Re: Friendlies & Euro 2012 Qualifiers Discussion Thread
Did Australia win? Well done. Wanted to watch that friendly, but didn't know what time it was on.
U.S. lost to Paraguay 1-0. It was a game completely dominated by U.S., with an unlucky corner kick goal. Paraguay didn't do much but were well organized defensively. Altidore didn't look too great, I don't think he has had substantial playing time at whatever club he recently got loaned to. Agudelo looked good, although there wasn't a finishing product his movement was quite good. You can see that with more development, the 18 year old will develop to our top striker. Dempsey had an all around good game. Think he is the best U.S. player at the moment, no surprise as he has been solid at Fulham this season. I really dislike Jonathan Bornstein at left-back. Never seen a great performance by him, and he was poor today. We are going to need a better LB for the Gold Cup. I really liked Timmy Chandler at RB for both games. Hopefully he can make it as a regular in our squad. Michael Bradley also looked good in this game. He was less sharp in the one against Argentina, but played a lot better tonight. Hopefully he can get a good string of games for Aston Villa and be nice and on form for the Gold Cup. Really enjoying all the youth coming into our team, hopefully a lot of them impress in yours to come.