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Earthquakes’ Jackson Yueill goes distance in USMNT rout over El Salvador

Midfielder chips in with assist in victory.

Soccer: CONCACAF Nations League Soccer-Canada at USA Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The U.S. Men’s National Team wrapped up their slate of games in 2020 on Wednesday, when they hosted El Salvador and promptly beat them 6-0 at Inter Miami CF Stadium in a friendly.

San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Jackson Yueill started and played the full 90 for the USMNT on the night, while also assisting Chris Mueller’s debut goal for the national team to make it 2-0.

Other goals on the night came from Paul Arriola, Sebastian Lletget, another from Mueller, Ayo Akinola and Brenden Aaronson. Five of the six goals came in a 10-minute span in the first half, to put the game out of hand early.

El Salvador were truly poor on the night, but considering this was a game outside the FIFA windows, coming during a pandemic and on relatively short notice, I think running around for 90 minutes was the goal on both sides, really.

While Yueill got a full run-out on the night, Earthquakes teammate JT Marcinkowski stayed on the bench with Bill Hamid playing the full 90 in goal. Perhaps he’ll get his name called in a future call-up.

And that wraps up the USMNT schedule for the year, but there are expectations they will reconvene in January for the annual training camp. We’ll see if it’s safe! Here’s hoping the players traveling home stay safe and keep their housemates safe.

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