The United States defeats Bolivia in the 2024 Copa America, June 2024

The United States team enjoyed the support of its fans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and the Stars and Stripes did not disappoint against a weak but always struggling Bolivian team. The Americans had a perfect start: they won effortlessly against an opponent who had only had one shot on target.

Group C shares CONMEBOL Copa America USA 2024 They opened with a duel between the United States, the host nation, and Bolivia. In the second hour, the first appearance of the Uruguay national team, one of the candidates for the title.

The American victory began to take shape almost from the opening whistle, with a goal in the first two minutes of play. Its author was North American captain Christian Pulisic. Later, in the final half of the first 45 minutes, Gregg Berhalter's side made it 2-0 thanks to a goal from Folarin Balogun, who scored another goal in the second half, but the play was ruled out for offside.

Bolivia's only approach in the match was Fernando Saucedo's strike in the 51st minute of play. His shot was saved in half by American goalkeeper Matt Turner.

The American team finished the match with a strong advantage and created several scoring opportunities, but it lacked effectiveness. One of the footballers who was tired of failure was 21-year-old Ricardo Pepe.

The fastest goal in the tournament

Just two minutes after the opening whistle, “Captain America,” Christian Pulisic, made it 1-0 at AT&T Stadium. He is now the fastest player in the tournament. A perfect shot when the number 10 barely entered the “green” zone, which preferred to play in red today, overwhelmed the defense and made the efforts of goalkeeper Guillermo Viscara fruitless.

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Until Pulisic's goal to open Group C, the four matches already played since June 20 (two in A and two in B) had only scored one goal in the first half. Ecuadorian Jeremy Sarmiento did it on Saturday, 40 minutes into the match, which Venezuela won 1-2.

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