Jonathan Bornstein looked surprisingly good at left back and Conrad and Bocanegra were pretty good as well. Our offense sucked in the first half as Mastroeni and Clark did nothing and Chris Rolfe was beyond miserable. Donovan played better in the second half including scoring the second goal in extra time after setting up Conrad's goal earlier.
Given that we didn't have all our best players and Mexico had pretty much their A team, it was good to see. The real issue in the coming months will be figuring out our best midfield and attack set up. The retirement of Brian McBride leaves a pretty big hole up front. It would be nice if Eddie Johnson or DaMarcus Beasley finds their form, but until then we'll have to cycle through various MLS options until hopefully we find a good pairing. We had a lot of problems connecting passes in central midfield, I'd like to see some other guys get a shot since Mastroeni and Ricardo Clark did not impress.
Wynalda had some pretty colorful commentary throughout the game...he handed down some pretty brutal evaluations of players ("Rolfe needs to get off the field") and it was fun to see him and Arena rag on the Mexicans most of the game. Anyone else catch the game?
Edited by URISoxFan, 08 February 2007 - 08:36 AM.