RECAP: USA 2 - 2 MEXICO
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KRIS LINDSAY - Friday, April 4, 2014
It was a tale of two halves for the United States as they drew with their rivals Mexico Wednesday night 2-2 after conceding two goals in the second half.

The United States got off to a flying start. In the 15th minute, Brad Davis sent in a corner kick, who found a running Michael Bradley streaking towards the back post. Bradley got a touch on the ball and pushed it into the back of the net.

Just 13 minutes later, the US pulled another goal in front. A cross from Tony Beltran was headed on from Bradley, who reached the diving leg of forward Chris Wondolowski. The San Jose striker finished to the center of the net, and put the USA on top.

As the game approached halftime, it seemed that the United States would run away with the result, but it was Mexico who had the final say.

Just after the break, defender Rafa Marquez found himself all alone in the center of the box on a corner kick, and made no mistake. Keeper Nick Rimando could do nothing about it, and watched helplessly as the ball sailed past.

The disastrous second half continued for the American defense in the 67th minute, when Alan Pulido leveled the game after a rebound off the post.

The United States will return to action in May when they begin their preparations for the World Cup.
PDemelo
Wednesday April 9, 2014 2:16 pm
Only way the USA will beat Portugal at WC is if CR is out injured and Goalie has one arm tied behind his back. Yes this was an MLS based squad, but even with the now a days few US overseas players, just don't see much of an improvement. We all keep hoping to see a player that stands out, a US Pele, CR or Messi, at this point I'd settle to see another Landon at his level like at the 2002 and 2010 WC. Sad when a 31 year old Landon is probably still the best overall player that we will field at the 2014 WC
muchadu
Wednesday April 9, 2014 12:00 pm
It's too late now to tinker with MLS hacks who should not be playing those CB positions on an international level. Send Cameron to CB, bring back Spector or Chandler if possible and let Fabian play defense in where ever he is most comfortable. Don't think Omar or Goodson are ready yet if ever and not sure about Besler against dominant international play. Give Brooks another shot. AJ and Demps need to start up top in a 4-4-2. Jozy is not playing and he really never has had the stamina to play 90 minutes well. He gets slow and lost. He should be our super sub. Gotta start Donovan, Bradley and Jones together, too much experience to waste. Zusi has shown he should get a chance to start. Maybe Parkhurst. Please forget Beckermann, Klesjen, Torres and Castillo. Beasley cant start for us or disaster will happen.
John Gualt
Saturday April 5, 2014 3:52 pm
Everone loves Bradley higher up the field and think of the 1st half but don't want to see what happened in the 2nd. Until there's a solid CB pairing he needs to keep babysitting them.
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