The US dominate Jamaica in Friendly
The United States faced Jamaica in an International Friendly in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The US brought the best of the best, headline a Starting Lineup of:
LB: Dest RB: Cannon CB: Brooks CB: Long G: Steffen (C)
Jamaica went with a 4-3-2-1 lineup and was ready for combat with the US. Jamaica had won 3 of their last 5. In their most recent match on November 17, 2020, they beat Saudi Arabia, 2-1, after losing to them just 3 days later, 3-0. These were their first games after COVID shutdown. Just before COVID, on March 11, 2020, they beat their former British colony counter parts, Bermuda, 2-0. The US had won 4 of their last 5, all being in 2020 and 2021. They opened the decade up by beating Costa Rica right before the shutdown, 1-0. In November of 2020, they drew with the hard to beat Welsh, 0-0, routed Panama, 6-2, and in December 2020, shutout El Salvador, 6-0.The US open 2021 up on Janurary 31 by waloping Trinidad and Tabago, 7-0. The US has played amazingly and looks like they could be the future of the CONCACAF Nations League.
The US suited up in their all-blue uniforms while Jamaica suited up in their yellow jerseys with black shorts. The game was very intresting in the first minutes and it looked to be a possible draw, but Sergino Dest had something to say. In the 34th minute, he put the ball past the leaping Jamaican goalie and into the back of the net for a beautiful goal to put the US up 1-0. The goal was Sergino's first international goal. Dest plays as a defender for FC Barcalona and is one of the Americans showing that America knows soccer. The game went to half with the score 1-0.
At the stary of the 2nd half, the US subbed Chris Richards and Brenden Aaronson for Aaron Long and for Christian Pilusic. In the 46th minute, Reggie Cannon got a yellow card as the US seemend to be going to sleep. But the US wasn't ready to go to sleep yet, though, as they expanded their lead to 2-0 in the 52nd minute when substitute Brenden Aaronson scored on a cross from Josh Sargent. Sargent got his first international assist while Aaronsen's goal gave him a score on back to back US appearences. The US brought in 2 more subs in the 68th minute with Antonee Robinson and Nicholas Gioacchini coming in for Sergino Dest and Giovanni Renya. Jamaica wasn't done yet, though, and rallied to score a goal from Jamal Lowe in the 70th minute to make it 2-1. The US sent in another sub in the 73rd, sending in Luca de la Torre for Yunus Musah. The US did the same thing 10 minutes later, sending in Jordan Siebatcheu for Josh Sargent. This was Jordan's US Men's Team debut, and he was ready. The US wanted to expand their lead and they did. In the 83rd minute, Sebastian Lleget scored on a nice cross from Nicholas Giaocchini to expand the lead and get the US out of the 1 goal zone. Then, 7 minutes later, in the 90th minute, Sebastain Lleget struck again with an assist from Luca de la Torre to give the US a very comfortable lead. This was de la Torre's first international assist. This was Seba's second of the night. The US held Jamaica all the way through stoppage time, and won 4-1. This was a huge win for the US as the whole team looked good. Sergino Dest was named Man of the Match after his first international goal. The USMNT's future is bright and tonight was a big night for milestones for their future.