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Pulisic sets the tone as USMNT open Copa with win

ARLINGTON, Texas — The United States men’s national team opened its 2024 Copa America campaign on home soil with a 2-0 victory over Bolívia at AT&T Stadium on Sunday.

Christian Pulisic opened the scoring in the third minute with a bending shot that evaded a diving Guillermo Viscarra in goal. Pulisic decided to play the USMNT’s corner kick quickly to Timothy Weah, who returned the ball to Pulisic on the overlap for the finish.

The USMNT scored a second goal just before half-time despite generating only 0.38 expected goals in the first 45 minutes. Pulisic floated into a central space to get on the ball, turned and played it to an overlapping Folarin Balogun to extend the hosts’ lead.

The Americans squandered several opportunities to score in the second half and, despite a sometimes sloppy performance, the result never looked in doubt.

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