America males’s nationwide soccer group earned a spot within the 2024 Copa America regardless of a 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago within the second leg of the Concacaf Nations League quarterfinal on Monday in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
The U.S. gained the combination collection 4-2 after a 3-0 win in Austin, Texas, on Thursday. Because of this, the Individuals additionally superior to the semifinals of the Nations League in March, a match through which the U.S. is two-time defending champion.
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Antonee Robinson put the U.S. forward within the twenty fifth minute earlier than Trinidad and Tobago took benefit of Sergiño Dest’s crimson card within the thirty ninth to take over the match.
Fortuitously for the U.S., it had sufficient of a cushion to resist the following onslaught as a result of away objectives mattered. Robinson’s diving header for the lead meant Trinidad and Tobago needed to defeat the U.S. by 4 objectives to win the collection.
The hosts tried.
Reon Moore tied it within the forty third minute and Calvin Jones ripped a 35-yard free kick within the 57th to make it attention-grabbing.
Dest, who assisted on Robinson’s purpose, was despatched off after his inexplicable actions led to a pair of yellow playing cards inside seconds after arguing with Guatemalan referee Walter López.
He was upset by an earlier non-call when he believed he was fouled. When play stopped, he punted the ball towards the stands for his first card. His teammates tried to restrain him however he saved barking on the referee and was proven a second warning. Dest will now be suspended for the semifinal.
U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter introduced in proper again Joe Scally for Reyna after the ejection to revive a four-man again line.
Berhalter inserted midfielder Luca de la Torre and forwards Brenden Aaronson and Ricardo Pepi instead of injured midfielder Weston McKennie and forwards Malik Tillman and Kevin Paredes in the beginning of the sport.
The U.S. will host the Copa America subsequent summer season, which can embody 10 groups from CONMEBOL (South America) and 6 groups from Concacaf, from June 20 to July 14.
The U.S. and three different groups that advance to the Concacaf Nations League semifinals routinely qualify whereas the quarterfinal losers, together with Trinidad and Tobago, can have a play-in matches in March to find out the ultimate two spots.
Earlier on Monday, organizers introduced that Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta will host the 2024 Copa América opener and the ultimate will likely be performed at South Florida’s Onerous Rock Stadium.
The U.S. completed the yr with 11 wins, 4 losses and three attracts, going 4-2 within the begin of Berhalter’s second time period as coach. The match in largely empty Hasely Crawford Stadium was 34 years and in the future after Paul Caligiuri’s purpose there lifted the U.S. to a 1-0 win and into its first World Cup in 40 years.
Data from The Related Press and Reuters was used on this report.