and Kemar Lawrence tackled. In the 34th minute Damion Lowe fouled Aaronson in the yard outside the penalty area.
Pepi made his Major League Soccer debut in FC Dallas in June 2019 and was decided shortly before the start of qualifying to play in the United States beyond Mexico. His sudden rise on the international stage has aroused interest in European clubs interested in transfers.
“I feel like I belonged to a team and worked only to represent the country. I feel like I made a big decision. As I said when I made the decision, I’m going to give everything. It was. The team and that’s what I’m doing. “
The 13th-placed American, who played without injured attackers Christian Pulisic and Giovanni Reyna, won two consecutive qualifying rounds after opening with two draws and eight out of fourteen games at CONCACAF. It improved to the point.
The next US is an away match with Panama on October 10th, three days later, before hosting Costa Rica.
Information from Reuters and the Associated Press was used in this story.
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United States vs Jamaica-Soccer Match Report-October 7, 2021
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