Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Denmark 3:1 United States--Friendly

The U.S. Men's National Team conceded three goals in 8 minutes against the Danes in the last U.S. match of the year.

Jeff Cunningham put the U.S. up 1-0 going into halftime and in doing so, probably cemented a call up to the National Team camp in January. But the back line didn't do themselves any favors.

Today is the last day of qualifying for the World Cup. Algeria grabbed the last of the African slots winning over Egypt in a one game playoff taking place in the Sudan. Greece stole a spot with a 1-0 win over Ukraine in Kiev. Slovenia beat Russia on the away goal rule to advance to their first ever World Cup. Portugal also made it as well.

The last Eurpoepean match--between France and Ireland is now tied 1-1 on the aggregate over the two games with each time having an away goal. As of this time, there are about 15 minutes left in regular time. If the aggregate is still tied at the end of this match, they will play 30 minutes of extra time and then to penalty kicks if still tied.

The last open spot is between Costa Rica and Uruguay which will take place later tonight. The Uruguans are in the driver seat with a 1-0 lead playing at home.

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