USA- Denmark Live Blog

  • Bruce Arena and Eric Wynalda in the same booth? This should be a real doosie……
  • I didn’t understand ESPN 2’s profile on Jimmy Conrad. It was totally incomplete. Okay it was a teaser but didn’t appear that way.
  • Rob Stone calling these games make them seem like the inconsiquental friendlies that they are.
  • The choice of Jimmy Conrad as captain is a statement by Bob Bradley. He is not just going to anoit the best player as captain.
  • I like seeing Ricardo Clark and Jon Bornstein getting the start. Bradley wants to see what they have.
  • Oh great, Alan Hopkins returns. ESPN just never learns do they?
  • Eddie Johnson starts. What exactly has he done in the last 12 months to earn a start with the National Team?
  • Donovan takes on two guys! Whoa what a difference a meaningless friendly makes for his confidence.
  • Donovan draws a foul and a free kick with the ball at his feet! Must be the home cooking, because he never does this outside LA.
  • Nate Jaqua gets in the air and had a Brian McBride look to him!
  • Bornstein’s development will be critical as we have to stop using midfielders in the left back position. Eddie Lewis, John O’Brien and Bobby Convey do not belong on the back line
  • We are getting beaten all over the pitch. We can’t seem to keep possession or string together multiple good passes in a row.
  • Denmark looks to be organized and have a lot of quality on the pitch thus far in minute 19.
  • Donovan and Eddie Johnson are looking dangerous together.
  • Albright is looking good coming forward but he better be careful not to get beat deep.
  • Wyanlda is already down on Donovan! We’ve only played 32 minutes.
  • I am surprised considering the superior quality Denmark had that it took 36 minutes for them to get a shot on goal. Of course they made it count and we are now down 1-0.
  • Ricardo Clark does well and draws a pk!
  • Donovan took a lot of time over that PK and struck it poorly but luckily the keeper botched up what should have been a routine save. 1-1.
  • Alexi Lalas is so smug and totally unqualified to run a professional sports franchise.
  • Donovan and Johnson both are looking winded and totally useless. Maybe Bradley should let some of the kids step in and get some experience and sit both of them!
  • JUSTIN MAPP! WHAT WORK AND A GREAT FEED. GOOD FINISH BY BORNSTEIN. 2-1 WE LEAD!
  • Cooper and Namoff coming on.
  • Wow. Denmark just misses on a great chance.
  • Heath Pearce comes on for Chris Rolfe. Pearce knows this Danish team better than any other US player, as he plays his club football in Denmark.
  • Kenny Cooper gets behind the defensive line and finishes nicely. 3-1.
  • Kyle Beckerman had a nice opportunity that he sailed over the goal.
  • Good win for the USA 3-1. Not much you can take from this game other than that it was a win. Feb 7th in Glendale against Mexico will tell us more, as will the back to back friendlies during the FIFA sanctioned week in late March.