And the first USMNT goal of the Jurgen Klinsmann era goes to...Robbie Rogers. Yes, that Robbie Rogers. The one who is pretty okay I guess but not really that great for the Columbus Crew, but still manages to get occasional United States call-ups anyway. Not to be a hater - he's certainly 100 times the footballer I am and a respectable professional - but I wouldn't have bet my boss's money on him scoring a goal in this match. The United States and Mexico are tied up at 1-1, and everyone's wondering how.
The goal was created by Brek Shea, who probably should have been starting on the left wing in the first place. It's incredible how much better the USA has gotten since Jose Torres and Landon Donovan were moved inside and Shea came in on the wing, and that move paid dividends instantly. Surging down the left, Shea put a fantastic ball across the box that somehow got to the back post, where Rogers was waiting. All he had to do was tap it in and he managed to not screw it up. Uh...USA? Yeah, let's go with that. USA! USA! USA!