Monday, June 23, 2014

Keeping Up With The Jones - USA At 2014 World Cup

For all the gushing about Spain's Team and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, it has added up to a big puff of hot air. The USA defeated Ghana and only a last minute (plus five minutes) lapse of sanity cost them a draw against Portugal.
Must of it was down to this man -  Jermaine Jones
The fact that 5 of the USA's squad are born and developed in German professional soccer, makes the American's last opening round match versus Germany all the more intense. Its not a "do or die" game, but nearly.
jones' heroics gave the USA a 2-1 lead until the 95th minute of added time where Ronaldo's cross was headed in for the tying goal.
Amazingly, the American players from this squad not only appear in Topps MLS soccer set, but also in card sets in Mexico, England, Germany, France, Turkey, Norway and Holland.
Next:  USA vs. Germany (ESPN) Thursday.

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