United States win 3-1 in Copa America warm-upDanny Williams’ USA earned a 3-1 away win in Puerto Rico, cruising to victory as the team prepare for the Copa America this summer.
The Royals midfielder was named in the starting XI for the United States as the nation look to build up some momentum ahead of the summer tournament. Things got off to a good start when Tim Ream fired in his first international goal to give the visitors the lead on the 20th minute.
With the USA in control it wasn’t long until they doubled their lead. This time it was Bobby Wood that netted for the visitors putting them in control after he was set up by Paul Arriola on his international debut.
Just as the first half was drawing to an end, with the United States looking to head into the break with a 2-0 lead, Puerto Rico fired themselves back into the game in fine fashion. A stunning strike from Luis Betancur flew past Brad Guzan, leaving him no chance, to set up an interesting second half.
Debutant Arriola was the man to seal the points for the USA in the second half as he latched onto Alejandro Bedoya’s through ball, before calmly slotting past the goalkeeper to wrap up the win for his country.
Despite manager Jurgen Klinsmann making six substitutions during the friendly, Danny Williams played the full 90 minutes for USA, putting in a solid display in midfield. The United States continue their Copa America preparation on Wednesday when they face Ecuador in Texas.