Honduras 3, United States 1
The U.S. national team looked like they were rushing everything, like they were in a hurry. And this was before Jimmy Conrad’s genius second yellow card for yanking the guy down in the box. The Honduras team looked calm, skillful and clever on the ball. Why is it always like that? The U.S. looks like the team that’s just learning the game.
Sure, the U.S. team wins games, but they still don’t do it with the craftiness of other teams in the world. They play give and goes when you know they’re playing a give and go, whereas other teams play the ball and go the other way – they’re deceptive but in sync with their teammates when they play short quick passes. The U.S. team tries to orchestrate a passing game but never is really able to connect more than two or three passes at a time.
Let’s take a look a few players:
Overall, not much of a game, sure it was marred by the red card, but in the end I’d like to see a more skillful U.S. team.
What the players had to say after the game.
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