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Posted at 8:59 PM ET, 01/22/2011

United States vs. Chile friendly

By Steve Goff

Venue: Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Kickoff: 10 p.m. ET

TV: Telefutura, ESPN3.com

USA LINEUP (4-5-1): GK Nick Rimando; Ds Sean Franklin, Tim Ream, Omar Gonzalez, Zach Loyd; MFs Jeff Larentowicz, Dax McCarty (captain), Mikkel Diskerud, Alejandro Bedoya, Brek Shea; F Chris Wondolowski.

USA available subs: GK Sean Johnson; Ds A.J. DeLaGarza, Anthony Wallace, Marvell Wynne; MF Eric Alexander; Fs Juan Agudelo, Teal Bunbury.

Not in uniform: GKs Dom Cervi, Matt Pickens, D Ryan Miller; MFs Eugene Starikov, Sam Cronin.

Your observations are warmly welcome in the comments section.

By Steve Goff  | January 22, 2011; 8:59 PM ET
Categories:  Chile, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  Chile, U.S. national soccer team  
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Comments

Funny seeing Dax McCarty as captain. Also interesting that Rimando is the keeper, with Johnson on the bench. Good for Johnson... I guess Cervi and Pickens have gotten run outs before.
As for Wondo, well, it's his time to shine if he has it in him.

Posted by: Modibo | January 22, 2011 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Go Dax!

Posted by: spidergoose | January 22, 2011 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Don't get hurt Dax.

Chile starters?

Posted by: J_S_F | January 22, 2011 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Lights out at the HDC. Literally, during warmups.

Didn't this happen not to long ago in a Galaxy game?

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | January 22, 2011 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Power outages? Can raccoons be far behind?

Posted by: universityandpark | January 22, 2011 10:06 PM | Report abuse

HUGE AO group behind the goal. Likely a great atmosphere for the small crowd.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | January 22, 2011 10:09 PM | Report abuse

HUGE AO group behind the goal. Likely a great atmosphere for the small crowd.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | January 22, 2011 10:10 PM | Report abuse

That may be the entire crowd, JacobfromAtlanta-ish.

Posted by: sitruc | January 22, 2011 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Oy vey Sean Franklin. I like you, I really do, but that was bad.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | January 22, 2011 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Dax had the best opportunity so far. He nearly caught the keeper too far out of goal from distance.

Posted by: sitruc | January 22, 2011 10:26 PM | Report abuse

U.S. Soccer... we run alot!!!

Posted by: me_ahogo | January 22, 2011 10:31 PM | Report abuse

I lost my sound, did Bielsa just get tossed in the 18th?

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | January 22, 2011 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Not Bielsa... an assistant coach got tossed.
Winners so far, Shea and Dax and Mix (although he goes down easy)...
Losers so far, Franklin.

Posted by: jake77 | January 22, 2011 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Nope, an assistant. Ok cool.

I dig Mixx.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | January 22, 2011 10:35 PM | Report abuse

U.S. Soccer... we run alot!!!

Posted by: me_ahogo

Ain't that the truth . . although it did seem to help against Algeria . . I'd sort of prefer if we let the ball do the running.

Two yellows already, 10 or so fouls, several could have been called fouls . . doesn't look too friendly.

Posted by: delantero | January 22, 2011 10:43 PM | Report abuse

We may just be doing a lot of running, but, that's a lot of BIG, FAST guys running around around there. Shea can fly.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | January 22, 2011 10:43 PM | Report abuse

We may just be doing a lot of running, but, that's a lot of BIG, FAST guys running around around there


Super. Let's see Shea drop a softly back spin on a ball, hitting a striker in stride at 40 yards.

Posted by: delantero | January 22, 2011 11:04 PM | Report abuse

It teleportation was possible, I would have drop kicked Shea in the face already. How many times does he have to be out of position before getting pulled? If I was Bradley I would have been out of my skin, pissed!!!

Posted by: Phishen02 | January 22, 2011 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Paredes scores...0-1 Chile.

Posted by: SportzNut21 | January 22, 2011 11:27 PM | Report abuse

It's a marvel he's still included in the National team pool.

Excellent job of marking the open blades of grass, Wynne.

