USMNT striker Ricardo Pepi scores in 2nd straight match for Groningen

usa males’s nationwide staff forward Ricardo Pepi scored in his second straight sport for FC Groningen, getting a fundamental-half objective in a 4-1 dwelling loss to AZ Alkmaar on Saturday inside the Dutch Eredivisie.

The 19-12 months-outdated ran onto a Neraysho Kasanwirjo move that went from deep in his personal half into the opposition penalty space. Pepi outmuscled and spun round defender Sam Beukema, falling to the sphere inside the approach, then whereas on his side used his proper foot to shoot previous goalkeeper Hobie Verhulst from six yards. That minimize Groningen’s deficit to 2-1.

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Pepi on Sept. 17 ended a 30-match scoreless streak for membership and nation in Groningen’s a 2-1 loss at Sparta Rotterdam.

Pepi, who’s from El Paso, Texas, has three goals in 12 worldwide appearances. He started and performed till the 59th minute inside the USMNT’s zero-zero nice draw in opposition to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

Pepi, who’s on mortgage at Groningen from Bundesliga side Augsburg, is one among pretty a pair of strikers competing for a spot on coach Gregg Berhalter’s U.S. roster for the World Cup, which begins on Nov. 20.


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