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Matchday: USA-Netherlands


By Steve Goff  |  March 3, 2010; 1:31 PM ET
Categories:  Netherlands , U.S. men's national team  
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Torres starting.

Posted by: BooThisMan | March 3, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

It's in the streaming window but for some this might be easier:

STARTERS
1-Tim Howard; 2-Jonathan Spector, 15-Jay DeMerit, 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.), 13-Jonathan Bornstein; 22-Stuart Holden, 14-José Torres, 4-Michael Bradley, 10-Landon Donovan; 12-Jozy Altidore, 19-Robbie Findley

BENCH:
7-DaMarcus Beasley, 9-Eddie Johnson, 11-Heath Pearce, 16-Maurice Edu, 17-Alejandro Bedoya, 18-Brad Guzan, 21-Clarence Goodson

Posted by: soccerman | March 3, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Vamos, Gringo!

Wait a minute.

Shouldn't all these guys be called Gringo?

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | March 3, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

I'm gonna hide, now, so I can watch tonight.

Posted by: Reignking | March 3, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

You better run and hide! LOL! good luck!

Posted by: DadRyan | March 3, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

lo-o-o-ong day ahead for our outside backs...

Posted by: troy6 | March 3, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Hate their speedskaters, but I love their football.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | March 3, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Please get up, Stu

Posted by: BooThisMan | March 3, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Torreeessss!

Just missed...

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | March 3, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Is it KOYTE or COWTE? This is bugging me

Posted by: delantero | March 3, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

God, what a flop.

Posted by: BooThisMan | March 3, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

2 games in a row? let's see pearce

Posted by: troy6 | March 3, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Concerned about that shakey back field.

Posted by: ronwright | March 3, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Well, we just got the make-up call.

Posted by: BooThisMan | March 3, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Paging Jeff Agoos...

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | March 3, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Volleyball anyone?

Posted by: ronwright | March 3, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

holden was down a lot longer than one minute. bornstein commits two idiotic moves; thankfully only one was called.

findley and bornstein have to come off.

Posted by: troy6 | March 3, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

good to see that nothing changes. bornstein is still bornstein and the second forward (findlay) is still useless.

glad demerit's back. wish beasley wasn't.

Posted by: PindarPushkin | March 3, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully this puts an end to the Bornstein experiment, at least. Too bad Holden went down, he looked like the best player for the US in the first thirty minutes. Donovan needs to show up for the second. Findley is way out of his element. The passing needs to be more accurate overall.

All that said, not a terrible overall effort against a top team on the road.

Posted by: BooThisMan | March 3, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I thought Beasley looked decent, actually.

Posted by: BooThisMan | March 3, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Lalas: "If I had headbutted someone every time they said something bad about me or my family I'd have never finished a game." lol

Posted by: StewartDC8 | March 3, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

I agree with boo, much to my surprise. DMB has been OK, with some nice touches and no obvious mistakes. of course, I am just counting the moments until he does commit one, but so far...

did torres get the yellow for arguing? glad to see edu, but I'd like to see torres stay on.

Posted by: troy6 | March 3, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

beasley wasnt bad, he was ok. but what's the point, this is the best we can expect from him. if we're taking an older versatility/utility player than isnt Hejduk a better choice?


torres wasnt great but he wasnt bad. dont get why bradley thinks bornstein can do no wrong and torres can do no right. id like to see torres given a chance at something other than defensive defensive midfielder.

Posted by: PindarPushkin | March 3, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Where is the Everton Landy Cakes? This looks like the old Disappearing LD at major games.

Posted by: ronwright | March 3, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

van de vaart...that's the guy who ripped the heart out of dcu last summer, right?

Posted by: troy6 | March 3, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Harkes keeps complementing Bradley for passes that lose possession.

Posted by: Dancy1 | March 3, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

bedoya and davies were together at BC? how did they not win some titles?

Posted by: troy6 | March 3, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Bad, bad officiating this game. Not saying it's necessarily biased, but it is bad.

Posted by: BooThisMan | March 3, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

bornstein might want to take that vacation to honduras now. they'll be nicer to him than any US audience.

Posted by: troy6 | March 3, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

that's our EJ. a clumsy move and a backpass.

Posted by: troy6 | March 3, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

down two, five minutes to play...yeah, we need a new central defender!

Posted by: troy6 | March 3, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

ok, so a central defender scored the goal, but not the one they subbed in! how on earth did two guys get behind the dutch? no one has gotten behind them -- onside, at least -- all game.

Posted by: troy6 | March 3, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

After the second half, I'm going to upgrade my assessment of Beasley to "very impressive". Probably our best player today.

Posted by: BooThisMan | March 3, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

welcome back DMB. i don't care how short we are on strikers, NO MORE FINDLEY! and bornstein, pal, you did yourself and the team no favors today. good for torres too.

Posted by: troy6 | March 3, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Why are you guys commenting here? The party was up there.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | March 3, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

oh. ha, ha, I wondered where you all were.

Posted by: troy6 | March 3, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Bornstein looked like a candidate for those SW Airlines, "Wanna get away for awhile?" commercials. AWFUL. He has made Pearce look all-world.

Posted by: mbyrd28 | March 3, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

duh.
post match thread coming soon?

Posted by: DadRyan | March 3, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Sad that Bornstein missed his hattrick (that handball inside the box really could have helped his stats).

After that display from Findley and Johnson, I'm rooting for taking both Beasley and Bedoya and having Donovan and Dempsey slot into the forward role when needed.

Yes, I believe that Bedoya should go to South Africa, if Beasley's going to go, he needs a healthy young body to lean on.

It's official, we now have three settings in the midfield: Clark, reactive, defensive, stingy; Edu, stout, positive, reliable; Torres, creative, classy, possession. The last isn't too bad defensively.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | March 3, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Bornstein should have never seen the second half...same for Findley. Beasley's effort was a pleasant surprise.

Posted by: soccerman | March 3, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

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