USA 4-0 Bolivia: Teenager Christian Pulisic scores first international goal in final Copa America warm-up for Jurgen Klinsmann
- 17-year-old Christian Pulisic scored five minutes after his introduction
- Gyasi Zardes scored once in each half and John Brooks got another
- Jurgen Klinsmann’s side play Copa America opener against Colombia
Teenage US midfielder Christian Pulisic grabbed the headlines by scoring his first international goal in a 4-0 win over Bolivia while Mexico and Peru also enjoyed wins in Copa America warm-up matches on Saturday.
The 17-year-old Pulisic came on as a substitute after 63 minutes and five minutes later slotted home the Americans’ fourth goal from 12 yards after nice work from Darlington Nagbe.
Gyasi Zardes scored once in each half and John Brooks got another against a poor Bolivia side who rarely threatened.
Teenage US midfielder Christian Pulisic celebrates scoring his first international goal in the win over Bolivia
The 17-year-old Pulisic came on as a substitute after 63 minutes and five minutes later slotted home
It was the United States’ biggest win over a South American opponent and came three days after they beat Ecuador 1-0. It also marked the first time they have beaten two South American teams in successive matches.
‘We are pleased with the game, the result, the energy,’ said U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
The United States will host the Centenary Copa America and are playing in Group A against Paraguay, Colombia and Costa Rica.
The tournament kicks off on Friday when the hosts play Colombia and runs until the June 26 final in New Jersey.
Gyasi Zardes scored once in each half and John Brooks got another against a poor Bolivia side