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USA-T&T Aftermath

A match that was never really in doubt against a very weak, undermanned T&T squad. 2-0 final.

Faulty finishing kept it scoreless until Mapp combined with Ching for an awkward finish. Flank play out of the back and in midfield was very good for the Americans. Nonetheless, the Soca Warriors stirred to life in the final few minutes of the half and had a chance or two to make a game of it. Donovan-inspired counter and Johnson's simple finish seal the three points.

Feilhaber has truly made his mark in central midfield in the first two matches, and outside backs Simek and Spector were a clear upgrade over Thursday's choice of Bornstein and Hejduk. Americans still lack a creative element in the middle of the pitch -- something they will have to live without for the foreseeable future. With two games in three days and a third in six days approaching, Bob Bradley has had to carefully managed the minutes and will be able to offer a relatively fresh lineup in the group finale before preparing for the quarterfinals next weekend.

Keller 6; Simek 7, Parkhurst 6, DeMerit 6, Spector 7; Ralston 5.5, Clark 6, Feilhaber 7, Mapp 7; Johnson 6, Ching 6; Subs: Donovan 7, Twellman 6, Bradley 5.

First-half far-side linesman: awful.
Dave Johnson (play by play): solid, but a bit excitable.
Paul Caligiuri (color): unbearable.

Next up: El Salvador Tuesday at Foxborough, 7 p.m.

By Steve Goff  |  June 9, 2007; 7:01 PM ET
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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