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USA-Honduras Men's World Cup Qualifying Player Ratings

USA-HONDURAS EXPRESS:
Feb. 2 in St. Paul, Minn.
USA 3 Honduras 0. Goals: McKennie 8, Zimmerman 37, Pulisic 67.
Att.: 19,202.
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Against a Honduran team that had already been eliminated from World Cup qualifying contention after going winless in its first 10 games, the USA scored early and won, 3-0, in sub-freezing Minnesota. (The USA won its Octagonal away game with Honduras, 4-1, in September in San Pedro Sula.).

USA Player Ratings
(1=low; 5=middle; 10=high.)

GOALKEEPER

Matt Turner's biggest challenge was staying warm on an evening when goalkeeping wasn't necessary against a Honduran team that didn't get near the U.S. net.

Player (Club) caps/goals (age)

5
Matt Turner (New England Revolution) 16/0 (27)

DEFENDERS

Central defender Walker Zimmerman interfered high up field with Honduran's feeble attacks. He scored the USA's second goal with a close-range finish after overpowering defender Denil Maldonado (and surviving a VAR review). He was also credited with an assist because the ball bounced off his thigh to Christian Pulisic after shrugging off a mauling by Bryan Rochez. Zimmerman's central partner Miles Robinson was rarely called upon. Right back Reggie Cannon had little do on defense. His ventures at the other end included a crude foul on Diego Rodríguez in the Honduran penalty area when a clean tackle, or simply making a pass difficult for Rodriguez, could have created something for the USA. Cannon's combo work with Tim Weah improved in second half. Left back Antonee Robinson, whose forays weren't crucial amid the USA's possession dominance (73%), has yet to fine tune his longer passes. His highlight came when he stole the ball from Wisdom Quaye and laid it off to Weah for his just-wide 20th-minute shot.

Player (Club) caps/goals (age)

5
Reggie Cannon (Boavista/POR) 24/1 (23)

5
Miles Robinson (Atlanta United) 17/3 (24)

7
Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC) 25/3 (28)

4
Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG) 22/2 (24)

MIDFIELDERS

Kellyn Acosta, in addition to defensive midfield duties, delivered the free kicks that Weston McKennie and Zimmerman turned into goals, and the corner kick that bounced fortuitously for Pulisic to stroke into the net. Acosta also lofted a nice pass for a Weah chance in the first half. Luca de la Torre, in his first U.S. start, sparked attacks by swiftly bringing the ball forward and passed precisely. Two of the three fouls he suffered resulted in the free kicks that led to the first two goals. 

Player (Club) caps/goals (age)

7
Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA) 31/9 (23)

7 
Kellyn Acosta (LAFC) 48/2 (26)

8
Luca de la Torre (Heracles/NED) 5/0 (23)

FORWARDS

While the frontline starters failed to score, Acosta's corner kick wouldn't have reached Pulisic without Ricardo Pepi nodding it on. Pepi missed with a high degree of difficulty volley from a Antonee Robinson cross that arrived behind him. His other two shots also failed to test the keeper. The two of Tim Weah's four shots that were saved came with the goalkeeper at his feet. Weah's threats down the wing constantly troubled the Hondurans -- and included a brilliant combo with McKennie in the 50th minute. Weah won the corner kick ahead of the third goal. In the first half, Jordan Morris twice fouled unnecessarily when he was trying to pressure and he lost the ball frequently. In the second he managed to deliver a pass to Pepi, who shot wide. But when Morris had a clear shot with time to tee-up as he approached the penalty area, he hit it high and straight for an easy save.

Player (Club) caps/goals (age)

5
Ricardo Pepi (Augsburg/GER) 9/3 (19)

3
Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders) 42/10 (27)

7
Tim Weah (Lille/FRA) 20/2 (21)

SUBSTITUTES

Christian Pulisic was fouled on his first touch and scored with his second, a sharp strike that earned the USA a respectable margin of victory against the Octagonal's worst team. Brenden Aaronson stormed through the field to make the evening more miserable for a Honduran team with nothing to play for.

Player (Club) caps/goals (age)

7
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG) 45/18 (23)

6 
Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg/AUT) 18/5 (21)

5
Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas) 7/2 (20)

5
Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders) 31/0 (26)

TRIVIA: Eleven games into World Cup qualifying, Weston McKennie's header was the first goal off a set play for the USA.

