Watch: Barcelona’s Sergino Dest scores cracking goal for USMNT

Barcelona's Sergino Dest

Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest scored with a cracking drive from the edge of the penalty area as the USA came from behind to beat Costa Rica 2-1 in their World Cup qualifier on Wednesday night.

Dest was partly at fault for Costa Rica’s first-minute opener, failing to cut out the cross that led to Keysher Fuller’s strike – the earliest goal conceded by the USMNT for 23 years.

But the Barca player more than made up for his error with a superb strike to level the game 20 minutes later.

After receiving the ball just outside the Costa Rica penalty area, Dest cut inside and unleashed a superb left-footed shot that nestled in the top corner of the goal.

“I was like, I have to shoot it,” Dest told reporters after the game. “I was just so happy. We needed that goal. It was a really important goal.”

The victory leaves the US second in the CONCACAF table where the top three nations will secure automatic qualification for next year’s tournament in Qatar.

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