Posted by: delantero | January 22, 2011 11:27 PM | Report abuse

The lights must have done a funny number on the advertising signs at the HDC. On a soccer note: These youngsters better play a more solid game or they may not be in Coach Bradley's plans.

Posted by: ian666777 | January 22, 2011 11:31 PM | Report abuse

Are Bunbury and Agudelo THAT good to where they show up and then all of a sudden we look THAT much better as a whole?

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | January 22, 2011 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Penalty!

Posted by: sitruc | January 22, 2011 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Agudelo and Bunbury are darn good players, but their celebration game still sits far behind that of Jozy and Charlie

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | January 22, 2011 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Wynne should never wear a nats kit again.

Posted by: jjfooty | January 22, 2011 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Wynne should never wear a nats kit again.
__________________________________________

At first blush this sounded like a fashion statement.

Posted by: universityandpark | January 22, 2011 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Final
1-1

espn3 hates US Soccer graphics.

Posted by: sitruc | January 23, 2011 12:06 AM | Report abuse

I'm fine with how tonight went. It did exactly what it was supposed to do.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | January 23, 2011 12:06 AM | Report abuse

hmm - a dilemma for the upcoming season. Root for Red Bulls to do poorly, but yet see Agudelo continue to develop

Posted by: emanon13 | January 23, 2011 12:09 AM | Report abuse

Eh, not bad (just saw the 2nd half). A few promising individual performances, a lot of disjointed play (especially in back). I'm looking forward to seeing more of Agudelo.

Posted by: danboleo | January 23, 2011 12:10 AM | Report abuse

I thought Dax played like a seasoned professional with the youngsters. I'm psyched to see him in a United kit.

Posted by: DrBeaker | January 23, 2011 12:10 AM | Report abuse

in fashion sense he cuts a nice form in the kit, but as a player he does not have the lags for it.

Posted by: jjfooty | January 23, 2011 12:10 AM | Report abuse

Man, Agudelo and Bunbury aren't just hype. They are really something.

Mix is an x-factor sub, extremely talented, but has selfish tendencies. Shea looked quite good at times, but is clearly not a wing forward, it doesn't suit him (defense is sounding more plausible). I wish Wynne had a mind for positioning, but sadly, no.

Aw well. Very exciting second half.

Posted by: UnitedDemon1 | January 23, 2011 12:12 AM | Report abuse

Winners: Agudelo, Bunbury, Loyd, McCarty

Losers: Wynne, Wondolowski, Shea, Wynne.

Push: Mixx, Larentowicz, Franklin

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | January 23, 2011 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Dax McCarty should help DCU immediately based on what he showed tonight - combined well and displayed a bit of skill/touch. Plus he must of run a 1/2 marathon tonight.

Teal Bunbury has potential at this leveland was dangerous as soon as he stepped on the pitch.

But we looked horrible in the back as usual & why are Shea, Wynne & Z. Loyd in the mix?? All were horrible...

Two words Perry Kitchen... he is a part of the future so give him three years of experience with these type matches!

Final Univ. of Akron 1 vs Chile 1

Go Zips!

Posted by: Zipfutbol | January 23, 2011 12:21 AM | Report abuse

Couldn't catch the game. How did Ream look?

I did manage to catch about 35 minutes or so of the Fulham match - including both of Dempsey's goals. I really couldn't rave enough about his performance even if I tried. Very refreshing.

Posted by: BooThisMan | January 23, 2011 12:55 AM | Report abuse

I'm getting more than a little nauseous from all of the Akron-fellating.

They've got a good program, but so does half the ACC, UCLA, UCSB, and several other schools.

I'd love to see them play Maryland, UCLA, UCSB, or even Duke in a match that meant something.

Last spring Maryland swept the floor with them 3-1 in an exhibition.

Posted by: alecw81 | January 23, 2011 2:12 AM | Report abuse

It was a decent match in which the score meant way less than what was learned about the players. We need to keep things in perspective and judge the efforts for what they were - a bunch of young guys with lots of upside, short on experience, taking their shot. Some guys stepped up and did the business, others showed that they have some more work to do and a few revealed that maybe wearing the Nats shirt is not for them (though, ala Buddle they could be late bloomers - we just never know).

