Let get some US-Mexico links out of the way first. Here are some highlights from the game as well.
» Grant Wahl: Three thoughts on U.S.-Mexico [SI.com]
» Steve Davis player ratings [SI.com]
» Leander Schaerlaeckens player ratings [ESPN Soccernet]
» Steven Goff player ratings [Soccer Insider]
» Stock is Rising or Falling with USMNT [The USA 10 Kit]
» Klinsmann’s Debut – A Few Quick Thoughts [The USA 10 Kit]
» Some flash post-Mexico thoughts [No Short Corners]
Also, it sounds like Klinsmann might call in the same roster for the Costa Rica friendly in Los Angeles as well as the friendly in Belgium a few days later. Interesting.
Now for some news that has nothing to do with last night’s game.
Chivas USA are lining up a deal to sign Freddy Adu as a Designated Player. I think I like this move for him.
Fresh off a season where he played in 50+ games, Frank Simek will miss the next eight weeks with a tear in his hip muscle.
Maurice Edu is being looked at by a few teams who seem to be interested in his services, including the French club Auxerre.
Steven Goff recently did an interview with Michael Bradley right here.
After trailing with Norwegian side Vålerenga last week, Greg Garza is now in Sweden on trial with Örebro SK.
Brian Sciaretta recently talked to Stefan Jerome. Jerome got the start and played 63 minutes in Sigma Olomouc’s 3-2 victory over Spytihnev in the Czech Cup on Wednesday.
Remember Villyan Bijev? The 18-year-old striker from California that sort of came out of nowhere to sign with Liverpool. Well, he did finally sign with the club and did go out on loan to Racing Genk in Belgium. And he played with their reserve team the other day and scored a goal.
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Matt likes soccer. He likes sleeping in. He is also amused easily. That is pretty much it.