Kessler helps U.S. U23s to 4-0 win over Dominican Republic in international debut

Henry Kessler U.S. National Team training

Henry Kessler made his international debut on Sunday night in the Concacaf Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship, helping the United States Under-23 Men's National Team to a 4-0 win over the Dominican Republic in Group A action. Kessler went the full 90 minutes in central defense, playing alongside Real Salt Lake center back Justen Glad and helping the Americans keep a second straight clean sheet.

Kessler, who was an unused substitute in the Americans' 1-0 win over Costa Rica to open the competition, was clean on the ball in his first international appearance at any age level, completing 71 of 73 passes as the U.S. maintained 65 percent of the possession.

The win gives the U.S. six points from their first two matches and puts them in prime position to reach the all-important semifinal round ahead of Wednesday night's group-stage finale against Mexico, which was slated to take on Costa Rica later on Sunday night.

Tajon Buchanan, who scored both goals in Canada's 2-0 win over El Salvador on Friday night, will be back in action on Monday when the Canadians continue Group B action against Haiti and Revolution II defender François Dulysse (6 p.m. ET, FS1, TUDN).