Ricardo Clark!!! Thank you for making sure the game ended with a deserved US victory!! My goodness, those Venezuelans are pretty good at wrestling. Perhaps they will be a little more interested in playing soccer next time.
Overall, I think the defense looked fairly solid. But they were hardly tested. Parkhurst and Cameron did well enough to get some more looks. Feilhaber had some really nice passes, especially in the first half. However, I think he got gassed towards the end. But who could blame him? He was tossed to the ground enough times by the Venezuelan pro wrestler team that he needed someone to tag for assistance. Wondo was channeling a bit of Dempsey's right spot at the right time skills. Shea really wasn't effective out there, and that's what 2 or 3 games in a row he hasn't looked great in a US shirt? He has shown a lot a bit of quality in some previous matches, so he won't be written off yet.
The man of the match probably has to go to the "worst German import of all time", Jermaine Jones. The guy was everywhere asking for the ball, could have scored twice if it weren't for the brillance of the GK (who was a complete muppet in stoppage time for invoking the dreaded art of fake injury time wasting). Alhtough, he may have been yellow carded twice if the ref was interested in calling any fouls last night. But i think we needed a little bit of that "edge" out there last night.
"Sometimes things go wrong, even when you're doing your best. That just shows that none of us are perfect. So I keep trying with all of my heart, and if that's not good enough, I'm not going to hang my head." - Luis Tiant