From: Southern Cal
ORIGINAL: El Duderino
ORIGINAL: Jeff Jesser
Talking to myself but a hell of a game by the USMNT and that goal by Bradley was sick.
Damn straight. Reminiscent of Carli Lloyd's hat trick goal in the last WWC final. Just no doubt in Bradley's head - one touch to steal the ball, and one touch to chip it in from 50 yards out. And he came sooooo close to winning it later. Very good game for the captain. And Cameron, too. Nothing wrong with taking home a point any time you play at Azteca.
That's the thing non-soccer fans don't understand. How hard it is to play in that place and we came away with a point. They did a documentary about CONCACAF qualifying a couple years ago. People (mostly Euro's) rip on the level of competition but that's BS. Sure, we don't have to play the Spain's/Italy's of the world.
Doesn't matter, different set of circumstances. CONCACAF qualifiers come with these set of circumstances:
1. 100+ degree heat in wicked humidity
2. Fields that could host the Kentucky Derby versus being a "grass" field
3. Opposing fans throwing bags of piss down on you as you take the field
It's crazy. I forget the country but they were showing the pregame locker room prep talk in that documentary. The players weren't even paying attention because the locker room ceiling was about to come down crashing on their heads from the fans jumping up and down. It was nuts.