USMNT spotlight falls on the program’s new generation of stars in Trinidad win

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Americans had been better, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the Dicks Sporting Goods Park scoreboard. It doesn’t show possession stats. There’s no indication of the number of shots taken. At the end of the first half of tonight’s World Cup qualifier between the USA and Trinidad Tobago, it showed only zeros, and the atmosphere around Denver was tempered with some concern.

This was a game the hosts had to win, thanks to a poor start to the Hexagonal and a trip to the Estadio Azteca right around the corner. And despite all those unlisted advantages, they just couldn’t break through.

U.S. midfielder Christian Pulisic said that at intermission, coach Bruce Arena told his team to “just basically keep doing the same things, to just continue to be aggressive and things will start to open up. They’ll get tired and eventually the goals will come.”

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