Win of America The 6–0 against Trinidad and Tobago marked a historic moment in the Gold Cup. The first time a player has managed to score two hat-tricks in a row is American Jesus Ferreira.
Born in Colombia on 24 December 2000, but North American in origin, Ferreira has been in fine form in this 17th edition of the CONCACAF tournament.
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Since 1993, no one has scored six or more goals in the group stage, the last time being Mexican striker Luis Roberto Alves “Zag”. On that occasion, the historic American attacker finished the tournament with 11 goals.
In the FC Dallas striker’s case, both the St. Kitts and Nevis team and the Trinidadian team practically suffered from his accuracy during the first half of both games.
It is not the first time that Jesus Ferreira has made history, in his MLS debut in 2017, against Real Salt Lake, he became the youngest player to score in FC Dallas history.
Likewise, he has the fastest hat trick in Texans team history since his remarkable performance against Portland in the 2022 season opening three goals in 10 minutes.
However, the six goals Ferreira has scored at the 2023 Gold Cup could set off alarm bells in the United States’ locker room. The last time the ‘Stars and Stripes’ selection included an element in the form of the scorer of the competition, the title did not remain in their showcase.
To do this, we have to go back to the 2015 Gold Cup, when Clint Dempsey’s seven goals allowed him to top the scoring table. Unfortunately, it was not enough, as the US team lost in the semi-finals against Jamaica, and the glory went to the Mexican national team.
For now, the United States leads Group A by scoring seven points, leaving behind Jamaica, who despite having the same number of units, goal difference allows the North Americans to occupy first place. .