The USMNT (United States Men’s National Soccer Team) started off strong in their Concacaf Nations League game against Grenada, with an impressive 8-0 win. The starting XI for the USMNT consisted of some familiar faces, including goalkeeper Matt Turner, defenders Joe Scally and Mark McKenzie, midfielders Weston McKennie and Gio Reyna, and forwards Brenden Aaronson and Christian Pulisic, who captained the team.
However, there were also a few new faces, including center back Auston Trusty, who earned his USMNT debut in the match, and right back Bryan Reynolds, who earned his first start for the Red, White and Blue. Reynolds had previously appeared in the team’s 1-0 win against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Dec. 18, 2021.
The USMNT dominated from the start, with Ricardo Pepi opening the scoring in the 11th minute. Weston McKennie added to the tally in the 23rd minute, with a header off a cross from Brenden Aaronson. Christian Pulisic then scored in the 29th minute, with a clinical finish off a pass from Gio Reyna.
The floodgates opened in the second half, with the USMNT adding five more goals. Bryan Reynolds scored his first goal for the USMNT, with a well-placed shot in the 54th minute. Gio Reyna scored a brace, with goals in the 72nd and 75th minutes, and Brenden Aaronson and substitute Daryl Dike also got on the scoresheet.
Overall, the USMNT dominated the game, with an impressive 70% possession and 37 shots, 15 of which were on target. The team also showcased its depth, with some new faces stepping up and performing well. It was an important win for the team in their quest to win the Concacaf Nations League and qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
As the USMNT continues to build momentum, they will look to carry this strong performance into their upcoming games. With talented players such as Pulisic, McKennie, and Reyna leading the way, and promising young players like Pepi and Scally emerging, the future looks bright for the USMNT. The team will hope to build on this performance and continue to impress as they move forward.
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Ref: Concacaf Nations League: USMNT vs. Grenada – Lineup, Schedule & TV Channels | U.S. Soccer Official Website – U.S. Soccer