Feb. 2 in St. Paul, Minn.
USA 3 Honduras 0. Goals: McKennie 8, Zimmerman 37, Pulisic 67.
USA -- Turner; Cannon, Zimmerman, M Robinson, A Robinson; Acosta, de la Torre, McKennie (Roldan, 84); Morris (Pulisic, 64), Pepi (Ferreira, 76), Weah (Aaronson, 76). 
Honduras -- L.Lopez (Menjivar, 46); Quaye, Maldonado, Figueroa, Elvir; K.Lopez (Garcia, 61), Mejia, Delgado, Rodriguez (Rochez, 46); Elis, Quioto (Lozano, 46).
Yellow cards: USA -- Weah 75. Honduras -- Quaye 36, Mejia 36. Red cards: none.
Referee: Oshane Nation (Jamaica) 
Att.: 19,000.

Stats:
USA/Honduras
Shots: 16/2
Shots on target: 8/0
Saves: 0/5
Corner Kicks: 8/1
Fouls: 15/13
Offside: 1/2
Possession: 73%/27%
28 comments about "USA-Honduras Men's World Cup Qualifying Player Ratings".
  1. Rick M, February 3, 2022 at 12:27 a.m.

    Great summary. Has Jordan Morris's development stopped?

  2. Santiago 1314 replied, February 3, 2022 at 1:05 a.m.

    Great guy... But, I'm afraid so....
    If Starting 3 is CP-Pepi-Weah ....
    Hard to imagine he can Beat Out; Konrad, Hoppe, Gioacchini, Aaronson, Reyna.

  3. Kerry Solomon replied, February 3, 2022 at 6:23 p.m.

    Cast him aside

  4. Santiago 1314, February 3, 2022 at 12:31 a.m.

    LUSA, LUSA, LUSA.!!!!... Luca Deserves a 10.!!!
    That is what a Soccer Brain Looks Like.!!!
    Hilarious, that the player Ggg, LEAST WANTED TO USE, SAVED HIS JOB.!!!

  5. Wooden Ships replied, February 3, 2022 at 8:39 a.m.

    Agreed Santi. His quality of play was immediately evident. 

  6. Santiago 1314 replied, February 3, 2022 at 10:39 a.m.

    LUSA plays that Driving, Inside Pivot like MESSI used to for Farca...
    So Smooth, yet Twitchy, and can Stop, Start and Spin on a Dime.!!!
    USA does NOT have any Player Like Him...
    EVEN Ggg said he was "The Man of the Match".!!! (Maybe that's a Negative... jajaja)

    Left Footed Skill of a Winger, Vision of a Playmaker, Tenacity of a Chihuahua, Change of Direction/Speed like a Steph Curry, Command of the Environment.
    The way he was "BOSSING" the Game in the Second Half, was Truly Amazing Considering it was his First Start...
    He was Telling Players Where to go, Where to Pass, When to Speed it up, When to Slow it Down...
    Busio, is the only other USA Midfielder with that kind of a "Soccer Brain"
    But he is more of a Deep Lying Rhythm "Schemer" and Doesn't have the Penetration ability that LUSA does.
    Man, if we could get BUSIO, McKenNIE and LUSA on the Field together, that would be worth the Price of Admission.!!! 

  7. frank schoon replied, February 4, 2022 at 9:32 a.m.

    Santi, I watched on Youtube 11min of de la Torre.  I was more involved in the total aspect of the game, offensively, and I wasn't paying attention to him at that time. He looked good not because he played great, but he did what you're suppose to do. The reason is why he didn't show on my radar screen unlike as it did for others is that he played very Dutch. His mannerism, his way of thinking and playing and moving with with the ball was, to me, normal. Like this is what you're suppose to do. I didn't see anything out of the ordinary. He's obviously has learned much from the dutch way of playing and thinking. He thinks offensively not defensively as so Americans do. 

    He's learned to think offensive and that shows  by how he moves off the ball, his passing and thinking is 'forwards, although I do think he can reduce his square and backpasses more and that is also due to our boys not knowing how to move into space to keep the tempo of the game. His actions don't reduce the tempo of the game, through his passes, his runs. He positions himself in a way that won't initiate ball loss, he thinks. HE'S NOT TURBO, is another reason why he looks better.

