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USA- Denmark Live Blog

  • Bruce Arena and Eric Wynalda in the same booth? This should be a real doosie……
  • I didn’t understand ESPN 2′s profile on Jimmy Conrad. It was totally incomplete. Okay it was a teaser but didn’t appear that way.
  • Rob Stone calling these games make them seem like the inconsiquental friendlies that they are.
  • The choice of Jimmy Conrad as captain is a statement by Bob Bradley. He is not just going to anoit the best player as captain.
  • I like seeing Ricardo Clark and Jon Bornstein getting the start. Bradley wants to see what they have.
  • Oh great, Alan Hopkins returns. ESPN just never learns do they?
  • Eddie Johnson starts. What exactly has he done in the last 12 months to earn a start with the National Team?
  • Donovan takes on two guys! Whoa what a difference a meaningless friendly makes for his confidence.
  • Donovan draws a foul and a free kick with the ball at his feet! Must be the home cooking, because he never does this outside LA.
  • Nate Jaqua gets in the air and had a Brian McBride look to him!
  • Bornstein’s development will be critical as we have to stop using midfielders in the left back position. Eddie Lewis, John O’Brien and Bobby Convey do not belong on the back line
  • We are getting beaten all over the pitch. We can’t seem to keep possession or string together multiple good passes in a row.
  • Denmark looks to be organized and have a lot of quality on the pitch thus far in minute 19.
  • Donovan and Eddie Johnson are looking dangerous together.
  • Albright is looking good coming forward but he better be careful not to get beat deep.
  • Wyanlda is already down on Donovan! We’ve only played 32 minutes.
  • I am surprised considering the superior quality Denmark had that it took 36 minutes for them to get a shot on goal. Of course they made it count and we are now down 1-0.
  • Ricardo Clark does well and draws a pk!
  • Donovan took a lot of time over that PK and struck it poorly but luckily the keeper botched up what should have been a routine save. 1-1.
  • Alexi Lalas is so smug and totally unqualified to run a professional sports franchise.
  • Donovan and Johnson both are looking winded and totally useless. Maybe Bradley should let some of the kids step in and get some experience and sit both of them!
  • Cooper and Namoff coming on.
  • Wow. Denmark just misses on a great chance.
  • Heath Pearce comes on for Chris Rolfe. Pearce knows this Danish team better than any other US player, as he plays his club football in Denmark.
  • Kenny Cooper gets behind the defensive line and finishes nicely. 3-1.
  • Kyle Beckerman had a nice opportunity that he sailed over the goal.
  • Good win for the USA 3-1. Not much you can take from this game other than that it was a win. Feb 7th in Glendale against Mexico will tell us more, as will the back to back friendlies during the FIFA sanctioned week in late March.

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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51 Responses to USA- Denmark Live Blog

  1. Sams Army says:

    Like to see Rolfe and Jaqua getting the start. We are fielding a good team out there today!

  2. Kartik says:

    Yeah I like Boswell. Scored against Chelsea, and he is a local kid who went to FIU. Local for me at least.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sams Army you are a moron! This is not a good team!

  4. DC United Fan says:

    I agree about Boswell.

  5. Kartik says:

    Hey I am glad so many of you found us considering I didn’t advertise a live blog, but I had said we wanted to do one for every USA game.

  6. Harvey says:

    Denmark is far superior to us thus far.

  7. Harvey says:

    Donovan with a horrible cross. Maybe the home cooking wore off, Kartik.

  8. Harvey says:

    Reis cannot play in a major tournament or a friendly when the big leagues are off.

  9. Sams Army says:

    Arena is a great commentator. He knows this team and makes some astute observations.

  10. Harvey says:

    Bornstein has to keep that low!

  11. Kartik says:


  12. Harvey says:

    Wynalda just called him out.

  13. Sams Army says:

    You guys need to stop piling on Donovan. Everybody has such a double standard for him as compared to everyone else.

  14. Harvey says:

    Sams, you have no clue do you? Donovan is a LOSER who has failed everytime he has been tested.

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  16. Harvey says:

    Our new captain has been schooled!

  17. DC United Fan says:

    Boswell didn’t close the winger down!

  18. Harvey says:

    Arena is making an excellent point about Denmark’s quality crosses compared to ours.

  19. Harvey says:

    Bornstein looks lost

  20. Kartik says:

    Bornstein is lost.

  21. Harvey says:

    Clark should take the PK!

  22. Kartik says:

    We get a PK! Well drawn by Ricardo Clark!

  23. Kartik says:

    Well he sort of hit it.

  24. Sams Army says:

    He comes through! Way to go Landy!

  25. Harvey says:

    Do you listen to Sirius? They call him Landy cakes, Nick and Steve do!

  26. Harvey says:

    Alan Hopkins is interviewing Lalas.

  27. Rafael says:

    I almost went to the game today but choose to stay home and watch. Didn’t know you were going to do a live blogging.

  28. Harvey says:

    Donovan has been horse shit other than making a badly taken pk.

  29. Harvey says:

    Rolfe is pushing up. Jaqua out of the lineup. Mapp comes in. All these mediocre MLS players better not be the base of our national team into the future.

  30. Rafael says:

    The Danes know how soft and tempermental Donovan is! They are baiting him big time……

  31. Rafael says:

    The Danes know how soft and tempermental Donovan is! They are baiting him big time……

  32. Harvey says:


  33. Rafael says:

    good goal

  34. Rafael says:

    Looking forwad to seeing Kenny Cooper. He played for Man U and could be the top American striker of the future.

  35. Harvey says:

    Rolfe looks outstanding in the 2nd half.

  36. Kartik says:

    Albright and Johnson coming off.

  37. Rafael says:

    dodged a bullet there!

  38. Rafael says:

    Look at Cooper! What ball control and strength!

  39. Sams Army says:

    This MLS only club is beating a European team! For you eurosnobs on this site, this is a lesson and a statement.

  40. Harvey says:

    Sams, you are so full of s#$%!

    do you have any idea how many danish players are playing today in other european leagues that did not make the trip? you are such a close minded idiot.

    what the hell do you watch and read? talking points from garber and mls office every day?

  41. Rafael says:

    agh! bad shot by clark after some nifty work!

  42. Rafael says:

    Cooper with the great run and he finishes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Kartik says:

    Well that’s what we wanted to see from Cooper.

  44. Harvey says:

    Bradley is looking like he maybe the coach full time!

  45. Sams Army says:

    Bradley better be named the full coach after this performance! Look at what you can accomplish with MLS players. The selfish, club oriented players in Europe have ruined our national team.

  46. Rafael says:

    Cooper has so much energy.

  47. Rafael says:

    It’s over!

  48. Sams Army says:

    Bradley deserves the job. Gulati better give it to him rather than wasting his time searching a eurosnob database.

  49. Kartik says:

    Thanks everyone for participating and we will do it again Feb 7th!

  50. Anonymous says:

    I think we’d beat Ghana if we played them now.

    just joking!

  51. USA2010 says:

    Interesting that even Arena called Donovan out – scoring penalty kicks in meaningless friendlies is not the measure of a world class player.

    Bradley’s starting formation was a disaster. Donovan needs a set position – forward. Please don’t be confused by him wearing #10 – he’s not!

    Denmark had something like 16 players who have never been capped and most play in Denmark. So let’s say that an MLS All-Atar team can beat a Danish League All-Star team.

    New coach and still no Freddy Adu.

    Kenny Copper is a BEAST!

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