Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch watched the USA progress to the World Cup round of 16 alongside our fitness coach Pierre Barrieu accompanied by cheese and wine – as Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson beat Iran 1-0.
The United States had given themselves a chance to qualify second behind England after draws with Gareth Southgate’s side – and Wales. Against Iran, they knew they had to win and beat Carlos Quieroz’s side to reach the round of 16.
That’s exactly what they did. Chelsea star Christian Pulisic got the most important goal – suffering an injury in the process, which forced him to go to hospital with an abdominal injury. But he hopes he will be fit to face the Netherlands.
Following the victory, Marsch – who worked as United States assistant manager for two years under Bob Bradley – shared a photo of how he took the game. Alongside the physical trainer of Leeds Barrieu, another former American assistant, he shared his joy.