    His is a perfect example of how an American should play and can play but doesn't due to inadequate player development in America. This is why I think the MLS player academy is joke... If you look how he plays....what's so special about him? This is the level of what I expect from CP, Sargent, and all the American going to Germany, and England but don't. 

    Realize it is all the little things Luca does well, it is not that he's a great star but when you compare him to what else he plays out there due to the inadequacies of his teammates...

  8. Sam Bellin, February 3, 2022 at 12:50 a.m.

    Happy to say that my pre-game fears were unfounded.  The brutal cold didn't seem to affect our guys much and Kellyn Acosta came through with a solid game, very few turnovers, and consistently good set pieces that helped create the goals (the one to McKennie was especially well-delivered).  McKennie was the standout for me and LDT was really impressive with a series of short, quick and effective touches.  Zimmerman was very strong and I thought Miles Robinson played just about error-free soccer and used his athleticism for several interceptions -- not sure why he didn't get a higher rating.  Having said all that, it must be noted that Honduras played like a team with no wins, no hopes, and no idea what they were freezing their a##es off in St Paul for.  Still, let's call it a quality win and a very nice 3 points to have.

  9. Santiago 1314 replied, February 3, 2022 at 1:08 a.m.

    I will have to read some of the Honduran press , to see, if the Cold had any Affect on them... Didn't seem to affect anything but the Rolling of the Ball.

    ON TO ALASKA, FOR THE GAME AGAINST PANAMA.!!!

  10. Santiago 1314 replied, February 3, 2022 at 10:05 a.m.

    Turns Out the GK and Quioto, Couldn't make it Out of the Honduras Locker Room for 2nd half...
    Strange, when you consider the GK had on the Most Clothing and was Plenty Busy...
    Not like Turner, Frozen on the other Side...
    And Quioto.??? He is just a SNOWFLAKE... Literally, Mentally "Unstable"...
    Sometimes a World Class Player, and other times a "Basket Case"... ALL IN THE SPACE OF 5 Minutes... No Consistency....
    Quioto, should have been the Player MOST Used to the Conditions.!!!
    He's been a MONTREAL Player since Nov.2019.!!!

  11. Tim Hargrave, February 3, 2022 at 2:13 a.m.

    Twice in a row you've had a ridiculously low rating for Morris.

  12. Santiago 1314 replied, February 3, 2022 at 10:12 a.m.

    Tim, Morris didn't do too Much, Really...
    But, what he did do, was add a Physical Edge to the front Line...
    Let's Face it... Physical Prescense Wise...NO Defenders are afraid of CP, Pepi, Weah, Aaronson
    I think this is What Canada Players Picked Up On, when they said the USA Players were; "Scared" of them...
    Morris though... Reminds me of the Jethro Tull Song... "THICK AS A BRICK"
    I am not sure how becoming so Massively TOP Heavy is going to help Morris from more Leg Injuries... But he could Definetly Fill Out the Clark Kent Super Man Shirt.!!!
    Love the Guy,,, Hope he can get back to the Level that he Deserves for all his Hard Work and Skill.

  13. Kent James replied, February 3, 2022 at 11:40 a.m.

    I agree, a three for Morris is ridiculous. He was fine.  He was often playing under the pressure of 2 defenders. He provided outlets for balls out of the back, and he did not get in Robinson's way.  His shot was hit well; a foot to the right and it's a goal (I didn't think it was obviously over the goal). It was not an "easy save"; easy saves are caught by the goalkeeper, this was parried by the keeper (and I beleived we picked it up).  Morris is never going to be the best player on the team, but he did what he needed to do in this game. He deserved a 5 (an average score).

  14. ARISTIDES SASTRE, February 3, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.

    For the most part the ratings were ok with the exception of Reggie Cannon.  Throughout the game, he had close to 10 crosses and every single one of them went straight to the closest Honduran defender.  I am aware that it wasn't an easy night to kick the ball properly but the fact that he couldn't find one American player with any of his crosses was beyond belief.  He literally had no defensive responsibilities the whole game and that was the best that he could do?  If Morris deserved a 3, Cannon deserved nothing different.

  15. Santiago 1314 replied, February 3, 2022 at 9:55 a.m.

    Yup Aristrides... Canon was a NON-Factor... At Least he didn't Kneel Down during the National Anthem.!!!  For that he gets a 10.!!!

