Sergiño Dest was red carded in the 39th minute after picking up back-to-back yellow cards inside of a minute against Trinidad and Tobago in the second leg of the CONCACAF Nations League quarterfinal on Monday.
Dest was yellow carded for picking up the ball and kicking it away after the ball was called out of bounds by the linesman. Dest then turned and started talking to the center referee, covering his mouth as he did so. Multiple teammates, including Gio Reyna and Tim Ream, tried to pull Dest away, but he continued talking to the referee and eventually blew a kiss. At that point he was shown a second yellow card and the red and was ejected.
Both Ream and goalkeeper Matt Turner were seen to be yelling at Dest as he walked off the field and eventually into the locker room. U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter immediately subbed right back Joe Scally into the game for Reyna, but four minutes after Dest was sent off, Trinidad equalized the game on a goal from Reon Moore.
The U.S. held a three-goal lead entering the away leg and after Antonee Robinson’s opening goal added to the advantage with an away goal, which means Trinidad would need to score five unanswered goals in order to knock the U.S. out of the Nations League.
The teams went into halftime tied, 1-1.
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