Thursday, October 15, 2009

US Men's National Team: High Drama at RFK

With the US Men's National Team already assured of a World Cup 2010 berth, yesterday's match against Costa Rica didn't really mean all that much. Or did it? With what happened to USA forward Charlie Davis, in the early morning hours of October 13th, fresh on their minds, emotions were running high. Team USA quickly went down 2-0, then rallied in the second half to even the game at 2 all. The dramatic equalizer was scored in the 5th minute of added time, by Chivas USA defender Jonathan Bornstein, and preserved Team USA's record of not losing at home during the WC 2010 Qualifiers. It also doomed Costa Rica to a playoff series with South American power Uruguay for one of the final WC spots (yeah, good luck CR). The winner here was Honduras, who defeated El Salvador but seemed to be headed for that playoff series, until Bornstein's equalizer. I'm betting we'll soon see a bronze statue of Mr. Bornstein down in Tegucigalpa. As a matter of fact, the President of Honduras has already invited Bornstein down there for an All Expenses Paid vacation (I kid you not).

More photos: Andy Mead/YCJ
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