  16. Kevin Leahy, February 3, 2022 at 8:55 a.m.

    Please tell me how Jordan Morris is deserving to be on this roster in front of Konrad, Pefok, Sargent, Hoppe or Gioacchini? With a long term injury that, had him miss almost all of MLS season and he never has been a player that, you had to have before being injured. I find it insulting to the players that, have been excluded from the roster.

  17. frank schoon, February 3, 2022 at 9:08 a.m.

    First of all let me say that we have a perfect story for American Soccer Journalists, that is right up their alley and level of expertise ,a great collumn about soccer that's not really about 'soccer', if you know what I mean.  "WHO ARE THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING THE DECISION TO PLAY IN MINNESOTA" this time of the year...So many would really like to know!!!!! I was hoping to see this morning an official apology from the USSF officials on down, President ,vice president along with the other bone-heads that run soccer or are they hiding under their desks....

    What I found in this game ACOSTA plays the best #6, sofar, and the MVP of this game. So many think Tyler Adams who, to me, gets way too involved into the run of things in the middle, on the flanks, in the backfield, up front, at the refreshment stand, everywhere where the ball is...ACOSTA plays better positionally, employs less energy, allows a smoother flow of the ball and makes better decisions of ball placement going forwards and thinks forwards unlike Tyler  who gives a lot square and backward passes. Everybody likes Tyler at #6 position because he's a good 'defensive' hustler, fighter, not because he great on the ball and that is his weak aspect. 

    ACOSTA reminds me how PIRLO or Guardiola moves in the middle as #6, neither were defensive stalwarts and probably would fall over if someone sneezed at them. You don't even notice ACOSTA out on the field , for he's there to allow smooth movement of the ball. He receives it and releases it, very simple and correct and allows the others further up front to do the work. Guardiola's defense had to do with closing space, and defensive positioning, where his teammates behind him took a part. ACOSTA is much versatile Tyler who I think should play on the right mid ,thus allowing Dest to do HIS THING without having to worry about who is covering his space. Tyler would much more EFFECTIVE FOR THE TEAM,as a whole.

    ACOSTA tends to stay in a postion in a circle of play in the middle, a little larger than the center circle, where anyone can dish the ball to him, sideways or up and down...In other words there is structure the players can depend on. But having McKennie, Tyler, or whoever plays the other midfield position run loose everywhere, willy nilly, no structure. ACOSTA gives that structure and reliance that you other wise don't have....
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  18. frank schoon replied, February 3, 2022 at 9:52 a.m.

    Morris has low numbers, WHY??? It wasn't his fault but the coach and his teammates and a little of his own. Look MORRIS is a very limited player who has a lot of TURBO and can be effective if used properly. A wing's effectiveness depends on the type of passes he gets. You don't place Morris on the leftwing for he's right footed. Remember a few games ago when playing Right wing he blew past his defender toward the endline and crossed the ball with his right foot and played a great game. YOU LIMIT HIM WHEN ALLOWING HIM PLAYING ON THE LEFT WING for he has no left foot....try running full speed, exploding like he does and immediate cross with your weak leg....FORGET ABOUT IT~~~    That's is a pure coaching mistake and GB being a defensive type of coach probably doesn't get it.  I'm sure non of his other assisstent coaches notice it for they're too busy looking at their laptops and GPS info.

    Another coaching mistake: Antonee R, was allowed to make his runs down the flank, meaning Morris often had to make space for AR which CP didn't do often. Ok, but what happens if AR runs were blocked or he looked to pass down the flank. STAY WITH ME ON THIS!!  Morris who positioned more inwards had to make run towards the flanks, in other words he makes a lateral run to the sidelines. Another technical detail overlooked by GB is that Morris is not effective in using his TURBO RUN, running square instead making a vertical run which is very he's most effective in. Furthermore ,running square, not beating anyone, and most importantly his back is facing the field, no fieldview of what's happening behind him and receiving the ball on his right foot, the foot closest to the opponent, making it easier to steal the ball. All of a sudden he can't do anything for he can't sprint to the endline because he has no left foot to cross the ball end ends up passing back wards or to another open player....HE'S DONE. He received the ball a total of 9 times in the first half and 7 times he got into this particular bad position as I just explained...
    Morris in other words get caught having to play combinational soccer which is not his strong point.

