Ricardo Pepi, Antonee Robinson, and Gio Reyna scored late objectives in an extent of seven minutes, driving the US over Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 on Thursday night in the opener of a two-leg series for a billet in the following year’s Copa America.
Pepi entered in the 66th second and put the US ahead in the 82nd with a decided shot from a Robinson pass.
Robinson copied the lead in the 86th with a long-range left-foot shot that diverted off Alvin Jones and past goalkeeper Denzil Smith, and Reyna added his third practical in two matches in the 89th after a speedy touch from Folarin Balogun.
The second leg of the Concacaf Countries Connection quarter-last series is Monday night in Trinidad, where the Americans were denied a billet in the 2018 World Cup with a 2-1 disaster in October 2017.
The US held a man advantage for a lot of Thursday night after Noah Powder, a 25-year-old Trinidad midfielder from New Jersey, was shot out in the 38th second. Powder was shown his resulting yellow card for swinging a leg and stunning Weston McKennie from behind.
In any case, with the Americans missing Christian Pulisic, Tim Weah, and Tyler Adams considering wounds, they battled against world No 99 Trinidad ignoring 75% having a spot in the major half. The Americans outshot the Soca Competitors 7-0 in the half yet placed no shots on track.
Jamaican power Oshan Nation immediately yielded a discipline in the 60th second when Daniel Phillips slid from behind into McKennie in the discipline region, however, the call was traded after a video study.
The subsequent leg will be at Port-of-Spain’s Hasely Crawford Field, 34 years and one day after Paul Caligiuri’s practical at that field lifted the US to a 1-0 win over the Soca Legends and the Americans’ most essential World Cup appearance in a truly lengthy timespan. Around 20 miles south in Couva, Trinidad beat the US in 2017 and finished the Americans’ touch of World Cups at seven.