On this week’s show, Daryl, Josh, and Taylor met in studio to discuss the United States Men’s National Team’s (USMNT) 1-0 loss to a tough Paraguayan National Team. In front of over 29,000 fans at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee a simultaneously young and experienced US side played well and fought hard, but walked off the pitch with a loss following an 18th minute goal by Paraguay’s Oscar Cardozo. Topics discussed include the formation employed by Bob Bradley, the USMNT attacking duo (Jozy Altidore and Juan Agudelo), and Clint Dempsey setting a new record for “US player getting hacked to the ground”.
We also rant about the “Moment of Silence” Incident at the USA-Argentina game, review the past week’s MLS fantasy action, discuss our Correspondence of the Week (Ochocinco figures for the second straight week), reveal our Game of the Week, and play a little “Six Degrees of David Beckham” (this week featuring an American legend and a Ghanaian goal scorer).
Paraguay 1 – USA 0 Match Highlights: It should be noted that the copious amount of Jonathan Bornstein in the following video would generally preclude it from being included on a normal highlight reel.
A nice “behind-the-scenes” video of Michael Bradley’s eighty-sixth minute rocket that was brilliantly saved by Paraguay’s Just Villar. Incidentally, I now fully believe that 1) Michael Bradley is far and away our best center mid and 2) “Michael Bradley’s Eighty-Sixth Minute Rocket” would be one hell of a band name.
I debated including the video of American fans disrespecting the “Moment of Silence”, but ultimately I suppose it’s important to have a frame of reference. Also important to determine if there’s any way that it was a mildly intoxicated Josh Stankus making any of the noise. And, as Daryl pointed out, if it was any of you out there on the interwebs that shouted during the silence, then go ahead and click “unsubscribe” in iTunes.
A few quick clips of Ochocinco’s performance in a reserve game during his trial with Sporting KC (video courtesy of Kansas City’s local NBC affiliate), followed by extended footage from what appears to be a handheld recorder. Let’s just say his crossing his Bornstein/Bebe-esque. ‘Nuff said?