Mix Diskerud clearly the best Yank on the evening. Great ball control save one play. Consistently opening up run for others.
The States need more off the ball movement for certain. Too many times a player had a single option.
Zach Lloyd played nearly too aggressive for the first 20 minutes, but he stood up every attacker and his confidence grew. Was fun to watch him on the flank from the press box.
Dax had a little bit of a tough time adjusting to the pace, once he settled down you could see why he was this camp’s Benny Feilhaber.
Sean Franklin thankfully had the speed of recovery twice on getting juked, a ho-hum half for TSG’s man.
Wondolowski, very tough ask from Bob Bradley this evening, and he just doesn’t have the speed to do it.
Checking in now as Nick Rimando and Sean Johnson start warming up.
You’re starting line-up…sorry we’re late:
GK: Nick Rimando
DEF: Zach Lloyd, Omar Gonzalez, Tim Ream, Sean Franklin
D MID: GINGER NATION (Dax, Larentowicz)
MID: Brek Shea, Mix Diskerud, Ale Bedoya
STR: Chris Wondolowski
Bench: GK Sean Johnson; Ds A.J. DeLaGarza, Anthony Wallace, Marvell Wynne; MF Eric Alexander; F Juan Agudelo, Teal Bunbury
Bobby B goes with speed on the flanks in Franklin and Lloyd anticipation of Chile’s chaotic come-at-you offense.
Chris Wondolowski up top as Teal Bunbury and Juan Agudelo deputize. This is big for Wondo and Coach Sweats likely sat Bunbury (age: 20) and Agudelo (18) out of sheer youth. Don’t want to damage the youngsters and put to much pressure on them the first time out in front of a home crowd.