Saturday, March 28, 2009

What's There To Say?

The U.S. turned around what would have been a disappointing result by all accounts with two goals down the stretch to earn a point in San Salvador. Frankie Hejduk was key to the comeback effort, assisting on the first goal and scoring the second after being out-jumped on El Salvador's second goal.

The MNT blog will have more later, as will ussoccer.com including photos, videos, quotes and more. We'll leave you for now with tonight's game story & stats, and this fantastic stat researched with the help of the folks over at Elias Sports Bureau.

Stat of Note: Frankie Hejduk's goal was the seventh of his career, and his second in FIFA World Cup qualifying. His last qualifying goal came on Dec. 21, 1996, in a 2-2 draw vs. Guatemala that -- wait for it -- was played in San Salvador. The gap of 12 years and 97 days was the longest between qualifying goals ever for a U.S. player, with Tab Ramos holding the distinction previously with eight years and 130 days between qualifying goals.

5 comments:

Roland said...

Kljestan has been disappointing lately. I still think the Feilhaber-Bradley tandem was optimum. When is Benny going to be match fit?

cfmsd said...

Its a shame that you edit all comments. Very Bias in my opinion and very sad. Lets state the facts..

derek said...

They were HORRIBLE in El Salvador. Almost the entire starting 11 deserves to be benched after that performance. Comeback or no comeback; a tie is NOT an acceptable result against that team home or away, and going down 2 goals against them is a joke. Beasley's terrible first touch led to the first goal and he got beat for the 2nd one. He shouldn't even dress for the game on Wednesday.

Nate said...

Klyestan needs to be on the bench. Torres came in and was completely at home and looked very comfortable. Let's wait to see IF Feilhaber can get back to his old form before he's given the job. Even then Torres may be the best option.

Roland said...

Nate: Yeah, I like torres too. Love his touch. I never seen him play b4...at least I don't recognize him