Following a 6-0 thrashing of St. Kitts and Nevis the last time out, the US sought to keep the momentum going and sail through Trinidad and Tobago into the knockout rounds.

A shaky playing surface resulted in a hectic first 15 minutes as the players adjusted to the bounce of the ball.

The Stars and Stripes, on the other hand, took advantage of the scrappy atmosphere of the contest, as Jesus Ferreira stabbed in his fourth goal in two games to put B.J. Callahan's side ahead.

The FC Dallas forward kept up his impressive form in front of goal, capitalizing on a scramble in the area to score the second goal of the game for the Americans shortly before halftime.

 With the final kick of the half, Ferreira scored his hat-trick from the penalty spot, making USMNT history as the first player to score three goals in back-to-back competitive games.

After the break, the action mostly remained the same, and after the hour mark, Cade Cowell scored the USA's fourth goal by slipping in behind the Trinidad defence, around the keeper, and tapping the ball home.

The United States won 6-0 for the second straight match, and Gianluca Busio and Brandon Vazquez's late goals sealed the outcome as they advanced to the quarterfinals.