Christian Pulisic leads USMNT past Bolivia in Copa América opener 


The US men's national team got their 2024 Copa América campaign off to a strong start Sunday evening, topping Bolivia 2-0 at AT&T Stadium on the strength of two first-half goals.

AC Milan star Christian Pulisic factored into both US goals, scoring the first shortly after the match kicked off before assisting on Folarin Balogun's tally just before halftime.

The USMNT got off to a dream start, opening the scoring three minutes into the match through Pulisic. The US captain uncorked a highlight-reel strike following a short corner kick, dispatching a curling finish past Bolivia goalkeeper Guillermo Viscarra.

That lead doubled in the 44th minute, this time via a Pulisic-led counterattack. Balogun provided the finishing touch, converting to the far post after collecting Pulisic's layoff.

Former New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner made three saves for the US, as Gregg Berhalter's group also recorded a clean sheet.


  • 3' - USA - Christian Pulisic | WATCH
  • 44' - USA - Folarin Balogun | WATCH

Three Things

  • THE BIG PICTURE: It was a promising start to the tournament for the USMNT, who controlled this contest throughout. They'll also feel like they left several more goals on the table that could have afforded them an even more comfortable cushion.
  • MOMENT OF THE MATCH: This early strike from Pulisic set the tone for the match and gave the US a lead they never relinquished.
  • MAN OF THE MATCH: Pulisic was the most influential player for the US, scoring the all-important first goal early and setting up a crucial goal for Balogun.

Next Up

  • USA: Thursday, June 27 vs. Panama | 6 pm ET (FOX, Univision, TUDN) | Group C
  • BOL: Thursday, June 27 vs. Uruguay | 9 pm ET (FOX, UniMás, TUDN) | Group C