2023 Season

Jesús Ferreira Scores Hat Trick for the United States in 2023 Gold Cup

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FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas forward Jesús Ferreira scored his second-career hat trick for the United States Men's National Team in a 6-0 victory over St. Kitts & Nevis in the Concacaf Gold Cup Wednesday night.

The hat trick lifted Ferreira to 11 goals in 20 games for the U.S., making him the fastest player to reach double-digit goals in USMNT history. It's Ferreira's second-career international hat trick after tallying four goals against Grenada in the Concacaf Nations League last year.

"We're happy with the points, we're happy with the win," Ferreira told FOX Sports after the game. "The team went out there and took care of business. Now we go back, look at video to see what we need to improve and do better. We'll listen to coach's plan and go out there and execute."

Fellow FC Dallas Academy product Bryan Reynolds, a former Homegrown himself, also found the back of the net to help the U.S. earn three points from their second group stage match. It was his first international goal in his fourth USMNT cap. In all, three former FCD Academy players started the match with former Homegrown Alex Zendejas earning his third cap. 

The USMNT is now level with Jamaica atop Group A with 4 points from two games in the 2023 Gold Cup. The group leaders played to a 1-1 draw in the opening match on Saturday, June 24. The U.S. closes out the group stage against Trinidad & Tobago on Sunday, July 2.