Sunday, January 20, 2008

U.S.A. 2 - 0 Sweden

The USMNT started off 2008 on a strong note with a convincing 2-0 victory over Sweden. Among the starters for the U.S. were three Houston Dynamo - Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis, and Eddie Robinson. This match marked Robinson's first cap, first start, and, more importantly, in the 15th minute, his first goal with the National team. While Brad Davis did a great job serving as the National team's dead ball expert - including a corner kick which led to Robinson's goal. Landon Donovan scored an insurance goal on a penalty kick taken in the 48th minute.

On the whole, this USMNT looked much better then it did when it lost to Sweden last year, and the frustration they were causing the Swedish team was visable in the looks on the players faces and the number of hard and foolish fouls taken by Sweden. Looks like Bradley has the team on the right course.

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