An opening goal from Folarin Balogun appeared to be the only legitimate goal for the United States in what would go on to be a 4-0 win for the United States over a thoroughly outclassed Oman side.
After Balogun fired home the first goal, the Americans would go scoreless throughout the rest of the first half.
It was a shocking performance in net from Oman keeper Ibrahim Al-Mukhaini that essentially led to the Americans’ stat-padding their result from the night.
Brendan Aaronson’s free kick in the 60th minute went straight through the Oman wall as Al-Mukhaini did a terrible job of reading the shot.
Minutes later, Ricardo Pepi took a shot that went off the keepers hands and into his own net.
An 81st minute own goal from Khalid Al-Braiki solidified the result that seemed less like a solid victory and more like a confirmation of what should have already been known: that the Americans were the better side.
Folarin Balogun (20) bagged the opening goal in the United States’ 4-0 victory over Oman
Brenden Aaronson scored a free kick in the 60th minute – his first goal in six months for the US
It was an awful night for Oman keeper Ibrahim Al-Mukhaini – who should have saved two goals
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