Trinidad and Tobago beat USMNT after Sergiño Dest’s petulant purple card

Trinidad and Tobago beat USMNT after Sergiño Dest’s petulant purple card

Sergiño Dest compelled the US to play a person quick following a pair of yellow playing cards in a dispute with the referee and the Individuals certified for subsequent 12 months’s Copa América regardless of a 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago on Monday night time in Port-of-Spain, profitable the two-legged tie 4-2 on mixture.

After a 3-0 win final week in Texas, Antonee Robinson scored within the twenty fifth minute from Dest’s cross to offer the US a four-goal mixture lead within the Concacaf Nations League quarter-final.

Dest received two yellow playing cards 30 seconds aside when he misplaced his composure within the thirty ninth minute and argued with Guatemalan referee Walter López.

With the US a person quick, Reon Moore equalized within the forty third minute. Alvin Jones put Soca Warriors, who’re 99th within the Fifa rankings, forward within the 57th with a 30-yard free kick off the arms of goalkeeper Matt Turner, who tried to parry the swerving shot.

Jones scored an analogous long-range objective in October 2017 in opposition to Tim Howard in a 2-1 win at Couva, about 20 miles south of Monday’s venue, that ended the Individuals’ streak of World Cup appearances at seven.

The US had been in management on Monday till Dest, about when a throw-in was awarded in opposition to the US, punted the ball awat. That earned the primary yellow, and the 23-year-old then pointed towards Trinidad’s objective, apparently upset with a foul that wasn’t known as earlier.

Dest argued with López as Gio Reyna and Tim Ream tried to maintain him away from the referee. López raised two fingers and confirmed a second yellow and a purple. Ream and Turner screamed at Dest as he walked off the sector.

Dest can be suspended for the Nations League semi-final in March. He missed this 12 months’s Nations League ultimate after getting a purple card and a three-game ban for scuffling within the semi-final in opposition to Mexico.

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US coach Gregg Berhalter introduced in right-back Joe Scally for Reyna after the purple card to revive a four-man again line.

The US completed the 12 months with 11 wins, 4 losses and three attracts, going 4-2 within the begin of Berhalter’s second spell as coach. The match in a largely empty Hasely Crawford Stadium was 34 years and in the future after Paul Caligiuri’s objective there lifted the US to a 1-0 win and into their first World Cup in 40 years.

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