Daryl Dike marks his USMNT recall with a smart goal in West Brom’s draw with Cardiff
Daryl Dike marks his USMNT recall with a goal in West Brom’s 1-1 tie with Cardiff – but coach Carlos Corberan subbed him on 57 minutes as the striker ‘looked fatigued’
USA striker Daryl Dike scored a brilliant first-time goal against Cardiff on Wednesday – the same day he was called up to the national team roster for the CONCACAF Nations League.
Dike struck in the 17th minute with a controlled effort from an inswinging cross from the right. His West Brom team ended the game tied 1-1 with Cardiff, who scored an equalizer in the second half through Sory Kaba.
Dike has played eight times for the United States and scored three goals and heads into the upcoming international break looking to improve that tally.
USMNT face Grenada and El Salvador in the CONCACAF Nations League games at the end of March.
But the interim USA coach Anthony Hudson might have to be mindful of the condition that the 22-year-old reports for duty in.
Daryl Dike celebrates scoring for West Brom on the day he earned a USMNT recall
West Brom coach Carlos Corberan took Dike off after just 57 minutes and believed the striker was looking tired.
‘I was watching him fatigued – just fatigue for me in some point of the game,’ Corberan said.
‘I was watching him struggle to keep the ball or to compete or even to press, at the same time we didn’t want to push others too much because we have some advice from the medical perspective that don’t allow us to give him more minutes.’
Dike has made 21 appearances for West Brom in all competitions, scoring seven goals so far this season.
West Brom sit eighth in the standings of the Championship, English soccer’s second tier.
Dike and West Brom are five points outside of the playoffs with nine regular season games remaining.
Dike has eight USA caps to his name and has scored three times already for his country