Which pretty much covers the topics in this week’s column.
One omission from the list of locals called in to upcoming U-20 camps: Chivas USA’s Glendale-born forward Julio Morales was called into Mexico’s U-20 camp Monday (the information arrived from the club too late for inclusion in the column).
The 1-0 scoreline did not adequately reflect the dominance of the Mexican visitors who were clearly superior to a Sounders team struggling with an insipid start to the season.
If the Galaxy are looking for crumbs of comfort they can point to a poor recent away record in Liga MX play for the visitors and their own firepower that has sizzled to start the season as I pointed out in this week’s column.
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann doesn’t sound fazed by the criticism he and his team faced last week ahead of the Costa Rica game and now it’s his Mexican counterpart on the hot seat after blowing a two-goal lead against Honduras.
Where are you going to watch this one — and with who?
I definitely told a guy that I had plans tonight and I was too busy to go out with him.And by plans I mean #USAvMEX.#SorryImNotSorry.
Back home, below are the farcical scenes that greeted Costa Rica in Denver, where it was the Americans that scored the lucky and deciding goal Friday of the World Cup qualifier, as our sister newspaper, The Denver Post, reports. Watch: