USA Sucks Again

South Africa US Brazil Confed Cup SoccerI watched the Americans’ second game in the Confederations Cup from work this morning.  I’ve had several hours to let the debacle sink in.  I’ve decided that I can accept losing.  What I cannot accept is not giving effort.  For the last four US games they have shown absolutely no effort what so ever.  They’ve been blown out by Costa Rica, scraped by an inferior Honduras team, got slaughtered by the Italians and have now been plastered by the Brazilians.  In those four games, we’ve been outscored 10-4.  Three of our goals have come from the penalty spot.  The other came from a corner kick.  That means we have not scored a goal during the run of play in over four games.  That’s pathetic.

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USA-Sweden Friendly

Sacha Kljestan

Sacha Kljestan

The United States Men’s National Soccer Team kicked off their 2009 schedule with a 3-2 victory over Sweden yesterday in Carson, California.  Sacha Kljestan scored all three goals for the Americans, the first three in his career.

The game was missing the big stars like Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey, but it gave a chance for the youngsters to show what they were capable of doing.  Six of the starters had less than five appearances and two, GK Troy Perkins and M Robbie Rogers, earned their first ever. Continue reading

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