Copa América 2024 saw another member. The United States secured qualification for the semifinals of the 2023/24 Concacaf Nations League and will be in the tournament organized by Conmebol.
The North American team lost 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago, but advanced after winning 3-0 in the first game of the quarterfinals.
Thus, in the game Robinson opened the scoring for the United States, who had full-back Sergiño Dest sent off in the first half in a bizarre moment.
The former Barcelona and Milan player kicked the ball after getting angry with a referee’s decision. The player continued to argue with the referee, was sent off and left the field reprimanded by his teammates.
As a result, in the first half, Reon Moore equalized for Trinidad and Tobago, and Alvin Jones guaranteed the comeback and victory for the home team.
But the score was not enough to qualify: 2-1 for the North Americans, who will compete in the Copa América for the fifth time. In their last participation, in 2016, the United States fell in the semifinals to Argentina.
It is worth remembering that the 2024 Copa América will feature the 10 countries affiliated with Conmebol, plus six teams from Central and North America.
The four semi finalists of the 2023/24 Concacaf Nations League are guaranteed, and the four losers of the quarterfinals compete in a playoff that entitles them to two places. Panama beat Costa Rica this Tuesday and is also classified. Honduras and Canada are close to the vacancy.