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A tale of two halves
Thursday, August 11th, 2011 - James Weise

The US didn't look great in the first half. But, once they brought on Brek Shea and Robbie Rogers in the 2nd half and tweaked their formation, they looked really good late and Jurgen Klinsmann got a 1-1 draw versus Mexico in his USMNT debut.

Not too bad.

And here are a ton of links from last night:

The Original Winger has the highlights from last night. If you just want to look at Robbie Rogers' goal, here you go.

- I chuckled at Klinsmann's celebration of the goal. 

Ives Galarcep at Fox looks at the energy Klinsmann brought to the team last night. 

Grant Wahl at has three thoughts on last night. 

Steve Davis has player ratings at 

Leander Schaerlaeckens  has player ratings at 

Soccer America has their player ratings up. 

MLS has their player ratings up. 

Soccer America's USA Confidential looks at the match. 

MLS with how well Brek Shea did last night. 

MLS looks at the match from Michael Orozco Fiscal's POV. 

MLS on Klinsmann's smiles before, during, and after the match. on how Mexico is less than thrilled with the outcome last night. looks at the Latin influence that Klinsmann employed last night. talks about how Mexico's defenders aren't happy with their collapse last night. looks at the way Klinsmann set up the USMNT jerseys last night. on Klinsmann saying that no roster spot is safe. recaps the match and how the 2nd half subs turned things for the US. 

The Goalkeeper has some morning-after thoughts on the match. 

The Goalkeeper with a post-game video blog recap of the match. 

The Goalkeeper has some video reaction from US players. 

The Big Lead recaps Klinsmann's debut as USMNT coach. 

Steven Goff has a recap, player ratings, and video. really likes the way Brek Shea played last night and they recap the game, as well.

The USA 10 Kit does US player stock rising and falling. 

The USA 10 Kit has a few quick thoughts on the match. 

MLS Talk recaps the match. 

No Short Corners has some quick thoughts on the match. 

Yanks Abroad recap the match. 

Dirty Tackle has three interesting photos from last night. 

The Fullback Files have some wuick thoughts on last night. 

MLS looks at the good vibrations after Klinsmann's debut. 

Inside Minnesota recaps the match. 

The Big Lead was encouraged by last night's draw. thinks that Kyle Beckerman made the most of his start last night. 

Yanks Abroad has a post about Klinsmann previewing the path ahead. 

Third Kit has friendly fallout from last night. 

Steve Davis hands out cheesesteaks to the players he liked the most last night. 

Marta bags two more goals as the Flash defeat magicJack 2-1 

All White Kit & Equalizer Soccer have coverage of the Flash's big win.

The Flash are now three points clear of Philadelphia for first place with each team having one game left.

The Independence play at magicJack at 4pm on Sunday. So, when the Flash kick off at home on Sunday against at Atlanta at 6pm, tehy should know whether they need a draw to clinch first overall and the right to host the WPS Final or not.

News & Notes:

Noah @ The USA 10 Kit with a great call ahead of last night....... 

Jeff Kassouf looks at Paul Riley's cracks on Pia Sundhage's handling of Amy Rodriguez and the fallout from them. 

MLS looks at the idea of bringing the Ajax way stateside. 

The looks at the Jesse Marsch signing in Montreal. Bob Bradley likes the hire.

WVHooligan and No Short Corners look at the Freddy Adu to Chivas USA talk. 

Soccer AmericaMLS Soccer.comNo Short Corners , and The Offside Rules have coverage of the new NBC-MLS TV deal.

The Original Winger has a link to The Guardian's Ultimate Guide to the EPL season. 

- So much for watching the Tottenham-Everton match this weekend.... 

The views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the author, and not necessarily those of the Rochester Rhinos or Feel free to send any comments or complaints to James promises to read (but not to respond) to all of them.  

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