Monday, March 30, 2009

TT - The Comeback Kids

It is not often that the U.S. finds itself down two goals, particularly against teams from CONCACAF. The exciting come back in the final 13 minutes to earn a point on the road and snatch two from El Salvador on Saturday ranks as one of the best rallies in team history (watch here). But is it unprecedented?

The question, dear readers, this: When was the last time the United States came back from being down two goals on the road to earn at least a draw?

11 comments:

Mark said...

I'll guess 3/23/1993 vs El Salvador

HHS said...

who cares that was really embarrassing...

Mark said...

That's not right - the only other possibility I can find is 10/20/68 vs Haiti

j said...

hahaha. agreed, hhs.

thizzlemountain said...

that game was rollercoaster ride. I have never seen the usa do that before. makes me proud to an american... no doubt

However at the same time I would expect most teams should come back because of the careless time wasting. I see what they were tryin to do but simply put they stopped playin soccer.

mcadaal said...

Never. We never were down 2 goals on the road and then came back to tie it. umm..maybe a 1928 game in Warsaw, which ended in a 3-3 tie.

U.S. Soccer said...

Congrats, mcadaal. You beat the trick question. It is in fact the first time in U.S. history that the team has erased a two-goal deficit to earn a point on the road. We'll have more on this factoid in tomorrow's pre-game notes on ussoccer.com

Sean said...

Beasely and Hejduk were embarrassing to watch on el salvador's second goal. We need to replace some of the older guys with some pace from the younger. AT LEAST give me Altidore starting.

soccer_cpa said...

While the question is entertaining that match was a complete disgrace for us. We should have won that game 4:0.

US Soccer should not be celebrating this achievement, rather they should hide it in shame.

soccer_cpa said...

While this question is entertaining the game was a complete disappointment. The US should have won that game 4:0.

Rather than celebrate this result US Soccer should hide it and hope for the "Real US MNT" to play on Wednesday.

Zack said...

If Maurice and Freddy don't play this game I will die. Why keep the most creative player we have off the pitch?