The 10-man U.S. men’s national team lost 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago on Monday in Port of Spain after qualifying for the tournament with a 4-2 aggregate win. Nevertheless, the 2024 Copa América hosts will still play in the tournament next summer alongside Argentina, Brazil, and 13 other squads from South America and the CONCACAF region.
The one-goal setback, along with last week’s 3-0 triumph over the Soca Warriors in the two-leg matchup, was sufficient to advance the USMNT, who last participated in the Copa América semifinals in 2016, which featured 16 teams from the Americas. The competition is scheduled to begin in June of next year.
Antonee “Jedi” Robinson scored the only goal for the United States on Monday. Sergiño Dest, a defender, was sent off for dissent later in the first half after receiving two yellow cards.
“We started the game pretty well I think,” Robinson told the official broadcaster afterward. “Then obviously a moment of unprofessionalism kind of went against us.”