It wasn’t pretty, but the US won 1-0 and advanced to the quarterfinals. As for some quick thoughts from me:
– Hey Jozy, where has that been?
– Steve Cherundolo and Eric Lichaj looked good on the flanks.
– Clint Dempsey did not have a good game shooting. And the team as a whole was awful at finishing.
– The team in general looks tired.
– Hopefully Lichaj continues to emerge at left back as Carlos Bocanegra brought a calming presence to the middle of the backline.
– Landon Donovan had another pretty quiet game. How bad was his “illness” from last week?
– Granted it had a lot to do with the competition, but US Soccer is fun to watch when they are attacking that much (and even better when they score!).
– That stadium looked and sounded great. A potential place to have US-Mexico in the future?
Howie was in attendance, so I am eager to hear his thoughts once he gets back. Here are the highlights.
Now for some links/recaps/reviews/player ratings from around the web.