Morning Read: Goal, Goal, Goal, Golazo
Four Americans get on scoresheets around the world, while a United States forward sees red and feels bad. Elsewhere, Stuart Holden makes an appearance for the good and Friedel sits.
There was plenty of American goal-scoring action this weekend. Herculez Gomez got one in Mexico. Michael Bradley was doing work at Roma. Terrence Boyd scored in a 1-1 with Wiener Neustadt. Maybe-USMNT member Aron Johannsson netted another for Aarhus. But the most impressive strike of the weekend went to Eddie Johnson, who continued his fine run of form with a brilliant left-foot half-volley in Seattle. The man's on fire.
October 08, 2012
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Meanwhile, Jozy Altidore got himself sent off, then publicly apologized to his teammates. Is he being left out of the WCQs?
Stuart Holden is on the mend. The American midfielder posted a video of himself cutting and kicking a ball (shucking and jiving, no doubt) and will return to England soon. There is no official timetable for getting back into the Bolton lineup, but it could be coming in the near future.
For the first time in 311 matches, Brad Friedel did not start in net. That streak is ridiculous. Also, sadly, over.
Jurgen Klinsmann releases his 23-man roster for the upcoming matches against Antigua & Barbuda and Guatemala at 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. We'll have all the coverage here. Here's a quick look at what the players can expect this week. (Also expect an announcement about a friendly against Russia in November.)