that was AWESOME!!! and teh Stadium really was ROCKIN'
Woody, you've been a good sport, so i won't rub it in (too much). let me just say i was NOT expecting this. i thought we would win, because the US always has a hard time in Saprissa Stadium, but i thought it'd be much closer and i expected to suffer a lot more.
the early goal was the key... especially since the guy who scored (Saborio) was LONG overdue to score/have a good game with the national team. that set the tone, and kept the crowd in the game the whole time.
again, this was completely unexpected, and i'm pretty sure you'll return the favor when we visit DC later in the year. now i'm rooting for the US to beat the piss out of Honduras on Saturday! USA!! USA!! USA!!!
wtf... I just got home and turned it on and it's 2-0 already.
Dirtstar still sucks.
lol... all 3 goals were great though, the first with Saborio splitting defenders and shooting across the body with the left (he's right-handed, er, footed); the second with the collective game between Ruiz and Sirias, and the nice half-volley from Borges, and the third with just an unbelievable (really, i still don't believe it) play from Herrera.
to be completely honest, it looked as the the US Pfailed in the scouting department. the way they played some of our guys tells me they had no clue who they were, and didn't respect them. they kept the focus on Centeno and Herron, and left guys like Ruiz and Borges with a ton of room to operate.
Originally Posted by pauliec
Are they playing on old school astroturf? The pitch looks like green cement.
it's not literally Astroturf, but it's not a very high-quality surface, either. besides, they've had a ton of concerts and other events in this stadium over the past few years, which has deteriorated the field. the really need to re-surface in the near future, but it probably won't happen for another couple of years until the new National Stadium is completed.