    Another coaching mistake, when Morris moves inwards to give space to AR, he will position more and more with his back facing the goal. In other words this stymies his explosiveness, for he has to turn with the ball. One way of stopping a fast player is to force him to receive the ball with his back facing the goal BINGO!!. The opponents didn't forCE Morris to show his back to the goal, we forced it ourselves through Morris having to go inwards....
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  19. Santiago 1314 replied, February 3, 2022 at 10:25 a.m.

    Acosta had his Best Game EVER,  IN HIS LIFE.!!!
    If I thought that was going to "Last", I might agree with you...
    But, the Track Record is Pretty Clear on him...
    Yes, He Plays WITHIN His Limits... He KNOWs his Limits...
    And when he Stays in those Limits, and Doesn't "FORCE" things or Give away Unforced Errors,
    He can be a Back-Up #... 
    But, He has NO Upside... Gonna be Stuck as a MLS "Star" and is already 26
    You know my Theory for this Team... TRUST NO ONE OVER 25.!!!
    There is NO ONE, Over 25 that I see, that Makes enough of an Impact, that we should bring them IN, anymore... Including Brooks... (Excluding GKs)
    Looks like we will Qualify, for WC,,, With SOOOOOooooo Many YOUNG BUCKS, Playing in Europe, We should use this WC to get the Group Ready for WC 2026 in USA;
    WE COULD ACTUALLY WIN THAT ONE.!!!

  20. Santiago 1314 replied, February 3, 2022 at 10:50 a.m.

    Frank, you Correct about Morris... Same Problem for CP... Being Forced INSIDE by the Runs of aRob... Less so last Night as aRob seemed to Hang Back much more than Usual... He kept deliverying those Balls into the Space for Morris to Run from Inside to Outside, thus as you Described; Facing Away from the Goal and haveing to Spin Out and Combine, instead of Receive and RUN at Goal from Sideline IN. 
    Something has to be Developed over there with aRob... He Really doesn't need much help from the Players ahead of him to get to the End Line... (What happens from there, is ANYBODIES Guess.!!!)
    Either; Don't Play with a Winger on that Side, or keep him Back More and be more Selective of when he goes forward.

  21. frank schoon replied, February 3, 2022 at 11:03 a.m.

    Santi, you're right something has to be developed on the left side as far as the leftwing and AR.
    CP obviously will do better then Morris going in but still this is not optimum... We don't have a left footed leftwing that would solve much of the problem.....

    First of all we need to look how successful AR's crosses are, what is his effectiveness. You see as the opponent's coach I would place a Weah type opposite AR and that would finish AR, for he would be afraid to come. This is why it is better to play with wingers for it stops the outside backs from moving up. Realize when playing shitty competition AR will get more involved, offensively.

    What we have to look is for AR to reduce his presence, make the leftwing more important and don't make space for AR all the time other than allow him the couple of times in the game making an unsuspecting overlap....That's how you solve that problem for AR is a limited player but only looks good at when we play lousy competition.

  22. Kent James replied, February 3, 2022 at 11:56 a.m.

    Frank I agree with your comments on Acosta, Morris and A Robinson.  Acosta assisted on all 3 of the goals (his service was excellent), provided outlet for his defenders with the ball, did a good job switching the field, and was not caught in possession (always a danger when you play in the center fo the field and your team dominates possession).  I think it's quite impressive that he often doesn't start, but when called upon, often delivers.  Adams is a different type of player, but equally effective (better 1 v 1, both with the ball and without).  


    Your observation about Morris on the right v. the left is also spot on.  He tore it up on the right flank in a recent game.  Here he was often making the runs inside out, then turning back towards our goal to move inside with his right foot, instead of going around the defenders to cross with his left.  Definitely limited his effectiveness. 


    On that same note, Weah, as talented as he is, needs to learn to use his left foot.  He was able to beat people on the right flank, but he risks being predictable (though the speed of his first step is hard to defend).  But he needs to be able to cut inside and shoot with his left (so defenders can't overplay his move to the right).  A few times he cut inside effectively, but then got his shots blocked when he moved them back to shoot with his right (when he could have gotten a shot off with his left).  

  23. frank schoon replied, February 3, 2022 at 3:04 p.m.

