Jesús Ferreira Ties USMNT Record with Four Goals against Grenada


FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas Homegrown Jesús Ferreira tied a U.S. Men's National Team record by scoring four goals in the U.S.'s 5-0 win over Grenada at Q2 Stadium in Austin Friday night. Fellow FC Dallas forward Paul Arriola both scored and assisted in what was the USMNT's opening game in the Concacaf Nations League.

"I wanted to focus on my touch, I wanted to focus on my runs, and have a good game. The rest will come," Ferreira said after the game.

Ferreira (who leads the MLS Golden Boot race with nine goals) found the opener after Arriola's low cross deflected off the Grenada defender and fell kindly to the FCD Homegrown who made no mistake and tucked it into the bottom corner.

Eight minutes after the break, Ferreira scored his brace after latching onto Arriola's pinpoint through ball and finished past the goalkeeper into the far corner.

Ferreira completed his first USMNT hat trick two minutes later with a curling effort into the top corner following a low cross from former FCD Homegrown Kellyn Acosta.

Next, it was Paul Arriola's turn in the spotlight as he collected a pass from Luca de la Torre and rounded the Grenada goalkeeper before sliding the ball into the net for his first USMNT goal since March 28, 2022 in World Cup qualifying.

Ferreira's fourth and final goal was his easiest of the night as he applied the tap-in finish after some good work from Leeds United's Brendan Aaronson down the left side of Grenada's box.

Arriola, Ferreira and the rest of the USMNT continue their Nations League campaign on Tuesday, June 14 with a group stage match against El Salvador at the Estadio Cuscatlán in San Salvador. FC Dallas returns to MLS play on Saturday, June 18 with a match against Vancouver Whitecaps at Toyota Stadium.