Corona scores 3 goals as US beats Cuba 6-0

TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer Published:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- 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 U.S. Under-23 team also got an own goal from Cuba to lead 4-0 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.