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USA-Switzerland 2nd Half Live Blog


FULL TIME: USA 1 SWITZERLAND 0 . MY MAN OF THE MATCH: MAURICE EDU

+ 2 Adu’s free kick right on the frame but saved by the Swiss keeper.

+ 1 Freddy Adu taken down right outside the box! He’s playing out of his mind!

Stoppage Time 2 minutes: Robbie Findley gets his first cap replacing Clint Dempsey.

90th Minute: FREDDY FREDDY chant coming from the Swiss crowd!

89th Minute: Freddy Adu again behind the Swiss defense, he goes down in the box but the ref says play on

88th Minute: Freddy Adu behind the Defense, oh he just missed it, with the keeper closing him down.

87th Minute: Save for Guzan.

86th minute: GOAL!!!!! I EAT MY WORDS GOAL FOR BRADLEY WITH SZETELA SETTING IT UP AFTER EDU CREATED THE OPPORTUNITY. THE KIDS ARE PRETTY DARN GOOD!

85th Minute: Swiss attack, save by Guzan. With his last sub I’d get Dempsey off.

84th Minute: Szetela for Lewis. I do not like this substitution. Adu with the free kick…..HAND BALL! No, they didn’t call it. Oh geez.

83rd Minute: It’s well hit but Guzan saves it!

82nd Minute: Oh Oh! Guzan touches the ball outside the box. Free Kick for the Swiss in a very dangerous area.

80th Minute: Adu holds his own and draws an attacking throw in. Foul called on Eddie Lewis for a forearm on the defender.

79th Minute: This game is in Basel, yet you can hear chants of Freddy!

78th Minute: Freddy with a great flick on to create a scoring chance but it is cleared by the Swiss.

77th Minute: Freddy Adu about to come on. He’ll replace Twellman.

76th Minute: Guzan with two saves on that sequence.

75th Minute: Foul on Lewis outside the box. Free Kick for Switzerland.

74th Minute: The Swiss are pushing forward in numbers and draw another corner.

72nd Minute: Barnetta for Switzerland with a good chance in the box, and he goes down but it was a fair challenge by Califf.

70th Minute: Twellman fails to run on to a good ball from Lewis. Switzerland comes back with a great counter attack but Guzan is true again.

69th Minute: A great shot but well held by Guzan.

68th Minute: Foul on Califf in a dangerous area. A big chance for Switzerland.

67th Minute: Eddie Lewis swings a free kick into the box and it is cleared.

66th Minute:
Wow, the Swiss should have had a better shot there. The Swiss attacker slipped and got off a bad shot in the box.

65th Minute: Edu continuing to impress.

63rd Minute: Still a stalemate.

60th Minute: Switzerland knocking the ball around but with little intent.

55th Minute: A foul on Eddie Lewis. Another questionable call.

54th Minute: Chance for Switzerland but cleared out for a corner.

53rd Minute: A horrible call on Edu, and a yellow is issued.

52nd Minute: The US really pilling on the chances here.

Even at his advanced age, Eddie Lewis is the best crosser the US has, hands down.

50th Minute: The US holding some nice possession and Eddie Lewis has drawn a corner. Great cross from Lewis off the corner to Califf but he can’t finish it.

47th Minute:
Good ball from Feilhaber, but Dempsey’s lay off for Twellman is inaccurate.

46th Minute: US Changes, Guzan and Califf on. So a goalie change for the US. Onyewu off.

Okay we are back.

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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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4 Responses to USA-Switzerland 2nd Half Live Blog

  1. Rafael says:

    So does this prove the US U-20 team could beat the senior team without the U-20 players? I think it may!

  2. football detective says:

    Good point, Rafael.

    Ironically, I read something that refrenced the Swiss “Young Boys”

    Young Boyz – Edu, Adu, Bradley, and Szelta carried the day for USA.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I agree. Maurice Edu was a revelation today, again making the case that you have to look at everyone in the player pool because you can never tell how some players will react in a big international match based solely on their club form.

  4. eplnfl says:

    All US fans were expecting the younger talent to bring a new era in for US Soccer. I hope this is a sign.

    For me just happy to get a win.

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