The United States men’s national team cruised to a 6-0 win over hapless El Salvador in an international friendly on Wednesday.
USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter’s side — comprised mainly of Major League Soccer players — scored five goals in the first 30 minutes to snag the easy win in Ft. Lauderdale.
DC United winger Paul Arriola, who played just one match of the MLS campaign due to an ACL injury, opened the scorage barrage in the 17th minute. Orlando City SC’s Chris Mueller then nabbed two scores, with LA Galaxy’s Sebastian Lletget and Toronto FC’s Ayo Akinola all scoring before the half-hour mark.
Brenden Aaronson, on his way to FC Salzburg after starring for the Philadelphia Union, scored in the 50th minute for his first goal in international duty.
The result ensures the U.S. men’s side finish the year with four games — three wins and one draw — played amid numerous match cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic.