Jamaica vs. USMNT: SBI Live Match Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

The U.S. Men’s National Team resumes CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying action tonight in Kingston when they face Jamaica in a vital match for both sides.

The U.S. have never won a qualifier in Jamaica, sporting an 0-4-1 record in five previous World Cup qualifiers played on the Caribbean island.

Jamaica have a tough task though, with several regular starters missing due to injuries, particularly in the back-line. The ‘Reggae Boyz’ inexperience on defense could prove costly against a U.S. attack that enters the match riding some confidence garnered after a 4-3 win vs. Germany last Sunday.

The U.S. have accrued four points from three qualifiers so far, and can give themselves a major boost with a road win tonight that would push them closer to the top of the CONCACAF HEX standings, as well as strike a critical blow to Jamaica’s chances of qualifying.

For a preview of tonight’s match, be sure to read SBI’s in-depth look at the match. You can also listen to the latest episode of The SBI Show for more insight into the match.

SBI will be providing live match commentary on tonight’s qualifier in Kingston so please feel free to follow the action Here. As always, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Live Commentary is after the jump):

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221 Responses to Jamaica vs. USMNT: SBI Live Match Commentary

  1. Haydenjo says:

    Anyone have a feed

    • WhiteHart says:

      I would check the BeIn site for a possible stream. They’re pretty good about web casting what they show on tv.

      • USMNT Fan says:

        Unfortunately BeIn is having tech problems and you can’t register with them to sign in and watch the game #fail

  2. Benny says:

    The U.S. will take over The Office tonight..

  3. Fernando says:

    Go USA!

  4. seamus says:

    @twewlife: I understand you’re providing a community service, but you might want to rephrase your post. They trawl for those things. You can leave out something obvious.

  5. Bryan says:

    Lineup is unchanged from the Germany friendly. I agree with that…

  6. DC Josh says:

    Don’t fail me now high speed FiOS!!

  7. Bryan says:

    The Bein sport studio team is bad, but the cute blonde at least can read her lines this time

  8. toe ball says:

    anyone have a working feed? where?

  9. mb says:

    rojadirecta.me for all your streaming needs people. bookmark it already.

  10. Mikebsiu says:

    Oh man!!!!

  11. David M says:

    Post!

  12. TomG says:

    Man, if Bradley’s half volley was a half an inch to the right, that would have been a great goal.

  13. TomG says:

    Jozy not moving with the defense, there.

  14. Travis says:

    Oh my god this commentator is lifeless, he sounds like he has absolutely no interest in what is going on. Simply awful

  15. TomG says:

    Really nice combination work there foiled by FJ poor first touch

  16. Conrad says:

    The bein Announcers are unreal. I always wondered where the boom goes the dynamite guy ended up. And what exactly do you have to do to commit a foul?

  17. HoBo says:

    those horns are gonna drive me crazy, lol

  18. chris_thebassplayer says:

    Man, Jamaica looks at loose ends…giving us tons of space…living dangerously.

  19. TomG says:

    Ricketts looks totally fine. I wonder if he faked the injury to settle his defense.

  20. Thebumswillalwayslose says:

    Did bein really just cut out to highlights during live play? WTF was that??

    • chris_thebassplayer says:

      Yeah, their other bad move is to hang forever on the guy showing the injury time…while the game rushes by…

  21. TomG says:

    Not going to get any calls tonight, men

  22. meowmix says:

    I like the beIn announcers. After listening to Twellman spout crap incessantly every time it’s on espn, these guys are a million times better

  23. TomG says:

    Wow, that was close. Looked like it might have been onside

  24. meowmix says:

    altidore looked on to me. bummer

  25. TomG says:

    Jozy drenched in sweat already

  26. HoBo says:

    jones tackle was clean to me

  27. Thebumswillalwayslose says:

    That’s the second time, what a F’KNG joke.

    • Thebumswillalwayslose says:

      Sorry, in reference to BeIn cutting to highlights during live play. That is absolutely terrible.

  28. HoBo says:

    evans going to be busy

  29. Jason says:

    YES!

  30. Thebumswillalwayslose says:

    JOZY!!

  31. Francois says:

    Zusi to Jozy!!! Once again!

  32. Thebumswillalwayslose says:

    Great ball from Zusi, good move to get himself free and a solid finish by Jozy

    • TomG says:

      Jozy should buy Zusi dinner for that one. Great move to get free and a picture perfect cross.

  33. TomG says:

    Joooooozyyyyyy!

  34. John says:

    Zusi and Jozy!

  35. Fredo says:

    Good Vibes keep flowing for Jozy. Thanks Jamaica for that defending.

  36. HoBo says:

    nice goal from altidore

  37. Conrad says:

    Jozy: natural goal scorer. And zusi has earned a spot!

  38. Steve says:

    Anyone have a link wherei can stream the match? I’m going nuts!,,

    • ben says:

      read above or search firstrowsports in google

    • ben says:

      im in the same boat, the BEIN sports in Seattle is showing Costa Rica v Honduras. I think they are giving us the BEIN 2 feed on accident

  39. TomG says:

    I think Evans fault on that near goal. Looked like the rest of the line had pushed forward and Evans stayed back keeping the Jamaican forward onside.

  40. gtv says:

    listen to the Jamaican play by play streaming on Hitz 92.1 – they are into it.

  41. Fredo says:

    Omar wasn’t to blame on that chance. That was Jr.’s man first then Evans.’

  42. Conrad says:

    Anybody else think that Dempsey needs to find a way to become more active? He seems a step or two behind everybody else.

  43. Andrew In Tally says:

    flying blind in Grenada tonight. Haven’t heard Dempsey mentioned at all how is he doing?
    Same for Gonzalez.

    • TomG says:

      He was flying around int he first ten minutes, part of the near goal by MB, but seems a bit disconnected of late.

  44. chris_thebassplayer says:

    Zusi beats his man with speed on the flank and puts his cross right on Jozy’s head…awesome. That was the quickest I’ve ever seen Zusi move.

  45. Roman Lewandowski says:

    Where can I buy the shirt Klinsmann is wearing?

  46. TomG says:

    Jermaine awful job. Keepin the ball away too long and turning it over with wide open options to his left.

  47. Francois says:

    The officiating crew is “missing” a lot of calls. Typical anti-U.S. calls.

  48. madvillain says:

    not sure what was worse, bein or jermaine jones.

  49. deepvalue says:

    Goals by Jozy and Zusi will now be referred to as “Juicy”. Altidore working hard again tonight. He did create some danger near his own box on one back pass though. Fabian Johnson needs to get involved more. Seems like Beasley is covering the entire left side of the field.

  50. Riggity says:

    …here comes the when in doubt rip on Jermaine posts…who do you want in there instead? Kljestian? PaaLeeze

    • madvillain says:

      I love jones he’s a great player but he sucked in that half.

      • Conrad says:

        Wrong. Had a shaky patch, but I thought he was strong.

      • Thebumswillalwayslose says:

        Sucked is a strong word. Was he great, or anywhere near the level he played against Germany? Not even close. But other than the run forward he made where he held the ball too long and ignored a wide open FJ on the left, I didn’t think he was terrible. He was still breaking up plays and wreaking his usual havoc disrupting things.

        I don’t think you can really single anyone out thus far. Everyone’s had some good moments and some shaky moments.

  51. Ilya says:

    Use link to usagoals.me to watch the game. It’d be better if you will use other browser than IE.

  52. Conrad says:

    Good god that Austin guy (#17) had a CANNON.

  53. Tony says:

    Is it me, or is Fabian a non-factor?

  54. Conrad says:

    Where is Bradley??

  55. petedx says:

    I know Beckerman is not on the squad but he’s probably in Jamaica anyways right now for Klinsman to bring on right?

  56. Conrad says:

    How does this make sense?? Cameron? Does Beasley push up??

  57. Tony says:

    Cam either comes in to play a real stay-at-home DM and Bradley can push forward a bit, or Cam plays RB and Evans slides in

  58. Conrad says:

    Deuce GET UP!

  59. Joe A. says:

    Well….. this is underwhelming.

  60. meowmix says:

    why are we putting castillo in?

  61. Francois says:

    The commentator for Bein is completely devoid of soccer knowledge. It’s painful listening to this game.

  62. petedx says:

    How big is that tv Phil Schoen is watching? He seems to be confused or wrong about everything going on.

  63. Really? says:

    Very clumsy MB night…

  64. Tony says:

    Edgar because Fabian was invisible (and maybe has a bad hamstring).

  65. Joe A. says:

    We got what we deserved. Poor stuff.

  66. Conrad says:

    Howard’s ball. In the six. Atrocious.

  67. petedx says:

    well offside and a foul on that

  68. meowmix says:

    wth howard??!!!

  69. George Baldwin says:

    Well, fire Klinsi!

  70. Lava Lamp says:

    Oh great strategy to sit on a one goal lead, MORONS!

  71. Ramon says:

    Goal looked offside

  72. petedx says:

    wow

  73. Tony says:

    Brad Evans?!?!?!

  74. Joe A. says:

    Wow… luckyyyyyyyyyy

  75. Thebumswillalwayslose says:

    BRAD M F”KN EVANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. meowmix says:

    OMG EVANS!!!!!

  77. Riggity says:

    Brad Evans just became a cult hero…and I’m on board

  78. Patrick says:

    WOW

  79. Darwin says:

    Brad Evans. Hero.

  80. John says:

    haha what just happened?

  81. PD says:

    Brad Evan haters STFU!

  82. Lava Lamp says:

    Klinny breathes a sigh of relief!

  83. DC j says:

    Not being able to stream the game, and see the developments of the last 2 minutes is an emotional roller coaster

  84. Kelly says:

    I have the ussoccer.com match tracker up. When I heard the “ding dong” for a 92′ update, I thought “oh ****” not another.

    Well done Brad Evans.

  85. Tony says:

    3 points. That is all.

  86. Ramon says:

    Great game! Evans goal was impressive.

  87. Thebumswillalwayslose says:

    I didn’t think MB had that great of a game compared to his usual displays, but the last 5 minutes showed why he’s the most important player on the squad.

  88. solles says:

    Eddie Johnson did a fantastic job testing the Jamaicans offside trap and impersonating a flop house artist. Well done Eddie!

  89. Mig says:

    Well, we are stuck with Klinsman now for this cycle…let’s just hope.

  90. Joe A. says:

    Let’s not pretend like this was a good performance. We got lucky.

    • Ramon says:

      Seriously? We played well in a hostile environment and Jamaica’s lucky that it wasn’t 3-1. We hit the post as well.

      • Joe A. says:

        I disagree were lucky they didn’t score more.

      • petedx says:

        To be fair so did Jamaica, but I agree, isn’t it the first win in Jamaica, EVER? I’m not sure what some people want to/expect to see

      • David M says:

        Jamaica is the least hostile environment of all Concacaf venues.

        • solles says:

          your hyperbole is innacurate

        • Kosh says:

          OK. Heat and humidity like a mother, a field that looks far better than it actually is…hostility ain’t all about crowds you know.

        • Byrdman says:

          first win EVER in WCQ in Jamaica. How is the Evans goal lucky and the late Jamaican goal Klinsi’s fault? Just don’t understand why we have to rip somebody everytime we don’t get exactly what we want.

          • Rabbit says:

            Haven’t you heard about the “Me Me Me” Generation (aka millenials)? Narcissistic, self centered, and always want their way. In short, I agree with you byrdman, it’s annoying.

            • g-dub says:

              Not the time or place for this, but lay off the millenials: the generation to come of age during the great recession. No jobs, with education and health care costs out of control. Mellenials have had it way worse than the 3 or 4 prior generations. They will prove to be an the generation of an innovative and ruthless American resurgence because they have to.

              BTW – America F yeah.

              • Kung Fu Kangaroos says:

                Lol! Blame the baby boomers, they ruined it for generations to come!

              • 407 says:

                Hope you’re right. But the more things change… the same was said about “Generation-X” twenty years ago, who graduated into the recession Clinton was elected into. Most of ‘em went on to the Internet boom a few years later. Not by themselves, but still.

                Back to soccer…

            • QuakerOtis says:

              As opposed to the sort of selfless old fart who enlightens the world with his internet commentary? Grab your metimucil and take a nap.

    • Kosh says:

      A WC qualifier in a place we have never won before?? Seriously people? I am sure if Jamaica won it would not have been luck it would be how much we suck.

      You just can’t win with some folks.

      • Joamiq says:

        It’s perfectly legitimate to be satisfied with the result but not the performance. It’s also perfectly legitimate to, you know, have an opinion.

        • Kosh says:

          I love people who question other people’s opinions opine about having…you know, opinions.

          I was challenging Joe A’s opinion…just in case you were wondering.

          • Joamiq says:

            No, you weren’t challenging Joe’s opinion specifically. You were challenging the very notion that one could possibly be dissatisfied with a win in a place where we’ve never won a World Cup qualifier before, and suggesting that anyone who felt that way was unreasonable. There’s a difference between that and disagreeing with someone’s opinion about how we played. For the record, whether or not we won there before is irrelevant to how we played tonight. Our performance tonight wouldn’t have been any better or worse if we’d won a game there at some point previously.

        • Joe A. says:

          Thank you. I’m perfectly fine with the result.

        • benny says:

          The performance was fine. Give me a break!!!!!!!!

      • Joe A. says:

        This isnt honduras or costa rica its jamaica… they havn’t won in five matches.

        • Joe A. says:

          But I guess as long as we get results then there’s nothing wrong.

          • Kosh says:

            Com’on Mexico just walked out of here with 3 points on a 1-0 win. We walk out of here with full points as well. If you were looking for an immaculate performance then I guess yeah – there would be beef.

            There are things to work on, yes. But the team is improving and getting the job done. Minimizing the gains as simple “luck” is a bit harsh for me. But as I was just taught – it’s your opinion, man.

            • Joe A. says:

              I think anyone would classify a stoppage time goal as fortunate. I’m not trying to put down the team at all.

    • Thebumswillalwayslose says:

      Ummm… we’ve never won a WCQ in Jamaica. Ever. Until now. We bossed the game for the first 20-25 minutes, took the foot off the gas and then looked tired. That 2nd half definitely wasn’t the most aesthetically pleasing game ever, but hell we just took 3 points on the road in Jamaica and are sitting first in the Hex after 4 games. Let’s be a little more positive.

    • PetedeLA says:

      Bits and pieces of the first half were some of the most disciplined, good soccer I have seen in a while. The team is clearly still finding itself. Aside from pass the ball to Michael Bradley, they still need to figure out solutions for what to do when the midfield gets pressured. With Evans staying deep (for good reason) the midfield has less options than it would usually have.

      The defense is waaaaay to panicky for my taste, but this was a good performance I’d say.

      Besler looked very solid to me, though.

    • ronniet says:

      I wish people would stop saying we got lucky every time win a match smh…very irritating and shows the ignorance and lack of soccer knowledge by many!!!! Great result and well deserved! Jamaica did nothing the entire match but score on what should have been an offside call but hey we showed the determination and grit that hasn’t been present in awhile!

  91. petedx says:

    Well as a Timbers fan that’s the last time I’ll ever be happy to see Evans score on Rickets

  92. sammysounder says:

    Brad. Evans. Wins. Games.

  93. joe says:

    HHHHHHHHHHHHHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGEEEE!!!!
    big win. love looking at the blight that is internegativity after pulling out a thriller. people are hilarious. especially people with opinions.

  94. Chris K. says:

    Not saying we are a world class squad, but it just seems like we play down to lesser CONCACAF teams. No matter who is the coach, this seems to always be the story.

  95. SD says:

    brad evans just told us to stfu…

  96. Joamiq says:

    Not good enough… but for tonight, good enough. Jamaica wasn’t just asleep on the last goal – they were deep into REM.

    • Fredo says:

      I really enjoyed their man marking on our goals, even better than Jr.’s and EJ’s on their goal.

    • benny says:

      That’s their problem if they fell asleep. Jamaica should not even have scored that goal. It’s all academic because the US got the win anyway.

  97. Jason says:

    Time to watch the rest of the Mexico game…

  98. Hush says:

    EJ is just horrible at fast breaks,.. had a free shot but instead gets taken down like a puppet.smh You have to man up!

    Beas and Evans were getting smash today. Jamaica could have taken it if they would have just continued to attack the wings.

    Cameron is our best defender in the backline, is not even an argument.

    Besl and Omar are garbage for now. I expect more from professionals. They’re clearly very inconsistent.

    Bradley was horrible pushing forward. Bad decisions at times. Never the less, his one of our best players.

    Jones seems to be our beast guy. Dude is all over. He’s the best we got in the middle.

    Jozy had a decent game. I say he will start to score more often for us.

    Zusi is a working machine, but sadly I don’t consider him NT material. Out of 25 crosses he attempts, maybe 2 get in the box. He’s that kind of player. Work rate is there, level isn’t there.

    Ok game,… our D is horrible though… our best D has to be our offense. Keep possession and you will not be attacked. That should be our concept from now and on!

    • Casey says:

      Huh? EJ stopped to kill the game. It should have been a red there just like the Jamaica goal was a offside.

    • cps says:

      right. everyone sucked. beating jaimaica in kingston is easy. have another beer.

    • conrad says:

      I feel like you wrote this before the game and scheduled the post and went to bed! Zusi was very good. Calm on the ball, good decisions…if you make two perfect crosses a game, that’s all you need. (Although that “professional foul” that set up the free kick that led to the Jamaica goal was directly because he has no wheels.) Gonzalez has been shaky but a BUNCH of very strong 1-v-1, last defender heroics tonight.
      Dempsey…I’d like to see how many passes he completed. Every pass he tried seemed to be either short or behind. I don’t get it.

    • Ray Hudson says:

      I’m glad someone sees Zusi for what he is, and offensive version of Beckerman. He has a few moments, but he’s just not international quality. Yeah, he got an assist, but he was useless otherwise. He committed the foul that lead to Jamaica’s goal. Fortunately, he’ll be out against Panama now.

    • scott47a says:

      LOL
      Grumpy Dwarf.

    • QuakerOtis says:

      I’m assuming this is sarcasm. If so… +1?

  99. sammysounder says:

    That was Brad in a nutshell. I got home from work late, but REALLY wanted to see Brad get forward. Still, he’s sitting back, that’s what a right back is supposed to do with a 1-0 lead. Then they score and we have a corner. Brad Evans is in the box, because that’s where he needs to be. Brad Evans does what is necessary to wins games.

    • Joe says:

      Evans talked crap about the Timbers to enhance the Cascadia rivalry and I, like every Timbers fan got my panties in a wad. Quickly got over that and realized, whatever, just beat them and make it hurt where it counts.

      Brad, congrats. Tonight may very well be a pinnacle in you national team career. I hope not because these last two games you have showed so much heart. Good job boys, that’s a tough environment. And no, I am not the same Joe from above, I just want our boys to keep at it and win these next two to give them some breathing room heading into the latter half of the HEX.

  100. Casey says:

    Some of the Jamaicans are super muscular.

  101. Scott e Dio93 says:

    Dempsey had horrible games. And no more Eddie Johnson!

    Bradley carried the team, Tonight.

    • bubbles says:

      No more Eddie Johnson? The man makes easy stuff look hard and hard stuff look easy. Just wait until he blows past two guys with the ball at his feet on a dead-sprint 30-yard run. He can be frustrating and brilliant all in the same game! He can be on my USMNT any day.

    • scott47a says:

      Funny, I was just talking with EJ the other day and he said ‘no more Scott e Dio93.’

  102. Joe A. says:

    Sorry didnt mean to cause controversy lol.

    • Joe says:

      Yes, yes you did. But the good news is I was actually out watching the game and, ya know, enjoying the spectacle. Some folks like you will never be satisfied (see all above conversations) but hey, at least you accomplished one thing: you let us know what that A. stands for…..

    • Kosh says:

      No worries, Joe A. In fairness there are things our team needs to work on and I don’t think this team is the finished product just yet. There are places to be fought for and won.

      But this is WCQing and in all honesty only the world elite get road points and look good doing it. The rest of us just have to do what we have to do to get the points on the road. It ain’t easy.

      My beef was that it seemed like you too easily wrote off a hard fought and won 3 points as mere luck. That seemed a bit harsh for me.

      In the end – no beef, just respect, man. I know you want more for this team as all of us do.

  103. Haddo says:

    F&#@ing BeIn Sport. Worthless. Had to watch a stream, so it was blurry but i thought we looked ok. A litttle lackluster sometimes but we got after it when we needed to i guess. Hilariously awesome that Brad Evans smoked that in.

  104. Haddo says:

    Also Zusi looks like he might be planning to make a habit out of feeding Jozy quality stuff.

  105. Bac says:

    I am watching this post game on BeIN… and I think I just threw up in my mouth…
    I NEVER thought I’d say this, but Taylor Twellman and Alexi are Gods compared to this rubbish..

  106. Jason says:

    Panama’s GK is tiny. Looks like castillo.

  107. Bryan says:

    Bein sport is an absolute abortion. What a trash broadcast all across the board.

    • Thebumswillalwayslose says:

      Yeah, this certainly wasn’t their best effort. I’m typically pretty pleased with their quality when it comes to broadcasting La Liga games, but coverage of USMNT away games has been spotty and tonight was the worst I’ve seen. They’ve got decent pieces – I think Cobi Jones and Tony Meola provide decent analysis on the pre and post, though Cobi doesn’t provide much during the live broadcast. And people can hate if they want, but I actually like Phil Scheon as the play-by-play guy.

