This is the English translation of the match report that appeared in the 18th July issue of Spanish newspaper, El Sol, from 1930 of the United States vs Paraguay game that was played at the Estadio Gran Parque Central, home of Montevideo based team, Club Nacional, that was played after the Yugoslav-Bolivia game on the 17th July.
The author of the article is anonymous but was written by a journalist working for Associated Press and is most likely a South American reporter on location in Uruguay.
Google was used to translate this document and is, therefore, subject to possible errors that would be better crafted by a professional translator. Spanish speakers are welcome to offer their opinions to help improve the text. You can read the original report here.
This game is regarded by Fifa as the match where Bert Patenaude scored the first World Cup hattrick. However, this article lists the American goalscorers as Goncalves (2 goals) and Florie. But there are many reasons to believe this is incorrect. For instance, the players did not wear numbered shirts and many of these players were unfamiliar to the South American press corp. Mistaken identity was common.
For further reading on the Bert Patenaude hattrick and the evidence to support it check out these previous articles:
The Paraguay team prior to their World Cup match v the USA at the 1930 World Cup. ©Getty Images pic.twitter.com/mC2IfzTicO— The Antique Football (@AntiqueFootball) June 5, 2014
Young fans watch US @ussoccer beat Paraguay @Albirroja 3-0 at the Parque Central @clubnacional on 17 July 1930 @FIFAWorldCup @1930WorldCup pic.twitter.com/8LOKgavqhF— worldcup1930project (@WC1930blogger) September 10, 2017
Throughout the match, the Paraguayans have been powerless to contain the rapid attacks of the Americans, who have played with an admirable cohesion. As in the previous performances of this team, the public has been favorable to their opponents; but it is especially in this case that today's defeat eliminates the Paraguayans from the fight for the title of world champion, and also because the Paraguayan players have defeated the previous Uruguayan team in the South American championship, which constitutes a forecast unfavorable for the picture of Uruguay. (Associated Press.)⚽️ #HistoriaMundiales #Rusia2018 #DatoGEB— GEBDeportes (@GEBDeportes) May 27, 2018
El estadounidense Bert Patenaude se convirtió en el primer jugador que anota 3 goles en un mismo encuentro, se los hizo a Paraguay a los minutos 10, 15 y 50, en juego que terminó 3-0. pic.twitter.com/NrrWrOuH9s
1er partido en la historia Paraguay-EEUU, Mundial 1930. Derrota de Py 3-0, dirigidos por Durand Laguna y capitaneado por Luis Vargas Peña. pic.twitter.com/gb1EEX8yLz— Gianlucca Barni (@LucasBarni) March 27, 2018