lunedì 29 luglio 2013

USMNT good depth issues

Brek Shea's goal in the 69th minute gave the United States a 1-0 victory over Panama and the CONCACAF Gold Cup title, the fifth Gold Cup title for the Americans, their first since 2007 and the first international title as a coach for Jurgen Klinsmann. The 2013 Gold Cup is the competition in which Landon Donovan re-shaped his USMNT career. But Donovan's individual performance aside, there were plenty of players who helped their cause trying to find a spot into the USMNT A roster. Mix Diskerud was one of these. Caming on for the injured Stuart Holden, Diskerud added another notable performance showing accurate passes and an aggressive attitude as he did during the whole competition. Kyle Beckerman was excellent from the start of the Gold Cup and showed well all the tournament, such as Joe Corona did. Clarence Goodson has played so well that Klinsmann opterd to start him alongside Matt Besler in the final, keeping the regular starter Omar Gonzalez on the bench. Alejandro Bedoya too went well. Michael Parkhurst looked solid defensively and well performed when he get forward down the flanks. Chris Wondolowski mixed ups and downs but at the end he finished the tournament with five goals scored. Maybe they are not suited to be regular starters sonn but Klinsmann found some guys that he can rely on.

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