Either way, for me , this match did it's job - gave both coaches an idea what's out there for them (now and later) while giving the fans something to watch, cheer for and enjoy.

Easy on the kids - there time will come, some (Agudelo, Teal and Dax) possibly sooner than others.

From a DC front - damn, Dax - welcome to the black-and-red son. I likey!!

VAMOS UNITED!!!

Posted by: Kosh2 | January 23, 2011 3:35 AM | Report abuse

Dempsey Goals: http://theoriginalwinger.com/2011-01-22-clint-dempseys-double-against-stoke-city

The touch to control and turn when he earns the penalty is incredibly good.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | January 23, 2011 8:17 AM | Report abuse

I was amazed at Loyd on his debut nonetheless. Where's he been? He was excellent imho. He just solved the Nats left back problem.

I loved what I saw of Dax. He'll be an important part of DCs push to the playoffs this year and winning the Championship next year :)

Shea also impressed, his speed and touch for a big man were unusual and made him dangerous.

I thought Franklin a waste of space. Wondo who? Wynne was awful (always has been).

Winners Agudelo, Bunbery, Loyd, Shea, McCarty

Losers: Franklin, Wynne, Wondolowski

Push: Lawrentowicz(?), Ream, Bedoya, Deskerud

Posted by: RRP1 | January 23, 2011 8:40 AM | Report abuse

I'm glad to see that DC has a player, in Dax, who can blister the ball on frame from 30 yards out.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | January 23, 2011 9:04 AM | Report abuse

Really wanted to go to the Cinema and Draft house for the viewing party, but a barfy kid kept me home. Wife said she was ok with me abandoning them after working all day, but I know better than that...
Very happy Dax didn't get hurt last night. Does he come back to join DCU in training now?

Posted by: DadRyan | January 23, 2011 9:30 AM | Report abuse

I'm glad to see that DC has a player, in Dax, who can blister the ball on frame from 30 yards out.

Posted by: I-270Exit1

Youtube Kitchens goal against Michigan in the NCAA's. We now have 2 that can shoot from distance . . . which is good as we still don't have a top level striker

Posted by: delantero | January 23, 2011 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Kitchen's goal against Mich - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9ujU9XcnFE

He reminds me of Bobby Boswell but with a cannon.

Posted by: dsheon1 | January 23, 2011 12:06 PM | Report abuse

@JacobfromAtlanta-ish

I don't know if I would call Lloyd a winner. He hustles and played his a$$ off, but he does not look comfortable with the ball on his left foot. Also I think it is fitting you listed Wynne twice. I didn't think very highly of Mixx or Franklin either.

Why is Bradley determined not to start Bunbury and Agudelo during these types of matches? I think (just speculating) that he is determined to start only one forward because he is so conservative.

Posted by: no_recess | January 23, 2011 12:57 PM | Report abuse

I'm getting more than a little nauseous from all of the Akron-fellating.
I'd love to see them play Maryland, UCLA, UCSB, or even Duke in a match that meant something.
Posted by: alecw81 | January 23, 2011 2:12 AM

I agree it would have been good to see Akron play MD, Duke or UCLA in the NCAA tourney... but alas
MD choked against Michigan a team Akron beat 7-1 in the regular season - UCLA gave up 5 goals to Louisville & lost; and Duke?! really? Duke who barely beat Coastal Carolina & lost to South Carolina. UCSB has a arguably the best campus in the country, fantastic soccer fans but I would hardly categorize them w/ACC clubs..

Maryland did handle Akron in the spring game - when a 3rd of the team was training w/MLS clubs or U-20 USMNT. Last I checked they dont hand out Trophy's for exhibitions in the Spring...

Did you pick up your Perry Kitchen DCU jersey young alecw81 oh and by the way do you think The Nationals will win the Spring Grapefruit League World Series this year!!!

Posted by: Zipfutbol | January 24, 2011 12:24 AM | Report abuse

Only children use the argument of "team x beat team y, and team y beat team z, so team x would smoke team z"

Posted by: alecw81 | January 24, 2011 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Only children use the argument of "team x beat team y, and team y beat team z, so team x would smoke team z"

Posted by: alecw81 | January 24, 2011 7:31 PM | Report abuse

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