Brenden Aaronson got the USA rolling by scoring the first goal. (Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports)
The U.S. men’s national team made it three for three against the best of Concacaf in the past week, rolling to a 4-0 victory over Costa Rica at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah Wednesday night.
Brenden Aaronson, Daryl Dike, Reggie Cannon and Gio Reyna celebrated goals for the hosts.
On Thursday, June 3, the Americans recorded a 1-0 win over Honduras in the Concacaf Nations League semifinals in Denver, Colo.
On Sunday, the USMNT twice rallied from one-goal deficits to overcome Mexico, 3-2, in a game for the ages to win the championship at the same venue.
And now, the triumph over the Ticos.
Strong finish to a GREAT week!
— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) June 10, 2021
It was only the second time in 40 meetings between the two sides that the USA scored as many as four goals. The team secured a 4-0 result against the Central Americans in 2016 Copa Centenario.
The Americans, who made nine changes from Sunday’s contest, dominated from start to finish, not giving the visitors much room.
Aaronson got the USMNT going in the eighth minute. Sebastian Lletget sent a pass from the left side to Dike, whose shot was blocked. Aaronson got to the ball and deposited it into the back of the net.
Dike found the net for his first international goal in the 42nd minute.
Seven minutes on the other side of halftime, Cannon, the right back, stole the ball with his right foot, raced in on the net before firing a left-footed shot for his first international score for a 3-0 advantage.
After he was fouled in the penalty area, Reyna, a second-half substitute, converted the ensuing penalty kick to become the youngest player in USMNT history to score one (18 years, 208 days).
This USMNT won’t be in action again until World Cup qualifying kicks off in September.
The squad’s B team will play at the Concacaf Gold Cup next month.
More details on the game coming.