USA vs. Mexico Friendly: 80th Minute
Mexico has lost its offensive rhythm. A little pressure goes a long way. Even with Dos Santos on the field, the Mexican team has not improved its chances. This should be noted for the next American/Mexican meeting.
The youth shall set you free: Brek Shea and Juan Agudelo have added some hope to the team. They have held some possession, they are better at getting position, and they have some brashness and confidence.
71st minute: Robbie Rogers enters the game for Michael Bradley.
Tonight, has Michael Bradley added anything to the game? Did he do anything to distinguish himself from domestic-player Kyle Beckerman?
72nd minute: Robbie Rogers scores.
Brek Shea keeps working on the left hand side, and it pays off in a goal.
Is it coincidence that the team picks up and scores once Michael Bradley is off the field?
Not to mention, how many defensive midfielders need to be on the field?
The announcers have finally picked up that the U.S. game has picked up as their pressure has picked up.
77th minute: Landon Donovan was clearly fouled.
The change in Donovan's position: this should be noted as well. He does better in a more fluid role. It the team chooses a 4-5-1 in the future, Donovan should play up top or in the slot behind the forward. He functions well when given space. He struggles when in tight quarters.
It's also interesting that Klinsmann stuck with his more technical players rather than subbing for more physical, defensive players.
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