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USA Defeats Bolivia 2-0 in First Match of Copa America | Soccer Update

USA Defeats Bolivia 2-0 in Copa America Group C Opener

In an electrifying start to their Copa America campaign, the United States secured a commanding 2-0 victory over Bolivia with Christian Pulisic and Folarin Balogun stealing the show.

Pulisic wasted no time in making his mark on the match, stunning fans with a powerful strike from outside the penalty area in just the third minute. This goal not only set the tone for the game but also marked an impressive milestone for Pulisic, who now boasts 30 goals in 69 international appearances.

Balogun then doubled the lead for the US just before halftime, ending his six-match goal drought with a well-placed shot into the bottom corner. Despite their best efforts in the second half, the home team was unable to add to their lead, with substitute Ricardo Pepi being denied multiple times by Bolivia’s goalkeeper.

USA coach Gregg Berhalter expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance, emphasizing the importance of starting the tournament with a win. On the other side, Bolivia coach Antonio Carlos Zago acknowledged the strength of the US national team but highlighted the effort put in by his players.

The United States showed their attacking prowess from the get-go, leaving Bolivia struggling to keep up. With this strong opening performance, the US has set the stage for an exciting campaign in Group C of the Copa America.

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