The United States Men's National Soccer Team took care of business on Thursday night and put six past Martinique to seal a place in the 2021 Gold Cup quarterfinals. Gregg Berhalter's boys were ruthless and dominated the game at ease to make it two wins from two. Check out the highlights and goals here.
Daryl Dike's header put his side in front early in the game to start clearing the way for what turned to be a convincing win. A few minutes later, Samuel Camille's own goal increased the difference and the USMNT took control of the match. In the second half, Miles Robinson tapped the ball into the net before Dike scored the fourth of the night. Emmanuel Riviere pulled one back for Martinique but it wasn't enough to threaten the USA's victory, as Gyasi Zardes and Nicholas Gioacchini made it six for their team.
Martinique vs USA: Match Preview
The United States meet Martinique today, July 15, for Matchday 2 of the Concacaf Gold Cup 2021 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City. The USMNT will be looking for their second straight win in the tournament to secure their spot in the knockout stage and face the last group stage game against Canada without any pressure. Here, check out everything there’s to know about this Group B match: the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
The US national soccer team will try to climb to the top of Group B with a strong win in their second game of the tournament. Gregg Berhalter’s team got a win against Haiti but it was a tight game. Now, they will try to score more goals and show they are one of the favorites for the title.
Meanwhile, Martinique was destroyed by Canada in their opening game (4-1). Mario Bocaly’s side went for the game with an attacking formation and they got the first goal of the match. However, the defense couldn’t stop their rival. Now, they will have to go for a win if they don’t want to leave the tournament.
Martinique vs USA: Match Information
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021.
Time: 09:30 PM (ET).
Location: Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City.
Martinique vs USA: Time by State in the US
ET: 09:30 PM
CT: 08:30 PM
MT: 07:30 PM
PT: 06:30 PM
Martinique vs USA : Storylines
USA and Martinique have faced each other two times in the Gold Cup, with two wins for the United States. The first match took place in 2003 and the USMNT won 2-0. The most recent one was in 2017, with a 3-2 win for The Stars and The Stripes.
Martinique is playing the group stage of the Gold Cup for the seventh time in their history and they’ve reached the quarter-finals on one occasion. In the last edition, they didn’t reach the knockout stages after losing two games. Their best match was their 3-0 win against Cuba.
USA, of course, is in a very different position, after being runner-ups last time around. They have won the Gold Cup six times, most recently in 2017. They have the obligation to show their hierarchy against Martinique, as their one of the favorites to go deep in the tournament.
How to watch or live stream Martinique vs USA in the Gold Cup 2021
The game between Martinique and USA, to be played this Thursday, July 15, at Children's Mercy Park for the Gold Cup 2021 will be broadcasted in the US by TUDN.com, UniMás, TUDN USA, FOX Sports App, Univision NOW, TUDN App, Foxsports.com, Fox Sports 1.
Martinique vs USA: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions. According to FanDuel, USA is the strong favorite with odds of -1700, while Martinique has +3000. In case of a tie, it would result in a +900 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel