Just got a call from the folks over in Germany. They are live from the stadium, in the upper deck, over one of the corner flags. The official F.C. Camena flag is in effect. You could hear people chanting “U-S-A! U-S-A!” (which is actually as close to acceptable as it gets in the context of footy) in the background.
Needless to say, we’re pretty excited.
The lineups are up. Mastroeni, Reyna, Beasley and Convey get the start in midfield for the US — meaning no JOB. I like this midfield a lot, especially the part where Mastroeni is out on the field. We need someone to enforce some justice out there and keep Reyna out of the nasty tackles. Landycakes looks like he’ll partner McBride up top. I also feel very good about this. Landycakes needs to be in space, running at people — not trying to be a distributor in the middle of the field. For the Czechs, there’s no Milan Baros. This is a good thing.
Let’s go U-S-A.