USMNT playing Honduras in Sandy, UT. Hoping to see more good play from Jozy. Let's get another win!
Put a stranglehold on the hex with a win...
S.Korea also qualified today (backed into it with a home loss to Iran) so all in all will be a good day!
I'm at BW3s sitting fifteen feet from Taylor lewan (yes, cool story bro) is the crowd in good voice like Seattle? Sound is on NBAz so i cant hear. That crowd in Seattle was awesome. Take a bow Seattle. Michigan Stadium should introduce that delayed clap chant. Just wanted to know if the crowd was on good form.
Not so far. But not a lot of good play to cheer about yet.
It is hard to match Seattle. Not sure if the mics are placed differently, but the crows noise is not as pronounced.
The game is in Utah... so I'm guessing the tailgating beforehand wasn't all that rambunctious. So yes, very quiet.
A lot of pretty decent passing from the US, Bradley had a really nice run a few minutes ago. We're winning the possession battle. But Honduras has been coming on more and more as the game goes on.
Slow start. No rhythm at all right now.
Oops, Beat our D, but then dribble the ball over the end line.
Looks like the pitch is playing really fast right now.
I'm worried one of these giveaways is going to end up in the back of our net.
Why can't the US train functional defensive players? Honestly, having played defense my whole (soccer) life, it isn't hard at all. Just DON'T SCREW UP. I swear the backs are completely inept in 50% of the games I watch. You don't even have to be good at soccer! Just don't turn the ball over in your own end and don't let them get any shots off. Foul and boom the ball up field if needed. Nope, they'd rather turn it over and let the opposition waltz in and take a shot from 18 yards. So frustrating. Foul them 40 yards out, damn it.
This is pretty much the worst comment I've ever seen.
Sorry, let me re-interate. That did come off poorly.
It is the position which is most reliant of athleticism and isn't really as dependent on "soccer skill". It frustrates me that this should be the "easiest" position to solidify, even if the US can't put out the best SOCCER players, I'd hope we can find ATHLETES who can be taught to play defense. Instead, it's (at least to me, and I'd venture many other feel the same) the weakest position the US fields, game after game. Honestly, sometimes it looks like the backs' shoes weigh 2 pounds each.
(I wrote that comment after a US defensive player passed the ball nicely to a Honduran player 10 yards away and then allowed him to dribble 30 yards and launch a shot on goal from 10-15 yards away without so much as touching him. Sorry I expect more from professionals than high school players. What's the second thing you learn as a defender? Attack the ball.)
US needs to wake up. Honduras is not playing well but we haven't been able to take advantage. Deuce is having an off night so far. Might need him to step up if we want all 3 points.
Also, Cameron should have started instead of Jones. Should go in for him now, to start the second half.
This is an important 45. 3 points put us in a great position. Neither team has played well. First team to make a big mistake loses.
Agree. Also, it's looking like one of those games where if neither team makes a big mistake, it'll end nil-nil. Neither side looks capable of creating too many of their own great chances right now.
We've got to put that one away. Great ball on that set piece.
US doing that thing where a team just doesn't look like they want to play
Damn, right at the keeper.
I'm usually optimistic, but I have concerns. Starting to feel like a game where we dominate possession, but they score on a counter attack in the 85th minute,
A few positive moments, but overall pretty disappointed with our effort tonight. Waiting for some subs. Hoping Cameron comes on for Jones, who has had a bad game.
I don't care who the bring in, as long as they bring some energy it'll be a positive substitution. This game feels stagnant.
Wow. What a clusterfuck and no goal
Holy crap, pinball in the area!
Zusi is money, and that was a handball by Honduras.
Is an annoying POS even for soccer standards
And your reason for feeling that way about the U.S.'s current best offensive midfielder is.............
Bradley has to finish that!
ARGH! Needed to put that rebound home.
Jozy!!!!!! 4 straight!!!
On a total side note... I think that it says something about mgoblog that we have a usmnt thread but no thread about the nba finals
I thought that too.
Maybe if the greedy NBA stops stealing college freshmen we'll pay attention to it. Plus I can't stand the way they play in the NBA. Everybody just stands around until 5 seconds on the shot clock, then one player goes to the hoop while everybody keeps standing and watching.
I dont think you actually have ever seen an NBA game based on that assessment
Great touches and first-class finish by Jozy.
That run of play was a thing of beauty. Took a while to come, but I'm glad it came.
Can't sit back, we need one more
But I'm worried that Zusi is now out. He was fueling most of our chances.
He played well. Enjoy your summer off! I gave up my summer off a few years ago to go the admin route.
Jozy with another great effort. Glad to see we're not sitting back but are staying with the agressive play we've see for the last 10-12 minutes
Hold on for three points. This would put us in a great position.
Jurgen. Please play Joe Benny.
Howard is really tough.
WE ARE GOING TO BRAZIL
1-0 win. "We are going to Brazil!"
9points in June
You are not going to Brazil! nice troll of the Honduras team
Where's brian? I know you're getting into soccer!
Just read Herm's posts. It's actually Brian. It's his way of participating in the forums when he wants to remain anonymous.
What a chance to go from being the team that collapses back and only tries to counter attack to being the team trying to break that defense. Great play on the goal and really happy for Jozy.
Agreed, the USMNT has been a lot of fun to watch this past month. Looks completely different from the last WC team.
We are going to Brazil! We are going to Brazil! We are going...We are going ....We are going to Brazil!
I think weather slowed us down a bit, it was almost 90 at kickoff... we were looking to play fast and the conditions were a bit tough for that.