United States vs. Cuba, 2012 Olympic Qualifying: USA Leads 10-Man Cuba 4-0 At Halftime

Cuba was always going to have a tough time managing a result against the United States, but going down to 10 men after just 19 minutes made it impossible for them. Down a man, Cuba had no answer for the U.S. and it didn't take long before the match got out of hand. Joe Corona scored twice, Juan Agudelo added one of his own and there was an own goal to give the Americans a 4-0 lead in this Olympic-qualifying opener.

Corona actually got the U.S. on the board before the red card. A deflection fell to him 15 yards from goal and he clinically chested the ball onto his foot before volleying home the opening goal.

The red card came when Agudelo got caught with an elbow and the referee did not hesitate to send him off. That opened the door for Brek Shea to cause real havoc. Shea crossed for Agudelo's goal and then, after Corona added his second, his run forced the own goal. It has been all U.S. and it is only halftime. This one could get a lot worse.

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