BRIAN SCIARETTA - Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The United States national team played to a dull scoreless draw against Canada to open their busy 2013 schedule.

U.S national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann started an entirely MLS based lineup to start but the team looked out of synch from the opening whistle. Despite having played the past three weeks together, there was no chemistry or teamwork present.

In the game's opening minutes, US goalkeeper Shawn Johnson made an outstanding point blank save on Canada's Dwayne DeRosario.

The US team controlled most of the possession in the first half but were severely lacking in the final third. In the 19th minute, Chris Wondolowski took a pass from Brad Davis and forced Canadian keeper Simon Thomas to make a save.

In the second half, Klinsmann made several changes including brining on Modle's Joshua Gatt for his second cap. The speedy winger was able stretch the Canadian defense and brought emotion to a game that desperately needed some.

In the 66th minute, the US had another decent chance to score when Benny Feilhaber sent a dangerous free kick into the box but Omar Gonzalez's header sailed just over the bar.

The US outshot Canada 11-2 with a 4-1 advantage in shots on goal. The US also had a 5-1 edge in corner kicks.

The US team will now prepare for the start of the final round of World Cup qualifying which begins next week with a difficult visit to Honduras.
Friday February 1, 2013 12:51 pm
@ Dr. Phil Haha very funny, now quick name just one midfielder on the entire USMNT squad that has the ability to make the great passes necessary to actually score goals against top international competition. Answer to that is no one. Sad but true we really don't have a true number 10 for this team. Oh and lets give Maurice Edu a lot negative vibes for going to the same Turkish division that Freddy did well with. Our current MLS hacks are simply not good enough to compete at the WC level. Maybe Shea or Gatt have the potential to be great wingers, but still need a playmaker! I do think Zusi or Bradley are getting there.
Thursday January 31, 2013 7:56 pm
I was disappointed Adu didn't play. But as I understand the situation, he's sorting out his club situation and it looks like he's headed to Blutarski Sacbag of the Polish Third Division. This move coupled with his offseason training program at the JaMarcus Russell Speed and Agility Center in Louisiana should bring him back into the national team fold.
Thursday January 31, 2013 9:45 am
Yeah, Feilhabe was the only one that looked like anything last night. I always like him. I guess he just never fully recovered from the injury he had a few years ago??
Thursday January 31, 2013 8:31 am
really?....adu? c'mon man
Wednesday January 30, 2013 3:45 pm
Really lackluster performance last night. If you gave Freddy Adu the same amount of time on the field that Wondolowski/Beckerman get, all you would have to show for it is a few more assists and a few more goals. Pathetic. Feilhaber looked good at times. This is our warm up for WC qualifying??!! Let's bring in the cavalry quick. We didnt get a chance at the Conferations Cup, then lost a chance at the Olympics. The only thing worse is not getting to Brazil........Help!!

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