Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27
Evans has filled in ok, but I think against better competition and strikers would have been exposed. I don't think Evans will be a starter once we get the WC or even the next round of qualifers. Chandler is going to start and I think you could possibly see Johson or even Cherundolo on the other side.
Gotcha. I forgot about Cherundolo since he has been absent from the team.
I guess what I notice is from time to time the US team is sloppy especially with their first touches. There were several times last night that didn't matter because they really weren't being pressured. It seems as if that plagues Evans quite a bit and as a defender that spells trouble.
It may be my rudimentary soccer knowledge but too often there are situations deep in the US zone when they try to make too much of a play instead of clearing the ball. For a team that tends to be sloppy that can lead to good shots for the opponent.