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What we learned: USMNT lose to Trinidad and Tobago, still clinch Copa America berth

Berhalter's two-striker look was derailed by a moment of insanity.

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U.S. Soccer

It, uh, wasn’t pretty, but the U.S. men’s national team is heading to the Copa America.

Even after a 2-1 loss away to Trinidad and Tobago on Monday, the USMNT clinched a spot in the 2024 Copa America and the upcoming Concacaf Nations League semifinals thanks to a 3-0 win in the first leg. From one of the craziest red cards of all time, to another Alvin Jones banger, to a Matt Turner mistake, to a two-striker experiment, there was plenty of intrigue in Port of Spain.

Let’s dig into what we learned about the USMNT from their loss against Trinidad and Tobago by asking and answering four key questions.

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