With a double from the explosive Daryl Dike, the United States overwhelmed Martinique 6-1 on Thursday and sealed their qualification for the quarterfinals of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup.
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Samuel Camille, own goal, in the 23rd minute, Miles Robinson (50), Gyasi Zardes (70) and Nicholas Gioacchini (90) completed the American win while Emmanuel Riviere discounted a penalty in 64 for Martinique.
The United States and Canada, which beat Haiti before, both have six points and are now the two teams classified in fourth place by Group B of the tournament.
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– Fight for leadership –
At the start of the second half Robinson and Dike sentenced the game against Martinique, a squad that only reached the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup once in its seven appearances.
Dike, who stood out in his last m onths on loan to English Barnsley, achieved a spectacular second goal by combining a wall with Roldán, surpassing the centrals by power and defining with class against the goalkeeper.
Emmanuel Riviere discounted for Martinique by converting a penalty committed by Hope on Fortune but Zardes, substitute for Dike and his rival for the title, achieved the fifth American goal in a counterattack in which he won the back to the defense.
Following Gioacchini’s sixth goal in 1990, the United States unsuccessfully launched for another goal that would have given them the top spot in the group before the final clash against Canada.
“Canada is a great team. They have played their two games very well and it will be a very competitive game,” Berhalter advanced.
The technical sheet of the match is as follows:
Concacaf Gold Cup – Matchday 2 Group B
United States – Martinique 6 – 1 (2-0)
Stadium: Children’s Mercy Park (Kansas City, United States)
Referee: Mario Escobar (Guatemala)
United States: Daryl Dike (14, 59), Samuel Camille (23, own goal), Miles Robinson (50), Gyasi Zardes (70), Nicholas Gioacchini (90)
Martinique: Emmanuel Riviere (64, penalty)