WASHINGTON (AFP) - Weston McKennie scored a hat trick as the United States opened their CONCACAF Nations League campaign in style, thrashing Cuba 7-0 on Friday.
Jordan Morris added a goal and contributed on three others, Josh Sargent scored and Christian Pulisic converted a penalty for the Americans, who also benefitted from an own goal by the Cubans.
McKennie put the hosts in front less than a minute into the contest off a low cross from Morris.
He added a second off an almost identical play in the fifth and after setting Morris up for the hosts' third goal in the ninth, completed his hat trick in the 13th.
It was the fastest known hat trick ever for the USA.
Weston Mckennie of the United States celebrates with Cristian Roldan and Josh Sargent in the first half of a 7-0 victory over Cuba in the 2019 CONCACAF Nations League in Washington .