United States 1, Peru 1 | 2018 International Friendly Match Recap
Still, it was a much improved and more organized effort from the Americans than in their 4-2 loss to Colombia five days earlier.
Sargent rewarded that discipline with a goal four minutes after halftime, with the 18-year-old slotting home the service from Colorado Rapids midfielder Kellyn Acosta, a finish helped inside the left post by a deflection.
- THE BIG PICTURE: After seeing Los Cafeteros run rampant in Tampa last Thursday, a starting back four that included just six caps combined offered a far more organized defensive performance this time around, and something to build on. While Peru outshot the US 14-3, only three of those efforts were on target. The Americans' only goal conceded owed largely to a late lapse from relative veteran DeAndre Yedlin.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Sargent certainly has the look of someone who will be a difference-maker for the Americans for a long time to come, and he joined some elite company in the process of scoring his second international goal.
Josh Sargent is the third-youngest #USMNT player with two international goals, in the modern era. 🇺🇸🇺🇸— Paul Carr (@PaulCarr) October 17, 2018
Christian Pulisic (17y-349d)
Juan Agudelo (18-123)
Josh Sargent (18-238)
- MAN OF THE MATCH: Cameron Carter-Vickers was the anchor of an extremely inexperienced back line that looked up to the challenge for the vast majority of the 90 minutes. Particularly impressive was the 20-year-old's ability to immediately adapt to a new center back partner in Aaron Long of the New York Red Bulls, who was making his US debut.
- USA: Thursday, Nov. 15 at England (3 pm ET | ESPN2, UniMas, UDN)
- PER: Tuesday, Nov. 20 vs. Costa Rica (Time TBD)