Saturday, January 19, 2008

US Take Down Sweden

The United States won their first game of 2008, 2-0 against Sweden. Neither team was at full strength, as this is not an official FIFA date, meaning neither of the team's high profile players playing in the big 4 leagues were available for this match.

Wizards defender, and captain, Jimmy Conrad started in central defense for the US, along with Eddie Robinson. Both had a strong first half, not allowing Sweden too many opportunities to get in on goal. Robinson, in his first cap, also picked up the games first goal in the 15th minute off of a Brad Davis corner.

Conrad came off at the half, making way for Clarence Goodson. The second US goal, camp from the penalty spot, as Jozy Altidore was brought down in the box, allowing Landon Donovan to step up and score his US record 35th international goal.

The USA's next match is February 6th against Mexico, in Houston.

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