Monday, September 10, 2007
Brazil 4, USA 2
The US MNT lost to Brazil today 4-2. It was a good game to watch and I think you need to be impressed with the character of the US team to come back from a 2-1 deficit against the number 1 team in the world. However, I don't think you walk away from this game pleased. We gave up a cheap set play goal by having no one marking the back side, we gave away a stupid penalty kick, and we scored an own goal.
I'm glad Bob Bradley said it after the game as well. No matter how "even" we played with Brazil for periods of that game (and there were periods where we were taking it to them), 4 goals against, with 3 of them being cheap is not something to be pleased with.
Bob Bradley: "We don’t leave today pleased about the result. We’re playing in the U.S, the game is 2-2 and we had a little bit of momentum, so at that point you feel like that game could be ours, or that game could end 2-2. There are things that we can improve on, but we feel that little by little we are making these improvements."
I think Michael Bradley was my US Man of the Match up until he pulled a man down in the box. I thought he had a pretty strong game in the central midfield overall.