Saturday, September 03, 2005

Heading To Germany!

The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team beat a languid Mexico side by 2-0 tonight in Columbus, Ohio, guaranteeing the United States a spot in World Cup Germany 2006! The United States controlled the play, as Mexico's strategy was to play for the draw, which would have clinched their spot. Steve Ralston's goal in the 52d minute forced the Mexicans out of their defensive posture, only to get burned 4 minutes later when DaMarcus Beasley took a feed from a corner kick from Claudio Reyna and cleanly beat the Mexican keeper, Oswaldo Sanchez. But the real star for the United States tonight was defender Oguchi Onyewu, whose mission was to frustrate Mexico's star striker, Jared Borgetti, and he succeeded brilliantly. American keeper Casey Keller was lightly tested tonight, needed only to stop six shots, only one of those a real threat. Keller has firmly reasserted himself as the USA's #1 keeper going into Germany 2006. So now it's on to Guatemala on Wednesday, where the USA will be without the services of Reyna and Gregg Berhalter who both picked up yellow cards during the match and will be suspended for card accumulation. On the other hand, Bobby Convey will be back on the USA roster after sitting out a yellow card suspension. But it's not important now, the USA has accomplished the mission at hand, they're going to Germany!

6 astute observations :

  1. Marpla-Barcelonauta said...

    lol. everyone knows Argentina will be winning next year

  2. richmanwisco said...

    Don't be so sure about that! USA has a defensive back line that will surprise the world!

  3. Chili said...

    USA winning the World Cup?? that would be a surprise!!

  4. richmanwisco said...

    So if I say they will surprise the world, and you say winning would be a surprise, then logic says you are predicting they will win, si?


  5. Chili said...


  6. Marpla-Barcelonauta said...

    Heading to Germany


    Germing to Headmany?

    just a thought