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The United States won their first Copa America appearance thanks to Christian Pulisic, who scored the best goal of the match.

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The United States won their first Copa America appearance thanks to Christian Pulisic’s stunning goal against Bolivia.

The US team started the game well, scoring a wonderful goal after just three minutes, which left the home team’s nerves calm. The captain took the lead and executed a precise shot over the Bolivian goalkeeper after a perfect pass.

The 25-year-old captain quickly became the provider, with Folarin Balogun scoring the team’s second goal before the break inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

This tournament is being held in the United States for the second time, to serve as a dress rehearsal for when the country hosts the World Cup in 2026.

After the match, Pulisic spoke to FOX Soccer, saying that they came out strong and intense and that the early goal gave them a big boost. He admitted that the matches will get progressively more difficult as the tournament progresses.

With their superior quality and experience, the US team easily defeated a Bolivian team that had little impact. However, the home side wasted several chances to extend their lead.

Balogun thought he had scored the third goal for the United States, but his attempt in the 53rd minute was ruled offside during the build-up.

There is a tougher road ahead.

In their next Group C match, the United States will face Panama. In their final group match, they will face a much tougher test against Uruguay.

Despite having a number of talented players like Timothy Weah, Pulisic and Balogun, there are still questions about whether American male players can compete regularly against teams outside the CONCACAF region.

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If they progress further in the tournament, they will have the chance to break those doubts, but only with their stars at their best.

U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter praised Pulisic’s “dangerous” performance after the match, saying the early goal was crucial to relieving any pressure. He also noted the importance of winning the first match and improving their performance throughout the tournament, considering it a good starting point.

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