The U.S. men’s national team achieved two of its key goals during the November international window, clinching a berth into the 2024 Copa America tournament and sealing a return to the 2023-24 CONCACAF Nations League Final Four.
Gregg Berhalter’s squad defeated Trinidad & Tobago 4-2 on aggregate over two legs, continuing their quest for a Nations League three-peat. Antonee Robinson scored twice for the USMNT while Gio Reyna and Ricardo Pepi also celebrated goals of their own.
Several players did not live up to expectations during the two quarterfinal ties, failing to boost their stocks over the window. Sergino Dest was the biggest disappointment following his ejection in Monday’s 2-1 second leg defeat in Port of Spain.
Here is a closer look at the winners and losers from the USMNT’s November Nations League matches:
The USMNT left back job looks to set for many years to come.
Antonee Robinson shined brightest for the USMNT this window, scoring in back-to-back matches for the first time in his career. The 26-year-old also assisted once in last week’s 3-0 first leg victory in Texas, creating a match-high five chances against Trinidad & Tobago.
Robinson’s absence from the October schedule was clearly visible on both sides of the field. However, his return to action in November concluded with a pair of confidence-building performances to take back to his Premier League schedule with Fulham.
Gio Reyna was also among the goalscorers for the USMNT, logging 132 combined minutes over two matches.
The 20-year-old Reyna delivered a clinical finish in the first leg win at Q2 Stadium, going 90 minutes for the first time since a December 2022 friendly with Borussia Dortmund. Reyna looked confident and lively in possession, setting up his teammates on several occasions.
Reyna was substituted off before halftime in Monday’s match following Sergino Dest’s…
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Author : Larry Henry Jr
Publish date : 2023-11-22 14:00:00
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