The road to the 2018 World Cup in Russia continues for the U.S. men's national team, after a 4-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago in the fourth round of qualifying to win Group C. The win cements a spot in the fifth and final round of qualification, know as the "Hex." Seventeen-year-old Christian Pulisic continued to dazzle, showing talent and poise in attack beyond his years as he cements himself into the team's engine in the middle.
It was a goal late in the first half by Sacha Kljestan that sealed it, as the New York Red Bulls man saw a ball cleared right at him before poking it home in the box. Jozy Altidore scored twice in the second half and Paul Arriola bagged his first goal with the senior team in the convincing win over the Soca Warriors.
Kljestan, a surprise call-up for many, continued his solid form. After scoring against St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday, he was able to find the net again with a solid, attentive strike. Here's the winning goal from the 30-year-old, who has two goals and two assists in his last two games.
Altidore then scored twice in a three-minute span to make history before Arriola's goal in the 71st minute put it out of reach.
The win sees the U.S. advance to the "Hex," where three of the six teams will automatically qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup after 10 games. The fourth place team goes to a home-and-away playoff for a spot in the World Cup. The final round of qualifying begins on Nov. 11 against Mexico.
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