CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Landon Donovan may be back at his best for club and country, but that doesn’t mean he’s immune to Jurgen Klinsmann’s hook.
The German has made it clear during his two-plus years in charge of the United States that there are no sacred cows, and he reinforced that notion on Friday night in Kansas City when he replaced Donovan with Graham Zusi at halftime of what would eventually be a 2-0 victory for the Americans.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Graham Zusi isn't used to watching from the sideline at his home ground – or anywhere else, for that matter. But there he was, on the bench for the first half of the United States' World Cup qualifier against Jamaica.
USMNT Player Ratings: High marks for subs Graham Zusi, Sacha Kljestan, Edgar Castillo in Jamaica win
It took a while to crystallize, but a formation change and a healthy does of subs power eventually had Jurgen Klinsmann and the US national team celebrating a 2-0 victory over CONCACAF World Cup qualifying visitors Jamaica on Friday night.
Honduras put the pressure on Mexico and have one foot of their own on the plane to Brazil after a 1-0 home win over Costa Rica on Friday afternoon, with New England revolution striker Jerry Bengtson scoring the decisive goal off a feed from former Sporting KC man Roger Espinoza.
"Walking pace" doesn't quite do the first 70 minutes of the US national team's 2-0 win over Jamaica on Friday night justice. It was said a million different ways on Twitter, but we'll give the hat tip to our own Steve Brisendine, who was on the scene:
US playing with the urgency of someone who has cleared security and is reading "People" while waiting for the boarding call.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It wasn’t always easy to watch, but the United States still managed to finish off their perfect Hexagonal home campaign with a 2-0 victory over Jamaica on Friday night at Sporting Park.
Thanks to late goals from Graham Zusi and Jozy Altidore, the Americans wrapped up the top spot in CONCACAF’s final World Cup qualifying stage, finishing with 15 points from five matches stateside.
Crónica Hexagonal | EE.UU. 2-0 Jamaica: Los estadounidenses son líderes del hexagonal y eliminan a los Reggae Boyz
El panel de Tiro Libre Radio analiza las últimas fechas del hexagonal.
Crónica Hexagonal | Honduras 1-0 Costa Rica: Catrachos con pie y medio en Brasil, derrota en el clásico a los ticos con gol de Jerry Bengtson
Día feriado en Honduras cortesía del gobierno catracho quien ya habría tomado este tipo de decisión en partidos previos del Hexagonal. Al final, el día terminó en fiesta nacional, ya que la bicolor sacó un triunfo de 1-0 sobre Costa Rica y aseguró por lo menos un medio boleto al Mundial, aunque realísticamente este resultado prácticamente les asegura el pase directo a Brasil.
The top 11 questions heading into the weekend...
11) Do the Reggae Boyz have a prayer in KC?
El panel de Tiro Libre Radio analiza la penúltima fecha del hexagonal.