ASN Morning Read: A Win in Dallas and We're Off
A team that sings the national anthem together stays together (or something like that). The U.S. national team defeated Ecuador 1-0 in a game that had a lot for everyone—the lovers, the haters, the naysayers.
BY Noah Davis Posted
May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016
- Nagbe's Late Goal Lifts U.S. to 1-0 Win Over Ecuador
- And here's the goal:
- 4 Thoughts on the United States' Win Over Ecuador
- "Jurgen Klinsmann has preached proactive soccer but for the most part, his U.S. team has failed to deliver—even when it’s managed to get good results. On Wednesday night in Frisco, Texas, the Americans stepped up their preparation for next month’s Copa América Centenario with an exhibition against Ecuador that showcased both the pragmatic style to which Klinsmann has often resorted and the high-pressure, attacking soccer for which he’s hoped."
- "Even so, it's a confidence-boosting result. The Americans defended well, to be sure. But while they were better going forward in a second half that had more intensity from both teams, they have plenty of room to improve their sharpness and cohesion in Saturday's match before the games that matter get underway."
- Another recap:
@noahedavis Nagbe on Team Bald Guy.— noah davis (@noahedavis) May 26, 2016
Strong work from Team Man Bun right there.— noah davis (@noahedavis) May 26, 2016
- Just gonna leave this here. Say what you want, but Bradley remains the U.S.'s most important player:
- Make your Starting XI for Saturday's match against Bolivia.
- Good story: "Altidore and his foundation are ensuring that those in Haiti can watch Copa America matches, teaming with the St. Luke Foundation to deliver television coverage of Haiti's matches, the USA's matches and the tournament semifinals and final to the island nation."
- This is accurate:
Only response to Francesa's soccer rants is to laugh, guys. There's 330 hours of Copa América & Euro 2016 on US TV this summer. We won.— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) May 25, 2016