Matt Miazga’s late strike lifts USA to first place in Gold Cup group

  • Corona (37th minute), Rowe (56th) and Miazga (88th) hit for US in 3-0 win
  • Bruce Arena’s side move through to 19 July quarter-final in Philadelphia
  • The United States have now won group in 13 of 14 Gold Cup appearances

Matt Miazga scored on a closer-range header from Graham Zusi’s corner kick in the 88th minute, giving the United States first place in its Concacaf Gold Cup group with a 3-0 victory over Nicaragua on Saturday night.

Panama’s 3-0 win over Martinique in the first match of the doubleheader meant the US needed a three-goal win to move back over Los Canaleros into first. But the Americans struggled for long stretches against Nicaragua, a team ranked 105th by Fifa.

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