Ricardo Pepi- Ricardo Pepi was one of the stars of last night with a brace against Jamaica. With this brace Pepi became the youngest USMNT player to get a brace since Christian Pulisic himself. Pepi is cementing his spot as the national teams starting striker, with 3 goals in 2 games.
Yunus Musah- Yunus Musah made his competitive debut for the USMNT in the 2-0 win last night. Musah had a great game, and played a crucial role in the first goal of the match. Musah’s pace and technical ability is clear to the naked eye. He showed this when he carried the ball forward, before playing Sergino Dest in behind. Dest then set up Ricardo Pepi for the opening goal of the math.
Walker Zimmerman- Walker Zimmerman delivered a standout performance in the match against Jamaica. He was the key defender in a 2nd clean sheet of this World Cup Qualifying process. Zimmerman won 12 of his 13 duels, and completed two out of two tackles.
Sergino Dest- Sergino Dest had a stellar performance where he showed his class and ability in the win at Q2 stadium. Dest looked dangerous down the right-hand side all night. He assisted Ricardo Pepi’s first goal, and created 3 chances. Dest came off with an injury in the 77th minute, so we are hopping that the injury isn’t too serious.
Theodore Whitmore- Jamaica manager Theodore Whitmore is coming under increasing presssure after Jamaica’s defeat to the USA last night. Jamaica currently sit bottom of the World Cup Qualifying table with three losses and a draw in four games.
Concacaf- Concacaf’s decision not to include VAR in this World Cup Qualifying process is already looking like the wrong one. There were two incidents in the first half where Jamaica could have received a red card. The referee was put in a tough situation with no VAR in play. This is unacceptable from Concacf. If they can include VAR in the Concacf Champions League, then they can surely include it in World Cup Qualifiers.