Away matches in CONCACAF are never easy and a pre-game injury to Michael Bradley was certainly a factor, but even with those two things taken into consideration the USMNT pooped their shorts in front of dozens* of US television viewers last night. It’s not the end of the world, but the U.S. lost a few more key players to yellow card accumulation so it will be interesting to see how they get on in their next match against Mexico. (*it was on BeIN Sport after all)
Speaking of Mexico, tough day to be Jose Manuel de la Torre. But as we know, only results count and El Tri haven’t been getting them lately, including last night’s loss to Honduras. Care to take a guess who one of the goal scorers was for Honduras last night?
That’s right, it was the New England Revolution’s striker non grata Jerry Bengston. That gives Bengston 17 goals in 34 matches for his country- exactly what you’d want from a striker (internationally or domestically), a goal every other game. For the Revolution he has 3 goals in 26 matches. This may be why he has only played in 13 of the club’s 26 matches and hasn’t even made the bench in most season. I’ll have to think of something else that “D.P.” could stand for in his case.
Due to the international break Ross County F.C. did not play this weekend. Ah hae sad.
Don’t let Scotland’s 2-0 to Belgium fool you- wee Strachan still has the side pointed in the right direction. Scotland have already been eliminated from World Cup 2014, so the manager is trying new players, tactics, formations, etc.. Oh, and in case you haven’t noticed, Belgium are good. Really good.
Portland Thorns F.C. won the inaugural National Women’s Soccer League championship- hopefully they didn’t win the last National Women’s Soccer League championship as well.