The United States national team picked up its third straight friendly victory, this time against South American nation Bolivia. 4-0 was the final score, and it was never much of a competition as the US dominated possession and cruised to a win in their final warmup exhibition before the Copa America begins next week.
The game started fairly slow, as neither team was able to carve out many scoring opportunities early on. Bolivia had set piece chances here and there, but for the most part, both goalkeepers didn't face too much action until Gyasi Zardes put the US on the board in the 26th-minute. Zardes, playing as a number-nine in a 4-3-3, got played in behind and was able to slip a shot past the on-rushing goalkeeper.
Center-back John Brooks made it 2-0 in the 37th-minute. It came as a result of a creative set piece taken by Michael Bradley and an unprepared Bolivian defense:
It wasn't until the 52nd-minute that the US got their third. It came via Zardes again, who was able to find a loose ball in front of the net and pick up a brace. Christian Pulisic secured the win with his first international goal in the 69th-minute.
Another day, another Jurgen Klinsmann lineup mistake. He played longtime center-back Matt Besler at left-back for some random unknown reason and decided to put Bobby Wood on the wing again. But there were positives, most notably Bradley's presence as a number-six rather than a number-ten. Although Klinsmann still has improvements to make, we can be pretty confident that the lineup he plays at the Copa America won't be all that bad.