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USA vs. Argentina, Copa America 2016: Final score 0-4, USMNT outclassed in semifinals Game. Please don't give up 7. USA vs. Argentina, Copa America 2016: News, highlights, TV schedule, live stream, USMNT fall to Argentina in Copa America semis. Dempsey has barely touched the ball in the opening 27 minutes. Argentina 2, USA 0: Lionel Messi scores on an amazing 30-yard free kick into the upper right corner in the 32nd minute. With his 55th goal, Messi becomes Argentina's all-time leading goal scorer. After a USA turnover in the midfield, Argentina waste no time on the counter. Playing without three key starters, USA struggled with possession. Argentina got on the scoreboard in the third minute. m_gallery_blog_id = "8001122"; The winger currently playing club football in China back up too far to cover a header, and appeared to injure his arm on the fall. Did the U.S. get a single shot off? The home of Argentina on BBC Sport online. The goal comes on another give-away. We begin our deep dive into the player pool with the goalkeepers. Argentina coach Gerardo Martino made one change, starting forward Ezequiel Lavezzi in place of Nicolas Gaitan. Starting lineups: Midfielders Kyle Beckerman and Graham Zusi were inserted in the U.S. lineup along with forward Chris Wondolowski for Tuesday night's Copa America semifinal against top-ranked Argentina. The scoring was highlighted by a magical free kick from Lionel Messi, who notched his 58th goal with Argentina to make him the most prolific scorer in his country’s history. Brazil Soccer Live Scores & Results All the latest live score info and results for Brazil Soccer. Who Won the USA vs. Argentina Match in Copa America Semifinals? 38:00: USA is being outplayed. Defend and counter was always going to be the strategy. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. attack! As much as people wanted to attack (attack! Argentina 4, USA 0: Deep in the box, Messi feeds Higuain, who buries it into the back of the net in the 87th minute for his second goal of the game. Please don't give up 7. SSFC Podcast, Episode 24: The USMNT goalkeeper depth chart. It was always a fool's hope that the USMNT would be able to win. I don't want to look at the stat sheet. Argentina go for their second consecutive Copa America final Tuesday night when they take on USMNT. 78:00: Clint Dempsey, who has had a terrific tournament but hasn't been a factor vs. Argentina, is subbed out by the U.S. 82:00: A sprawling Guzan stops Messi on a low left-footer just inside the box, TV: Fox Sports 1, Univision and Univision Deportes. Powered by. The youth international moves to the Championship club. Brad Guzan was in goal, with Yedlin at right back, Geoff Cameron and John Brooks in central defense and Fabian Johnson returning to left back after switching sides of a match because of Yedlin's absence. Messi doubled Argentina's lead in the 32nd minute with a perfectly placed free kick following a counter-attack killing foul by Chris Wondolowski. Trainers and medical personnel run to him as he lays out of bounds. Messi goes far post over the wall and Guzan, putting Argentina ahead 2-0. 3 minutes. Argentina had a 67.9% to 32.1% edge in possession and the U.S. had one (off target) shot. Messi has a decent chance in front of Guzan, but opts instead to slide it across the goal to Higuain for the easy finish. Final Score. DeAndre Yedlin had the best scoring try for the Americans, but gave the ball away in the box. Would the score have been closer if the U.S. had Jermaine Jones. Your support helps us cover local news. All rights reserved (About Us). As kickoff starts in Houston, this sums up tonight’s pre-match analysis. Set. -- Argentina wins possession edge, 67% - 33%. You couldn’t run to goal and place it in a better spot. m_gallery = "united_states_vs_argentina_copa_america_6-21-16"; Louder than anything at a #Texans game. View full match commentary including video highlights, news, team line-ups, player ratings, stats and more. #USAvARG, — Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) June 22, 2016. The match ended up being what everyone thought it would be, and now the U.S. can look ahead to the third place match. They reached the final in 2015, only to fall to host nation Chile in a penalty shootout. Should the U.S. have started the match with the same lineup they used at the beginning of the second half? He is holding his arm as he is placed on a gurney. Beckerman replaced Jones in the midfield of a 4-4-2 formation, and Zusi took over for Bedoya, joining captain Michael Bradley and Gysasi Zardes. Argentina 3, USA 0: In the 50th minute, Gonzolo Higuain scores on his own rebound after goalkeeper Brad Guzan makes a save at point-blank range.

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