You may have heard that the U.S. beat the Czech Republic 1-0. It was because of Alejandro Bedoya's goal and Nick Rimando's goalkeeper, as the highlights made so clear.
Other relevant notes from the match:
- Mix Diskerud's hair is still perfect
- Mix Diskerud is turning himself into a more well-rounded player than we have seen before. He will never be a cruncher in the midfield, but he's more defensively responsible and is coming deep to initiate, which, let's be honest, will be his role if he is going to play regularly under Jurgen Klinsmann
- Joe Gyau still doesn't know exactly how to play and make an impact -- see: his final ball -- but this was a match where nobody really knew what to do and he still put pressure on the Czech defense. The talent is clearly there.
- Jozy Altidore's hold up game is so improved that it's crazy to think this is the same guy who just saw the ball bounce off him two years ago.