I did one of these before the Germany game and now I wanted to update some numbers from that one, while also adding a few other numbers.
* Maybe it is time to make RFK Stadium the national stadium? The US is now 14-3-5 all-time at RFK Stadium. They have also won 10 of their last 12 games at RFK Stadium and have scored 2+ goals in each of last nine games at RFK.
* Sunday was the 38th time in USMNT history that the US has scored four or more goals. Of those 38 games, 32 have come on American soil with six taking place at RFK Stadium. Not really that shocking, the US is 38-0-0 when scoring 4+ goals.
* The US has now scored 4+ goals against two UEFA opponents under Jurgen Klinsmann, something they didn’t do once under Bob Bradley. The last time the US scored 4+ goals against an UEFA opponent prior to Klinsmann was five goals against Norway on January 29, 2006 under Bruce Arena.
* This was probably my favorite stat from Sunday’s game. Sunday was only the third time that Germany has allowed 4+ goals in a game in 94 games under Joachim Low.
* And Sunday was only the second time that the US has scored 4+ goals against a FIFA Top 10 team. The US also scored four goals in a 4-0 victory over No. 7 Mexico on June 18, 1995. Cuatro a cero.
* While it might have been a “B” team, it was a win over No. 2 Germany according to the FIFA rankings. Under Klinsmann, the US is 2-1-1 vs. FIFA Top 10 teams.
* Sunday’s game was the ninth victory in USMNT history against a FIFA Top 5 team. And now three of those wins have come against Germany. And it was the first win against a FIFA Top 5 team since beating No. 1 Spain in the 2009 Confederations Cup.
* The US also improves to 4-3-1 against UEFA opponents under Jurgen Klinsmann. For comparison sake, Bob Bradley was 7-9-3 against UEFA opponents, while Bruce Arena was 8-12-5 during his tenure.
* So Clint Dempsey is pretty good. His two goals on Sunday gives him 35 for his US career, moving him into second place on the US all-time goals list. And he has been pretty good lately, scoring 10 goals in his last 11 games with the US. Since June 8, 2012 (the beginning of the 11-game stretch), Dempsey leads all US scorers with his 10 goals, while the next person(s) are Carlos Bocanegra, Eddie Johnson and Herculez Gomez tied with just two goals each.
* Jozy Altidore broke his scoring slump with the US and scored his 14th career goal with the US, moving him into 10th place in US history, tied with Carlos Bocanegra and Eddie Johnson.
* Next up for the US is Jamaica on Friday. The US is 11-1-8 all-time against the Reggae Boyz, but just 2-1-5 on Jamaican soil, including a 0-1-4 mark in World Cup qualifiers in Jamaica. The last time the US won on Jamaican soil was in a friendly in 2003, a 2-1 victory on February 12, 2003. Carlos Bocanegra and Chris Klein were the US goal scorers on that day.
* The US should be good for at least one goal on Friday. The US has scored 1+ goal in each of its last 10 games against Jamaica. In the 20 meetings all-time, the US has been held scoreless by Jamaica only three times, although all three took place in Kingston (1988, 1997, 2001), the site for Friday’s game.