      However, the girl leading their coverage is iffy at best, their set is comical and everything about their on-site reporting was shabby. That, and the first half cut aways to highlights from the Chile – Paraguay game were absolutely inexcusable. Picture in picture? Ok whatever, but when you commit full screen to highlights of a different game for like 15 – 30 seconds at a time? Brutal.

  108. Brett says:

    Already full from this heaping plate of crow, courtesy of Brad F******G Evans.

    Not gonna naysay or nitpick about this one. HUGE win. Makes up for the loss in Honduras, just so long as we take care of our own business at home.

    It’s nice to see Jozy and Zusi getting on the same page. Amazing how quick things can turn around for a squad.

    I thought Cameron did an excellent job, but I would really like to see Holden in there for Bradley on Tuesday.

  109. bb says:

    fyi

    Mexico 0 – 0 Panama
    Costa Rica 1 – 0 Honduras

    I believe the U.S. stays on top of the group due to goal differential with CR in 2nd

  110. BigBlueAL says:

    So who starts for Zusi on Tuesday?? If Jones is out that would mean 2 new starters needed in midfield.

    • Thebumswillalwayslose says:

      I’d imagine Eddie Johnson or Joe Corona in place of Zusi. I’d prefer Corona, but we’ll see, Klinsi has used EJ out there before. Grant Wahl tweeted a USSF statement that Jones does indeed have a concussion, so I doubt you see him on Tuesday. Probably see either Klejstan or Cameron. If it’s Klejstan, I think you see him more advanced and MB sit deep. If it’s Cameron, he sits deep and that gets MB forward more. Personally I’d take option two, but either one should be able to get the job done against Panama at home.

    • Howard's Beard says:

      Donovan would come in real handy right about now.

  111. dawn kiebals says:

    Klinsmann has delivered road wins in Mexico, Italy, and Jamaica
    All firsts
    Spells of constant pressure
    We’re close
    These guys are fighting for their positions
    Look closely and you see how much quality MLS is providing the MNT
    Amazing time for American football

  112. CJ says:

    As with everything else related to soccer in the US (players, coaching, refereeing, etc.) our TV announcers are a work in progress.
    Phil Schoen has always bugged me with his obtuse word play, but I thought Cobi did a decent job. I imagine it’s not easy to sit in a small box watching a small TV screen next to PS and stay focused. It sometimes makes Ray Hudson loose his mind, in an entertaining way at least.

  113. Jacknut says:

    The Hex after match day 4.33:

    CRC – 7 pts (+2 GD)
    USA – 7 (+1)
    MEX – 7 (+1)
    ____________
    PAN – 6 (+2)
    —————-
    HON – 4 (-2)
    JAM – 2 (-4)

    MEX and JAM have played 5 matches

    Despite all the craziness, we are pretty much right where we should be.

    • Fredo says:

      Definitely crazy: Evans at right back, Castillo at left mid, Jozy scoring, Boca & LD banished. But, it sure feels good to have 7 points right now.

  114. ChrisB says:

    The MLS contribution is the amazing part. Who would have thunk that Zusi/Evans are the offensive engine and Duece is largely irrelevant? Good team win on the road.

  115. Roman Lewandowski says:

    As I was walking from the bar to my car (wearing my US jersey, of course), a guy in a passing car yelled (in an American accent), “MANCHESTER UNITED! Wear a real jersey!”

    I decided that’s my least favorite segment of the American soccer community: people who root for Brazil and Man U/Chelsea/Barca for no apparent reason. I wish all of them would switch to lacrosse or something.

    • PurpleGold says:

      Don’t worry bro, that’s the same dude who will wear a patriots jersey and 2 years from now will swear the “packers were always my team bro, and “I’ve been with the heat from day one, when they signed Lebron bro” completely oblivious that Alonzo mourning existed. They’re everywhere and all their friends hate them.

  116. Squatchy? says:

    Projection for how I am guessing it plays out……went game by game with projections for every team. Have us winning at home against Panama, Honduras and Jamaica. A draw on the road at Panama. Loses at home to Mexico and on the road to Costa Rica. I am very conservative by having both of those as loses. Even if we turn that loss to Mexico to a draw, then we would finish tied at the top of the group with Mexico with 18 points.

    Just my opinion, with a lean towards being conservative.

    Mexico 20 points
    US 17 points
    Costa Rica 16 points
    Honduras 12 points
    Panama 10 points
    Jamaica 4 points