Originally Posted by Jking0821
Maybe it's just me and my pessimism but I just didn't see this as a big win. Its a WC Friendly....tons of subs....no Dos Santos....I guess its good to win no matter what but OMG USA MAKES HISTORY IN MEXICO.....eh its a friendly
And I would not praise Brek at all. All I can praise him for is confidence. He dribbled right at the defender who did a terrrrrrribbblllee job on the corner of the box. He then took a clumsy touch got the ball through the middle to what ever the tall young kids name is...he miss hits a back heel that he was obv trying to score and then the defender on the back post throws a leg at it and it some how hits it and goes in.
A goal is a goal and all but in a friendly i look for growth as far as play is concerned. I saw none of that. If this game counted i wouldn't care at all id be on the EFFF YOU MEXICO WHOOOOO bandwagon. But we didn't look good at all the entire game.
But like always....Thank you HowardGod. That man deserves all the praise he gets and more.
I agree that its just a friendly but it does mean something to have that little mental hurdle gone that you haven't/can't win down there at Azteca...and not sure we could've expected to see growth in that type of situation with a few Euro based guys coming off preseason and mostly MLS/Liga MX players having 2 days to acclimate to 7,000ft altitude, those guys were gassed and had oxygen tanks in the lockerroom
Plus the team was missing 5 influential starters, take the good from it: Cameron looked very composed and makde a lot of smart plays that don't go into highlights, he should slot in next to Boca, Fab Johnson needs to play LB he's got a chance to be a GREAT player over there, RB he hurts us at two spots even though he's more than servicable there, and Timmy is a boss.
But take a look at the replay of the goal, yeah Shea had a bad touch after the initial move, but he still was composed enough to slot it over, and Boyd looked back at Orozco before and after he did the backheel , he knew he was there and it was intentional that Mex defender did a horrible job trying to cover behind the keeper and not step up to cover him, and he took it well. Its not a WC iwin against them, but its good to have the 1st win out of the way and could be a little confidence boost to some guys