The USMNT seemed very “friendly” to the visiting Azerbaijan team scoring only 2 goals, and scoring them late in the game nonetheless. Why do they even call them “friendly” games? So official games are unfriendly? I guess being in the World Cup group G labeled the “group of death” can be one indication of a hostile environment. Well the US will need to step up its game if it wants to cheat death from the World Cup. This game started slow without much technical play from the USMNT. Maybe they had butterflies in their stomach or are truly inexperienced. Chris Wondolowski, however, was very energetic and ambitious on the field from the get go and had good shots to the goal in the opening minutes. Keep an eye on him in the tournament. And although Landon Donovan no longer dons the #10 jersey, it seems it helped Mix Diskerud put one past the keeper. USA!!!USA!!!USA!!!
The number 10 has a special meaning- depending who you ask. According to the Bible, virgins, come in tens. I’ll stop there. I know nothing of either.
I do know that in soccer, the number 10 is usually worn by the team’s play maker. Lionel Messi does it now for Argentina. And a few greats have done it in the past for both club and country.
There will be a different Number 10 representing the United States at the World Cup this year. That shirt belonged to one Landon Donovan. We have an idea of some Yanks worthy to don the dubious dime, but, unlike the virgins in biblical times, no one wants to wear it.
Just for shits and giggles, here’s what the World Cup will be missing from good ol’ Number 10 (music bed not top ten).Landon Donovan, Number 10, virgins, World Cup