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Dest's red mist gives USMNT night to forget in Trinidad and Tobago

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It stood to reason that the United States men's national team would have cause to celebrate on Monday. With qualification for the Copa America and the Concacaf Nations League all but sealed after a 3-0 home win in Thursday's first leg of its Nations League quarterfinal against Trinidad and Tobago, the second leg figured to be mostly ceremonial.

The desired result did, indeed, come -- the U.S. officially punched both tickets -- but only after a 2-1 loss in Port of Spain in which right-back Sergiño Dest earned one of the more bizarre red cards one will ever see.