About the only bad news last night was Tim Howard is suspended for the next US match because he picked up a yellow for delay of game.
Tim Howard made key plays, Michael Bradley got timely goals (although that second one should never go in), and the US carried the play for the most part.
The bigger question now is has the US moved ahead of Mexico enough to win in Azteca?
That will be the bigger game, IMO.
News & Notes:
- Clint Dempsey's boots for last night's game were siiiiiick! Don't Tread on Duece!
- Luis Bueno is telling Mexico to chill and not fire Sven-Goran Eriksson after last night's loss.
- RFK will host the October 14th US-Costa Rica match.
- This article at SI.com really annoys me. This team isn't in the same spot as previous editions were in the WCQ stage.Last night's starting roster had an average age of 25 years old. While this team looks to be a step ahead of Mexico, they do have plenty of growth potential as well.
- Sunil Gulati is bullish on the US landing either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.
- One of the throw ins in Jonah Freedman's 5 things article on SI.com were noteworthy. He says that MLS will announce their expansion choices within the next month and Miami is a virtual lock to get one of the teams.
- Cleveland has announced the signing of a pair of players from Sierra Leone.
- Vancouver has signed striker Marcus Haber and defender Wes Knight.
- Austin has signed a couple players from an open tryout.
- Here are the latest aerial photos of Red Bull Arena construction.
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