What a tremendous victory for Jürgen Klinsmann and the entire American team with an astonishing performance that yielded a 5-1 victory in a classical friendly match against Scotland. The game at Everbank Field in Jacksonville left supporters and fans in awe of the dawn of an indomitable team.
The American team captained by Carlos Bocanegra wearing soccer jersey number 3 had 2 early goals in the 3rd and 11th minutes by Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley respectively and both goals came as a result of quality performance and team work. A mistake by Geoff Cameron saw the ball behind the American net leading to an own goal gave the Scots a glimpse of hope which persisted till the end of the 1st half only to be dashed as more goals were banged into the net by the American boys.
With 3 more goals in the 2nd half of the game, soccer jersey number 10-Landon Donovan had two more goals at the 60th and 65th minutes giving him a hat trick in this all important friendly game. Jermaine Jones wasn’t left out of the game as he gave a brilliance performance that lead to the Scots conceding yet another goal to tally it up to the final score.
What a game we got today and "I'm very pleased with how things went tonight," Jürgen Klinsmann said. "It was a wonderful start with the two early goals. I think we set the tone." The tempo was kept high almost all through the game and both teams gave out their best during the game.
The game had just a yellow card at the 29th minute awarded to Americas Carlos Bocanegra, making it a game with less number of cards to be awarded. The game had no red cards and the game was generally entertaining.
After the game, reaction was stirred amongst the fans tipping Scotland for showcasing a less brilliant performance and accusing the new tryouts in the team for not scoring goals which were scored by the veterans. At the end of the game, soccer jerseys were exchanged by players of both teams in one spirit of fair play.
Facing Brazil in the next friendly game will not be an easy task for the Yanks as the samba team is an experienced team with great dribbling and goal scoring ability and it will be the game that will test the wits of the American boys.