United States 3-1 — 4
Costa Rica 0-0 — 0
The United States made up for their poor first match performance with a flurry of goals. The USMNT defeated Costa Rica 4-0 in their second Copa America Centenario match.
Clint Dempsey scored one goal and had two assists. The USA scored three first half goals to jump out to a lead that Costa Rica could not overcome.
The win gave the United States three points and puts them in a great position heading into their final match of group play against Paraguay.
Here’s a look at how the United States came up with the victory.
Graham Zusi Made It 4-0
After three first half goals, it appeared the United States laid off the gas a bit. Zusi added the lone second half goal to give the United States a 4-0 victory.
Bobby Wood Gave the USA a 3-0 Lead at Halftime
With his second assist of the night, Dempsey hit Wood in the middle of the field for the USMNT’s third goal of the first half. They took a 3-0 lead into halftime in an offensive explosion.
Jermaine Jones Scored to Make it 2-0
After a beautiful pass from Dempsey, Jones scored a goal just before the 40′ mark. It gave the United States a 3-0 lead.
Clint Dempsey Scored the First Goal on a Penalty Kick
It was a much better start for the United States. After Bobby Wood was shoved inside the box, the USA was given a penalty kick. Dempsey took the kick and gave the United States a 1-0 lead early in the match.