Video highlights: Galaxy’s Donovan, LA’s Gomez start for U.S. in WCQ opener

U.S. 3 Antigua & Barbuda 1

Apologies for the problem with the previous video.

Here’s the PK Landon Donovan drew for the second U.S. goal:

And here’s the third goal by Herculez Gomez:


“We discussed that prior to the game that it would be difficult to break them down,” said U.S coach Jurgen Klinsmann. “Antigua did a very good job defending and made it very tight. I think we created quite a few chances and we could have scored a few more goals. Those games are tricky. At the end of the day, I think the three points is the starting point that we wanted to have. We know that we have to step it up a lot going into Guatemala, which we will do. Overall, we give a complement to Antigua and a complement to the crowd of over 23,000 coming to the game. It was amazing. Now we’ve got to look toward Tuesday and we’ve got to give Guatemala a real fight.”

Random observations:

*Oguchi Onyewu’s international days are over.

*Could Jose Torres, in his second left back appearance for the U.S., be a solution at the troublesome position.

*Good to see Los Angeles native Herculez Gomez score his fourth career U.S. goal., one of two current or former Galaxy players in the starting lineup.

Amazing support from fans in that torrential rain that forced a slight delay in the game.

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  • Mike Watkins

    The video says it’s private when you click it.

  • Tks, Mike. Fixed.