COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The U.S. overcame a scoreless first half and some nervous moments to beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Both U.S. goals were scored by rising star Christian Pulisic, the 18-year-old midfielder who now has six goals in his 15 appearances for the United States.
The visitors frustrated the U.S. mightily with a 5-4-1 formation and a defensive posture, and Trinidad and Tobago could have gone ahead on more than one occasion. But the U.S. eventually made enough big plays when it mattered to seal the win. With seven points in its last three qualifiers, the U.S. has recovered well under Arena after losing its first two games of the Hexagonal last November.
Here are three thoughts on the game:
What more can you say about the kid? After 52 minutes of scoreless frustration for the U.S., the 18-year-old Pulisic scored twice to send a spasm of relief among American fans who knew getting three points at home was crucial on Thursday.
Pulisic’s first goal—a straightforward finish down the middle—came after some brilliant work by Darlington Nagbe and DeAndre Yedlin in the box. Pulisic’s second goal, just 10 minutes
Article source: http://www.foxsports.com/soccer/story/usa-trinidad-tobago-world-cup-qualifier-christian-pulisic-060817
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