Friday, March 25, 2011

International Friendly Previews: USA vs. Argentina

The last time Bob Bradley's national team met Argentina in New Jersey (June 2008), it took a night of breathless, outstanding goalkeeping from Tim Howard to keep the Americans from being routed. Howard was just establishing himself as the nation's solid No. 1 keeper back then. So that part has changed, of course; his is the first name Bradley scribbles on the lineup card nowadays. But not much has changed around Argentina's flashy attack and the incomparable Lionel Messi. So Saturday's high-profile contest at the New Meadowlands Stadium represents the stiffest U.S. test since a 2-0 loss to Brazil at the same facility seven months ago.

Who should the USMNT start vs. Argentina?

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"Double Deutsche'' fitting in well for U.S.

USA TV: ESPN2 at 7pm EDT


Dakota said...

A 1-1 tie isn't too bad, as Argentina had several close opportunities. Good luck in the next round of games!

The Editor said...

It's a fantastic result for the U.S.