A few more USMNT things before moving on from yesterday’s loss.
In case you missed the game, here are the goals. And Matthew Doyle took a quick look at the US’s attempt to play the 3-5-2.
As for some “fun” stats/facts courtesy of Paul Carr and Paul Kennedy:
* The US is now winless in five straight games for the first time since 2007.
* The US has now allowed nine goals over a three-game span for the first time since 1993.
* The US has allowed eight goals in the first 10 minutes of games since 2013 after allowing only seven such goals between 2007 and 2012.
* The US has been outscored 9-0 in the second half of its last five games.
* The US is winless in its last four games when leading at the half after going 19-0-2 in Klinsmann’s first 21 games when leading at the half.
* And finally, the US still only has one win in its last 18 games against South American teams.
One of the big non-USMNT news stories from yesterday was Sacha Kljestan signing with the New York Red Bulls.
It looks like Alejandro Bedoya is working on a new contract with Nantes. Marc Stein’s sources say that Bedoya also has been drawing some interest from Germany, England and MLS.
The New York Times wrote some words on DeAndre Yedlin earlier this week. And new Tottenham teammate and fellow American Brad Friedel talked about Yedlin to some UK press.
We posted yesterday in the US-Chile pre-game primer about how Gedion Zelalem is currently ineligible to play for the US, but Grant Wahl/Sunil Gulati are making it sound like the FIFA exception will go through and he will be eligible later this spring.
Also in the link above, Wahl is hearing that US U-20 center back Cameron Carter-Vickers could be training with Tottenham’s first team in the coming weeks.
Getting back to Zelalem for a second, he went the full 90 in Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid in UEFA Youth League action earlier this week. Dembakwi Yomba did not dress for Atletico Madrid as it looks like he picked up some kind of knee injury.
Sticking with the youth theme, Jeff Carlisle put together his list of Top 10 US players currently under the age of 21. His #1 is Emerson Hyndman.
Another player on that list, Julian Green, is healthy again and thinks he can learn from his loan away Bayern Munich.
Speaking of health issues, Tim Howard appears to be ahead of schedule with the rehabbing of his calf injury and could return to the field sooner than first believed.
As for another goalie, Zack Steffen talked to Brian Sciaretta about the U-20 World Cup and Freiburg.
Steffen’s U-20 teammate, Matt Miazga, is in Qatar with RB Leipzig on a training stint/trial. He had to be subbed out of a scrimmage the other day with an injury, but New York Red Bulls manager Jesse Marsch claims it is just a knock.
Steven Goff has your monthly Freddy Adu update.
Alejandro Guido scored his first goal with Tijuana last week in Copa MX action and he followed that up with another goal in Copa MX action on Tuesday.
It looks like Tim Ream had a nice game earlier this week against Rotherham.
Remember Mike Grella? He is currently with the New York Red Bulls as a trialist.
Ryan Adeleye was last seen in Israel with Hapoel Ashkelon and now he has signed with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
And finally, some might remember the US-Mexico rivalry movie that was being made a few years ago called Gringos at the Gate. Well, it is finally on the internet for your viewing pleasure.