L.A.'s Peter Vagenas: "marriages were suffering"
The U.S. scraped out a 1-0 win over Switzerland yesterday in Basel. It wasn't the prettiest of victories. The yanks showed little clue how to put together any kind of attacking pressure for most of the match. They were desperately lacking a play-making midfielder. Their passing in the first half was pathetic.
But the backline (Carlos Bocanegra in particular) was extremely good, Maurice Edu had an impressive debut at defensive mid, and the Americans harried the Swiss until they fell apart. Then the kiddies came on and put the game away. Freddy Adu looked sublime, sending Steve Cherundolo in on goal with a slick back heal on his first touch, then nearly scoring on a breakaway. Danny Szetela served in the game-winning cross in the 86th minute.
Both dailies have stories today on the Minnesota Thunder's new ownership group. The Pi Press digs deeper into the details.
L.A. midfielder Peter Vagenas had some fascinating comments heading into tonight's showdown with New York. The Galaxy need at least a tie to keep their playoff hopes alive.
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