VIDEO: Watch how the USA humiliated the Black Stars 4-0 in an international friendly

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The United States of America (USA) overpowered the Black Stars of Ghana in a difficult international friendly, resulting in their second defeat in three days.

The Americans took a commanding lead in the first half of Wednesday morning’s action, scoring four goals in the opening forty minutes. Giovanni Reyna played a crucial role at this time, scoring twice.

In the tenth minute, Reyna took advantage of a defensive breakdown by the Black Stars to give the USA the lead early on. Christian Pulisic of AC Milan scored a penalty kick in the 19th minute to increase the lead after Timothy Weah was fouled in the box.

The third goal came quickly after, with Weah taking advantage of a mistake made by rookie Jerome Opoku to let Folarin Balogun extend the margin to three goals. Ghana just missed another defeat in the thirty-first minute as Abdul Manaf safely gathered Balogun’s header.

Five minutes later, Nurudeen proved his mettle again, stopping Pulisic from scoring. Still, the USA’s lead was cemented by Reyna’s second goal in the 40th minute, which came after a skillfully executed free kick.

A minute after Ghana conceded, Mohammed Kudus made a fantastic stop from Matt Turner to set up the country’s first goal of the October international break.

Hughton made one change at halftime, substituting Kingsley Schindler for Gideon Mensah. In the second half, neither team really tried to attack.

The USA capitalized on their four-goal lead from the first half to win the game in the end.

Six changes were made to the starting lineup by manager Chris Hughton for the match against Mexico. The starting lineup included Nurudeen, Alidu Seidu, Jerome Opoku, Edmund Addo, Jordan Ayew, and Inaki Williams.

Ghana dropped its previous match against Mexico 0-2 during the weekend and thus ended the international break with two losses. This loss also marks Hughton’s first loss as head coach after an opening five-game winning run.

The four-time African champions will get back together the following month to begin the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. In January, they will go to Ivory Coast for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Watch the game’s highlights below.

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