RECAP: A 3-0 win and as you can see, the internet wasn’t quite working throughout. I eventually gave up trying to get updates through and drank beers instead. Freddy Adu hit for a brace – going full circle with two brutal set piece goals – and Sacha Kljestan hit home with the third. Like I said below, the US came out organized and ready to play today. There were few glaring weaknesses that Canada could even exploit. Both Orozco and Spector really rendered Will Johnson and Ricketts useless. Marvell Wynne fulfilled Nowak’s wishes with his play on the right side, but that was mainly because he didn’t do too much out of the ordinary. All four midfielders from inside to out did exactly what they needed to in order to create space for Freddy Adu and Jozy Altidore. Overall, a great win – and it was clear that we were the stronger team and worthy of the Olympic bid.
PREGAME: Honduras prevails with Sideshow Bob making the crucial stop.
PREGAME: Lineup below. Penalties between Honduras and Guatemala which means a definite delay for the game. Honduras will win this – mainly because their goalkeeper Hernandez looks like Sideshow Bob. You can’t beat that.
Can’t LiveBlog – internet is too unreliable right now. So when I can – I’ll be updating you with big news during the game.
PREGAME: Both Guatemala and Honduras are in extra time and getting ready for penalties. This probably means that the US/Canada game will be delayed a bit.
PREGAME: So Marvell Wynne gets the nod over Kamani Hill at right fullback. Spector in the middle is not surprising at all even though he spends more of his time at fullback for West Ham. He’ll be able to organize in Bocanegra fashion while Orozco patrols and acts a bit less defensively. It’s nice to see Maurice Edu back in the middle, but last time we saw McCarty and Edu in the middle – things were a bit shaky. Expect that to to change.
PREGAME: U.S. Lineup!
PREGAME: Lineup to come…what do you think the keys to the game will be?? Zizzo, Gaven, Kljestan, or Holden on the wings? Edu, Orozco, or Spector in the middle?? Altidore up top?