The United States Men’s National Soccer Team cruised past Oman 4-0 on Tuesday evening in a game that the United States controlled from the beginning of the match.
USMNT Forward Falorin Balogun opened up the scoring for the United States in the 13th minute after finishing a deflected Sergino Dest shot off of the goalkeepers hands. Balogun cleaned up the rebound and finished the ball into the back of the net.
In the 60th minute, Brenden Aaronson was brought down outside of the eighteen-yard box and would step up to take a low free kick that sent the goalkeeper off balance as he was diving to the right side of the goal. The ball would go around the left side of the keeper into the back of the net to double the United States lead.
USMNT Defender DeJuan Jones would cross the ball to Ricardo Pepi in transition, who fired a shot to the bottom left corner the goal in the 79th minute of the game. With Pepi and Aaronson coming off of the bench and scoring, the United States need just one goal from a bench player to equal the goals tallied from bench players in 2022.
Two minutes later, Oman’s Khalid Al Braiki would suffer an own goal in the 81st minute off after trying to safely clear a United States cross from the box and slot the ball into the back of the net to give the United States a 4-0 victory and their second victory within four days and close out the international break with a 2-0 record. Forward Kevin Paredes also made his first cap for the national team and helped force the own goal.
USMNT Defender Kristoffer Lund made his first start and and became the first Danish-born player to make three international caps for the United States since 1956-1957.