Cuba welcomes the USMNT for the first time since 2008 and from the looks of it, they haven’t touched the field since then. Julian Green makes the most of his 2 games with a goal in each game. Lynden Gooch makes his senior team debut against New Zealand. We also try to predict the roster for the Hex vs Mexico on November 11th.
2 World Cup Qualifiers in the books with a combined score of 10-0. The USMNT advance to the Hex and stories abound. The return to form of Jozy Altidore, the return period, of Sacha Kljestan, and finally, the rise of Cristian Pulisic. The Red Bulls also pulled off only their second road win of the season and they can thank Erik Hurtado for that.
The rosters for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers were announced and with injuries to Zardes, Dempsey, and the pull out of Brooks there was room for some surprises and one of the bigger ones was the return of the Great Mustachio, Sacha Kljestan. The Red Bulls and Revolution played a match that was pedestrian, but out in Portland and down in D.C. goals were plentiful.
The Copa America has come to and end and apparently so has Andrews ability to control his laughter. We decided to leave the laughing fit in for you to enjoy in all it’s glory. We get back to talking MLS but with the Copa coverage we went full homer and reviewed and previewed only NYRB games.
Jurgen wanted the Semi-Finals and he got them. The USMNT beat Ecuador 2-1 mostly on the shoulders of Bobby Wood and Clint Dempsey. The old adage applies here as the US gets ready to face Messi and the World’s number 1 Argentina, Be careful what you wish for.
Well they did and by they I really mean Brad Guzan and John Brooks who stepped up and had themselves a game in the USMNT 1-0 victory over Paraguay. The Knockout stage begins with tonight’s matchup against Group B runner up and #13 ranked Ecuador. We talk about the thrilling victory in Philly and preview the action taking place tonight in Seattle.
With the USMNT victory over Costa Rica now in the books and 1 result keeping them away from the knockout round at COPA we revisit the 4-0 win and talk about what we think needs and should be done on Saturday against Paraguay.
Also don’t forget to look for that man (Andrew) at the game on Saturday and just let him know you listen to the show and if you are first, you can win the same shirt that he is wearing, well not that shirt, but a nice shiny brand new one shipped right to your door.