With arch rivals Mexico stumbling to another World Cup qualifying draw Tuesday night, the U.S. took command of the Hexagonal with its best performance of the year so far defeating Panama 2-0 before an energized Seattle crowd that may just have been the best ever to cheer on the Americans.
It was a feel-good night all around for the U.S. with Sounder Eddie Johnson sealing his return to national team glory before what is now his home crowd, Jozy Altidore still clicking with yet another goal and a midfield that controlled the game from start to finish.
And if Seattle ever gets a grass field, it should immediately become the favored U.S. home field don’t you think? Who wouldn’t like to turn the daunting Azteca tables on El Tri?
In other soccer news:
- Galaxy striker Robbie Keane and Ireland lost 2-0 to Spain.
- Chvas USA are in North Carolina playing in the U.S. Open Cup tonight.
- MLS and its players have teamed up for an anti-discrimination campaign.