Monday, June 25, 2007

Benny, Benny

Did I know who Benny Feilhaber was before yesterday? No and I follow the U.S. National team pretty closely. This was an absolutely fantastic strike to win the 2007 Meaningless Cup. It was exactly the kind of spontaneously creative goal that the United States team could not produce for years. It was also nice that the tv camera caught the 8 U.S. fans in attendance at Soldier's Field. I’d be pissed off at Hugo Sanchez’s pathetic comments after the game if it wasn’t for our complete dominance of the Mexican national team for the last 7 years. There were quite a few things I didn’t like about this game most notably the weak first half and DaMarcus Beasley’s whiff that should have given us a third goal. I don't expect too much so the Copa America should be fun.


Dan said...

"this video is no longer available" but I agree - it was a beautiful goal and exactly what the US has been incapable of doing for years. on the volley from the 18 to bulge the old onion bag. brilliant!

btw, dewy24, you have goltv do you not? Isn't Ray Hudson fantastic? He's like a better informed Geordie version of Tommy Smyth.

Dewy24 said...

you're absolutely right about ray hudson being fantastic. watched a lot of la liga games just to listen to him. this is announcing at its finest.

Dan said...

that is tremendous. He's a guest on the World Soccer Daily podcast sometimes and I swear when he starts talking about Juan RRRRRRRRRRoman Riquelme he sounds like he's having an orgasm.