The United States men’s national soccer team’s 2017 Gold Cup run hasn’t gotten off to an ideal start.
The Americans opened the tournament with a disappointing draw against Panama, and they barely eeked out a win against Martinique. Luckily for them, though, they still are atop the Group B standings with four points, and they face point-less Nicaragua on Saturday night at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Keep it right here for score updates and highlights from USA vs. Nicaragua with our live blog.
FINAL, USA 3-0: Team USA scored three goals, which means it won Group B over Panama and earns a more favorable draw in the quarterfinals.
88th minute, USA 3-0: Graham Zusi has the perfect delivery off the free kick, and Matt Miazga scores the third goal, which Team USA desperately needed.
86th minute, USA 2-0: Henry Nino got his second yellow card, leading to a red card and ejection. The U.S. will have the man-advantage for the final five minutes. Luis Galeano also is injured, though, and is off the pitch for the moment.
78th minute, USA 2-0: Time is running out for the U.S. to get one more goal.
63rd minute, USA 2-0: A handball gives the U.S. another penalty shot, but Joe Corona’s shot is stopped. That’s the second failed penalty kick for the Americans.
56th minute, USA 2-0: The New England Revolution’s Kelyn Rowe gives the U.S. its second goal of the night. The Americans now are one goal away from their desired three-goal advantage.
51st minute, USA 1-0: Dom Dwyer had a penalty kick, but he couldn’t take advantage.
46th minute, USA 1-0: The second half is underway.
Halftime, USA 1-0: Joe Corona put the U.S. on the board with a goal in the 37th minute, but the Americans still need two more goals in the second half to avoid Costa Rica in the quarterfinals.
37th minute, USA 1-0: Just what the doctor ordered. Joe Corona gives USA the first of three goals it needs to earn the top spot in Group B.
33rd minute, 0-0: Still scoreless, which isn’t good for Team USA. The Americans need a three-goal win to get first place in Group A.
20th minute, 0-0: Graham Zusi created a chance for himself with some nifty footwork, but his shot goes right at goalkeeper Justo Lorente.
19th minute, 0-0: Another dangerous opportunity for Nicaragua, but the game remains scoreless.
15th minute, 0-0: The U.S. got the ball back in the offensive zone pretty quickly, but Nicaragua came up with two key blocks.
14th minute, 0-0: Luis Galeano had a great opportunity, but it went just wide.
8th minute, 0-0: The U.S. got its first corner of the day and went short, which didn’t result in anything.
7:08 p.m.: And the game is underway.
6 p.m. ET: The starting lineups are out.
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