USA vs. Trinidad and Tobago: Pulisic wows, Nagbe confident and more takeaways

Thursday night was a great one for the United States men's national team, as it got three massive points thanks to Christian Pulisic in the 2-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifying. Here's everything you need to know about the victory.

Pulisic was brilliant again

It's not overstating it. Pulisic is an amazing player for an 18-year-old. He plays like a veteran, is so smart on the ball and somehow just continues to deliver for this team. If he keeps this up and guides the U.S. to the World Cup, he'll be one of the most talked-about players entering Russia 2018, and big-time clubs will be after his signature. 

Nagbe becoming a key in midfield

Darlington Nagbe's time with the U.S. has been up and down, but Thursday was a lovely performance for the Portland Timbers man. He did so well in the middle to be patient but also use his speed when needed.

He starts the first goal at midfield and delivers a crucial pass to set up DeAndre Yedlin for the assist. Take a look:

Don't discount the momentum 

No, I don't expect the U.S. to win at Mexico on Sunday night (Pulisic predicted a USA win), but having momentum and confidence certainly helps. Crazier things have happened, obviously, and if the U.S. gets a win with Pulisic leading the way, I wouldn't be too surprised. While quality and execution is important, momentum is just as important. And this team has tons of it right now.

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