of the US men’s team trying to find their stride.
On July 29th in Commerce City Colorado, before a packed crowd of over 19,000,
to watch the 2015 MLS All Stars take on an
English Premier League favorite Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs have been playing some preseason
matches here in the states and were a good match for our MLS band of rag tags. The MLS held
their own in the first half, with many good chances and Kaka making things happen for the MLS.
David Villa was magical with a great corner kick that ended in a PK for the MLS, then taking on a
well struck cross from Kaka, Villa redirected it into the back of the net for a 2 – 0 lead for MLS only 30
minutes into the match. Nick Rimando was the real man of the match this night, I know people
love giving it to offensive style of players, but Rimando stood on his head to use a hockey term.
Three huge saves from Rimando and many more he made look easy, but Rimando kept Harry Kane
and a well-balanced Spurs team out of the net til 37th minute, when Matt Besler fell down and Harry
Kane unleashed a rocket that most keepers won’t have even touched. Second half was mostly Spurs
controlling the field, but MLS gave acouple of runs at goal only to have the 45 minutes fall away with
all defense being the story of that half. Solid showing by the MLS, 22 layers say the pitch for the MLS,
two completely different teams per half of play, was very interesting to watch. Spurs controlled most
the match but couldn’t finish, and the MLS capitalized on their chances. Now Gold Cup, the US squad
needs help. Very inconstant play, the defense looks very confused under pressure, not like the back five
of our US women’s team. The offense just could not finish when needed, we look close to putting it
together, then falls apart. Are we going to press full field or half field, do we support the ball or run all
over the pitch. Just looked confusing the last 2 matches the US men’s team had in the Gold Cup.
TheSoccerInfo believes they will put it together soon, you can see the pieces, and the puzzle will be
solved soon. Come on boys, red, white, n blue blood all the way. Watch some video of the MLS
All Stars win helps US forget about Gold Cup and let’s get ready for World Cup 2018.