landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Had high hopes for Klinsmann, but US men's soccer is clearly at a low point; I don't think the lack of gifted ("technical") players helps. Has he gambled on a style of football we couldn't manage and simply lost? Might the gamble pay off soon? (That is, are better players on the way?)
It's curious to me that the criticism from all quarters is so muted--no one really calling for Klinsmann's head, just saying we've got to win. Maybe this amounts to a tacit collective admission that the talent just isn't there, yet?
MOD EDIT - Moved to board - LSA
Jose made Chelsea the most hated soccer team in the world. He lost his players ages ago. Him recently saying he was 'betrayed' by them was last straw.
Site: College Park, Md. (Ludwig Field)
Score: Michigan 1, Maryland 0
Records: U-M (8-4, 3-1 Big Ten), UMD (5-7, 0-4 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Oct. 4 -- at Rutgers (Piscataway, N.J.), 1 p.m.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Freshman Abby Kastroll scored the game's only goal in the 36th minute, and the Wolverine defense held their fifth opponent scoreless, as the University of Michigan women's soccer team earned a 1-0 shutout victory over Maryland on Thursday (Oct. 1) at Ludwig Field. Behind Hinz's second shutout of the season, the Maize and Blue improved to 8-4 overall and 3-1 in Big Ten action.
Source: Mgoblue.com, 10/1/2015, Whitney Dixon
Should be a win. Should.
Game means nothing to U.S. (already qualified for next round) and everything to Panama as Haiti shocks the tourney with a current 4 pts. A Panama win pushes them into 2nd in the group but Haiti should be fine as a 3rd place team with 4 pts (top 2 3rd place teams advance). A tie from Panama might push the to the next round with 3 pts.
- Chandler, Alvarado, Brooks, Johnson
- Bedoya, Beckerman, Bradley, Morales
- Wondo, Zardes
I'd prob play Chandler and Jozy this whole game and then sit them the rest of the tourney (ok maybe Jozy as a sub for 15 minutes) but I can deal with this mix as Zardes could use 60 min. Wondo is fine for garbage games.... Ice Man rest of tournament up top with Zardes I hope.
I'd have liked to see Johnson at an outside mid but he seems stuck at D for the U.S. Morales will be interesting to watch to see if he has any impact.
So rivals Seattle and Portland played in some tournament.
Seattle had a dude dismissed with a second yellow. Then another guy was shown a straight red for an elbow.
This Dempsey did this (see embed below):
Seattle finished the game with 7 men (a couple injuries and all subs used).