    Kent, I had no idea about Acosta's assists, I"m just too busy looking at the mechanics and details of the game....lot of times I don't even know who scores. You mention that Acosta and Tyler are equally effective...that really depends what you want to see in the game. If you want a very defensive game, yes, put Tyler but if you want more offensive and smoothness get Acosta. Also ,I wouldn't judge a #6 on 1v1 ability, for that's not what is needed for at that position ball movement and keeping tempo of the game. If the #6 position has to rely on 1v1 action there is something off the ball around midfield. Note you need to see the #6 position the point in the middle of a wheel and there he has a lot more playing options...I can't believe they didn't place Morris on the right wing. There is no excuse for that mess up by the coaching staff. This is why when we talk about formations and they look good on paper but a coach has to know exactly the strenght of each player and how it fits in with his teammates and what happened to Morris is a perfect example of not being to understand Morris' situational strengths.....

    Yup ,you're right Weah needs to learn to use his left foot, it would make him much more versatile.


  24. oswaldo rodriguez, February 3, 2022 at 9:22 a.m.

    Agreed.  Morris and Roldan should be retire from USNT.
    Finally, Acosta had a good game in the Qualifiers, great serve on the goals and did recover balls.
    LDLT, control the tempo and kept the ball, had great creative spark, Luca could do some damage vs the "green rats".

  25. frank schoon, February 3, 2022 at 10:07 a.m.

    These are simple ABC's a coach needs to see and fix, but didn't. Morris needs to receive the ball on the run, facing the goal, simple meat and potatoes, remember early in the second half ,he ran full speed, facing goal and shot on goal, which was the only time he was effective. Morris should play on the right side for him to be most effective.

    Weah, did OK, but lets face it the competition was LOUSY, as one commentator describes it as the worst Honduran team he's seen and the coach stating he won't jump a sinking ship...Honduras has no offense making our two centerback look good out there, it allowed AR much space running room.
    Weah, did a little zigzag movement with the ball which he should continue, "shake and bake". Yeah, he overdid it at times but that is fine, at times he wasn't effective, but I'm looking at it from a bigger picture, THE YOUTH. We only produce STIFFS out there that youth watch and can't emulate. But when you have player jump around, be a little fancy, that motivates the youth to copy what he does. And this is ONE IMPORTANT ASPECT young players like to see and get excited over....We want to see these types on the wings. The youth here don't get a chance to be taught fancy stuff, making you stand out on the field, encourage a nutmeg for that's where their at mentally, they need to learn first the fun part ,sometime the ineffective parts is that a way of how you encourage them....Kids don't talk like about effectiveness, they only see what's unusual and that is something we don't even have in our game for the kids to get excited about except maybe a tattoo or hairdo...

    Pepi is still a disappointment to me...I have no idea what he really contributes to the game to his team, instead of looking for that one goal to put in......
                                                                      

  26. John Soares, February 3, 2022 at 10:48 a.m.

    -12 wind chill.... that's 44 below freezing, what the hell!?
    And how is this, frozen field and game conditions any better than artificial turf.

  27. Santiago 1314 replied, February 3, 2022 at 11:03 a.m.

    John, it was rather Intersting to watch...
    The Field itself was NOT Frozen, due to the Underground Heating System,
    You could actually see the Ground, "Ripping Up" like Normal Divots...
    But the GRASS, it actually had ICICLES on it.!!!
    When the Ball would Roll along the Surface;
    It would Pick up Ice, like a SNOW Ball Rolling Down Hill and It would SLOW Down Noticebly.
    Something New and Different to see...

  28. humble 1, February 3, 2022 at 12:12 p.m.

    Thanks to all for the comments.  Comments on SA have become a terrific education space.  Do not have much time to watch USA, focus more on Uruguay and CONMEBOL, much better examples through the years for my young player, but still, follow USA best I can and get a lot from these comments.  To play in St. Paul in February, all respect to the great people of Twin Cities, and Land of 10K Lakes, for me, just plain ignorant.  This is not soccer.  You cannot move a home game in the MLS in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Orlando or Miami, where the heat and humidity sucks the life out of the geam, but you don't have to play a Nat Team game in Minnesota in February.  Send them a game in July.  Yeah, you get a win, but with all your young prospects early in their careers, why are you putting their health at risk?!  Get a grip!!!  Thanks to all and to SA!  Keep it going! 

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