The US lost 4-2 to the Samba Boys yesterday in a friendly game which was billed as the "Clash of Champions," or at least I think that was the overstatement they used to promote the game........but anyway, my hat goes off to the Nats who put in a valiant performance and actually played some good futbol throughout the game. You could really see that Deuce's fine form of play recently in the EPL has transitioned nicely over to the international stage, and you just have to feel bad for Onyewu who continues to shoot himself in the foot regarding his starting position. Personally I think Onyewu's starting position in central defense isn't set in stone just because hes an 80 foot herculean man-beast compared to the other players. Honestly I don't believe anybody on the back line has a safe spot except for Cherundolo who played well again yesterday. What do you think about the Nats performance yesterday? Is it a good sign for the future?
Monday, September 10, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
In a shocking turn of events both MLS teams won their open cup semifinal games last night, making it an all MLS open cup final. I say this was shocking because most of the MLS teams in this tournament were dropping like flies, or getting annihilated like the Rapids did against the Seattle Sounders. Looking at the game recap it looks like both teams took these games seriously as they both had their full strength lineups on the field. We all know the final is going to be an exciting game, but the real question is......................if an exciting cup final is played and nobody's there to see it, does it really matter?
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
The US Mens National Team has named its roster for the friendly against a full strength Brazil squad on Sunday. Thankfully Bob Bradley chose to bring in a full strength roster for the friendly match in Chicago, because if he chose anything less we might have seen a slaughtering of Louisville vs Murray State proportions on Sunday. Personally I think if the US plays good team defense and actually finishes chances a normal pub team player could make, they have a chance to take one from the samba boys. What do you think? Can the US team pull off the upset, or will it be an ugly day at soldier field for the nats?