The U.S. Men’s National team continued it’s journey to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil last Friday against Jamaica.
The U.S. started the game off with a Clint Dempsey goal within the first minute of play. I wish I could say the rest of the game was played at the same level but it wasn’t. The Yanks just couldn’t make it click across the pitch. There were definitely glimmers of hope in the first half, even after Jamaica scored off of a free kick outside of the 18 yard box.
When Klinsmann subbed in Terrance Boyd and my boy, Brek Shea, they had some almost good plays. Unfortunately, they just couldn’t make it work and Jamaica scored in the 62nd minute off ANOTHER free kick. Anyways, on to other subjects.
Tomorrow is September 11, 2012. It’s been 11 years since those planes attacked our country and so many lives were taken. God bless all those who are fighting for us overseas. I cannot think of a better way to remember those that were lost that day than to go watch the USMNT play on Remembrance Day.
So, what are the keys to a win against Jamaica in Crew Stadium?
- Control in the midfield. It was obvious the USMNT is missing Michael Bradley (out with injury) in the middle of the field. They really struggled moving the ball up the field.
- Young players. They bring spirit and energy to the field and the crowd is going to be waiting for these players to come in.
- Talking on defense. It just really seemed like there was such a disconnect on Friday. Bocanegra (captain tomorrow) will be playing tomorrow and needs to take charge.
This is my first time seeing the full USMNT squad in action (I saw the U-23’s in Olympic qualifying) and I am so excited! AND the game is SOLD OUT! Are you going? Tweet to me at @stephmathias or @CrewWUFC to meet-up at American Outlaws tailgating!
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