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Copa América: The United States had a triumphant debut, with two great goals, against a fragile Bolivia

Copa América: The United States had a triumphant debut, with two great goals, against a fragile Bolivia
Copa América: The United States had a triumphant debut, with two great goals, against a fragile Bolivia

With a great goal from Christian Pulisic and another from Folarin Balogun, the North American team won 2-0, at the AT&T Stadium, in Group C

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Christian Pulisicwith an early goal and an assist, commanded the host’s 2-0 victory USA versus Boliviafor Group C, in the debut of both teams in the America Cup. The Milan striker scored 3′ from PT, at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with a right foot from the edge of the area.

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Then, at 44′, Christian Pulisic gave the pass so that his partner Folarin Balogun will sentence the match. Survivor of the Copa América Centenario in 2016, in which the United States reached the semifinals at home, the scorer continues to climb the ranks on the list of all-time scorers for the North American team. ANDThe Milan player reached 30 goals, equaling Brian McBride. He is only ahead of Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan, with 57, Jozy Altidore, with 42, and Eric Wynalda, with 34.

The United States hit from the start

It didn’t take long for USA The match will begin to get back on track at the headquarters of the five-time Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys in front of almost 48,000 spectators. Captain America, Christian Pulisic, was in charge of giving momentum to the home team against a Bolivia unable to score even a point in the three previous editions of the Copa América: 2016, 2019 and 2021. They have now accumulated 13 consecutive defeats in the continental appointment.

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The 25-year-old striker’s magnificent shot was grazed by the Bolivian goalkeeper Guillermo Viscarra, but the power of the whip caused the ball to end up in the back of the net. The wall of five men in defense and three midfielders that the Altiplano team had put up collapsed too early.

The game became a monologue of the home owners, with good opportunities for Tim Weah and Gio Reynawhile Bolivia fell into a dangerous dynamic, filling up with yellow cards with warnings to Leonel Justiniano, Gabriel Villamil and Luis Haquin.

The Bolivian coach put his hand in, but nothing changed

At the end of the first stage, the team Gregg Berhalter He was rewarded for his control of the match: Christian Pulisic opened game for Folarin Balogun, who hit a left-footed cross to make it 2-0. The Monaco player in the French Ligue 1 was the center forward chosen by the North American coach for the debut, relegating the bench to Joshua Sargent and Ricardo Pepi. He responded like this to the trust that his coach gave him.

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The coach of Boliviathe Brazilian Antonio Carlos Zago, revolutionized his team at the start of the complement with a triple substitution. However, on the court, nothing changed. He followed absolute command of USA while the stands thundered with the “USA! USA!” and a new goal Folarin Balogun It was disallowed after 7 minutes due to Weah’s previous offside.

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