Sunday night the US Men’s National Team won the CONCACAF Gold Cup by defeating Mexico by a final score of 1-0. This fantastic effort was aided by two former Cavaliers, Henry Kessler and Daryl Dike who both moved on from the collegiate level following the 2019 season.
For the seventh time, we're CHAMPIONS of @Concacaf… The Gold Cup is ours!! ???? pic.twitter.com/yMoc10QWR6
— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) August 2, 2021
Dike, who has been a star since leaving UVA, was named to the initial roster for the team while Kessler was pulled up following Walker Zimmerman’s exit from the team.
In their time with the club, Kessler has made one appearance while Dike has made eight appearances and logged three goals.
There goes that MAN! Daryl Dike adds another. 4-0! ?? pic.twitter.com/3H8d7jaQ47
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 16, 2021
In his time with the Cavaliers (2018-2020), Dike started 35 out of his 36 games and logged 15 goals before getting drafted by Orlando FC in the 2019 MLS Draft. Kessler (2017-2020), who is now with the New England Revolution, started 41 of his 52 games in the orange and blue and put up 20 shots over his three year defensive career
The USMNT will next take the pitch on September 2, 2021 as they begin qualifying matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.