- Fox Sports 1
The US Men’s National Team fell in a big hole in the semifinals of the Copa America on Tuesday night thanks to a gorgeous free kick from Lionel Messi.
A little more than 30 minutes into the match, Messi drew a hard foul in the open field by Chris Wondolowski – a foul that earned Wondolowski a yellow card.
Messi took advantage of the free kick, placing it perfectly into the upper-right corner for a 2-0 lead. The goal, Messi’s 55th, also made him Argentina’s leading all-time scorer.
Brad Guzan never had a chance.
Argentina went on to add two more goals, and the US never even got a shot on goal, losing 4-0.
Prior to the free kick, Messi spent an extended period of time tying the laces on his plant foot. At one point, as the Fox Sports 1 cameras zoomed in, Messi looked less like he was tying a shoe, and more like he was trying to calm down an anxious pet.
Here is the replay.