Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday night live blog

8:20 1-0 Final to Eintracht! Great performance from the Germans... disappointing week for the Americans.

8:07 headed down to the field for quotes....

8:05 best moment of the match from the USA....great buildup play to get Jesus Gonzlaez space to deliver a great ball to Orozco at the far post. Orozco has time to settle the ball, but his shot is saved by a sliding defender 87th minute

8:02 Bates puts a wide open header from 10 yards out wide of the post....USA can't buy a goal.

8:01 Finley makes a nice run but gets the ball stuck up under his feet

7:58 Will bates on for Cesar Zamora 79th minute

7:52 Dillon Powers, the only player offering anything tonight, makes a nice run forward earning a dangerous free kick right at the top of the D....74th minute. De La Fuente, J. Gonzalez and Orozco standing over the box. Orozco hits it around the wall, saved brilliantly by the goalie.

7:48 USA is holding possession decently but to quote one writer in the press box "anemic going forward" "A sloppier, worse version of the first half"

7:44 Rongen is reading this blog...Jesus Gonzalez in for Polak

7:40 Polak not having a good match...gets beat by Alvarez off the dribble but shot is sent into the side netting

7:38 Ruben Gonzalez getting forward well for the US...earns a corner played short to Polak who sends in a terrible cross.

7:33 scores from today:
Chelsea 1 Monterrey 0 FC Dallas 2 LD Alajuelense 1
Tottenham 2 Tigres 0 Dallas Texans 3 Japan 2
Mexico 1 Vancouver 0
Hoffenheim 7 CZ Elite 0

7:31 Tosun and Alvarez are giving the USA backline all sorts of trouble. They combine well and are a perfect pairing of size and speed. USA can't seem to get much going.

7:26 Orozco dummies a ball to DeLaFuente who gives it back to Orozco but the chance goes begging.

7:25 Second half about to kick off...Ruben Gonzalez on for Jose Altamirano for USA

7:10 Halftime it's 1-0 Frankfurt...Eintracht is pretty much holding the run of play. USA has had a few limited chances but only one good scoring chance while Eintracht has hit the post and had a few other dangerous opportunities.

7:08 Goal for Frankfurt! Cenk Tosun scores on a USA defensive mixup by Tyler Polak and Valentin allows Tosun to sneak in and slot it past MacMath 1-0 Frankfurt right before halftime

6:56 Wedemeyer fouls Orozco creating a dangerous free kick on the edge of the box.....Free kick finds the head of Valentin who heads just wide! Half the crowd thought it was in

6:53 Orozco's nifty moves earn a corner kick for the US...corner finds Valentin who heads it over the bar. 31st minute

6:51 A great ball down the right side frees Marcos Alvarez into a ton of space, but he is indecisive on the ball and wastes a good opportunity....corner to Eintracht cleared by Zamora

6:45 Free kick for Eintracht headed out by USA to Tosun at the top of the box who blasts it well over

6:43 Frankfurt features two German U19 international forwards in Marcos Alvarez and Cenk Tosun

6:41: 19th minute and things have been very back and forth...Frankfurt hit the post about 5 minutes ago off a header from Tosun. DeLaFuente fluffed a breakaway for USA earlier

We're running a bit late here, but we're going to live blog the action tonight from PHP.

USA Lineup



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