In case anyone wants to discuss it, the USMNT is playing against 13th-ranked Bosnia-Herzegovina on ESPN2 right now. Bosnia leads 2-0 in the 40th minute. US still looking for their first shot on goal.
he grew a beard
Some decent stuff by the US in the first half, particularly Altidore. They're unlucky to be down 2 (the second goal was offside).
But horrible half for Jones and, to a lesser extent, Eddie Johnson. You can't turn it over deep in your half.
Hmmm...This turned into a bad pick for my Streak for The Cash.
LOL - I was sweating (and still am) this one out as well.
Wow...they won! Holy....
Anybody have a stream for those of us at work?
It's on watchespn if you get that.
That's my problem I don't, and all the usual sites are blocked here :(
Great ball over the top to Altidore, with a great run and first touch to Johnson, who finished into an open net.
It's nostalgia night in international soccer: England-Scotland (first international game) and France-Belgium (first international game for both teams) . . . so why are we playing Bosnia? Our first opponent was Sweden.
GOOOL. Altidore ties it.
Goals galore!!!! Now if we can get rid of GERG...
He looks great. He's got a touch and imagination that reminds me of Dempsey.
I was very impressed with him as well - Icelandic power! If he can continue this he will make up for Stuart Holden loss. Excellent 2nd half to beat another European team on their home turf and Bosnia is no pushover - they are tops in their table to make it WC, albeit a weak group with only Greece as a challenger. But still, we don't usually do well in Europe. Bradley also made some fantastic passes and IMO is the best American player at the moment.... by a substantial margin.
Kid has a higher ceiling than Jozy, he makes fantastic runs
If Jozy keeps this up I'm going to have to retract that statement haha
What a free kick!
AHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jozy with a brilliant free kick.
Didn't know Jozy had that in his game. What a goal
3-2 USA if anyone's looking for a score
JOZY!!! Holy cow, what a golden year it's been for Jozy. Unbelievable to see what he's getting done up front these days.
Full credit to Castillo for winning that free kick with a great run.
Hat trick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JOZY JOZY JOZY!
Hat trick for Jozy wow
Turned the game on when we were down 2-0. I have enjoyed what I've seen since. Wow.
What a clever, perfectly-weighted touch from Bradley to set that up. Life is so much fun as a striker when you get service like that.
Altidore with another!
B-H pull one back. Flick header.
There's the whistle. Great result, great performance from the offense & Jozy especially. 12 in a row!
Love to see Altidore rounding into form and some promissing performances from young players
If Johannson plays like that, it's going to get pretty crowded in the US attack.
...as the sub or complement to Jozy.
Well he is taking Jozy's spot as a striker for club, I wonder if he has any defensive mind set to play an outside midfield spot - if he does, it would alter the ability to attack for the entire team.
The power went out at the bar I was watching the game at when it was 2-2. I went home, and final score was 4-3...crazy.
Johannsson looked very good. Hope he is ready next summer. Could be a great pairing up front with Altidore for years to come.
Trying to think of a top 11 for this team makes my brain hurt. If you can find a way to get Dempsey, Donovan, Bradley, Jozy, Fabian Johnson and Aron on field at the same time, that's a skilled strike force:
Shea and EJ as late subs.
Jones or Evans and defensive midfielders when Aron is off.
Having a top end left fullback is wonderful - would not move Fabian out of there. A lot of FBs make a ton of overlapping runs so we can get his offense as well as keep the defense level upgraded. Defense is the major hole in this team so we dont want to move a skilled defender to areas of relative strength. The center defenders are a big mystery, we've been trying a lot of players. There was a really young kid in the center in the 2nd half of Bosnian game who is German-American, maybe he develops in the next year. Also I've never seen the US play a 4-3-1-2 ... I'd be thrilled with a 4-4-2...
about 25 minutes of aron in a US uniform, so i think it is very premature to slot him in the top 11...right now. (same with john brooks)
klinsmann loves him some Jermaine Jones (not sure why), so i think he's in there starting, for now.
id be dissapointed if shea and EJ see meaningful time, especially shea - the guy looks like an ostrich out there.
i think beasley is in the mix, but it's hard to say what he's going to look like in 10 months. bedoya, zusi, and corona will get some play too.