Found June 02, 2013 on
The Soccer Desk:
In a friendly honoring 100 years of U.S. soccer, Clint Dempsey and the men’s national team gave a performance befitting the circumstances, and then some. Dempsey, the side’s newly-confirmed captain, netted two excellent goals to help the U.S. top Germany 4-3 in front of a sold-out RFK Stadium Sunday afternoon.
After a poor display against Belgium last Wednesday, the Americans turned in a solid performance despite conceding two goals in the final 15 minutes. In addition to Dempsey’s brace, Jozy Altidore broke his scoreless streak with an early goal and the U.S benefited from an own goal by goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. For the Germans, Max Westermann, Max Kruse and Julian Draxler provided the scoring on the day.
While the U.S. may have answered questions about their struggling front line and lack of midfield creativity, the back line had to endure a nervy finish to the game. Returnee Michael Bradley and Jermaine Jones broke up most of the German attacks in midfield but the center...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Clint Dempsey scored twice in the second half and moved into second place on the U.S. career scoring list, helping the Americans beat a second-string Germany team 4-3 in a friendly Sunday.
Preparing for three World Cup qualifiers in a 12-day span beginning Friday, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann watched the Americans take a 4-1 lead and hang on to beat the team he helped win the 1990...
Clint Dempsey led an impressive attacking display in a friendly at RFK on SundayThe post US Defeats Germany In Front Of Record Crowd In D.C. appeared first on The Soccer Daily.
Clint Dempsey scored twice in a five-minute span of the second half and moved into second place on the U.S. career scoring list, helping the Americans edge a second-string Germany team 4-3 in an exhibition game Sunday.
Preparing for three World Cup qualifiers in a 12-day span beginning Friday, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann watched the Americans take a 4-1 lead and hang on to beat...
U.S Men’s National Team Coach JURGEN KLINSMANN
On the game:
“This was such an entertaining game as your centennial game. This is cool for the players. It’s a special game, playing one of the top teams in the world and adding a sellout here at RFK, and we celebrated that the right way. We saw a lot of good things out there. We saw some not good things at the end with conceding...
They were strange and unusual scenes: the United States men's national team picking apart the three-time world champions Germany in a 4-3 romp.
This startling result came on the back of the USA's embarrassing 4-2 defeat to Belgium on Wednesday, in which they had been resoundingly outplayed.
"I think we saw a lot, a lot of good things on the field," said head...