I’m not going to write much about this game because quite frankly, I’m tired and I’m still pissed off about it.
The US lost to Ghana, blah blah blah.
Shouldn’t have happened. Period. Outside of the first 15 minutes and the only chance they got in extra time, Ghana did not threaten the US goal. The difference in the game was that they capitalized on their chances while the US did not. Anyone who tells you that the US was outplayed, outclassed, or out anything else’d in this game is just wrong.
After about 15 minutes the possession read something like 65-35 in favor of Ghana. It finished 51-49 for the US.
The Yanks outshot Ghana 20-16 and had many, many more scoring opportunities. Robbie Findley showed why he shouldn’t have started when he missed an easy chance in front of the net. Michael Bradley missed a glorious chance when he rushed a shot from the top of the box. Jozy Altidore really should have scored on a semi-break away from right in front of the net. If Ghana really outplayed the US, then come up with three chances they had off the top of your head. You can’t do it and they even scored twice.
I’m pinning the loss on Bob Bradley. Don’t start Ricardo Clark…win the game 1-0. Don’t start Robbie Findley…maybe win the game 2-0.
I said I’d be happy with a Round of 16 appearance and I am. I just wish we’d have played better in a winnable knockout round game.
Anyway, I’ll stop there. I may have some sort of wrap up post once the Cards current homestand is over, but I won’t promise anything.