Not much to say that hasn't been said. US Men's National Team coach Juergen Klinsmann took an
experimental side to Estadio Azteca to face Mexico and won 1-0. And let me tell you, up until it
actually happened there is no way on this or any of the multiple levels of reality that I even
conceived I would be typing that sentence.
Better get to know this guy. That is Jose Mendoza, Honduras U-23 goalkeeper and absolute stud.
Mendoza stopped everything Mexico shot at him for the first 115 minutes of the Olympic Qualifying
Tournament final, except one laser beam by Marco Fabian that no one could have stopped. Honduras
played the entire extra time period ten against eleven following the ejection of Luis Garrido for a
Yes, I know there was Sunday slack on that TV Top 5 list I owe. I just never quite woke up from
being up 'til 5-something for the USMNT game. Or maybe it was the USMNT game. Regardless, that
drops tomorrow, scout's honor...You've seen Hassli's brilliance, now check out Shea's drive and
Zusi's shark with a frikken laser beam on its head in this week's MLS Goal of the Week nominees.
So Brenton got in touch with me yesterday, to see if, since I was going to be watching the match
on Arsenal Player, I could come out of retirement to write a match review. So . . . guess who's
back? Back again....
Having given myself that over the top introduction, this match report is sure to be pretty
anticlimactic, I'm afraid.
If there were an award for the God of all Laser Beams or the Number.1 on a list
of things to do to annoy Iker Casillas, shining this laser beam from the stands
would be it! Apparently, fans of Zamaleq in Egypt thought it'd be useful to distract their
opposition players with this elaborate 'light show' during Tuesday's Egyptian Cup match.