The United States finished in a perfect step on the FIFA Date and defeated their opponents to leave a positive image for the next games to come for those led by Berhalter. The Americans beat Oman 4-0 thanks to goals from Folarin Balogun, Brenden Aaronson, Ricardo Pepi and another own goal.
Here we present the keys to the victory obtained by those from the country of Stars and Stripes, where we can highlight the debut of Cremaschi, the entry of Aaronson and the changes made by the national coach.
1. Balogun reunited with the goal
After being blanked in the first game against Uzbekistan, Folarin Balogun ended the push after a shot by Sergiño Dest was deflected by the Oman goalkeeper in the center to put the first goal.
2. Timothy Weah disallowed the goal
Just a few minutes later as the United States scored the second goal of the match, however, the Guatemalan whistler ended up canceling Timothy Weah’s goal because the Juventus player put his hand in Pulisic’s center.
3. Pulisic is wrong
This is not Pulisic’s best date in FIFA and this should also be acknowledged. The Milan player’s good start to the Rossonero team was not seen in either of the two matches held in the United States on the FIFA date. Despite this, the captain remained unmoved by Berhalter’s plan.
4. Changes work for Berhalter
The first half once again left doubts to the North American team. Gregg Berhalter made changes from the start of the second half and they worked perfectly. Brenden Aaronson and Ricardo Pepi ended up sending the ball into the net.
5. Debut of Cremaschi and Paredes
This is the chance for Berhalter to give a chance to new faces in the national team. The coach gave minutes to Benjamin Cremaschi and Kevin Paredes, who had few opportunities and sometimes did not look good, although it is always good to see new blood in the team.