This wasn’t quite the way Simon Thomas pictured making his national team debut. But the 22-year-old goalkeeper isn’t complaining.
The Victoria, B.C., native is currently without a club despite the fact he earned his first two caps for Canada over the past week. Thomas is trialing with the Vancouver Whitecaps as he looks for a new club after his one-year deal at English side Huddersfield Town expired at the end of the 2011-12 season.
HOUSTON – Tuesday night was a sweet return to action in an MLS venue for defender Nana Attakora. But was it also an audition for a return to MLS?
According to a tweet on Monday by Sportsnet's Gerry Dobson, Attakora is hoping to re-join the San Jose Earthquakes, the last MLS team he played for in 2011 before moving to Finland's FC Haka.
The United States men's national team could be in line for another showdown with Belgium, if reports out of the European nation are to be believed.
Citoyens de Cleveland, réjouissez-vous. L’équipe nationale américaine jouera un match amical face à son homologue belge dans votre ville le 29 mai prochain. Les deux équipes s’en serviront pour préparer d’importants duels des éliminatoires de la Coupe du monde.
HOUSTON – For US national team defenders trying to make a case for themselves to Jurgen Klinsmann and the rest of the coaching staff, Tuesday’s scoreless draw with Canada provided limited opportunities.
Les États-Unis et le Canada se sont quittés dos-à-dos, sur un partage 0-0, seul score possible à l’issue d’une rencontre guère enthousiasmante que des joueurs hors-saison n’ont jamais été capables d’emballer.
HOUSTON – Brad Davis finally got his moment.
After years of producing elite seasons in MLS only to watch others get called to the US national team, the midfielder had a chance to show Jurgen Klinsmann in front of his home crowd that he belongs in the plans for World Cup qualifying.
While the 0-0 draw with Canada wasn't the performance or result he wanted, the Dynamo talisman is comfortable with the case he made.
HOUSTON – Though he arrived at BBVA Compass Stadium as part of the opposition on Tuesday night, a fiercely pro-American crowd treated Dwayne De Rosario to a warm ovation upon his return to a city he's called his second home.
HOUSTON – Against a Canada side made up mostly of players looking for experience, the United States turned in a performance reminiscent of the early days of the Jurgen Klinsmann era – long on possession but short on chances.
The result: A frustrating 0-0 draw on Tuesday night that had the players and coaches lamenting missed chances and opportunities in the vital area.