Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bunbury Scores in US Draw

It wasn't an incredibly pretty game, but the United States drew with Chile 1-1 at the Home Depot Center tonight. SKC Wizards forward, Teal Bunbury found the net for the USA on a penalty kick giving the US a 1-1 draw.

Bunbury and teammate, Juan Agudelo started the game on the bench but made a big difference once coming in in the second half. Chris Wondolowski was the lone striker up top for the US team to start the game and found himself isolated many times in the first half as both teams struggled to create chances. The best chance of the half fell to Dax McCarty when he let loose with a rocket from 40 yards out that the Chilean goalkeeper had to tip out for a corner.

Estaban Paredes scored Chile's goal in the 53rd minute on a very nice volley after he was given way too much space in the box. The introduction of Agudelo and Bunbury changed the game as it gave the US dual options up top instead of one, and in the 75th minute the US finally capitalized. Agudelo made the most of minimal contact just instead the box, going down on the play. Bunbury stepped up and coolly buried the penalty into the corner giving the US a 1-1 draw in the game. You can see the actually call of the goal here. For another angle of the goal and Bunbury's dance at the end in remix form, check below, by the way, the dance is apparently called the "Dougie".

1 comment:

Reepicheep said...

Bunbury is the most promising forward the US has had in years...

Enjoy him this year in KC because he won't be here long.