Sport Sergino Dest’s venomous strike puts USMNT back on level footing
USMNT vs Costa Rica: Dest, Weah lead comeback in Columbus (video)
The USMNT was coming off a brutal performance in a 1-0 away loss to Panama and went down in the first minute in Ohio, but found all three (big) points.[ MORE: USMNT player ratings vs Costa Rica ]
Sergino Dest couldn’t stop the cross that led to Costa Rica’s shock opener in Ohio, but he more than made up for it with his second USMNT goal.
The first one was a highlight-reel marker, too, coming, but the stakes under this banger were much, much higher.
Los Ticos led 1-0 on a first-minute goal that saw questionable decisions by any number of defenders — chief among them Weston McKennie — and both Timothy Weah and McKennie had decent opportunities to make it 1-1.
COSTA RICA LEAD IN THE FIRST MINUTE!
USMNT vs Jamaica: Preview, how to watch, start time, TV, stream link
The United States men's national team would very much prefer if this international break isn't the one where it all comes together for strengthened Jamaica.Well, maybe that’s fine if it happens after Thursday’s match in Austin, Texas.
USMNT DOWN ????
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Dest, however, achieved the feat with an absolute rocket from distance, hit with so much venom that it barely had time to rotate.
Shown inside by his mark after Yunus Musah slid him the ball atop the box, the Barcelona man just clobbers the ball for his second USMNT goal.
The Yanks are looking for nothing less than a win and a good performance Wednesday, and right now would settle for the former at any cost.
SERGINO DEST WHAT A GOAL ????
The USMNT equalize!
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United States men's national team Gregg Berhalter was asked about the physical and mental status of Weston McKennie, and backed the Juventus midfielder.The Juventus man picked up an injury against Jamaica and Berhalter would not commit to his availability for Wednesday’s important World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica in Columbus, Ohio.