Editor’s Note: TSG will have running commentary during the game by Shaun who is from the other side of the pond. I’ll be checking in with the starting line-up, Quick-hitters at the Half and a quick recap after the game. The full game review will be up tomorrow morning Pacific time. Enjoy the game!
Start slicing the orange wedges, mixing up the yellow Gatorade and making sure the cleats look spiffy…it’s game day. Tonight the USMNT continues its quest towards South Africa ’10 (and world domination) with its match versus El Salvador
Check back here for notes throughout the day and the starting line-ups right before kick-off. Don’t forget, the full TSG El Salvador Preview.
- Game time is 6pm Mountain Time and will be shown on ESPN Classic
- Add this Bob Bradley quote to Boca’s and there is roughly a zero chance DeMerit is on the gameday roster. From Coach Bradley, “It would look like he’s out for tomorrow and then we will continue to see how he improves over the next few days in terms of availability for Wednesday.”
- Curiously, the ussoccer.com USMNT blog suggests Goodson, Marshall and Spector “could be considered as replacements”. The first two, okay, Spector…no way.
- Some rumblings from those with press credentials suggest that Dempsey could find himself up top to start the game. That would free up a spot in the midfield allowing for a whole host of new combinations, so stay tuned…
Time to start getting fired up. Check out Charlie Davies doing practicing his Stanky Leg as filmed by Stu Holden this morning. (It’s really awesome that guys like Davies, Holden, Ching, Altidore, Edu and Adu have embraced social media.)
Check out this 10-minute “Behind the Scenes” video of the USMNT in El Salvador as put together by US Soccer.
Some comments…1) The music at the beginning, while dramatic, makes it sound like they are about to extras in the sequel to Drumline. 2) Better angle of the Frankie shove-off to bury the header that Matthew talked in the preview post. 3) Soccer cheerleaders?