The football teams of United States Y Canada qualified for the quarterfinals of the golden cup after thrashing, Martinique and Haiti respectively in the second day of Group B.
The first two places of each of the four groups advance to the quarterfinals. The United States and Canada reached six points in the first places in the sector, while Martinique and Haiti were eliminated without addition.
In the second game played at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, the United States beat Martinique 6-1 with goals from Daril Dike twice, from Samuel Camille in his own goal, Miles Robinson, Gyasi Zardes and Nicholas Gioacchini.
The home side put themselves ahead 1 – 0 after 14 minutes courtesy of a breakthrough from Dike, who scored with a stunning volley following a cross from the right wing.
The Americans increased their lead in the 23rd minute when Camille scored on her own goal as she tried to block a shot from Dike. The third goal of the United States fell in the 50th minute with a header from Robinson from a cross by Eryk Williamson.
The home side put themselves ahead 1 – 0 after 59 minutes courtesy of a breakthrough from Meslien Gilles, who scored with a stunning volley following a cross from the right wing. .
Zardes scored the United States’ fifth goal in the 69th minute with a powerful cross shot inside the area, and Gioacchini closed the score at 90 when he completed a cross from Gianluca Busio without a mark in the small area.
United States Vs. Martinique: relive the incidents of the match
United States Vs. Martinique: match schedules and channels
- Peru: 20:30
- Mexico: 20:30 / TUDN
- Colombia: 20:30
- Argentina: 22:30
- Chile: 21:30
- Bolivia: 21:30
- Venezuela: 21:30
- United States: 21:30 / TUDN and UniMás
On the lawn of Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City (Kansas), also the scene of the match against Martinique, United States He grabbed the victory with a lone goal from defender Sam Vines in the eighth minute against an opponent with five victims by coronavirus. “I told the whole team that I missed the urge to score more goals, to be dangerous. We were slow and played a lot backwards.”Berhalter dressed.
The coach tries to build a solid team that does not disappoint his audience despite the lack of the main figures of European leagues, such as Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund) and Weston McKennie (Juventus), to whom Berhalter added I think of the qualifiers of the world.
Left-back Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids), 22, is one of the young men who wants to nurture the strategist for the upcoming challenges. Also on trial are talented playmaker Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City) and midfielders James Sands (New York City FC) and Eryk Williamson (Portland Timbers), who made their national team debut on Sunday.
MartiniqueFor their part, they need at least one draw against the hosts to keep their hopes up to reach the group stage. In the premiere, the Caribbean team went on to score against Canada with a goal from Emmanuel Riviere (Crotone), the first of this edition of the golden cup, but the Americans did not take long to turn the scoreboard around.
Martinique, a French overseas division, is not affiliated with FIFA and therefore only competes in Concacaf tournaments. The team that Mario Bocaly has led since 2017 has participated in seven editions of the Gold Cup and the best result was the quarterfinals in 2002.
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