Orange Slices is our game day, catch-all post that we update throughout the day and also serves as the place for you to drop comments like, “I can’t believe Klinsmann started 12 midfielders from the Primera!”.
Three games. No wins. One goal. Yikes. Sort of…
According to our poll Friday, US fans favor the following today when the United States takes the field at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida to face-off with familiar CONCACAF foe Honduras:
Neither a win or a loss, but a a few goals and for the US to dictate tempo.
Ah, the tempo. The elusive dominant performance that escapes the States against all opponents big and small.
That, however, may change in the Klinsmann Era. Today, is another observation.
Fox Soccer and Univision. Coverage begins at 5:3opm ET, 2:30pm PT.
Kickoff at 6pm ET, 3pm PT.
As always if you have a stream for the ex-pats drop it below.
Around the web:
• Weather: Sloshball! Grab the kickball, tell your favorite sweetheart to dress in skimpy shorts, don the eyeback, and grab a 6-pack!
The States may be puddle-jumping tomorrow. After torrential downpours blanketed Pink Flamingo Land on Friday, Saturday will see more of the same. Let’s see if it really is Nike Dri-Fit.
First, might we recommend a book to you. “In Search of Captain Zero,” by Allan Weisbecker. In the softcover, Weisbecker tells the tale of heading down through central America to locate a former surf buddy who he used to run drugs with.
What jogged our memory on the work? Weisbecker was a lead writer for the popular 80’s TV drama, Miami Vice.
Anywho? Can’t mention Florida surf without mentioning the
Hobgood twins Kelly Slater, who hails from three hours north in Cocoa Beach.
As for that elusive surf report, cloudy with a chance of meatballs. Actually it’s post-Hurricane season, so if you’re getting out before the game it’s probably going to be choppy with short period swell. In other words, at least the water is warm.
• Conor’s Corner
C’mon nearly impossible to mention a Honduras game without the thrilling USA-Honduras qualifier in San Pedro Sula two years ago, nearly two the day.
Or as most know it, the Conor Casey game.
Our write-up, drunk on Guinness and euphoric from a great pub crowd is here. One of our favorites we’ve written.
- The U.S. holds a lifetime record of 15-3-9 in the state of Florida.
- The team has played 25 times in this state in the last two decades.
- The U.S. is making its first visit to Sun Life Stadium since Feb. 21, 1998, a 2-0 loss to the Netherlands.
- The U.S. holds an 11-3-3 lifetime record against Honduras in a series dating back to 1965.
- The teams have faced each other five times since 2009, the U.S. collecting a 4-1-0 record. Four of those matches came in official competition, all won by the United States.