Final: U.S.-Honduras

U.S. 1 Honduras 3

This one is mercifully over (if you’re a U.S. fan).

Conor Casey shooting wide in second half stoppage time with only the goalkeeper to beat pretty much summed up this poor effort.

A crowd of 18,626 – the largest to see a U.S. friendly at Home Depot Center – witnessed this one and it’s hard to think of an American player who stood out tonight (although Robbie Rogers was pretty active and did hit the post).

In 2002, 13 of the players in the U.S. January camp ended up on that year’s World Cup team and four years later 10 of the campers went to Germany.

Less than a handful who played in this one – perhaps Rogers, Bornstein and Feilhaber – will head to South Africa.

We’ll see if Bob Bradley says anything of note in the post-game press conference.

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  • Studs Up

    Bornstein was the best US player over the 90 minutes. The rest of the starters were crap including your beloved and UPRIGHT Rogers. Dude looks and plays retarded.

    Davis was the best since he came in. With his lethal left foot he should have been in the line up from the start. Bedoya and Goodson deserve more time.

    Conrad will never wear the uniform again. Plain stupid.

  • marsgia

    What a crack of #%&^%#^&%!# this team was!!!

  • Nicole

    I thought Bornstein was the best player out there for the US. And I liked Bedoya when he came in. He provided a spark and acted like he actually wanted to be there. The rest….blah.

  • Joseph D’Hippolito

    Studs Up, agree with you on Davis. He made more of an impact in 29 minutes than most of those who played 90. He should have made the Best 11 last year. Also agree with you on Rogers; he’s not ready for international competition yet.

    Disagree on Conrad. I believe he can be serviceable in a reserve role. Two yellow cards (the second of them questionable) do not ruin a career.

    Most of the team was absolute garbage. Your views on Conrad equate to mine on Marshall; he was horrible on Palacios’ header. Kljestan still appears to be in a funk. The team, as a whole, did not look well prepared.

    That said, Honduras not only looked better prepared but more aggressive and far more confident — and this was w/o their European players. They saw a tentative opponent and pounced. Good on ‘em, as the Irish would say.