this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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).
For all the MGoSoccer fans out there, the USA U-20 team takes on Serbia in the World Cup quarterfinals at 12:30 tonight on FS1.
These games have been really late/early in the morning since the tournament is in New Zealand, so i'll happily take a 12:30am kickoff on a Saturday night. Exciting to see the future of US soccer with this squad.
I know I posted this a few weeks ago but I just wanted to remind everyone that we are having a get-together for fans of the newly-forming AFC Ann Arbor tomorrow night at Conor O'Neill's. We'll be there around 8; if you can't make it right at 8pm feel free to come afterwards, I imagine we will all be drinking the night away. Stop in and say hi. Anyone is welcome to share their ideas for banners/chants, etc. We hope to see some of you there!
Edit: I also forgot to mention we will be in the private room they have. If you walk in the FRONT door, the room is to the right (behind where the bars are). If you can't find it just ask a server -- feel free to walk right on in, the door will be open.
Edit 1.1: Fixed the title you sarcastic, little....