SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Ricardo Pepi


Ricardo Pepi led the road for the U.S. males’s nationwide staff on Friday night time and walked away with two targets and Man of the Match honors for his robust efficiency.

Pepi scored twice in Anthony Hudson’s squad, serving to the USMNT earn a 7-1 Concacaf Nations League victory over Grenada. Friday marked Pepi’s first worldwide look since late-September and his first multi-goal efficiency since October 2021.

The FC Groningen striker delivered the breakthrough objective for the USMNT, powering his fourth minute header behind the web. Pepi was flatfooted when Christian Pulisic’s cross got here into the field, however nonetheless created sufficient energy to propel the Individuals in entrance 1-0.

Pepi got here near doubling his tally later within the half on a breakaway, however despatched his shot straight at Grenada goalkeeper Jason Belfon. Nevertheless, his influence within the remaining third remained a harmful risk for the USMNT because the match moved ahead.

The USMNT prolonged its lead later within the second half to 6-1 as Pepi delivered his second objective of the match. Luca De La Torre’s intelligent by ball between two Grenada defenders allowed Pepi to race behind the backline and ship a robust shot into the center of the web.

Pepi was changed by Daryl Dike within the 57th minute, leaving the pitch along with his fourth and fifth worldwide targets respectively. The efficiency will definitely give Pepi added confidence after a optimistic mortgage spell within the Dutch Eredvisie this season.

Pepi edged out Christian Pulisic, Auston Trusty, and Weston McKennie for Man of the Match honors.

What did you consider Pepi’s efficiency? Do you count on him to shut the window with one other Man of the Match displaying in opposition to El Salvador?

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