The selection of USA fell 2-1 this Monday in the second leg of the quarterfinals of the Nations League CONCACAFbut advanced thanks to the 3-0 in the first leg and, in addition to reaching the semifinals of this tournament, sealed the ticket for the America Cup of 2024, of which it will be the host country.
USA They advanced with an aggregate result of 4-2 in this tie, which was much closer than the scoreboard reflected and which ended up being decided thanks to the American victory in the first leg, achieved in the last ten minutes of that match.
The defender of Fulham Antonee Robinsonauthor of a goal and an assist in the first leg, gave the advantage to USA on the visit to Trinidad and Tobago with a header in the 25th minute after an assist from Serginho Dest.
But to the team Greg Berhalter The duel became complicated in the 39th minute, when Serginho Dest was sent off for seeing two yellow cards in a few seconds. The first for kicking the ball away, and the second for continuing to protest repeatedly to the referee.
With ten men, Trinidad and Tobago He took courage and came back with goals from Leon Moore in 43 and Alvin Jones in the 53rd minute, with a powerful direct free kick from 28 meters in which goalkeeper Matt Turner could do more.
The United States was scared and Trinidad and Tobago had two opportunities to score the third and possibly reopen the match.
The United States managed to defend itself and the 1-2 score was enough to achieve a double objective: semifinals of the League of Nations and a ticket for the Copa América.
He did so on a day when CONMEBOL announced that Miami and Atlanta will host the final and opening match, respectively.
The final of this Copa América, which will be held entirely in the United States, will take place on Sunday, July 14, 2024 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, which can accommodate more than 65,000 spectators.
For its part, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, with capacity for more than 71,000 spectators, will kick off the tournament on June 20.
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