Joe Corona scored three goals and the United States beat Cuba 6-0 Thursday night in the Americans' opening game of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.
Juan Agudelo and Freddy Adu also had a goal apiece, and the US Under-23 team also got an own goal from Cuba to lead 4-0 at halftime.
The Americans will play Canada on Saturday night in the second of three games in the Group A round-robin tournament at LP Field, home of the NFL's Tennessee Titans.
El Salvador and Canada tied 0-0 in the first game Thursday night. The top two teams advance to the semifinal March 31 in Kansas City, Kan.
The win was the U.S. Under-23 team's biggest margin of victory since beating Panama 7-0 on July 20, 1991.
U.S. coach Caleb Porter promised an aggressive, attacking style, and the Americans got one early -- in the 11th minute after missing on three corner kicks just before. Adu had a free kick into the area, and Odisnel Cooper came out for Cuba, helping knock it in the air. Corona used his ches...