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Reyna և Pulisic beats Northern Ireland 2-1 in friendly

In the first half, io io Reina scored, in the second Christian Pulisic scored a penalty kick, and at the exhibition in Belfast on Sunday, the United States defeated Northern Ireland 2-1 for the first victory of the Americans over the European rival since 2015. ,

Reina received a pass from Tim Rim և four touches without pressure. His right-footed shot from 24 yards out in the 30th minute bounced off Ciaron Brown’s foot against goalkeeper Conor Azar for his second international goal.

Pulisic, the US captain for the fourth time, made the score 2-0 when in the 59th minute the ball slipped to the left of Azar for his 15th international goal. Playing his second game for the Americans since October 2019, Pulisic made a pass from Raina to a stop by Daniel Ballard.

Niall McGinn scored his sixth international goal with a corner kick in the 88th minute after passing to Anthony Robinson, who was recovering from an injury to Alistair McCann’s slippery left leg.

The 22nd-ranked Americans, who are preparing for the League of Nations semi-final against Honduras in June at the start of the World Cup qualifiers in September, have eight wins in their last nine games, a 25-4 victory over their opponents. consecutive friendly games. They did not win the European competition after the friendly victory in Germany in June 2015.

Next up is the exhibition in Switzerland on May 30, followed by the CONCACAF League of Nations semi-final at home on June 3 against Honduras. However, the focus is on the start of the World Cup qualifiers on September 2, most likely in Trinidad and Tobago, where the loss of October 2017 prevented the Americans from leaving for the 2018 World Cup.

Midfielder Youssef Musah contacted the United States for his fourth international appearance. Under FIFA’s new rules, players under the age of 21 can only change national associations if they play three or fewer matches under the age of 21.

18-year-old Musa made his debut with Valencia in Wales on November 12 in the United States, then four days later he played against Panama and last Thursday against AMA. He played in the youth teams of England, he had the right to play in Italy and Ghana.

The previous FIFA rule would not have linked Musa to the United States unless he played in a competitive game such as the World Cup qualifiers, the CONCACAF Gold Cup or the CONCACAF League of Nations.

US coach Greg Berhalter made four changes to his starting line-up for a friendly against Belfast, including Tim Rimin and Matt Miyazaki in the three-man central defense. Robinson started on the left wing, and Sergio Dest moved from left to right as Berhalter went 3-4-3 for the first time.

Jordan Vieran Siebatcheu made his debut against Jamaica 4 on Thursday in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. In the victory with a score of 1 from his first start in the starting lineup.

At the beginning of the second half, Destin was replaced by defender Brian Reynolds, his debut after the defeat in Trinidad was his 65th, and Berhalter was his 44th as a coach.

Daryl Dyke came in in the 62nd minute and was disallowed when Siaron Brown pushed back his shot, then saved Hazard and hit his head backwards.

Northern Ireland No. 45 made 10 changes from the squad that started Thursday’s World Cup qualifier against Italy 2. Defeat 0, keeping only Corrie Evans. It is waiting for the qualifying match against Bulgaria on Wednesday.

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