USA put seven past Trinidad and Tobago as MLS-based players sparkle

Jesus Ferreira scored his initial two global goals and had three helps, and Paul Arriola and Jonathan Lewis scored double each to control the United States over a corroded Trinidad and Tobago 7-0 out of a presentation on Sunday night.

Lewis scored his initial worldwide goal, as did Miles Robinson.

Coming off a 6-2 win over Panama in November with top American players, trailed by a 6-0 defeat of El Salvador a month ago with a gathering generally from Major League Soccer, the US scored five goals in three straight games for the first time.

Ferreira, a 20-year-old Dallas midfielder, acquired US citizenship in December 2019, made his US debut last February and is a child of previous Colombia midfielder David Ferreira. Arriola scored double as the US took a 4-0 halftime lead to give him three goals in his last two international matches.

Goalkeeper Matt Turner and right-back Aaron Herrera began in their introductions as the US went again without Europe-based players, and 20-year-old midfielder Andres Perea entered toward the beginning of the second-half in his presentation at that point yielded a punishment, which Turner saved.

The 22nd-positioned Americans played only four matches a year ago, their least since 1987, however figure to have a far busier 2021. Two friendlies in Europe are likely in March, when players under 24 will go to Guadalajara, Mexico, and attempt to qualify the US men for their first Olympics since 2008. The US meet Honduras in June in a semi-last of the principal Concacaf Nations League, with the champ playing Mexico or Costa Rica.

The Americans at that point travel to Trinidad toward the beginning of September for the beginning of World Cup qualifying postponed by the novel Covid pandemic. the start of a compacted stretch of eight qualifiers in 11 weeks.