United States Men’s National Team Celebrates Centennial with Big Performance

By Phil Naegely
Kirby Lee – USA TODAY Sports

Four days after being embarrassed against a strong Belgium side, the United States Men’s National Team came out strong against Germany. The Germans were coming off of a strong showing themselves in a 4-2 win against Ecuador. Today the United States showed their full potential on both the defensive and offensive side of the ball on the 100th anniversary of their existence. Especially with how the US Men’s National Team did against Belgium, most people were expecting Germany to steamroll the United States. However, the opposite happened. The United States took an early 2-0 lead, and eventually won 4-3 over Germany.

The 2014 World Cup Qualifying resumes for the United States on Friday, and this game played out exactly how the USA needed it to. They seriously fixed some issues from the Belgium game, and those corrections allowed them to dominate most of the play in the game, especially in the first half. Yes, the game was only a friendly, but Germany is a strong team, and the United States can build upon this victory next week.

America travels for a difficult game against Jamaica next Friday, and they will need to continue the momentum from Sunday’s friendly against Germany. The offense was clicking, the defense was communicating effectively, and the midfield was successfully possessing the ball and moving it up the field. If USA can repeat their performance from Sunday, look for them to start the next round of hex play on the right page.

Phil Naegely is a Soccer writer for RantSports.com. Like him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter @pnaegelyRS and add him to your circles on Google.

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