John Brooks scored the game winner against Ghana. Julian Green scored the only goal against Belgium. The nation was united in their support of the USMNT producing the highest rated soccer matches in US TV history.
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Tim Howard is amazing. A 15 save game might seem like a day off for a hockey netminder but for a soccer goalie, it is an incredibly busy night.
Like many Americans I found myself at work during the USMNT’s match against Germany today. I was unable to watch the game and was informed via text that USA had lost. But we still advanced.
Heartbroken. Devastated. Despondent. Foolish. That’s how I felt when the US defense got caught watching Cristiano Ronaldo instead of marking their men in the final minute of stoppage time.
Suddenly, the Group of Death is wide open. The USMNT have an enormous opportunity Sunday to advance into the knockout stage with a win over Portugal.
DEMPSEY WITH THE GOAL! Just like that the USMNT was on the board. In under a minute Clint Dempsey took a feed from Jermaine Jones into the box, used a nifty little touch to bring the ball around the defender, then cutting to the center Dempsey fired a low laser shot off the right post …
The USMNT closed out their World Cup tune-ups with a 2-1 victory over Nigeria. The match featured a new formation for the US side as they deployed in a 4-2-3-1 formation instead of the previously used diamond.
The USMNT back line is, in my opinion, the weakest area of the team. That is not, however, due to lack of talent but mostly a lack of experience and a unique mix of styles.
Starting with former MLS Rookie of the Year (2004) Clint Dempsey through to new-comer Aron Johannsson, the USMNT forwards are a mix of raw talent and frustration.
Tim Howard’s break out year came in 2007. Previously, Howard had been the backup on the USMNT to Kasey Keller and endured a rocky tenure with English Premier League (EPL) club Manchester United. Howard had been transferred to Manchester United from his MLS team the MetroStars in 2003 but had been unable to ever fully …