2019 Pan American Games (Men)

Lima, Peru

Argentina, Canada, Chile, Cuba
Mexico, Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, USA

Venue: Complejo Deportivo Andres Avelino Cáceres

The continental champion qualifies to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Argentina v USA


# Info Time Teams Score Status Match Sheet
8 August 2019
19 Semi-final 3:00pm Argentina ARG - USA USA 5 - 0 Official    x 3  

Match Report

Argentina coasted to a 5-0 victory over the USA in the first semifinal of the men’s competition on Day 10 of the Pan American Games. Five different scorers and goals in each quarter were indicative of Argentina’s dominance from start to finish.

Agustin Mazzilli earned Argentina a penalty corner with not even one minute on the clock. Jose Tolini’s flick was turned away by USA keeper Jonathan Klages. The Americans looked steady in their back field in the opening minutes but a sideline free hit blast from Juan Lopez caught USA off guard. Matias Paredes snuck in behind and made a brilliant deflection on the run to get the Leones on the board 1-0.

Tom Barrat swept a hard ball from through the Argentina circle and somehow the ball bounced past both Deegan Huisman and Paul Singh. Argentina continued to show their prowess in attack as they had back-to-back corners near the end of the first quarter. The first was saved by Klages and the second tinged off the post and went wide. Just before the break Lucas Vila gathered a loose ball in the circle and with his back to the net fired the ball past Klages for a 2-0 Argentina lead.

Klages was there again to deny a wide open shot from Nicolias Cicileo in the 19th minute. Seconds later a hard pass from Lopez found Agustin Mazzilli unmarked at the top of the circle. Mazzilli buried his shot on the back hand to lift Argentina 3-0.

Argentina continued to show their dominance in passing as the Americans moved to a more aggressive pressure in the second half. Matias Rey sent a perfect ball for a wide open Paredes, who slid to get the deflection but Klages was there to make the stop. Klages denied Martin Ferreiro on the back hand to keep USA in it but Maico Casella deflected in with seconds left in the quarter to give Argentina the 4-0 lead.

Paul Singh had USA’s closest chance as his solo effort along the left baseline omitted two defenders but not keeper Juan Vivaldi. The Americans appealed for a video review for a slight touch in the circle that they thought hit an Argentina foot but the review was rejected and the Americans continued without a penalty corner chance in the game. Lucas Martinez spun and put in a fifth goal for Argentina in the 59th minute.

Argentina cruised to the 5-0 victory and booked their spot in the finals for the 14th-straight year. The two-time defending Pan American Games champions have won nine titles and have faced Canada in the final for the past 11-straight years.   


Team Min # Player Action
Argentina 5 10 PAREDES Matias FG
Argentina 14 12 VILA Lucas FG
Argentina 20 26 MAZZILLI Agustin FG
Argentina 45 9 CASELLA Maico FG
Argentina 59 23 MARTINEZ Lucas FG


Team Min # Player Type
United States 40 22 OROZCO Jonathan Green Card


UmpiresKLENK Tyler (CAN)ROMERO Hugo (PAR)
Reserve UmpireRIVADENEIRA Rodrigo (PER)
Technical OfficerWALLACE Ariel (TTO)
JudgesPEREZ Juan Manuel (PER)REID Oraine (JAM)


TeamArgentinaUnited States
ShirtsLight Blue & White StripesNavy Blue
ShortsWhiteNavy Blue
SocksWhiteNavy Blue
GK ShirtsGreenYellow
MEX v TTO (5-8) CHI v CAN (Semi-final)

Final Standings

  1. Argentina
    1. Argentina
  2. Canada
    2. Canada
  3. USA
    3. USA
  4. Chile
    4. Chile
  5. Trinidad & Tobago
  6. Cuba
    6. Cuba
  7. Mexico
    7. Mexico
  8. Peru
    8. Peru

Pool Standings

Team GP W D L GD P
Pool A
Argentina  ARG 3 3 0 0 19 9
Chile  CHI 3 2 0 1 2 6
Cuba  CUB 3 1 0 2 -12 3
Trinidad & Tobago  TTO 3 0 0 3 -9 0
Team GP W D L GD P
Pool B
Canada  CAN 3 3 0 0 21 9
USA  USA 3 2 0 1 16 6
Mexico  MEX 3 1 0 2 -2 3
Peru  PER 3 0 0 3 -35 0