We saw the wheels start to come off the wagon on Saturday against Egypt…but that was pretty much a JV line-up. However, yesterday’s game against Italy (who scraped into the Round of 16) showed where the weaknesses were…and that’s primarily in the backline. Lack of defensive shape is what killed the US Kids. Though I have to wonder what young Freddie is doing taking penalties.
Oh well, so much for the run. In all, it wasn’t a poor performance. Hopefully, they’ll grow from the experience.