Welcome from Land Shark Stadium in Miami. Honduras, a World Cup qualifier from CONCACAF takes on Peru here. Down in Montevideo, Costa Rica fell 2-1 on aggregate in Uruguay for the final spot in South Africa. Earlier today, a US side made up largely of reserves was beaten by a Danish side made up almost completely of reserves 3-1. Leave your comments on all the matches here and I will be back shortly with more thoughts.
Some thoughts on the US game:
Jeff Cunningham’s goal was a piece of class, and Stuart Holden once again showed he rarely if ever runs out of ideas. But otherwise the US attack looked dysfunctional.
The US back four was terrible, particularly Frankie Hejduk, for whom age may finally be a factor. Jonathan Bornstein, whom I complimented just four days ago was poor as well. The central midfield pairing of Benny Feilhaber and Michael Bradley were terrible, and Jozy Altidore was again a big miss.
But the news isn’t all bad for Bornstein his picture is all over this stadium. He is a hero in Honduras, even if unknown at home.