U.S. versus El Salvador

U.S. performance not quite according to plan

September 6, 2009
By Luke Cyphers
(Archive)
SANDY, Utah -- The plan all week for the U.S. soccer team ahead of its World Cup qualifier was simple: Play an attacking lineup, grab an early lead, then wear out El Salvador by possessing the ball in the midfield.

One out of three ain't bad. In fact, it was good enough for a 2-1 victory and three points, keeping the U.S. on track for a berth at next year's World Cup in South Africa.

U.S. coach Bob Bradley started an offensive-minded lineup, with Jozy Altidore and Charlie Davies ...

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