Saturday, November 14, 2009

WCQ - 2nd to Last Day

Alright folks, fasten your seat belts because here we go...

Before we get started, a quick shout out the USD Men's Soccer Team for winning the WCC. Hell of an accomplishment.

WELCOME TO THE PARTY NEW ZEALAND! Fallon notched a header off a corner right before half, and Paston saved a second half penalty to send his team through to the World Cup.

Qualifying is under way in Africa. Kenya is tied with Nigeria 1-1, and Mozambique is deadlocked with Tunisia 0-0. If the results stand as is, Tunisia punches their ticket to El Mundial and Nigeria is left to watch at home again. Can the Nigerians come up with a late winner to make it through? The first match in Group C is at half with Rwanda and Zambia tied at 0. However, this game doesn't matter. Everyone's looking to Egypt Algeria later today, as group favorite Egypt is sitting on the brink of elimination and will need at least a 2-0 victory to give themselves a shot at the group lead.

Finally, looking ahead to the US friendly against Slovakia, this is one of 3 international games left for the Yanks, and Bob Bradley's going to need to figure out what this team is going to look like in June now that Davies is out and Onyewu won't be back until right before the tournament. "Mandon" will also be out of today's match up as he led the Galaxy to the MLS Cup Final last night. Look for Dempsey to play a bigger role, and hopefully the surprising Cunningham will come back to make an impact up top.

Look for updates throughout the day.

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