RECAP: RANGERS 2 - 1 ST MIRREN
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Sunday, November 8, 2009
Rangers kept pace with eternal rival Celtic, as forward Kris Boyd led the way at Ibrox Stadium.

DaMarcus Beasley saw his first meaningful league action of the season when he came in at left midfield for the ailing Steven Whitaker at halftime.

In a game that Rangers had to win, Kris Boyd put them on the board right away with a goal in the first minute. Nacho Novo gathered a rebound from a John Fleck shot and laid the ball off to Boyd in the six yard box and the forward buried the ball into the net for an easy goal.

Rangers failed to extend their lead, and in fact, were fortunate to still hold a 1-0 lead at halftime after St Mirren squandered a few solid opportunities at the end of the first half.

Rangers made it 2-0 in the 57th minute when Beasley played the ball to Novo, who then set up Boyd for yet another easy tap in goal inside the six.

Stephen O'Donnell scored a late goal for the visitors in the 88th minute, when he was left unmarked in the box, but the goal did nothing but prevent a shutout for Rangers.

Beasley and Rangers will have two weeks to rest their wounded men as they take on Kilmarnock on November 21st at home.
Charles
Friday November 27, 2009 6:47 pm
I would be a mistake if Coach Bradley left DMB off the roster. The bad play against Brazil should not take away the fact that the USA could use his speed and defense on the left side. He could to used as a sub.

Charles
ScotinAmerica
Monday November 9, 2009 9:38 am
I'll admit he is not getting enough playing time just now.
However if things change and he does get some starts, it would be foolish to eliminate a 27 year old with over 80 national appearances.
If nothing else he can lend his experience as a veteran of 2 previous World Cups. Regardless of form he is one of the most venerated players playing in the US game today.
Look for a move from Rangers and consistent playing time in late winter early spring, and then he will be an asset.
They have up 30 days before the tournament to submit their 35 man squad, and Beasley will be in it.
Sean
Monday November 9, 2009 12:38 am
Except for one play (Dempsey's goal) at the last World Cup, Beasley is not a WC class player. He does not have the foot skills necessary and has only been a drag on the team.
Ian Bumbles
Sunday November 8, 2009 11:21 pm
I think any coach would be dumb to omit an IN FORM Beasley from the US MNT, but he clearly isn't in form now and I don't see him progressing enough before the World Cup. Unless there's some serious injuries or he makes some ridiculously big plays to re-establish himself as a starter in Glasgow, I wouldn't count on him going to South Africa.
starspangledcannon
Sunday November 8, 2009 9:32 pm
unfortunately for DmB, he doesn't have a role anymore. He used to play on the left and it was his bad form that allowed Landon to make the LM role his. Now that there's no way for Landon to lose that place (knock on wood), Beasley's only role left could be up top which would be interesting, but I don't think he has either the touch or the pace anymore to fill the second striker role. I think he'll end up watching the WC from home on the tele.
joe4usa
Sunday November 8, 2009 5:07 pm
won't happen! He doesn't get enough playing time to show and Bradley will look at others in upcoming friendlies
lawless
Sunday November 8, 2009 2:01 pm
i really hope beasley can get his form back and make the 23 to south africa ,
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