I guess Besler/Omar is the starting CB pairing. Either way, today was bad
Gooch and Jones were terrible on defense. No communication and Ukraine took advantage of that constantly.
USMNT up Dos a Cero on Mexico again and it's only the first half. The MLS-based squad is playing sharp. Don't know about those change strips, though. I think they look like Costa Rica's primary uniform.
Ugh. Second half and Mexico looks like they've come to play, while the US defense looks like it wants to go home and get to bed. 2-2.
The Arizona crowd is providing proof to the unwritten rule that you don't play Mexico in the South/Southwest. I'd say the crowd is split 50/50. Either that or the Mexican fans are really loud.
USA just got screwed on back to back calls.
This was called offsides:
It was a tough call, but those are the kinds of 50/50 offsides calls that go against you at the worst possible moments in most international competitions -- you have to keep fighting through.
My three takeaways from the match:
1. The US continues to have massive defensive issues. If they don't get them sorted, they'll get blown out of the World Cup this summer.
2. It's impossible to overstate the difference a healthy Michael Bradley makes to this team.
3. At this point, it's getting hard to justify leaving Chris Wondolowski off the final Brazil roster.
That offside wasn't 50 - 50. Horrible call.
Was it legit players or subs playing the back line in the 2nd half?
I think that 4-4-2 is the way to go though. They were moving the ball really well up top most of the game and I think that is the best formation with Jozy in the squad too.