Still, it was a much improved and more organized effort from the Americans than in their 4-2 loss to Colombia five days earlier.
Sargent rewarded that discipline with a goal four minutes after halftime, with the 18-year-old slotting home the service from Colorado Rapids midfielder Kellyn Acosta, a finish helped inside the left post by a deflection.
MOMENT OF THE MATCH:
Sargent certainly has the look of someone who will be a difference-maker for the Americans for a long time to come, and he joined some elite company in the process of scoring his second international goal.
- USA: Thursday, Nov. 15 at England (3 pm ET | ESPN2, UniMas, UDN)
- PER: Tuesday, Nov. 20 vs. Costa Rica (Time TBD)