Aside from an early blip, Omar Gonzalez repaid the faith U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann had shown him by handing the Galaxy central defender his first World Cup start in the crucial game today against Germany with a solid performance when it was needed most.
It was a showing that gave the U.S. defense much-needed stability even in the narrow loss.
Read more about the performance of the Galaxy star here.
Not much of a surprise, but Jozy Altidore’s absence on the U.S. front line for the game against Germany was made official today by coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
Meanwhile, the U.S. is on its way to meet Germany:
There have been some cool viewing parties locally already in this tournament (This is Hermosa Beach for U.S.-Ghana earlier this week). Where’s the next great one?
Which ones did we miss? Let us know in the comments section.
Meanwhile, following on the success of the turnout for the U.S.-Ghana viewing party in Hermosa Beach, the Galaxy will host a second one for the 9 a.m. Thursday U.S.-Germany group game also at Pier Plaza in the South Bay city.
Finally, the Port of Los Angeles will host a viewing party in Wilmington for the World Cup final July 13.